A film loving rodent in the DC area, I live with Mrs. Hamster and our cat, whose teeth we must constantly avoid.

Recap and Review – Of Dice and Men (Premiere)

Of Dice and Men Poster
Seth McFarland‘s latest raunchy comedy pop culture fest opens this weekend.  I’m sure people will go see it – I am not one of those people.  Ted wasn’t awful, but this looks much worse.  Instead of sitting through live-action Family Guy with cowboys, I spent this past Tuesday at an event with people who actually have something new to bring to the big screen.

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Kristen Stewart Confirmed for Star Wars VII as Mara Jade

Kristen Stewart Mara Jade

[UPDATE]:  Just in case anyone was still not sure, yes, this was an April Fool’s joke 😉

I don’t normally report on casting news, but this one is pretty big and sure to stir up some controversy.  In a press release earlier today, Disney announced that the lead character in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII will be the well known character, Mara Jade, re-imagined as Luke Skywalker’s daughter – to be portrayed by Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart.

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Oscar Nominations 2013

Oscar

Oscar

The nominations are in for this year’s Academy Awards.  I’ve put an asterisk next to each movie that I have seen already.

Best Picture
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
*Les Miserables
*Life of Pi
*Lincoln
*Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

There are nine nominees this year out of the maximum of ten, four of which I’ve seen already – Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook.  I also have Beasts of the Southern Wild at home now, waiting to be watched this weekend.  Hopefully I will be able to fill in the rest in short order.

From what I’ve seen and heard, I think this is going to come down to Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty.  With the controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty and the fact that a Kathryn Bigelow war movie has already one best picture (The Hurt Locker), I’m going to predict that Lincoln takes this one.

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