Friday, March 26, 2010

A Prophet

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Where have I been all this time??? Why do I take way too long to update this? Amy Adams did it like every day in that awesome movie and I wanna be I wanna be like AMY! If I could be like AMY!!! So I'm back with a whole new set of issues to discuss...In the past few weeks I've gotten over my distaste of this years Oscar ceremony(just not the most memorable this year)I've seen some good, actually GREAT flicks and happen to fall in love all in the span of like three weeks. God bless NYC! So I don't wanna get into bitchin about the Oscars and how I wasn't satisfied with all the winners and the fact that Sandra took best actress for a movie like the Blind Side. Don't get me wrong everybody (including myself loves Sandra Bullock) but come on- this is the Oscars. Give it to Carrie Mulligan or my girl Precious. All complaining aside it's cool to see Sandra get her due...kind of. This leads me to my next subject: Foreign language film. I already forgot which film won(shame on me) and I'm sure it's great but about 23 hours before the Oscars I had the pleasure of watching this years nominee for best foreign language film out of France...and I can't stress this enough this film was PERFECT! THE PROPHET is one of those movies that won't get it's due for years to come despite incredible reviews. The story of a half French half Arabic 19 year old whose just been sentenced to a shitload of years in prison and how he has to work his way up the food chain. At most times brutal but all times compelling and oh so well acted, I mean these guys are the real deal. This film is the reason why I go to the movies. FOR REAL! It's the third feature from director Jacques Audiard and this guy is becoming my new hero. After directing two other brilliant films, "READ MY LIPS" and "THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED" I'm psyched for this guy Y'all. This guy is the future. He's on his way to a perfect track record and that is hard for a director nowadays. I'm not exaggerating when I say this is a perfect film. I'll never forget this movie and I want everybody to see it!!! Find a way to see THE PROPHET (Un Proph├Ęte) and SEE IT...PLEASE!!! Now to close out a lil personal matter I've been going through. I think I've fallen in love and I wasn't sure until we watched GOODFELLAS together and she was so into it...I was in heaven I tell ya. But why is it that I fall in love simply because of an amazing evening of Scorsese? I think I might have a problem. Plus I feel I've completely lost the ability to talk to women. I can just hope to watch a great gangster flick with em and come together on that...Until next time when I discuss Jude Law's awesome haircut and how I think it's bound to make REPO MEN just a blast I wish you all my love and bid you a fine farewell...Later!

Friday, March 5, 2010


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Now to be completely honest I don't think words can describe how excited I am for what's about to go down on Sunday! I'm probably wasting my time blogging about it because how do I convey all the excitement I have in me to this one little page??? I will try... First off, we get TWO hosts this year. And folks, these are two of our greatest entertainers IN HISTORY! I grew up on Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin has transformed himself from an A-list actor to an absolute GENIUS OF COMEDY!!! He is the reason I watch TV. For these two to come together and host the Oscars of all things, well let's just say that's the best thing to happen to Benji since the invention of those dollar movie rental machines they pit in front of grocery stores, I love those! ...Or the announcement of a fifth Die Hard installment(that's right, I just heard that recently) Suffice it to say I'm pretty juiced for these two legends to be up there together. On to the predictions...Okay, so I gotta be completely honest here, I wish with all my heart Inglorious Basterds would walk away with the Best Picture award and many more, that was a film of true originality and a level of entertainment blended with ONE HELL OF A STORY, plus I really LOVE BRAD PITT!!! With that said, I'm pretty sure Avatar will walk away with the Best Picture award, although if there's any one else that's gonna take it's gonna be The Hurt Locker and rightfully so. That film was an adrenaline rush I wont soon forget. If Avatar wins Best Pic, then I think Best Director will go to Kathryn Bigalow. She's been in the game for a long time and directed one of my all time favorite action movies, POINT BREAK! I think that alone should get her an Oscar! But seriously, she will probably win if Avatar takes the cake, it could always go to James Cameron too or vise versa but that's kinda unlikely. My man Jeff Bridges is a lock, and HELL YEAH for that one...Who doesn't LOVE Jeff Bridges. I just recently rented and watched The Last Picture Show in honor of my man Mr. Bridges. He's had an unbelievable career in film and isn't slowin down one bit. He'll get his due on Sunday! The Best Actress is a tricky one. I wanna say Sandra will get it, and good for her, She's great. But if there's any surprise there it will go to the woman, the myth, the legend Meryl Streep. But that could also split voters apart and the wonderful Gabourey Sidibe from Precious could wind up a surprise pick. What a performance from that woman. But I honestly think Sandra will take it. Monique is also a lock for supporting actress and the same goes for my man Christoph Walz for his ridiculous show stealing performance in the MASTERPIECE Inglorious Basterds ( wow, I really like this movie huh!) I would like to add how cool I think it is to see Woody Harrelson nominated for the second time in his great career. I love you Woody! Best Original Screenplay should go to Quentin Tarantino (YAY) if that doesn't happen I'll be spitting at the television and ripping my hair out like it was The 2002 World Series (the Yanks lost to Arizona in the 9th) OUCH! Best Adapted Screenplay should go to Up In The Air, and make no mistake that movie will most likely be overshadowed on Oscar nigh but it was a GREAT film with an even GREATER performance from George Clooney (god bless that man) and the lovely Ana Kendrick and Vera Farmiga. But hooray for Jason Reitman who will walk away with that screenplay award. There is also a film called In The Loop up for Best Screenplay, this film was pretty much a blast and the screenplay was absolutely AMAZING! I'm just saying, we had a pretty good year! RECAP time... Best Picture: Avatar (most likely) fingers crossed for Hurt Locker. Best Actor: Jeff Bridges. Best Actress: Sandra Bullock. Best Supporting Actress: Monique. Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Walz. Best Director: Kathryn Bigalow. Best (original) Screenplay: Inglorious Basterds. Best (adapted) Screenplay: Up In The Air. So there you have it, the main categories at least. And don't think I'm not drooling over the cinematography and editing awards either, I just don't wanna completely geek out on y'all here (TOO LATE!) So, I wish you all a most wonderful OSCAR NIGHT, I truly do! Let's just enjoy this one eh!!! Oh yeah, look out for Avatar to most likely just dominate most of the night effects wise and shit. Enjoy the ACADEMY AWARDS everybody! Later-