Black Mass vs Hamlet

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So I am living in Denmark… and I took a break from my job
search and was looking on Kino.dk for some film news and I saw that Black Mass will premiere on October 15, which made me think about – can I get to see this, what looks like a really interesting and great film, and see the live transmission of Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet which is on the same day.

I could make a Cumberbatch day out of it!

Here’s the trailer for Black Mass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE3e3hGF2jc 

 

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Frances tries to live in New York and really get her life together

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Frances with her friend Sophie

So today I saw the film Frances Ha, for the first time and I must say I was surprised.

If you haven’t seen it or seen it, but can not remember what it is about:

 

Frances lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.

 

I don’t live in New York or I has not even been to the City – but I will go some day – so my life is not quite like Frances’s but through the first half of the film I saw similarities. She does not really have a job – I am unemployed and tries to find a job – just like one of Frances’s roomies, Benji, and she (Frances) just tries to live a life that is good… which is really hard when you don’t have that much money (Yeah I know)!

First she is living and having a really great relationship with her friend Sophie – the one who has her life together (the job, the money and the boyfriend)… so in some the opposite of Frances. But then one day Sophie is moving out and now Frances tries to find another place to live and end up living with two guys – the one is an artist (so having some kind of a job) and one trying to find a job.

I the romance department I must say I agree Benji is right that Frances is “undateable”… but she really tries to find love.

But I must say this film really surprised me… I could relate to many of her problems. But that is not the main thing, that made me love this film. The whole film is filmed in black/white – which I love – and it has a great balance between comedy and drama.

So because I can relate to some of Frances’s life, the way the film is made and the balance between the comedy and drama… and I did not wonder on how it would end and it has this “reality/documentary” feel over it. I will therefore give it 5 out of 6 stars.

The Academy Award Winners

73537565Okay today – or in Denmark it was this night – we could watch the Oscar Show and here is the winners.


Motion Picture:

Birdman (or the unexpected virtue of ignorance)

Actress in a Leading Role

Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Actor in a Leading Role

Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Directing

Alenjandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)

Writing, Adapted Screenplay

The Imitation Game (Graham Moore)

Writing, Original Screenplay

Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo)

Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat)

Original Song

“Glory” – Common, John Legend (Selma)

Documentary Feature

Citizenfour (Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky)

Editing

Whiplash (Tom Cross)

Cinematography

Birdman (Emmanuel Lubezki)

Productiondesign

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6

Short Film, Animated

Feast (Patrick Osborne, Kristina Reed)

Visual Effects

Interstella (Paul J. Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R. Fisher)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette

Sound Editing

American Sniper (Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman)

Sound Mixing

Whiplash (Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley)

Documentary, Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Dana Perry)

Short Film, Live Action

The Phone Call (Mat Kirkby, James Lucas)

Foreign Language Film

Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski)

Makeup and Hairstyle

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier)

Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Milena Canonero)

Actor in a Supporting Role

J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)


So I must say it was a real strong year and I only got 11 right (down 6 from last year) and the best speech in my opinion was Graham Moore’s when he just told everyone that feels weird to continue being weird… So the debut hosting from Neil Patrick was entertaining and good.

That was all.

 

The Imitation Game Instareview

http://instagram.com/p/x2IE4CDkz8/

IMG_3946 “The Imitation Game…It’s a game. A test of sorts. For determining whether something is a… a machine or a human being.”
Okay just saw this brilliant movie about how Turing and four other code breakers cracked the “unbreakable” Enigma code. This is first movie in long time that moved me to tears and I couldn’t move for a while. Eventhough there are some inaccuracies (Turing personality and some og the other people) it still entertaining and given that the purpose was to inform people about Turing and how he played a big role in winning WWII and the computer technology we know today – and it is a fiction film – it really captures you and I really have to do with the performance by some great actors. And to end this review Benedict Cumberbatch does an exelent job as Turing… I would recommend people to see this amazing movie if you haven’t already!
★★★★★★★★★ (9/10) #theimitationgame#imitationgame #alanturing #enigma #movie#Benedictcumberbatch #benedicttimothycarltoncumberbatch #keiraknightley #matthewgoode#charlesdance #cumbergenius #cumbercookie#instareview


Here’s my Instareview of the brilliant movie The Imitation Game, which is nominated for 8 Oscars including best actor and best picture.

 

Here are the Oscar nominations

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Best Picture

American Sniper

Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood

Richard and Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game

Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman

Selma

Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

The Theory of Everything

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten

Whiplash

Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster


 

Actor  – in a leading role

Steve Carell

Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper

American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch

The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Eddie Redmayne

The Theory of Everything


 

Actress – in a leading role

Marion Cotillard

Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones

The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore

Still Alice

Rosamund Pike

Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon

Wild


 

Actor – in a supporting role

Robert Duvall

The Judge

Ethan Hawke

Boyhood

Edward Norton

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Mark Ruffalo

Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons

Whiplash


 

Actress – in a supporting role

Patricia Arquette

Boyhood

Laura Dern

Wild

Keira Knightley

The Imitation Game

Emma Stone

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Meryl Streep

Into the Woods


 

Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6

Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli

The Boxtrolls

Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold

Song of the Sea

Tomm Moore and Paul Young

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura


 

Cinematography

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Emmanuel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Robert Yeoman

Ida

Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski

Mr. Turner

Dick Pope

Unbroken

Roger Deakins


 

Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Milena Canonero

Inherent Vice

Mark Bridges

Into the Woods

Colleen Atwood

Maleficent

Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive

Mr. Turner

Jacqueline Durran


 

Directing

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood

Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson

The Imitation Game

Morten Tyldum


 

Documentary Feature

CitizenFour

Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Finding Vivian Maier

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel

Last Days in Vietnam

Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester

The Salt of the Earth

Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier

Virunga

Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara


 

Documentary Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

Joanna

Aneta Kopacz

Our Curse

Tomasz Śliwiński and Maciej Ślesicki

The Reaper (La Parka)

Gabriel Serra Arguello

White Earth

J. Christian Jensen


 

Film Editing

American Sniper

Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach

Boyhood

Sandra Adair

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Barney Pilling

The Imitation Game

William Goldenberg

Whiplash

Tom Cross


 

Foreign Language Film

Ida

Poland; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Leviathan

Russia; Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Tangerines

Estonia; Directed by Zaza Urushadze

Timbuktu

Mauritania; Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Wild Tales

Argentina; Directed by Damián Szifron


 

Makeup and Hairstyling

Foxcatcher

Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

Guardians of the Galaxy

Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White


 

Music – Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alexandre Desplat

The Imitation Game

Alexandre Desplat

Interstellar

Hans Zimmer

Mr. Turner

Gary Yershon

The Theory of Everything

Jóhann Jóhannsson


 

Music – Original Song

“Everything Is Awesome” from THE LEGO MOVIE

Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson

“Glory” from SELMA

Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

“Grateful” from BEYOND THE LIGHTS

Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME

Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond

“Lost Stars” from BEGIN AGAIN

Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois


 

Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)

The Imitation Game

Maria Djurkovic (Production Design); Tatiana Macdonald (Set Decoration)

Interstellar

Nathan Crowley (Production Design); Gary Fettis (Set Decoration)

Into the Woods

Dennis Gassner (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)

Mr. Turner

Suzie Davies (Production Design); Charlotte Watts (Set Decoration)


 

Short Film – Animated

The Bigger Picture

Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees

The Dam Keeper

Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

Feast

Patrick and Kristina Reed

Me and My Moulton

Torill Kove

A Single Life

Joris Oprins


 

Short Film  – Live Action

Aya

Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis

Boogaloo and Graham

Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney

Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)

Hu Wei and Julien Féret

Parvaneh

Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger

The Phone Call

Mat Kirkby and James Lucas


 

Sound Editing

American Sniper

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Brent Burge and Jason Canovas

Interstellar

Richard King

Unbroken

Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro


 

Sound Mixing

American Sniper

John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga

Interstellar

Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten

Unbroken

Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee

Whiplash

Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley


 

Visual Effects

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist

Guardians of the Galaxy

Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould

Interstellar

Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer


 

Writing – Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper

Written by Jason Hall

The Imitation Game

Written by Graham Moore

Inherent Vice

Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson

The Theory of Everything

Screenplay by Anthony McCarten

Whiplash

Written by Damien Chazelle


 

Writing – Original Screenplay

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo

Boyhood

Written by Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher

Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness

Nightcrawler

Written by Dan Gilroy

 

 

 

 

Dialogue from The Imitation Game – let me try and we’ll know for sure

download (1)COMMANDER DENNISTON: Enigma isn’t difficult. It’s impossible. The Americans. The French. The Russians. The Germans. Everyone thinks Enigma is unbreakable.

ALAN TURING: Goody! Let me try and we’ll know for sure.


First I have to say… I haven’t seen this movie yet (live in Denmark, so it hasn’t premiered here yet), but I have followed and waited for it for so long I had to post something – so here’s a talk between Commander Denniston (Charles Dance) and Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch).

I really hope this film gets nominated for an Oscar.. but we will find out on January 15th.

This is all I have to say right now, but I will be back with a review when I have seen it (going to see it on January 14th).. bye for now!