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Here are the nominees for 2014 Academy Awards including my predictions for this year’s winners….

Best Motion Picture:

"12 Years a Slave"

"The Wolf of Wall Street"

"Captain Phillips"

"Her"

"American Hustle"

"Gravity"

"Dallas Buyers Club"

"Nebraska"

"Philomena"

 My Prediction: 12 years of Slave  

Best Director:

Steve McQueen — “12 Years a Slave”

David O. Russell — “American Hustle”

Alfonso Cuaron — “Gravity”

Alexander Payne — “Nebraska”

Martin Scorsese — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

My Prediction: Steve McQueen ” 12 years of slave”

Best Actor:

Bruce Dern — “Nebraska”

Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”

Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”

Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Christian Bale — “American Hustle”

My Prediction: Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Actress:

Amy Adams — “American Hustle”

Cate Blanchett — “Blue Jasmine”

Judi Dench — “Philomena”

Sandra Bullock — “Gravity”

Meryl Streep — “August: Osage County”

My Prediction: Cate Blanchett — “Blue Jasmine”

Best Supporting Actor:

Barkhad Abdi — “Captain Phillips”

Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle”

Jonah Hill — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”

Michael Fassbender — “12 Years a Slave”

My Prediction: Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Supporting Actress:

Jennifer Lawrence — “American Hustle”

Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave”

June Squibb — “Nebraska”

Julia Roberts — “August: Osage County”

Sally Hawkins — “Blue Jasmine”

My Prediction: Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave”

Best Original Screenplay:

"American Hustle" — David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer

"Blue Jasmine" — Woody Allen

"Her" — Spike Jonze

"Nebraska" — Bob Nelson

"Dallas Buyers Club" — Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

My Prediction: “Her” — Spike Jonze

Best Adapted Screenplay:

"12 Years a Slave" — John Ridley

"Before Midnight" — Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater

"The Wolf of Wall Street" — Terence Winter

"Captain Phillips" — Billy Ray

"Philomena" — Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

My Prediction: “12 Years a Slave” — John Ridley

Best Animated Feature:

"The Wind Rises"

"Frozen"

"Despicable Me 2"

"Ernest & Celestine"

"The Croods"

My Prediction: “Frozen”

Best Foreign Feature:

"The Hunt" (Denmark)

"The Broken Circle Breakdown" (Belgium)

"The Great Beauty" (Italy)

"Omar" (Palestinian territories)

"The Missing Picture" (Cambodia)

My Prediction: “The Hunt” (Denmark)

Best Music (Original Song)

"Frozen": "Let it Go" — Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom": "Ordinary Love" — U2, Paul Hewson

"Her": "The Moon Song" — Karen O, Spike Jonze

"Despicable Me 2": "Happy" — Pharrell Williams

"Alone Yet Not Alone": "Alone Yet Not Alone" — Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel

My Prediction: “Frozen”: “Let it Go” — Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Best Music (Original Score)

"Gravity" — Steven Price

"Philomena" — Alexandre Desplat

"The Book Thief" — John Williams

"Saving Mr. Banks" — Thomas Newman

"Her" — William Butler and Owen Pallett

My Prediction: “The Book Thief” — John Williams

Best Cinematography:

"Gravity" — Emmanuel Lubezki

"Inside Llewyn Davis" — Bruno Delbonnel

"Nebraska" — Phedon Papamichael

"Prisoners" — Roger Deakins

"The Grandmaster" — Phillippe Le Sourd

My Prediction: “Gravity” — Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Costume Design:

"The Great Gatsby" — Catherine Martin

"12 Years a Slave" — Patricia Norris

"The Grandmaster" — William Chang Suk Ping

"American Hustle" — Michael Wilkinson

"The Invisible Woman" — Michael O’Connor

My Prediction: “The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin

Best Documentary Feature:

"The Act of Killing"

"20 Feet From Stardom"

"The Square"

"Cutie and the Boxer"

"Dirty Wars"

My Prediction: “20 Feet From Stardom”

Best Film Editing:

"Gravity" — Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger

"12 Years a Slave"— Joe Walker

"Captain Phillips" — Christopher Rouse

"American Hustle" — Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

"Dallas Buyers Club" — John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

My Prediction: “American Hustle” — Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

"The Lone Ranger" — Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" — Stephen Prouty

"Dallas Buyers Club" — Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

My Prediction: “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” — Stephen Prouty

Best Production Design:

"12 Years a Slave" — Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker

"The Great Gatsby" — Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn

"American Hustle" — Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler

"Gravity" — Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard

"Her" — K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena

My Prediction: “Her” — K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena

Best Visual Effects: “Gravity”

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

"Star Trek Into Darkness"

"Iron Man 3"

"The Lone Ranger"

My Prediction: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best Sound Mixing:

"Gravity"

"Captain Phillips"

"Lone Survivor"

"Inside Llewyn Davis"

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

My Prediction: “Gravity”

Best Sound Editing:

"Gravity"

"All Is Lost"

"Captain Phillips"

"Lone Survivor"

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

My Prediction: “All Is Lost”

Best Short Film, Live Action:

"Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)"

"Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)"

"Helium" "Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)"

"The Voorman Problem"

My Prediction: ?

Best Short Film, Animated:

"Feral"

"Get a Horse!"

"Mr. Hublot"

"Possessions"

"Room on the Broom"

My Prediction: “Get a Horse!”

Best Documentary Short:

"CaveDigger"

"Facing Fear"

"Karama Has No Walls"

"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"

"Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall"

My Prediction: ?






The Fault In Our Stars | Official Trailer

         OMGAH! I couldn’t stop tearing when watching this trailer. I love this book so much. I have high hopes for this movie even though Shailene Woodley is in this yet, she grabs Hazel’s character perfectly so far. I can’t wait for JUNE! Hopefully I don’t forget to bring some tissues.




Heaven Is For Real - Official Trailer - In Theaters Easter 2014  

Hopefully I can read this book before Easter. Either way can’t wait till April comes around to see this movie in theaters.


Pitch Perfect 2 is going to release in May 15th, 2015

Elizabeth Banks signed on to direct, I couldn’t be more excited. Seriously, 2015 is a big year for movies.






THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 Trailer 3




Transformers 4 Super Bowl Trailer - Transformers Age of Extinction

I might have to give this movie another chance >_<


Let’s say goodbye to January with its tradition of displaying horrible movies every year.

1. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: 5 out of 10

                    This movie was absolute terrible but, this was more enjoyable the Devil’s Due. I don’t know why they keeping making these type of films; especially this franchise. I’m very confuse where this story headed since their another Paranormal film coming out this Fall. This movie introduce time traveling within the last few minutes of the movie. I literally gave up; I can’t even believe I watched this in the theater. WHY! I didn’t even get scared once instead I was laughing throughout this movie for being so dumb. I am left speechless.

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2. The Legend of Hercules: 2 out of 10

               This movie should have never happened. This movie was the worst of the worst. This movie portrayed with the worst acting, story direction, production design, cinematography, costume design, and pretty much everything else. I saw this movie due my mom since she thought this was like her Ryse: Son of Rome video game from the Xbox one. Dam, this movie was terrible, this had so many slow motion battles scenes that you can literally tell that the sword went under his armpit making the other guy overact is death, during one of the scenes where he was slave fighter. I was laughing throughout these scenes. Overall, this movie looked so fake like they made this movie for the hell of it. Hopefully, Dyanne the rock Johnson’s, version of Hercules could be more than better.   

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3. Devil’s Due:  3 out of 10

               I only saw this movie due to my friend who made me watched this, and oh boy! She owes me big time. The funny part was that there was only 4 other people in the theater to seeing this nightmare. So anyhow, this was super boring to the max, I literally wanted to walk out of the theater but I didn’t. The last 3 minutes of this movie was the only part that left me on the edge of my seat. It was actually cool how everything all went down but then, it got terrible again. I’m just going to spoil it for you guys because you shouldn’t have seen this in the first place. So, after a few credits I believe, the same thing happened to another newlywed couple on their honeymoon. I just hope they are not planning for sequel. Yikes!  I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’d prefer watching Paranormal Activity than whatever this is.  

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4. I, Frankenstein: 6 out of 10

 Why Gargoyles?…… I gave this movie an “6”, because I now how hard they tired to make this movie good as possible. First, I really liked the overall concept of the story they tired to tell. I’m a sucker for these type of films that involves with the creatures of darkness. Maybe because I read too many YA novels. The reality was that it had nothing to do with the old Frankenstein that we all know and love. I think when we all read the title we thought it was going to be like a reboot sort of film yet, we were fooled in the end. He didn’t even look like Frankenstein; he just looked like a sexy fit man with stiches, sorry Eckhart but its true. The CGI which was displayed throughout the movie was so early 2000s yet, the battle scenes were badass which left everyone ripping each other heads off. Many of these characters didn’t even applied much to the story. That includes some badass gargoyle warriors you meet in the beginning that helps Frankenstein a.k.a. Adam, and Yvonne character’s,Terra, that has romantic feelings for Adam and her scientist partner thinking he’s so much more than a monster. She only appears a few times with some short unmemorable lines. This movie has many flaws yet, it was a bit enjoyable for me.

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5.  The Awkward Moment: 5 out 10

              Basically, this movie is about three guys Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller; making and sticking to the bet they made to see who stays single the longest. Yet, it all comes cashing down when each of them falls in love secretly with their best friend, ex wife, and a total stranger. This movie is so PREDICTABLE and UNORIGINAL. Like c’mon, at least give the audience a plot twist, something we weren’t expecting; but like always the guy gets the girl. Even though I laughed throughout some parts of the movie; many of them were repetitive and just tiring after awhile. I love romantic comedies but, this movie didn’t make me care about their characters or the outcome of their story.

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Goodbye January. Thank god. :)  




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Here are the 2014 Golden Globes winners including some of my thoughts.

MOVIES:

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

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Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Well he did loose a large amount of weight for this role :P

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Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, American Hustle

She did deserve this award for her amazing work for this movie.

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Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

I really wasn’t expecting for him to win this award, he was competing with such great great actors but, gladly he got recognize for his extraordinary  talent.

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Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

I think it was pretty obvious she was going to win in this category. She was crazily funny throughout this film.

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Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

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Best Director, Motion Picture: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

This movie has amazing visuals and effects especially in 3D. 

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Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: American Hustle

One of the BEST films of 2013 in my opinion.

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Best Motion Picture, Drama: 12 Years a Slave

I regret not watching this film in theaters but either way; Congrats.

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Best Original Score, Motion Picture: Alex Ebert, All Is Lost

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Best Original Song, Motion Picture: U2, “Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Spike Jonze, Her

OMG I almost cried when they announced Spike Jonze’s Her won for Best Screenplay. He deserves this award because the script itself was well written. 

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Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

Well obviously this film was going to win. The BEST animated film of 2013 in my opinion.  

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Overall, I was happy that the actors, actresses, and filmmakers that deserved to win; won. Can’t wait for the SAG’s, WGA’s next week, and Academy Awards in March.






Interstellar Official Teaser Trailer #1

Director: Christopher Nolan

Synopsis:

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

This movie sounds very interesting. Christopher Nolan is directing it which got super excited because he’s a great filmmaker but, not only that this movie has a good cast as well. I’m really excited for this movie.

Release Date: This November……( Awards Season)




Jupiter Ascending - Official Teaser Trailer

I’m not sure if I’m excited for this movie or not but, it sounds like those typical love stories. I just hope is a movie worth seeing.

Release Date: July 18, 2014