As some of you might remember, this was not my first choice for blindspotting this month. I fully intended to watch the Three Colours trilogy but time is an awful thing – it runs out! So when I realised I had a busy weekend ahead, and only 2 days to watch three movies, I almost gave up. But as you can see, giving up means just going ahead and knocking off a pick from next month.
I became a LAMB in November 2011, over a year after I started blogging to spread the word about Mettel Ray (then known as Mettel Ray Movie Blog) and to be apart of a very large community of movie bloggers. I think I was even a contributor and everything, which is why it’s actually baffling to me that I can’t remember why I stopped. Did I even give in my resignation? Did I just forget that I was a LAMB with university taking over my life? I did go through a lot of rough years with my blog during university as well, so it might have been my own personal crisis that pulled me away from that community. But that is not the point of this post! The point of this post is to talk about the upcoming Oscars, and more importantly, the Best Supporting Actor category. So I’m here to present my (maybe not so biased) list of all the fine actors nominated this year, discussing their performances and their chances of winning this year.
Here is a shocking fact, prior to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri I hadn’t seen any of Martin McDonagh movies. That’s right, I had not seen Seven Psychopaths (now I have!), and In Bruges (still haven’t but it’s high on my watchlist), and I’m very embarrassed by this. Though, I feel like jumping into Three Billboards (I’ll refer to it as such from now on because man what a mouthful of a title!) blind and unaware was the best kind of way to experience this black comedy and its even darker theme.
I can sum up Now You See Me 2 with one word – disappointment. Disappointment that I didn’t like the movie, and that it’s such an unsuccessful attempt to recreate the appeal of the first movie. Most importantly, it’s that disappointment towards the writers, who clearly think I’m stupid.
In case you are stumbling on this blog just now, know that I’m a big fan of The Hunger Games franchise. I loved the first movie when it came out, I loved the second one even more and no amount of drama with Lawrence could have kept me away from the third installment. Therefore, you can imagine the little old me anticipating this one with quiet anticipation until I had to endure two hours of almost nothing because why make one when you can make two!
A year has gone by in a blink of an eye, and The Hunger Games franchise will soon release its newest edition, Mockingjay Part 1. I remember it like yesterday, the first time I saw Catching Fire and the feeling of content that followed me after I walked out of the cinema. That feeling stayed with me until I watched it for the second time, just as mesmerized, just as happy about it as I was with the first viewing. Now, as life has progressed and fame, media and some questionable acts have done their part, I’m making my case of support for Mockingjay.
I’m sitting here behind my computer, sipping blueberry tea and wondering how the hell did I just watch eight episodes of True Detective back to back and yet, have no idea where to begin the discussion on this HBO’s newest hit series. That’s probably the most excruciating feelings a blogger can experience, that of having so much to say that making sense would probably be a far fetched illusion.
Sorry for the yellow frames around some of the images, no idea why that happened.
Get ready for the longest, most in depth intro post so far! No, I’m serious, I’m not even going to downsize the images, I’m going full out because that’s how
beautiful True Detective’s intro is. No, scratch that, that’s how freaking epic the intro for True Detective is! I instantly fell in love and that’s why I threw my schedule out the window and decided to fit this post in this week. And in case you’re wondering, I love the show as well. For me it’s something between The Killing and Zodiac, with phenomenal performances by the two veterans of the business, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Also, it’s so refreshing to see big time movie actors return to TV lately (Kevin Spacey in House of Cards as well) which just goes to show how the quality of television has risen to a level of pure awesomeness. I’m just.. yes, I’m a big fan but I guess my endless rant here already hinted that.
The truth is, I am a huge fan of The Hunger Games franchise and the excitement is not wearing off any time soon either. I’ve read the books, second being my favorite of the series, and I’ve seen the first movie more than once. Therefore, it was pretty much given that I was going to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on its opening weekend and now, almost a week later, I think I’m still not able to contain my thoughts into a coherent sounding review but I’ll try to do my best. And in case you missed the POW popcorn rating, I freaking loved Catching Fire!
Before I get started with my post (kind of a special one) I am happy to report I have a new laptop. Yay! This one has a much larger screen so my computer-movie experiences will be now better. This is my first post on my new companion – superb!
Back to business, I wanted to post about a more serious and another corrupt-cop story Rampart (not the computer game) starring Woody Harrelson. I’ve seen him in many funny comedic roles but I can’t recall seeing him doing something this dramatic and powerful yet. This is going to be an awesome experience cause I feel like he has the chops to pull this off. Harrelson himself has probably some deep emotions hidden in him as well – his estranged father killed a federal judge and died in prison.
Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Ben Foster and Anne Heche star in this as well, plus one of the Sex and the City stars Cynthia Nixon. Cast seems strong, the story is what might bring the whole thing down for me but you’ll never know with these movies: might be good, might not be. Rampart premiers on the 27th of January.