Archive for January 15, 2014

2013 Oscars Update: MPSE Nominations

The Motion Picture Sound Editors announced their nominations today for their Golden Reel Awards.

Funny, I thought they were announcing after Oscar nominations. I guessed they bumped them up to add extra intrigue or something. Which makes sense, even though nominations have been decided from a week ago. But now all the guilds are in, so that’s good. Allows us to guess a little better.

Here are your MPSE Nominations:

Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley

All Is Lost

Captain Phillips

Fast & Furious


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

Lone Survivor (more…)

2013 Razzie Nominations

On the eve of the 2013 Oscar nominations come the 2013 Razzie nominations.

Only fitting. That whole ‘darkest before the dawn’ thing.

Anyway, I don’t care about these at all, but they are amusing, so here we go:

Worst Picture

After Earth

Grown Ups 2

The Lone Ranger

A Madea Christmas

Movie 43 (more…)

Oscars 2013: What I Think Will Be Nominated

Tomorrow, we’ll know the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards.

Today, I’m going to guess what those nominees will be. This is my favorite part. Even more so than who’s going to win. Because who’s going to win is usually set. You can narrow it down to two choices, most of the time. Here, everything’s wide open. There can be loads of surprises. This is where you get to mold the clay into all the art projects, and then the Oscars are just awarding first prize. This is way more fun to guess. It’s like trying to guess what the NFL schedule is going to be before it’s announced, and before we all try to pick who’s going to win the games. It’s so much fun.

This year especially, I’m way out of touch with stuff. I didn’t even see any of the movies until September. I watched everything in the span of four months. So I’m mostly going on instinct and the guilds. And just sheer, “What the hell?” It should be fun.

The last thing to note — yesterday, I picked what I’d nominate. Today, I’m purely going by what I think is going to happen. I feel like this must be made clear every year, because there are a lot of stupid people on the internet who just don’t like to read things and like to come to conclusions and say stupid things without maybe seeing if they’re wrong first.

So here are my guesses as to what I think will be nominated tomorrow morning: (more…)


Pic of the Day: “It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again. Yes, it will, Precious, won’t it? It will get the hose!” “Okay, okay, okay. Mister, if you let me go, I won’t – I won’t press charges I promise. See, my mom is a real important woman… I guess you already know that.” “Now it places the lotion in the basket.” “Please! Please I wanna go home! I wanna go home please!” “It places the lotion in the basket.” “I wanna see my mommy! Please I wanna see my…” “Put the fucking lotion in the basket!”

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