Posts Tagged ‘James Cameron’

GOODIES: Oscar Nominations, first glance

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Chickitycheck ‘em out!

I’ve perused, I haven’t delved in deep nor talked it out with my bro so there is still a lot of opinion to be had.  But let me start by saying WHAT THE EFF!  WHERE IS ‘STAR TREK’!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!

I’m like, upset.  Because when the Academy first announced that it was going for a ten slot best picture race my first thought was ‘ok ok, that’s weird, but maybe Pixar or a worthy blockbuster will finally get nominated.’  Well ‘Up’ got its very well-deserved nomination, but as for the worthiest blockbuster of the year?  NOPE.  Yes, I am looking straight at you, ‘Avatar.’ I don’t care that you have made a kafillion dollars, groundbreaking technology and a recycled story does not a best picture make!  Look, I’m aware of the situation, even though I personally enjoyed  it more, ‘Star Trek’ never stood a chance at winning while ‘Avatar’ is a front-runner, but still, it stings.

And a personal beef: ‘Star Trek’ also not nominated in the Best Original Score category which is a gross omission, even more disgusting, James Horner made it in.  But I think that gives more room for Giacchino to take it for ‘Up’.   I’ll riot.  I. Will. Riot. if Horner wins.

And Vanity Fair also has its big Hollywood Issue out.  They have a nice Annie Leibovitz spread of Directors and Actors, here is the link and here are my faves: (but first, comments on those I purposely didn’t include, James Cameron stands alone?! Barf.  Penelope and Pedro, really, them AGAIN?!  Bore.)

STUDS!  They. Could. Go. All. The. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

This is why Jeff is a shoe-in.  Warm-hearted charmer.

As of today, this is officially not Oscar related.  Which is fine by me, I thought it was a fine movie. Just fine.  Nice pic, tho!

Ok, that’s it for now, there is surely more discussion to come.  This is a big moment for us, bloggers and blogees!!  OSCARS 2010!!!

AT VERY FIRST SIGHT: Avatar, this is a big deal I hear

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

‘Avatar’ – James Cameron’s long in the works, super highly anticipated sci fi alleged masterpiece released a teaser.

Go HERE to check it out and then we can discuss.

Picture 4


Welp.  I’m underwhelmed.

Maybe this is a leap, but I think ‘District 9′ is gonna fuck all this up.  Sorry for the crudeness, but after seeing that rooted, raw, terrifyingly real aliens-on-earth scenario this… just… seems… meh.  Like it’s trying too hard, right??

CGI on CGI kissing?  Care.

D9′s Prawns were so tactile.  These blue guys?  Not so much.  If I care when that one Avatar? (Zoe Saldana I’m gonna assume) starts to cry I will be shocked.  And the oh-so-blue (today’s theme) makes it look too fantasy.  Which I mean in a bad way, not in a legitimate genre kind of way.  Sci-fi and Fantasy are different, says Roman from ‘Party Down.’  But those creatures do look kind of dragon-y so maybe it is both sci-fi and fantasy and wow, stop me, I’m going in circles.  Basically, I thought James was a sci-fi guy, therefore fantasy would be an insult.

Honestly though, there’s just no way this movie could hold up to the amount of anticipation, and I feel kind of bad.

It all has such a feeling of ‘out with the old, in with the new’ to me and Neill Blomkamp is the new James Cameron, all perfectly timed and up in his face like that.

Poor James?  Or is this what happens to self-proclaimed kings of the world…