Saturday, 14 June 2008


Just sat down and watched the final episode this year of "Battlestar Galactica".
I am still a little in shock. I am not going to spill any beans and ruin anything for people who have not watched it, but what I will say is Holy Fracking Shit!

Just when you think they can no longer find new ways to show the good and evil of humanity they hit you over the head with these.

So now we all have to wait for 2009 to see the final 10 or 11 or 12 episodes. Perhaps that will give Emmy voters some more time to gain the intelligence needed to award this, the best show on TV.

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Trailer

Still not sure about its Oscar possibilities, but it sure looks interesting. I am still thinking/hoping Taraji P. Henson walks off with this film though.

Friday, 13 June 2008

"Miracle at St. Anna" trailer

Oh that Spike Lee. For a man who has had the critical and sometimes commercial success he has, he is still and outsider when it comes to film making. I guess the industry like it if you are easy to mold, and controllable and do not ruffle feathers, and thank God Spike Lee is none of those things.
I especially like his little war of words with Clint Eastwood. Makes me smile, the guy has balls.

Here is his latest effort, the sure to be tear inducing "Miracle at St Anna", looks like I may have to add a little spot in my predictions for Laz Alonso.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

The new "The Dutchess" trailer

And oh my is this one much better than the first, which was basically frocks and wigs. Looks like Keira gets some great moments in this and shows that she does have the dramatic chops, but can she, being so young, play a believable mother? Time will tell. Perhaps I will have to think about putting her higher up on my prediction list.

Check it out here

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Best Actress and Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe

Ok. I have been thinking about my Best Actress predictions. It is a tough one, there are so many to choose from this year and there is always one new comer to the mix. I have been trying to find out as much as I could about this little movie "Push" which Nathaniel first mentioned on his site.

Read up all you want and then try and understand why I am hoping there may be critical buzz for Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe in her central performance. The book is like a modern day "Color Purple" and on paper the role is a corker.

Today I found this clip featured on this site with Gabby's rehersal which immediately landed her the part. Apparently she kind of walked in, sat down and delivered it. I am sure on film it will be much more powerful, but it is still great work here. Fingers crossed for her and don't think me too crazy for putting her in my predictions.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Best Supporting Actress Predictions

1) Penelope Cruz - Vicky, Christina, Barcelona.
She basically walks off with the picture. The woman is proving to be a great actress, and Woody Allen has had a stellar track record with his supporting actresses. She is a lock at this point. (previous position 2)

2) Viola Davis - Doubt
Playing a mother of an abused child SCREAMS attention. This woman has made enough films with enough well respected and likeable Academy members and she is brilliant in this. LOCK. (previous position 1)

Now this is where things get tricky. There are 5 remaining women fighting it out for 3 spots. It could be any ones game at this point.

3) Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Once again her name is up. The role is small and quiet, but she is apparently extremely good. However well know animosity with Rourke could taint her as well.. (previous position 8, 9, NEW)

4) Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
She has not done well with critics gongs, but her character is well loved. That can go a long way. She also looks like the main shot at an acting nomination. (previous position 3)

5) Kate Winslet - The Reader
Will this go lead? Lets hope they keep her in supporting though. I have heard that the performances in the film are good, but not great. Category confusion can always hurt her. (previous position 4, 10)

6) Rosemary DeWitt – Rachel Getting Married
Many say she is fantastic in the title role, but can she beat out her better known co stars for a nod. This category is the kindest to new stars. She has to last out the year though. (previous position 7, 8, NEW)

7)Amy Adams - Doubt
She will have to battle it out with Viola, but her star is rising, and she has a much larger role in the film than Viola. She star just keeps on rising, and they could let her in again this year. (previous position 5, 9)

Who'd have thunk it?

Just when I decided to write off Alanis Morissette she goes and releases her best album since "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie".

Guy Stigworth who produced Frou Frou and Madonna's "What it feels like for a girl" steps up to the challenge and helps give Alanis back her edge.

At the moment this is my fav song, "Straitjacket". Enjoy it and help Alanis back to the top of the chart.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Best Documentary Watch

The "RELIGULOUS" trailer.

I am alreay a supporter, just because it is being made. This one is sure to court controversy building up to and during it's releases. Any documentary that does so ends up being nominated. However critiquing faith, and especially religious fanatics of America is sure to upset some people....but they no doubt will ride out on white horse after the rapture.