Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Best to Worst Movies & TV 2012

Chronicle PosterThe Cabin in the Woods PosterTed PosterSkyfall Poster
Wreck It Ralph
The Words
Red Dawn
The Hunger Games
Trouble with the Curve
Mirror Mirror
Man on a Ledge
The Five Year Engagement
The Vow
The Lucky One
John Carter
Safe House
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 PosterSmash PosterAwake PosterTouch Poster
Saving Hope
Dating Rules From My Future Self
Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Project Runway All-Stars
Doomsday Preppers
Around the World in 80 Plates
Jane By Design
Craft Wars
The L.A. Complex
The Client List
Fashion Star
24 Hour Catwalk
Emily Owens, M.D.
Wedding Band
Made in Jersey
House of Consignment
Halloween Wars

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

[DVD] Tuesdays with Mell Dec.18, 2012 Pitch Perfect, Total Recall, Trouble with the Curve, Killer Joe, Premium Rush, "Shameless" S2

Image of Pitch PerfectImage of Total RecallImage of Trouble with the CurveImage of Sleepwalk with Me
Image of Killer JoeImage of Premium RushImage of ShamelessImage of 10 Years

Pitch Perfect 2012 Comedy Starring: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, John Benjamin Hickey, Donald Faison & Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Written by Kay Cannon based on the novel by Mickey Rapkin. Directed by: Jason Moore  Trailer Plot: Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. Review: Haven't seen this yet, but I love music movies and have been a fan of Kendrick since I first saw her in Camp. I really hope the music sequences aren't cheesy. Rating: TBD. Watch with: TBD.

Total Recall 2012 scifi film Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, Bill Nighy, John Cho & Ethan Hawke. Directed by: Len Wiseman. Written by: Kurt Wimmer & Mark Bomback inspired by the short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick.  Trailer  Plot: A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run. Review: I've been the original and liked it. I'm keeping an open mind. I don't mind them remaking this one because Schwarzenegger wasn't good in the original. We'll see. My husband has seen it and loved it, also having seen the original. Rating: TBD. Watch with: TBD. 

Trouble with the Curve Watch my video review

Sleepwalk with Me 2012 Comedy Starring: Lauren Ambrose, Lucy DeVito, Carol Kane & James Rebhorn. Directed by: Mike Birbiglia & Seth Barrish. Written by: the directors, Joe Birbiglia & 
Ira Glass Trailer Plot: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. Review: This seems like a funny movie that I'm mostly interested in because it's about stand up comedy. Rating: TBD. Watch with: TBD. 

Killer Joe 2011 Indie Spirit Award nominated Crime Drama Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church & Gina Gershon. Directed by: William Friedkin. Written by: Tracy Letts based on his play. Trailer  Plot: When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance. Review: Very curious to see this film. I've heard McConaughey is amazing in this, earning him an Indie Spirit nod. Rating: TBD. Watch with: TBD. 

Premium Rush 2012 Action film Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Shannon, Aaron Tveit & Jamie Chung. Directed by: David Koepp. Written by: the director & John Kamps. Trailer Plot: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. Review: Look likes an interesting premise with some cool stunt work. Gordon-Levitt can elevate anything. Rating: TBD. Watch with: TBD.

Shameless S2 Showtime Comedy Series Starring: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy & Steve Howey. Guest Starring: Joan Cusack, Marguerite Moreau, Amy Smart, Justin Chatwin, Noel Fisher, Chloe Webb & Jenna Elfman. Created by: Paul Abbott. Promo Plot: Patriarch Frank Gallagher and his loud and nutty family argue their way through a second season of this uproarious sitcom. Alcoholism, thievery and deviance all come family style in this American remake of the award-winning British series. Review: Not yet done watching S2 but am enjoying it so far. I'd like to see these characters evolve more, however. Rating: TBD. Watch with: TBD.

10 Years 2011 Dramedy Starring: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Justin Long, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Chris Pratt, Ari Graynor, Scott Porter, Brian Geraghty, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Mara, Lynn Collins, Anthony Mackie, Rosario Dawson & Ron Livingston. Written & Directed by: Jamie Linden.  Trailer Plot: The night before their high school reunion, a group of friends realize they still haven't quite grown up in some ways. Review: Great cast. Given that it's very close to my 10 year HS reunion, 5 months actually, I'm curious in living vicariously through these characters until I decide whether or not I'm actually going to attend mine. Rating: TBD. Watch with: TBD.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

2013 Film Independent Spirit Award Winners

2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards

My winners are in PINK. The winners will say WINNER.
Winners announced on Saturday, February 23rd. 

Best Feature


Bernie (2011)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) WINNER

Best Female Lead

Best Male Lead


Jack Black for Bernie (2011)
John Hawkes for The Sessions (2012) WINNER
Wendell Pierce for Four (2012)

Best Supporting Female


Ann Dowd for Compliance (2012)
Helen Hunt for The Sessions (2012) WINNER

Best Supporting Male

Nominees: No answer. Haven't seen these yet. 

Matthew McConaughey for Magic Mike (2012) WINNER

Best Director

Best Cinematography

Nominees: No answer. Haven't seen these yet. 

Here (2011/I): Lol Crawley

Best First Feature

Nominees: No answer. Haven't seen these yet. 

Fill the Void (2012)

Best International Film

Nominees: No answer. Haven't seen these yet. 

Amour (2012) WINNER
Rust and Bone (2012)
Sister (2012)
War Witch (2012)

Best Documentary

Nominees: No answer. Haven't seen these yet. 

The Invisible War (2012) WINNER
The Waiting Room (2012/III)

John Cassavetes Award

Nominees: No answer. Haven't seen these yet. 

Middle of Nowhere (2012) WINNER
Starlet (2012)

Truer Than Fiction Award

Nominees: No answer. Haven't seen these yet. 

The Waiting Room (2012/III): Peter Nicks WINNER

Someone to Watch Award

Nominees: No answer. Haven't seen these yet. 

David Fenster for Pincus (2012)
Adam Leon for Gimme the Loot (2012) WINNER

Producers Award

Nominees: No answer. Haven't seen these yet. 

Mynette Louie for Stones in the Sun (2012) WINNER

Robert Altman Award

WINNER No answer. Haven't seen these yet. 

Starlet (2012) WINNER

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Final Acts (2011 Macon Shorts Winner)-Full Film

I'm in this movie. Look for me in 3 scenes. 2 Airport scenes & the film festival scene in a sparkly top in the front row.  It was filmed in summer of 2011, and directed by James Kicklighter. It won 2001 Macon Shorts Film Competition. It stars Edith Ivey ( The Curious Case of Benjamin Button & "In the Heat of the Night")  & Jason Burkey (October Baby)

Watch full film here http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi4047150617/

Here's the poster & some stills from the film
Final Acts Poster


Trouble With The Curve movie review

I'm in this movie so I'm trying to be unbiased lol