Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
If only Shutter Island had come out a little sooner, Boston Movie fans would likely have a dog in the hunt. The show is actually being hosted by a pair of actors whose longevity just so happens to include multiple works from Boston. I'm not sure who is getting top billing so alphabetically, Alec Baldwin had a fantastic role in one of Boston's biggest movies The Departed and also filmed here for the production of Malice. His co-host Steve Martin has worked a number of Boston filmings including Housesitter, Pink Panther 2, and The Out-Of-Towners. The two will tagteam hosting the Oscars on March 7th.
And the nominees are... a few more than usual! Best Picture is including ten nominations, who has time to watch all those movies?? Not me. But that won't stop me from making predictions on instinct and randomness!
Up in the Air
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
A Serious Man
The Blind Side
The Hurt Locker
It really almost has to be Avatar... half a billion dollars earned at the box office should be enough to get it Best Picture.
Performance by an actor in a leading role
Toss-up between Freeman and Bridges... Let's get Crazy Hearted and go with Jeff Bridges!
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Happy if either Boston star walks with it. Saw an interview with Woody this week saying he thought his chances of winning were under 1%... so Matt Damon wins!
No idea! None! I mean everyone talked up Blind Side and Precious, but then you got Meryl Streep who's old, been around, so I don't know. Just rolled some dice, Helen Mirren takes it!
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Doubt they'd give a win to one of two from the same flick... think Crazy Heart was good enough for Maggie to win, I'm picking her.
Best animated feature film of the year
I loved Coraline, I hope it wins.
Achievement in art direction
Have yet to see any of these, hadn't heard about most of them, but that Victorian charm is big in the theater circles so we'll take The Young Victoria
Achievement in directing
I'm a big Tarantino fan, loved his movie but it won't be him. Up in the Air had to awesome a cast to give this much credit to the director. They'll give it to Cameron. This was another Titanic, and that did pretty well!!!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Boston Herald is speculating that it may be true! The two home-towners may be in the works of making a movie about a couple "swingin" Yankees! yikes. They should just make-out and get it over with, right? Anyway, here is a link to the article.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The movie was a solid 8 out of 10, twisty, turns, suspenseful and I enjoyed myself overall. And Leonardo DiCaprio really hit it out of the park with his performance. There were a couple little things about Shutter Island I didn't much care for. There were a lot of turns, and it kinda played out like a book would (yeah, I know it was a book by Dennis Lehane). It looked like they wanted to make one of those movies you "get more of" when you re-watch it, so I'm semi-looking forward to that. And it also seems like characters in Boston movies like this are always a "Marshall" just to impress that weird, unnatural Boston accent on the audience. I mean, I'm in Boston all the time and I see cops/officers everywhere, no Mahhshalls.
Moving on, Michelle Williams... wow! She just keeps getting better and better looking, and her acting is keeping up with her looks. She was one of my favorites in this flick and has been one since her Dawson's Creek days... her Boston accent was spot-on and she definitely creeped me out. And when you see her standing by her backyard pond in the movie, you can't help but think she's Jen, that's the creek, and Dawson and her got into one of their usual, overblown episode snits.
The majority of Shutter Island was filmed here in Massachusetts, but it's hard to find Boston specifically in the movie. I mean, it takes place on an island, that's not Boston. They did some filming in Boston Harbor so I suppose that's gonna have to count. Anyway, the movie is in theaters everywhere, enjoy!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Matt Damon reunites with his Bourne-sequels director Paul Greengrass for the film. Even from the commercials one can see similar action sequences upon comparison. And like the Bourne flicks, the majority of filming took place overseas.
The Internet Movie Database (imdb) has the movie's tagline as "Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller is done following orders." Sweet!
If you're interested in a trailer, we got it here!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
With the newest Boston movie Shutter Island scheduled to open tomorrow, I've found an article you might be interested in.
Leonardo DiCaprio Interview
And to watch the official trailer from Shutterisland.com, simply click the image! Looks Awesome!!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010