Saturday, November 26, 2011

The way I'm feeling right now

I'm so happy to be back in the blogging current now, this may seem cheesy, but I'm feeling so good to be back!!!

The Descendants review

Yesterday, I saw my 1st Oscar contender, besides The Help, this year. The Descendants is about a man named Matt King(George Clooney) whose wife Elizabeth King is now in a coma and has no hope for recovery. He is now in responsibility for his two daughters, Scotty (Amara Miller) and Alex (Shailene Woodley). He soon discovers that she was cheating on him, and he makes it his main goal to discover who he was.

First of all, George Clooney gives a great performance. Instead of just playing himself, he goes deeper then he's ever been, showing the real sides of this man. He deserves an Oscar nomination, and maybe even an win. As for Woodley, I found her overrated. She's great in the beginning, but she becomes increasingly annoying over time. Miller is fine, but there are some strange, unbelievable things with her character.For example, when she gives the finger to the man who was somewhat responsible for her mother's fate and the fact that her father had a councilor tell her that her mother would die. If I was in that situation, I'd feel so much worse that a stranger had told me instead of a family member. That just doesn't work. The standout supporting performance is Judy Greer who should be nominated hands-down. She's so great and heartbreaking as Elizabeth's lover's wife. Anyway, the script is fantastic: Despite some predictable moments, it tells such a wrenching, touching story with some humor along the way. But I would never call this a comedy. The film is so sad, I'm still a little down about the whole thing.

Another really effective aspect of the film is the Hawaiian setting. The scenery is so beautiful, and the music fits it perfectly. I really reccomend this movie, though it did hit close to home because my Grandfather was in a similar situation. I personally wouldn't want to see it again, but I think it has really good chances at the Oscars and it's definetely worthy.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Best Actress 1965

Since it's been so long since 1971 was started, I've decided to put it on hold and instead do 1965.

The nominees were:

Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music

Julie Christie in Darling

Samantha Eggar in The Collector

Elizabeth Hartman in A Patch Of Blue

Simone Signoret in A Ship Of Fools

So who are you rooting for? Who do you think will win?

P.S: I REALLY REALLY mean to finish this one and revive this blog. The only time there will be updates on Fridays or weekends, and it'll take longer then I used to, but the computer has gotten very boring to me and I want to branch out in my interests again. Plus, it's Oscar season! YAY!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Open Thread:

Hello everyone!!!! Again, ugh, long time no see. I've been literally off the blogging circuit for quite a while now. Anyway, to get the momentum rolling again, I present an Open Thread, that will kick off the new Oscar Season.

Obviously, the topic is, who do you think will win? Are you rooting for anyone right now? Any particular films out now that you think are interesting?