"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, where you stop your story." -Orson Welles
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Oscars Results 2018

Hello, all of you movie lovers!

The other day were the Oscars! And, as this is a movie blog, I am putting the results and... my favorite dresses. 'Cause, why not?

Best Picture:
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Winner: The Shape of Water
Actress, Jennifer Garner (Source)
Lead Actor:
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Winner: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Lead Actress:
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post
Winner: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Actress, Gal Gadot (Source)
Supporting Actor:
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Supporting Actress:
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Winner: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Winner of Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney (Source)
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan

Get Out, Jordan Peele

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro
Winner: The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

Animated Feature:
The Boss Baby, Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito

The Breadwinner, Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo

Coco, Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson

Ferdinand, Carlos Saldanha

Loving Vincent, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman
Winner: Coco, Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson

Animated Short:
Dear Basketball, Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant

Garden Party, Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon

Lou, Dave Mullins, Dana Murray

Negative Space, Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata

Revolting Rhymes, Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer
Winner: Dear Basketball, Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant

Adapted Screenplay:
Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory

The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Logan, Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green

Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin

Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
Winner: Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory
 (I haven't seen this, but I don't want to.)
Actress, Lupita Nyong’o (Source)
Original Screenplay:
The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

Get Out, Jordan Peele

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh
Winner: Get Out, Jordan Peele

Original Score:
Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer

Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood

The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

Original Song:
Mighty River from Mudbound, Mary J. Blige

Mystery of Love from Call Me by Your Name, Sufjan Stevens

Remember Me from Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Stand Up for Something from Marshall, Diane Warren, Common

This Is Me from The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Winner: Remember Me from Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Actress, Zendya (Source)

Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins

Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel

Dunkirk, Hoyte van Hoytema

Mudbound, Rachel Morrison

The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen
Winner: Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins

Costume Design:
Beauty and the Beast, Jacqueline Durran

Darkest Hour, Jacqueline Durran

Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges

The Shape of Water, Luis Sequeira

Victoria and Abdul, Consolata Boyle
Winner: Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges (Well, I would think that they would award it to the movie about a fashion designer...)

Actress Octavia Spencer, I just love this one! (Source)
Makeup and Hair:
Darkest Hour, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick

Victoria and Abdul, Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard

Wonder, Arjen Tuiten
Winner: Darkest Hour, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick

Best Documentary Feature:
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman

Faces Places, JR, Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda

Icarus, Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan

Last Men in Aleppo, Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen

Strong Island, Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes
Winner: Icarus, Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan

Best Documentary Short Subject:
Edith+Eddie, Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Frank Stiefel

Heroin(e), Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon

Knife Skills, Thomas Lennon

Traffic Stop, Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
Winner: Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Frank Stiefel

Best Live Action Short Film:
DeKalb Elementary, Reed Van Dyk
The Eleven O’Clock, Derin Seale, Josh Lawson

My Nephew Emmett, Kevin Wilson, Jr.

The Silent Child, Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton

Watu Wote/All of Us, Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen
Winner: The Silent Child, Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton

Actress, Beanie Feldstein (Source)
Best Foreign Language Film:
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

The Insult (Lebanon)

Loveless (Russia)

On Body and Soul (Hungary)

The Square (Sweden)
Winner: A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

Film Editing:
Baby Driver, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss

Dunkirk, Lee Smith

I, Tonya, Tatiana S. Riegel

The Shape of Water, Sidney Wolinsky

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory
Dunkirk, Lee Smith

Sound Editing:
Baby Driver, Julian Slater

Blade Runner 2049, Mark Mangini, Theo Green

Dunkirk, Alex Gibson, Richard King

The Shape of Water, Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood
Dunkirk, Alex Gibson, Richard King
Actress, Kelly Marie Tran (Source)
Sound Mixing:
Baby Driver, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin

Blade Runner 2049, Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill

Dunkirk, Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo

The Shape of Water, Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick
Winner: Dunkirk, Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo

Production Design:
Beauty and the Beast, Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer

Blade Runner 2049, Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola

Darkest Hour, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

Dunkirk, Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis

The Shape of Water, Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau
The Shape of Water, Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau

Visual Effects:
Blade Runner 2049, John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick

Kong: Skull Island, Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, Mike Meinardus

Star Wars: The Last Jedi,  Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, Neal Scanlon

War for the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Joel Whist
Winner: Blade Runner 2049, John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer

Thanks for reading! Now I'll go before I get carried away with the photos. Do you think they picked the right movies? Which of these dresses are your favorites?

I will be now taking a blogging break, so see you in April!


Saturday, March 3, 2018

A Liebster Award ~ Movies

Hamlette tagged me with A Liebster Award, but she put a new twist on it!
Because the 2018 Oscars are coming up, all the questions deal with which 2017 movies I would have nominated! This is such a cool idea that I had to do it.

A Liebster Award!
The Rules:
~Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
~Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you
~Give 11 random facts about yourself
~Nominate 11 blogs
~Notify those blogs of their nomination
~Give them 11 questions to answer (all part of the fun!)

1.  Best Picture
Beauty and the Beast
2.  Lead Actor
Mark Hamill, The Last Jedi
3.  Lead Actress
Emma Watson, Beauty and the Beast
4.  Supporting Actress
Daisy Ridley, Murder on the Orient Express
5.  Supporting Actor
Luke Evans, Beauty and the Beast
6.  Director
Kenneth Brannagh, Murder on the Orient Express.
7.  Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast
8.  Screenplay
The Zoo keeper's Wife
9.  Original Song
Evermore from Beauty and the Beast, I was crying it was so good!
10.  Original Score
Murder on the Orient Express, by Patrick Doyle. I was surprised, it was really good!
11.  Visual Effects
STAR WARS: The Last Jedi
I'm sorry that there are only four movies for all of those categories... I want to watch more but haven't gotten around to it.

11 Facts about me:
1. I hardly ever write with a pen, it is pretty much always pencil.
2. (One of) My nicknames is Thunder.
3. My favorite series is The Chronicles of Narnia.
4. I am learning Korean.
5. I love to watch ice staking and snowboarding.
6. I make annoying sounds when I'm thinking.
7. I can't snap, whistle, or blow bubbles.
8. I am an Irish dancer.
9. My favorite movie is Singin' in the Rain.
10. My favorite animals are dogs.
11. I love to smile.

I nominate:
Victoria S.,
Gray Marie,
Kat and Lilah,
Anyone else who wants to!

What is your 2nd favorite hobby?
What is your 2nd favorite movie?
What is your 2nd favorite book?
What is one of your nicknames?
Who is your favorite acting pair?
Giraffes of Zebras?
Black and White movies, or Color?
Animated of Live Action?
What is your favorite dessert?
Reading or watching movies?
Snow or Sun?

Okay, those were so totally random. Sorry about that...

Anyway, thanks for reading!


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Couples for Couples Tag

All this month, Cordy at Any Merry Little Thought has been hosting a Lovely Blog Party all of the month of February!
I wasn't able to participate more, but I did decide to do this tag she created for it!

Watch out, there just a lot of spoilers for a lot of things. (The Adventures of Robin HoodAnastasia, Anne of Green Gables, The Chronicles of Narnia, Ever After, Ivanhoe, Jane Eyre, Little Women, The Lord of the Rings, The Music Man, Pride & Prejudice, The Princess Diaries, Robin Hood BBC, Sense & SensibilitySingin' in the Rain,)

The Couples for Couples Tag:

Ivanhoe and Rebecca: Name a couple that should have been together:
Susan and Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia. I am a little upset, because I did have a soft spot for them. (It's been forever since I read TCoN, I should reread.)

Jo and Laurie: Name a couple that should have stayed friends...or did stay friends...:
This couple stayed friends, but should have been a couple. Alan and Kate from Robin Hood BBC.

Jane and Mr. Rochester: Name a couple that looked like the chances of a happily ever after were next to none!
Henry and Danelle from Ever After.

Jane and Mr. Bingley: Name a couple that is just sooo happy!
Don Lockwood and Kathy Seldon from Singin' in the Rain. They make me happy.

Kit and Ella: Name your favorite fairytale couple:
Belle and Beast from Beauty and the Beast.

Molly Gibson and Roger Hamley: Name a couple where the woman is basically ignored by the suitor until the end of the story (frustration at it's finest!! :P :P)
I am going to agree with Olivia's answer, and reverse it. The couple where the suitor is basically ignored by the woman until the end of the story: Marianne and Colonel Brandon.

Sarah and Jacob Witting: Name a couple that found love later in life
Clarisse and Joseph from The Princess Diaries (2001-04).

Don Lockwood and Kathy Seldon: Name a couple from a musical:
Marian Paroo and Harold Hill (Gregory) from The Music Man (1962). This movie just makes me so happy.

Anne and Gilbert: Name a couple that didn't start out on the right foot:
Anya and Dimitri from Anastasia (1997). I love how Vlad keeps track of their "progress".

Faramir and Eowyn: Name a couple with the sweetest love story:
You know, I can't have a post about favorite couples without including these two:
Robin Hood and Maid Marian from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).

I really had to think, because all of Cordy's prompts were what I was going to say for that category!

Thank you so much to Cordy for hosting this Lovely Blog Party! And, thank you for reading! Do you agree with me on any of these couples?

And remember:
"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, where you stop your story." -Orson Welles


Monday, February 26, 2018

Movie Review: The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Crystal at In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood hosted an Elizabeth Taylor blogathon! And as of now I only have one movie reviewed with her in it, I thought it was about time for another!
Be sure to check out all the other entries!

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so.

The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954):
Based on Babylon Revisited - by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
When Charles Wills is reporting on the end of World War II in Paris, France, he falls in love with an energetic girl, Helen. Helen's sister, Marion, also loves Charles, but he doesn't seem to notice. Her father, James, has a continuing joke about all their oil fields, which never showed a drop of oil. The whole family, excepting Marion, is all about taking chances, an living each day as their last.
Genre: Drama
Length: approx. 116 minutes.
Costumes: 5, some of the dresses are a little low, and we have three scenes where people are not wearing clothes.
Script: 9, uh, I don't think there are any bad words.
"I'm sick to death of death."
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Produced by: Jack Cummings
Screenplay by:
Julius J. Epstein
Philip G. Epstein
Richard Brooks
Based on: Babylon Revisited - by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Elizabeth Taylor as Helen Ellswirth
Van Johnson as Charles Wills
Walter Pidgeon as James Ellswirth
Donna Reed as Marion Ellswirth
George Dolenz as Claude Matine
Sandy Descher as Vicki
Kurt Kasznar as Maurice
Eva Gabor as Lorraine Quarl
Roger Moore as Paul
Music: 9.
Music by: Conrad Salinger
Cinematography by: Joseph Ruttenberg
Quotes: 9, "We have many things to remember together."
Storyline: 4, there is a lot of drinking, smoking, suggestive things, kissing, and death.
Good For: Whoever has lost someone.
Overall Score: 6.

Thanks for reading! Have you seen this movie? What did you think of it? Thanks to Crystal for hosting this!


Monday, February 19, 2018

We ❤ Superheros Week ~ The Tag

Hello, all you superhero fans!
For We ❤ Superheros Week, Hamlette created this fun tag! So, here I am with my answers, even though I am a little late...
Make sure to go check out all the other posts!

We Love Superheros Week Tag:

1.  Who are your favorite superheroes?  (Go ahead and list up to five if you want!)
Wonder Woman
Batman. Not any of the new versions, but old black and white TV show.
Those are really all the ones I know about...

2.  What's your favorite superhero movie?
Big Hero 6, maybe?
I'm not sure. I actually haven't seen that many, but I do want to fix that. Uh, The Incredibles?
I have no clue. But, I am open to recommendations...

3.  Do you have a favorite superhero couple?
Elastagirl and Mr. Incredible ~~~~~ Helen and Bob Parr.

4.  What was your introduction to the world of superheroes?
The Incredibles, I think. But then I also watched bits of a few Spiderman movies.

5.  If you could be any superhero for a day, who would you like to be?
Frozone! He is just so great. I love ice and snow, so I love to have his powers.

6.  Do you have a favorite supervillain?
Megamind. Definitely.

7.  Can you think of a superhero who should get their own solo film, but hasn't yet?
Frozone! I know, I am answering him for everything, but... he is so awesome.

8.  Do you read comic books?
Definitely! That is how I know about Wonder Woman!!!!! And I'm talking about the classics.

9.  Why do you like superheroes?
Because, once you start reading comic books, you can't put them down...

I like that they use their powers for good, to help people. (They are just awesome, right?)

10.  Have you ever cosplayed as a superhero?  Feel free to share pics if you want!
My sister dressed up for Halloween as a superhero, and one time when I was really little and playing a game with some friends I was assigned the part of "batwoman", I was very confused because I didn't know who that was...

Sorry this is late! Make sure to go check out every one's posts HERE!

Who is your favorite superhero? Thanks for reading!


Friday, February 16, 2018

Movie Review: The Incredibles (2004)

As Hamlette hosted We ❤ Superheros Week this year, I thought I would join in with the first "super" movie I ever saw!
I actually wish that I have seen a lot more superheros movies, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

While this is the first, I have always thought that it was a little weird, and that it wasn't my favorite ever. You'll never guess what it is (unless you read the title of this post, or you are looking at the above picture)

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so.

The Incredibles (2004):
"It is time for their secret identities to become their only identity."
Bob and Helen Parr have pretty regular lives. Ever since superheros were made to be against the law, they have just been leading normal lives, raising their three children. Bob gets fired, but doesn't want Helen to be disappointed, so he starts working for a mysterious boss, doing superhero work. But, being a little out of shape among other things, Bob gets in trouble and needs his whole family's help.
"What are you waiting for?"
"I don't know, something amazing I guess."
Genre: Action
Length: approx. 115 minutes.
Costumes: 7, they are definitely not my favorite, but we do have the fabulous Superhero fashion designer. "He'll look fabulous."
Script: 9, no bad words.
Directed by: Brad Bird
Produced by: John Walker
Written by: Brad Bird
Starring the voices of:
Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible.
Holly Hunter as Helen Parr/Elastigirl.
Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr.
Spencer Fox as Dash Parr.
Jason Lee as Incredi-Boy/Syndrome.
Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best/Frozone.

Brad Bird as Edna Mode.
Wallace Shawn as Gilbert Huph.
Michael Bird as Tony Rydinger.
Bret Parker as Kari McKeen.
Elizabeth Peña as Mirage.
Eli Fucile and Maeve Andrews as Jack-Jack Parr.
Lou Romano as Bernie Kropp, Dash's teacher.
Music: 9
Music by: Michael Giacchino
Quotes: 9, "We're going towards the people who tried to kill us?"
Storyline: 7, there is suggestive stuff, and death. It deals with a very big subject, which I am not sure quite how to react to it. I have always been really confused by this movie, there is just a weird feeling about it.
Good For: People who like superheros, people who are going through a hard time in their family.
Overall Score: 8!

Thank you so much to Hamlette for hosting this! Do you like this movie? Would you explain it to me a little? Thanks for reading!