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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] – The Impossible

4 Jan

The Impossible

Title: The Impossible
Year: 2012
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Writer: Sergio G. Sánchez, based on a story by María Belón
Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland
MPAA Rating: PG-13, intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity
Runtime: 114 min
IMDb Rating: 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 73

The Indian Ocean tsunami from December 2004 is one of the deadliest natural disasters the world has experienced, caused by the third largest earthquake ever recorded. The numbers speak for themselves: over 230’000 people dead in 14 countries, waves that were up to 30 meters high, an earthquake that lasted for nearly 10 minutes and that triggered other seismic movements as far away as Alaska, $14 billion donated in humanitarian aid. We know those facts, but what’s most amazing about that event are the human stories at the center of it, and in The Impossible, Juan Antonio Bayona‘s new film, one of the most inspiring ones is front and center.

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