Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Lore -review

Lore named after the titular character is  about the journey of Lore(Saskia Rosendahl)13 year old  German girl along with her siblings Liesel(Nele Trebs ),the twins Gunther and Jurgen( André Frid  &Mika Seidel) and and a crying baby travelling across Germany  towards their grandmother's house during the last days of the war . Lore being brought up in a comfortable life and Nazis propaganda must now take the role of the parent as her Nazi parents are in prison, learning   the truth of her parents and  Germany  itself while travelling across the country.To make things  worse Lore is experiencing this sexual awakening towards a person she is taught to loathe since a child.

This film might be seen as a Nazi sympathising film as it focuses on the the plights endured by these Nazi children but that's not the intention of this film.One of the message of this film is that everyone is somehow affected by the war  no matter what side they belong to.There is no real winner when it comes to war.Lore and her siblings starts their journey as these  children with their own innocent ideology about the war but only to find the truth about their heritage and the German's role in the great Holocaust.

The character Lore itself represents the mentality of Germans at that time.Tainted with Nazi propaganda ,she  loathes the Jews for no solid reason  and regard her heritage as something special.However, as  Germany itself is in a transition ,her views will change as she find herself  needing the help of the people she considers dirt  as well learning  her parents direct involvement in the holocaust.Not to forget her attraction towards the mysterious Tomas(Kai Malina).While she is having all those emotions in her,she is also trying  her best  to keep all these secrets from her siblings and eventually making the burden more heavier.

The screenplay is slow but effective.All the different  the ideology about the war is beautifully depicted.We get to see people who are in denial,people who seems to think the Holocaust is created by the American and etc.The cinematography is one of the major plus.There are some really simple scenes showcasing the emotions of the characters simple actions throughout the film.My favourite would be the final scene where
Liesel asks Lore to play with her but  Lore breaks down into  tears saying  she cant do that anymore and  the revelation  about Tomas identity..Another strong scene would be when Lore initiates sex with Kai with a notion a Jew would be greedy and a opportunist(stereotypes) but only to  being refused by him.

Every scene looks immaculate and  the colour washed scenes  is a delight.(I will attach the trailer which in my opinion  was one of the best trailers of 2012) As for the performance everyone  does a splendid job from the titular  Saskia Rosendahl to the unnamed  baby.Saskia Rosendahl is definitely one  talented actress.She performs her role with maturity and with ample  naivety.Another surprising performance would be the sister Liesel played by the ferocious Nele Trebs .Her character, just like Lore  has to grow up and take up grown up responsibility.However unlike Lore  she is not tainted with the Nazi propaganda and has these childlike will of  wanting to live.Nele Trebs performance kinda reminded me of Maisie Williams in the Game of Thrones and she has some strong confrontational scenes with Saskia Rosendahl.Kai Malina as the mysterious Tomas is another surprise.His character has a lot of potential but sadly is really under developed .I  dont see why making Tomas identity ambigious hasvalid purpose and totally uncalled for.

Overall,Lore is one of those different WW1 films focusing on the human emotions guilt and losing of innocence.I definitely recomend this film for those who want to watch a WW1 movie from the Germans perspective.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Game of Thrones Season 3 -extended trailer

So HBO had released the extended trailer of the upcoming season of Game Of Thrones.Everything looks superb in the trailer especially the scenes of Brienne of Tarth fighting the bear as well some  sightings of the new characters.I also loved that Sansa Stark was featured only for few seconds as most of her storyline this season is full of surprises and OMG's.Check out the trailer!!!!

PS:Do check out  my  post on what to expect in Game of Thrones Season 3 (Non-Spoiler)

Monday, 25 February 2013

85th Academy Awards-winners(full list)


Best Picture: ‘Argo’

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (‘Lincoln’)

-When Daniel Day Lewis is in the same category,you just don't win.He is probably the best actor of our generation.Congrats to him.

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (‘Silver Linings Playbook’)

-I guess Jessica Chastain will be the next Kate Winslet,who continues to give the best in all her movies but only get ignored by the AMPAS.

Best Director: Ang Lee (‘Life of Pi’)

-Despite being a Taiwanese,he manages to capture the Indian essence in the movie and made a film that is faithful to the book.Thats a rare thing in Hollywood.

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (‘Django Unchained’)

-Although I wanted Phillip Seymour Hoffman to win,I thought he was really good in Django Unchainned when I finally managed to watch it recently.

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (‘Les Misérables’)

-She was lovely and indeed the best performance of 2012 by an actress.

Best Original Screenplay: ‘Django Unchained,’ Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay: ‘Argo,’ Chris Terrio

Best Film Editing: ‘Argo’

Best Cinematography: ‘Life of Pi’ (Claudio Miranda)

-My favourite of the nominee would be Anna Karenina and Skyfall..just saying

Best Visual Effects: ‘Life of Pi’

-Watching Life of Pi in 3D is a visual feast

Best Production Design: ‘Lincoln’

Best Costume Design: ‘Anna Karenina’ (Jacqueline Durran)

-My favourite win of the ceremony.Anna Karenina is a technically very strong film and deserves all the accolades its receiving

Best Animated Feature

 Film: ‘Brave’

-Kudos to Merida!

Best Sound Mixing: ‘Les Misérables’

Best Sound Editing: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ & ‘Skyfall’ (tie)

-I was not expecting for a tie

Best Original Score: Mychael Danna (‘Life of Pi’)

-Again I was hoping for Anna Karenina  but I gotta admit Pi's Lulaby was very soothing and traditional.

Best Original Song: “Skyfall” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth (‘Skyfall’)

-Love this song and loved all the other nominees too.

Best Short Film (Animated): ‘Paperman’

Best Short Film (Live Action): ‘Curfew’

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: ‘Les Misérables’

-The ageing of Hugh Jackman was brilliantly done in the movie.So its well deserved win.

Best Documentary (Short Subject): ‘Inocente’

Best Documentary Feature: ‘Searching for Sugar Man’

Best Foreign Language Film: ‘Amour’ (Austria)

-Probably one of the best film of last year and I was glad AMPAS managed to overlooked its dark tone.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

My Favourite Couples-(Movies,TV,Literature)+Crazy Shipping

In no particular order,I have included  a list my favourite couples in TV shows,movies and fictional novels.Some of the couples are just basically fanboy shipping.Have a look!

Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger
-They have been bickering throughout the series and yet its one of that kind of relationship where you know they're gonna end up snogging like crazy.In the movies,the chemistry between Rupert  Grint and Emma Watson was convincing enough to create the magic between Ron and Hermione.I guess the final scene  in the Chamber of Secrets where Hermione hugs Harry and then hesitates to hug Ron was the first clue of their blossoming relationship.The novels are filled with Ron Hermione moments that just makes one to smirk at the pages.

Sansa Stark and Gendry Waters( ASOIAF)
-Sansa realising that no man will ever love her for herself but only for her claim is one of the signs that she is becoming wiser and growing up.In the universe of ASOIAF ,I don't think  she would ever meet a nice guy that would love her for herself except for Gendry Waters.Gendry hates the royals and seems to be a guy with principle.Plus their current geographical location makes sense and by these pairing ,the Stark /Baratheon promise made by their fathers can be fulfilled.

Harry  Potter and Luna Lovegood
- I always liked Cho Chang and Harry as a couple but after coming across the fan made posters of these two,it kinda feel right.They are both quirky and loners and it would be amazing for these two individual to fall in love.I  felt the Ginny /romance part came out of nowhere especially on Harry's part and Ginny looking exactly as Harry's mum makes things a bit creepy.

Achilles and Patroclus( A Song of Achilles)
-The relationship between these two characters are portrayed with dignity and respect by the author Madelline Miller.It's also refreshing to see two masculine male characters falling in love as media loves portray LGBT characters according to stereotypes .The stages of their relationship are depicted beautifully and I liked the fact that Achilles was very human only towards Patroclus and therefore showing love is a very mortal thing.

Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo( A Song Of Ice and Fire)
-A barbaric leader and a virgin exiled Princess..that sounded quite scary .Not to mention Daenerys age in the books and she was basically sold by her brother to Khal Drogo.Every element  that could go wrong in a relationship  are present in this particular  and yet somehow love manages to blossom between these two different individual.She manages to tame his fury and make him more tender  and loving while he made her bold and strong.So TV Daenerys and  Khal Drogo are a perfect match.

Emma Swan and Regina Mills(Once Upon a Time)
-Well this one falls under the category of shipping.The chemistry between Lana Parilla and Jennifer Morison is so great that even when they at each others throat ,they look so good together as a couple.Wanna be different than other fairy tales about making the Evil Queen falling for Snow White's daughter.That would be really different and bold!Plus Henry gets both his mothers.Everyone is satisfied.

Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky(How I Met Your Mother)
-The womaniser meets the Canadian sweetheart.Legendary!

Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy  Williams(Pride and Prejudice 2005)
-growing up as a boy with feminist ideologies ,I find the character Elizabeth to be quite inspiring .I'm a huge fan  of Joe Wright movies and this film is no exception.All the long shots looks gorgeous and the chemistry between Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfayden is another plus point.

Arwen and Aragorn(The Lord of The Rings)
-The love between an immortal Elve and a mortal human being.While in the books,very less of Arwen  was mentioned,the movies basically immortalised their love story.The fanboy in me screams 'Liv Tyler is so Hot"

Evelyn and Rick(The Mummy)
-Chasing mummies in Egypt with a wife like Rachel Weisz ,thats a dream of every guy.

Yukito Tsukishiro  and Touya Kinomoto(Cardcaptor Sakura)
-I was literally 10 when I started watching this anime and I was always intrigued by the relationship of these two  male characters.I would be like 'there's something weird about these two' and  years later when I re watched the Japanese version , I got a better understanding Yukito and Touya.

Richard Castle and   Kate Beckett(Castle)
- They are  so  funny together!

Ruth& Tommy &Kathy(Never Let Me Go)
-I couldn't choose only two as i feel they fit perfectly as a trio and complement each other really well.Andrew Garfield,Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightlety performance in the film adaptation is equally superb.

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark(The Hunger Games)
-The only couple in the list where the roles have been reversed and  surprisingly it works really well.Katniss being the hunter and tough one complement well with the soft spoken Peeta who is a peace lover.Gale who?

Hans Hubermann and Rosa Hubermann(The Book Thief)
-Even though both of them are always cursing at each other ,they embodies that old couple that everybody knows,the couple that cant stop bickering but love each other very dearly.I would love for Imelda Staunton to play Rosa.

Liesel Meminger and Rudy Steiner(The Book Thief)
-The pure bond  between two children during WW2 where hatred slowly changes into love and attraction.

Charlie and Claire(Lost)
-I just love these two.The fact that Charlie wants to be responsible for the first time in his life in order to look after the already preagnant Claire and Claire learning to trust a man even though with her bad history with man.

Charlie Kelmeckis and Sam(The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
-The awkward  and naive Charlie meets Sam  the girl with a bad reputation who wants to reinvent herself.He loves her genuinely for she is and thats something she never got from her older boyfriends.

Edward Scissorhand and Kim(Edward Scissorhand )
-Winona Forever!That fake snow scene was really beautiful.

Jack Dawson and  Rose DeWitt Bukater(Titanic)
-Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio remains one of the famous couple that ever grace the screen.Its  different take of the famous Romeo and Juliet in a ship.

Derek and Stiles(Teen Wolf)
-Okay I dont actually watch this show but the hype and craziness around this couple(shipping) got my attention and after watching few clips in YouTube,I kinda like these two together.I guess its the chemistry between the two actors and funny situations these two end up in.

Whats your favourite couple?Just leave it in the comment section.

Happy Valentine's Day

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Perks of Being a Wallflower-deleted scenes(Candace Storyline)

I think I have made it clear enough my love for Steven Chobosky's Perks of Being a Wallflower.Its one of those rarest film that touches you and stays with you.

Today,I came across the deleted scenes  of the film that were removed in order to retain its PG 13 rating.These scenes are the storyline are involving Charlie and sister Candace which tackles the subject of teenage pregnancy and abortion.Its  so sad that they have to delete  these scenes as they were superb.
As I have mentioned in my review,the relationship  between Candace and Charlie is  one of the  beautiful sibling relationship I have stumbled upon in a movie or a novel.The chapter were Charlie accompanies Candace to the clinic  and covers her with a blanket after the abortion while picturing his sister when she was smaller with nothing to worry about.Its really touching.

I also included the alternate opening of the film.While I find the scene quite heavy,its  very realistic.

If you havent watch the film,PLEASE go and watch it.

Warm Bodies-review

Directed by 50/50 Jonathan Levine,the Warm Bodies has Nicholas Hoult(X-Men First Class,A Single  Man),Teresa Palmer(December Boys,I Am Number 4) Analeigh Tipton and Dave Franco.
It had been compared to another Summit Entertainment film,Twilight.Let me assure you that The Warm Bodies are actually very different from Twilight by having likable leads and being humorous in a good way.

In a post apocalyptic world,zombies and  the remaining survivors lives a separate lives.The main character R(Nicholas Hoult),a zombie,doesn't remember his name or any information about himself and spends his whole day searching for food(humans).He has a bit human feelings intact to him(his conscience) .When this feeling leaves him or the  will to change ,he will degrade into a creature called the Boney.One day,while searching for food,R and the other zombies come across a group of human(Analeigh,Teresa and Dave Franco).R who  is fond of eating brains so that he could feel the memory of the person he is eating quickly attacks  Perry(Dave Franco) and starts to eat his brain.By doing so,he absorbs the memory of Perry and his love for Julie(Teresa Palmer).Finding Julie fascinating or attractive(based on Perry's memory) R decides not eat Julie and brings her back to his home.There he tries impress her by being kind to her and starts to fall for her and eventually starting to cure himself.Whether or not the girl reciprocate his feelings forms the crux of the movie.

Jonathan Levine again does a good job in directing the film.In 50/50,he took a serious cancer film and inserted humour in the film and does the same in Warm Bodies.The usage of humour works really well is a fresh take of a film of Zombie genre.

Nicholas Hoult who plays R in the film is awesome.He is perfectly casted in the film.His monologue are  so funny and he gives a charming performance throughout the film.Unlike in Twilight,you actually understand why the girl should fall for the zombie or in other words you find the zombie very likable.
Teresa Palmer  playing the girlfriend role  does an okay job.However her chemistry with Nicholas Hoult is so convincing and believable.

Analeigh Tipton  is very endearing  and funny in the film.I loved her performance in Crazy Stupid Love .She has this likable quality like Emma Stone has.She just need a right script to propel her to stardom.Another standout would be the guy who plays M,R's zombie pal.He had some of the best one liners in the film.

In the end,the fact that this film never takes it too serious  and being a quirky and funny  horror/zombie film,its  definitely a must watch film no matter how much you hate paranormal romance film.


Sunday, 27 January 2013

19th Screen Actors Guild Awards-winner list

Argo winning the the top prize is another slap towards the  AMPAS  and I'm quite shocked to see Jennifer Lawrence winning over Jessica Chastain in the Best Actress category .Yay for Bryan Cranston for Breaking bad.!Check it out.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
WINNER: "Argo"
» "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
» "Les Misérables"
» "Lincoln"
» "Silver Linings Playbook"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
» Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
» John Hawkes - "The Sessions"
» Hugh Jackman - "Les Misérables"
» Denzel Washington - "Flight"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
» Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"
» Marion Cotillard - "Rust and Bone"
» Helen Mirren - "Hitchcock"
» Naomi Watts - "The Impossible"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
WINNER: Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
» Alan Arkin - "Argo" » Javier Bardem - "Skyfall"
» Robert De Niro - "Silver Linings Playbook"
» Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
WINNER: Anne Hathaway - "Les Misérables"
» Sally Field - "Lincoln"
» Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"
» Nicole Kidman - "The Paperboy"
» Maggie Smith - "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
WINNER: "Modern Family"
» "30 Rock"
» "The Big Bang Theory"
» "Glee"
» "Nurse Jackie"
» "The Office"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
WINNER: "Downton Abbey"
» "Boardwalk Empire"
» "Breaking Bad"
» "Homeland"
» "Mad Men"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Alec Baldwin - "30 Rock"
» Ty Burrell - "Modern Family"
» Louis C.K. - "Louie"
» Jim Parsons - "The Big Bang Theory"
» Eric Stonestreet - "Modern Family"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Tina Fey - "30 Rock"
» Edie Falco - "Nurse Jackie"
» Amy Poehler - "Parks and Recreation"
» Sofía Vergara - "Modern Family"
» Betty White - "Hot in Cleveland"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER: Bryan Cranston - "Breaking Bad"
» Steve Buscemi - "Boardwalk Empire"
» Jeff Daniels - "The Newsroom"
» Jon Hamm - "Mad Men"
» Damian Lewis - "Homeland"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER: Claire Danes - "Homeland"
» Michelle Dockery - "Downton Abbey"
» Jessica Lange - "American Horror Story: Asylum"
» Maggie Smith - "Downton Abbey"
» Julianna Margulies - "The Good Wife"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
WINNER: Kevin Costner - "Hatfields & McCoys"
» Woody Harrelson - "Game Change"
» Ed Harris - "Game Change"
» Clive Owen - "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
» Bill Paxton - "Hatfields & McCoys"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
WINNER: Julianne Moore - "Game Change"
» Nicole Kidman - "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
» Charlotte Rampling - "Restless"
» Sigourney Weaver - "Political Animals"
» Alfre Woodard - "Steel Magnolias"

Anna Karenina-review

 Let me start of by saying that I haven't seen the other adaptations of Anna Karenina before.However,I'm a bit familiar with the novel.Joe Wright's adaptation of the Russian's classic is definitely one of the stylish film of 2012.

The story takes place in Russia,where Anna a young mother and a respectable socialite travels to Moscow to save her brother Stiva failing marriage leaving her only son with her old husband Alexi Karenin..There,Anna meets the charming Vronsky and was smitten by his looks and generosity.At first,she tries to resist the temptation but finally succumbs to his advances and begins an affair with the young count.Another parallel storyline is the love story between Kitty who once craves for the attention of Vronsky and Levin ,an old friend of Stiva and a simple man with simple philosophy.The rest of the movie deals on the aftermath of both relationships and the differences of lust and love.

As for the screenplay,the first half is beautifully crafted with elegance while the second half did get a bit slow and lose its momentum .The concept of taking place on the stage was a bit distracting at the beginning but as the film progresses ,you get used to it.I actually enjoy this concept as it has a old feel to it like those days where even the outdoor scenes were shot in a set.Its a refreshing concept and kudos to Joe Wright for taking a risk.The sets and the costumes are magnificent.Without a doubt the best looking film of the year.The score was another plus point.I love all the traditional Russian music and the choreography of the dancing scene is a visual delight.The whole film is done with style.While it does work in most of the scenes for instance the love making scene between Anna and Vronsky,sometimes it does feel a bit too much.For example the scenes where the male characters wear their coats in a flamboyant manner or when they are doing paperwork.Sometimes it feels a bit gimmicky.

As this is a directors film and the concept does not let it actors shine much,although some do deliver decent performances.Keira Knightley as the titular character perfectly embodies all sides of Anna whether its the doting mother,the wife of a older guy,a naive women who is capable of making decisions but incapable of facing its aftermath.She looks gorgeous in the costumes and there were some scenes where she was really good.For instance the suicide scene,the scene of her confessing the affair and of course the race track scene.

Jude Law's performance is the most subtle one in the film but is one of the strongest.Alicia Vikander freshly coming from another period costume drama  portrays the dreamy Kitty well.Its a more feminine role than Caroline in the Royal Affair and her performance grew stronger as her character progresses  that during the second half I was more invested on her rather than Anna.While Aaron Johnson gives a okay performance,I still felt he was a serious miscast.I dont find him 'manly' enough to play Vronsky and for Anna to risk everything for this boy is not convincing enough.

Both  Jude Law and Matthew Macfadden would be a nice Vronsky or even Henry Cavill who would make a masculine handsome Vronsky.Matthew Macfadden as Stiva was a joy to watch.He is so charming throughout the movie that you forget that he is a womaniser.With him ,I get why the women are after him , something I hope to find in Aaron's Vronsky.

In the end,despite it's flaws during the second half,Anna Karenina is beautiful movie with some of the best technical work in a film.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

70th Golden Globes Awards-Winners

Tonight's award show was definitely funny thanks to the host Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and there were some surprise winners starting with Christoph  Waltz for Django Unchainned and Lena Dunham for Girls.Ben Affleck winning the Best Director is sort of a slap in the face for the Academy who snubbed him.Jessica Chastain for the Oscars!!Lastly,Jodie Foster's speech was moving and a bit polarising at the same time

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Argo” – WINNER
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Miserables” – WINNER
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” – WINNER
Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty” – WINNER
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Emily Blunt, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” – WINNER
Judi Dench, “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Maggie Smith, “Quartet”
Meryl Streep, “Hope Springs”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook,”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables” – WINNER
Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables” – WINNER
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Alan Arkin, “Argo”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained” – WINNER
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Django Unchained”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Best Director – Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, “Argo” – WINNER
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Django Unchained” – WINNER
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Animated Feature Film
“Brave” – WINNER
“Wreck-it Ralph”
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Hotel Transylvania”

Best Foreign Language Film
“The Intouchables”
“Amour” – WINNER
“A Royal Affair”
“Rust and Bone”

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
“Anna Karenina”
“Life of Pi” – WINNER
“Cloud Atlas”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“FOR YOU”— “Act of Valor”
Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
Music by: Jon Bon Jovi Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi
“SAFE & SOUND” — “The Hunger Games”
Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
“SKYFALL” — “Skyfall”
Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth – WINNER
“SUDDENLY” — “Les Miserables”
Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics by: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg

Best Television Series – Drama
“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“Homeland” – WINNER
“The Newsroom”

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
“The Big Bang”
“Girls” – WINNER
“Modern Family”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland” – WINNER

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland” – WINNER
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Lena Dunham, “Girls” – WINNER
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
 Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” – WINNER
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys” – WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Tobey Jones, “The Girl”
Clive Owen, “Hemmingway & Gellhorn”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gillhorn”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change” – WINNER
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animal”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” - WINNER
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Ed Harris, “Game Change” – WINNER
Danny Huston, “Magic City”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Game Change” – WINNER
“The Girl”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”

Thursday, 10 January 2013

85th Academy Awards-Nominations

Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Beasts of Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Les Miserables
Django Unchainned

David O Russell,Silver Linings Playbook
Michael Haneke,Amour
Steven Spielberg,Lincoln
Behn Zeitlin,Beast of Southern Wild
Ang Lee,Life of Pi
Daniel Day Lewis,Lincoln
Denzel Washington-Flight
Bradley Cooper,Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman,Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix,The Master

Emmanuelle Riva ,Amour
Jessica Chastain,Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence,Silver Linings Playbook
Naomi Watts,The Impossible
Quvenzhané Wallis ,The Beast of Southern Wild

Christolph Waltz,Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman,The Master
Robert DeNiro,Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin,Argo
Tommy Lee Jones,Lincoln
Sally Field,Lincoln
Amy Adams,The Master
Anne Hatthaway,Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver,Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt,The Sessions

Beast of The Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thrity
Django Unchainned
Moonrise Kingdom

Wreck it Ralph
The Pirates!Band of Misfits
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

War Witch
A Royal Affair
Kon Tiki

Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare

Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Buzkashi Boys
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)

Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Anna Karenina,
Les Miserables
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty."
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables

Anna Karenina
Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Les Miserables
Chasing Ice

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi

Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Les Miserables
Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Marvel's The Avenger
Snow White and The Huntsman
The Hobbit:The Unexpected Journey

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Most Anticipating Films of 2013

13)The Counselor
-The  big and talented cast.Love it
12)Beautiful Creatures

-The Hunger Games convinced  everyone that a  film adaptation of a Young Adult novel can be really good and unlike Twillight,it has some strong positive messages.Then came Beautiful Creatures another romance filled YA novel.Based on the trailer,the visuals are okay but its the cast  that is very appealing to me.Viola Davis,Emma Thompson,Jeremy Irons and the beautiful  Emmy Rossum did provoke my interest.Lets hope it will be the opposite of Twillight.

11)Pacific Rim

-Another film that did get my interest until I saw the trailer.The CGIs looks awesome and glad to see Rinko Kikuchi in a English film. And did I mention its a Guillermo Del Toro movie?

10)To The Wonder

-This was one of the film that received mixed and polarising view last year(like most Terrence Mallick film) but the trailer looks amazing and Olga looks likes gorgeous .Finally in a role where she is not a femme fatale.

9)The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug
I felt the first Hobbit film was a disappointment even though it was better than the novel.I just hope the second movie would be better.
8)Catching Fire
-The sequel of the Hunger Games with new cast members including Phillip Seymour Hoffman,Jena Mone and Sam Claffin.Catching Fire would deal on how both Katniss and Peeta survival in the Hunger Games had sparked a rebellion amongst  the districts.
7)The Place Beyond The Pines

-The director of Blue Valentine  and Ryan Gosling reunites in this film about  a man becoming a robber for his son.

6)Two Faces Of January
Based on Patricia Highsmith novel(who wrote the Ripliad series) the film has Viggo Mortensen ,Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Issaac playing the lead in the film.

5)The Disapearance of Eleanor Rigby
Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy in a movie about the relationship of a couple from two different point of view.Fresh and interesting.

4)Kick Ass 2
-The whole team is back except for the director Matthew Vaughn with Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes Lindy Booth as Night Bitch.

3)An Enemy
-Its about a film of a man obsessed with his doppelganger.If I'm not wrong ,this film will be based on the novel The Double which also served as an inspiration for Darren Afronosky.Jake Gyllenhaal will be playing the lead with Inglorious Basterds's Melanie Laurent in another English film.


-It has a look of a Hitchcock film with a stellar cast .It looks weird and great at the same time and I really  curious of Uncle Charlie's story which will be played by Matthew Goode.

1)Man Of Steel

-With Christopher Nolan producing and Zack Snyder directing, Man of Steel will be played by the british hunk Henry Cavill and the beautiful Amy Adams as  Louis Lane.Plus we have  Rusell Crowe,Kevin Costner,Michael Shannon a part of the cast and  a possible appearance of Wonder Woman and  Justice League refrences.Do I need to say more?