Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Oscar Bets for 2010

Check these films out as possible Oscar nominees for 2010....................

  • Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart in Amelia (out in October 2009)
  • Brad Pitt in a Tarantino WWII adventure "Inglourious Basterds (August 2009) .............No, I didn't misspell this title :)
  • Meryl Streep as Julia Child in "Julie and Julia" (August 2009)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the drama "Shutter Island" by Martin Scorsese (Oct 2009)
  • Science Fiction tale "Avatar" directed by James Cameron (Dec 2009)
  • Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in a Clint Eastwood film (Dec 2009)
  • Benicio del Toro in "The Wolfman" (November 2009)

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Informers, staring Mickey Rourke

The Informers is set to release in April 2009, and features Mickey Rourke, Billy Bob Thornton and Kim Basinger. Mickey and Kim starred in 9 1/2 Weeks together, and this movie seems to be equally racy with tons of nudity.

Unfortunately, The Informers was also the worst reviewed movie at Sundance this year.

Sorry, Mickey! I'm sure Ironman 2 (2010) will be much better.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Viva Mickey and Loki

Well, he didn't win the Oscar, but Mickey gets my vote for being a cool guy who loved his little chihuahua, Loki. Loki lived to a ripe old age of 18 years. Let's hope Mickey gets some good movie roles this next year

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Annie Liebowitz Vanity Fair photos

Vanity Fair 2009 Hollywood Portfolio

Some of these actor-director teams have a history together.....check out these beautiful photos


Friday, February 13, 2009

Got Jason???

The new Friday the 13th is a retelling of the original Jason- in- the -hockey- mask story. As it opens, we see Jason's mother tormenting and murdering campers who killed her son. Next, we see five college kids in the present hiking through the woods looking fora huge stash of marijuana buds.

Once again we have the scenario of the horny teen-agers cavorting in the woods and being slashed in very creative ways. and six weeks later, Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) comes to Crystal Lake looking for his missing sister and he runs into another group of wild college kids looking for a fun weekend at a cabin on the lake. Once again, violence ensues.

The story is as simple as this. People go into the woods to do something naughty and Jason kills them. The old Jason may be known for carrying around a machete, but this Jason gets pretty creative for a guy who is supposedly mildly retarded. Bear traps, a bow and arrow, an ice pick, an ax, anything sharp will do for this monster.

But what can I say.....I liked the film. Jared Padalecki is also in the tv drama Supernatural

Monday, February 9, 2009

Taken is a "Do Not Miss" film

Taken satisfies my inner urge for badass vigilante action........... father pulling out all the stops to rescue his kidnapped daughter from white slavers

Liam Neeson plays Bryan Mills, a former spy who prefers to keep his previous work in the past. When his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) asks him what he does, he simply answers that he prevented “bad things from happening.” And that is where things get interesting

He keeps moving towards the goal of finding and rescuing his daughter. And even better, all of this is done to a group of characters that nobody could find one remote thought of sympathy for. Every time he killed another bad guy I cheered!!!

Go see it and tell me you like it as much as i did.....

p.s. Doesn't Liam Look hot?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Who Loves the Wolverine???

Coming soon......we can't wait

MAY 1st they say...............

Monday, January 26, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire: "Best Film"?

I had the chance to watch this movie for free tonight, so I thought I'd better watch at least one of the many Oscar-nominated films for next month.

A few comments about the film:
  • It definitely makes you appreciate growing up in the US.
  • I thought "Lakita" (played by Freida Pinto) was the most beautiful Bollywood actress I'd ever seen.
  • The scene where Jamal jumps down into the contents of the worst outhouse ever was disgusting to say the least.
While I thought it was a really great movie, and had me on the edge of my seat towards the end, I wonder if it's worthy of 'Best Film.' I can see how it could get so many nominations (10). And it won a SAG award tonight, too (the Producers' Guild of America Award). But, I have a feeling the 'Best Film' award will go to Brad Pitt's movie, which I haven't had much interest in seeing.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Best Picture Vote?

For the first time in a while, I have seen AND enjoyed (for different reasons) all five nominations for Best Picture (don't forget, Feb. 22nd @ the Oscars). My vote goes to Slumdog; awesome pic. Yesterdays news that it is just now screening in India with some trepidation is interesting. "The" dream in India is to make it; just like the actors from Slumdogs.
Your vote?

IMHO: Paul Fart - Mall Flop

As we approach the Oscars and the number of movies that are up for nomination that I have yet to see continues to grow, I have to become very selective about the movies I spend my lunch money on. So when Erik dragged me and my lil sis to see Paul Blart: Mall Cop last Friday, I wasn't stoked, but at least he payed. I figured I'd get at least a laugh or two from it. And that's all I got: two chuckles and a whole lot of, "what are you doing with your career, Kevin James???"

Truthfully, I think it's Happy Madison Productions that's lost it's mojo and Kevin James is just a willing participant that needs to go back to sitcom or stand-up. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, and now Paul Blart:Mall Cop were all weak-sauce! Bring back Billy and Happy and Grandma's Boy, please!

How it's top of the box-office right now is just sick: sold-out, watered-down, family-friendly flop!

Calling All Fright Freaks and CSI Fans

- Jack the Ripper remains one of the most curious serial killers of all time, and for those of us who follow the HORROR genre this mystery madman is the perfect subject for David Ondaatje's "The Lodger". Like in the Zodiac case, we've never figured out just who was responsible for the scores of female victims left lifeless in London's slums more than a century ago. Alfred Molina stars as the LAPD detective obsessed with capturing this new Ripper copycat killer, while Donal Logue, Hope Davis and Simon Baker all step in as possible suspects. It's a terrific cast and the tale is timeless so keep your eyes open...its coming in a few weeks

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Got Votes? Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down

Just one more thing.....vote for your Best and WORST films of 2008. Maybe we have missed some. After all we can't see them all.

Anyone for Hotel for Dogs?

What's up with this movie??? It seems like a winner for kids and dog lovers. It opened Friday Jan 16th. Hopefully one or more of us will give a thumbs up or paw down

Underworld Rise of the Lycans WOOOHOOO

Underworld Rise of the Lycans returns Jan. 23rd!

This Friday the the blood sucking vampires return!

Do not miss out on one of our favorite movie topics!
Vampires and Werewolves!

If only "Blade" would also return we would be thrilled!
Wesley Snipes where are you?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Review: Mirrors

I don't recall seeing commercials for this movie when it was in theaters, but the TV spammed me with news of its upcoming DVD release for weeks.

Mirrors stars the bad ass Jack Bauer. (Upon hearing that he was played by Kiefer Sutherland, Jack Bauer killed Sutherland. Jack Bauer gets played by no man.) Being a huge fan of 24, I immediately put it on my Netflix queue and bumped it to #1. Netflix delivered Mirrors today, which was unexpected since it was listed as a "long wait."

So we pop it in tonight and not five minutes into the movie, some guy slits his throat from ear to ear. Not for the weak stomachs out there. The next 45 minutes or so were all set in the dark and not very fascinating, and I nearly fell asleep. Basically, Jack Bauer and his family are the target of an evil demon that attacks them through mirrors or anything with a reflection. There are a few jumpy moments throughout to startle you. The last 20 minutes are the best, and the ending has an unexpected twist.

Unfortunately, Jack did not deliver in this movie. I give it about 2 stars.

Hugh Jackman reads this blog

Be sure to keep your eyeballs here because we heard that Hugh is a big fan of the MovieGals

Movie Gals speak out

This is the first posting for Movie Gals.
Several gals that love to go to the movies and want to tell you all about what we think!

We will start soon.