Friday 27 January 2012


And so another week goes by...

1) Of course this week was Oscar nominations week, and here are my thoughts on them. Now the actual descent into madness starts. The Artist is really looking like the front-runner now. For those who haven't seen it, this is the video of the Artist team reacting to their nominations. It's beyond adorable, and so very true. I mean seriously, all those people who are all like "I forgot it was today and I was asleep and blah blah blah"- stop lying! If I ever get nominated for some epic that I haven't thought of or written yet, I would react EXACTLY like The Artist folks. Though it's kind of ironic that the stars of the "silent movie" are creating such a racket.

2) Charlie Kaufman's film criticism musical Frank or Francis is getting quite the cast. Along with Jack Black, Steve Carell, Nicholas Cage and Kevin Kline, former Kaufman-ites, Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener are going to be there too. It sounds insane and awesome. I can't imagine Cage singing, but that will be something.

3) Harry Potter's Bonnie Wright is directing a short Separate We Come, Separate We Go starring former cast member David Thewlis, which will debut in the Graduate BAFTAs later this year. How random is that? Maybe that's why she was a block of stone in front of the camera. I mean look at Sofia Coppola.

4) Trailers: Black Gold which takes a look into the beginning of the oil-empire in Arab in the 1930s. Antonio Banderas and Mark Strong are there, along with the yet-to-be-remotely-impressive Freida Pinto. It looks epic, but I just have this feeling that I will hate it. Brake starring Stephen Dorff in which he is locked in a car trunk and then it's a bit Die Hard-y and Kill Bill Vol. 2 (the grave scene). Good time-pass I guess. Jeff Who Lives At Home is the final trailer. It has the quirky dramedy thing going on, but again I am not sold.

5) So my movie-watching this month has been suffering for the weirdest reason- I only have sort of depressing films left to watch. It's not they are bad films, but I know they are all intense films and I just feel like I am going to get bored. The only thing I am really happy watching are Doctor Who stuff (as amazing as that show is, curse it for ruining my attention span even more). Gah!! What to do?

6) Finally, If the posters of this year's "Oscar-worthy" films spoke the truth, they would look a bit like this:
If politicians looked like this, I would change my nationality and vote for them.



  1. I loved that video of The Artist peeps watching the Oscar nominations. If I ever make an Oscar worthy movie, that's EXACTLY what I'm going to be like. Plus, I loved the look on Bejo's face when Terrence Malick got called.

    Nicolas Cage singing? He could do that. He would do that.

    1. I know right. I love the moment Hazanavicius giggles as it sinks into him that he's an Oscar-nominee.

      Nicholas Cage can do everything. Fact.

  2. Ooh it would be so cool if Bonnie Wright suddenly became a famous arthouse/indie director after the Potter films, haha. I'll have to keep an eye out and see if her short heads to any festivals down here!
    I would so pay to see Nick Cage sing :P

  3. Heh heh The Artist bloopers

    1. I saw these!
      I know right. She will be the next best thing *cue eye roll*.
      I would too.