I’m just a little girl lost in the moment
I’m so scared but I don’t show it
I can’t figure it out, it’s bringing me down
I know I’ve got to let it go and just enjoy the show
Just enjoy the show, just enjoy the show
– The last lines of the movie
7.7 rated on IMDB, 94% fresh (Rotten Tomatoes) with 1,251,544 viewers of just the trailer on Youtube, featured at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival Moneyball a biographical sports drama film is an account of the Oakland Athletics baseball team’s 2002 season and their general manager Billy Beane‘s (the guy who rejected 12.5M offer) under whose able guidance A’s Team won 20 consecutive games, an American League record.
This film having Brad Pitt as Beane shows how for the first time in history of Baseball player selection and rejection was done on the basis of mathematics and a scientific approach. It also show how this overcomes the struggle of defeating rich clubs/teams which could buy any player so easily. The good thing about the movie it has perfect balance of baseball and other story for non base lovers to like the movie equally.
The movie is inspirational and positive and worth watching for people who dare to dream. Its not just about winning sometimes but enjoying the every moment of the process.
Nominations received in Academy Awards (6):
|Best Actor||Brad Pitt||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Jonah Hill||Nominated|
|Best Adapted Screenplay||Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian; Story by Stan Chervin||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Christopher Tellefsen||Nominated|
|Best Sound Mixing||Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick||Nominated|
Bottom Line: This is something more than just a regular sports movie. Nomination for six Academy Awards and having Brad Pitt is more than worlds can say -:)
Midnight in Paris rated 7.8 on IMDB, 93% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, winning Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay in Jan 2012 is Woody Allen‘s romantic comedy film, nominated for coming Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay and Best Art Direction.
This movie is for people who like History, Music and Literature. The movie goes around a young successful but distracted Hollywood screenwriter getting married who is passionate about literature and writing a novel and explores the Golden Era by his magical experiences at Mid Night in Paris.
Nominations received in Academy Awards (4):
Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay and Best Art Direction
Bottom Line: The movies has no action or fights but old music, art, historical people and places and horse cabs to fascinate you -:)
Ok Guys, Oscars are back and onedamnlife would keep you updated like we always did 🙂
Amazingly, this year I havent seen a single movie that has been nominated in best picture yet.
Thus, from today onwards I start watching each one them ..
Stay tune for more updates .. .
A R Rahman performed his Oscar-nominated song If I Rise from Danny Boyle‘s film 127 Hours, at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. The composer had originally collaborated with Dido for this number. Dido, however, could not make it to the Oscar ceremony due to her advanced pregnancy. Singer Florence Welch took her place at the ceremony. So what did you think of the performance? Did Rahman do a good job? Sadly, Rahman lost out the award to Randy Newman for the song We Belong Together from the film, Toy Story 3.
LOS ANGELES: Hollywood polished up its golden boy statue, the Oscar, for its glittery awards ceremony on Sunday with“The King’s Speech” and “The Network” leading the field for the world’s top movie honors.
The presentation will feature two youthful co-hosts, actorsJames Franco, 32, and Anne Hathaway, 28, marking the first time a man and woman have presided over the Oscars. Hathaway is the youngest person to emcee what is annually the second most-watched TV show in the United States and broadcast live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
Best actress and actor nominees includingNicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem and Colin Firth will parade up the red carpet outside Hollywood’s Kodak Theater in fashionable gowns and tuxedos ahead of the ceremony on Sunday night.
Producers say the ceremony, at which more than 20 awards will be given out in just over three hours, is meant to connect movie fans to the Hollywood of old, while also giving a nod to the future with web cams andTwitter feeds.
The show’s best moments occur when Oscar winners give emotional acceptance speeches.
“(Audiences) want to see when people are moved or touched,” producer Don Mischer said.
THE OSCAR SWEEPSTAKES
For months ahead of Sunday’s big awards, a stream of honors have come from industry groups such as the New York Film Critics Circle,Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Directors Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild.
Where Oscar is concerned, fans saw “Social Network,” which tells of the rise of Facebook from college-oriented website to global phenomenon, scoop up many early critics awards.
But as the season played out, “The King’s Speech,” which tells of a stuttering British king facing his personal demons, was embraced by numerous movie professional groups.
Now, the two will face-off for the Oscars with “King’s Speech” tipped as the favorite.
Colin Firth, in the starring role of King George VI in “King’s Speech,” is widely expected to win best actor because he has claimed most honors from both critics and industry groups. Similarly,Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, both in boxing drama “The Fighter,” are front-runners in supporting categories.
The race for best actress is close between“Black Swan” ballerina Natalie Portman and A-lister Annette Bening playing a lesbian mother with family issues in “The Kids Are All Right.” The category of best director is tight between “Facebook” veteran David Fincherand “King’s Speech” newcomer Tom Hooper.
Will there be a surprise? Oscar watchers think not.
“It looks as if the front-runners will cross the finish line,” said Tom O’Neil, veteran Oscar watcher at awards websites goldderby.com and theenvelope.com.
But anything could happen. As they say in Hollywood, the red carpet is rolled out, the champagne is on ice and the limousines are waiting. It’s Oscar time.
Mark Wahlberg is such a gentleman, on and off the screen.
If he is intense and understated onscreen, he is serene and modest off it. 3 of his co-stars from ‘The Fighter‘ have been nominated for Oscars in the acting category barring him. Mark Wahlberg spoke to Renuka Vyavahare on reports of being left out of the Oscar race, India, family life and passion for boxing!
Three of your co-stars have been nominated in the ‘Acting’ category of the Oscars. Do you feel left out, in spite of doing a brilliant job?
Of course not! My film is a strong contender in the Oscar race. I have no reasons to be upset. I’m a team player, personal laurels don’t matter as much as the entire film.
The Fighter has won 7 Oscar nominations. Which other film do you think as a tough competition?
I think all the films in the best film category are outstanding and are tough competition.
What made you take up ‘The Fighter’?
I like boxing and that’s why I wanted to do a boxing film since long so I thought of producing the film. Besides, it was Micky’s story, that inspired me to take up The Fighter
You’ve seen Micky Ward closely. What inspired you to make a film on his life?
Yes, I know Micky very well since long, I used to stay just 30 minutes away from his house and have seen his life unfold very closely. His hardships in life and his ability to get over his adversities and emerge as a hero was what inspired me to take up the role and the film.
You do look like a professional fighter in the film. How did you prepare yourself for the role?
I had to train myself for almost one and a half year to look and fight like a professional fighter. Micky and Dicky moved in to my house and we set up a boxing ring in my backyard, where Christian and I used to practice with Micky and Dicky. I had scenes where I had to take on Alfonso Sanchez, who was number 2 middle weight boxer in the world when we shot the movie!
You and Christian Bale had great chemistry.
Christian is like a brother. We both used to practice together and he was fun to hang around with. I think he has played the role of Dick Eklund, Micky Ward’s elder brother very well.
Any plans of visiting India?
Nothing on the cards right now but I can’t wait to visit India and would like to come as and when I get an opportunity.
Have you seen Indian films?
Yes, I have seen Lagaan and I loved it.
Are you following the Cricket World Cup?
I am not following the Cricket World Cup but I don’t mind catching up few matches if I have time on me.
Any moment in your life when you thought you were a true ‘Fighter’.
Well, there have been a lot of such moments. Life is all about facing difficulties and giving them a tough fight.
You have a huge family in the film and are still patient with each of them.
The fact that we are 9 siblings in real life and also in the film and the way this family fights against all odds and emerges as a winner was quite similar to my life and it was quite like living my own life on the celluloid.
I feel very honored to be one of the writers for The 83rd Annual Academy Awards hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco on ABC this Sunday night. So rather than watching the show with my wife, my kids and my friends at our usual Oscar party, I will gladly be somewhere backstage in a tux — no doubt sweating profusely and laughing loudly, as I tend to do in these situations. Having been sworn to secrecy, I will now tell you precisely nothing about the show that’s being produced this year by Don Mischer and Bruce Cohen. That said, I will throw caution to the wind and reveal exactly this much: The show’s going to be great. You’re invited. You should watch.
So, until the red carpet opens, here’s my suggested playlist for all your Oscar parties this year. As usual, I reached out to all the beautiful people who follow me on Twitter at @wildaboutmusic, and asked for their favorite songs related to the movies and Hollywood. And as always, they delivered the goods. My favorite tweet of all came from @mannweil — also known as the great songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil who were Oscar nominated for Best Original Song, “Somewhere Out There,” from An American Tail. They reminded me about “Saturday Night at the Movies” by The Drifters — a soulful pop masterpiece that they not only suggested, but also wrote.
Please add your own suggestions here — and no, you don’t have to actually have written the song — but it couldn’t hurt.
And enjoy the show.
CELLULOID HEROES – The Kinks
EVERYONE’S GONE TO THE MOVIES – Steely Dan
BABY I’M A STAR – Prince & The Revolution
TAKE YOUR GIRLIE TO THE MOVIES – Dean Martin
HOLLYWOOD MECCA OF THE MOVIES – T-Bone Burnett
AT THE MOTION PICTURE BALL – Bobby Short
HOLLYWOOD KIDS – The Thrills
PICTURE SHOW – John Prine
LOVE LIKE THE MOVIES – The Avett Brothers
IT’S ALL IN THE MOVIES – Merle Haggard
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES – The Drifters
THAT’S WHY GOD MADE THE MOVIES – Paul Simon
HOLLYWOOD – Chaka Khan & Rufus
HOLLYWOOD – The Runaways
HOLLYWEIRD – Poison
I LOVE L.A. – Randy Newman
IMITATION OF LIFE – REM
CELEBRITY – Brad Paisley
LOST IN HOLLYWOOD – Neil Diamond
VOGUE – Madonna
GONE HOLLYWOOD – Supertramp
DEEPER INTO THE MOVIES – Yo La Tengo
MY HUSBAND MAKES MOVIES – Karen Akers
MORE LIKE THE MOVIES – Dr. Hook
SHINING STAR – Earth, Wind & Fire
STAR – The Roots & Sly & The Family Stone
CINEMA – Yes
MRS. POTTER’S LULLABY – Counting Crows
MATINEE IDOL – Rufus Wainwright
CELEBRITY SKIN – Hole
LIKE DYLAN IN THE MOVIES – Belle & Sebastian
NOT LIKE THE MOVIES – Katy Perry
HOLLYWOOD – Michael Buble