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Oscars 2012: Why Jean Dujardin Should Win

Perhaps he just did.  I think they’re doing Best Actor soon?

Good luck to him, in any case.  Here is more proof of his awesomeness.

Jean Dujardin’s Villain Auditions*

Personally, I think I am most excited for Albert Nobbs 2: The Nobbening.

* I can’t handle embedding right at this second. It’s not working.


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STRIKE – Sign the Petition Against SOPA/PIPA

I’m striking.

…not that I was exactly writing here frequently anyway…(quiet you)…BUT

Check this out.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future.

You can also sign with Google HERE.

Don’t let them censor the internet.

Take action.

I signed.  Did you?

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IT’S HERE! Ladies and Gentlemen, the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Trailer, or My Future Birthday Party Part 2

[I’m not kidding about the birthday party thing. 🙂  Though my birthday is in June, it’s close enough to ask people to join me at a midnight movie a month later.  Right?  RIGHT!*]

Yesterday, the first full trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released.  Personally, I found it on (actually via my friend Sarah; go Sarah!).  And I couldn’t have summed it up better myself…

“Epic epicness.”


(while I could have embedded, it is so much better and bigger on the official website)

I am SO excited for this.

I mean, really:  The dragon!?  Mrs. Weasley vs. Bellatrix?!  And who else is now VERY excited for McGonagall’s army of armor kicking some serious ass?!!!

Each moment of this trailer makes me so happy.  And I know that some things will be changed from the book, as they have been each time, but I have faith in director David Yates.  He came on as director for Order of the Phoenix, the fifth movie of the series and my absolute favorite, and has been at the helm ever since.  Each has been beautiful, but I was slightly less impressed with 6 and 7 Part 1 (thought just slightly).  Phoenix has remained my favorite for it’s emotional journey within the single film and how beautifully it is crafted, shot, acted, everything.  

I think Yates is about to do it again.  I will definitely give credit for the fact that 6 and 7 Part 1 are more difficult source material, as they are both in large part set-up for what comes next and therefore somewhat less able to stand alone.  But that is also why I believe this final movie, the climax of the series, will be a return to everything I loved about Order of the Phoenix.  This is going to pack such an emotional punch, something Yates and Daniel Radcliffe do SO well.  Not to mention, it’s going to be fun as hell.  Every interview has been pointing out that this is pretty much a non-stop action movie and, while it may change a few things in its adaptation from the text, I know that it will be an exciting and oh-so-very-satisfying conclusion to our journey.  

This is going to be just what I want it to be.  I can already tell.  How, you ask? 
One line.  One fabulously active and awesome line (that’s not even in the book).

“Let’s finish this the way we started…together!”

…which Harry says before throwing his arms around Voldemort’s neck and launching them off the top of Hogwarts. 


Yes, Harry.  Let’s do just that.  I’ll be right there with you.

* Yes, I have done this once before in college when one of the films came out within two days of my birthday.  And I carried a dorky plastic party-favor wand with a button that made it light up.  And I loved it.  I suppose it should come as no surprise that I was one of the people who waited in line at midnight for the release of the seventh book.  Judge if you want, but it was a BLAST.  We played games, wore glow-in-the-dark Potter glasses and fake tattoos, read the last chapter of the sixth book while waiting, and I even won the lottery to be first in line at midnight!!!  It was such a fun night with my roommate, who was geeking out just as much as I was.  I don’t really do this with anything else, and it’s actually pretty fun letting go like that.  Getting a bit unabashedly obsessed.  We stayed up til at least 4 am that night reading, excitedly discussing big surprises as we reached them.  I miss getting to make an event like that and, while it is definitely sad that this is the last time a Harry Potter installment will be released mid-summer, I am not going to miss my chance to see it out with a bang.


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James Franco Don’t Care, James Franco Don’t Give a Sh*t

In looking around the interwebs to see what others thought of the Oscars, it seems that it is generally agreed that the hosting was, erm, not great.  People are being a little kinder to Anne than to James, mainly because she at least seemed to be trying.  James, on the other hand, appeared to completely not care or even want to be there.  Or so everyone says/thinks/presumes.

For my part, as soon as I saw “JAMES FRANCO AIN’T CARE” (here), I knew that my only response to James’s hosting abilities could be this:


(I realize that I am not the first one to make this connection, *Erin*… and probably most of Twitter, and I don’t care.  That video does not get old.)

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The LAMB Devours the Oscars – Best Picture: The King’s Speech

It’s here!  It’s here! 

As promised, one post on The King’s Speech as part of the LAMB’s 33-part series leading up to the Oscars.

I hope that you will check out my article on the film that I think will win Best Picture this year.  Why do I think it will win? 

CLICK HERE to find out!

And thanks to Jess for curating the series and for adding the awesome pictures!

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More Oscar Madness By People Who Aren’t Me

Still not sure who you’re rooting for?  Still haven’t seen some of those Best Picture Nominees? (me either, but that’s beside the point)

Here’s Ellen and Neil Patrick Harris performing Inception, The Social Network, True Grit, and 127 Hours for your consideration.

Coming Soon: My picks for the Oscars & my article on The King’s Speech!

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The 2011 Oscar Best Picture Nominees, or Some Fun Stuff to Click On and an Exciting Announcement from Me!

Oscar season is upon us and, as I missed writing this on the day of the nominee annoucements due to the aformentioned plague/packing-of-everything-I-owned, I am writing about it now.

The big show is coming up on February 27th and, now that I have cable,* I definitely plan on watching.  I think there is a great field of nominees this year, particularly in the Best Picture category.  The 10 choices are diverse, covering many different styles and deserving of the honor for different reasons, and will make for an interesting race.  I don’t think it’s a shoe-in for any one film.  Ladies and gentlemen, we have a real ballgame, and here is your lineup:

  1. Black Swan
  2. The Fighter
  3. Inception
  4. The Kids Are Alright
  5. The King’s Speech
  6. 127 Hours
  7. The Social Network
  8. Toy Story 3
  9. True Grit
  10. Winter’s Bone

Personally, I have seen 4 of the 10, noted in bold.  Maybe not great for a film blogger (or whatever I am), but such is life.  How many have you seen?

Need to catch up on a few of big 10, but don’t have time to run out to a theatre?  Well, let me help give you a quick summary… that is to say, let me give you links to some other people’s awesome creative quick summaries.  Your choices are:

Best Picture Nominees as Acted Out by Small Children

(These are pretty amazing.  As a huge fan of Sportsnight, the Aaron Sorkin dialogue joke in The Social Network video makes me smile inside)



(If I had to pick a winner based on these pictures alone, it would totally be 127 Hours, the most interesting…um…diorama(?) by far.)

As for real written summaries, of both these movies and the many other categories available, let me recommend:

The LAMB Devours the Oscars 

The Large Association of Movie Blogs is featuring an article a day on each of the categories and each of the Best Picture nominees from the day after the nominations are announced until the day before the big show.

And not only is this a place to see some great Oscar writing/predictions/mockery, but also…

are you ready for it?…

this is my big announcement moment…

here we go…


That’s right, stay tuned for my upcoming post on Best Picture Nominee The King’s Speech.

Woohoo!  February is already more interesting, right?

*Meaning that Time Warner finally came to set it up and also that I have spent the last…oh goodness…7-8 years without TV.  I did have a TV in the physical sense and I watched a lot of DVDs.  Repeatedly.  And I am a master of Netflix Instant Watch and internet TV watching.  Yes, this is probably a large part of why I am the way I am.

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