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Review: Babel (2006)

via wikipedia

via wikipedia

Babel is a riveting tale that encompasses continents, people and their stories entangled into a socio-political and personal struggles that is inevitable and prevalent in the world that we’re living in today.

It stars Brad Pitt who perhaps delivered one of his most noteworthy performances. He played Richard Jones who along with his wife Susan (Cate Blanchett) were in Morocco for a vacation. While traveling Susan was accidentally shot by a young Moroccan boy that was immediately assessed by the US government as an act of terrorism. Meanwhile, in the US – the Jones’s kids nanny (Adriana Barraza) was forced to take the kids with her in Mexico to attend her son’s wedding without the Jones’ permission – an event that led to them being detained by the immigration. In the other side of the world, we have Cheiko (Rino Kikuchi,) a deaf-mute Japanese girl , traumatized by her mother’s suicide and whose father (Koji Yakusho) was the person who gifted the pistol that was used in the shooting in Morocco when the latter went there for a hunting trip – the girl herself was battling her own demons coming to terms with her mother’s death and her dad’s lack of support. The entanglement of each story was an outstanding and thorough display of how humans are connected at one point in time. The outline of the film was so big and as it is “multicultural” that it was easy to be fascinated by it and be at the edge of your seat and breathless, expecting things to happen hopefully in favor of the characters you’re rooting for. The emotion was heavy here that somehow it’d make you exhausted and you almost want to smack each character but in the end – it may provide you some realization – good or bad at that.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Mohamed Akhzam, Adriana Barraza, Gael Garcia Bernal, Elle Fanning, Nathan Gamble, Rino Kikuchi, Koji Yakusho

Year: 2006

Rating: 9.5/10

via 2014 Pinoy Exchange Movie Challenge – Movies Nominated In The Academy

2014 Oscars – The 86th Academy Awards Full List Of Nominees!

American Hustle and Gravity leads this year's list with 11 nods each!

American Hustle and Gravity leads this year’s list with 11 nods each!

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street
12 Years a Slave

12 Years A Slave garnered 10 as expected!

12 Years A Slave garnered 10 as expected!

Best Actor
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor

Best Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best S Actor

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best S Actress

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Director

Best Animated Feature Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Animated Film

Best Foreign Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium
The Great Beauty, Italy
The Hunt, Denmark
The Missing Picture, Cambodia
Omar, Palestine

Foreign

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle, Eric Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club, Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
Her, Spike Jonze
Nebraska, Bob Nelson

Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips, Billy Ray
Philomena, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
12 Years a Slave, John Ridley
The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter

Best Original Score
The Book Thief
Gravity
Her
Philomena
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Original Song
Alone Yet Not Alone, from Alone Yet Not Alone
Happy, from Despicable Me 2
Let It Go, from Frozen
The Moon Song, from Her
Ordinary Love, from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Cinematography
The Grandmaster
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners

Best Costume Design
American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years a Slave

via http://oscar.go.com/nominees – view the full list here!

A Glimpse Of Vogue January 2014 Covers

So I didn’t have time to post each Vogue cover apiece so I’ve gathered all the covers of Vogue edition worldwide to show you chicoswho made it.” Some I’d say are pretty predictable and some are really, really just up there! The Italian and the ones from Brazil are pretty amazing! What’s your favorite?

the royal highness herself, Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett headlining the American Vogue

the royal highness herself, Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett headlining the American Vogue

Julia Nobis is perfection for the January edition of the Italian Vogue

Julia Nobis is perfection for the January edition of the Italian Vogue

Mr. and Mrs. Beckham invading the French Vogue

Mr. and Mrs. Beckham invading the French Vogue

Well, the public loves her and so as the British Vogue - that folks, is Cara Delevingne

Well, the public loves her and so as the British Vogue – that folks, is Cara Delevingne

Joan Small, Models.com number one model since 2012 gracing the German edition!

Joan Smalls, Models.com number one model since 2012 gracing the German edition!

Vogue Espana - Louise Parker

Vogue Espana – Louise Parker

Vogue Australia - Jessica Hart

Vogue Australia – Jessica Hart

The hotness that is Candice Swanepoel on Vogue Brasil

The hotness that is Candice Swanepoel on Vogue Brasil

Here's another cover version of Candice for the January edition of the Brazilian Vogue

Here’s another cover version of Candice for the January edition of the Brazilian Vogue

Vogue Mexico - Irina Shayk

Vogue Mexico – Irina Shayk

Vogue China - Natasha Poly

Vogue China – Natasha Poly

Vogue Russia - Sasha Luss

Vogue Russia – Sasha Luss

Karlie Kloss for the Japanese Vogue

Karlie Kloss for the Japanese Vogue

This was a reprint from Australian Vogue editorial becoming a worthy cover of the Portuguese edition featuring April Tiplady and Maddison Brown

This was a reprint from Australian Vogue editorial becoming a worthy cover of the Portuguese edition featuring April Tiplady and Maddison Brown

Vogue India - Kangana Ranaut

Vogue India – Kangana Ranaut

Vogue Netherlands - Crista Cober

Vogue Netherlands – Crista Cober

Vogue Turkey - Emily DiDonato

Vogue Turkey – Emily DiDonato

Vogue Korea - Anja Rubik

Vogue Korea – Anja Rubik

Vogue Ukraine - Tori Garrn

Vogue Ukraine – Tori Garrn

Vogue Thailand - Eva Herzigova

Vogue Thailand – Eva Herzigova

Vogue Taiwan - Patty Hou

Vogue Taiwan – Patty Hou

via online / published by  Condé Nast

2011 Oscars Best Dressed!

Mila Kunis was snub from the supporting role category but we can’t do that to sweet lips. In this soft lavender Elie Saab gown with matching diamond earrings and bangles, we’re declaring her the Ultimate Best Dressed of the night. Sorry, Natalie!
Amy Adams wearing a L’Wren gown with bright green jewels looking magnificent as ever! Who doesn’t love her??!
Melissa Leo so deserved to be part of this list in this custom-made Marc Bouwer gown. Wearing this plus an Oscar! Are you going to ask for more??
Jennifer Lawrence sure knows how to work the red carpet. Consistency is the key, this time she’s wearing something from Calvin Klein gown collection matching it with smokey eye make up and a glittery clutch! She’s a STAR!
Mandy Moore used to be this spiteful teeny bopper who’s singing some lousy tween songs. This time, she’s a celebrity Goddess with this nude Monique Lhuillier gown with a pair of retro earrings!
Oh, don’t fret Natalie Portman’s fans. She won the Oscar and yes, we are also awarding her as one of the best dressed with this off-shouldered Rodarte Gown. Let’s now have a prayer circle anti-Oscar curse!!!
After her Best Supporting Actress win in 2009, Jennifer Hudson transformed from a B-List to an A-list in the red carpet with the help of this Versace gown!
Michelle Williams will always have a special part in our heart. Although she sometimes reminds us of Carey Mulligan with that bob,she definitely knows how to dress the part of an Oscar-nominated actress sporting this beautiful Chanel gown.
Cate Blanchett – We’ve seen this gown from the Givenchy Couture Collection and we’re excited to see it being worn by the amazing Cate Blanchett — she look marvelous!via zimbio.com

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