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The Oscars 2017

 

Alright. The Oscars 2017. *sigh* What a mess. I guess by now you are so over everything about the Oscars because of the disastrous last five minutes with the envelope incident. But how about the rest of the show? Well, it was fucking awesome. Actually, it was the best Oscars gala I’ve ever seen. And we have our host Jimmy Kimmel to thank for that.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle the oscars jimmy kimmelI’ve never had a strong opinion about Jimmy Kimmel. He was one of the late night hosts, I like him okay, I’m not subscribed to his Youtube channel. I actually thought he’s just reading the jokes written for him, in that dry humor kind of way of his, and to be honest a bit boring. But when he was announced as the Oscar host, I got to see a new side of him when he went on different talk shows. He’s actually funny and has wit so quick that you really need to pay attention to catch the joke. And he delivers all that with a poker face. Also, I like some regular sections of his show, like the mean tweets and interviewing tourists outside his studio. Jimmy Kimmel impressed me deeply already in his opening monologue. I was sure there were going to be a lot about the politics and Trump, but he did it quite well. He poked jokes at the Oscars, at Mel Gibson, Scientology, Trump, etc. And then bringing back his decade-long play fight with Matt Damon and the whole show was full of roasting. And all the jokes about race issues, brilliant! My ultimate favorite joke of his during the monologue was about Moonlight, that how of all the best picture nominees, the only happy ending was in the middle of the movie Moonlight. In case you haven’t seen the movie, he was indicating about a scene where the teenage male lead got off on the beach. Don’t worry, judging from the little laugh Kimmel got out of that joke, not many other people have watched the best picture of 2017 either. And Kimmel was quick to point it out. 😛

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The Oscar Predictions 2017

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The Oscars 2017 will start in a few hours. I have to work tomorrow so I won’t be staying up and watch. But I would give my Oscar predictions. I’ve been busy this weekend meal prepping and visiting a friend so it’s not going to be a lengthy post, just the basics, I might write a more detailed about the results. 🙂 My predictions are in bold.

BEST PICTURE:

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Emma Stone, La La Land
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Dev Patel, Lion
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Viola Davis, Fences
Best Achievement in Directing: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Writing, Original Screenplay: La La Land
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Arrival
Best Achievement in Cinematography: Arrival
Music (Orignal Score): La La Land
Music (Original Song): Audition (The Fools Who Dream), La La Land

I do admit, that this year I have emotional choices. My Goddess Emma Stone is nominated and this is so going to be her year. I love La La Land, but I also love Arrival. I know Mahershala Ali from Moonlight has bigger chances to win best supporting actor but Moonlight didn’t wow me like it did so many others, that’s why I rather choose Dev Patel from Lion. Well, I better go to bed now and when I wake up, we’ll know the results. 🙂

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Mini Movie Reviews – War Dogs, The Accountant, 10 Cloverfield Lane

This is going to be quick because it’s really late and I really just need to be sleeping. And last week wasn’t that good of a movie week as in the movies I watched weren’t that good. There was the Golden Globes though and they are always fun. I’m so happy for my Goddess Emma Stone to win the best actress in musical and comedy category, she deserves it! I can’t wait to see ‘La La Land’. But let’s focus on the matter at hand. Go let’s go!

War Dogs (2016)

I’m a fan of Miles Teller, he proved himself to process the raw kind of talent and masculinity that really doesn’t match his face which is a little baby face. I can’t wait to see him in ‘Bleed for this’ soon. And then we have Jonah Hill that I never really liked. I don’t really mind him most of the time, but he’s never rocked my world. I wanted to mention the two mains because those two matters when it’s a buddy movie. I was really waiting for ‘The Nice Guys’ kind of fun while learning the true story of how two twenty-somethings could become arms dealer in the service of the US military. When I put it like that, it sounds super interesting. But then I watched it and I was bored. The story was interesting, but it was all overshadowed by Jonah Hill’s over the board, super annoying performance. Ugh, that fake laugh. I don’t know whether the real person behind that character had that laugh, but hey, he’s not that famous, it’s okay to leave such mannerism out. I was flabberghasted when Hill actually got a Golden Globes nod for best actor. Are you kidding? I don’t see it. It’s a pity though, it’s a really interesting story, if only someone else would play the part Hill did and the whole film goes back to the editing room to tighten things up. There is one thing though, I don’t know the original story but are twenty-something really that naive? I mean like not making a copy of the partnership contract or keeping the only copy of the contract in an unlocked drawer? Okay, I know, it’s the secretary in me talking. Anyways, I wanted to like it a lot more than I did.
My IMDb rating: 6 stars out of 10

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