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Saturday, August 23, 2014

The New Jungle Book

          The Jungle Book is a Disney animated classic loved by many. With classic movies many people don't like the idea of remaking them. They have a special place in their heart. If your one of those people to the Disney Jungle Book, you might be a little mad about this news. 2 new Jungle Book movies are coming are way. One being made by Disney and the other made by Warner Brothers. You might be thinking "How can Warner Brothers make a Jungle Book movie? The don't have the rights to it." Well, the book The Book Jungle is based off of is in something called public domain and that means any studio can make a movie off of that.
    Let's start of with what we know about the DISNEY'S version of the remake. We know it's going to be directed by John Favreau who has directed the first 2 Iron Man films and Elf. He is a talented filmmaker and Disney likes him. Disney knows how to work with directors really well. They chose the right director for this project. We are going to see a lighter and more happier tone. Probably PG rated. Scarlet Johansoon will be voicing Kaa (The Snake) Idris Elba will be voicing Shere Khan (The Tiger)  , Bill Murray will be voicing Baloo (the Bear), Chrisopher Walken will be voicing King Louie, Ben Kingsly will be voiving Bagheera (the panther) , and recent Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will all be providing voices for the movie. If you are talking about an all-star cast, this is one you have to add in the discussion. This version is going to be a direct live action remake from the original Disney cartoon. The writer of this film is Justin Marks and he doesn't have a lot of film credits.  This one is set to come out October 9th, 2015.
     The second film will be made by Warner Brothers, and directed by non other then Andy Serkis. This will be Serkis's first directing job. You know Serkis from playing Ceaser in the new Planet of the Apes franchise and playing Gollum in the Middle Earth Saga. Serkis will also by Ballo in the film. Other cast members include Academy Award winners Christian Bale who will be voicing the panther Bagheera, Cate Blanchett will be voicing the snake Kaa. The other big names in this is Naomie Harris (Skyfall), and Benedict "freaking" Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch will be voicing the villainous tiger Shere Khan. His voice is perfect voice for a villain as we saw in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug when he played Smaug. He is such a talented actor. He played Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness and he did a phenomenal job. Its funny that Cumberbatch will be playing Shere KHAN and he played KHAN in Star Drek: Into Darkness. This one come out a year later on October 21st, 2016. The title for this on is Jungle Book: Origins (stupid title) and is set to be a retelling of the original book which has a much darker tone.
     The real question is which one should you be looking forward to most? They do come out a year apart so you have plenty of time to see them both. The answer to that question is the Warner Brothers Version because, Andy Serkis even though he hasn't directed before, he has had lots of creative input on his characters and the movies he has worked on. He is fantastic at making great characters. And it is going to be a darker tone. Disney has not been so successful at making live action movies recently. I declare the 2010 Alice in Wonderland the worst movie ever made, Maleficent as a bad excuse for a film, The Lone Ranger is in my top 10 worst films of all time, and John Carter was mediocre at best. Disney has Into the Woods coming in December of this year to try and prove them worthy again. The Warner Brothers version is going to have a much darker tone and that should make for a better film.  

Monday, August 11, 2014

Toy Story 3 (2010) Review: Part 5 of 1 Week With Tom

            Your favorite toys are back in the third installment to one of the best franchises in animated and even film history, Toy Story 3.  Every Toy Story film has been no short of amazing. Toy Story 3 is no exception. It is my 3rd favorite Toy Story film but, that is no insult to Toy Story 3. I call Toy Story 3 my second favorite film of the decade so far.
    Like the other 2 films this one has humor. Humor is one of the things that make Pixar so great. They have such a settle sense of humor that is perfect for the type of movie that it is.
    I really like in this one how a toy is the villain. If there was one thing I think the first 2 was missing was a villain that was a toy. This one does and it added something unique to the story. 
    One thing I really appreciated is that they used the time from Toy Story 2 to Toy Story 3. What I mean by that is they made Andy age. They didn't keep him the same age. They have him going to college. That made it for an interesting story. The toys ultimate fear of being put away and nut being played with ever again. 
     The 3rd one reused a lot of material used from the first and second. If you combine the first and the second, you get the third. Granted it's hard to think of new material but, Pixar is so good at telling stories that they could have come up with something fresh and new. 
    Toy Story 3 is well worth watching. I give it a 9/10.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Toy Story 2 (1999) Review: Part 4 of "1 Week With Tom"

        Toy Story 2 was about to be a direct to dvd release. It was about to not even go into theaters. The people at Pixar were like "This is to good to go straight to DVD." They were right. Toy Story 2 is currently at one hundred percent on Rotten Tomatoes and what I think is the best animated film of all time and the best Toy Story film. 
    The first Toy Story ended so perfectly it didn't really need a sequel. It wasn't necessary. I'm so glad they did. This movie is one of the few I call a masterpiece. The sequel was funnier then the first one. There so many great one liners especially from Slinky. The sense of humor is so great I found moments where I was laughing so hard I had to rewind the movie so I could watch what I missed. 
    This one made me cry just like the first one. If you have seen this movie you know what scene I'm talking about. The story I liked better then the first. The whole concept of Woody being a part of a very valuable toy collection is not a twist but, a very unique spin to the story that made it that more enjoyable. It even added a little suspense to it.
     All the characters were voiced by the same people but, there was some new additions to the Toy Story cast. Joan Cusack voiced the cowgirl doll Jessie. I wasn't a fan of that choice. Her voice took me out of the movie a little bit but, everything else was extremely well done it didn't take me out of it enough to make me not enjoy it. 
    This is one of the few films I call a true masterpiece. A movie I will give a perfect 10/10 to. 

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Toy Story (1995) Review: Part 3 of "1 week with Tom"

          One of the most beloved films of all time is Toy Story. One of the films that has one-hundred percent on rotten tomatoes for good reason. What PIXAR does so well is they don't make kids movies, they make kid friendly movies. There is some humor in this movie that you won't get as a kid. I watched this movie on repeat in my childhood and I finally get some of the jokes that are in there. There are puns you don't get as a child.  Toy Story is a really funny movie. That's just part of it's charm.
     The whole concept of the story is really cool. Toys come alive when their owner is not there or not looking. This idea could have been really stupid if they didn't do it right. They did it right. The story was very creative. They added heart and a compelling story line to make it an engaging movie that doesn't make you bored. PIXAR is great at telling amazing stories. There also really good at making you cry. Yes, I did cry in this movie. They make the characters connect to you so you feel for them. 
     The characters are great. Toy Story mainly focuses on Woody and Buzz but, they really focus on developing Woody. Woody is a real jerk at the beginning then all throughout the movie you see him transform to a humble toy. Buzz stays the same character throughout the whole movie and that works for the concept of the story. Hanks and Allen do such a good job at voicing the characters that I can't imagine any one else doing so.
     Toy Story is a great and cute movie. The first half is better then the second but that doesn't take away anything from the movie. I give Toy Story a 9.5/10.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Captain Phillips (2013) Review: Part 2 of "1 Week With Tom"

          For part 2 of "1 Week With Tom" I will be reviewing the 6 time Oscar nominated film (including Best Picture) Captain Phillips. The film inspired by the true event of the 2009 Somali Pirates hijacking upon the the US-Flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship  to be hijacked in 200 years. 
    Tom Hanks plays the captain of that ship, Captain Phillips. He does a fantastic job doing it. He goes one-hundred percent into the role and you can totally tell that. He is the best part of the movie. This is one of the movies where one actor does an amazing job (Hanks in this case), and it makes everyone else seem "meh." The guy who got nominated for an Academy Award (Barkhad Abdi) didn't deserve that nomination. He didn't embrace the role as much as he could. He even over-acted or under-acted. Either way he didn't connect to the audience as much as he could've to make for an even better movie watching experience.
     Paul Greengrass is such a talented film maker. I love the the last two Bourne films he directed (The Bourne Supremacy and the Bourne Ultimatum) and was really excited to see what he could bring to this type of film. He does a good directing job. He does a good job of enforcing the tone of the film to make you worry of what is going to happen next for the first time you watch it. The one thing this movie is missing is a re-watchable factor. You don't get the same experience as you do the first time you watch it. Unlike Cast Away your not on the edge of seat the whole time if your watching it for the 3rd, 4th, 5th time. You are still getting a film experience that is one of the best of 2013. 
     The first time you watch this film it's a masterpiece. The second time you watch it it's still a masterpiece. The 3rd time it falls short of a masterpiece but still an amazing film. I would give this movie an 8/10. 
     
     

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cast Away (2000) Review: Part 1 of "1 Week With Tom"

          This is the first review of my 7 part movie review series I will call "1 Week With Tom." From August 6th to August 12th I will be reviewing 7 movies of my favorite actor, Tom Hanks. Along with Cast Away I'll be reviewing Captain Phillips, Toy Story 1,2, and 3, Big, and my favorite movie of all time Forrest Gump. 
    Cast Away is a movie about a FedEx executive (Hanks) who gets in a plane crash and gets stranded on a deserted island and must test him self emotionally and physically in order to survive. 
    This movie is directed by one of my favorite directors Robert Zemeckis who directed the Back to the Future Trilogy and Forrest Gump. You know a director is good when you can watch a film and 100 percent know that a certain director directed it. From the first 5 minutes of the film you can tell it's Zemeckis's. He did the film in such a way that your always on the edge of your seat. The films style is that if you have seen this movie a bunch of times before you totally forget what happens. You totally forget if he gets off the island or not. Your still breathing heavily and on the edge of your seat even if you've seen it 3,4,5, even 6 times. The movie never gets old.
    It always amazes me how an actor can carry a movie without any dialogue. At the beginning before the plane crash there is a regular amount of dialogue. When he is on the island there is very little to no dialogue. It's amazing how Hanks is able to take you along his journey and keep you interested and engaged when he hardly even speaks! This movie proves why Hanks is one of the best of all time. 
    I really enjoyed the cinematography. Cinematography is one of the most important parts if you want to make a movie from good to great. It did exactly that for this movie.
    This is a movie with no negatives. This movie ranks 4th of all time. So I give it a perfect 10/10. 


Check back tomorrow for Part 2 of "1 Week With Tom" where I will be reviewing Captain Phillips!!

Get on Up Review

          Get On Up is a biopic about James Brown, the most influential musician in the 20th century. It stars Chadwick Boseman (who played Jackie Robinson in 42) as the leading role. This movie could've been one of the years best and it fell short of reaching that. 
    Biopics can either be really entertaining or they can not get your attention and you find yourself not caring. Get on Up was structured horribly. They continuously went back in time like you would expect in a movie about someones life but, they did it in the wrong way. One scene they had the movie set in 1993, then in the next seen you see a random little boy. You see him with his mom in their house in the woods and you think to your self "How is this relevant?" Then 5minutes into the scene you see the time code go back into the 1930s. The filmmakers just seem like you should be smart enough to just assume that the little boy was a small James Brown. It had me confused. It did that throughout the whole movie and really took me out of it.
    Chadwick Boseman's performance was completely outstanding! He did incredible in the role. It's definitely out standing. I still like James McAvoy's performance in X-Men: Days of Future Past better but Boseman's performance was by far one of the best we've seen this year. He deserves an Oscar Nomination extremely bad. The other performances were good. No one did outstanding like Boseman did. He was a really good dancer and he did a good job at imitating James Brown's voice. Boseman had a surprisingly good voice. Boseman just embraced the character of James Brown so well all the other actors looked "meh." 
     Get On Up didn't connect with the audience at all. You could tell the filmmakers knew that. They had James Brown brake the 4th wall at times and it didn't work at all. It made the situation worse. It took me out of the film even more. 
     The direction of the film was really well done. Tate Taylor did the most he could with the script. I can't give any credit to the story because it all really happened. I don't know how much was actually real but, it was really interesting.  James Brown's life gave its self to make a good interesting story for a biopic. I'm glad they used what they did.
    Get On Up was a slight disappointment. I like 42 better but Boseman did a much better performance in Get On Up. The only Oscar I see coming from this movie is Best Leading Actor. I give this movie a 5.5/10.    

Sunday, June 29, 2014

2014 July Movie Preview

July 2nd
Earth to Echo-A movie about kids finding something from space. A movie that looks a lot like an ET rip of. The only difference this has from ET is it is in the "Found Footage" style. After the movie Chronicle I know found footage movies can be awesome. I'm mildly interested in this movie. Click here for the Earth to Echo trailer
July 11th
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes-The human survivors from the events from Rise of the Planet of the Apes face off against Ceaser's army (the head of the apes) who are a bunch of genetically enhanced apes. I really liked the first movie. I would be looking forward to this movie more if James Franco came back. Now we have Garry Oldman so nobody can complain. People are saying this is the Empire Strikes Back to the Planet of the Apes franchise. That made my hopes and expectations go really high. If this movie is any short of great I know I'll be disappointed. Here is a link to the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer. I think this is one of the best trailers I have ever seen.
July 18th
Planes: Fire and Rescue-The sequel to Disney's planes is coming within a year of the first one. That gets me worried that a sequel came that fast. Here is the trailer for Planes: Fire and Rescue.
July 25th
Hercules-This is not a remake of the Disney animation, but a live action movie thats not done by Disney staring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. I can't think of a better actor to fit the role then he can. I also can't think of a worse director then Brett Ratner. He almost ruined the X-Men franchise with X-Men 3 and I was not a big fan of tower heist. I know this for sure, it will be better then that Legend of Hercules crap. Here is the trailer for Hercules.  

Transformers: Age of Extinction Review

     I didn't expect this movie to be any good. The Transformers movies have gotten worse and worse from the first one. The first one was really fun and actually a really good movie. I expected this one to follow the trend of the movies and this one to be terrible. Transformers 4 is one of the best movies of the year. 
     I'm not on the Michael Bay hater band wagon. I don't mind his style. I like explosions everywhere. Explosions are cool and this movie as a lot of them. Not only that they look good. The visual effects were good as always. It's always amazing to see how far the VFX have come. 
     Mark Wahlberg took LaBeouf's place in the Transformers franchise. He didn't do as good as a job as LeBeaouf did in the first one but he did better than LeBeaouf did in 2&3. Wahlberg was really the only one who was outstanding in it. Nicola Peltz has ben the best actress we've seen in this franchise. The other actors got annoying. You could tell if they were going to be good or bad as soon as the got on the screen. 
     This movie has lots of jokes and laughs that don't work. It also has some racist stereotypes and really stupid jokes. 
     I said Transformers 4 was one of my favorite films of the year and it seems like I'm only saying negatives about it. I came in to it for the Transformers not for a good story and good acting, I knew those things were not going to be great. The things I came for were awesome. It didn't let me down and I ended up really enjoying what I came for. There were dinobots in this movie! How freaking cool is that! That was one of my favorite parts in this fantastic film.
     It's always nice when the subtitle of a movie actually has something to do with the plot. That was a nice touch. Transformers: Age of Extinction was a really fun movie. It has 2hours and 45minutes and it didn't feel like that at all. I still like the first Transformers better but not by much. I give Transformers 4 a 8.5/10. I highly recommend you going to see this movie. It's awesome.   

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review

          The 3rd part of Michael Bay's Transformers movie has the dumbest title Dark of the Moon. That right there is a good indicator on how the movie will be. The movie was dumb. 
    I'm going to start out by stating the positives. The score was wonderful. It was fun music and it gave the film the little boost it needed to make it enjoyable. Shia Labeouf was good again. This is his weakest performance in the franchise but he was still the best performance. Megan Fox is not in this one! The script actually seemed good in this one because she was not delivering any lines. She had OK chemistry with Labeouf. It's also sort of a negative to have here gone. She was replaced with first time actor Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. To my surprise she was actually a better actress then Fox. It's always nice to have two out of two of the leads be good actors. Michael Bay really knows how to direct action. The big 45minute action sequence at the end was beautifully done. The visual effects were stunning like always in these movies.  
    The script had some week spots with the dialogue used by the Transformers. It was terrible. Some of the transformers were really annoying. One thing I hate more then anything is comedy relief that doesn't work. This had a whole bunch of that. It got really annoying. This movie is long like the others. This one clocking in at 2hours and 34 minutes. It felt like it dragged on for ever. 
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon was a decent film. It seems like no matter how much the movie sucks, I always seem to like it. I just love Transformers so maybe I'm giving it a higher score then it deserves. I give this movie a 6.5/10.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Transformers Review

   When you hear Transformers you think of awesome. It does not sound like a stupid idea. It sounds like an idea that you can't possibly screw up. I watched re-runs of the Transformers animated series and grew a love for the robots. This movie made my love grow even bigger. It was awesome. Its the true definition of a summer block buster. 
    When you talk about a movie like Transformers, you have to mention the special affects. It takes lots of work to make a movie look as good as this one did. One thing that can ruin a movie really fast is bad Visual Affects (VFX.) It's very hard to think of a movie with better visual affects then this one. The dialogue of the robots could have been better but, I didn't care what they said because they looked so great. 
    The script was good, really well written. I didn't have a problem with what was being said. Sometimes in movies like this the dialogue is just something they through away because that's not what's important. It was actually pretty good you can tell they put some decent effort. There were some comedy parts where I laughed. This movie tried to be funny and it was.  The only thing that made the script look bad was Magen Fox. She is a bad actress but, I'm still glad she was in the movie. Shia LaBeouf was really good in this. It reminded me how good of an actor he really is. He didn't ruin the show, he made it. It wasn't the Transformers that made this show (they were a big part of it) it was LeBeouf.
    I was a fan of Transformers and a big fan of this movie. It did not disappoint me. I give this movie a 9/10. It was wonderful.  
     

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bears Review

Bears is the latest installment to Disney's set of films they call "Disney Nature." This one fallows a mama bear and her two cubs on their first year journey. I really enjoyed the past 3 Disney Nature films. I just enjoyed this one. It was narrated by John C. Reilly. I had 2 problems with the way Reilly handled it. One it was hard to picture Wreck-it-Ralph narrating a documentary about bears and he did nothing special to engage me. He was to silly. My favorite parts of the films were when he was not talking. 
The movie was beautifully shot. It's amazing how awesome it was. The style and the choices they make were a perfect fit for the film. 
I generally like documentaries. This one was a really good and really well done documentary. I give this film a 7/10. I recommend this movie.  

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Maleficent Review

          The latest Disney live action film is Maleficent. I have not been a big fan of the recent live-action Disney films. For example Alice in Wonderland (my worst movie of all time), Prince of Persia, On Stranger Tides, John Carter, Lone Ranger and Muppets: Most Wanted. Maleficent is no different. 
    I was extremely excited for this. And I came away disappointed. I expected this film to be an origin story. A story about how Maleficent came to be in the carton we all know and love. And I should've known it was going to be different. It was a re-imagining. This film wasn't an origin story it was a retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty Story. The story was not what I expected it was going to be. The trailers made me believe it was going to be about something else. 
    The performances for the most part were ok or terrible. This movie has some of the worst acting I've ever seen. An actors purpose is to make you feel for the character. I could've cared less for what was happening. They made me bored. The worst of the worst were the 3 good fairies. They were so annoying. I wish they would die or get killed. I've never seen anyone so annoying in a film before. The one redeeming quality to the movie's acting was Angelina Jolie and she was good. Just barley good enough to make sure this movie was not sitting in a pile of crap.
    This film was beautiful to look at. The special affects were breath taking. I guess thats what you get for having a principle photographer as your director. There is also a negative for having that. You get one beautiful shot of the castle. It takes your breath away. Then you see it again around 15 more times. Give me some diversity so I don't get bored (I got bored). And don't get me started about how bad Maleficent's wings were. They were some of the worst CGI I've ever seen. 
    Maleficent is a strong candidate to be one of my most disappointing films of the year. It was a film that was dependent on Jolie and didn't care about any thing else. I give maleficent a 3.5/10. If you really want to see this wait till it comes to Redbox or Netflix. You shouldn't see it for more then $4.00.       

Friday, June 6, 2014

Vampire Academy Review

       One of the latest teen book to film adaptations is Vampire Academy. And this is the worst one. If I was to describe it in 3 words IO would use terrible, crap, and horrible. I couldn't tell if it was a comedy or a drama. It was unintentially funny. I laughed so many times in a film that was supposed to be dramatic.Here are some quotes from the movie "Be like every other teenage girl and dream about named men on unicorns" and "You mean Oscar, I gave him treats, I would never hurt a kitty." Laugh out laud moments in the climax.
    This was the longest 1 hour an 45 min of my life. It felt like 6 hours. It was boring. There was nothing to move the story forward. This movie should be in a museum of torture devices. I'm mad I watched this movie. Time of my life was wasted watching garbage. Every movie has at least 1 redeeming quality. Adn that for this movie was the main girl was attractive. 
    I didn't expect this movie to be good. I expected it to be crap and it was crap. The end of this movie set up for a sequel. It won't get one. On a 30 million dollar budget and it made 15 million. Losing the studio around 25 million dollars. I give Vampire Academy 2/10.
    

2014 June Movie Preview

          2014 June Movie Preview
    June is the second month in the summer movie season. It's not as packed as May was but, it has some really interesting movies in it. 
JUNE
June 6th-One of the movies to come out on this day is The Fault in Our Stars. John Green's best selling novel stars Shailene Woodley as Hazel Lancaster and Ansel Elgort as Agustus Waters. They meet in a cancer support group. I didn't read the book and the trailer got me mildly interested.  Click here to watch The Fault in Our Stars Trailer

The more interesting, the one I think will be the surprise of the year also comes out on June 6th is a Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt thriller The Edge of Tomorrow. Directed by Doug Liman (who did The Bourne Identity which I was a big fan of)it's about soldiers who must relive their last battle over and over again. It looks a lot like Oblivion which I was not a big fan of at first, than I watched it again and loved it. I'm very interested in this film and I have some expectations for it. I want it to land in my top 15 of the year. Click here for The Edge of Tomorrow Trailer 

June 13th-The only animated movie I see being any good this year (and really the only one)is How to Train Your Dragon 2. It's been four years since the first installment in this animated franchise. The first one was awesome. I loved it. It was in my top two animated movies of 2010. I love the fact that they used the time to their advantage. They made Hiccup look 4 years older. In this one the two (Hiccup and his dragon Toothless) find a Ice cave home to new dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider. This movie will do awesome at the box office. It has no other animated film that it's competing against. There is literally no other summer animated film to come out that looks good. There is no PIXAR or DISNEY (besides Planes 2) film to compete with it. Families are going to go to this. That means lots of money. Click here for the How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer

June 27th-The last film in June that is note worthy or mentionable is the fourth film in Michael Bay's Transformers series Transformers: Age of Extinction. The first Transformers was awesome, the second was cool, the third was stupid. The Transformers movies have declined in quality. I have a really good feeling about this one. I don't know what is attracting me to this movie but, I'm getting some pretty good vibes from this one. There are the dinobots! They are dinosaur looking robots. In the trailer you see Optimus Prime riding Grimlock with a Giant Sword! It looks awesome. I'm excited to see what new things Mark Wahlberg (the person staring in it) can bring to the table. This is supposedly going to start a "new franchise" in the Transformers universe but, still going to be called 4, 5, and 6. Click here for the Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer. This is the movie I'm looking forward to the most in June.


X-Men: Days of Future Past Review (Spoiler Free)

          Bryan Singer is back to his home. That home being X-Men. X-Men 1 and X-Men 2 were awesome. Then we had X-Men 3 and that was trash. That was not by singer. X-Men: Days of Future Past prove singer is a genius when it comes to X-Men.
    X-Men: First Class was my favorite X-Men before this film and that was due to the cast. James McAvoy and Academy Award nominated Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. They brought more depth and more feelings then the original cast. Don't get me wrong, I love the original cast, I just like the first class cast better. I'm so glad the two casts are mixed. Everyone did great. Going into the movie I was worried about there being to many characters.  I don't know why I worried .They were used so well. No one was wasted, no one was dead space. They were all developeda and they all helped the movie progress forward. Even the people who were in it for 5 minutes.I want to highlight Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender. The one I'm going to praise is James McAvoy. He's the best part of the movie. If he doesn't get an academy award nomination I'll be out raged. He was that good. I even think he's better then Patrick Stweart. Yes I just said that.
    This story could have been so confusing with time travel and having the same character being played by 2 different actors. Singer seamlessly made it work. It could've very easily been really confusing but it wasn't. 
    X-Men: Days of Future Past was not only a great comic book movie but it was a good sci-fi film and a good movie. People are always worried about there being to much villains. There were 4 villains in this and it was still awesome. It's just the way you use them that makes them bad. 
    X-Men first my 3 requirements for a good comic book film. 1.) Its grounded in reality. 2.) The love interest is not the main focus and 3.) The Villain(s) are represented well. I give X-Men Days of Future Past a 15/10


Friday, May 23, 2014

STAR TREK 3 Gets Director

       J. J. Abrams can't obviously direct Star Trek 3. He is to tied up with the biggest franchise ever (Star Wars). So who would direct the 3rd installment?
       Robert Orci is your guy. He was written the past 2 star trek films and now he is directing it.
       My first initial reactions were AWESOME! This guy has been around the franchise for a long time and knows it really well.
       Then my senses came to me. This decision is STUPID! This guy has not directed one single film in his life! And you stick him in to direct one of the biggest films in the next 5 years! The decision is stupid.  This film is going to have a great drop of quality from the first to. Orci's first project is a 200 million dollar film.  Paramount took a big risk with this decision.
         Comment down below. What do you think?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

GODZILLA REVIEW (SPOILER FREE)

      This movie stars Bryan Cranston (so we thought). The trailers make you believe that Cranston is the focal point in the film. He isn't. He is barley in it. He should've been in it more. He added the depth that this film needed. It also stars Godzilla (so we thought). Godzilla is only in it for about 15 minutes. They teased Godzilla a lot through the film and they barely gave us any. 
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars in this film. It focuses on his character and uses him as the person to make things go forward. It was exciting to see what Taylor-Johnson could bring to the table because he is playing Quicksilver in the upcoming Avengers sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. I was disappointed with his performance. He was boring. He didn't get me engaged in the story. I didn't care what was going, I didn't care that his family was in danger because he didn't make me believe it. Elizabeth Olsen plays Taylor-Johnson's wife (how ironic because Olsen is playing Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are brother and sister). She did a better job then Taylor-Johnson. She added some depth that was missing from Cranston but not enough to get me engaged into the story. I could say the same about every character in the movie. They were week. They did not give good performances. This movie focused on the humans which hurt them because they were by far the weakest part of the movie.
    They made the story much more confusing then it should have been. They were saying scientific terms that I could care less about/I didn't understand. They tried to explain the science behind Godzilla and the monsters he was fighting and I could care less. They talked about so much science that I just zoned out because I didn't care.
    When they gave us Godzilla they delivered. Holy crap Godzilla was freaking awesome! That's all I can really say. I don't want to ruin the magic for you. I'll just tell you the fight at the very and has my favorite cinematic shot of the year.
    Overall Godzilla was a good film. I liked it better then Pacific Rim. I give the last 25 minutes a 9/10 and the rest of the film a 5.5/10. That means my final rating for this film is a  7.5/10.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Star Wars VII Cast

          The biggest casting announcement in the past 20 years is finally here. Months of speculation has finally come to an end. There are no more rumors, just facts. The cast of Star Wars Episode 7 is finally known to the world. 
    The main thing I take from this cast is they are not well known. It feels like the original Star Wars in the sense that the people they casted are not well known. When they first casted Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford no one knew who they were. They went back to the roots of the original Star Wars to cast little known actors. I really appreciate that they are not casting for star power but for talent. You can just sense these people are really talented actors. 
    Another thing I take away from this casting is it seems like this cast is built to last. Besides the people returning, the whole cast is really young. They put this cast together so it could stay together for 10, 15 years. There is going to be 3 more Star Wars Movies (not including the spin offs) and I doubt there going to kill any one off in the episode 7 or 8.  I gave you my over view of the cast, now i'm going to brake down each person the best I can. 
    I'm going to start off with the people returning. The big 6 are returning. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), and Anthony Daniels (C3-PO). I don't think I need to expand on why I'm glad to see these returning. I'm just disappointed Billy Dee Williams is not returning. I really wanted to see him again.
    The first person I'm going to focus on is Max von Sydow. He is the one exception to "this cast is built to last". He is 85 years old. He's like the Alec Guiness of this modern era of Star Wars. He is the eldest member of the cast and also the most talented. He has the most things on his resume. Is he going to play a Sith? He is so good at playing villains. Maybe he is going to be a Jedi like Alec Guiness was. 
    Adam Driver (of the show Girls) was rumored to be in it about 3 weeks before the official announcement. He was rumored to be a sith. Domhnall Gleeson was also casted. Most people know him for his role in the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows part 1&2 as Bill Weasley. I would say he did a pretty good job. Oscar Isaac is another member of the cast. He was recently the lead in Inside Llewyn which was a Oscar nominated film. John Boyega is another lucky person who got casted. He is most well known for his role in Attack the Block. 
    The only female who got casted was Daisy Ridley. She has literally done nothing. She has only done 2 short films. She pretty good in the one I saw. Click Here to see one of Ridley's short films. 
    The one new comer I'm really excited about is Andy Serkis. He is awesome. He played Gollum, and Ceaser in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He is a awesome actor.
    I really wish I could expand on these actors, I just can't. Theres not enough information. A quick rundown of the casting is Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Andy Serkis. Again I really wish I cold expand on why I think this is good casting. Theres just not enough information.  
    

    

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review (Spoiler Free)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review
     This is the second film in the Spider-Man universe that is directed by Mark Webb and starring Andrew Garfield. This movie is all over the place. It tries to be centered toward kids at times (with a lighter, happier tone) and tries to be an adult film (with a darker tone) at times. Comic-Book films in this era need to be one or the other.  A good superhero movie needs to feel like it's grounded in reality, this one didn't. There were so many plot holes and stuff generally did not make sense. 
     One of the positives in this movie are the relationships. It doesn't matter if your talk about Peter and Gwen, Peter and Aunt May, Spider-Man and Electro, Peter and Harry, every single one felt believable and not like total bull crap (like with Toby McGuire and Kristen Dunst). The performances were great. I do believe that Andrew Garfield is a better Peter Parker then McGuire was. 
     Another thing I consider to be an important element to make a good comic-book movie is a good villain. The villain needs to seem believable and needs to be portrayed well and they need to make sense. Jamie Foxx as Electro did that. He made you feel for the character. When they casted Dane Dehaan I was freaking excited. I loved him in Chronicle. He was a perfect Harry Osborne. His eyes just take you immediately into the character. Dane Dehaan's portrayal of Harry Osbourne (not Green Goblin) was my favorite in the movie. There was one villain who I thought was pointless. He was only in it for less then 5 minutes. And that was Paul Giamatti as the Rhino. What a waste of talent.
     There were some negatives believe it or not. One is the tone. It was all over the place. At one moment it felt like a kids film, the next it felt like a adult one. I know I brought that up before but, it was one of my strong negatives about it. I never felt engaged enough to care about what was going on.
     The movie was forgettable. I didn't remember anything about it after the 48 hours of me seeing it. That's not a good thing. You want a movie to stick in your head.  Some parts of the movie didn't make sense. There is this one part (no spoiler) where Spider-Man is talking to a little boy on the streets right in front of the Rhino (who had machine guns and missiles). Rhino didn't even try to attack them! At least we could have some little bit of conflict between them. I talked about how much I loved Harry in this movie but, the green goblin was poorly executed. You only saw him for about 3 minutes. I say that if a villain is not going to be in it for at least 15 minutes cut him out. Save them for the next movie. 
     Overall The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was disappointing and forgettable. I didn't care about what was going on. It felt think the only reason for this film was to set up for Spider-Man 3 and 4 and the upcoming Sinister Six (the group of Spider-Man's villains) movie. It felt like they didn't care about this one. They didn't care that it was sloppy and not well done, they just rushed it.  Out of the 5 Spider-Man movies that have come out, this is my 4th. It goes Spider-Man (2002), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and Spider-Man 3 (2007). I would rate The Amazing Spider-Man 2 a 6.5/10. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

2014 May Movie Preview

          This is the best time of year. Summer movie season. It lasts from May-August. 4 months of the years best movies. Lets go over them.
MAY
May 2nd: The Amazing Spider-man 2 kicks off the summer movie season. The web-slinger is played once again by Andrew Garfield to face new foes such as Electro (played by Jamie Foxx) and the Green Goblin/Harry Osborn (played by Dane DeHaan).  Click Here for a The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer This is my most anticipated movie of 2014
It is rated PG-13
May 9th: Legend of Oz: Dorothy's Return is an animated sequel to the classic Wizard of Oz. It looks interesting. Click Here for a  Trailer for Legend of Oz: Dorothy's Return 
It is rated PG
May 16th: Everyone's favorite giant sized lizard returns in the movie Godzilla. This time he is fighting more terrifying monsters then ever before. The cast includes Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Andy Serkis. Click her for a Godzilla Trailer
It is rated PG-13
Also on May 16th is a movie I'm really looking forward to. It is Million Dollar Arm. John Hamm of Mad Men fame is a sporting agent who goes looking for a MLB pitcher among India's cricket players. Click Here for a Million Dollar Arm Trailer
It is rated PG
May 23rd: The biggest film in the X-Men movie series is X-Men:Days of Future Past. The younger generation meets the old generation. Patrick Stewart as Professor X, and Ian McKellen as Magneto send Wolverine back in time to try and stop a war among mutants. Click Here for a X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer
This film has no rating at the moment
Also on May 23rd is an Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore comedy titled Blended. Adam Sandler comedies have not been great recently. This one looks like it could be watchable. I'm actually looking forward to it. Click Here for a Blended Trailer
This is rated PG-13
May 30th:I've been looking forward to this movie for a little while. It got me worried when it received a PG rating. I don't want it to turn out like the most recent Alice in Wonderland (which was also PG). To tell an origin story of a villain it needs to be dark. The film I'm talking about is Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie. The trailers just keep getting better and better so I still have faith in it. Click Here for a Maleficent Trailer 
This is rated PG

 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

           One part spy thriller, one part character journey, one part action movie and,  one part superhero film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the best comic book film to come to the big screen.
           Captain America 2 has much more depth than what he have seen previously in other comic book movies. They were able to accomplish that because the directors didn't treat this like a comic book movie. They treated it like a political/espionage thriller first, then they treated it like a comic book movie. Most comic book movies have that feel that they are there to showcase the hero and how awesome he/she is. In this they wanted to showcase the political drama. They knew they had something special with the story so they made the smart move and decided to put emphasis on that instead of putting all their attention on making great action set pieces. They needed to do that because this movie will/already has changed the future of this franchise. 
         I know I'm talking a lot about the story but that is by far the best thing about this movie and I really can't say enough about it.  The story is superior to anything else we have seen before. It's grounded in reality. There are no aliens in this movie and even better, there are no giant alien worm things coming out of holes in the sky (yes, that is a reference to the first Avengers.) The events and conflicts that happened are the kind of things you could expect to see happen today. That made it so it was easier to relate to everything that was going on. 
         The best action scenes in film history, (not just comic book movies), happen in this movie. You have the Nick Fury car chase, the Captain America vs. Winter Soldier highway battle, the beginning scene on the boat and, the elevator scene. When I was watching this I cheered out loud because these are some of the most adrenaline rushing scenes I have ever seen. They were all choreographed really well and, it was nicely edited. The scenes were very smooth shot action scenes which is particularly hard to find these days. 
          As expected Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie (The Falcon), and Samuel Jackson all do great things in the movie. The biggest surprise however was Robert Redford. Never in a million years would I have thought that Redford would sign onto a comic book movie. I didn't think Redford was the type of actor who would do well in big studio films. He was just so good. His chemistry with everyone was spot on. It seemed like he belonged in there.  I'm still kicking my self in the head because I doubted Robert Redford, You never doubt Robert Redford. 
          One thing this movie didn't have which I really wish it did was the Captain America theme used in the first movie. Even though I loved the feel of this movie, I missed a little of that Captain America charm that was there in the first movie. I believe that was due to the fact that they didn't keep the same composer which was a mistake. In all reality, that is my only nitpick with this movie. 
          Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my favorite comic book movie of all time. It balances everything out perfectly. I'm going to give Captain America: The Winter Soldier a perfect 5/5. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted Review

     The 8th film in the Muppet series is called Muppets Most Wanted. The Muppets are on a world tour. A Kermit look-a-like named Constatine kid naps Kermit and takes his place on the Muppet tour. On the Muppet tour Constatine with the help of Dominic (played by Ricky Gervais) rob museums and banks. This movie had potential but, It was not a great movie.
   I love heist movies. I love comedies. I love the Muppets. What could have gone wrong with this film? This movie was disappointing for several reasons. One the songs weren't great, the acting was sub par,and it was slow paced and boaring.
   Before I tell you the bad, I'll tell you the good. The story/script. There are more goods the bads in the script/story. It was a very clever movie. A movie that seemed like a perfect fit for the Muppets. The script was good. Just good. It was mildly funny. I didn't laugh like I did in other Muppet Movies. There were a couple funny lines. It kept my entertained. The comedy was what made me have the energy not to fall asleep. The most disappointing part was Statler and Waldorf (the old men)lines were stupid. They weren't funny. They tried to hard. It seemed like the writes didn't care for their parts. They just threw them in. The old men Muppets are my favorite. If their lines are not funny, just don't put them in. It pains me to say that but, I want good memories of them.
   Songs are one staple to Muppet movies. They usually have me singing along by the 2nd verse and are stuck in my head for at least a week. I couldn't remember any songs from this movie. I could tell you the lines they repeated about 10 million times but I can't tell you the tune to the. They didn't stand out like most of the Muppet songs do. Every song in this movie I would put in the bottom of my favorite Muppet songs.
    You can tell they were going for the comedy side with this movie with actors like Ty Burrell, Tiny Fey, and Ricky Gervais. Those were the only human stars with significant screen time and purposes that moved the movie forward. They did that. The actors didn't feel out of place. I love this actors in everything else they do just not this movie. I know the Muppets are the focal point of this movie but, the actors didn't seem like they tried. Even  if your a supporting role you still need to try your best. It seemed like the acting was lazy and not worth their while. 
     Muppets Most Wanted was disappointing. I would recommend seeing this when it comes to redbox. I will give Muppets Most Wanted a 6/10.       

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Box Office Results From March 21-23 2014

          Sorry I'm late for this post. I said I would post it on Sunday but I decided to include Sunday's box office numbers into my post. Better late then never right? Lets get started.
          In the number 5 spot is 300: Rise of an Empire and it made 8.5 million. And why is this in the top 5? I think this got the number 5 spot because all of the other movies go to a totally different demographic. We have to family films with Muppets and Mr.Peabody and a movie centered towards teens. 300 is in the top 5 instead of Need for Speed because most people got tired of need for speed. It didn't get great reviews and most people put it as a Fast & Furious rip off. 
          In the number 4 spot is a total surprise with God's Not Dead. A movie I have never heard of. A movie that is religious based. It doesn't have any star power to it. It only opened in 780 theaters. I really don't have a reason to why I think this is in the top 5. A complete surprise.  It made 9.2 million the past weekend. 
          In the number 3 spot was Mr.Peabody and Sherman. I'm not surprised this is higher then I predicted. It's a animated family film. Animated family films are bound to stay in the top 5 of the box office at least for 3 weeks. It made 11.8 million the past weekend. 
          Muppets Most Wanted holds the number 2 spot. I'm not shocked that it did. It's a really well known property and everybody loves the Muppets. Disney is really good at marketing their movies so I knew this was going to be number 2. The shock is how much money it made. It only made 17 million. That's not a great opening weekend for this movie. I say movies should get a little over 1/3rd of their production budget on opening weekend for a better chance to break even. The movies budget was 50 million and it made 17. A little over 1/3rd of that would be 17, 18, 19 million. So It's on the track to make money just not as much as Disney hoped I bet. Especially when the Muppets movie in 2011 made 22 opening weekend. That is not the trajectory you want. 
          The number 1 spot is no shock. It is Divergent. A book to movie adaptation. For the most part those make money. The book sales did really great and this movie got really well represented on social media, tv, etc.... The movie made 54.6 million. So close to me 55 million dollar prediction! The movie's budget was 85 million.  It's on the track to make money.
          My predictions didn't go as well as I have hoped. I got 2 for 5. Hopefully next week I'll do better.  

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Box Office Predictions for March 21st-22nd

          Every Thursday I'm going to predict how the box office will end up for the week and how much the movie will make. Then on Sunday I will give you the recap of what actually turned out and why I think they were in the place they did. 
5.) Need for Speed in the 5th spot and it will make 12 million.
4.) Mr.Peabody and Sherman will make  14 million.
3.) 300: Rise of an Empire will make 16 million.
2.) The Muppets: Most Wanted will make 25 million.
1.) Divergent will make 55 million
    I might be way off on these predictions. Comment down below on your predictions.   

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Most Re-watchable Movies

          Movies are an awesome source for entertainment. If it's a movie you only feel like watching once, or a movie that is pleasant to watch more then once. So, what are the most re-watchable movies? I'm going to tell you what I think are the most re-watchable movies in no particular order. 
    The first one is Ocean's Eleven. This is in my top 15 films of all time and I almost mention it in everything I write. It has comedy and a very good story to keep everyone on the edge of their seat. 
    Star Wars is the next most re-watchable movie. Not I, II, or III, but the original trilogy. A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi is what I'm talking about. Almost everybody as A New Hope at least in their top 50 of all time. I have it in my 10. I don't know what makes this film one of the best. It has comedy (I'm sensing a trend) and some of the most quotable lines in movie history and some of the most recognizable characters. 
    Anchorman. How freaking funny is this movie? I quote this movie at least 5 times a day. If you have not seen this movie, you have no life. Even if you don't like comedies, this will for sure change your mind. It has a lot of different types of comedy. Most noticeably comedy that is actually funny and stupid comedy. There are also some other re-watchable comedies such as Zoolander, Ace Ventura, and Dumb and Dumber. Really funny movies that if you are forced to watch over and over again, you will not want to kill your self.
    The Incredibles, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, and Fox and the Hound, and the animated Disney Robin Hood are movies I would be fine with watching on a 24 hour loop. These movies were my child hood. Every kid has that set of movies that they watched and nothing else. Those 6 movies were mine. I watched one 5 times one day, and another one 5 times the next day. I think Fox and the Hound and Robin Hood are the most underrated films of all time. No one mentions them. All ages can watch and enjoy them.  They totally deserve to be watched over and over again. Robin Hood and Fox and the Hound is on Netflix. Go watch it! It's an order!  
    There are 2 obvious movies. The Amazing Spiderman and The Avengers. I love these movies. Both in my top 10 comic-book movies of all time.  I saw Avengers 10 times in theaters and Spiderman 9 times. These movies were enough to please the half of my body which is comic nerd, and the other half which is a guy who just loves movies. I know you have seen at least one of these movies so you know what I'm talking about. 
    The Princess Bride. In my top 20 of all time. I can't even describe why I have so much pleasure watching this movie. So I'll leave it at that.
    The last movie I want to mention is Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is the most influential movie in my life. I first saw it when I was about 7 years old and this was the movie that really got my interest in movies started. This is in my top 10 films of all time and stars my favorite Harrison Ford. All film is subjective but I honestly cant see why someone can't like this movie.   

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Non-Stop

     The latest Liam Neeson action/suspense/thriller is the airplane hijack movie Non-Stop. Neeson plays a air marshall while on a plane he receives text messages about how someone will kill someone on the plane every 20 minutes if they don't transfer 150million dollars into a bank account.
  This movie had very little action which was a disappointment when I was watching the movie. Everything with Neeson in it you expect a whole lot of action in it. If't it's Taken 1 or Taken 2 (both fantastic) you know what to expect. I went into the movie expecting something and getting something entirely different in return. Liam Neeson should be a separate genre of movie.
  So if this didn't have action, what did it have? It had a very slow moving mystery. The thing is the script was really well done just the direction the director took it was not so great. It was a great story but, poorly executed and slow paced. It was great trying to figure out who is the one trying to hijack this plane. It was very fun playing along. I love mystery movies so the fact that this had very little to no action was made up by the fact it was a mystery.
   The performances is what you expect. Liam Neeson is basically the same in every movie. A person who kicks some serious butt. The other performances were mediocre. It felt like they were thinking "We don't have to act in this movie because it's an action movie and no one acts in action movies. They only care about the action." The fact that this had very little action made a chain reaction to put a spotlight on the mediocre acting.
   Overall, this was a mystery suspense more than a thriller. It was just a little bit disappointing because I wanted to see some big action scenes because the have Liam freaking Neeson. I'll give this movie a 7/10. Better then Monuments Men, just not as good as Robocop. Non-Stop fits in the place as my 3rd favorite film of the year.  
      

86th Academy Awards Wrap-Up

The 86th Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars) where Sunday and the host was the very funny and talented Ellen DeGeneres.  It was a great night. Ellen ordered pizza for the actors in the audience, and Ellen’s selfie with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto, Lupita N’Yongo, and Marel Stryep  broke a record for the most re-tweets on a tweet. It even broke twitter for some period of time. PINK sang a tribute to celebrate the 75th year of The Wizard of Oz. It was absolutely outstanding. It left me speechless. There was also another stunning performance of Indina Menzel singing the very popular Let it  Go from the mega hit Frozen.
In the actual awards there was some surprises and some that we knew would win.  The main surprise was no wins for 10 time nominated American Hustle. I’ve never seen the film but, I’ve heard the best things from it.  With nominations in the big 7 (Best Picture, Best Actor and Supporting Actor,  Best Actress and Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Original Screenplay) you would think it would win at least one. It didn’t. Even though I have not seen Hustle, I think David O’ Russle should have won best director. In my opinion the ultimate responsibility of a director is to get the best performance out of his cast.  He obviously did that. He did it last year 2! The only time in history where the in the Acting categories came from the same movie. Russle directed both of them.
12 Years a Slave was also the movie that everyone was talking about to win a lot of awards.  It was nominated 7 times but only won 3 of them. It won the biggest award Best Picture, and Best adapted screenplay which is a big one to win as well. Lupita Nyong’o won best supporting actress which was a strong competition against Jennifer Lawrence. The each won about the same amount of awards before the Oscars and Lupita came out on top.
The big winner was the absolutely outstanding Gravity. Nominated 10 times and winning 7 of those. Gravity swept the technical awards. It won Visual Effects, Cinematography,  Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Best Original Score, Film Editing, and Best Director.  It’s understandable these are the awards it won because it was called by many  a break through for the movie industry and it really was.  It’s also understandable that it lost the other 3 it was up for.  It lost Best Picture which was understandable because it is so hard to win in a category with 9 nominees. It also lost best Production Design to The Great Gatsby and Sandra Bullock lost to Cate Blachett for Best Actress. If you have not seen Blue Jasmine, you really should. Woody Allen is such a talented director and writer.
Frozen went home with 2 awards. Best Animated Film and Beset Song for Let it Go. It also crossed the 1 billion dollar mark at the box office this weekend becoming the 18th film in history to do so here is a quick run down of  the  leaders this year at the 86th Academy Awards.
Gravity-7 wins
12 Years a Slave-3 wins
Dallas Buyers Club-3 wins
Frozen-2 wins
The Great Gatsby-2 wins
Blue Jasmine-1 win

Her-1 win