I almost didn’t see Lion.
From the trailer, I could tell the movie had the dreaded Disney structure:
Child has a beloved family.
Child is ripped from his beloved family within the first five minutes.
Child spends the rest of the movie looking for his beloved family.
Let’s face it — that story line is hard enough to watch when little cartoon characters are involved; I wasn’t sure I could stomach it with real people.
And I wasn’t altogether wrong.
But this true story — and the actors who portray it — are so compelling, I couldn’t have looked way if I had wanted to. It is heartbreaking and life-affirming, all at the same time.
And I hope, in the course of my life, I can be one-tenth as brave as that little boy.
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I support this write-in candidate. I hope you will, too.
#Deadpool #Oscars #winnerwinner
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With all the movie remakes that are out there, I am surprised that someone hasn’t decided to give Jumping Jack Flash a second go.
I’ve always liked it a lot, even though I think Whoopi Goldberg was miscast as the lead.
The film was made the year after Goldberg was nominated for an Oscar for The Color Purple, and directors were putting her in everything.
I’m not sure this was the appropriate vehicle.
But I think the movie’s spy plot centered on bank computer transactions could be updated for today, and cast with an eye for chemistry as well as comedy.
Emma Stone would be great as the lead. (Of course, I say that about most films.)
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I am looking forward to tonight’s Oscar broadcast for three reasons.
1. Neil Patrick Harris.
2. This awards season desperately needs a surprise winner. In any category.
Please, Academy, be the organization that flabbergasts me with a shocking turn of events, shaking me out of this year’s numbing sameness.
3. Much like the Super Bowl, the Oscars commercials are increasingly becoming an event unto themselves. I am particularly excited to see a new ad by Stonyfield Yogurt, where woman actually admit to not liking Greek yogurt.
I knew I wasn’t the only one out there.
Here’s a sneak peek:
Honesty and innuendo? Sign me up!
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Entertainment Weekly and photographer Robert Trachentenberg turned host Neil Patrick Harris ‘golden’ in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards telecast.
We know he already was.
They also shot NPH in a variety of poses with the coveted statuette…which can mean only one thing.
Neil — the twins might be watching!
Neil — your Oscar is so…tall!
(My apologies to the Academy.)
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A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, garnered no Oscar love this year.
The Best Actor and Actress categories runneth over, so in a way, it’s understandable.
But the brilliant costume designers who put Isaac in this black turtleneck sweater and camel hair coat —
Hand them the statue, damn it.
Was even more lethal on the big screen.
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Dear Academy voters:
Please give the Best Supporting Actress Oscar to our gal Emma Stone.
I know her category is filled with amazing actresses who delivered performances equally worthy of the award…
But I think Emma’s acceptance speech would be one for the books.
Just take a gander at the statement she released upon hearing she was nominated:
“Well, this is surreal. I am completely knocked out. Thank you to the Academy for this incredible honor. I am very proud and lucky to be a part of Birdman and can’t believe it came to this. I am so f–king excited. Are you allowed to say f–k when you’re making a statement for the Oscars? I’m just really f–king excited.” (via E!).
BOOM (figuratively dropping the microphone)
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