silver linings playbook

How I’d Like The Oscars To Pan Out

Everyone loves award season! It’s fun to see which movies of the year will walk away with the highest honors in Hollywood. Obviously we all have opinions and we are think we know best but somehow we always end up disagreeing with SOMEONE at the Academy. If I got to choose here’s how I would like it to go. You can view the full list of nominees here.

Best Picture
Although I can’t vouch just yet, it sounds like Silver Linings Playbook is the film to beat. Nobody even knew it was going to be good let alone a huge Oscars hit! It would be great to see a comedy win this year.
Best Actor
It’s a toss up between Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis. Both could snag a win here and I would be happy.
Best Actress
We have the oldest nominee ever, the youngest ever, and the youngest to ever been nominated twice in this category… But none of them will win. Let’s give it to Jessica this year!
Best Supporting Actor
Pretty strong contenders this year with no clear winner in my eyes. As much as I LOVE Christolph Waltz, I have to give this one to Alan Arkin. “Argo fuck yourself.” Pure genius.
Best Supporting Actress
I think it’s pretty obvious that Anne Hathaway already made a spot on her mantle for this and it is well deserved. Similar to the couple that shaved their head for a chance at a million dollars on The Amazing Race, I think Anne gets a win here.
Best Director
I think Kathryn Bigelow should win… Oh wait she’s not nominated. How about Ben Affleck! Not him either? What about Wes Anderson?! Wow… well in that case…
Best Original Screenplay
FINALLY, someone wants to recognize Moonrise Kingdom. Enough said.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo was stellar but it has some tough competition. Good luck Ben!
Best Song
The Muppets was a tough act to follow for best song… but I think it is pretty clear that Adele owns this category this year.
Best Animated Movie
For the first time in a long time I am NOT rooting for Pixar. Wreck-It Ralph was amazing and it deserves a win.
Who do you think should win? Share your thoughts below!

Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert Dinero, was the best movie I’ve seen in theaters all year. It reminded me a great deal of Garden State (aka my favorite movie of all time). I laughed, I teared, I cringed. I have to say I was very weary about seeing Jennifer Lawrence sans bow and arrow but WOW. Award winning performance. The most memorable moments for me are listed below. *SPOILERS* do not read past this point if you don’t want the movie ruined.

9 Memorable Moments. The Good, the Bad, the Hilarious.

1. In one of the beginning scenes, Bradley Cooper’s character is wearing a necklace. His dad pulls it out of his shirt to look at it. In that scene, I was focused on it because I assumed it was of importance. With every cut, the necklace was somewhere else. Inside the shirt, outside shirt, back and forth. The shirt was buttoned, the shirt was unbuttoned. Horrible editing skills.

2. The token black guy. He was funny and added comedic relief when needed but really? Aren’t we past having minorities type casted in these roles? That annoyed me a bit.

3. Surprise appearance by Julia Styles! I wish she had more of a prominent role, I really adore her.

4. There is a part when Jen and Bradley are runnning (they run a lot) and she runs into this grassy area which seemed jungle like to me. I wanted to scream BEWARE OF THE CAREERS. But then they were back on a road. Damn you, Hunger Games.

5. The dance scene. Classic and amazing.

6. I learned what a parlay means (did I spell that right? probably not).

7. This is the most talented I’ve ever seen Robert Dinero. His anger, OCD, love…all of it..just so beautifully displayed.

8. The last scene.
“You wrote this a week ago?”
“You knew I was lying to you for over a week?”
“I wanted to be romantic” . Ugh. SWOON.

9. Dear Bradely Cooper.You are a sexy sexy man and I want to do bad things to you. He didn’t need to say a word and I would’ve loved him in this film. On the negative, he was never naked. GIMME NUDITY PEOPLE.

What was your favorite part of Silver Linings Playbook? Did you enjoy the movie? Comment below!