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Monday, February 28, 2011

Winners Of The 83rd Academy Awards.

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The Winners for " The 83rd Academy Awards " has been announced! ;)

Here is the list of the Winners & Nominees. 

Best Motion Picture - Drama:

The King's Speech


Nominees :
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Actor in a Leading Role:
Colin Firth - The King's Speech


Nominees:
Javier Bardem - Biutiful
Jeff Bridges - True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
James Franco - 127 Hours

Actor in a Supporting Role:

Christian Bale - The Fighter


Nominees:
John Hawkes - Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner - The Town
Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech

Actress in a Leading Role:
Natalie Portman - Black Swan

Nominees: 
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine

Actress in a Supporting Role:
Melissa Leo - The Fighter


Nominees:
Amy Adams - The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit
Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom

Animated Feature Film:
Toy Story 3


Nominees:
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist


Art Direction:
Alice in Wonderland



Nominees:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception
The King's Speech
True Grit

Cinematography

Inception - Wally Pfister


Nominees:
Black Swan - Matthew Libatique
The King's Speech - Danny Cohen
The Social Network - Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit - Roger Deakins

Costume Design:
Alice in Wonderland


Nominees:
I Am Love
The King's Speech
The Tempest
True Grit

Directing :

The King's Speech - Tom Hooper


Nominees:
Black Swan - Darren Aronofsky
The Fighter - David O. Russell
The Social Network - David Fincher
True Grit - Joel Cohen and Ethan Cohen

Documentary Feature:
Inside Job

Nominees:
Exit through the Gift Shop
Gasland
Restrepo
Waste Land

Documentary Short Subject:
Strangers No More

Nominees:
Killing in the Name
Poster Girl
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang

Film Editing:

The Social Network


Nominees:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
127 Hours


Foreign Language Film:
In a Better World (Denmark)

Nominees:
Biutiful (Mexico)
Dogtooth (Greece)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (Algeria)

Makeup:
The Wolfman

Nominees:
Barney's Version
The Way Back


Music (Original Score):

The Social Network


Nominees:
How to Train Your Dragon
Inception
The King's Speech
127 Hours


Music (Original Song):
"We Belong Together" - Toy Story 3


Nominees:
"Coming Home" - Country Strong
"I See The Light" - Tangled
"If I Rise" - 127 Hours


Short Film (Animated):
The Lost Thing

Nominees:
Day & Night
The Gruffalo
Let's Pollute
Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)

Short Film (Live Action):
God of Love

Nominees:
The Confession
The Crush
Na Wewe
Wish 143

Sound Editing:
Inception


Nominees:
Toy Story 3
Tron: Legacy
True Grit
Unstoppable

Sound Mixing:

Inception


Nominees:
The King's Speech
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit

Visual Effects:
Inception

Nominees:
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Hereafter
Iron Man 2

Writing (Adapted Screenplay):

The Social Network

Nominees:
127 Hours
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Writing (Original Screenplay):
The King's Speech


Nominees:
Another Year
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right

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Well, looks like Inception & The King's Speech got 4 Oscars! :D 
And The Social Network walked away with 3 Oscars.



But, I was hoping for Inception to win Best Original Score. 



And I was shock that 127 Hours & True Grit did not win any. :O 

Anyways, those are the results. :)








Monday, February 21, 2011

List of Movies in February 2011

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If you have noticed, my blog is quite dead in the past week. 
Well, there isn't much movie reviews so far.because many films are rated 18 in Malaysia.. :(


Since there isn't any movie reviews in the past week in my blog,
I'll update it with a few films in the month of February. :)

1) YOGI BEAR (U)
[Now Showing]


Synopsis :
Jellystone Park is celebrating its 100 anniversary, however it may be for the last time, because attendance is down and Mayor Brown wants to close the park and sell the land. If the park is closed, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will lose their home. They join forces with Ranger Smith to save Jellystone from closing forever. Yogi must really prove in this endeavor that he is "smarter than the average bear".


2) THE GREEN HORNET (PG-13) 
[Now Showing]



Synopsis :
Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, ritt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet".

3) BURLESQUE (18) 
[Now Showing]


Synopsis :
Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who follows her dreams all the way to Los Angeles. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theatre that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club's proprietor and headliner. Burlesque's outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day. Soon enough, Ali makes friends with a dancer named Georgia (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a jealous performer named Nikki (Kristen Bell) and wins the eye of bartender musician Jack (Cam Gigandet). With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host named Alexis (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores the lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal. 

4) SANCTUM (18) 
[Now Showing]


Synopsis :
The 3D epic underwater adventure Sanctum, from three-time Academy Award®-winning executive producer JAMES CAMERON (Avatar, Titanic), follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific's Esa'ala caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's key team-including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd) -is forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew-including Carl's girlfriend, Victoria (Alice Parkinson), and Crazy George (Dan Wyllie) -must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

5) THE KING'S SPEECH (18) 
[Now Showing]


Synopsis:
This is the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (Colin Firth) or more known as 'Bertie' reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.

6) TRUE GRIT (18) 
[Releasing in Malaysia on 24 Feb.]

Synopsis : 
An adaptation of the Charles Portis novel, 14-year-old girl Mattie Ross joins an ageing U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory. Sticking more closely to the source material than the 1969 feature adaptation starring Western icon John Wayne, the Coens' "True Grit" tells the story from the young girl's perspective, and re-teams the celebrated filmmaking duo with their "No Country for Old Men" screenwriting partner Scott Rudin. Josh Brolin co-stars. [ More info here ]


7) BLACK SWAN (18) 
[ Releasing in Malaysia on 24 Feb. ]



Synopsis :
Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.


8) I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13)
[ Releasing in Malaysia on 24 Feb. ]



Synopsis:
Three are dead. Who is Number Four? D.J. Caruso ("Eagle Eye," "Disturbia") helms an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary teen, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.


Well, there are lots of movies this month..and more to come in March.. :)

Unfortunately, 5 out of 8 films stated this month is rated 18. 
Anyways, here is the list of films..do check them out. ;D





Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:


Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.

Characters:

The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.


SO, there it is. Thanks! :)