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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – Cloud Atlas

4 Nov

Title: Cloud Atlas
Year: 2012
Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski
Writers: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, based on the novel by David Mitchell
Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Bae Doona, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant
MPAA Rating: R, violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use
Runtime: 172 min
IMDb Rating: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Metacritic: 55

Oh, Cloud Atlas. So much has been said about this film, that I don’t know where to start. I also don’t know where to start because this film has so much going on. I mean, it’s an independent movie with a budget of more than $100 million. You could start there, with how independent sources backed up this project and how Andy and Lana Wachowski put up mortgages on their houses to get money for funding. You could also start by saying that it adapts a brilliant novel that pretty much anyone who had read it deemed totally “unadaptable” because of how it had six super different interwoven story lines. You could also start by noting that it has some top notch Hollywood talent taking on multiple roles, playing different races and sexes. You could start by saying it’s one of the most ambitious films ever made.

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