Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Nov 26, 2012.
Will this make me cry?
Les Mis is running 74% approval currently on rottentomatoes. Among the criticisms are that there are too many close-ups of the actors and too many of the shots are the same. There's almost universal praise for Anne's 3 minutes one-take rendition of IDAD. Most likely an Oscar winning performance for her.
I just scored some tickets to the preview of Cirque du Soliel: Worlds Away on Saturday morning. I'm putting aside the fact that it's a James Cameron production ... and concentrating on the fact that it's Cirque.
Man of Steel full trailer!
Henry Cavill. And it looks like Zack Snyder's visual effects prowess has been used to great effect. And properly restrained.
Maybe. But NOTHING like Terms of Endearment!!!
The Critics Choice Awards announced their nominations:
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Life of Pi"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln
John Hawkes The Sessions
Hugh Jackman Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix The Master
Denzel Washington Flight
Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts The Impossible
Alan Arkin Argo
Javier Bardem Skyfall
Robert De Niro Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman The Master
Tommy Lee Jones Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey Magic Mike
Amy Adams The Master
Judi Dench Skyfall
Ann Dowd Compliance
Sally Field Lincoln
Anne Hathaway Les Misérables
Helen Hunt The Sessions
I wasn't really excited for this one, but the trailer looks awesome!
Okay, so last week, I didn't think ANY of the trailers for the smaller movies looked any good. This week...they ALL do! The first three are going on my To See list.
December 14 Any Day Now (Drama with Alan Cumming and Frances Fisher)
December 14 Let Fury Have The Hour (Documentary. From imdb.com: A documentary that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define our culture in the 1980s.)
December 10 The Loving Story (Documentary. From imdb.com: A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving.)
December 14 The Girl (Drama with Sienna Miller, Toby Jones and Imelda Staunton)
December 14 Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (Documentary. From imdb.com: When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.)
Glad to see Ang Lee and the Life of Pi getting some recognition.
I have now seen The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey, and I have two words for y'all: Thorin Oakenshield. Didn't expect to find myself wanting to throw myself at one of the dwarves, but there you go.
From what I read, this 'dwarf' is a 6ft 2 in. hulk in real life.
I like it that they have 6 spots in each acting category. The Oscars should do the same. Too many great performances just miss the cut.
I agree with most of these nominations, although I have not seen The master and Les Mis and a few others.
You should check out the BBC miniseries North and South based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel. He's excellent in that.
I love these categories in the Critics Choice awards. Can James Bond/Daniel Craig win this one? I think the female award will go to Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger games) even though Judi Dench was excellent in Skyfall.
ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Christian Bale The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig Skyfall
Robert Downey Jr. The Avengers
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Looper
Jake Gyllenhaal End of Watch
ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Emily Blunt Looper
Gina Carano Haywire
Judi Dench Skyfall
Anne Hathaway The Dark Knight Rises
Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games
So what awards that are not the Oscars carry the most weight with Oscar voters? I'm always curious about the Bafta's but then I'm not an Oscar voter (oh but I wish I was!)
The Actor Guiles Award probably carries the most weight outside of the Oscar in the U.S., since the winners are determined by their peers.
I think you mean the SAG awards (Screen Actors' Guild)........... they carry weight for the acting awards, obviously. They have the best ensemble award, instead of best picture. In the past the SAG awards had been very good predictors of the Oscars. Now a little less, but still pretty good.
I think the Golden Globes have been pretty good predictors of Oscars in the last 3-4 years. Prior to that, sometimes the GG award winners were a big surprise (e.g. Jim Carey). They don't carry as much weight as the SAG for the actors, I think, but they still are respected, as any award would be. They are also widely watched (on major networks in the USA) which is another advantage for the nominees and the winners.
IMHO the BAFTA does not carry a lot of weight with the Oscar voters because the BAFTAs are heavily tilted toward British actors and movies- just my impression.
Guild Awards (like actor's guilds, producer's guilds, director's guild, etc.) carry more weight than Critic circles or organizations.
Other award shows like the Golden Globes and BAFTAs tend to have a lot of correlation as well.
He's kinda scary lookin'!
I think you're right, but Haywire was a pretty good movie.
There was talk about Jim Carrey being nominated for an Academy Award before, most notably for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. And maybe for Man on the Moon and The Truman Show as well? I thought he was quite good in "I Love You Phillip Morris" as well.
By the way, I see at imdb.com that in 2014, we will be seeing Carrey in "Dumb and Dumber To".
Back off, he's mine!
I've been drooling over Richard Armitage since Cold Feet, but it was his his leather-trouser-wearing Guy of Gisbourne and his dark-and-brooding-is-he-or-isn't-he-a-double-agent in Spooks that put me over the top.
Can't say his look in The Hobbit is my favourite ... but I'm not complaining.
ummm I just watched some Les Miz teasers...Russel Crow is HORRIBLE. Like...REALLY BAD. I think he is going to ruin the movie. I don't understand why he is in the movie...
In most of the promo pics, yes. That's why I didn't really pay any attention to him until I saw the film. Here's a better photo.
I wonder if Hugh Jackman lobbied for him since they're pretty good friends. Wish Alan Rickman was in the role instead.
That's not a point of reference for me, I didn't care for TofE at all.
Sounds like you won't shed a tear for "The Girl In The Park" then.
A heart made out of stone??? That's harsh.
"Give my daughter the shot!!!!!!!!" *jumps up and down frantically while awaiting my overdue Oscar*.
"Lincoln" and "Les Miz" top Golden Globe nominations.
Surprise love for "Salmon Fishing in Yemen" and another supporting actress nod for Nicole Kidman in the other-wise critically drubbed "The Paperboy." (She scored a SAG nomination earlier this week.)
This is the most support for "Django Unchained" we've see as well. The review are love-it-or-hate-it apparently.
Oh. My. God. This scene just slays me....
And if you haven't reached for a hankie yet, how about Emma's goodbye scene?
Well...a heart of stone is better than heart-less, no?
Saw Salmon Fishing in the Yemen via Netflix recently; fastest cure for my insomnia I have ever had. Was stunned at how boring it was.
I just noticed that The Hobbit hasn't gotten any award notices. Are the critics lukewarm about it?