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Golden Globe Awards 2015 Nominees and Winners (Update)

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It’s that time of year again. Award season. The one time of year we get to celebrate films by awarding them with self glorifying statues. To me this is my Super Bowl. I like to be able to predict the winner and see how many I can get right. Lately it has been easier than usual. The award shows stick with the safe bets instead of awarding what is truly great. For the most part they are all good movies but sometimes the less inspired choice wins.

I’m going to keep things short. I will list the nominees, who I think will win, and the eventual winners. Easier said then done. My predictions will be bolded BLACK while the winners will be bolded RED

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Boyhood – Directed by Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher – Directed by Bennett Miller
The Imitation Game – Directed by Morten Tyldum
Selma – Directed by Ava DuVernay
The Theory of Everything – Directed by James Marsh

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Birdman – Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Directed by Wes Anderson
Into the Woods – Directed by Rob Marshall
Pride – Directed by Matthew Warts
St. Vincent – Directed by Theodore Melfi

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama

Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical

Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred Foot Journey
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis – Annie

Best Director

Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel
David FincherGone Girl
Ava DuVernaySelma
Alejandro Gonzalez InarrituBirdman
Richard LinklaterBoyhood

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. SimmonsWhiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best Screenplay

Wes AndersonThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian FlynnGone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez InarrituBirdman
Richard LinklaterBoyhood
Graham MooreThe Imitation Game

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Best Foreign Film

Force Majeure (Turist), Sweden
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett, Israel
Ida, Poland/Denmark
Leviathan, Russia
Tangerines (Mandariinid), Estonia

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Big EyesBig Eyes (Lana Del Ray)
Glory – Selma (John Legend, Common)
Mercy Is – Noah (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)
Opportunity – Annie (Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck)
Yellow Flicker Beat – Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1 (Lorde)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Best TV Drama

The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

Best Actor – TV Drama

Clive Owen – The Knick
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
James Spader – The Blacklist
Dominic West – The Affair

Best Actress – TV Drama

Claire Danes – Homeland
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson – The Affair
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

Fargo
The Missing
True Detective
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge

Best Actor – TV Miniseries or Movie

Martin Freeman – Fargo
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Best Actress – TV Miniseries or Movie

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor – The Missing
Alison Tolman – Fargo

Best TV Comedy

Girls
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent

Best Actor – TV Comedy

Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Ricky Gervais – Derek
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
Louis C.K. – Louie
William H. Macy – Shameless

Best Actress – TV Comedy

Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black

Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or TV movie

Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Colin Hanks – Fargo
Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or TV movie

Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Allison Janney – Mom
Michelle Monaghan – True Detective

 

Rebranding Edge of Tomorrow to Live. Die. Repeat.

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Edge of Tomorrow was received with unanimous praise yet not so encouraging box office numbers. Some believed it to be the title and others believed it to be the marketing in general. It looks like Warner Brothers is fully embracing the name change, which they also started during it’s theatrical run but not soon enough, by completely changing it on the Blu Ray release.

On the cover the words “Live. Die. Repeat” are shown taking up the entirety of the cover while at the bottom it reads “Cruise/Blunt/EdgeofTomorrow”. iTunes seems to be embracing it just as much by releasing it as Live. Die. Repeat./Edge of Tomorrow.

To me it seems completely weird to all of the sudden change the name to something completely different. It didn’t have the best of titles originally but instead of naming it that they should have called Live. Die. Repeat. the entire time because it works well with the movie and describing whats going on without giving anything away. I liked this movie better than other movies this summer, simply for it originality and not some boring sequel that doesn’t impress. The new title is interesting but the time and place that it changed is much more interesting than the announcement of the Blu Ray.

Into the Woods Trailer

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The idea of Into the Woods is an interesting one. It brings together many fairy tales under one roof and use the musical format to tell the tale. Based on the Tony Award winning play Into the Woods brings together a big cast to play many of the characters that Disney has brought to life. After Chicago, Rob Marshall movie career hasn’t really gone anywhere special. To me it seems that Chicago may have been a fluck with the filmmaker. To me he may be able to reclaim his former glory but it seems he may have another Nine on his hands.

Set in an alternate world of various Grimm fairy tales, the film intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood“, “Jack and the Beanstalk“, “Rapunzel“, and “Cinderella“, as well as several others. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed childless by a Witch, they must embark into the woods to find the objects required to break the spell and begin a family. The film is tied together to the original story of the baker and his wife, their interaction with the Witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey. What begins as a lively irreverent fantasy musical eventually becomes a meaningful tale about responsibility, the problems that come from wishes, and the legacy that we leave our children.

Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, and James Corden. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

Looper, an elegant take on time travel

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Directed by: Rian Johnson

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels

I will have to admit there might have been a chance that this movie could have been really bad, the whole time travel plot points could have gotten to confusing and really have brought the whole movie down. Instead the movie turned out to be way better than expected and instead of diving to deep into the time travel aspects, they just kinda say that explaining it would take to long. I had a lot going on this film and had it placed on my most anticipated films of the year. Being the third film by Rian Johnson it has to be his best, though Brick really is a pretty good neo-noir film, the film presents a nice atmosphere in both Joe’s social life and the job that he lives with. Once Bruce Willis shows up it all turns south and the really story took shape and what Emily Blunts role finally becomes more clear. The similarities between Brick and Looper is the editing, many of the close-up and other establishing shots resemble his first film. The action may not be the most extrodinary but it does make for a more fun film and really is much cleaner and more focused than any Transformers or recent action films.

A hired gun from the future discovers that his greatest adversary is himself in this twisting sci-fi mindbender starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom). In the year 2047 time travel has yet to be invented. Thirty years later, however, it has. Though immediately outlawed, time-travel technology is quickly appropriated by the mob, and used to cleanly dispose of anyone deemed a threat. The process is simple: When the mob wants someone to disappear, they simply send them back to the year 2047, where an assassin known as a “looper” quickly carries out the hit, and disposes of the body. Joe Simmons (Gordon-Levitt) is one of the most respected loopers around. Each kill earns him a big payday, and he’s got big plans to retire to France. Then, one day, as Joe patiently awaits the appearance of his next target near the edge of a remote corn field, he’s shocked to come face-to-face with his future self (Bruce Willis). When the younger Joe hesitates, the older Joe makes a daring escape. Now, in order to avoid the wrath of his underworld boss (Jeff Daniels), young Joe must “close the loop” and kill his older counterpart. Meanwhile, the revelation that a powerful crime boss in the future has set the underworld ablaze pits the two Joes on a violent collision course, with the fate of a devoted mother (Emily Blunt) and her young son hanging in the balance.

The most stand out point in the film is performances by both Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. They may not look a like, before make-up but afterwards it does resemble Bruce Willis more than before, but really makes them close together is their mannerisms. Joseph Gordon-Levitt managed to pull off all of Willis’s mannerisms perfectly and it made the movie more real and the performances more in tune. What I took away from the movie is that you can’t change the past and that you must live for the future and the ending really shows this off in a brilliant way, I can’t explain it but I totally didn’t see it coming which is always a good thing since it catches you off guard. With Emily Blunts role it shows a more human side to Joe and really gives him more dimensions than he had before.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a good time, I wouldn’t try to look to far into the plot holes. It is a tense and gritty thriller and manages to bring new light to the sci-fi genre.

10 out of 10

Looper Theatrical Trailer

What can I say about this trailer other than, Holy Shit. It looks to be at least one of the most unique films of the year with a plot that can really grab anyone’s attention. I think what this has going of it is the concept of the film. In a futuristic gangland, a killer (Gordon-Levitt) works for a mob in the year 2042 and kills people who are sent from the year 2072. He recognizes one victim (Willis) as himself and hesitates, resulting in the escape of his older self. Most recently Hollywood has been suffering from lack of originality, so far two movie trailer I’ve posted (Ted and now Looper) are completely original ideas that are relatively clever for this years slates of releases, which include countless remakes and sequels that not everyone wants to see. I am right now adding this movie to #6 on my most anticipated movies of this year, I will post one later this week if I can get to it.

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My thought on this movie have yet to change since I first saw the original trailer. The only problem is all the unanswerable question that the movie is going to pose when all said is done, such as paradoxes and the fact that what happens to Joseph Gordon-Levitt if he does end up killing his future self. I am still fully invested in this film and would like to see how it ends up turning out when it is released in theaters.

In a futuristic gangland, a 25 year-old killer named Joseph Simmons (Gordon-Levitt) works for a Mafia company in Kansas City in the year 2042 as a “Looper”, where he kills and disposes of people who are sent by their employers known as “Gat Men” from their corporate headquarters in Shanghai from the year 2072. Loopers, like himself, are used as foot soldiers and are well paid on the terms that all hostages must never escape, including Loopers themselves. Gat Men are New York Accent-sounding men who are hired by a Southern Accented Godfather, who is portrayed by Jeff Daniels, who are being used as sentries, and each Gat Man has been given complete authority and responsibility in controlling their own group of Loopers. When one target arrives however he recognizes the 55 year-old victim (Willis) as himself and hesitates, allowing his older self to escape. The resulting failure of his job causes the Gat Men to come after him, forcing him to fight for his life as he hunts his older self

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