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Review: Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Brokeback Mountain

Set in the 60’s, the film takes us to the journey of Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger), two country boys hired to herd sheep through the summer at the Brokeback Mountain. There, they discovered some kind of connection that ultimately awaken something about themselves. As their lives goes on after their Brokeback Mountain stint, the two men realized that truly, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Over time, despite having individual families – they still see each other knowing that what they had is something that is far more important than any forces in their lives.

With the screenplay written by one of my favorite authors, (Larry McMurtry who wrote it along with Diana Ossana) my attachment with this film goes beyond being a fan of the story. The mood of the movie was as melancholic as its characters accompanied by its absolutely haunting musical score. The subtle approach of Ang Lee in delivering a controversial yet heavy emotional narrative allows its audience to weep with the character – such instance happen when the distraught Ennis Del Mar broke down while hugging Jack’s bloodied clothing. That for me was the highlight of the film. This film was short of a stunning portrayal of love loss and eternal questions of what-if. Ang Lee truly is a master of his craft.


Year: 2005
Genre: Drama
Rating: 9 out of 10
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Linda Cadellini, Anna Faris, David Harbour, Roberta Maxwell, Peter McRobbie, Kate Mara

via Pinoy Exchange 2014 Movie Challenge
30 Days Movie Challenge – Day 10: A movie of your favorite director (Ang Lee)

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Review: Rio (2011)

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I was thinking when was the last time I enjoyed an animated film? I remember watching Rango and enjoying its depth. I remember from last year some of the best ones, How To Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3.

Rio on the other hand wasn’t a big disappointment at all. I’m not a big fan of the film but it has its moment. Blue is a domesticated Spix’ Macau –last of the “male” of his kind was flown to Rio, Brazil to mate with the only remaining female Spix’ Macau named Jewel to save their species. Blue fell inlove with the stubborn Jewel who wanted to escape into the wilderness. The only problem that he’s got is that he doesn’t know how to fly. Both birds were abducted along with others by a group of smugglers and their adventure started from there.

The whole Rio vibe was very very cool to begin with but it does present a not so positive thing about the country. The graphics are less than impressive but the lines are very cool with the birds Nico and Pedro (voiced by Jamie Foxx and Will.I.Am respectively) stealing the scenes from the main protagonist.

I especially love the parade part and the bulldog. I think that was the best part of the film. Other than that, the film failed to deliver from its promising trailer.
Oh, the soundtrack was really good by the way which maybe the saving grace of the film.

I’ll give it a 5/10 rating.

Director: Carlos Saldanha

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Will.I.Am, Jamie Foxx

My 2013 Oscar Predictions!

Tonight is the biggest night in Hollywood as stars converge in Dolby Theater for the 85th Academy Awards. Last year was a very good year in films and the battle for tonight would validate the selected few who will get to win the Oscars and have their name written in the Oscar history book. With that being said, the competition is as stiff as last year when Meryl Streep and Viola Davis battled it out for the Best Actress category with the former winning her third statuette.

As for this year, like what I’ve been doing for the last couple of years – I’d be presenting my predictions / thoughts in certain categories with the THINK  and WANT format or Think / Want / Should Win format or Winner / Spoiler blah blah.

Here they are…

Best Picture

Argo

THINK / WANT / SHOULD – Argo is arguably the one to beat tonight with its unprecedented accolades left and right. The Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and the BAFTA hailed it as their Best Picture and I cannot imagine the Academy not following through and not recognizing the film despite the controversial snub of its director Ben Affleck.

SPOILER: If the Academy will snub this film just to be different, the award may go to Lincoln or Life Of Pi.

Best Director

It should only be between Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee

It should only be between Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee

With Ben Affleck getting no love from the Academy, I’ve this feeling that the Oscar will go to either Steven Spielberg or Ang Lee – both are previous winners. With this, I think it’ll be Steven Spielberg simply because I kinda think that (on a personal level) Spielberg’s direction was much better than the Life Of Pi of Ang Lee.

SPOILER: Ang Lee for Life Of Pi

Best Actor (LOCKED)

Daniel Day Lewis masterfully portraying Abraham Lincoln

Daniel Day Lewis masterfully portraying Abraham Lincoln

Think / Want / Should / No Spoiler: British actor Daniel Day Lewis is one of the favorites of the Academy having won two Oscars already. With his beyond impressive portrayal of Abe Lincoln, DDL could easily walk away with his third win – a well deserved win at that.

Best Actress

A Scene from Silver Linings Playbook

A Scene from Silver Linings Playbook

Now this is one of the most awaited categories of the night. Everybody thought Jennifer Lawrence had this already in the bag until Emmanuelle Riva’s name pops in and even snatching the BAFTA from JLaw. This could be a very interesting upset if the Silver Linings Playbook actress will go home empty handed after tonight.

THINK: Jennifer Lawrence – given the that American voters dominates the Academy, I should think that JLaw will get this.

 Emmanuelle Riva

WANT and SHOULD  /SPOILER: Emmanuelle Riva – her moving portrayal in Amour is beyond. This is her first nomination and was touted to be the oldest to get the nod for this category. Not for sentimental reason because Miss Riva’s 86 but because I believe that she actually deserved it more than Jennifer.

Best Supporting Actress (LOCKED)

Anne Hathaway in one of the most heart wrenching scene of Les Mis

Anne Hathaway in one of the most heart wrenching scene of Les Mis

No one – as in no one can beat Anne Hathaway tonight. Her portrayal of the ever so distraught Fantine in Les Misérables is perfection. The dynamic of her emotions as she sings the theme of the song has sealed her Oscar destiny. It’ll be such a shocker if Sally Field would snatch this one from her.

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz

You cannot go wrong with Christoph Waltz when it comes to being cynical and all and Tommy Lee Jones have proven her worth a long time ago. I should think that it’s only between them and I’m betting towards Waltz winning this. Atleast I think the Academy have voted for him.

TLJ

SPOILER: Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln

Best Original Screenplay

Think / Want / Should – Amour

Best Writing Adapted Screnplay

Think / Want  – Lincoln

Should – Argo

Best Animated Feature

Think / Should / Want – Brave

Best Editing

Think/ Should/ Want – Argo

Best Original Score

Think/ Should/ Want – Life Of Pi

Best Original Song

Think/ Should / Want  – Adele for Skyfall

Best Visual Effects

Think/ Should/ Want – Life Of Pi

Best Sound Editing

Think/ Should/ Want – Life Of Pi

Best Foreign Film

Think/ Should/ Want – Amour

Best Production Design

Think/ Should/ Want – Les Miserables

Best Make Up And Hair

Think/ Should/ Want – Les Miserables

Best Costume Design

Think/ Should/ Want – Les Miserables

‘have not seen any of the short film / documentary categories so I opted to leave them alone instead of merely guessing! I hope the deserving winners would win tonight! ‘till next year!

2011 Oscars Worst Dressed!

Nicole Kidman came tonight in a white embroidered Dior Couture gown. We’re completely speechless. We don’t know what to make of Nicole anymore. What happened to you girl????? We don’t want to do this but we have to. You are our Ultimate Worst Dressed. Sorry Nic…

Hailee Steinfeld -Don’t get us wrong. We love Hailee, I mean she’s all sweet and pretty but we’re not feeling this Marchesa gown for her. It’s just too Prom-ish…

Hilary Swank in a sequined and feathered strapless Gucci Premiere gown. We’ve seen this worn by a couple or three celebs in the red carpet. Sorry Hilary, we’re not buying it this time. So 2000 and late.

Helena Bonham Carter is wearing a creation from costume designer Colleen Atwood. We love her originality but that’s just it. That dress is a costume!

Sandra Bullock in a strapless Vera Wang gown

Yes, Sandra you’re funny and all but this doesn’t work for you. We still have the vivid memory of your Golden Globe’s hair. Atleast the bangs are gone –kudos to you girl!

Sharon Stone was wearing a feathered piece Black Swan inspired gown. *mum*

Host Ann Hathaway chose to wear a vintage Valentino gown for the red carpet. She had several outfit changes in the night. We’re counting on the red carpet dress, Anne. Sorry.

Halle Berry in a tulle gown by Marchesa. Snoozefest….photos via zimbio.com

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2011 Golden Globes Best Dressed

here’s our picks for the best fashionistas of this year’s Golden Globes starting with our ultimate best dressed

Angelina Jolie

La Jolie wearing an emerald green Atelier Versace was definitely the queen of the red carpet last night which toppled her questionnable nomination for The Tourist.

Anne Hathaway

Anne came in close second in this stunning Giorgio Armani Prive. girl is looking  whimsical and classy at the same time!

Emma Stone

This Calvin Klein dress is the perfect fit for Emma stone who look like a fierce, classic top albino model!

Mila Kunis

This emerald green Vera Wang gown suited Mila’s sweet demeanor on the red carpet perfectly! We feel that we’ve seen it before but Mila’s really working it and it’s definitely one of the best of the night.

Natalie Portman

we’re giving Natalie the award for the Most Stunning Pregnant Celebrity in the red carpet with this empire waist gown from Viktor and Rolf.

January Jones

This is how Nicole Kidman used to look like –now January Jones is channelling that aura with this sexy Versace dress and we’re just so in love with her!

*Honorable Fierce Mentions*

Sofia Vergara in a Vera Wang strapless fuschia gown.

Leighton Meester in a Burberry gown

Eva Langoria in a Zac Posen dress

Leah Michele wearin an Oscar dela Renta gown.

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