Quote of the Week

Nanny McPhee: How’s the reading coming along?

Evangeline: Much better but I haven’t got to the end of that story yet.

Nanny McPhee: No need, you are the end of the story.

Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson)/Evangeline (Kelly MacDonald)

Nanny McPhee (2005)

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I Can’t Wait!: Next Hobbit Production Video

Chick 1 says:

That cheering you heard yesterday was the sound of geeks around the world rejoicing at the release of another production video from Peter Jackson on The Hobbit Blog.  Here it is.  You’re welcome.

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Trailer Trash: The Avengers

Chick 1 says:

I admit; I’ve not had high hopes for The Avengers movie.  Despite director Joss Whedon’s reputation and devoted fans (I don’t really know his work but he seems to inspire the kind of fervor I can relate to) it just seems impossible to successfully combine all the different superheros involved and their respective universes with any credibility. 

 The first couple of trailers were OK.  But this latest one has finally peaked my interest.  Maybe this won’t be so bad after all.

What do you think?

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Randomness: Oscar Notes 2012 – Live Blog

Chick 1 says: It's today!  It's today!  Time to watch the rich and famous congratulate themselves for being rich and famous.  And maybe provide some entertainment for us, the unwashed masses. - (Little tech glitch, not sure why the entries are not loading in order)

23.38

It’s your turn now.

What did you think of the broadcast?  Was Bill funny?  Who was the best presenter?

What did you think of the nominees?  Did the right ones win?

23.37

No shocker – The Artist wins Best Picture.

So many other deserving pics.  But Tom Cruise is still looking pretty good for almost 50.

23.30

Well, hello Mr Firth!  How did I miss you on the red carpet?

Finally!  Meryl’s been overdue for another statue for a while.

23.21

Natalie Portman – you are looking good.

And Best Actor goes to (sigh) Jean Dujardin for The Artist.

I am tired of this.  Too many other deserving films other than The Artist.

23.07

In Memorium, well done.

22.54

Michael Douglas presents Best Director to Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist.

22.49

The Bridesmaid cast present Best Short Film to The Shore

And Best Short Animated Film  to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

And Best Documentary Short to Saving Face

22.41

And Best Original Screenplay to Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris

22.36

Angelina Jolie (work it work it) presents Best Adapted Screenplay to The Descendents.

Jim Rash – work it work it.

22.32

Thank you Will Ferrell and Zach Galifanaikis for doing what you do.

And for giving Figwit aka Bret McKenzie the Oscar for  Best Original Score.

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Review: The Artist

Chick 1 says:

From its premiere at Cannes, The Artist has been getting rave reviews and whispers (now shouts) of Oscars have been following it around.  Time to check out this modern day silent movie.

The Basics:  Filmed in color and converted to black and white, the story follows a movie star on the top of his game in the silent era when the talkies threaten his career.

What I Liked:  The word to describe this film; charming.  From start to finish, it’s a delightful little story.  The two leads are likable and the story calls out to many classic or silent era movies.  The most obvious of these is Singing in the Rain, one of my all time favorites.  That alone is enough to win me over.  Read more

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Quote of the Week

Tardis/Idris: Are all people like this?

The Doctor: Like what?

Tardis/Idris: Bigger on the inside.

Tardis/Idris (Suranne Jones)/The Doctor (Matt Smith)

Doctor Who (2011)

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Review: This Means War

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The Basics: Friends and fellow spies Tuck (Tom Hardy – yum) and FDR (Chris Pine), accidently fall in love with the same woman.  Let the games begin!  How will poor Reese Witherspoon ever decide between two gorgeous guys who are crazy about her? 

What I Liked: This is a fun movie.  Honestly, the main reason I went to see it was the two leads, very easy on the eyes.  And I gotta say, Ms Witherspoon isn’t looking too bad either.  The movie, directed by McG, has his typical bright saturated colors and “Miami CSI” lighting.  In other words, the movie’s pretty too.  It’s never boring, all the leads are likable, and there are just the right amount of twists and turns. Read more

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Quote of the Week

Don’t be defeatist, my dear.  It’s very middle class.

The Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith)

Downton Abbey (2012)

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Quote of the Week

Um… I’ve been turned into a cow.  Can I go home?

Soldier (who’s been turned into a cow)

The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

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Review: The Adventures of Tintin

Chick 1 says:

It’s taken me a month to get the theater to check out  the first of two  movies Mr. Spielberg has out right now. Despite the credits reading like a who’s who of my favorite storytellers (Peter Jackson, Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright), I was only somewhat interested in the story but very interested in the animation. 

The Basics: Based on a Belgian comic book series popular during the 1930′s, the story follows the  many adventures of its title character, Tintin (that’s pretty much what it says) an intrepid young reporter.  Read more

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