Friday, January 18, 2013

Argo (2012) (English)

             Director  :   Ben Affleck
            Genre      :   Drama, History, Thriller.
            Cast       :   Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston,Alan Arkin & John Goodman

       I saw Ben Affleck first time in a movie was 'State of play'.And to be frank i didn't noticed him.It was obvious because it was a Russel Crowe movie.And no one saw him coming.Then i watched 'The Town' last year only because i heard it was a bank robbery movie.Once i watched the movie,i was very much impressed and was surprised to know the movie was directed by none other than the lead actor Ben Affleck.Now comes 'Argo' the surprise winner of the year.
      The movie is a dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.The CIA agent Tony Mendez made a rescue plan which was never tried before.His plan was to create a fake film crew and use it as a cover to bring the hostages back.For that he has to start from the scratch.He even hired an Oscar winner make-up artist!. 'Argo' is brilliantly written and directed with small bits of cinematic modifications on the real story.Brad Pitt was first cast as the CIA agent,but he couldn't do it because of other projects.Then Ben Affleck himself had to do it.And it has turned out as one of the biggest movie of the year.
   The movie won awards for 'best motion picture' and 'best director' in Critic's choice awards and Golden globe awards.So sad it is not nominated for Oscars.Otherwise it would've been a sure shot winner.So movie lovers,it's a must watch movie and don't miss it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Golden Globe Awards 2013-Winners List

Best Motion Picture - Drama
WINNER: "Argo"
» "Django Unchained"
» "Life of Pi"
» "Lincoln"
» "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
WINNER: "Les Miserables"
» "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
» "Moonrise Kingdom"
» "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
» "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
» Richard Gere - "Arbitrage"
» John Hawkes - "The Sessions"
» Joaquin Phoenix - "The Master"
» Denzel Washington - "Flight"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
WINNER: Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"
» Marion Cotillard - "Rust and Bone"
» Helen Mirren - "Hitchcock"
» Naomi Watts - "The Impossible"
» Rachel Weisz - "The Deep Blue Sea"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
» Jack Black - "Bernie"
» Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
» Ewan McGregor - "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
» Bill Murray - "Hyde Park on Hudson"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
» Maggie Smith - "Quarter"
» Emily Blunt - "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
» Judi Dench - "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
» Meryl Streep - "Hope Springs"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Christoph Waltz - "Django Unchained"
» Alan Arkin - "Argo"
» Leonardo DiCaprio - "Django Unchained"
» Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
» Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
» Amy Adams - "The Master"
» Sally Field - "Lincoln"
» Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"
» Nicole Kidman - "The Paperboy"

Best Director - Motion Picture
WINNER: Ben Affleck - "Argo"
» Kathryn Bigelow - "Zero Dark Thirty"
» Ang Lee - "Life of Pi"
» Steven Spielberg - "Lincoln"
» Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
WINNER: Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
» Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty"
» Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
» David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
» Chris Terrio - "Argo"

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
WINNER: "Skyfall" - "Skyfall"
» "For You" - "Act of Valor"
» "Not Running Anymore" - "Stand Up Guys"
» "Safe and Sound" - "The Hunger Games"
» "Suddenly" - "Les Miserables"

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
WINNER: "Life of Pi"
» "Argo"
» "Anna Karenina"
» "Cloud Atlas"
» "Lincoln"

Best Animated Film
WINNER: "Brave"
» "Frankenweenie"
» "Hotel Transylvania"
» "Rise of Guardians"
» "Wreck-It Ralph"

Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER: "Amour"
» "A Royal Affair"
» "The Intouchables"
» "Kon-Tiki"
» "Rust and Bone"

Thursday, January 10, 2013

85th Oscar/Academy Award Nominees are...

Oscar Nominees

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"
  • Hugh Jackman in "Les Misérables"
  • Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master"
  • Denzel Washington in "Flight"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Alan Arkin in "Argo"
  • Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master"
  • Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"
  • Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"
  • Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Emmanuelle Riva in "Amour"
  • Quvenzhané Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
  • Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in "The Master"
  • Sally Field in "Lincoln"
  • Anne Hathaway in "Les Misérables"
  • Helen Hunt in "The Sessions"
  • Jacki Weaver in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Animated Feature Film

  • "Brave" Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
  • "Frankenweenie" Tim Burton
  • "ParaNorman" Sam Fell and Chris Butler
  • "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" Peter Lord
  • "Wreck-It Ralph" Rich Moore


  • "Anna Karenina" Seamus McGarvey
  • "Django Unchained" Robert Richardson
  • "Life of Pi" Claudio Miranda
  • "Lincoln" Janusz Kaminski
  • "Skyfall" Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • "Anna Karenina" Jacqueline Durran
  • "Les Misérables" Paco Delgado
  • "Lincoln" Joanna Johnston
  • "Mirror Mirror" Eiko Ishioka
  • "Snow White and the Huntsman" Colleen Atwood


  • "Amour" Michael Haneke
  • "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Benh Zeitlin
  • "Life of Pi" Ang Lee
  • "Lincoln" Steven Spielberg
  • "Silver Linings Playbook" David O. Russell

Documentary Feature

  • "5 Broken Cameras"
    Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
  • "The Gatekeepers"
    Nominees to be determined
  • "How to Survive a Plague"
    Nominees to be determined
  • "The Invisible War"
    Nominees to be determined
  • "Searching for Sugar Man"
    Nominees to be determined

Documentary Short Subject

  • "Inocente"
    Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
  • "Kings Point"
    Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
  • "Mondays at Racine"
    Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
  • "Open Heart"
    Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
  • "Redemption"
    Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

Film Editing

  • "Argo" William Goldenberg
  • "Life of Pi" Tim Squyres
  • "Lincoln" Michael Kahn
  • "Silver Linings Playbook" Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
  • "Zero Dark Thirty" Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Foreign Language Film

  • "Amour" Austria
  • "Kon-Tiki" Norway
  • "No" Chile
  • "A Royal Affair" Denmark
  • "War Witch" Canada

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • "Hitchcock"
    Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
  • "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
    Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
  • "Les Misérables"
    Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Music (Original Score)

  • "Anna Karenina" Dario Marianelli
  • "Argo" Alexandre Desplat
  • "Life of Pi" Mychael Danna
  • "Lincoln" John Williams
  • "Skyfall" Thomas Newman

Music (Original Song)

  • "Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice"
    Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
  • "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted"
    Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
  • "Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi"
    Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
  • "Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
    Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
  • "Suddenly" from "Les Misérables"
    Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Picture

  • "Amour" Nominees to be determined
  • "Argo" Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
  • "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
  • "Django Unchained" Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
  • "Les Misérables" Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
  • "Life of Pi" Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
  • "Lincoln" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
  • "Silver Linings Playbook" Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
  • "Zero Dark Thirty" Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Production Design

  • "Anna Karenina"
    Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
    Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
  • "Les Misérables"
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
  • "Life of Pi"
    Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • "Lincoln"
    Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Short Film (Animated)

  • "Adam and Dog" Minkyu Lee
  • "Fresh Guacamole" PES
  • "Head over Heels" Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
  • "Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"" David Silverman
  • "Paperman" John Kahrs

Short Film (Live Action)

  • "Asad" Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
  • "Buzkashi Boys" Sam French and Ariel Nasr
  • "Curfew" Shawn Christensen
  • "Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)" Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
  • "Henry" Yan England

Sound Editing

  • "Argo" Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
  • "Django Unchained" Wylie Stateman
  • "Life of Pi" Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
  • "Skyfall" Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
  • "Zero Dark Thirty" Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing

  • "Argo"
    John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
  • "Les Misérables"
    Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
  • "Life of Pi"
    Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
  • "Lincoln"
    Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
  • "Skyfall"
    Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects

  • "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
    Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
  • "Life of Pi"
    Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
  • "Marvel's The Avengers"
    Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
  • "Prometheus"
    Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
  • "Snow White and the Huntsman"
    Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • "Argo" Screenplay by Chris Terrio
  • "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
  • "Life of Pi" Screenplay by David Magee
  • "Lincoln" Screenplay by Tony Kushner
  • "Silver Linings Playbook" Screenplay by David O. Russell

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • "Amour" Written by Michael Haneke
  • "Django Unchained" Written by Quentin Tarantino
  • "Flight" Written by John Gatins
  • "Moonrise Kingdom" Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
  • "Zero Dark Thirty" Written by Mark Boal

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Kon-Tiki (2012) (Norwegian,English)

        Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
        Genre : Adventure,Action,Biography
        Cast :  Pål Sverre V. Hagen, Anders B. Christiansen & Gustaf Skarsgård 

     'Kon-Tiki' is a Norwegian movie based on a real life incident known as '1947 Kon-Tiki expedition'.The film is selected as Norway's official entry for 85th Academy awards in 'Best foreign language movie' category.It was also nominated for 70th Golden Globe awards in the same category.
       Movie tells the story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal who decides to travel 4300 Miles across the Pacific ocean on a Balsa wood raft in 1947 just to prove his theory--South Americans traveled to Polynesia in pre-colombian times to settle there--with some of his adventurous friends.
   Movie might remind you of 'Life of Pi' only because this movie also contains an adventurous sea voyage.If you have read or heard the story of Kon-Tiki before you will love this movie.Movie is in Norwegian language mainly.But in some places it has English dialogues too.It is a must watch movie and if you need English subtitles for 'Kon-Tiki',just post your e-mail address on the comment section and i can mail it to you.It is one of the best foreign movie i have seen.It has some quality visual effects and it's treat to watch if you are someone who love to travel.


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