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Trailer Trash: Two Costume Epics

Chick 1 says:

As we enter the second half of the year, Oscar contenders start sticking their heads out of the ground and sniffing the air like groundhogs on Groundhog Day.  The real onslaught won’t start until the fall but here are a couple to whet your appetite that have some of my favorite elements in common;  lush costumes, big talented ensembles, and lots of accents.

Les Miserables

I have never seen or read Les Mis in any form.  I know. I know.  I should have seen it on stage when I was in London.  Anyway, this will probably be the one.

Chick 2 comments on this trailer: “Sniff, sniff.”  And I quite agree. Read more

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Beat Sheet: Pride and Prejudice

Chick 1 says:

I thought for our second beat sheet we’d look at a story as far from Hot Fuzz as possible.  So I chose Pride and Prejudice, the 2005 version starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen and directed by Joe Wright.  How will a movie that’s based on a 200-year-old novel line up against our list of beats?

I admit it was more difficult to pick out the beats in this than Hot Fuzz and sometimes I’m not completely sure they were there at all.  Tell me what you think of the scenes I’ve picked out. Read more

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Review: The Soloist

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Yay!  One of my I Can’t Wait movies is out!  Robert Downey Jr. , Joe Wright, & Jamie Foxx.  Sigh.  I am happy.

What I Liked: This really is a touching powerful story.  Read more

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I Can’t Wait!: Australia, The Soloist, & Quantum of Solace

Fall is here & that means – Oscar season!  Yes, a few inspirational films scattered throughout a bunch of movies to slit-your-wrists-by.  Guess which ones I prefer.

On the heels of Oscar season comes the holiday movie season.  Blockbuster tentpole releases, family films (some crappy, some fun), & a few Oscar stragglers.

Here are a few upcoming releases that I’m excited about.  Hmmm… they all come out within 5 days of each other.

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