2013 Academy Award Nominees: Best PictureAmour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty
Still need to see Argo (this has become a running joke I have with myself, that I’ve been meaning to see this damn movie for like six months now). Have seen everything else except Amour, which… I don’t think I can do it, guys. I think I need to skip the requisite soul-crushing foreign film this year.
Need to see:
- Silver Linings Playbook
Portraits of my Thursday night
- [Watching trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard]
- Matt: John McClane is the American James Bond. Holy shit, how did I never make that connection before?!
- [10 seconds later]
- Bruce Willis: I’m the 007 of Plainview, New Jersey,
- [riotous laughter]
- Matt: I love it when the universe agrees with me so loudly!
The 100 greatest movie threats of all time. Warning: language.
For later use.
So much amazing in this video:
“Whatever you reachin’ for better be a sandwich ‘cause you gonna have to eat it!”
“LOCKSLEY! I’M GONNA CUT YOUR HEART OUT WITH A SPOON!”
“But if you toy with me, I’ll burn you so bad you’ll wish you’d died as a child.”
The movie is a noisy, useless piece of junk, reverse-engineered into something resembling popular art in accordance with the reigning imperatives of marketing and brand extension.
Day 04: Great performance in a film
However much I love Helena Bonham-Carter, Lesley Manville deserved the oscar for best supporting actress last year. She absolutely killed in this role, the most tragic character I’ve seen in a film in so long.
Stayed up too late watching this last night and I agree wholeheartedly - stunning, nuanced, and entirely heartbreaking.
I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world. For me, there is no difference between Ripley from “Alien” and any Katherine Heigl character. They are equally implausible. They’re all participating in a similar level of fakey razzle-dazzle, and I enjoy every second of it.
Oh man, you guys - this movie was SO GOOD.