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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in THE KING'S SPEECH.

83rd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS... It was worth watching the Oscar telecast in its entirety this year—obviously for the fact that all the movies and actors/actresses I rooted for won in their respective categories tonight. I rooted for Christian Bale to win Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter (this oughta’ earn The Dark Knight Rises an extra $75 million at the box office next year...for a total domestic gross of $675 million), hoped that Natalie Portman took home the Best Actress trophy for Black Swan (no, I never saw that movie. All hail Queen Amidala though), was expecting Inception to win for Best Visual FX (though it would’ve been a good consolation prize if Iron Man 2 won instead) and wasn’t surprised that The King’s Speech became the Best Picture of 2010. That was a great flick... Very inspirational.

Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in THE FIGHTER.

I’m still annoyed that Revenge of the Sith wasn’t nominated for Best Visual FX in 2006, Transformers wasn’t nominated for the same award in 2008 and The Dark Knight wasn’t nominated for Best Picture in 2009, but at least the Academy got it right this time around... (Along with handing the late Heath Ledger the Best Supporting Actor trophy in 2009 for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight, and crowning The Hurt Locker as Best Picture last year.)

Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman in BLACK SWAN.

By the way, I didn’t know Jeremy Renner got a Best Supporting Actor nomination for last year's bank heist movie, The Town. That movie was awesome. That is all.

Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is the only one awake, so to speak, as his peers sleep and embark into another dream realm in INCEPTION.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shockwave...the main villain of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON.

IMAGES OF THE DAY... Two cool pieces of artwork showing Shockwave—the main villain of Transformers: Dark of the Moon...courtesy of the Transformers Movie Blog.

Shockwave...the main villain of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates with the Lombardi Trophy after his team won 31-25 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, on February 6, 2011.
Photo by Al Bello / Getty Images

SUPER BOWL 45... Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers for defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25, at Cowboys Stadium tonight. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers tied his predecessor Brett Favre with one NFL championship ring. Unlike Favre, however, Rodgers also won the MVP award for today’s victory. Well— At least Favre has his cameo in the 1998 film There’s Something About Mary to brag about. Anyways, am I the only one here who noticed the irony of having a show like Glee aired right after an NFL game? Not to imply anything politically incorrect... Okay that was intentional.



In terms of Super Bowl ads, the 30-second spot for Transformers: Dark of the Moon was awesome. Too bad Shockwave (the main villain in Dark of the Moon) wasn't shown though. View the spot above, and then check out the obligatory screencaps below. That is all.

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON.