Hawaii Five-0 05×12 ‘Poina ole’: “That’s why I love you, babe.”

A neurosurgeon is assassinated moments before performing surgery on a Five-0 adversary while the team uncovers the truth behind a disappearance forty years ago. Meanwhile Steve’s caris stolen sending him on a chase to find one of his most treasured possessions. Sounds like a lot, but not really much happened this week. One thing is for certain there is a lot of family bonding this episode, which Hawaii Five-0 is well known for. Five-0 is on the case in “Poina ‘Ole.”Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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Person of Interest 04×12 ‘Control-Alt-Delete’: Control loses control

It wasn’t the finale to the trilogy that we expected, but it certainly did not falter in bringing satisfaction to the story. Unlike last week’s “If-Then-Else” which was extremely emotionally draining, this week Person of Interest steps back from Team Machine and focuses on Samaritan’s story on a national scale through the eyes of Control. Between Shaw’s death and Samaritan’s growing influence in the White House it seems that Team Machine has a lot on their plate. Let’s just hope that they don’t slip up with their heads not on straight. Here is the trilogy finale, let’s jump into “Control-Alt-Delete.” Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Thoughts on Oscar Nominations 2015

‘The year we bent over for Richard Linklater and forgot we still needed nominations’


Okay so the Oscar noms came out this morning (LINK) and I have a long list of complaints for this pathetic excuse of a nomination list, shall we begin?


Best Picture: 

Gone Girl

-It definitely deserved a nomination here


Best Actor:

David Oyelowo – Selma

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

-Bradley Cooper and Steve Carrell should NOT be nominated over David Oyelowo and Jake Gyllenhaal. Between Oyelowo’s stunning performance as Martin Luther King and Gyllenhaal’s instantly iconic creeper in Lou Bloom both deserved recognition. Some debate could even be made for Tom Hardy in Locke as well as Ralph Fiennes in Grand Budapest Hotel.


Best Actress:

Amy Adams – Big Eyes

-Very surprised that Amy Adams is not nominated given her recent Golden Globe win, but for the most part this category was right.


Best Director

Ava DuVernay – Selma

Clint Eastwood – American Sniper

-This category is one of my biggest piss offs. One of these two are easily more worthy of a nomination over Foxcatcher, and the lack of praise for Selma is disappointing. Seems the Academy has been very biased in their decisions. I just hope it doesn’t go to Boyhood.


Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

-Okay now seriously what the fuck? The LEGO Movie is not even nominated? This is total bullshit. I enjoyed this movie far more than How to Train Your Dragon 2 or Big Hero 6 and it was widely acclaimed yet gets no recognition? Again you fucked up Academy.


Film Editing

Birdman

-How is Birdman not nominated for this category? The filmmakers used the magic of editing to create a continuous shot throughout the entire film! I would’ve rather had Birdman win this category instead of be nominated in Cinematography (which should go to Grand Budapest Hotel).


Makeup and Hairstyling

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

-How do any of the nominated films exceed the amount of time and precision it took to create each of the dwarves costumes? There is a lot of prosthetics used so to me this feels like a snub.


Music – Original Score

Gone Girl

-I haven’t seen Mr. Turner yet so cannot count it out, but Gone Girl’s music was SOOO GOOOD. I mean it perfectly encompassed the creepy Hitchcockian vibe of the film. The lack of nominations for Gone Girl is a bit pathetic.


Music – Original Song

The Hanging Tree – Mockingjay Part 1 (If it were allowed)

The Last Goodbye – The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

-So yes The Hanging Tree is not technically original as it derives from the book, but it deserved some recognition with it being one of the only few to top the charts. That and it is incredibly hard to get out of your head. But The Last Goodbye isn’t nominated? What the fuck is this shit Academy. This song was done beautifully to not only end The Hobbit trilogy, but the Middle Earth journey as a whole and if you cannot understand that through its lyrics then we need some new Academy members. Ridiculous. LEGO Movie better win this one for its snub in the other category.


Sound Editing and Sound Mixing

Interstellar

-This film has NO place being in either of these categories with its subpar abysmal sound. Another that I will be outraged at if it wins.


Visual Effects

Godzilla

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

-How does X-Men: Days of Future Past even compare to either of the films listed above? Godzilla and BotFA have been snubbed, no argument against it. Absolutely ridiculous.


Writing – Adapted Screenplay

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

-This is a real slap in this face. Entire category is male and no recognition for the best psychological thriller in a long time. Is this because the writer is female? Perhaps, but we will never know. Such a shame, I enjoyed this film much more than Theory of Everything and Imitation Game.


Writing – Original Screenplay

Paul Webb – Selma

-Again with the Selma snubs. The Academy seems very focused on keeping it out. Figure this could’ve taken Foxcatcher’s spot or even Nightcrawler (Although I believe it deserves its nomination).


CONCLUSION

What the fuck Academy? I swear every year this shit gets more and more controversial. Not a single person of colour nominated for an acting award? No female directors or screenwriters? This is pathetic considering the amount of phenomenal performances by people in those categories. Selma has a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes for god sakes and it gets TWO nominations?! And the amount of snubs for Gone Girl? That movie was the best thriller of the year.

That plus all the snubs of some phenomenal work this year like Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler, the LEGO Movie and even completely overlooked work like Snowpiercer and Locke (which both deserved Best Actor nods for Chris Evans and Tom Hardy) are absolutely incomprehensible.

The title of this year’s Oscars is ‘The year we bent over for Richard Linklater and forgot we still needed nominations’

What did you think of the nominations? Let me know in the comments below.

Hawaii Five-0 05×11 ‘Ua’aihue’: Shrimpapalooza

Uh excuse me, but since when is no one aware of Danno? I mean not even a mention of his absence? I find that hard to believe.Hawaii Five-0 brings us some culture and twisting narratives this week when a tourist is killed after being the patsy for a stolen Van Gogh. The team has to dive into the world of black market art as they try to track down their suspect, only the murderer has more on his agenda. Meanwhile Kamekona faces off against world renowned chefs in Shrimpapalooza with the help of Steve’s friend Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Lots of guest stars this week including one LOST alumni, and Five-0 is on the case in “Ua’aihue.”

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REVIEW: The Imitation Game

Crack the code, win the war


DIRECTED BY: Morten Tyldum
WRITTEN BY: Graham Moore & Andrew Hodges
STARRING: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, James Northcote, Charles Dance & Mark Strong

SYNOPSIS: Set in World War II, mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) races against time to break the Enigma code with the aide of Britain’s brightest team of cryptographers.


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Person of Interest 04×11 ‘If-Then-Else’: Sacrifice the queen

Uh, what just happened? I thought the finale of a trilogy was supposed to be the big climactic, jaw-dropping, gasp-inducing moment? Apparently Person of Interestbelieves in the unexpected by throwing a curveball in the middle episode of their three part Samaritan vs. Machine trilogy. If the writers expect to go bigger for the third episode then oh my we are in for a treat. As Team Machine attempts to prevent a financial crisis, the Machine looks in to all strategies to insure the best odds for their survival. Only sometimes you need to sacrifice your strongest pieces to win the game. Who will survive Samaritan? Let’s jump into “If-Then-Else.” Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

REVIEW: They Came Together

He came… She came… They both came…


DIRECTED BY: David Wain
WRITTEN BY: Michael Showalter & David Wain
STARRING: Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Jason Mantzoukas, Ed Helms & Kenan Thompson

SYNOPSIS: When Joel and Molly meet it’s hate a first sight, but amazingly they fall in love and go through a very predictable relationship.


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