Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Blogovision: the Movies! - Best soundtrack!

This category is not "officially" in the competition but was added in the very last minute. Furthermore, we have to post five instead of ten of our selections. For me it was a welcome addition, since this blog's primary reference is music and welcome it gladly. So here are my five favourite soundtracks from last year:

5. Black Swan - Clint Mansell

For writing wonderful music under the shadow of Tchaikovsky alone (while sampling him ingenuously), he deserves this. Brilliantly haunting.

4. The Social Network - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

They did get the Oscar for their work here. Superb music that can stand alone easily.

3. The Illusionist - Sylvain Chomet

One could not have done a better job "dressing"up the animated film with this incredibly romantic but also bitterly sweet music. And of course the songs in French are always a favourite. Particularly this one which manages to include the most famous French singers of all time. Genial!

2. Inception - Hans Zimmer

Powerful, engaging, impressive, larger than life. Zimmer always delivers but this is one of his best soundtracks ever.

1. Tron Legacy - Daft Punk

Their long awaited return to the studio brought us a soundtrack for a film that was in limbo quite a while. And was probably the best thing to come out of it.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blogovision: the Movies! - Best Film 2010

So here comes the big one - best films. I did not see many films in 2010 and some of them were from 2009 so the list was a bit tight, but here it is:

20. Alice In Wonderland

19. The Kids Are All Right

18. The Tempest

17. True Grit

16. Another Year

15. How To Train Your Dragon

14. The Town

13. Unstoppable

12. I Love You Phillip Morris

11. Ghost Writer

10. Inception

09. The Social Network

08. The King's Speech

07. Despicable Me

06. Scott Pilgrim VS. The World

05. Toy Story 3

04. I Am Love

03. The Illusionist

02. Never Let Me Go

01. Black Swan

Friday, March 25, 2011

Blogovison! the Movies! Best Actress

10. Chloe Moretz - Let me In

09. Annette Benning - The Kids Are All Right

08. Ruth Sheen - Another Year

07. Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine

06. Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit

05. Julianne Moore - The Kids Are All Right

04. Helen Mirren - The Tempest

03. Carey Mulligan - Never Let Me Go

02. Natalie Portman - Black Swan

01. Tilda Swinton - I Am Love

And a special tribute to Elizabeth Taylor who died on March 23rd 2011 - love you always

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blogovison! the Movies! Best Actor

10. Edoardo Gabbriellini - I Am Love

09. Ewan Mc Gregor - Ghost Writer

08. Paul Giamatti - Barney's Version

07. Grigory Dobrygin - How I Ended The Summer

06. Michael Cera - Scott Pilgrim VS. The World

05. Ryan Gosling - Blue Valentine

04. Jim Broadbent - Another Year

03. Jeff Bridges - True Grit

02. Jesse Einseberg - The Social Network

01. Colin Firth - The King's Speech

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blogovision: the Movies! - Best screenplay

10. Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin - Black Swan

09. Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini - Winter's Bone

08 Alex Garland - Never Let me Go

07. Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich - Toy Story 3

06. Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg - The Kids Are All Right

05. Christopher Nolan - Inception

04. Jacques Tati & Sylvain Chomet - The Illusionist

03. Luca Guadagnino - I Am Love

02. David Seidler - The King's Speech

01. Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Blogovision: the Movies! - Best Director

Bit weird to give the director award before the script one but rules are rules. So here we go:

10. Lee Unkrich - Toy Story 3

09. Tony Scott - Unstoppable

08. Edgar Wright - Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

07. Luca Guadagnino - I Am Love

06. Tom Hooper - The King's Speech

05. Julie Taymor - The Tempest

04. Mark Romanek - Never Let me Go

03. Christopher Nolan - Inception

02. David Fincher - The Social Network

01. Daniel Aronofsky - The Black Swan

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blogovision: the Movies! - Best supporting actress nominations

Let us see which ladies caught my eye in the films of 2010:

10. Agnes (Elsie Fisher) - Despicable Me

09. Helena Bonham - Carter - Alice In Wonderland

08. Rooney Mara - The Social Network

07. Ellen Wong - Scott Pilgrim VS The World

06. Olivia Wilde - Tron Legacy

05. Olivia Williams - The Ghost Writer

04. Keira Knightley - Never Let Me Go

03. Marion Cotillard - Inception

02. Helena Bonham - Carter - The King's Speech

01. Mila Kunis - Black Swan

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blogovision: the Movies! - Best supporting actor nominations

As we did at the end of 2010 for albums, here we go again for films. Manolis, Dark Tyler and Rebelli0n decided to organize a vote for some categories based on the films that came out in 2010. There will be seven categories:

Movie of the Year
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress

Each participant will nominate 10 - and their list placement will correspond to certain points, which will be tallied at the end to produce the final winners. So, let us not wait and start with my list of the ten Best Supportin Actors of 2010:

10. Vincent Cassel - Black Swan

09. Crispin Clover - Alice In Wonderland

08. Kieran Culkin - Scott Pilgrim VS The World

07. Ewan Mc Gregor - I Love You Philip Morris

06. Alfred Molina - The Tempest

05. Tom Hardy - Inception

04. Andrew Garfield - The Social Network

03. Joseph Gordon - Levitt - Inception

02. Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech

01. Andrew Garfield - Never Let Me Go