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January 6, 2013 at 9:17 am #64851
Another excellent directorial effort from Affleck. Seriously, I don’t think he’s capable of making a bad film. I thought this was great from start to finish. Great script, performances, and just a great story. I loved Arkin, can’t wait to see him nominated for supporting actor. I really hope Affleck can make it into the directing category, and Terio make it into the screenplay category. One of my favorite films of 2012.January 3, 2013 at 6:37 am #78360
I was able to catch this film from the comfort of my own home on a screener a few weeks ago. I didn’t have to pay for it in a theater. Cause if I did, I wouldn’t have been very happy.
Now, I’ve never seen any stage versions of Les Mis, but I was sort of familiar with the story and some of the songs. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t what I got. Jackman is a very good actor, and we all know how good a Broadway performer he is, but his voice was so strained throughout the whole film. Seriously, I couldn’t even understand the first few bars of Bring Him Home. Plus, there was so much overacting from him (and everyone else) in the film. It felt like a chore to watch for most of it. Hathaway was alright, and her big I Dreamed a Dream moment was solid, but how sad if she wins the Oscar for this. Someone please stop telling Amanda Seyfried she can sing. She sould like a bleating goat. Crowe was a joke. They couldn’t find ANYONE better to play Javert? Really? Barks was good, I’m interested to see her in more things. Tveit has great screen presence. I know he’s a Broadway man, but I hope to see him lots more on the screen.
This brings me to Eddie Redmayne. Every single actor on this set should have taken lessons from him. He’s the only actor that showed the right amount of emotion at the right times. He didn’t overdo it, like everyone else. He has a gorgeous voice, and Empty Chairs at Empty Tables was the only moment where I actually got teared up. He’s phenomenal, and I’m baffled how he wasn’t nominated for a Globe or SAG award. I would be so excited to see him nominated for an Oscar, but I don’t really see how that can happen. Whatever happens, I can’t wait to see what he does next.January 3, 2013 at 6:26 am #61411
For me, this is Tarantino’s best work yet. Excellent performances across the board. DiCaprio, Waltz, and Jackson all deserve Oscar nominations, but I think only two out of the three will actually be nominated (DiCaprio and Waltz). Yes, Waltz in supporting is the biggest category fraud ever, but I’d rather see him get a nomination there than have him with no nomination cause lead actor is packed this year. DiCaprio deserves a nomination for being so deliciously evil. You never see him act in roles like this. I wouldn’t even be surprised if he won. Jackson is great here too, maybe his best performance ever, but he’s gone unrecognized so far, and I don’t think that’ll change.November 11, 2012 at 9:05 am #255489
Let me start by saying I don’t like Anne Hathaway very much. I think she thinks she’s the greast actress ever, when in fact, she is not. She gets praised for her singing voice, which sounds like a car trying to start. Basically, I think she sucks.
However, even I can admit she was great last night. The Homeland spoof was outstanding, and she really nailed her Carrie Mathison impression. Also, I’m glad they remembered her Katie Holmes impression. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Hathaway ended up with an Emmy nomination for this. It’s the one award she may actually deserve.October 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm #64628
Hotel Transylvania: B+
A very sweet, cute, predictable animated film. Nice voice work by all involved, but I can’t help but notice how much nepotism was involved. Was it really necessary to animate the vampire wife to look exactly like Sandler’s wife? And to use Sandler’s daughter as various characters throughout the film? And to have all of his friends voice the main characters (Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi)? I liked the film quite a bit, so I really shouldn’t be complaining. I think the film stands a good chance at an animation nod at the Oscars (if the field is opened to more than three nominees. If the three nominees rule sticks, this film doesn’t have a chance at a nod).October 13, 2012 at 9:14 am #64607
The Artist: A
Well, it took me a while, but I finally got around to seeing this. I wasn’t expecting to like this film at all, but I was VERY wrong. I loved it! I thought everything about the film was fantastic: acting, writing, directing, score, set decoration. I thought it was very deserving of all of its Oscars. I don’t remember what the majority around here thought about this film, but I hope I’m not alone in my love for this film.October 8, 2012 at 6:27 am #261260
Having Deb know everything about Dexter has really turned this show around. Hall and Carpenter are once again giving stellar performances. I really hope this is what it takes for Carpenter to finally gets some awards attention.
I do have a logistical question, though: if Dexter is living with Deb, what is going on with Harrison? I mean, they’re making it seem like Dexter and Deb will be living together indefinitely. Why can’t Harrison come along? Does Jamie have no life outside of being Harrison’s babysitter? I hope the writers address this next episode.October 8, 2012 at 6:23 am #254546
I’ll echo everyone else here and also give the ending a WOW. I definitely thought Brody’s confession would come into play much farther along in the season. I hope this doesn’t mean that Saul is the mole. It would make sense if he was the mole to find the confession, cause he wouldn’t do anything about it. At this rate, the show’s going to be hard to beat the Emmys next year.October 6, 2012 at 9:22 am #64574
Pitch Perfect: A-
A really fun, funny, smart comedy. Normally, I’m not a big Anna Kendrick fan, but I thought she did really well here. I didn’t realize she had such a great singing vioce. All the musical performances were great. I thought the ensemble was fantastic as well. Loved John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks as the commentators. Of course, the real star of this film is Rebel Wilson. I’m really surprised her CBS pilot didn’t go this season. I assume ABC will pick it up to series once Wilson is done rewriting it.
Anyway, the story was a tad predictable, and there was some uneccessary gross-out humor, but otherwise, a fantastic film.October 1, 2012 at 6:27 am #254495
It looks like Claire Danes is going to become the Bryan Cranston of the drama female category; many consecutive Emmys are headed her way. She was excellent here, as was Damian Lewis. In particular, I liked the scene where Brody is deciding whether to let Dana take the fall for the muslim comment, or to tell Jessica the truth. I thought Lewis played that scene perfectly. Between this and Dexter, Sunday nights on Showtime are the place to be.October 1, 2012 at 6:22 am #261246
The premiere was better than seasons 5 and 6 combined, and that last scene. . . just, wow. I’ve always thought Jennifer Carpenter deserved awards attention, and from the looks of it, she just might get it for this season. I still don’t understand the point of Louis still being there, but I’ll go ahead and trust that the writers have a pay off on that storyline. Overall, a fantastic start to what looks like a very exciting season.September 30, 2012 at 9:32 am #260400
And The Office goes right back to being subpar. I’m glad they’re throwing some drama into the Jim/Pam relationship, but everything else is just not good.
My main complaint (at the moment) is Andy. They’ve completely destroyed his character. He used to be a nice mix of Michael and himself. Now, he’s just full on Michael, and I’m annoyed. It’s probably because the writers want us to believe that an Erin/Pete relationship might work, but I hate that they’ve ruined Andy for it.September 30, 2012 at 9:29 am #64561
The Guard: B+
A funny, original, very sweet little film. I’m glad Brendan Gleeson got a Golden Globe nomination for this. He’s great in it. Same goes for Don Cheadle. A great rental for a Saturday night.September 28, 2012 at 6:22 am #259271
How this show continues to be this good without being rewarded with ANY Emmys is beyond me. Amy should have an Emmy for seasons 3 and 4 by now. I’m just still bitter about her losing again last weekend. Moving on…
Another great episode. Loved each and every storyline. I would have liked to see Ron a little more, but they used him to good effect. Glad they’re continuing with the Andy being a policeman storyline. Loved him stripping on the track. Also, loved Ben trying to “bro out” with the interns. Really, I don’t think there’s anything I DON’T love about the show.