Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Recap!

Well I wasn't too far off with my predictions.  "The King's Speech" took home most of the honors including Best Director, Actor, Screenplay and Picture.  This was not surprising. 

A big snub was the "The Social Network", which I thought would win for Best Director.

Natalie Portman won a well deserved award for "Black Swan".  Although I thought Annette Bening would win for being the sentimental favorite, Portman held out and won for the better role. 

All in all I would say that this year's Oscars were pretty damn boring and predicatble.  To improve the Oscars, I say let there be more upsets and crazy goings-on during the broadcast!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2011 Razzie Award Picks!

Although making a good movie is a feat in of itself, I personally believe that making a bad movie is even more of an achievement considering the odds are in your favor to make at least a mediocre movie.  Thank God the Razzies exist to celebrate the dubious "achievements" of bad movies of the past year.  I actually find the ceremony to be more entertaining and interesting than the Oscars, plus it has less back room politics than the Oscars has.  Anyway, Crazy Movie Guy A GoGo has all your 2011 Razzie Picks!

Worst Eye Gouging Misuse of 3-D: The Last Airbender
M. Night Shyamalan's infamous film leads the pack with 9 nominations along with Twilight: Eclipse.  Basically its a showdown between these two films.  Expect Last Airbender to take this prize considering the 3-D did nothing to enhance the story.

Worst Screenplay: M. Night Shyamalan- The Last Airbender
This is not surprising, considering I think that Shyamalan has it coming to him for taking himself too seriously.

Worst Director: David Slade- Twilight: Eclipse
Though Shyamalan gets worst Screenplay, Twilight strikes its first win of the night getting Worst Director for Slade.

Worst Prequel, Rip-Off or Sequel: Twilight: Eclipse
This is a consolation prize for Twilight, I don't think its going to win Worst Picture, so they get this just well-deserved award.

Worst Screen Couple: The Entire Cast of Sex and The City 2
The other film I believe that can beat Last Airbender and Twilight is this god awful piece of shit, Sex and The City 2.  The worst screen couple award is a fitting award for this film.

Worst Supporting Actress: Jessica Alba for Machete, The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers and Valentine's Day
Jessica Alba has the most films for nomination in this category and I fully expect her to bring home the Razzie.  Seriously beside Dark Angel has Alba been in anything relatively decent? The answer: no.

Worst Supporting Actor: Billy Ray Cyrus- The Spy Next Door
Expect Billy Ray to get a second straight win for Worst Supporting Actor for The Spy Next Door; considering the controversy surronding his personal life, the win will be even more bittersweet.

Worst Actress: Miley Cyrus- The Last Song
Although Kristen Stewart may win for Twilight and don't count out Jennifer Aniston to win for The Switch and The Bounty Hunter, I fully expect Miley Cyrus to upset the others in the category to win the coveted Razzie for Worst Actress.  Plus (call me a sentimental guy) I'd love to see her win along with her Dad.

Worst Actor: Jack Black- Gulliver's Travels
A Film that was a travesty to Jonathan Swift's classic satire, Black completely deserves this award.  Its also amazing to see how much his career has fallen.  Although a Twilight win for Robert Pattinson or Taylor Lautner is possible, I feel that next year will be the year for all things Twilight at the Razzies when we'll see a Twilight sweep!

Worst Picture: The Last Airbender
This really comes as no surprise, this putrid mess of a movie will be "fondly" remembered for years to come.  Therefore expect The Last Airbender to win Worst Picture and enter its way into Razzie immortality!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Oscar Picks 2011!

Hello Movie Folks!

Crazy Movie Guy A-GoGo has all your Oscar picks for 2011 along with the reasoning behind them.  Please note, I'm limiting this to just a few categories.  Anyway, here are the picks:

Best Documentary: Exit Through The Gift Shop
Banksy's documentary challenges what a documentary should be, all the while making it extremely interesting and innovative. 

Best Foreign Film: Biutiful
This is probably the one with the best name recognition and considering the academy has gone with more obscure foreign films in the past few years, I expect they'll go with the film with a known director and actor.

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Not surprising, and Pixar continues its dominance.

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin- The Social Network
Once again, not surprising.  Sorkin's Script has won major awards in the pre-oscar race, and don't be surprised if he takes home the statue again tonight.

Best Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan- Inception
This is a consolation prize for Nolan, considering that Nolan wasn't nominated for Best Director.  This way the Academy can give him a prize without giving him Best Director.

Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Stenfield- True Grit
The big shocker of the night comes in this category.  Steinfeld and the film have been gaining steam, so if she comes home with the Oscar I wouldn't be surprised.

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale- The Fighter
This category is wide open with no clear front runner, although Geoffrey Rush may be a strong contender, he has already won the Oscar in the past; although John Hawkes has been gathering steam for his performance, I feel that he is too much of an unknown to win.  Expect Bale to take home the Oscar for his performance as Irish Mickey Ward's drug addicted brother. 

Best Actress: Annette Bening- The Kids Are All Right
Although Portman deserves and should win for "Black Swan", Bening is the sentimental favorite to win.  Plus she has alot of clout considering she is married to Mr. Warren Beatty.

Best Actor: Colin Firth- The King's Speech
Really no surprises.  Firth is going to win Best Actor.  End of story.

Best Director: David Fincher- The Social Network
This is not surprising either, Fincher has won the major pre-oscar awards and will probably win again.

Best Picture: The King's Speech
Although "The Social Network" may take it, The King's Speech is more of an Oscar Choice, and a damn good movie.  That is all for the picks!

Name Change!

Dear Folks,

Since I've bascially posted only about movies, and since I like writing about movies more than music or books, I've refocused this blog to make about just about films, with the occasional sports/music/food reference thrown in for good measure.  Also, I'm going to start posting at least twice a month.  Anyway, keep on reading!


Crazy Movie Guy A-GoGo!