Thursday, February 21, 2008

Stick-my-neck-out dept

Ok, here are my predictions for the Oscars. Bets, anyone?

Picture: No Country For Old Men

Director: The Coens

Lead Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis. He will drink your milkshake on stage.

Lead Actress: Julie Christie for Away From Her. Alzheimer's, come on.

Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody for Juno

Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men

Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There

The egg on my face will be wiped clean on the 25th, of course.

Another Guess Who

Yup, this is an image from Zack Snyder's movie version of Watchmen. I love it that Jackie Earle Haley (from Little Children) is playing Rorschach. He seems perfect for the part.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Be Kind Rewind

Ladies and Gentlemen, movie buffs from far and near, this is a must-watch trailer. Try spotting the movies featured. My personal favourite - Driving Miss Daisy!

This concept, called 'sweding', involves making your own versions of classic movies - short clips at least. In the film Be Kind Rewind, Jack Black and Mos Def run a VHS rental store. Black accidentaly erases all their tapes and, stuck with no option, they decide to remake the movies themselves.

From what I hear, this is fast becoming an online phenomenon. Check out the site Filmmaking Frenzy, which is running a sweding contest. Some of the films featured are absolutely hilarious.

I can think of a desi equivalent, made before the sweding craze began of course: Raja Sen's sweded Saawariya.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom & Pineapple Express

I'm not a big fan of martial arts movies (unless titled Enter the Dragon), but this looks very promising. Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Enough said.

Also watch the trailer for Pineapple Express, before it gets taken down. It's already off from You-tube, by the way. Seth Rogen doing his stoned act again, but as funny as ever.

Saturday, February 2, 2008