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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] – Moonrise Kingdom

10 Jun

Title: Moonrise Kingdom
Year: 2012
Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keitel, Bob Balaban
MPAA Rating: PG-13, sexual content and smoking
Runtime: 94 min
IMDb Rating: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 83

I’m a huge, unapologetic Wes Anderson fanboy. You can say what you want about the director over relying on his stylized looks to sell his movies, or on being quirky and twee, but the truth of the matter is that, visually, there’s absolutely no one like him. And that’s not because people aren’t trying, because pretty much every film that’s been stamped with the adjective “twee” comes from the fact that some filmmaker tried to be Wes Anderson; if imitation was the sincerest form of flattery, then Mr. Anderson should definitely consider himself truly flattered.

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