On this day 22nd January

I wrote the following blog post…

  • 80th Academy Awards Nominations

    Nominations for the most prestigious film awards - the Academy Awards - have been announced. Unlike last year where I only looked at the Best Picture nominations, here are my thoughts on most of the major categories for the this years Oscar nominatio…

I watched the following movies…

  • Hush

    Watched on

    7

    A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

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  • Cars 3

    Watched on

    6

    Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

  • The Zero Theorem

    Watched on

    5

    A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Watched on

    7

    A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

  • The Martian

    Watched on

    8

    An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

  • The Brass Teapot

    Watched on

    6

    Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about mid-twenty year old couple who, in these difficult economic times, finds a mysterious, magical brass teapot which makes them money but at a surprising price. After realizing the teapots powers, John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dream.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    Watched on

    8

    In The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio plays Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 36 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

  • Page Eight

    Watched on

    7

    Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth. Set in London and Cambridge, PAGE EIGHT is a contemporary spy film for the BBC, which addresses intelligence issues and moral dilemmas peculiar to the new century.

  • J. Edgar

    Watched on

    7

    As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

  • Haywire

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    6

    Beautiful freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her.

  • Cemetery Junction

    Watched on

    8

    A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

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  • Tenderness

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    4

    A policeman (Crowe) works to figure out whether a violent teen (Foster) murdered his family.

  • Balls of Fury

    Watched on

    5

    Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona (Fogler), is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez (Lopez) recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng (Walken).

  • I'm Not There.

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    7

    Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

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  • American Pie Presents Band Camp

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    4

    Matt Stifler wants to be just like his big bro, making porn movies and having a good time in college. After sabotaging the school band, he gets sent to band camp where he really doesn't like it at first but then learns how to deal with the bandeez.

  • Natural Born Killers

    Watched on

    5

    Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.