Muriels Best Supporting: A no-brainer and a surprise

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Christoph Waltz took the Best Supporting Actor Muriel award for his performance in Inglourious Basterds yesterday, but I have to say I didn’t see today’s Vera Farmiga win in the Supporting Actress category for Up in the Air coming at all. I’m not against it and (read…)

The Muriels: Cinematic Breakthrough and Music

Muriel continues to spread the love for the best in cinema in the year that was 2009. This time Christoph Waltz nabs the award for Best Cinematic Breakthrough honoring “a performer, filmmaker, or technician who made a notable debut in film, took his/her career to a higher level, or revealed unforeseen layers to his/her talent (read…)

Oscar Noms: Avatar, Hurt Locker with 9

Avatar and The Hurt Locker top the nominations with 9 each while Inglourious Basterds nets 8. The Blind Side surprised (some) by sneaking in with a nomination and A Serious Man overcame doubts it could make it. Maggie Gyllenhaal was also something of a surprise in the Supporting Actress category. Picture Avatar The Blind Side (read…)

‘Green Hornet’ has a villain? That’s a bingo…maybe

LiC’s interest in Seth Rogen’s upcoming adaption of The Green Hornet had pretty much flat lined, kept barely alive only by the fact that Michel Gondry had replaced Stephen Chow as director. Now comes the Nikki Finke rumor that Christoph Waltz – also known as Hans Landa, the best villain of the summer from Quentin Tarantino’s Ingourious Basterds – is going to play the bad guy previously rumored to be played by Nicholas Cage.

Review: Inglourious Basterds (2009) **** 1/2

Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France… Inglourious Basterds is a rambunctious, revenge fueled, “what if” rewrite of history that could only have been made by a cinematic savant like Quentin Tarantino. Here is a man who views the world through a camera lens winning World War II with the power of sound and (read…)

‘Glourious’ Friday

I’m still mulling over Inglourious Basterds, but the good news is that it’s terrific. It’s much slower, talkier and in a way more serious than I expected, but damnit it works. I haven’t dug into the negative reviews yet, but its safe to say a certain movie blogger who was morally outraged by the movie (read…)

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