Ok! Ok! I have been forced into blogging by my peers. The ‘tato has been busy (read broke!) but a ‘tato all the same. I have been catching up on Oscar movies, in my favorite couch. Needless to say tato is bila time or cash for big screen…Tsk! Tsk!(Aegeus 2007) How is that harambee going guys…or do I have to auction a date with ‘tato for the highest bidder???? Any takers out there???
This Sunday Oscar results are unleashed. Hmmm! As usual I’m caught in a dilemma between who I want to win and who should win…and who I think will win. Of course now that I am going to air my views out loud I bet I’m gonna lose big time…that’s the thing with critics you should just stick to critiquing and not betting so here goes my tato projections.
Babel,The Departed, Queen, Little Miss Sunshine, Letters from
I haven’t watched the Eastwood flicked but I liked the other four. But darn it Eastwood has won far too many times.
Sunshine was such a nice movie to sit back on the couch and watch-cute and funny!
Queen…was this movie about the Queen or Diana?
Departed…my movie event of the year…ALL STAR CAST-GREAT!....but with Oscar History Great never wins…remember how Saving Private Ryan, Lord of the Rings 1+2 lost?
Who I want to win: Departed
Who should win:
Who will win: Probably
Will Smith. Forrest Whitaker. Leonardo DiCaprio. Peter O’Toole, Ryan Gosling
Will did some good work…but doesn’t deserve the oscar for this or for the past. Leonardo has come a long way coming. Forrest Whitaker was outstanding and may he win .
Who I want to win: Forrest Whitaker…are we ready for another Black Oscar year so soon after Jamie?
Who should Win: Forrest Whitaker
Who will win: Probably DiCaprio (I’d have routed for him in Departed) or Ryan Gosling.
Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz
I may have found Queen a tad British (read yawn!) but bet you by golly wow, biscuits and crumpets that Queen was the real deal! As for Meryl and her umpteenth nominations…not for this movie surely!
Who I want to win: Helen Mirren. (Though I feel Judi Dench deserves a full Oscar she was stiffed some time back and managed a mediocre supporting Oscar)
Who should win: Helen Mirren
Who will win: Helen Mirren.
Eddie Murphy, Djimon Honsou, Mark Wahlberg, Alan Arkin, and Jackie Haley
This is a tough one…cause I’m sure blacks would be routing for Djimon Honsou…I think he is a great actor. Didn’t watch Jackie Haley so I’ll review the 4.
Who I want to win: Eddie Murphy. I mean he was nominated after all I’d be happy if he won….but what are the odds?
Who should Win: Mark Wahlberg. I think he broke out in this character then again…you’d break out to if your script was full of “F” words!
Who will win:Alan Arkin….I’m telling you such characters are the type that win in Oscars…mark my word! OR they give it to a black guy…and then I can see Djimon getting it.
Adriana Barraza, Jennifer Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Cate Blanchette, and Rinko Kikuchi
Adriana and Rink were both in
Who I want to win: Abigail Breslin-hey let a young kid win for a change
Who should win: Jennifer Hudson
Who will win: Jennifer Hudson…or them chicks from
Cammon give Scorcese an Oscar already! He’s been stiffed far two many times and the last time losing out to Clint Eastwood who they’re nominated together with.
Who I want to win: Scorcese for Departed
Who should win: Scorcese
Who will win: I would not be surprised if Babel won…think English Patient, think Shakespeare in Love…majority of movies that win are rarely box office smash…but Babel-like. ( I think I want
Best Writing (Adapted and Original)
I think Little Miss Sunshine , Departed and Oscar Movies mentioned that I've never reviewed
Oscar Movies mentioned that I've never reviewed
Apocalypto: Is the best movie I have watched this year on big screen. I’ve never seen such violence on the screen since History of Violence (no pun intended) The fact that it is in subtitles makes it all the more authentic. Trust me this is a great journey of a movie must watch must watch. And since it’s been nominated for Best Make up and Sound may it win since it was snobbed. Directed by Mel Gibson
DreamGirls: Hmmm musical. Only thing I liked about it was seeing the likes of Danny Glover , Eddie Murphy share a screen together. No, feelings for Beyonce’s acting. Jennifer Hudson was phenomenal. Hey Jaleel White makes a cameo so much for his supposedly dead rumor. Watch at home…the songs ain’t all that anyway! For some reason I hated Jamie Foxx in this movie…note the character but the actor...something was a miss.
Children of Men: Nominated in Best Editing. I think it should win..there are some scenes there where you jump out of your seat yelping. That movie was put together very well. It’s different. But you have to see Julianne Moore getting shot by the rebels to believe what a gunshot scene should feel and sound like! And there is a guy who get whacked on the head with a car-battery…yes yes yes!!!! The Prestige and Illusionist: Both about magicians and magic. Surprisingly, Edward Norton disappointed me for the first time in Illusionist or maybe I expected more…Both have very great endings, but Prestige stands out. Prestige is quite the plot twister leaving you with many unanswered questions-typical of a movie directed by the same director as Memento. Prestige is really something…Must watch! Illusionist is ….luke-warmly ok!
The Prestige and Illusionist: Both about magicians and magic. Surprisingly, Edward Norton disappointed me for the first time in Illusionist or maybe I expected more…Both have very great endings, but Prestige stands out. Prestige is quite the plot twister leaving you with many unanswered questions-typical of a movie directed by the same director as Memento. Prestige is really something…Must watch! Illusionist is ….luke-warmly ok!