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2011 Summer Blockbusters

May 30th, 2011 1 comment

With the Memorial Day holiday weekend past us now the Summer Blockbuster Season is officially underway. For those of you who may have missed the initial batch of releases or are not that excited about this years releases I came across this trailer mash up of the 2011 films coming out this Summer. For the movie fans out there this is just a treat.

Enjoy!

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Sucker Punch: Animated Shorts

April 5th, 2011 Comments off

For the movie Sucker Punch (opened March 25, 2011) a number of animated shorts were released to help promote the film and to provide some additional back-story. I really like it when studios provide additional content such as this so for those of you that may have missed it and are interested, here are the animated shorts for the film.

 

The Trenches

 

Dragon

 

Distant Planet

 

Feudal Warriors

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83rd Academy Awards Wrap Up

February 27th, 2011 1 comment

Oscar Statues

Another Academy Awards is in the books and as usual there were some wins that were all but guaranteed and some upsets. Last week I posted my picks for the winners and thought it would be fun to see how I did. Out of the 19 categories I voted on I got 12 correct or roughly 63%.

Below is the full list of winners and how I did in each category.

Best Picture
The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Directing
The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper

Actor in a Leading Roll
Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in “The Fighter” (my choice Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”)

Actress in a Leading Role
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Actress in a Supporting Roll
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” (my choice Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”)

Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland” – Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

Cinematography
Inception Wally Pfister (my choice “True Grit” Roger Deakins)

Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood

Film Editing
The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (my choice “The King’s Speech” Tariq Anwar)

Makeup
The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)
The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)
We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Sound Editing
Inception” Richard King (my choice “Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague)

Sound Mixing
Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

Visual Effects
Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (“True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)

Writing (Original Screenplay)
The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler (my choice “Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan)

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Documentary (Feature)
“Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Documentary (Short Subject)
“Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Foreign Language Film
“In a Better World” Denmark

Short Film (Animated)
“The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

Short Film (Live Action)
“God of Love” Luke Matheny

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