Thursday, July 16, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire takes it home!

The 2009 Best Picture Winner has that special something for everyone. Slumdog features an incredible love story for the generations, the sick twisted humor that only Danny Boyle can come up with, and a connection with characters that makes you want to cheer them on.



Jamal Malik (Dev Pate) is just one question away from winning a fortune on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" How has this uneducated young man from the slums succeeding in providing correct responses to questions that have stumped countless scholars before him? And will he ultimately win it all or lose everything, including his true love?

This movie truly proves that it is not about the story but rather more how the story is told. The story itself has been done before in many films before it. However what made this movie amazing was the way it was told. With each question the viewer is shown Jamal's life and how he was able to overcome these difficulties to find his true love. Danny Boyle's direction is amazing in this film and truly deserves all the Oscars that it has won. I would highly recommend this film to everyone, it will make you jump out of your seat and cheer.

Please vote for the poll on the side! I really can't wait to see what you guys request.

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I have five movies that need to be reviewed and I want to know which one you would like me to review first. I added a poll to the side of the blog featuring five movies you can vote for. Please vote!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hi

It has been along time since I have posted and I want to come back. I am here taking requests for any movies you want me to review or any top ten lists you want me to make. Please just post here if you have a suggestion.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oscar Picks

Best Picture
1. Slumdog Millionaire
2. Milk
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4. Frost/Nixon
5. The Reader

I honestly believe that this movie may break the Golden Globes curse of Best Picture curse. It had done so well at all the other awards, hopefully it will win the big one. I really hope that Benjamin Button doesn't win because I find it to be too similar to Forest Gump.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1. Marisa Tomei
2. Penélope Cruz
3. Amy Adams
4. Viola Davis
5. Taraji P. Henson


Unfortunately I have only seen Taraji P Heson's performance, So I cannot fairly judge in this category but I have a strong feeling it will either go to Marissa Tomei or Penelope Cruz.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
1. Heath Ledger
2. Philip Seymour Hoffman
3. Michael Shannon
4. Robert Downey Jr.
5. Josh Brolin


There is obviously no contest here. Heath Ledger hands down. Most of the other nominees are pretty weak. I have a feeling that the Academy did that on purpose to make sure Heath will win. If it isn't Heath than it better go to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
1. Melissa Leo
2. Kate Winslet
3. Meryl Streep
4. Anne Hathaway
5. Angelina Jolie


Melissa Leo strongly deserves it this year. Her performance in Frozen River drove the movie. That's what a leading actress should do. The movie itself could have gone flat easily but because of Leo's and Upham's (who should've been nominated over Taraji P. Henson) performance the movie is one of the best pictures of the year. However I have a strong feeling it will go to Kate Winslet just because people feel it's her time. To be honest I thought her performance in The Reader was good but not outstanding. If anything at all she should have won for Iris.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
1. Frank Langella
2. Sean Penn
3. Mickey Rourke
4. Richard Jenkins
5. Brad Pitt


Frank Langella should win for his role of President Nixon. The whole entire time you did not see Frank Langella, you saw Nixon. To be able to portray such a strong over the top character is amazing. I did not see The Wrestler so I cannot say Mickey Rourke doesn't deserve to win but I really feel strongly about Frank Langella. Sean Penn is my second pick for this category.

So these are my picks, tell me what you agree with or what you disagree with?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Hey guys I just wanted to let you know about some of the other articles I enjoy to write about that is not about movies. I also enjoy writing short stories which you can read at this cool site called HubPages. So far I have posted two stories online and probably will be writing some more soon. I promise to continue to write more reviews and such, I know it's been awhile since I posted anything but as I'm heading closer to my grad year I start to run out of time for things. However I will continue to post. Also please check out my stories and tell my what you think.