I was excited when it was my turn to write this column for May. The start of the summer season, lots of great movies to be jazzed about… or so I thought. Bridesmaids, definitely. Thor, not so much. Find out about which movies are most anticipated in May.
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Thoughts on a few movies shown at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, including The Guard starring Brendan Gleason and Don Cheadle and Koran by Heart, an HBO documentary.
What do Jane Eyre and Red Riding Hood have in common besides being strong independent women doing it for themselves? How about they both wear iconic cloaks. They are also the heroines in mythical gothic stories. While Red Riding Hood is a fairy tale, Eyre is a literary classic, and most people would’ve read both in school, although probably at different stages. And of course the two movies were released the same weekend.
Here are three surprises I’m hoping for on Oscar night. And I promise hardly anything about Social vs. King.
We try to get excited about movie offerings in February. Slim Pickings. However the Oscars are this month too!
The actors will have their say tonight when the Screen Actors Guild Awards are announced. Surprises here could mean an exciting night on February 27th. Let’s predict the winners!
The Oscar nominations are almost here. Less than 4 days away. Here are five nominations Iâ€™d like to be surprised by next Tuesday
From veterans who always give great performances to newbies breaking new ground and actors you never thought had it in them, 2010 was the year of the performances.
Who will win? I’m thinking Portman, Firth, Bale and Weaver.
Let me just go right out and say it, ‘Blue Valentine’ is one of the best movies of the year. It is a major accomplishment for the actors (Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams) and the director (Derek Cianfrance).
The Silence of the Lambs is as vivid, vibrant and artistically relevant today as it was when released.
We are introducing a new feature at Film Misery. Every month we will write about the movies that we are most anticipating. To start, here’s November.
Ang Lee has cast the lead for his next movie. Itâ€™s an adaptation of Yann Martelâ€™s novel ‘Life of Pi’ which is about a boy who survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger.
With the recent announcement that she is teaming up with Oprah Winfrey and Sandra Bullock for Sex and the Cityâ€™s Michael Patrick Kingâ€™s next movie, she has lined up at least 4 high profile projects.
Another Year has somewhat well drawn characters, some interesting dialogue and situations but ultimately it falls short. I just could not connect nor care enough.
I was amazed and entertained while watching Memento. It’s a perfect fable of a movie. I felt like Nolan sat me down and said “Want to hear a good story? OK, but guess what I’ll tell it backwards and see if you can follow”. Simple as that.
Easy A is delightful, to a great extent because of its star Emma Stone. You know how sometimes you watch a movie and right before your eyes you witness a star being born. This was the case here.
While it was absolutely sad, I enjoyed the 80 minutes or so I spent in this story with these characters.
So since the nomination for both seem to be assured tell us out of these two who do you think has a better shot at winning this year? Bonus question do you know the one movie that featured both Bening and Portman?
The Hours is one of my favorite movies of all time. It does exactly what I think a great movie should; tell a story, tell it well and elicit a strong reaction from the viewer.