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My Oscar predictions for 2014…

Well, the Oscar nominations for this year are out and as expected, “Gravity”, and “American Hustle”, scored the most nominations. I have seen both movies in the theater and while both movies are fantastic, I think, “Gravity” will win big this year.

Of course, there are a lot of snubs and it’s interesting that George Clooney got the snub for “Gravity” as I thought he was the best part of the film. The Oscars snubbing Clooney? Wow. They hardly ever do that. That’s okay though. Clooney isn’t worried about it as he already is an Oscar winner for his film, “Syriana” and I’m sure he will get nominated for acting roles again in the future. He might have a chance to get nominated for “The Monuments Men”.

I’ve noticed that “Lone Survivor” did end up making a few nominations at this years Oscars after all but only the smaller categories… it only got nominated for best Sound mixing/editing. It got the snub for everything else.

I don’t agree with Ellen Degeneres hosting the Oscars again ’cause I can’t stand that annoying woman.

Anyhow, here are my predictions for this years Oscars:

BEST PICTURE: Gravity

BEST ACTOR: Chiwetel Ejiofor “12 Years A Slave” (I’ve never seen the film yet but looks real good)

BEST ACTRESS: Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Barkhad Abdi “Captain Phillips” (Haven’t seen “Captain Phillips” either but want to)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”

ANIMATED FEATURED FILM: “Frozen” (Another film I haven’t seen but want to)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Gravity

COSTUME DESIGN: American Hustle

DIRECTING: Alfonso Cuaron “Gravity”

FILM EDITING: Gravity

MUSIC ORIGINAL SCORE: Gravity

MUSIC ORIGINAL SONG: “Ordinary Love” by U2 (if they won at the Golden Globes, they’ll win at the Oscars too)

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Gravity

SOUND EDITING: Gravity

SOUND MIXING:  Gravity

VISUAL EFFECTS: Gravity

WRITING ADAPTED SCREEN PLAY: 12 Years A Slave

WRITING ORIGINAL SCREEN PLAY: Her

I hate award shows but I like the Oscars. I watch it every year.

Kev

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Film Review: Gravity…

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Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron

Today, I finally saw the movie, “Gravity”… the outer space movie and here is my review:

Plot/synopsis: Two astronauts, Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) who is an expert medical engineer on her first space mission and Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) who is a veteran on the way to retirement was on a mission but their shuttle was destroyed leaving Stone and Kowalsky the only survivors. They try their best to survive and return home to Earth safely but of course things get a lot worse.

I understand that Sandra Bullock isn’t everyone’s favorite actress. I was never a fan of hers myself but after seeing this movie, I am now absolutely in love with Sandra! A lot of people want to judge her by her past work in Hollywood. There are people negatively criticizing Sandra saying stuff that they refuse to see this movie ’cause they think her acting is bad. I mean, come on? After finally seeing this movie… Sandra really showed her acting talent. She proved that she “CAN” act. Without a shadow of a doubt, I think she has an Oscar coming for this role whether you like it or not. Before negatively judging her, you should actually see this film. You’d be surprised of Sandra. I thought she did an amazing job. Plus, she was sexy as hell in the film too!

As for the film itself… I honestly thought it was the best film released in 2013. It’s a true science fiction movie at it’s best. It’s a pretty realistic story… something that can happen in real life. I’m sure NASA has already dealt with similar situations like this in real life. I’m sure NASA had plenty of accidents and plenty of astronauts were killed. Remember, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster? If not, look it up. Everyone dreams of wondering what it’s like to be out in space but this film wants to give you a reality check that being out in space is not all that fun as you think. It wants to show you how dangerous space can be.

The film may have only two people throughout but the film was still amazing. The script was perfect. The visuals were phenomenal, and the score was excellent as well.

Clooney’s acting is great as always but Sandra steals the show here.

This was a beautiful movie and it blew me away. The film has a mix of emotions. It can be very scary and frightening at times — it can also get funny/comedic and very sad.

I would strongly suggest you check this movie out before it stops playing. See it in 3D. This is the best 3D movie, in my opinion.

Two thumbs up.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: “Wanted 2” sequel cancelled, due to Angelina Jolie pulling out…she does “Gravity” instead…

If you want a Hollywood shocker. Well, here’s one. Universal Studios had “Wanted 2” in the works ever since the first one came out in theaters. The film starred Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy. Angelina Jolie suddenly pulled out of “Wanted 2” to do the sci-fi thriller, “Gravity” with Warner Bros. instead. Due to Angelina pulling out of “Wanted 2”, Universal had no choice but to cancel the sequel altogether. My bet is that they feel that “Wanted 2” can’t be done without her.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/16469/angelina-jolie-ditches-wanted-2-for-gravity

Some would think Angelina would have something against the “Wanted 2” sequel, but I disagree. I’m sure she has nothing against the script or the studios or whatever. I’m sure she wanted to do “Gravity” instead ’cause it sounded like a bigger opportunity and a much bigger film. I can’t blame her. “Gravity” sounds like a sci fi action flick to me which Angelina would be good for. I don’t think she’s ever done a sci fi movie that’s taken place out in space before. I’m pretty sure she would still do “Wanted 2” if other opportunities never came up.

Kev