see the whole list here. I've seen four of the nine Best Picture Nominees, and I'll try to catch some of the others before the ceremony on February 26th. Meanwhile, I'm surprised to see Steven Spielberg left off the list for Best Director, but glad to see Woody Allen there. I'm looking forward to seeing Billy Crystal host a ceremony with Allen and Martin Scorsese in the audience. Oh, and somehow, Tintin didn't even get a nomination for Best Animated Picture, yet somehow Kung Fu Panda 2 did. That makes no sense to me. Anyway, you can see how I ranked the films here.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Two Towers. You can see his hairpiece adds the molded elf ears. Based on the poster, I'd guess this figure will be appearing in the Helm's Deep set, so if you want a LEGO version of Orlando Bloom, you can pick this up or try to find one of the Pirates of the Caribbean sets.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
its star is going to be playing Ender's Game, and I'd heard the 3D was actually well done. Turns out it was pretty good movie (#11 for 2011), though I had some trouble with the tone. Hugo was clearly made as a celebration of film, and made great use of 3D in juxtaposition to the works of Georges Méliès, but it jumped from fantastic to historic and back. Also, Hugo is a family film, so it's a little strange to see from Scorsese, but now I'm waiting to see him make a Departed-style film in 3D. He seems to understand the format better than most other directors, so you will believe you are being splattered in blood! Everything else is after the jump.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
They're on the list, which is almost complete. Meanwhile, here's a couple pieces of news, and this picture of Thor and Captain America from The Avengers.