Friday, February 24, 2012

(15) aka Uggie's shocking betrayal + links

By Sati. Friday, February 24, 2012
  • Jimmy Kimmel has a new sketch on his show - he invited Uggie to appear in each episode of the program this week in order to chose Oscar winner - how it works is that there is a hot dog on the top of a photo and Uggie needs to chose one. When he was predicting who will win best Actor instead of listening to me and turning left as I frantically kept yelling at the youtube video he chose Clooney over Dujardin. Uggie, how could you? Jean gave you sausages! Jean petted you! Jean carried you on the stage on Golden Globes! Of course, I'm certain that the sketch was rigged - maybe there were two hot dogs or something - I just hope for one thing - that they are not in on it and somehow already know the results, because...
  • ....every time I read the predictions people make and Jean is not the winner my heart breaks. I mean all I want is for that man to be on the stage with his Oscar this Sunday. Everything else? Whatever wins I really don't care - "The Artist" probably will win the best movie but if it won't - well, it's not the first time my favorite movie would lose. But if Jean wins he is going to be the first French actor to win in this category. He will get on stage and sing Marseillaise and smile and laugh and thank people. If Clooney wins he will talk about another actor's dick forgetting to thank his co-stars and the director. Oh and he will probably mention something about charity, peace, war, America or any other of such subjects. I like the guy, but please.
  • So yesterday I had my first lecture from Forensic Medicine and afterwards there was an option to participate in autopsy. I went of course, since If I only was better at physics I'd be in med school not law school now. I saw 3 autopsies prior to this so I was fine - I do not respond to gory scenes with panic, I was never squeamish. So I stood there for around an hour, completely fine. Interesting thing happened, though - 2 people fainted. Guys, not girls. Weaker sex, huh?
  • Remember how I whined I probably failed my exam? Well, I passed it. I got C but as long as I pass things I couldn't give a rat's ass what the grade is. Anyways my mother finally caved in after that and let me order a dog - I was whining about wanting to have one for years now, I was saving money for months and I even started making the apartment a bit safer by figuring out how to hide the loose cables. So we are waiting for our dream Yorkshire Terrier to be born  - it's gonna be sometime next month and after that we are going to visit him in order to chose which dog we want and then take him home in June. I can't wait. Yorkies are my favorite dogs - they are so tiny but they have enormous personalities. Getting back to Uggie - you know how whenever he finishes doing a trick he hides his head between his paws taking a bow? My mother is determined to teach our Yorkie that. I have much simpler dreams - that he won't pee everywhere.
  • My university doesn't honor Oscar night - I have big test next day. So I really hope the ceremony will end before I absolutely have to leave to take it - I'm sure it will go better than the test I have on Wednesday which is not only from the subject I perpetually fail things from and have to retake it - I also don't understand most of it.
  • I saw "J. Edgar" this week. What the hell happened to Eastwood? "Hereafter" was pretty mediocre but this was just awful. I do not know what was worse - the old guy recalling his better days formula known from other train wreck from 2011 "The Iron Lady" or Arnie Hammer's old man make up. Atrocious movie and what a waste of good actors.
  • I also saw Hugo which I also didn't like - it was made with good intentions but the kids were so miscast - Chloe Moretz? Really? Playing innocent and good hearted girl? It just doesn't suit her. The visuals were gorgeous but I was extremely bored watching the movie. Thank God it had Miranda Otto, who is eternally lovely and all of these adorable dogs.
  • I saw "Red Riding - in the year of our Lord 1974" and it was amazing. What a beautiful cinematography and ambiance. I'm very excited for the next two movies.
  • And final words for this week - GO, JEAN, GO!
Here come the links:

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link!
    You didn't like Hugo :O I thought Moretz was actually quite good, contrary to what I had originally believed. And my dear Asa is adorable.
    And I love love love Jean Dujardin, but I really want Gary Oldman to win as he deserves it most. But then again, Dujardin's speech will be all sorts of epic.

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    1. Roger Ebert wrote today that he thinks Dujardin has a big chance at winning because the members know his speech will be incredible :) You're welcome, I love all the lists you did!

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  2. You really do love Jean Dujardin, don't you?:) I heard he is sick, I hope he makes it to the Oscars
    Thanks for the link, as always!

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  3. He is? Oh God! I hope he's gonna be fine, there are Cesar awrds tonight in France if I'm not mistaken. I hope he attends, I mean he really must be there. I'm not gonna be sleeping for a long time since I have tons of stuff to learn and a lot to do, but I'm watching Oscars even if I had to drink a bucket of ceoffe just to see him and hopefully Uggie.

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  4. Huge thanks for the link Sati. It is you're favourite Scorsese? I keep hearing this. I don't know why, but I passionately disliked it. I have seen it twice now too.

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    1. Yeah, I could watch "Casino" over and over again. I also like "Goodfellas" a lot, Pesci is so amazing in both of those films.

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  5. I also saw "Red Riding: 1974" as apart of my film club with some friends of mine. I loved it; it definitely solidified my love for Andrew Garfield. I did see the next one in the trilogy, but didn't enjoy it as much as the first one.

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    1. Yeah, Garfield was really amazing in this one. I hope the other two are at least solid thriller films.

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  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Glad you liked the story!

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  7. Thank you for the link!
    And UGGIE, HOW COULD YOU? Everyone has been going for George Clooney this week - and I say NO MORE. If George Clooney wins lord knows what I'll do.
    I'm glad you saw Red Riding 1974. It is pretty brilliant, isn't it? I didn't think that the following two were as good, but you better be prepared for how everything turns out!

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    1. He just lost at Cesars :( I mean Uggie and France not awarding him is enough, enough I say! He needs to win this thing this Sunday. He just needs to or I'll be so very sad.

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  8. Jean was born to play that role in the Artist, I think its pretty much a done deal for him winning best actor. As I wrote today for my oscar predictions, silent films just bring out something extra in the performances.

    I have to agree about Hugo, visually well done, sadly was boring.

    ps Such a cute dog in the video, maybe the Clooney picture he ran to was just the closest

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    1. I hope you are right :) Yeah Uggie run to Meryl Streep's picture the next night and it was place where Clooney's was, so I think he was just really after that hot dog :P

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  9. I'm hoping for Dujardin to win, but predicting Clooney. I mean, if he can pull Uggie away so quickly, what's going to happen when it's a bunch of old white guys who had a crush on his aunt Rosemary?

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    1. I hate when someone wins just because they are well known and liked in the industry, like with Bullock :/ Hopefully the last big awards went to Jean and R. Ebert wrote that he thinks voters are aware that his speech will be epic and may chose him simply because it will be a great Oscar moment. Plus he deserves it, so it's two points over Clooney for him :)

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