And it's time to flex my brain muscles again (are there muscles in the brain? Idk)! Woo hoo! Which is great because they seem to have died in my attempts to study for my upcoming exams next week. WOO HOO!!
1) This week I saw When Harry Left Hogwarts, i.e., the documentary made about the filming of the last two Harry Potter films. It was so sad. I have been obsessing about how my life has ended with the end of the film series, but there were so many people whose lives actually and completely depended on it. As much as I was the kid cast to succeed, I really hope all of the enormous cast and crew get jobs too. One of my favourite parts in the documentary was about all the dwarves who played the goblins, and one of them was an original Oompa Loompa, and how Warwick Davis's kids too got to be a part of it. The fears of the kid cast, especially the trio, as voiced by them and the other cast members, was scary. As such, it was a slightly random documentary, but still necessary. Needless to say, I wept a lot in the end, especially when they showed Daniel Radcliffe crying so much. Then I read my own tribute and sobbed even more. If I may say so myself, I am quite proud of it.
2) I did not know that this was happening- Wes Anderson's next, Moonrise Kingdom, has THE MOST AHMAZING CAST ASSEMBLED EVER! Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Frances McDormand and Harvey Keitel. NIFNVHLIJHLKMCFEXBHJBNKXIMDIO!!!!!! So much brilliance! I could die. I can not wait for this enough. Another amazing cast is that of Ridley Scott's Prometheus- Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy and Fassy himself. Sexy. It is the prequel to Aliens, so I must watch all the Alien movies before watching this, as I have been planning to do for a while now. Still, Accio 2012!!
3) I really want to write something about Woody Allen for LAMBS in the Director's Chair this week, but as expected, I am drawing a total blank. The exams are to blame, and my braindead-ness. *Sigh*
4) Trailers- Woody Harrelson's new drama Rampart has a trailer out. I think it looks very good, and again, brilliant cast. I have seen parts of The Messenger, and I can just imagine how fantastic Harrelson will be. Also, the music is cool. I'm quite looking forward to it. Beauty and the Beast 3D is being released, following the success of The Lion King 3D, which I did not watch unfortunately. I love the original, but it's not exactly the thrilling 3D tale, unlike in the case of The Lion King. Still Belle is my original Disney princess (though I already love Merida the most). The Woman in Black has released a third trailer, and this one too is pretty good. I hope they aren't showing all the good scares in the spooky-licious trailers.
5) Awards season is here and people are starting to put up their prediction charts. As I haven't seen many of the films yet, I am not doing any such thing for now. What I will do is talk about whatever "Oscar buzz-worthy" films I see and what I think of their chances. This week I saw 50/50 and Albert Nobbs. The first was quite good, and I would love to see JGL get nominated for his role, but this is one heavy year in the Best Actor category :-(. His future is bright though, and this is only the beginning for him. I do think he'll get Golden Globe attention, like his much-deserved nomination for (500) Days of Summer. Now Albert Nobbs was tricky. The only thing good about it was Glenn Close, and she was very good, but I think the lack of appeal in the film will hurt her cause. Also it's a Streep year, so Best Actress can go any which way. Mia Wasikowska and Janet McTeer were nice, though I highly doubt they will get any recognition whatsoever. I saw Like Crazy the week before. Felicity Jones was very good but I think the AMPAs will fill the young actress spot with the more daring performances by Rooney Mara and/or Elizabeth Olsen this year. For Anton Yelchin's chances, well if they think about him, they really must think about JGL first.
6)Two Harry Potter related posts, 'cuz the men of Potter are fabulous-
(Aww. C'est la vie Tom. Ryan Gosling just spreads disappointment all around).
(DanRad is my dancing queen).