Schlagwort: Gravity

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8. Oktober 2015 / / Reviews

Mit Der Marsianer – Rettet Mark Watney liefert Ridley Scott (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Prometheus) einen Science Fiction-Film, welcher auf dem populären Buch von Andy Weir basiert. Die Geschichte eines am Mars gestrandeten Astronauten, der4 Jahre auf einem Planeten lebensfeindlichen Planeten überleben muss, war bereits als Buch ein Bestseller und funktioniert ebenso gut als Film.

30. Januar 2015 / / Oscars

Alejandro  G. Iñárritu, bekannt für Biutiful, Babel und 21 Gramm ist zurück mit dem grammatikalisch furchtbar geschriebenen Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Nebenbei hatte er seine Finger auch noch beim Drehbuch im Spiel. Michael Keaton verkörpert einen alten Superheldendarsteller, der sich selbst und allen anderen beweisen will, dass er ein ernstzunehmender Künstler ist. Mal schauen, wie die Antwort darauf sein wird.

19. November 2014 / / Oscars

Alejandro  G. Iñárritu, bekannt für Biutiful, Babel und 21 Gramm ist zurück mit dem grammatikalisch furchtbar geschriebenen Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Nebenbei hatte er seine Finger auch noch beim Drehbuch im Spiel. Michael Keaton verkörpert einen alten Superheldendarsteller, der sich selbst und allen anderen beweisen will, dass er ein ernstzunehmender Künstler ist. Mal schauen, wie die Antwort darauf sein wird.

3. März 2014 / / Oscars

Such a fantastic race! Tonight was the night the first Science Fiction movie won Best Director while 12 Years a Slave still got some great recognition by winning Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o). The race (aside from some questionable choices in Documentary and Foreign Language Film but that always happens in those categories) was just a joy to watch with Gravity getting more recongition that I could have ever hoped for back when I watched Cuarón’s masterpiece for the first time.
Dallas Buyers Club scored big with three wins for Make Up, Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey.
The big surprise winner is Spike Jonze for original screenplay (Her) and American Hustle turned out to be the big loser with 0/10.

Personal Scores:

Flipthetruck’s score: 18/21 (not counting shorts)
Existential Coffee’s score: 20/21 (not counting shorts)

Number of wins by movies:

  • Gravity: 7 Wins (Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Director)
  • Dallas Buyers Club: 3 Wins (Best Supporting Actor, Make Up, Best Actor)
  • 12 Years a Slave: 3 Wins (Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, 12 Years a Slave)
  • Frozen: 2 Wins (Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song)
  • The Great Gatsby: 2 Wins (Best Costume Design, Best Production Design)
  • Blue Jasmine: 1 Win (Blue Jasmine)
  • The Great Beauty: 1 Win (Best Foreign Language Film)
  • 20 Feet from Stardom: 1 Win (Best Documentary)
  • Mr. Hublot: 1 Win (Best Animated Short)
  • Helium: 1 Win (Best Short Film Live Action)
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life: 1 Win (Best Documentary Short)

For the full list hit the jump.

2. März 2014 / / Oscars

       

It’s Oscar time again!
The Super Bowl for movie fans is upon us!

And no Oscar race would be complete without our annual predictions.

And this year is going to be one of the best races in recent Oscar history. Very rarely does the Academy have a lineup full of really great talents and movies that will truly stay with us for a long time (anyone remember Benjamin Button? Yeah, me neither).

The list ranges from

  • 12 Years a Slave – an intense experience which never turns into the standard Oscar movie about slavery
  • Gravity – a movie showing the beautiful union of gripping storytelling and technical spectacle
  • Nebraska (review yet to come) – a very intimate story about what we truly know about our parents and why we should/shouldn’t trust people
  • American Hustle – a flashy, fun comedy lead by an ensemble cast of top notch actors enjoying every moment of the ride
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – a divisive piece of entertainment which is much complex and layered than many of the critics have made it out to be

And those are just the five nominees who also have a nomination for Best Director. On top of that are so much more brilliant pieces it is actually spooky. I have yet to catch up on Philomena and Dallas Buyers Club but I highly doubt that they will be The Reader or Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close of 2014 – meaning the movie you keep wondering why it was nominated at all.

But now to our tips. As with the last years I sat down with Existential Coffee and we compiled our list for winners. If we disagreed about one category my predictions will be in blue and Existential Coffee’s in red.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEGc5EmOXxc

2. Oktober 2013 / / Oscars

 Gravity 2

When a storm of debries from a shot down satellite surprises a shuttle from the ISS (International Space Station) the surviving astronauts Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) must fight to stay alive and make it back to safety in one piece.

Cuarón returns
It has been seven years since Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men – a brilliant and layered science fiction film weaving social and polticial commentary together with fantastic characters and staggering images.

Seven years is an awfully long time for a director to follow this movie whose critical praise has only increased since then. The obvious question is was it worth the wait?