Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review: The World's End (2013)

The World's End is so much fun!

Directed by Edgar Wright
Produced by Nira Park, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner
Written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, David Bradley and Bill Nighy

Monday, August 26, 2013

Blind Spot: The Great Dictator (1940)

Directed by Charles Chaplin
Produced by Charles Chaplin
Written by Charles Chaplin
Starring Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie and Reginald Gardiner

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Two Year Anniversary!

As of today, I've been posting on this blog for two years. Since last year, I've gained a few more followers, and I just wanted to thank any and every person who has stopped by this blog. Thanks so much, readers, for the comments, the links, the tweets, and the support.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

7 Iconic Roles from 70 Year Old Robert De Niro (Guest Post by Spencer Blohm)

Blogger's Note: There was a mix-up on my end, but here's a belated celebratory post of Robert De Niro's 70th birthday, which was August 17.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Every Oscar-Winning Movie Ever Trailer

I'm going to try to get a couple of reviews or something up in the next few days, but until then, here's a classic Oscar parody video to whet your appetite for the upcoming awards season.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Oscar Talk Season 5 Begins!

I haven't plugged this podcast before, but if you're looking for information on how the awards season is shaping up, you should check this out. It features a discussion between Kris Tapley of Hitfix's In Contention and Anne Thompson of Indiewire's Thompson on Hollywood, and it covers the ins and outs of the award season, from now until the wrap-up after the Oscars next year.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Consider: Elysium for Best Original Score

Neill Blomkamp's second feature film has elements of a great one, such as an engrossing story, a good cast, and first-rate production values. Arguably, it's biggest flaw is its thin running time of 109 minutes.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top 100 Performances of All Time

I've reached 400 posts! In honor of that milestone, here's a mildly ambitious list, which would probably look a lot different if I did it again. I tried to balance my picks between male and female performances, and I ended up with 55 male ones and 45 female ones. Also, I did nominate some actors for multiple performances, but I limited it to 3 performances per actor.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Oscar Oddity #14: One-Time Acting Lineups

Cathy Moriarty: Never nominated again.

The Academy loves to nominate a certain group of actors many times. It's always been that way, and it will likely never change. However, five acting lineups have actually featured first-time nominees and (to date) no return nominees. In other words, all of the actors in these five lineups have never been nominated again (so far). Check out the lineups below.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

10 People Who Should Host the Oscars

After sitting out for a few years, Ellen DeGeneres is returning as next year's Oscar host. She's a good choice, but I couldn't help thinking about who else I'd like to see on that stage. Note: I've included two duos, so it's technically twelve people. Also, these are in no particular order.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Films I Saw in July

Monsieur Verdoux

So, a funny thing happened. I checked letterboxd and realized I watched A LOT of movies last month. It's a new personal best, bringing my year total to 403 films seen.