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Trailer 3 for Game of Thrones season 4

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Game of Thrones has released a thrid trailer for season 4. It looks like HBO is picking up the promotion for the new series. The new trailer shows a glimps of Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis.

 

Season 3 is still based on the third book. Check out the trailer here!

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Movie news round up

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Your daily dose of movies news is ready and waiting for you. A clip for M Night Shyamalan’s After Earth. Some trailers for tv shows which air in the Fall, I think you might like to watch.

The lastest on Man of Steel.. an I Frankenstein poster and more… Also there’s a new still for Pacific Rim on our Facebook

All other news can be found here… or follow me on Twitter… for more movie news uppdates.

Casting news and more movie news

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A bit of casting new: James Franco on board in Wim Wender’s  new film and other casting news.  Also new stills and a poster for 300 Rise of an Empire.  Read it  EnigmasMovies.com or follow me on twitter Enigmanr01

Also this will the trailer for Enders Game will hit the intwerwebs!

 

 

Road to the Oscars prt 8

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Tomorrow is the big day, Oscars night! That means we have two more films for you in store, Amour and Les Miserables. This post will be on the latter.

Les Miserables a novel by Victor Hugo first published in 1862. In 1980 the musical was acted out on stage. This time the musical is acted out on the big screen with an all star cast; Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

The film tells the story of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who becomes mayor of a town in France. Soon exposed, Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of the dying Fantine, but as a fugitive must also avoid being captured again by police inspector Javert. The plot spans 17 years and is set against a backdrop of political turmoil, which in the film culminates in the June Rebellion of France.

It has already won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Jackman and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for Hathaway. It has also wonfour BAFTA Awards, including the Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Hathaway).

The part of Hugh Jackman is done great, funny to see him without his Wolverine claws. Russel Crowes acting is great too. The thing about this film is that both actors, who have a great reputation and a list of fantastic films, this time do something different. Hearing Crowe or Jackman sing is interesting.

But if I compare this to, Chicago or Moulin Rouge Les Miserables is slow, expcet for the scene in the tarven with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. That is great and funny, but than again both of them can do scenes like this like no other.

This adaption of Les Miserables is visually stunning, the décors are great and something you will never see in a theatre.Together with this all star cast it is a great adition to the musical adaption.

Les Miserables is nominated for:Best Picture, Best Actor (Jackman), Best Supporting Actress for (Hathaway).

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And the trailer.

Road to the Oscars prt 6

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We continue our journey with Argo. The movie is based on a true story and is a dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. The movie has already won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award for best picture. So I was really looking forward to see this, to see what the fus was about and why it already won the awards mentioned above. After seeing Zero Dark Thirty, which I thought to be a very intense film, I thought what could be so special about a Ben Affleck film and as it turns out … Argo is the best movie by Ben Affleck  ever since Good Will Hunting. From the start it has a hold on you and tension is building and building. It’s by far the most intense movie I’ve seen, with Zero Dark Thirty following very close behind.

The cinamatograpghy is great and that combined with the original news footage of the ’70, which fits right in, gives the movie just that little bit extra. Ben Affleck, John Good Man and the other cast memeber’s make up is so well done that they really look like the actual people involved. All the acting is good, very believable. You can feel their anxiety. The frustation as a viewer builds up as the movie goes alone… and that is way ( to me) it becomes so intense because you can almost “feel” it… It all just gets to you.

To be honest I thought  Argo was just another BenAffleck movie, but it completly took me by surprise,  it’s really a  must see!… And Sci Fi fans enjoy the end!

Argo is nominated for: Best Picture, Performance by an actor in a supporting role (Alan Arkin), Original Score and Adapted screenplay. 

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And the trailer..

Road to the Oscars prt 2..

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Zero Dark Thirty one of the most controversial films of this time. Why? The movie is about the hunt for Bin Laden which ultimate leads to his death in May 2011. It is based on actual events and this is why it is so contraversial. The makers of this film said it is based on CIA intell, hence the detailed account on this event. From the start of the hunt after 911, under the Bush administration all the way through to the Obama precidency. The mind set by Bush’s people varies a lot from the Obama adminstration, or so “they” make us believe. Especially when it comes down to “”enhanced interrogation techniques”, in other words “torture”, which is shown in explicited detail and eventually leads up to locating Osama bin Laden. But it’s controversy is not the strength of the movie.

The main character Maya, which is believed is a codename for this CIA operative ( played by Jessica Chastain who won the Golden Globe for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE) is head strong, to the piont, very persistent and cunning, to the point were she ‘s becomming a very scary person. You are either with or against her, there’s no in between, something her boss found out the hard way. The character so so well played played that when at you see her in the opening scene you think: ‘this is no place for a woman.”, but soon you realize she is a killer, and does what ever it takes to get to her target.

Whilst writing I am listen to score of Zero Dark Thirty, which is just as good as the movie. Alexandre Desplat has also been nominated for his  score on Argo. To be honest, Zero Dark Thirty is the best work I’ve heard by him.

Back to film. From beginning to end it’s gripping. The opening scene with the 911 distress calls, the scenes that Maya is being moved back to DC and harrases her boss by continuously counting the days on his office window because the most important lead is not being followed up, to the actual death of Osama. A 2.5 hrs thrilling ride and one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. It’s a movie that stays with you, and you have to look at it as a movie based on true facts. Not as some say,  a re-enactment of journalistic facts.

The movie has the following nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress in a leading Role, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Original Screenplay

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And the trailer of course.

Road to the Oscars prt1

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The Oscars have  been annouced and on th 24th of February they will be handed out. That give us little over a month to view all Oscar nominees for Best Picture, which are ( if you missed it) the following films: Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life Of Pi, Amour, Django Unchained, Argo, and Beasts of the Southern Wild.

This week: Lincoln.

The epic story of the last years of the American Civil War.  America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. He desperatly tries to get the 13th amendment through parliament. Whilst the South, after their defeat at Gettysberg, is making plans for peace talks. The game of politics has started.

Why is the such an amazing film? Daniel Day Lewis’s Lincoln is beyond great. The way he portaits Lincoln is amazing and very believable with all the strange quirks.

The cinematograpgy is dark, gloomy but also colourful when positive things happen. Some scenes look like a Rembrandt painting, where the use of  light makes scene more intense while in other parts it brightens it. The story shows  Lincoln’s  struggle between peace and the passing of the 13th amendment, a struggle which is all to familliar with those who have read Catch 22. If he makes peace than no 13th amendment bill will be passed, and the bill is passed  the South will not accept peace.

A truely must see movie for fans of history but also for those who just love a great film.

Lincoln is nominated in the following catagories: Best film, Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field,  Director: Steven Spielberg Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis, Best music: John Williams, Adapted screenplay: Tony Kushner

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I hope you enjoy this great movie of a great part of US History!