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Reading I am legend by Richard Matheson

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Posted by: moviechat | March 1, 2009

No Watchmen in Kuwait

Watchmen is banned by ministry of information.

Posted by: moviechat | February 23, 2009

2009 Academy Awards Winners

This is the list of 2009 Academy Awards Winners:


PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

I love this movie, but it is not the best film of 2008.


DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
Clint Eastwood – Changeling
David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon

Boyle is great director. I love all his work, and he deserve this Oscar


ACTOR
Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Sean Penn was exceptional in Milk, but Mickey Rourke should get it.

ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Melissa Leo – Frozen River
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Winslet deserves this.

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin – Milk
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road

Deserves it.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

Cruz isn’t bad, but I wasn’t impressed by her. Truthfully, I would’ve much rather seen Viola Davis or Marisa Tomei win the Oscar

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Courtney Hunt – Frozen River
Mike Leigh – Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonagh – In Bruges
Dustin Lance Black – Milk
Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon – Wall-E

Wall-E, why not Wall-E?!

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Eric Roth & Robin Swicord – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley – Doubt
Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
David Hare – The Reader
Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire

As expected, don’t have any complaints about this

ANIMATED FEATURE
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

It should be best film

ART DIRECTION
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

Did the voters seen The Dark Knight??! How did this win over The Dark Knight?

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Tom Stern – Changeling
Claudio Miranda – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Wally Pfister – The Dark Knight
Chris Menges & Roger Deakins – The Reader
Anthony Dod Mantle – Slumdog Millionaire
This won over The Dark Knight?! Okay, it deserves it

ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
James Newton Howard – Defiance
Danny Elfman – Milk
A.R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire
Thomas Newman – Wall-E

FILM EDITING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

Posted by: moviechat | January 31, 2009

81st Academy Awards predictions

ACTOR
Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler


Mickey Rourke as broken-down professional wrestler whose glory days are far behind him is the perfect role for him and he deserve and Oscar.

ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Melissa Leo – Frozen River
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kate Winslet – The Reader


All of them are great and it is very hard to predict, but I’m going for Kate Winslet performance on post-World War II drama The Reader

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin – Milk
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road


Heath Ledger performance as Batman’s leading arch-enemy, the Joker, was nothing short of outstanding, turning the clownish villain into a face of nihilism that even audiences who were not fans of the comic books could appreciate.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler


Viola Davis character faces any parent’s worst fear: learning that your child may be the victim of sexual abuse.

DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
Clint Eastwood – Changeling
David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon


Danny Boyle is great director and I love all his films. Slumdog Millionaire is a breathless, exciting story, heartbreaking and exhilarating film. Films like that remind us why we go to movies and why we love movies.

PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

I do believe that the winner of best Director will not be the same of best picture. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button will get the Oscar. I like the film but I think Slumdog Millionaire and The Reader are better movies. This is the Oscar.

Posted by: moviechat | December 16, 2008

The most anticipating films in 2009

Many people think that there are no good films in 2009. I disagree, I thing 2009 will be great year. This is my list of the most anticipating films in 2009:


28- Angels & Demons (May)
Another Dan Brown film and Tom Hanks is back. I hated the first film and I will hate this one.


27- Friday the 13th (February)
I had many sleepless nights because of Friday the 13th, and I hope the new generation has the same experience in Camp Crystal Lake.


26- Red Sonja (End of 2009)
Director Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror and Sin City) re-teams with Rose McGowan (Grindhouse). I do not think it will be good film but anything connected to Conan get me excited.

25- Fast & Furious (June)
Paul Walker and Vin Diesel are back, I loved the first film and I’m happy that they are back to the original story.

24- Them
I still do not have a lot of information about the film, but the directed is Edgar Wright (Sean of the Dead and Hot Fuzz’s). I like him and so far he made two great films, and I loved the fake trailer in Grindhouse.


23- Ninja Assassin (no release date announced)
No stars bad director. It will be bad film, but I love Ninjas.

22- Planet 51 (November)
Alien lands in a simple small-town community, but this time we are the aliens and the small town folk are little green men.


21- Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (January)
I love Underworld films and I hope this one will be as good as the old ones.


20- G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra (August)
I’m not a big fan of G.I. Joe, but it looks like a good film.


19- Sherlock Holmes (November)
Madonna free Guy Ritchie is the director and Robert Downey will be Holmes. This is the combination of good film.


18- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (July)
John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, and Denis Leary are back for the third installment. I love this series and this film should be good.

17- Nottingham (November)
Ridley Scott is one of the best directors and Russell Crowe will be Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham. There is problem with the production and the film will be delayed to 2010

16- 2012 (July)
Roland Emmerich (The Day after Tomorrow, Godzilla, Independence Day) assembles an impressive cast including John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson and Danny Glover for an apocalyptic epic based on a 7th Century Mayan prophecy


15- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (January)
Fight Club David Finch is the director. The story is that Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is born in his eighties and ages backwards

14- The Lovely Bones (DEC)
The only reason I have film is in the list is that Peter Jackson’s is the director.


13- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (June)
Michael Bay, Shia LeBoef and Megan Fox. There will be more action, more laughs, and more shape-shifting robots in this film and my favorite Soundwave will be in this film.
Did I mention that Megan Fox will be in this film.


12- The Taking of Pelham 123 (August)
Director is Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Top Gun) and have full of stars (Denzel Washington, John Travolta, and James Gandolfini). I love the original film and this one should be great.


11-Monsters vs. Aliens (April)
Just see the trailer and you will love it.


10-UP (May)
The only information that I have about this film is that there is an old man and he have flaying house. Pixar made it and I love all there work.

9-Shutter Island (February)
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are back with novelist Dennis Lehane’s (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone) help. It should be one of the best 2009 film.


8-Inglourious Basterds (June)
Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, Mike Myers and star of Hitcock’s The Birds Rod Taylor. I love Tarantino and I love his films, now there are Nazis in the film and that will make is even better. The film is set in World War 2, with a team of Jewish-American special forces operating behind German lines, there mission is to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by brutally killing Nazis.


7-X-Men Origins: Wolverine (May)
Hugh Jackman’s back for an X-Men prequel set 17 years before the action of the first movie.The film traces the early career of Logan, the indestructible mutant who will one day be X-Man Wolverine


6-Public Enemies (July)
Michael Mann (The Last of the Mohicans, Heat, and Miami Vice) is the director. Johnny Depp and Christian Bale (where he have the time to make all these movies). The story is set during a booming crime wave in the 1930s and FBI trying to take down the gangsters.


5-Watchmen (March)
Watchmen is the best comic book every made, but it will be different ending.


4-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July)
I’m not Harry Potter fan, but I like the first 5 films.


3-Terminator Salvation (June)
Every day I get more excited about this film and each trailer makes me more excited. The only problem is that McG (Charlie’s Angels) is the director.


2-Avatar (December)
After very long time James Cameron is back. It is 3-D sci-fi adventure, and it took 10 years to develop this film.


1-Star Trek (May)
I’m a Trekkie. Live Long and prosper.

Posted by: moviechat | December 12, 2008

2009 Golden Globe Awards Nominees – Where is The Dark Knight?

The Golden Globe nominations is precursor to the Oscars and yesterday the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards nomination where announced. This year there are three films with five nominations: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, and Frost/Nixon, which it is not a surprise, but what is a surprise, is that there in no Dark Knight nomination. The only nomination it got is Heath Ledger for SUPPORTING ACTOR.
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place Sunday, January 11th, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton. This is the full list of 2009 nominees:

BEST DRAMA
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

ACTOR (DRAMA)
Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges

ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
James Franco – Pineapple Express
Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges

ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey
Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Gomorrah
I’ve Loved You So Long
Waltz with Bashir
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Everlasting Moments

ANIMATED FILM
Wall-E
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader

DIRECTOR
David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes – Revolutionary Road

SCREENPLAY
Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare – The Reader
Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley – Doubt

ORIGINAL SCORE
James Newton Howard – Defiance
Alexandre Desplat – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A.R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire
Hans Zimmer – Frost/Nixon
Clint Eastwood – Changeling

ORIGINAL SONG
“Down to Earth” by Peter Gabriel / Thomas Newman – Wall-E
“Gran Torino” by Clint Eastwood / Kyle Eastwood – Gran Torino
“I Thought I’d Lost You” by Miley Cyrus – Bolt
“Once in a Lifetime” by Beyoncé Knowles – Cadillac Records
“The Wrestler” by Bruce Springsteen – The Wrestler

Posted by: moviechat | November 30, 2008

My take on the Latest outing of Mr. Bond

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Hello dear readers its been a while since I wrote anything in here, Fahad was in charge for all those good posts, but life was kicking me in the ass and its still hurts, and I decided, the hell with it, let me write something.

Ok so I went the see Quantum of Solace for the second time, giving it another chance and to be sure I didn’t miss anything. Like what Fahad said, the movie is full of good action among other things, but lets take it one at a time. There something familiar about the rooftops chase, the mountain motorbike, the apartment fight, and the “camera following the fall” shot, there all a copy of the original bourne ultimatum. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to take anything from Daniel Craig, I think he is a superb James Bond, nevertheless, I couldn’t help not to compare.

I loved the car chase, dynamic, fast, and gives a great rush, I worked hard to hide my pain seeing my beloved Aston Martin being trashed.

But still, my biggest problem with QoS is that there weren’t any good life, no exotic places that make you wanna pick up your bag and travel. Unlike Montenegro and Venice in Casino Royal, we got desert and sand, and a hotel in the middle of no where!

One last thing, What happen to “the name is Bond…James Bond”? but still it’s a James Bond movie and you gotta love it.

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