*Mikey's Movie Blog*

Welcome all--this is my place for movies--my reviews, etc. Comment, whether you agree with me or not! I love a good debate! Follow me...feel free to share my posts and contribute to my blog!


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UNFORGETTABLE OSCAR HISTORY!

UNFORGETTABLE OSCAR HISTORY!

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meghanlately asked: Hi! I'm a college student majoring in Radio/Television/Film and I am in a course called Participatory Media this semester. Our project is to run a blog and build a only community with people interested in the same thing. Mine is a movie blog where I review what I'm watching/how I'm watching it. If you could follow me back and provide some audience participation, I'd really appreciate it! movieswithmeghan. tumblr. com

ABSOLUTELY! I will participate too! But can you handle some “kind” criticism if I can’t help myself?!

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I DARE YOU OSCARS!

  • I DARE YOU…to pick AMERICAN HUSTLE or DALLAS BUYERS CLUB for Best Picture! 12 Years A Slave will win…
  • I DARE YOU…to pick DAVID O. RUSSELL for Best Director! Alfonso Cuaron will win…
  • I DARE YOU…to give AMY ADAMS Best Actress! Cate Blanchett will win…
  • I DARE YOU… to give JENNIFER LAWRENCE Best Supporting Actress! Lupita Nyong’o will win…
  • I DARE YOU…to give BEST COSTUME DESIGN to AMERICAN HUSTLETHE GREAT GATSBY will win…
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Anonymous asked: Have you ever thought of being a movie review columnist? You have a great, bold opinion and always back up what you have to say with reasons why. I keep reading even when I disagree with you! Keep it up.

Thanks for the compliment. And actually being a film columnist would be my dream job! If everyone keeps following my blog & I keep writing…who knows what the future may bring? Thank you again.

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Rather than reminisce on the “how” surrounding Philip Seymour Hoffman’s very untimely death, I choose to honor him by showcasing some of his amazing talent. If a picture truly tells 1,000 words, then Hoffman has left us with a mesmerizing legacy of pictures in his wake. Rest in peace. What are your favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman movies? (Reply below in Disqus)

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Meryl Streep—WHAT?! Somebody please explain!

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WORST ON SCREEN COUPLES  (Add to this list or comment below on Disqus!)

                              <No particular order>

  • Demi Moore & Gary Oldman, The Scarlet Letter
  • Rosie O’Donnell & Dan Aykroyd, East Of Eden (the pic says all)
  • Richard Gere & Winona Ryder, Autumn in New York
  • Natalie Portman & Hayden Christensen, Star Wars Ep. II
  • Jennifer Lopez & Ralph Fiennes, Maid in Manhattan
  • Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler, Just Go With It
  • Kelly Clarkson & Justin Guarini, From Justin To Kelly (did anybody really think that this would work?) 
  • Dolly Parton (bless her heart) & Sylvester Stallone, Rhinestone
  • Dolly Parton (bless her heart) & James Woods, Straight Talk
  • For that matter) Dolly & Burt Reynolds, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

<for the record I think Dolly is larger than life & no man can match her!>

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Anonymous asked: I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years

Sorry for the delay! Same to all of my readers!

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MOVIE FLASHBACK OF THE DAY

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, and the voice of Levi Stubbs

Directed by: Frank Oz

This remake of Roger Korman’s 1960 cult classic has become a cult classic of its own. A nerdish florist (Moranis) finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. This dark comedy is adapted from the Broadway hit penned by Disney alumni Alan Menkin & Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin).

TRIVIA:

The film’s original “depressing” 23-minute finale, based on the stage musical’s ending, was rewritten and re-shot after receiving a strong negative reception from test audiences. Filmmakers stupidly thought they would gross more theatrically by writing a happier ending. Before it was fully restored in 2012 (SEE IT on Blu Ray, it is PERFECT now), the ending was never available publicly other than in the form of black-and-white grainy footage.

Features amazing guest actors such as John Candy, James Belushi, and Christopher Guest

The 1960 original film version was the screen acting debut of Jack Nicholson

Wanting a “star” for the film, the filmmakers originally offered the role of Audrey to Cyndi Lauper, before casting the original stage star Ellen GreeneMadonna and Barbra Streisand were also considered for the role. (P.S.—Nobody, but NOBODY, can play this part like the stunning Ellen Greene did!)

Director Frank Oz is notable for his career in puppetry with Jim Henson & The Muppets. He voiced beloved characters including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Grover, Bert (of Bert & Ernie), and Yoda in Star Wars.

TAGLINE: "DON’T feed the plants!"

AWARDS:

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards. Best Visual Effects & Best Song-“Mean Green Mother From Outer Space”. Nominated for 2 Golden Globes-Best Picture & Best Score. 

(“Mean Green” was the first Oscar-nominated song to contain profanity in the lyrics and thus had to be censored for the Oscar production.)

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