Saturday, February 26, 2011

Colin's Oscar Predictions

So the Oscars are tomorrow night and although I dont really care much about them Im gonna write my predictions because everyone else is so here goes:

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"
Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"
James Franco in "127 Hours"

Who will win : Colin Firth
Who should win: For once I'm very impressed with the list of best actors and I think all the actors are worthy of it. Personal choice though is Jesse Eisenberg.

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in "The Fighter"
John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner in "The Town"
Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech"

Who will win: Christian Bale
Who should win: Christian Bale, although Geoffrey Rush was just as good.

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine"

Who will win: Natalie Portman
Who should win: Natalie Portman

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech"
Melissa Leo in "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit"
Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom"

Who will win: Hailee Steinfeld or Melissa Leo
Who should win: I was a little annoyed at seeing Hailee nominated for supporting when she was the main character of her movie but I still hope she wins.

Best Picture:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids are Alright
The Kings Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winters Bone

Who will win: Coin flip between The Social Network and The Kings Speech
Who definitely wont win: The fighter (bale wins), Inception ( will win all the effects categories and original screenplay), the kids are alright (terrible nomination), 127 hours, toy story 3 ( gets best animated) and winters bone.
Who should win: As posted in my previous top 5 list of movies of the year, my favorite of the year is Black Swan. However I would also be content with The social network or Toy story 3 winning as I also adored both of them.

Others predictions
Animated : Toy Story 3
Cinematography : Black Swan or True Grit
Directing : Tom Hooper for The Kings Speech
Score: The Social Network
Foreign : Biutiful
Adapted Screenplay : The Social Network or Winters Bone
Original Screenplay : Inception or Kings speech

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Next goal 1000!!

Me and Colin have obtained 100 followers, its been a lot of fun writing to you guys and I hope we can keep it up. And thanks everyone for coming to our blog and sharing, reading and commenting on our content, Thanks again.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Colin and Nick's Top 5 Movies of the Last Decade

So these are our favorite movies from 2000-2010, we were going to do in January but we are just so lazy.

                                        Nick's top 5

                                                 5. Gangs of New York
An awesome movie about the gang rivalries in New York in the 1860s. My 2nd favorite Scorsese movie (after Taxi Driver), Daniel Day-Lewis gives, I think, his best performance ever in this, completely overshadowing Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                      4. Inception
 My favorite film of 2010, this movie was extremely intense to watch in theaters, the effects were amazing throughout the movie but really its the whole concept of going in the dreams I found really interesting. The music was also pretty intense.

                                                      3. Gladiator
 Amazing action, acting, music, story and cinematography. What would you want, to be entertained?

                                                  2. American Psycho
 An amazing satire on the 80's ''Wall Street'' attitude, this movie is both hilarious and insane. Christian Bale gives the performance of a lifetime in an incredibly entertaining movie.

                                                     1. Donnie Darko
 My favorite movie of all time, nevermind just the last decade, this movie encompasses the life of a teenager living a bizarre and fragile life. Getting the occasional visit from a giant bunny, he delves deeper into madness while retaining a seemingly normal teenage life. Jake Gyllenhaal's best performance , this film is a must-see.

                                                 Colin's top 5

                                                  5. This is England
 An amazing and very underrated movie about the racist neo-nazi skinhead subculture of England. Stephen Graham (Snatch, Boardwalk Empire) gives one of the best performance of any movie I've ever seen. The music is also fantastic

                                                      4. City of God
 A stunning movie about the ghettos and life in the City of God, the most insane thing about this movie is that it's all based on a true story. Violence, drugs, love and good music, this film could be about rock and roll but its about The violence and corruption of Brazil.

                                             3. No Country for Old Men
 One of the Coen brothers' best movie, this film is intense from the start till the end. The cinematography is thrilling and beautiful throughout, the lack of soundtrack just adds to the intensity and reality of the movie. The three main actors all also give stunning performances.

                                               2. Let the Right One In
 An extremely beautiful and disturbing movie about the relationship between two outcasts of society, a young bullied boy and a vampire who has kept her body for a very long time. The acting, cinematography and music are all done to perfection in this must-see movie.

                                                       1. Oldboy
 A masterpiece beyond comparison, this movie kept me on the edge till the end. It's hard to choose a favorite among the Vengeance trilogy (sympathy for mr.vengeance and lady vengeance are the others) but this one has so many memorable scenes and moments that it's too hard not to put it at #1. The soundtrack is also one of the best I've ever heard.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Three Worst Movies of 2011 Before They Even Came Out

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Yes this one IS already out I know but this is going to have to be the worst movie of the century so its on the list sorry.I really don't think im going to have to explain why.

The Smurfs
Again do I really need to explain why.

Paranormal Activity 3
And lastly this piece of garbage, as if the first two weren't bad enough.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Korean movies you should be watching

 The second of the vengeance trilogy by Park Chan-Wook and definitely the most awesome, this is the best non-american movie made since the city of god. A story about a man who gets locked in a room for 15 years and when he gets out, seeks revenge.

The Chaser
An awesome movie about a pimp whose prostitutes start getting killed and he sets off to find who's responsible

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
The first of the Chan-Wook's Vengeance trilogy, the story is about a kidnapping that goes horribly wrong.

The Good, The Bad and The Weird
A very fun korean western, modeled after the good, the bad and the ugly. You will never get bored during this movie


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Top 5 Badasses of Television

                                                    5. Mr. Eko ( Lost )

 The toughest nigerian on a plane from australia full of americans, this man owned the island from the second he got there. While others ran from the monster he scared it away just by staring at it.

                                             4. Vern Schillinger ( Oz )

 Leader of the neonazis of Oswald Penitentiary, this guy is impossible not to adore with his dark humor and merciless attitude.

                                                 3. Ryan O'reily ( Oz )
 Without being a part of any of the gangs of the prison, he still managed to not only survive, but pretty much own the whole prison by himself. He's ordered more hits than Michael Corleone without ever being suspected. He's also irish.

                                                2. Omar Little ( The Wire )

 He robs drugdealers in his dressing gown while eating honey nut cheerios.

                                                1. Walter White ( Breaking Bad )

Though far from the toughest of the 5, what makes Walt so badass is that he started as a weak chemistry teacher with cancer and is slowly becoming the Scarface of New Mexico, all the while no one knowing his true identity.

Honorable mentions: Hank ( Breaking Bad ), John Locke ( Lost ), Al Swearangen   ( Deadwood ) , Jack Bauer ( 24 ), Chris and snoop (The Wire)