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Golden Globes Results and Banter

I suppose it could have been worse for me. I correctly predicted exactly half — 7 out of 14 — of the Golden Globe winners for the film categories. Of course, as I said, my picks took personal preference into account in some cases, so that was bound to skew my accuracy. Oh well, I guess I should be happy considering I haven’t even seen some of these movies yet.

My picks and the results for the Golden Globe movie awards are below. My correct picks are underlined and in bold.  Read the rest of this entry

Golden Globe Predictions: A Lack of Complete Knowledge + What I Want + Educated Guesses = Tommy D’s Picks

I choose to focus my attention on the Oscars more so than the Golden Globes, which I feel incorporate a ton of BS (how does Breaking Bad not get nominated for Best TV Drama?!). In any event, I’ll give my predictions for who will be taking home some meaningless hardware tonight in the film categories (this is a movie blog, after all). As the title of this post hints at, I still haven’t even seen all of the acclaimed films of 2011 (that would be a different story if someone with power realized that I deserve some monetary compensation for my critiquing abilities), so my knowledge isn’t full, but based on common sense and its polar opposite, personal desire, I present my 2012 Golden Globe Film Category Predictions:  Read the rest of this entry

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Review

Film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds, David Dencik, Svetlana Khodchenkova

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson  Read the rest of this entry

The Tree of Life – Review

Film: The Tree of Life (2011)

Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Fiona Shaw

Directed by: Terrence Malick  Read the rest of this entry

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Review and Discussion

Film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright, Steven Berkoff, Yorick van Wageningen, Joely Richardson

Directed by: David Fincher  Read the rest of this entry

Martha Marcy May Marlene – Review

Film: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)  Read the rest of this entry

Billy Crystal to Host Oscars After Brett Ratner Controversy

The ripple effect of Brett Ratner’s ignorant usage of an f-word that has become more deplorable in modern society than the infamous four-letter one has finally settled. After Ratner made an off-color remark while being interviewed about his new film, Tower Heist, he ultimately decided that it would be best to step down as producer of the next Academy Awards.  Read the rest of this entry

No Country for Old Men – Discussion and Review

Film:  No Country for Old Men (2007)  Read the rest of this entry

Some Exciting New Films in Play as the Year Winds Down

I feel like it has been a relatively weak year in terms of Oscar-worthy films, but the latter stages of the year might just bring us some real contenders.

In addition to A Dangerous Method and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, there is a handful of other films I am really looking forward to seeing. Of course, some of them have or will only have limited released in the States, so I might not get to see them until they’re out on video. Then again, if some become Oscar nominees, then they might get a wider release. We can only hope.  Read the rest of this entry

Movie Match-up: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Forrest Gump

1994 was quite the year in film. Three of the Best Picture nominees from that year — The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, and Pulp Fiction — are generally considered to be among the greatest films of all time. Of course, it was Forrest Gump that took home the Best Picture trophy. In this post, for reasons extending no further than simple fun, I’ll be focusing on that film in comparison to The Shawshank RedemptionRead the rest of this entry

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