Sunday, January 13, 2008

Blood

God damn.

Great, great film. Daniel Day Lewis - Astounding.

Still need to see 3-4 flicks before I can write a definitive top 2007 list, but I'm trying to finish up this week.

Recently caught My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones, Jude Law & Natalie Portman. Interesting movie. Not amazing, but neat to see a Portman stretching her legs a bit.

The Golden Globes were awesome. Nice & short! Actually, I'm a sucker for the speeches, etc, so I missed the usual BS, but not all of it. Good for Mad Men, and there were quite a few surprises (like Juno & Clayton getting the shut-out).

The Oscars should be interesting,and I hope they are broadcast as per usual. The Guild shouldn't picket this - too many careers riding on it. Some of these actors/craftspeople only get nominated once, and what an honor it is for them. If the Guild pickets Oscar night, they're doing more harm than good. What about some nobody nominated for a short film? This is THEIR moment. Let them have it.

3 comments:

Tavis said...

If you need an awards-show fix watch this recent acceptance speech by Daniel Day-Lewis. The man is a class-act all the way.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Nice clip.

He's the man,

chris Soth said...

I think Blood is good and DDL excellent as always, but not show-stoppingly so as in the lamentable movie Gangs of New York, where his performance was INCREDIBLE...

...this one (though note above "excellent") seem like he was imitating John Huston (at least the voice)...w/a little Clark Gable tossed in.

Still, most good. Best thing PTA has done since Boogie Nights by a long mile.