Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014 in review: Taylor Swift and Other People We Need To Vote Off The Island

2014 has been an interesting year in celebrity news. There’s been so many interstesting stories and so much tomfoolery that almost threatened to overwhelm all the good. It was because of this year’s crazy celeb stuff that I decided I need to compile a list of the people on this planet I felt needed to be voted off the island.
In no particular order:

Taylor Swift: She. Just. Can't. Make. Headlines. Unless. She. Has. A. Dick. In. Her. Mouth. Plus 1989 was trash

Ray Rice: Example A of what you should not do to ruin your career

David Backes: He's just the scum of sports who makes constant cheap shots around the NHL. Brent Seabrook served him right in Game 2 of Round 1 of the playoffs.

Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly: Brenchel has outstayed there welcome on my island. Whatever they did on The Amazing Race All Stars was the Final Straw.

 Ann Coulter: Miss Coulter needs to take her Conservative trolling, American hating ass somewhere else, preferablly The Westboro Baptist Church

Donald Sterling: For saying maybe the dumbest thing ever. Also Freedom of Speech does equal Freedom of Consequences.

Armond White: I haven't forgotten your little "Doorman & Garbageman" comment towards Steve McQueen at NYFCC

Justin Bieber: He'll make this list every year until he goes.

Adrien Peterson: Example B of you should not do to ruin your career 

Nigel Lythgoe: For attempting to save a trash contestant not once but TWICE during this past season of American Idol

 Who do you want to see voted off the island?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 Oscar Predictions

Bold indicates predicted winner

Best Picture:
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything
If there's ten: American Sniper

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game
Christopher Nolan - Interstellar

Angelina Jolie - Unbroken

Best Actor

Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper - American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory Of Everything

Best Actress

Amy Adams - Big Eyes
Felicity Jones - The Theory Of Everything

Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon - Wild

Best Supporting Actor

Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Miyavi - Unbroken
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Carmen Ejogo - Selma
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Emma Stone - Birdman
Meryl Streep - Into The Woods

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How To Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

Achivement in Production Design
Exodus: Gods & Kings
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into The Woods
Mr. Turner

Achivement in Cinematography
Gone Girl
Mr. Turner

Achievement in Costume Design
Big Eyes
The Imitation Game
Into The Woods

Achievement in Film Editing
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling
Into The Woods

Achievement in Sound Mixing
Into The Woods
Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Achievement in Sound Editing
Guardians Of The Galaxy

Achievement in Visual Effects
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Guardians Of The Galaxy
Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Best Original Score
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything

Best Original Song
Begin Again - Lost Stars
Big Hero 6 - Immortals
The Fault In Our Stars - Boom Clap
Everything Is Awesome - The Lego Movie
Shell Shocked- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Best Documentary Feature
Fed Up
Glenn Campell: I'll Be Me
Life Itself
Red Army

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida - Poland
Leviathan - Russia
Two Days, One Night - Belgium
Wild Tales - Argentina
Winter Sleep - Turkey 


Monday, August 11, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

Robin Williams has died today at the age of 63. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor was found today in his Tiburon, California home, appearing to have taken his own life.

The official police statement reads as follows:

"On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.

An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Division s of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted."

Williams' publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said: "Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

His wife, Susan Schneider, said: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

Williams made a name for himself starring in the hit ABC series, "Mork & Mindy." Williams played Mork, an alien from the planet Ork, opposite Pam Dawber's Mindy. From there, Williams continued to build a name for himself as both a stand up comedian and an actor, winning an Academy Award for his work in Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting. He was nominated for three more Academy Awards and was also a two-time Emmy, five-time Golden Globe and six-time Grammy winner, but his incredible list of credits speaks for itself.

Williams recently starred in the CBS comedy series "The Crazy Ones," which was cancelled after one season, and will next appear in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb in December.

20th Century Fox, the distributor of the "Night at the Museum" films, released the following statement: "There are no words to describe the loss of Robin Williams. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans. He will be deeply missed."

From Popeye to The World According to Garp to Good Morning Vietnam to Aladdin to Jumanji and Mrs. Doubtfire, everyone has their favorite Williams role. What was yours? Share your favorite Robin Williams memories in the comments below as we mourn the loss of a true Hollywood talent.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser Trailer

Transformers: Age Of Extinction opens on June 27th and is directed by Mark Johnson's favorite director Michael Bay

Sunday, February 2, 2014

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the best actor Oscar for playing Truman Capote, has died at the age of 46, a law enforcement officer confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

At the scene of the actor's West Side apartment in New York, crowds of people and camera crews formed a semicircle outside the building until police instructed them to go across the street.
The actor was found dead with a needle in his arm in the bathroom of his apartment in the West Village, according to CNN, citing sources.
Hoffman had undergone treatment for drug addiction in the past and said last year that he had been clean for 23 years before "falling off the wagon" in 2012. In May 2013, Hoffman had entered a detox facility and completed a 10-day program for his use of prescription drugs and heroin.
Survivors include his young children, Tallulah, Cooper and Willa, whom he had with his longtime partner, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell.
Born on July 23, 1967, in Fairport, N.Y., outside Rochester, Hoffman made his screen debut in a 1991 episode of Law & Order.
Hoffman was nominated for his supporting work in Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Doubt (2008) and The Master (2012). He received Tony Award nominations for True West (2000), Long Day's Journey Into Night (2003) and, as Willy Loman, in Death of a Salesman (2012).
Hoffman appeared as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and continued in the series with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1, now in postproduction.
Hoffman was just seen last month in the Sundance entries God's Pocket, directed by Mad Men's John Slattery, and A Most Wanted Man, a spy thriller that also stars Rachel McAdams.

Showtime recently picked up his series Happyish (formerly Trending Down), in which Hoffman stars as a 42-year-old whose new bosses are half his age.
He also has appeared in The Big Lebowski (1998), Patch Adams (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Cold Mountain (2003), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Jack Goes Boating (2010) and Moneyball (2011).
In Doubt, Hoffman was memorable as Father Brendan Flynn, a New York priest who may or may not have sexually abused an altar boy. He portrayed real-life CIA man Gust Avrakotos in Charlie Wilson's War opposite Tom Hanks. And in The Master, he played Lancaster Dodd, the mesmerizing leader of a religious movement known as "The Cause" who messes with Joaquin Phoenix's mind.
In a September 2005 interview with NPR, Hoffman talked about preparing to play larger-than-life author Truman Capote.
"You know, you can do the research," he said. "You can read everything you need to read. You can talk to the people you can talk to, to illuminate things to you. You can get, you know, videotapes, audiotapes, all those things, and I had all those things at my disposal, and I would have all those things and I'd be alone in a room, and I would force myself to be alone in that room with those things for an hour or two every day."
During his Oscar-winning speech, an obviously overwhelmed Hoffman spoke lovingly about his mother, Marilyn O'Connor, and the influence she had on him.
"She's here tonight; I'd like you if you see her to congratulate her," he said. "She brought up four kids alone, and she deserves congratulations for that. … She took me to my first play and she stayed up with me and watched the NCAA Final Four. Her passions became my passions. Be proud, mom, because I'm proud of you. We're here tonight. It's so good."

Friday, January 10, 2014

The 10 Best movies of 2013

10. Captain Phillips 
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. 

Reason why it made my 10: the last 15 minutes

9. The Spectacular Now 
A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl." 
Reason why it made my 10: The Restaurant scene

8. 12 Years A Slave
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
 Reason why it made my 10: The climatic whipping 

7. This Is The End 
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. 
  Reason why it made my 10: Revealing of the gimp 

6. American Hustle
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Reason why it made my 10: Result of the con

5. Prisoners
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? 

Reason why it made my 10: The Car ride to the hospital 

4. Frozen 
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. 

 Reason why it made my 10: Let it Go

3. Blue Is The Warmest Color
Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself. 

 Reason why it made my 10: The first Love scene between Adele and Emma 

2. Her
A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. 

Reason why it made my 10: Theodore's first meeting with Samantha 


Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

  Reason why it made my 10: The Lemmons scene 

Honorable mentions: Don Jon, The Place Beyond The Pines, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Nebraska, Saving Mr. Banks