Thursday, December 22, 2011
The trailer is all over the web over the last 48 hours. The cast I didn't see, but to note, it's nice to see people like Aidan Turner (the BBC's Being Human) and Lee Pace (Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies), and Evangeline Lilly (Lost)
And of course Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Sir Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Andy Sirkis and Richard Armitage who I had known all about.
John Rhys-Davies? maybe his character is was too young during The Hobbit period vs LOTR's.
I do wonder what this movie might have been like had Guillermo Del Toro been able to direct it (as originally planned).
Thursday, December 15, 2011
a few names nice to see like Johnny Galecki for The Big Bang Theory, but as it always happens, far too many omissions like Psych. I have yet to see a number of the movies nominated, namely Moneyball. But I'm starting to wonder if this year could end up being an even worse year for movies than last year.
Ricky Gervais is hosting again, which should be worth watching these alone for.
I'll try and find the time soon around or after the 2011 Album Index is done to dissect these as I like to do.
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- DRAMA
THE IDES OF MARCH
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE -- DRAMA
GLENN CLOSE, ALBERT NOBBS
VIOLA DAVIS, THE HELP
ROONEY MARA, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
MERYL STREEP, THE IRON LADY
TILDA SWINTON, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE -- DRAMA
GEORGE CLOONEY, THE DESCENDANTS
LEONARDO DICAPRIO, J. EDGAR
MICHAEL FASSBENDER, SHAME
RYAN GOSLING, THE IDES OF MARCH
BRAD PITT, MONEYBALL
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE -- COMEDY ORMUSICAL
JODIE FOSTER, CARNAGE
CHARLIZE THERON, YOUNG ADULT
KRISTEN WIIG, BRIDESMAIDS
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
KATE WINSLET, CARNAGE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE -- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
JEAN DUJARDIN, THE ARTIST
BRENDAN GLEESON, THE GUARD
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, 50/50
RYAN GOSLING, CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.
OWEN WILSON, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
PUSS IN BOOTS
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE FLOWERS OF WAR (CHINA)
IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (USA)
THE KID WITH A BIKE (BELGIUM)
A SEPARATION (IRAN)
THE SKIN I LIVE IN (SPAIN)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
BERENICE BEJO, THE ARTIST
JESSICA CHASTAIN, THE HELP
JANET MCTEER, ALBERT NOBBS
OCTAVIA SPENCER, THE HELP
SHAILENE WOODLEY, THE DESCENDANTS
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
KENNETH BRANAGH, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
ALBERT BROOKS, DRIVE
JONAH HILL, MONEYBALL
VIGGO MORTENSEN, A DANGEROUS METHOD
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, BEGINNERS
BEST DIRECTOR -- MOTION PICTURE
WOODY ALLEN, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
GEORGE CLOONEY, THE IDES OF MARCH
MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS, THE ARTIST
ALEXANDER PAYNE, THE DESCENDANTS
MARTIN SCORSESE, HUGO
BEST SCREENPLAY -- MOTION PICTURE
WOODY ALLEN MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
GEORGE CLOONEY, GRANT HESLOV, BEAU WILLIMON - THE IDES OF MARCH
MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS - THE ARTIST
ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXON, JIM RASH - THE DESCENDANTS
STEVEN ZAILLIAN, AARON SORKIN - MONEYBALL
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE -- MOTION PICTURE
LUDOVIC BOURCE - THE ARTIST
ABEL KORZENIOWSKI - W.E.
TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS - THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HOWARD SHORE - HUGO
JOHN WILLIAMS - WAR HORSE
BEST ORIGINAL SONG -- MOTION PICTURE
"HELLO HELLO" -- GNOMEO & JULIET
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin
"THE KEEPER" -- MACHINE GUN PREACHER
Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell
"LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN" -- ALBERT NOBBS
Music by: Brian Byrne
Lyrics by: Glenn Close
"THE LIVING PROOF" -- THE HELP
Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr.
Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas
"MASTERPIECE" -- W.E.
Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry
BEST TELEVISION SERIES -- DRAMA
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
GAME OF THRONES
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES -- DRAMA
CLAIRE DANES, HOMELAND
MIREILLE ENOS, THE KILLING
JULIANNA MARGULIES, THE GOOD WIFE
MADELEINE STOWE, REVENGE
CALLIE THORNE, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES -- DRAMA
STEVE BUSCEMI, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
BRYAN CRANSTON, BREAKING BAD
KELSEY GRAMMER, BOSS
JEREMY IRONS, THE BORGIAS
DAMIAN LEWIS, HOMELAND
BEST TELEVISION SERIES -- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES -- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
LAURA DERN, ENLIGHTENED
ZOOEY DESCHANEL, NEW GIRL
TINA FEY, 30 ROCK
LAURA LINNEY, THE BIG C
AMY POEHLER, PARKS AND RECREATION
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES -- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
ALEC BALDWIN, 30 ROCK
DAVID DUCHOVNY, CALIFORNICATION
JOHNNY GALECKI, THE BIG BANG THEORY
THOMAS JANE, HUNG
MATT LEBLANC EPISODES
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION CINEMA VERITE
TOO BIG TO FAIL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
ROMOLA GARAI, THE HOUR
DIANE LANE, CINEMA VERITE
ELIZABETH MCGOVERN, DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
EMILY WATSON, APPROPRIATE ADULT
KATE WINSLET, MILDRED PIERCE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
HUGH BONNEVILLE, DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
IDRIS ELBA, LUTHER
WILLIAM HURT, TOO BIG TO FAIL
BILL NIGHY, PAGE EIGHT (MASTERPIECE)
DOMINIC WEST, THE HOUR
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
JESSICA LANGE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY
KELLY MACDONALD, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
MAGGIE SMITH, DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
SOFIA VERGARA, MODERN FAMILY
EVAN RACHEL WOOD, MILDRED PIERCE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
PETER DINKLAGE, GAME OF THRONES
PAUL GIAMATTI, TOO BIG TO FAIL
GUY PEARCE, MILDRED PIERCE
TIM ROBBINS, CINEMA VERITE
ERIC STONESTREET, MODERN FAMILY
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
okay, I just was reminded of/came across this earlier today. I do remember reading or hearing something about it earlier this year. And other than the 1 new trailer at the top, those videos are not new since they were shown at Comic-Con and then shared by FOX.
It's going to air on Sunday evenings at 7:30 (Central) on FOX.
Some of the comments about it say it looks bad, or they should have made it live-action. I'm kind of at a wait-and-see, but I don't expect it to last of course since it's FOX.
My other thought, albeit rhetorical is where is my GHOST WORLD animated series?
Given the lack of many good shows on TV, this may actually stand out. And having the original cast, and the creator/writer of the original movie Jared Hess, this may actually work. I guess one question to ask is, why are the folks involved with the movie doing this? they obviously have not managed to carve out anything bigger in their careers really. Jon Heder has been in a number of movies, including that skating picture with Will Ferrell, but he still has not even come close to doing anything as good or successful as this. And the same can be said about Hess. Nacho Libre? lol.
Tina Majorino and of course someone like Jon Gries have done other things, Gries namely, but he was a support role here and in most other work he does.
But Efren Ramirez? the guy seemed primed to go on to do bigger things after his work in the movie, but maybe it's his time/interest as his credits seem like mostly small/independent cinema. Perhaps some of his work is quite good, just not something I or many others have been able to see.
And Aaron Ruell as well, although at least I can claim to have seen him in 1 other rather impressive role, in On the Road with Judas. But he hasn't been all that active in Hollywood since that movie in 2007.
Diedrich Bader, funny enough, who plays a small role in the movie, is guest starring on Psych tonight, lol. He's maybe best known for his work on Drew Carey anyway.
Vote for Pedro.