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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] – Lincoln

18 Nov

Title: Lincoln
Year: 2012
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Tony Kushner, based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, Walton Goggins, Jared Harris, David Oyelowo, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson
MPAA Rating: PG-13, an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language
Runtime: 149 min
IMDb Rating: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 87

No disrespect to Timur Bekmambetov and the utterly mediocre Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but we all know that the real 2012 film about honest Abe was the one directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the beloved President and featuring no vampires. This was a movie that Mr. Spielberg had been wanting to make for over a decade (at first he had Liam Neeson pegged for the role) and that he took his time assembling the team to make it happen, getting Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kusher (who had co-written Munich for him) to adapt Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin‘s massive book about Lincoln and then assembling a truly stunning ensemble to bring the story of the final four months of such an iconic life to the screen.

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[Trailer] – Lincoln

13 Sep

Finally, here it is, feast your eyes upon it, the first full trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln has just been released, and you can watch it below.

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[Review] – The Amazing Spider-Man

18 Jul

Title: The Amazing Spider-Man
Year: 2012
Director: Marc Webb
Writers: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves, based on a story by Mr. Vanderbilt, based on the comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Chris Zylka
MPAA Rating: PG-13, sequences of action and violence
Runtime: 136 min
IMDb Rating: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 66

I love Spider-Man. That’s first and foremost. I’m a big comic book fan and, bar none, my favorite comic book character is Spider-Man. There is just something about Peter Parker as a character, his emotions, his backstory, his way of life, that you can so easily connect to. He’s not a guy from another planet, he’s not the wealthy playboy with good looks, he didn’t find and alien ring; he’s a skinny white boy like so many of us, the nerd with the big glasses, a total outcast.

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[Trailer] – The Amazing Spider-Man

3 May

The Avengers has already been released and so far it’s my only A+ of 2012, and The Dark Knight Rises has the biggest hype of any movie of the year and will likely be a truly epic conclusion to that trilogy. But there’s another superhero movie coming out this year: Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, and that one has a new trailer out which you can check out after the cut.

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