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Randomness: Paperman

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It’s Oscar week!  Instead of looking at all the big films that everybody knows, I thought we should celebrate by looking at some of the shorts that are nominated.  Paperman from Disney is a lovely little piece that combines old school hand drawings with CG technology.  It’s a sweet story that’s worth 6 minutes of your time.  Enjoy!

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Short Takes: Silver Linings Playbook

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Overall Concept:  A-  Messy and compelling

Acting: A  Bradley Cooper certainly equals Jennifer Lawrence’s award winning perfomance

Script: A-

Cinematography:  A

Hotness of Cast:  B

Wardrobe: A

Location/Setting:  A

Climax:  A   A little bumpy like the rest of it, but happy.

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Quote of the Week

If you try to escape, or play any sort of games with me, I will taze you and watch “Supernanny” while you drool into the carpet.

Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg)

Iron Man 2 (2010)

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Short Takes: Argo

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Overall Concept:  A    A story worth telling. 

Acting: A+   

Script: A+

Cinematography:  A

Hotness of Cast:  Hmmm,  the 70’s ‘dos do nothing for them, but courage is hot.

Wardrobe: A    Made me flashback to my childhood.  (Production Design: A+)

Location/Setting:  A

Climax:  A    Got fingerprints on my glasses from covering my face.  (I should also add to this category – Opening: A    Horrifying, and current.)

Special Effects: A-

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Short Takes: Zero Dark Thirty

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Overall Concept: B    Such a huge event had to be made into a movie.

Acting: A    Officially award winning.  Very compelling.

Script: A-

Cinematography:  A

Hotness of Cast:  B

Wardrobe: A    Makes me want to buy aviators and camp shirts.

Location/Setting:  A

Climax:  B+    Very quiet, but maybe that’s appropriate.

Special Effects: A

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Short Takes: Gangster Squad

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Overall Concept:  D    Nothing new here

Acting: C

Script: D    Was there one?

Cinematography:  C    Was this first a made-for-TV movie?  (Sorry, Dion Beebe)

Hotness of Cast:  Okay, A    Plenty to look at, including Crazy Stupid Reunited

Wardrobe: B

Location/Setting:  B

Climax:  C-

Special Effects: B

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Quote of the Week

I know it’s true.  I saw it on TV.

Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman)

Wag the Dog (1997)

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Short Takes: Les Miserables

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Overall Concept:  A   Obviously a beloved classic

Acting:  A+   Brilliant performances by everyone

Script: A-    It’s a musical that covers an entire epic novel.  But the story is classic and moving.

Cinematography:  A-   Beautiful.  Gorgeous.  As well as the Art Direction.  But the missed focus caused by the shallowest of Depth of Field drove me crazy!

Hotness of Cast:  A    This is a tough one because this movie takes some beautiful people and makes them look as bad as they can.  But the beautiful singing voices coming from them remind you why they’re stars.

Wardrobe: A   I’m ready to go buy some French military jackets and pin a Vive La France badge to it.

Location/Setting:  A  I loved the sets and the painterly look of the backdrops.  These are the views we’ve seen of this historical time period and it felt like we were in a painting.

Climax:  B    There are several climaxes (epic novel) and each one is moving, but after you’ve cried through 5 or 6 of them you’re a little worn out.  The end shot is beautiful however.

Special Effects: A

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2012: Best Moments in a Theater

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It’s that time of year again; a time to revisit the year’s highlights in filmmaking.  SPOILERS follow so I would recommend reading the tags to make sure you’ve seen all the movies listed here.

And without any further ado: Read more

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Quote of the Week

Well, she did kill me but she used her remaining lives to bring me back.  As first dates go, I’d say that’s mixed signals.

The Doctor (Matt Smith)

Doctor Who (2011)

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