Movies I Saw: January 2014 - May 2014
I keep saying that I am going to start writing little reviews again and I will….someday. For the three people who read them.
2014 So Far: The Others
April 17, 1928 - July 19, 2014
Teaser Trailer - God Help The Girl
Directed and written by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of Belle & Sebastian. Starring Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray.
This was one the films on my must-see Sundance must-see. It won the Special Jury Prize and it looks quite delightful. Right up my alley.
In theaters and iTunes September 5th.
Trailer - Laggies
Directed by Lynn Shelton. Starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell. With Ellie Kemper and Mark Webber.
I really enjoy Lynn Shelton’s and this doesn’t like it will be the exception. This sort of looks like right up my alley and I’ll pretty much watch Sam Rockwell in anything.
In theaters October 24th.
66th Primtime Emmy Nominations
Outstanding Drama Series
"Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
Outstanding Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Orange is the New Black"
"American Horror Story Coven"
"Bonnie & Clyde"
"The White Queen"
Outstanding TV Movie
"Muhammed Ali’s Greatest Fight"
"The Normal Heart"
"Sherlock: His Last Vow"
"The Trip to Bountiful"
Best Actor - Drama
Bryan Cranston - “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels - “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm - “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson - “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey - “True Detective”
Kevin Spacey - “House of Cards”
Best Actress - Drama
Lizzy Caplan - “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes - “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery - “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Marguilles - “The Good Wife”
Kerry Washington - “Scandal”
Robin Wright - “House of Cards”
Best Supporting Actor - Drama
Aaron Paul - “Breaking Bad”
Jim Carter - “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage - “Game of Thrones”
Josh Charles - “The Good Wife”
Mandy Patinkin - “Homeland”
Jon Voight - “Ray Donovan”
Best Supporting Actress - Drama
Anna Gunn - “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith - “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Forggatt - “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey - “Game of Thrones”
Christine Baranksi - “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks - “Mad Men”
Best Actor - Comedy
Louis CK - “Louie”
Don Cheadle - “House of Lies”
Ricky Gervais - “Derek”
Matt LeBlanc - “Episodes”
William H. Macy - “Shameless”
Jim Parsons - “The Big Bang Theory”
Best Actress - Comedy
Lena Dunham - “Girls”
Edie Falco - “Nurse Jackie”
Julie Louis-Dreyfus - “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy - “Mike and Molly”
Amy Poehler - “Parks and Recreation”
Taylor Schilling - “Orange is the New Black”
Best Supporting Actor - Comedy
Andre Braugher - “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Driver - “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell - “Modern Family”
Fred Armisen - “Portlandia”
Tony Hale - “Veep”
Best Supporting Actress - Comedy
Mayim Bialik - “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen - “Modern Family”
Allison Janney - “Mom”
Kate Mulgrew - “Orange is the New Black”
Kate McKinnon - “Saturday Night Live”
Anna Chlumsky - “Veep”
Best Actor - TV Movie/Miniseries
Benedict Cumberbatch - “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Chiwetel Ejiofior - “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba - “Luther”
Martin Freeman - “Fargo”
Mark Ruffalo - “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton - “Fargo”
Best Actress - TV Movie/Miniseries
Minnie Driver - “Return to Zero”
Jessica Lange - “American Horror Story: Coven”
Sarah Paulson - “American Horror Story: Coven”
Cicely Tyson - “The Trip to Bountiful”
Kristen Wiig - “The Spoils of Babylon”
Helena Bonham Carter - “Burton and Taylor”
Best Supporting Actor - TV Movie/Miniseries
Colin Hanks - “Fargo”
Jim Parsons - “The Normal Heart”
Joe Mantello - “The Normal Heart”
Alfred Molina - “The Normal Heart”
Matt Bomer - “The Normal Heart”
Martin Freeman - “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Best Supporting Actress - TV Movie/Miniseries
Frances Conroy - “American Horror Story: Coven”
Kathy Bates - “American Horror Story: Coven”
Angela Basset - “American Horror Story: Coven”
Allison Tolman - “Fargo”
Ellen Burstyn - “Flowers in the Attic”
Julia Roberts - “The Normal Heart”
Outstanding Variety Series
"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Real Time with Bill Maher"
"Saturday Night Live"
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
“The Amazing Race”
"Dancing With The Stars”
"So You Think You Can Dance”
Outstanding Variety Special
"AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks"
"The Beatles: The Night That Changed America"
"Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special"
"Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays"
"The Kennedy Center Honors"
"Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles"
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Paul Giamatti - “Downton Abbey”
Dylan Baker - “The Good Wife”
Reg E. Cathey - “House of Cards”
Robert Morse - “Mad Men”
Beau Bridges - “Masters of Sex”
Joe Morton - “Scandal”
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Margo Martindale - “The Americans”
Diana Rigg - “Game of Thrones”
Kata Mara - “House of Cards”
Allison Janney - “Masters of Sex”
Jane Fonda - “The Newsroom”
Kate Burton - “Scandal”
"Breaking Bad” • Ozymandias - Moira Walley-Beckett
"Breaking Bad” • Felina - Vince Gilligan
"Game Of Thrones” • The Children - David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
"House Of Cards” • Chapter 14 - Beau Willimon
"True Detective” • The Secret Fate Of All Of Life - Nic Pizzolatto
"Boardwalk Empire” • Farewell Daddy Blues - Tim Van Patten, Directed by
"Breaking Bad” • Felina - Vince Gilligan, Directed by
"Downton Abbey” • Episode 1 - David Evans, Directed by
"Game Of Thrones” • The Watchers On The Wall - Neil Marshall, Directed by
"House Of Cards” • Chapter 14 - Carl Franklin, Directed by
"True Detective” • Who Goes There - Cary Joji Fukunaga, Directed by
Bob Newhart - “The Big Bang Theory”
Nathan Lane - “Modern Family”
Steve Buscemi - “Portlandia”
Jimmy Fallon - “Saturday Night Live”
Louis C.K. - “Saturday Night Live”
Gary Cole - “Veep”
Natasha Lyonne - “Orange is the New Black”
Uzo Aduba - “Orange is the New Black”
Laverne Cox - “Orange is the New Black”
Tina Fey - “Saturday Night Live”
Melissa McCarthy - “Saturday Night Live”
Joan Cusack - “Shameless”
"Episodes" • Episode 305 - David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik
"Louie" • So Did The Fat Lady - Louis C.K.
"Orange Is The New Black” • I Wasn’t Ready (Pilot) - Liz Friedman
"Silicon Valley” • Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency - Alec Berg
"Veep" • Special Relationship - Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Story and Armando Iannucci
You can see all the nominations here.
NOT ONE NOMINATION FOR TATIANA MASLANY. WHAT IS THIS FRESH GARBAGE?!!! While I am happy about Orange Is The New Black nom most of them are guest actors. STUPID. Was happy to see Silicon Valley get a nom (might be my favorite new comedy this TV season.) It’s nice to see Modern Family stronghold loosening, like enough already. Not surprised about True Detective. We all knew those noms were coming and The Normal Heart, too. Nothing for The Americans. I love Downton Abbey BUT some of nominations could have gone to I don’t know, TATIAN MASLANY! Because Downton has sort of run it’s course. Also, I like how Kristen Wiig got in there for Spoils of Babylon. Ultimately, there are no surprises because they nominate the same shows every year. We’ll see the unsurprising winners on Monday, August 25th on NBC.
Trailer - The Skeleton Twins
Directed by Craig Johnson. Starring Bill Hader and Kirsten Wiig. With Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell.
This looks pretty good with some solid performances from Bill Hader and Kirsten Wiig. I read a few mixed reviews from Sundance but I am definitely curious about this. Will check it out for sure.
In theaters September 19th.
Trailer - The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Directed by Ned Benson. Starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Viola Davis and William Hurt, Jess Weixler, Isabelle Huppert, Ciarán Hinds and Nina Arianda.
This was originally supposed to be done in 2 films, His version and her version. You can still see it that way but you can also see the Them version which is a combination of both versions. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby : Them will arrive in theaters September 26th with Her and His chapters arriving later in the year.
I like these type of films i.e anything with James McAvoy but this looks quite interesting. Part of me feels like I’ve seen this story before but part me also feels this could be quite good and seeing the film in 3 different versions would be an interesting experience.
(via The Playlist)
Trailer - Life After Beth
Directed by Jeff Baena. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Gray Gubler, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser.
This looks like fun little summer movie. Not the most original thing but still enjoyable.
In theaters August 15th.
(via The Playlist)
I am a fan of the original Mad Max trilogy (Beyond The Thunderdome is my personal favorite) so I am not totally sure how I feel about this. It could work since it has original director George Miller but I dunno. We’ll have to see next year.
Black Girls Talking Episode 31
Hey! Here’s episode 31 in which we talk the return of OITNB (spoilers galore); Lupita in Vogue; Kanye and more.
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