2014 in Film — #66 — Center Stage (2000) — Grade: A
Haven’t watched this fully in over a decade. Great entertainment and Zoe Saldana’s first film.

2014 in Film — #66 — Center Stage (2000) — Grade: A

Haven’t watched this fully in over a decade. Great entertainment and Zoe Saldana’s first film.

2014 in Film — #65 — Margaret (2011) — Grade: A

I’ve wanted to see Margaret for 2 years, especially since it was filmed way back in ‘05. The film is set in NYC so that’s automatically a plus to me.

This is a really good movie, but it has its flaws. For instance, it feels extremely long, and even more so because of how jarring the editing is.* However, I enjoyed the film thoroughly so that makes up for it.

How did I enjoy it? Well for one, Margaret shows great character study. I really appreciate Paquin’s very emphatic yet excellent teenage angst impression. I would have loved more Damon scenes though. He’s really cute in this and his character is charming, for once.

By far, my favorite scenes, which really enhanced the film for me, involve the classroom’s discussions and arguments scenes, and the scenes that show the difficult relationship between Lisa (Paquin) and her mother, and I love the character of the mother. She strangely reminds me of my mother, which makes me feel like this is the All-American mother’s way of being.

**I read that Scorsese and Schoonmaker assisted with the editing, but that there is a director’s cut somewhere that is 3 hours. Editing is still too jumpy to me.**

God knows why but I can’t believe that I have never posted this on my blog. I watch this movie all the fucking time. I’m appalled with myself right now. This is one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite Scorsese movies, starring two of my favorite actors playing two of my favorite Scorsese characters, edited by my favorite editor.

Enjoy!

Third Person | Trailer

Kunis and Franco together again.

X-Men: Days of Future Past | Trailer #3

This movie just don’t know.

If I Stay | trailer

Brought tears to my eyes.

sourcedumal:

Michael K. Williams talks about an emotional moment on the set of ‘12 Years a Slave’, moving Arsenio Hall to tears.

The emotional and spiritual toll that this film must have taken on every single Black cast member…..

Lord….

This brought tears to my eyes.

womenofkwmc:

Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker, is the only woman EVER to win a Best Director Oscar. Only 4 women have ever been nominated. Women made up only 6% of Directors for the top movies of 2013. There were NO female nominees for directing, cinematography, film editing, writing (original screenplay), or music (original score) during last year’s Academy Awards.

womenofkwmc:

Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker, is the only woman EVER to win a Best Director Oscar. Only women have ever been nominated. Women made up only 6% of Directors for the top movies of 2013. There were NO female nominees for directing, cinematography, film editing, writing (original screenplay), or music (original score) during last year’s Academy Awards.

I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.

22 Jump Street | trailer

Looks funnier than the first one.

Jay Electronica ft. Jay-Z - We Made It
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"We Made It"
Jay Electronica ft. Jay-Z
We Made It (Freestyle)

"I’m on my Lupita Nyong’o,
stuntin’ on stage,
after 12 Years A Slave,
this Ace of Spades look like an Oscar”

When I first heard this a few weeks ago I almost fell down when Jay uttered Lupita’s name.

Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow
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"Over The Rainbow"
Judy Garland
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (soundtrack)

The orchestra that plays after her voice is my favorite part.

2014 in Film — #64 — Ginger & Rosa (2012) — Grade: B-