In an effort to do an actual daily column here on Superfriends, I’m re-introducing the concept of DVD of the Day and re-naming it “Movie of the Day.” (Don’t worry, I still plan on finishing the “Batman on Film” series.) These will be very short paragraph-long reviews, but you’ll actually get them everyday. The Academy Awards take place on February 24, so each entry this month will be an Academy Award winning movie. We’ll start the first entry in the Movie of the Day series with Casablanca. More
So the Oscar nominations are out…and I was disappointed to say the very least…
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
2011 • 127 Minutes • 2.35:1 • United Kingdom
Principal Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy
Screenplay: Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan from the novel by John le Carré
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo
Cinematography: Hoyte Van Hoytema
For twenty-five years we’ve been the only thing standing between Moscow and the Third World War!
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
2011 • 158 Minutes • 2.35 : 1 • United States
Principal Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright
Screenplay: Steven Zaillian from the book The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Producers: Ceán Chaffin, Scott Rudin, Søren Stærmose, Ole Søndberg
Cinematography: Jeff Cronenweth
I want you to help me catch a killer of women.
All of the ripped ticket stubs – all of money spent on concessions – all of my movie reviews – have lead up to THIS – the one night that recognizes the best in film of the past year – the Academy Awards.
As I did last year (in my “Epitome of Randomness” section of Issue #9 of The Wide World of Sports-Entertainment), I will be previewing tomorrow night’s (or tonight’s, depending on what time you’re reading this) ceremony by breaking down the 6 major awards categories (Best Picture, Best Director, and the 4 Acting Awards) and giving my predictions for each one. Do I expect the Academy to throw a few swerves this year? Possibly – in a couple of categories – but for more on that, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and click on the link below to check out my OFFICIAL OSCAR PREVIEW.