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Hate to admit this but I’m actually happy with this year’s Oscar nominations, I’m gonna have to watch…

I haven’t been watching the Oscars for the past several years or more ’cause of politics of course… plus the Oscar shows keep getting worse and worse every year. I can’t help but admit that the nominations this year are quite impressive. Nominations going to the right people this time.

As for the “Best Picture” categories…. I’ve only seen “Black Panther”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Green Book”, “Roma” and “A Star Is Born”. I haven’t seen “Black Klansman”, “The Favourite”  and “Vice” yet. I’ve seen pretty much most of the “Best Picture” nominations; however, I only liked “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Green Book” and “A Star is Born”. I didn’t like “Roma” and “Black Panther” too much.

I’m gonna have to watch the Oscars this year ’cause I’m curious on what would win Best Picture. The Best Picture win will probably go to either “Green Book”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born”. If it goes to “Black Panther” and it wouldn’t surprise me that it would end up getting the win then that would piss me off so much.  Simply because “Black Panther” doesn’t deserve to get treated like it’s the best movie ever made ’cause it wasn’t all that great at all. Now that “Black Panther” is streamable on Netflix, maybe I’ll give it another viewing but I’m sure my opinion on that movie will stay the same.

I do hope Bradley Cooper or Viggo Mortesen will win for “Best Actor in a leading role” but that award will probably go to Remi Malek which I will be happy with that ’cause Remi was really good in “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

I really hope Lady Gaga will win for Best Actress for “A Star Is Born” ’cause she was really in that movie but I have a feeling that the lady who plays Roma will end up winning that one instead.

As for “Actor in a Supporting Role”, I’m happy that Sam Elliot got nominated for an Oscar for the first time in his career. That dude has been acting in film for decades and he never got Oscar nominated once until now. Him getting an Oscar nomination was long overdue. I don’t think he’ll win that award but it’s awesome he got nominated. His role in “A Star Is Born” was really good so the nomination was worthy. I predict Mahershala Ali from the “Green Book” movie will get the win for this one.

https://oscar.go.com/nominees

I’m gonna have to watch the Oscars this year. Yeah, I know the show will continue with its liberal political bullshit and their Donald Trump bashing, but I don’t care about that. I want to find out how many awards “Green Book”, “A Star Is Born” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” is gonna win this year ’cause I love those three movies. They were the best films of 2018 for sure.

The Oscars did surprisingly good with the nominations this year.

Kev

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“Ghostbusters 3” is still moving forward and Jason Reitman (Ivan’s son) is directing it… my thoughts…

So Sony just hired Jason Reitman to be the director of “Ghostbusters 3” which is still in the works. Jason Reitman was the director of movies such as “Juno” and “Up In the Air”. He’s also the son of Ivan Reitman who directed the first two “Ghostbusters”.

Dan Aykroyd has been desperately trying to get GIII made for a long time now ever since the second one. Dan’s original plan for Ghostbusters was the passing of a “torch” kind of movie, the original Ghostbusters passing the torch to young ones. Dan’s been trying to push GIII to get made ever since the 2nd but there has been some setbacks ever since. The biggest setback the film suffered was that Harold Ramis passed away and then Ivan Reitman stepped down from directing GIII ’cause of it. Then Paul Feig’s all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot happened which was a box office failure.

It seems that Sony is moving forward with GIII still… a third film from the first two original movies.

https://ew.com/trailers/2019/01/16/jason-reitman-ghostbusters-movie-teaser/

Will the surviving members of Ghostbusters reprise their roles for the third one? Ya know… will Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray return? We’ll have to wait and see. I think there’s a big chance those guys will be coming back.

A lot of people want to be quick to hate on this since Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” all-female thing was a flop but don’t be so quick to judge.

I think Jason Reitman could do Ghostbusters justice and give the fans exactly what they want. I’m sure Jason will be getting plenty of help from his father Ivan anyways even though Ivan won’t be directing. I think this one could be better than the all-female reboot.

I’m gonna give Jason’s take on “Ghostbusters” a chance. I think he could do a way better job than Paul Feig. I haven’t seen the all-female reboot and don’t think I’ll see that one at all. I just hope Jason makes the next movie more like the first one. Hopefully the original cast comes back: Ernie, Dan, Bill, Rick Moranis, Sigourney, etc. Jason said that this is a continuation of the original series so there is a great chance that everyone might be coming back. It would be nice if Louis Tully returned though ’cause that was a great character.

Kev

My Top 10 Best Movies of 2018…

Finally, here are my choices for top 10 Best Movies of 2018. Every year I would do a Top 15 but I think it’ll be a top 10 from now on.

Here is what makes the list… I’ll name 10 titles, explain why and will post the trailer for each film…

Enjoy!

10. Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado

(I really liked the first Sicario movie a lot and was actually excited when the second was gonna be in the works. Now the movie is here, I thought the 2nd one was way better than the first. It’s very rare when a sequel is better than the first one. The second Sicario “Day of the Soldado” was more darker and more violent than the first. Plus, the performances of Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin were pretty great. I was most impressed with Benicio Del Toro though as that guy is a badass in these movies. This is Del Toro’s best role and I’m already looking forward to Sicario 3.)

9. Hereditary

(Probably one of the best new horror films I’ve seen in a long time. It was actually pretty scary and it’s the way today’s film should be made. The story to this movie had some unpredictability and some interesting twists and turns. This movie will keep you glued to the screen for sure. It’s a short film but still very very good. I need to add this one to my BluRay collection at some point.)


8. Mission Impossible: Fallout

(I’ve been a huge M:I fan ever since the first one and I still enjoy every M:I film but M:I “Fallout” is definitely the best one so far. They keep getting better with the action scenes and  the writing keeps getting better too. I love the M:I series and I think they’re fun movies. Once again, I respect Tom Cruise for doing his own stunts in these movies and that’s one of the reasons why I keep watching ’em.)

7. Annihilation

(Probably one of the best sci-fi and horror films I’ve seen in a long time. Writing was interesting and different. Natalie Portman gave a great performance as well. This is an Alex Garland directed film so it’s no surprise that this would be a good one. That’s the same guy that directed “Ex Machina”. I gotta add this one to my BluRay collection at some point.)

6. A Star Is Born

(Some would call  me crazy for wanting to see this one but I actually went and saw this one in the theater and loved it. I’m not into romantic movies that much but this movie had an interesting script. Plus, you can’t help but love Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in this film as they both delivered great performances. The music was really good in it too.)

5. Avengers: Infinity War

(Definitely one of the best superhero films of the year. I was so impressed with this movie that it had to be in the top 5. The Avengers movies seems to be getting better every film. My only disappointment was that I wish that Loki could have been in it longer but other than that, this was an amazing film. Definitely one of those films  you can watch repeatedly. Can’t wait for Avengers 4!)

4. Bohemian Rhapsody

(I’ve been interested in this film ever since Queen and the film industry were talking about doing a biopic about Freddie Mercury. Now that the film is here, I was blown away. They did a great job with this film. I was interested in this film ’cause I’m a huge Queen fan. It was beautifully filmed, the direction was great and the whole cast did a great job at the acting. Definitely one of the best music biopics out there.)

3. Aquaman

(Another superhero film that I thought was the best ever of this year. Usually I hate movies full of CGI but this movie blew me away. It was actually a very impressive film. I wasn’t bored one bit throughout this movie. James Wan did a great job directing his first superhero film. This film had to be high on the list and I’m definitely getting the BluRay when it comes out.)

2. Creed II

(Yep, “Creed II” definitely had to be pretty high on the list. Definitely the best Rocky film since the first one for sure and this film was a much improvement than the first Creed movie. I’m usually not a fan of Michael B. Jordan as an actor but he was actually enjoyable this time. His acting is improving, I think. Sylvester Stallone kills it like he always does. It’s a wonderful movie. Can’t wait for the BluRay.)

1. Green Book

(“Green Book” would be my favorite movie of the year ’cause they don’t make serious movies like that anymore. I really was impressed with the movie. It was enjoyable and a heartfelt movie and powerful. Great performances by everyone in it and I think it’s gonna get some Oscar nominations. This movie made me a fan of Mahershala Ali and I think I want to start watching HBO’s “True Detective” pretty soon ’cause of him.)

Kev

Two more Mission Impossible movies will be coming… they will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie and both will star Tom Cruise…

I’m a huge fan of the “Mission Impossible” movies and I hope they keep making them until Tom Cruise decides he can no longer do them. I’ve been watching the M:I movies since the first one and love them all. I’ve seen “Mission Impossible: Fallout” on BluRay and so far I think “M:I Fallout” is the best one.

Of course, the ending of “M:I Fallout” left open for more films and two more M:I movies just got the green light. M:I 7 will be released in 2021 and M:I 8 will be released in 2022. Both films will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise will continue to play Ethan Hunt, of course. Chris McQuarrie directed “Rogue Nation” and “Fallout” and he’ll be directing two more.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/christopher-mcquarrie-talks-direct-new-mission-impossible-movies-1176012

This is good news to me ’cause I love these movies. I’ve always had immense respect for Tom Cruise ’cause I think that man is a great actor. I don’t have to hate the man ’cause of his scientology beliefs. It’s the entertainment that he gives us that matters. I know some people want to avoid his movies like the plague ’cause of his scientology and there are some that thinks the man is an asshole. I never thought he was an asshole. He seems like an alright dude to me.

I just think these Mission Impossible movies are entertaining as hell. I also respect the hell out of Mr. Cruise ’cause he did most of his own stunts throughout these movies. He did stunts through through these movies that could have killed him and I don’t see that stopping for the next two films. Seeing that Tom has the balls to do his own stunts at the age he is at now makes me respect him even more. That’s a part of why I continue to watch these films. I think they’re all great movies.

Kev

Top 10 Bands & artists that deserve their own biopic films…

I love music biopic films. Ya know, movies about famous artists and bands that are played by different actors. There have been many over the years with movies like “La Bamba”, “The Buddy Holly Story”, “Walk the Line”, “Ray”, “Get On Up”, “Straight Outta Compton”, “The Doors”, “Sid and Nancy”, etc.

Now with the release of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the upcoming “Rocketman” (biopic film of Elton John), I thought it would be fun to name some bands & artists that I think deserves their own biopic big screen films… enjoy the list:

  • Metallica: You know this one will be coming sooner or later. I think a biopic film about Metallica spanning the entire career of the band would be fun. This film could tell so many interesting stories everything from the Cliff Burton era, the Cliff Burton death, the Napster controversy, the Dave Mustaine feud, getting close to breaking up around the “St. Anger” days and so on and so forth. This would make an interesting movie for sure.
  • Michael Jackson: There have been a few TV movies about MJ I think but I think his story should get told on the big screen. You know this one will be coming at some point.
  • KISS: I think it’ll be interesting if Kiss gets a biopic film made about the forming of the original lineup and the film could lead up to their breakup. I also believe a Kiss biopic could make its way to the big screen sometime in the future for sure.
  • Billy Idol: I’m a huge Billy Idol fan and I think his story could be interesting. I’ve read a lot about his life and I think some of his stories would be good for a big screen movie.
  • The Allman Brothers Band: I think a film about the Allman Brothers would be really good. It could go from their formation all the way up to their final show at the Beacon Theater in NYC. Just think how much of a tearjerker of a film this would be with the passings of Duane, Butch and Gregg. There was actually a Gregg Allman biopic film that Hollywood was gonna put out called, “Midnight Rider” but the film got cancelled due to that freak accident that killed a young woman. They could still try and get an Allman Brothers movie going, though.
  • Joan Jett: There’s already a biopic movie about “The Runaways” and Joan Jett is in it played by a different actress but I think it’s time that Joan deserves her own biopic film. It be nice if we get a Joan Jett film chronicling her solo career. Believe it or not, I am a huge Joan Jett fan!
  • David Bowie: You know a Bowie biopic is gonna happen at some point in the future. Would be very cool. I think Bowie himself would have been honored if a biopic film happened.
  • The Clash: A film about the Clash would be awesome. The film could start at their formation and all the way to their breakup in 1986. It would make an interesting movie about the punk scene during those years.
  • Nirvana or a Kurt Cobain biopic: You know this one will be coming in the future too. Either a story about Kurt or the band Nirvana would be cool on the big screen.
  • Led Zeppelin: This would be freakin’ cool if this happened. A Led Zeppelin biopic film. It could start at its formation with the Yardbirds and then go up to the band’s breakup after John Bonham’s death, the movie could end right there. I think a Led Zep biopic movie would be a box office hit too.

 

There’s the list. Enjoy!

Kev

I’m happy that “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book” both won big at the Golden Globes… both are really good films!!!

While I despise award shows and don’t watch ’em anymore, I was actually happy with the winners this year at the Golden Globes. I’m glad “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book” got the most attention at the Globes last night. I saw both of these movies in the theater and LOVED both of them. Both were really good so all the awards these two movies won were well deserved.

Now on with the Oscars… will “Bohemian Rhapsody and “Green Book” get the most nominations? Probably. It’ll be interesting to see which film at the Oscars this year will win Best Picture. I haven’t watch the Oscars in the last several years… haven’t watched the Oscars in a long time but I’m actually thinking about watching this year. Why? I want to see which of these two movies will get the Best Picture win. It’s tough to predict which film will get the Best Picture win ’cause both of these movies are really good. Yeah, I loved the “Green Book” movie as I thought that film was fantastic.

You should see both of these films too when they come out on BluRay/DVD.

Kev

Sylvester Stallone shows on Instagram that he’s still working on his Edgar Allan Poe movie… when will we ever see it on the big screen?

In the past, Sylvester Stallone has expressed interest in writing and directing a biopic film about famous writer, Edgar Allan Poe. Sly used to talk about his “Poe” movie through interviews but he hasn’t been talking about it lately. So for those wondering on whether or not he’s still working on it can stop wondering ’cause he’s still working on it even to this day. Sly’s “Poe” script has gotten many re-writes as you can see and he spent many years researching the project.

So yeah, Sly hasn’t bailed on his “Poe”  movie and it’s still gonna happen but when? Hopefully pretty soon ’cause this is a project of Sly’s that I’m most interested in. Will Sly star as Edgar Allan Poe? No, probably not. I remember Sly saying in the past that he won’t play Poe due to his age. I believe a younger actor will probably end up playing Poe. Sly will probably just write and direct the film.

Hopefully the “Poe” movie will soon get the green light so it can start filming either in 2019 this year or next year in 2020. Did Sly post this video ’cause he’s teasing us that this film will finally move forward into production? Hopefully. We’ll have to wait and see.

I’m glad Sly is taking his slow time on the film, though. It’s good to take your time and not rush.

Kev