Saturday, February 26, 2011

2011 Razzie Award Winners


Though there were a handful of really amazing films, most of 2010, especially the Summer films, were real turkeys. The Razzies are the anti-thesis of the Oscars. Here are the WINNERS. My picks for the worst is in BOLD. I will update as I see these movies.

Worst Picture

The Bounty Hunter

The Last Airbender-WINNER

Sex & The City 2- Not as good as the first, but I still enjoyed it.

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Vampires Suck

Worst Actor

Jack Black-Gulliver’s Travels

Gerard Butler-The Bounty Hunter

Ashton Kutcher-Killers and Valentine’s Day-WINNER

Taylor Lautner-Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Valentine’s Day

Robert Pattinson-Remember Me and Twilight Saga: Eclipse-I actually thought he was good in Remember Me.

Worst Actress

Jennifer Aniston-The Bounty Hunter and The Switch

Miley Cyrus-The Last Song

The Four “Gal Pals”-Sex & The City 2 (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon)-I thought they were good in it. It was just a weak script.-WINNER

Megan Fox-Jonah Hex

Kristen Stewart-Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Supporting Actor

Billy Ray Cyrus-The Spy Next Door

George Lopez-Marmaduke, The Spy Next Door and Valentine’s Day

Dev Patel-The Last Airbender

Jackson Rathbone-The Last Airbender and Twilight Saga: Eclipse-WINNER

Rob Schneider-Grown Ups

Worst Supporting Actress

Jessica Alba-The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine’s Day-I thought she was amazing in The Killer Inside Me but laughable in the 2 others.-WINNER

Cher-Burlesque

Liza Minnelli-Sex & The City 2

Nicola Peltz-The Last Airbender

Barbra Streisand-Little Fockers

Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D

Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore

Clash of The Titans-the only I've seen, but one of the worst films of 2010.

The Last Airbender-WINNER

Nutcracker 3-D

Saw 3-D

Worst Screen Couple / Worst Screen Ensemble

Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler-The Bounty Hunter

Josh Brolin’s Face & Megan Fox’s Accent-Jonah Hex

The Entire Cast of The Last Airbender

The Entire Cast of Sex & The City 2-WINNER

The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Director-

Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer-Vampires Suck

Michael Patrick King-Sex & The City 2-only one I've seen, but I don't think it deserved to be nominated.

M. Night Shyamalan-The Last Airbender-WINNER

David Slade-Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Sylvester Stallone-The Expendables

Worst Screenplay-

The Last Airbender-Written by M. Night Shyamalan, based on the TV series created by Michael Dante Dimartino and Brian Konietzko-WINNER

Little Fockers-Written by John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey, based on characters created by Greg Glenna & Mary Roth Clarke

Sex & The City 2-Written by Michael Patrick King, based on the TV series created by Darren Star-only 1 I've seen, but again I don't agree.

Twilight Saga: Eclipse-Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer

Vampires Suck-Written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel

Clash of The Titans

The Last Airbender

Sex & The City 2-WINNER

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Vampires Suck

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cuffed (2010)



Plot: A young man is cuffed to a car and driving with his legs and feet while being chased by two other cars. Is he the good guy or is he the bad guy?

Starring: Stuart Spears, Colin Penndorf (Jesus of Macon, Georgia), Tom Morris (Waterbeds), Chris Fennell, Garrett Knighton & Michele Nichols (Reinvent Yourself).

Written & Directed by: Anthony B. Harris

Trailer: http://dailyfilmfix.blip.tv/file/4786955/

More info can also be found at:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100587486647962

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163357627050304

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuffed/367075513424

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1831618/

Review: I'm in this movie (I'm in the rally car chase scene. I'm the brunette with the yellow shirt and pink and straw hat. lol) so I can't really do a review of the film itself without having extreme bias. I will say that I had a lot of fun on set, and seeing it come to fruition at the premiere was awesome. Everyone was really great to work with so the feeling on set was light-hearted and fun. I can't wait to work on more projects with these production companies (Red Ants Marching & Goat in the Boat) as I have a role in the upcoming film Canis Lupus Rednexus. The movie premiered at 2011 MAGA Film Festival on Thursday February 17th. There is an encore of the film Sunday, February 20th at 9am at the Macon Marriot City Center. Information about the festival as well as ticket info can be found at http://www.maconfilmfestival.com/festival/ticket-information. I encourage everyone to see it and support indie film making. If anyone has seen it or will see it and would like to write a review, I will be happy to publish it on this blog. You can either remain anonymous or be given full credit. Let me know.

Fun Facts: Many of the actors in the film are residents of Macon or the Middle GA area. The car accident in the film was actually an unplanned, unscripted on-set car accident that was caught on camera and then used in the final cut. Luckily no one was injured.



Saturday, February 12, 2011

Meals and Movies



It's that time of year again: Valentine's Day. My plans for this holiday are the inspiration for this year's list. I'm doing dinner and a movie with my hubby: We're watching a dvd at home and eating a meal that I make us that's from the movie. Here are some other great dinner & movie options for this Valentine's Day. I've provided the meal & recipe link for each movie.

Bend it Like Bekham & Bhajis and Pakora- http://www.ivcooking.com/p269_105.php-This is what I'm making my hubby, but I'm using a recipe from a book. This one looks good too.


My Big Fat Greek Wedding & Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon Yogurt Sauce-http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/grilled-lamb-chops-lemon-yogurt-sauce-recipe?click=recipe_sr




The Blue Lagoon & Young and Naked Fish Kebobs with Mango Tiki Sauce-http://www.tbs.com/stories/story/0,,712%7C1268%7C0,00.html






The Phantom of the Opera & White Chocolate Opera Cake Cake-http://www.pastrywiz.com/chocolate/chocolate24.htm

City of Angels & Upside-Down Pear Tartlets-

When in Rome & PENNE ALL’ARRABBIATA-http://www.aboutroma.com/rome-cuisine.html


Practical Magic & Double Chocolate Cupcakes-http://www.foodbuzz.com/recipes/2715508


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button & Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice-http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Authentic-Louisiana-Red-Beans-and-Rice/Detail.aspx- I'm Creole so I know this recipe is the real deal.

Paris, Je T'Aime & Moules Frites-

Snow Falling on Cedars & Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl-

Kate and Leopold & their special breakfast-http://www.abc.net.au/local/recipes/2002/04/13/532677.htm

Under the Tuscan Sun & Tuscan Chickpea Soup-http://www.recipelion.com/Soups/Tuscan-Chickpea-Soup


Friday, February 11, 2011

2011 Oscar Winners


Here's the list of the 2011 Oscar WINNERS with my pick of who I think

should win in BOLD. I will continue to update this post as I see more of

these movies. Let me know who you think should win by commenting below.


Best Motion Picture of the Year

Nominees:

127 Hours (2010): Danny Boyle

Black Swan (2010): Darren Aronofsky

The Fighter (2010): Mark Wahlberg

Inception (2010): Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

The Kids Are All Right (2010): Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray

The King's Speech (2010): Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin-WINNER

The Social Network (2010): Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Ceán Chaffin

Toy Story 3 (2010): Darla K. Anderson

True Grit (2010): Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin

Winter's Bone (2010): Anne Rosellini, Alix Madigan


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Nominees:

Javier Bardem for Biutiful (2010)

Jeff Bridges for True Grit (2010)

Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network (2010)

Colin Firth for The King's Speech (2010)-WINNER

James Franco for 127 Hours (2010)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Nominees:

Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole (2010)

Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone (2010)

Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010)-WINNER

Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine (2010)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominees:

Christian Bale for The Fighter (2010)-WINNER

John Hawkes for Winter's Bone (2010)

Jeremy Renner for The Town (2010)

Mark Ruffalo for The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Geoffrey Rush for The King's Speech (2010)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominees:

Amy Adams for The Fighter (2010)

Helena Bonham Carter for The King's Speech (2010)

Melissa Leo for The Fighter (2010)-WINNER

Hailee Steinfeld for True Grit (2010)

Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom (2010)


Best Achievement in Directing

Nominees:

why wasn't Nolan nominated?

Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan (2010)

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for True Grit (2010)

David Fincher for The Social Network (2010)

Tom Hooper for The King's Speech (2010)-WINNER

David O. Russell for The Fighter (2010)


Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Nominees:

Another Year (2010): Mike Leigh

The Fighter (2010): Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington

Inception (2010): Christopher Nolan

The Kids Are All Right (2010): Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg

The King's Speech (2010): David Seidler-WINNER


Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or

Published

Nominees:

127 Hours (2010): Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy

The Social Network (2010): Aaron Sorkin-WINNER

Toy Story 3 (2010): Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

True Grit (2010): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Winter's Bone (2010): Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini


Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Nominees:

How to Train Your Dragon (2010): Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

The Illusionist (2010): Sylvain Chomet

Toy Story 3 (2010): Lee Unkrich-WINNER


Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Nominees:

Biutiful (2010): Alejandro González Iñárritu(Mexico)

Dogtooth (2009): Giorgos Lanthimos(Greece)

In a Better World (2010): Susanne Bier(Denmark)-WINNER

Incendies (2010): Denis Villeneuve(Canada)

Outside the Law (2010): Rachid Bouchareb(Algeria)


Best Achievement in Cinematography

Nominees:

Black Swan (2010): Matthew Libatique

Inception (2010): Wally Pfister-WINNER

The King's Speech (2010): Danny Cohen

The Social Network (2010): Jeff Cronenweth

True Grit (2010): Roger Deakins


Best Achievement in Editing

Nominees:

127 Hours (2010): Jon Harris

Black Swan (2010): Andrew Weisblum

The Fighter (2010): Pamela Martin

The King's Speech (2010): Tariq Anwar

The Social Network (2010): Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall-WINNER


Best Achievement in Art Direction

Nominees:

Alice in Wonderland (2010): Robert Stromberg, Karen O'Hara-WINNER

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010): Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan

Inception (2010): Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Douglas A. Mowat

The King's Speech (2010): Eve Stewart, Judy Farr

True Grit (2010): Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh


Best Achievement in Costume Design

Nominees:

Alice in Wonderland (2010): Colleen Atwood-WINNER

I Am Love (2009): Antonella Cannarozzi

The King's Speech (2010): Jenny Beavan

The Tempest (2010/II): Sandy Powell

True Grit (2010): Mary Zophres


Best Achievement in Makeup

Nominees:

Barney's Version (2010): Adrien Morot

The Way Back (2010): Edouard F. Henriques, Greg Funk, Yolanda Toussieng

The Wolfman (2010): Rick Baker, Dave Elsey-WINNER


Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

Nominees:

127 Hours (2010): A.R. Rahman

How to Train Your Dragon (2010): John Powell

Inception (2010): Hans Zimmer

The King's Speech (2010): Alexandre Desplat

The Social Network (2010): Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross-WINNER


Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

Nominees:

127 Hours (2010): A.R. Rahman, Rollo Armstrong, Dido("If I Rise")

Country Strong (2010): Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges

("Coming Home")

Tangled (2010): Alan Menken, Glenn Slater("I See the Light")

Toy Story 3 (2010): Randy Newman("We Belong Together")-WINNER


Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

Nominees:

Inception (2010): Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick-WINNER

The King's Speech (2010): Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, John Midgley

Salt (2010): Jeffrey J. Haboush, William Sarokin, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell

The Social Network (2010): Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Mark Weingarten

True Grit (2010): Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland


Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Nominees:

Inception (2010): Richard King-WINNER

Toy Story 3 (2010): Tom Myers, Michael Silvers

TRON: Legacy (2010): Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Addison Teague-should've

been nominated for original score

True Grit (2010): Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey

Unstoppable (2010): Mark P. Stoeckinger


Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Nominees:

Alice in Wonderland (2010): Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas, Sean Phillips

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010): Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz, Nicolas Aithadi

Hereafter (2010): Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky, Joe Farrell

Inception (2010): Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb, Paul J. Franklin-WINNER

Iron Man 2 (2010): Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright, Daniel Sudick


Best Documentary, Features

Nominees:

No opinion.

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010): Banksy, Jaimie D'Cruz

GasLand (2010): Josh Fox, Trish Adlesic

Inside Job (2010): Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs-WINNER

Restrepo (2010): Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger

Waste Land (2010): Lucy Walker, Angus Aynsley


Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Nominees:

No opinion.

Killing in the Name (2010): Jed Rothstein

Poster Girl (2010): Sara Nesson, Mitchell Block

Strangers No More (2010): Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon-WINNERS

Sun Come Up (2010): Jennifer Redfearn, Tim Metzger

The Warriors of Qiugang (2010): Ruby Yang, Thomas Lennon


Best Short Film, Animated

Nominees:

Day & Night (2010): Teddy Newton-only 1 I've seen, but it was

really clever.

The Gruffalo (2009) (TV): Jakob Schuh, Max Lang

Let's Pollute (2009): Geefwee Boedoe

The Lost Thing (2010): Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann-WINNER

Madagascar, a Journey Diary (2010): Bastien Dubois


Best Short Film, Live Action

Nominees:

No opinion.

The Confession (2010/IV): Tanel Toom

The Crush (2009): Michael Creagh

God of Love (2010): Luke Matheny-WINNER

Na Wewe (2010): Ivan Goldschmidt

Wish 143 (2009): Ian Barnes, Samantha Waite


Totals

God of Love-1

The Lost Thing- 1

Strangers No More- 1

Inside Job- 1

Inception- 4

Toy Story 3- 2

The Social Network- 3

The Wolfman- 1

Alice in Wonderland- 2

In a Better World-1

The King's Speech-4

The Fighter-2

Black Swan-1

2011 Independent Spirit Award Winners



Here's the list of the 2011 Independent Spirit award WINNERS with my pick of who I think should win in BOLD. I will continue to update this post as I see more of these movies. Let me know who you think should've won by commenting below.

Best Feature
Nominees:
127 Hours (2010)
Black Swan (2010)- WINNER
Greenberg (2010)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Winter's Bone (2010)

Best Female Lead
Nominees:
Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Greta Gerwig for Greenberg (2010)
Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole (2010)
Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone (2010)
Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010)-WINTER
Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine (2010)

Best Male Lead
Nominees:
Ronald Bronstein for Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Aaron Eckhart for Rabbit Hole (2010)
James Franco for 127 Hours (2010)-WINNER
John C. Reilly for Cyrus (2010/I)
Ben Stiller for Greenberg (2010)

Best Supporting Female
Nominees:
Ashley Bell for The Last Exorcism (2010)-only 1 I've seen.
Dale Dickey for Winter's Bone (2010)-WINNER
Allison Janney for Life During Wartime (2009)
Daphne Rubin-Vega for Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Naomi Watts for Mother and Child (2009)

Best Supporting Male
Nominees:
John Hawkes for Winter's Bone (2010)-WINNER
Samuel L. Jackson for Mother and Child (2009)
Bill Murray for Get Low (2009)
John Ortiz for Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Mark Ruffalo for The Kids Are All Right (2010)-only 1 I've seen.

Best Director
Nominees:
Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan (2010)-WINNER
Danny Boyle for 127 Hours (2010)
Lisa Cholodenko for The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Debra Granik for Winter's Bone (2010)
John Cameron Mitchell for Rabbit Hole (2010)

Best Screenplay
Nominees:
The Kids Are All Right (2010): Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko-WINNER
Life During Wartime (2009): Todd Solondz
Please Give (2010): Nicole Holofcener
Rabbit Hole (2010): David Lindsay-Abaire
Winter's Bone (2010): Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini

Best First Screenplay
Nominees:
No opinion.
Jack Goes Boating (2010): Robert Glaudini
Lovely, Still (2008): Nicholas Fackler
Monogamy (2010): Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener
Obselidia (2010): Diane Bell
Tiny Furniture (2010): Lena Dunham-WINNER

Best Cinematography
Nominees:
Black Swan (2010): Matthew Libatique-WINNER
Greenberg (2010): Harris Savides
Never Let Me Go (2010): Adam Kimmel
Tiny Furniture (2010): Jody Lee Lipes
Winter's Bone (2010): Michael McDonough

Best First Feature
Nominees:
Everything Strange and New (2009)
Get Low (2009)-WINNER
The Last Exorcism (2010)-only 1 I've seen
Night Catches Us (2010)
Tiny Furniture (2010)

Best Foreign Film
Nominees:
Of Gods and Men (2010)-WINNER
The King's Speech (2010)-The only one I've seen
Kisses (2008)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)

Best Documentary
Nominees:
No opinion.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)-WINNER
Marwencol (2010)
Restrepo (2010)
Sweetgrass (2009)
Thunder Soul (2010)

John Cassavetes Award
Nominees:
No opinion.
The Exploding Girl (2009): Bradley Rust Gray, Karin Chien, Ben Howe, So Yong Kim
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009): Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie, Casey Neistat, Tom Scott-WINNER
Lbs. (2004): Matthew Bonifacio, Carmine Famiglietti
Lovers of Hate (2010): Bryan Poyser, Megan Gilbride
Obselidia (2010): Diane Bell, Chris Byrne, Matthew Medlin

Truer Than Fiction Award
Nominees:
No opinion.
Marwencol (2010): Jeff Malmberg-WINNER
Summer Pasture (2010): Lynn True, Nelson Walker III
Sweetgrass (2009): Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Someone to Watch Award
Nominees:
No opinion.
Hossein Keshavarz for Dog Sweat (2010)
Laurel Nakadate for The Wolf Knife (2010)
Mike Ott for Littlerock (2010)-WINNER

Producers Award
Nominees:
No opinion.
In-Ah Lee for Au revoir Taipei (2010)
Adele Romanski for The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Anish Savjani for Meek's Cutoff (2010)-WINNER

Robert Altman Award
WINNER
Please Give (2010)

Totals

Please Give-1
Meek's Cutof-1
Littlerock-1
Marwencol-1
Go Get Some Rosemary-1
Exit Through the Gift Shop-1
Of Gods and Men -1
Get Low-1
Black Swan-4
Tiny Furniture-1
The Kids Are All Right-1
Winter's Bone-2
127 Hours-1