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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscar Predictions

Well, life has been pretty hectic as of late... I'm sorry to anyone who actually was following me and has been missing my MLiF blogs... I knew I wouldn't be able to keep this up all year, but I was really proud for staying with it or a few weeks at least.  Hopefully, I'll have more time before my next show starts rehearsing in April (although I'm traveling to CA and FL in March, so we'll see)

Anyway, I figured I'd throw my hat in the ring since I've been seeing so many Oscar Prediction blogs... Especially since this is probably the last year where I'll see 90% of the nominees.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Dark Knight (2008)

#1 - 2008 Box Office: Gross $533,345,358

Why so serious?
Roughly six months after the events of Batman Begins, Gotham City is terrorized by a new kind of villain—one who doesn't steal for personal gain but rather one who simply enjoys spreading chaos—the Joker (Heath Ledger).  Christopher Nolan returns as director/co-writer, as does Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as his butler/friend Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Wayne Enterprises CEO & Q to Batman's 007 Lucius Fox & Gary Oldman as Lt. Gordon.  New to the cast are Maggie Gyllenhaal, who replaces Katie Holmes as Bruce's love interest Rachel Dawes, and Aaron Eckhart, as love interest to Ms. Dawes DA Harvey Dent.  Joker sets forth a plan to turn the city's White Knight, Dent, into a villain, in the process creating Two-Face.  Batman's ally turns into his enemy and he suddenly has to decide whether he wants to continue being the city's Dark Knight, fighting for what's right or should he hang up his Bat-Belt and be the playboy billionaire Rachel said she'd wait for?

Friday, February 4, 2011


Well, I lasted a month!  I kept up the weekly blogs through January (which was longer than I would have wagered), but here we are with a Friday come and gone and no new MLiF blog...

For anyone actually following me, looking forward to me reviews every week, I apologize... I'm nearly done watching my next film and I've already started working on the trivia... It's just that damn plot summary and review I have to write... I may be able to finish it this weekend; I think I may move my blogs to Tuesdays (new DVD releases) rather than Fridays (new theatrical releases) due to the high number of hits I received this past week on my Worst of 2010 blog.

I am also winnowing down the list of films into a Top 10 of 2010... But I'm still trying to fit in a few more movies on DVD so that blog is still a few weeks out.

Anyway, I figured something is better than nothing this morning and I promise to get my next MLiF blog up Tuesday morning!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Worst of 2010

So far, I've seen 195 different films from 2010 (with a few more DVDs coming this month)... I've heard there were about 600 films released in 2010, so I've again seen roughly 1/3 of them!  Seeing as I'm going to be watching a lot fewer films this year, I figured I needed to make one last Worst of/Best of list since I've seen so many films...

I'm looking at the list of 2010 films I saw and the average rating I gave to all of them is 2.9 stars which makes me think I might over-rate movies, because 2010 didn't feel like all that great of a year.  The actual breakdown is as follows: