Saturday, December 27, 2014

105 things I love about Gone Girl (that no one talks about), part 1.

By s. Saturday, December 27, 2014 , , 59 Comments

Brilliant Alex of And so it Begins let me borrow his awesome idea for things I love about ... that no one talks about again. I did the last one on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and now it's, to surprise of no one, another Fincher's movie, one that is still my favorite film of 2014 (I still haven't seen Birdman or Foxcatcher but I can't see Gone Girl falling from the top place). It turns out that this list grew really extensive so I'm dividing it into two parts, the next one will be posted next Sunday.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Nominations

By s. Thursday, December 11, 2014 , 27 Comments
Rosamund Pike, Best Actress in Drama - Gone Girl and Mark Ruffalo, Best Supporting Actor - Foxcatcher
 What did we learn today?

We learned that if your heart is pure (kind of) and you are rooting for the movie (that you haven't even seen yet) and it has your darling Fluffalo in it, amazing things can happen.

Foxcatcher which wasn't even present in most of critics' top 10 and nominations (while Boyhood triumphed, that sound you hear is me vomiting) got a big boost this week with Steve Carell getting both SAG and GG nominations and the film getting Best Picture nomination as well as the inclusion among AFI's top 10 11 of the year. But it did come with a price - apparently where it triumphed, Gone Girl was absent.

But let's focus on what's important - Mark Ruffalo is a double SAG and Golden Globe nominee this year. Oh, yeah!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Soundtrack Wednesday - The Theory of Everything, Calvary & The Imitation Game

By s. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 , , , 12 Comments

Track: A Normal Family
Artist: Johann Joahnnsson
Movie: The Theory of Everything

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Screaming Sunday - The Babadook

By s. Sunday, December 7, 2014 , 26 Comments
Movie rating - 80/100
Plot:  A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
The heroes: The mother and her son. Or perhaps just her son?
The antagonists: The mysterious Babadook
Best scene: It's hard to choose just one in the film so consistent but I'd choose the scene where Amelia gets the book back...with certain creepy additions to it.
Oh-oh something's not right line: Don't let him in.
What makes it so great? This film is easily one of the best and smartest horror films of the last few years - it's not quite as entertaining as Orphan or The Conjuring but it's very psychologically complex, brilliantly acted and executed. The film's best element is the script which much like for example Black Swan is showing the events almost completely from subjective perspective leaving a lot of room for theories and interpretations.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Soundtrack Wednesday - Only Lovers Left Alive

By s. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 , , 16 Comments

Track: Spooky action at a distance
Artist: SQÜRL
Movie: Only Lovers Left Alive