Sunday, February 26, 2012

And the award goes to.....

I have to be honest, I have not been as excited about this year's Academy Awards as I have in years past. I do not know if it is because I am just not that interested in the nominees or if it is because I am far away from all my friends and cannot have my annual Oscar Party this year. Regardless, here are my 2012 choices and predictions for the 84th Annual Academy Awards:

***Updated with winners***

Best Actor:
My choice: Gary Oldman
Probable winner: Jean Dujardin
Actual winner: Jean Dujardin

Best Actress:
My choice: Michelle Williams
Probable winner: Viola Davis
Actual winner: Meryl Streep

Best Supporting Actor:
My choice: Christopher Plummer or Nick Nolte
Probable winner: Christopher Plummer
Actual winner: Christopher Plummer

Best Supporting Actress:
My choice: Melissa McCarthy
Probable winner: Octavia Spencer
Actual winner: Octavia Spencer

Best Animated Feature:
My choice: Rango
Probable winner: Rango
Actual winner: Rango

Best Director:
My choice: Woody Allen
Probable winner: Michel Hazanavicius
Actual winner: Michel Hazanavicius

Best Picture:
My choice: Midnight in Paris
Probable winner: The Artist
Actual winner: The Artist

Full list of winners

Since I am not having a party this year, I will be live tweeting the awards show here. I will also try to update this page with the actual winners as the night goes on.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

"If you're not willing to give up everything, you've already lost."

The big movies in theaters this weekend are: Gone, Good Deeds, Act of Valor and Wanderlust.

In Wanderlust, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston play stressed Manhattan couple, George and Linda. When George loses his job, they move to Atlanta so that he can work for his brother. When that living situation becomes to unbearable, they happen upon Elysium, a commune inhabited by a lot of interesting characters. They must figure out if this is the community they have been needing or if it will just cause more problems for them. Along with Rudd and Aniston, this movie also stars Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Akerman, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Kathryn Hahn, Kerri Kenney, Lauren Ambrose, Michaela Watkins, David Wain, Michael Showalter, and Michael Ian Black.

Act of Valor is about an elite team of U.S. Navy SEALs who are sent on a covert mission to save a kidnapped CIA agent. It stars active-duty SEALs and, while the story is fictional, the skills, tactics and bullets are all real. The names of the SEALs could not be released but there are a few actual actors in the film and they are: Roselyn Sanchez, Emilio Rivera, Ailsa Marshall, Gonzalo Menendez and Nestor Serrano.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Why is my first thought always that he got eaten by the cat?"

The big movies in theaters this weekend are: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Secret World of Arrietty and This Means War.

This Means War is about the world's two most deadlist CIA operatives who also happen to be best friends. When they discover that they are both dating the same women, they go to war against each other to win her heart. This movie stars Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Chelsea Handler, Rosemary Harris and Angela Bassett.