Sunday, 27 March 2011

The Social Network

are you a big fan of Facebook? if  the answer is yes, check this out!!!


“Got Friends?”

By now you should know that David Fincher’s new film “The Social Network” is about the creation of Facebook, an internet website that’s less than a decade old and worth 25 billion dollars. It was started by two college students at Harvard. Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) and Eduardo Saverin (played by Andrew Garfield). Today, the real-life Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history.
The film “The Social Network” is the “Citizen Kane” of movies about successful ventures on the internet. The title of Orson Welles’ 1941 classic has been used as an adjective so often in this way that it’s become a cliché. But here it’s downright appropriate as Zuckerberg rises from penniless student to power, stature, fortune and fame. And all along the way, he has his own ‘Rosebud’ haunting him. A sort-of ex-girlfriend named Erica, played by Rooney Mara. Erica bookends this film in the most unexpected way, but one that validates the ‘Kane’ reference.
We’re first introduced to Mark and Erica while they are on a date that doesn’t seem to be going too well. Their conversation is out-of-sync in a way that toys with us while we try to keep up. If these first 3 minutes of “The Social Network” were released as a ‘short’ film, it could win the Oscar in that category. It says a lot that the following two hours manage to sustain that level of greatness.
Usually in a David Fincher film, it’s Fincher’s style that is front-and-center. But here, Fincher’s technical expertise as a director takes a back seat to Aaron Sorkin’s magnificently written script which will undoubtedly get him his first and long-deserved Oscar. The Sorkin dialogue running throughout this movie has the same rapid-fire rhythm as his scripts for “The West Wing” TV series. Even a single scene with a minor character (the president of Harvard) carries as much weight as any in the movie.
It’s the height of irony that pop music sensation Justin Timberlake is cast as Sean Parker, the guy who wrecked the multi-billion dollar music industry with his creation of Napster. Timberlake, who lost millions in sales to Napster, plays Parker with a sinister giddy charm.
The film is overflowing with fine supporting performances, including David Selby (from the popular 70s TV series “Dark Shadows”) as a lawyer. But “The Social Network” is a powerful, electric lead showcase for Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg. His performance is sure to get him on the Oscar ballot. He made me wonder if the real Zuckerberg ever idolized Val Kilmer’s character Chris Knight in 1985’s “Real Genius”.
With still 3 more months of movies to come, I’m going to go out on a limb and proclaim that “The Social Network” feels just about unbeatable as the year’s best picture.
 here's the trailer


“Fast Asleep”
If you’re a fan of Christopher Nolan and Leonardo d'caprio, go ahead and hate me. But spending two and a half hours being confused and disoriented is not my idea of a good time at the movies.
“Inception” tries hard to be something different and original. But it’s nothing more than a mash-up of the “The Matrix” with 1984’s far superior “Dreamscape”.
Not that the film doesn’t contain good ideas, and it certainly has extraordinary visuals and effects, but the plot is annoyingly hard to follow. To love this film is to simply give up trying to follow the story and just immerse yourself in the visual landscape. If that’s your cup of tea, then go for it. You won’t be disappointed.
From what I can tell, the story centers on Leonardo DiCaprio being able to somehow enter someone’s dream and plant ideas deep in their subconscious. Creating a “team” to do this only merges multiple dream states to create dreams with dreams within dreams until we never have any idea what is real and what is not.
Nolan goes to great lengths to create mesmerizing dream worlds. But humans were dreaming for millenniums before CGI was invented. My dreams don’t look like they take place in a computer! Certainly, I never heard of people dreaming in 5.1 surround stereo sound. My dreams don’t have wall-to-wall bombastic film score music! Hans Zimmer’s ridiculously loud over-the-top music is intrusive and grows annoying as the film goes on.
Since “The Wizard Of Oz” in 1939, when Dorothy’s trip to Emerald City was revealed to have all been a colorful dream, it always seemed as though you could forgive any unrealistic implausibility in a movie if it took place during a dream. “Inception” banks on the fact that, because it almost entirely takes place in a dream, it can get away with anything. OK, so I won’t criticize the many logic-defying moments. I’ll just say that I was quite bored by it all.
here is the trailer, but i'm not  guaranteed you're gonna satisfied

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Black Swan

here i go, after the King's Speech, Black Swan movie is the controversial one, and nominated of several prestigious category in the Academy Award

“Dancing With A Star”
Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” is a whole new level of crazy! But it earns my respect and admiration for what it dares to accomplish.
The visionary director of “Requiem For A Dream” and “The Wrestler” has now given us a psychological thriller set in the backstage world of ballet. More specifically, a production of “Swan Lake” in which the lead is literally transformed into her character.
Natalie Portman gives an undeniably powerful performance. She is a star who raises the bar considerably on her own career achievements with what she does in this film. But her character remains a blank canvas making it hard sometimes for us to connect emotionally. But visually we are connected, and stunned by what we’re seeing on the screen. Never sure if it’s meant to be reality, fantasy, hallucination or straight-up insanity.

A subtle “All About Eve”-style plot is filled with superb supporting performances from Winona Ryder and Barbara Hershey both making strong comebacks here after being absent from the screen for awhile.
“Black Swan” is dark and creepy, but in a fun way. It’s the second film this year (after “Splice”) in which an actress sprouts bird legs! But, again, in a fun way!
 so, if you want to know what the film is like, watch here

The King's Speech

according to the previous post, The King's Speech film brought almost all of the oscar statue. so i'd like to give my preview to that film before the other

“Speech Restriction”

A wonderfully inspirational film, “The King’s Speech” stars Colin Firth as Britain’s King George VI. At the start of World War II, King George VI, afflicted with a speech stammer since the age of 5, finds it difficult to speak to his nation. Queen Elizabeth, beautifully played by Helena Bonham Carter, seeks the help of Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist spectacularly played by Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush. From here, “The King’s Speech” plays out like a royal “Pygamlion” and it’s easily one of the year’s best films.
Expect to hear a lot about this movie throughout awards season. David Seidler’s sharp screenplay is certain to be on the Oscar ballot. Another certainty is that Colin Firth will be giving a speech of his own on Oscar night. This role is a career-milestone for him and he deserves all the awards recognition he will likely receive.
Factual historical period dramas are always important and educational, but rarely are they also as inspirational and entertaining as “The King’s Speech”. Director Tom Hooper has crafted an elegant cinematic masterpiece from a subject that sounds rather dull on paper. You literally must see it to believe it. Just like Firth’s King George, everything that is great about this film is the result of hard work and dedication. A labor of love that triumphantly achieves its goals.
Parents should know that “The King’s Speech” is totally harmless for an all-ages audience. Quite remarkably, the film contains no sex, nudity or violence. Because it is set inside the royal world of Britain, the language is kept very clean and proper. Yet the MPAA has decided to give this film an ‘R’ rating which restricts anyone under 17 in this country from seeing it without an accompanying parent.
The MPAA’s rating system was originally designed as a guide to help parents sort out which movies were appropriate for their kids to see. But it has become a symbol of censorship in America and I suspect politics and foul play are involved in every current ratings decision they make.
Despite numerous appeals, the MPAA has said that “The King’s Speech” will remain R-rated due to a 10-second scene in which Colin Firth runs through a laundry-list of swear words as part of his therapy. As these 10 seconds fly by, the ‘F’ word can be heard repeatedly. Not as a verb. Not as an adjective. Just as a word.
By contrast, I heard the ‘F’ word spoken at least 5 times in the new comedy “Morning Glory” which the MPAA has rated PG-13, and in that film there is even a reference to a porn website called Banging-Grannies-dot-com.
It is my opinion that the MPAA, and any movie theatre enforcing their ridiculous ratings by preventing a person of any age from purchasing a ticket for “The King’s Speech”, should be held legally accountable for unconstitutional age discrimination.
watch the trailer here

Friday, 25 March 2011

Here They Are...

hei you! yes you! thanks for stay tuned in, its been long time since i have posted , before i analyzed the winners synopsis, i'd like to show you the nominees




Winners and Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth in “The King's Speech” (winner)
  • James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter” (winner)
  • John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone”
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone”
  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” (winner)
  • Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” (winner)
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
  • “The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
  • “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich (winner)

Art Direction

  • “Alice in Wonderland”
    Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara (winner)
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
    Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Inception”
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
  • “The King's Speech”
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
  • “True Grit”
    Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh


  • “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
  • “Inception” Wally Pfister (winner)
  • “The King's Speech” Danny Cohen
  • “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
  • “True Grit” Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood (winner)
  • “I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
  • “The King's Speech” Jenny Beavan
  • “The Tempest” Sandy Powell
  • “True Grit” Mary Zophres


  • “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
  • “The Fighter” David O. Russell
  • “The King's Speech” Tom Hooper (winner)
  • “The Social Network” David Fincher
  • “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature)

  • “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
  • “Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
  • “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs (winner)
  • “Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
  • “Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • “Killing in the Name” Jed Rothstein
  • “Poster Girl” Sara Nesson and Mitchell W. Block
  • “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon (winner)
  • “Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
  • “The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Film Editing

  • “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
  • “The Fighter” Pamela Martin
  • “The King's Speech” Tariq Anwar
  • “127 Hours” Jon Harris
  • “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter  (winner)

Foreign Language Film

  • “Biutiful” Mexico
  • “Dogtooth” Greece
  • “In a Better World” Denmark (winner)
  • “Incendies” Canada
  • “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria


  • “Barney's Version” Adrien Morot
  • “The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
  • “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey  (winner)

Music (Original Score)

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
  • “Inception” Hans Zimmer
  • “The King's Speech” Alexandre Desplat
  • “127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
  • “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (winner)

Music (Original Song)

  • “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
  • “I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
  • “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
  • “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman (winner)

Best Picture

  • “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
  • “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
  • “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
  • “The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers (winner)
  • “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
  • “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
  • “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
  • “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
  • “Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • “Day & Night” Teddy Newton
  • “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
  • “Let's Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
  • “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann (winner)
  • “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “The Confession” Tanel Toom
  • “The Crush” Michael Creagh
  • “God of Love” Luke Matheny  (winner)
  • “Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
  • “Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing

  • “Inception” Richard King (winner)
  • “Toy Story 3” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
  • “Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
  • “True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
  • “Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing

  • “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick (winner)
  • “The King's Speech” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
  • “Salt” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
  • “The Social Network” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
  • “True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
  • “Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky and Joe Farrell
  • “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb (winner)
  • “Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
  • “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (winner)
  • “Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • “True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • “Winter's Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh
  • “The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
    Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
  • “Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
  • “The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler  (winner)

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

another "new" page

okay fools, ummm im sorry its the 3rd blogs that i've ever made ( forgive me, i know its skanky), actually its one of my college's lecture paperwork, so unlike my previous blogs, this one would be full of my studies thoughts, assignments, and others (i warn you, im not guaranteed its going to be amusing at all).
and please reminds me thru the comments above, if i do wrong, no bitching, no gossipping, and no sniffles around, like i used to did before.
besides all those paperworks previews, this blog will also full filled with what i thougt and my recommendations and complementations according to the Oscar's winners and nominees as well. wish me luck