Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I Am Link

--- Put A Pin It It - Hooray it's that time of the year when my most trusted poster-fetishist gets to work naming the best and worst movie posters of the year! That'd be Glenn at Stale Popcorn, whose eye is unerring. First up he's given us his top 50 best posters of 2012 and there are a bunch o' beauts - indeed I'd never seen a lot of them and now my eyes are positively buzzing. Like that one there for Killing Them Softly, which I just reviewed yesterday - gorgeous!

--- The Actor - We were just bitching that Nicole Kidman weren't getting no love for her crazy work in The Paperboy, and today the SAG nominations come out and she's nominated for Best Supporting Actress - coincidence? You tell me! Also a nom for Javier Bardem in Skyfall! (For Supporting Actor, not Actress, you scamp.) Unfortunately they also nommed Helen Mirrren, so it's not all rainbows.

--- Best Song - And since it's all awards-talk all the time these days, you can read Nat's take on the narrowed down list of Oscar possible songs over at The Film Experience - we could have Arcade Fire and Karen O on that stage, so all is not lost. (Sigh, they'll never make it.)

--- Boo Babs - Barbara Hershey will also be back in the second Insidious film, meaning its pretty much the entire cast from the first one up in there. (Hopefully less of those ghost-puppet people, though.) Anyway can't wait! I love the way Barbara's botox strains for screaming.

--- Bat Free Zone - I might praise Richard Corliss for putting Amour and Dark Horse in his top ten for the year at Time (indeed Haneke's film is his number one!) but the good stuff is equalized by a number five placement for The Dark Knight Rises, which just is not acceptable. Do you hear me, all you list-makers out there? Putting TDKR on your top ten instantly invaldates everything else. So says I.

--- For Score - Clint Mansell is probably my favorite movie composer right now - I was rewatching Moon the other day and got lost in the music. I am seeing him perform next year! Super excited about that. Anyway his work with Darren Aronofsky is impeccable, so I'm psyched to hear he's going to do the music for Noah. Perhaps he will play some for us in April!

1 comment:

hypermutable said...

I've only been reading your blog for a few weeks now, and I absolutely love it. Your posts make me laugh or swoon (at all the male gratuitous) quite often.
Thank you for negating people selecting DKR as one of their top ten. The movie was atrocious. I think the only thing I liked about it was catwoman's boot heels, and even those were underutilized!