Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oscars Nominees 2012

The Academy has announced the nominees for this years Oscars award and some got surprises and others were snubs. Two of the movies that I thought would be included in the nominations are Steven Speilberg's Adventures of TinTin for animated movie and Angelina Jolie's In the Land of Blood and Honey for Foreign language film. "Hugo" got the most nominations with 11 followed by my another favorite, silent and black and white movie, "The Artist" with 10.

Anyways, here's the complete list of 2012 Oscars:

Best picture
“War Horse”
“Midnight in Paris”
“The Descendants”
“The Tree of Life”
“The Help”
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Best actress
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best actor
Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Best supporting actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best supporting actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Max von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Best director
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Terrence Malick, “Tree of Life”
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Best original screenplay
“The Artist”
“Margin Call”
“Midnight in Paris”
“A Separation”
Best adapted screenplay
“The Descendants”
“The Ides of March”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Best foreign language film
“In Darkness”
“Monsieur Lazhar”
“A Separation”
Best animated feature
“A Cat in Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Kung Fu Panda 2”
“Puss in Boots”
Best animated short film
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
“La Luna”
“A Morning Stroll”
“Wild Life”
Best live action short film
“The Shore”
“Time Freak”
“Tuba Atlantic”
Best art direction
“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
“Midnight in Paris”
“War Horse”
Best cinematography
“The Artist”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“The Tree of Life”
“War Horse”
Best costumes
“The Artist”
“Jane Eyre”
Best documentary feature
“Hell and Back Again”
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Libration Front”
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
Documentary short subject
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
“God is the Bigger Elvis”
“Incident in New Baghdad”
“Saving Face”
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
Film editing
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“Albert Nobbs”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
“The Iron Lady”
Original score
“The Adventures of TinTin”
“The Artist”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy:
“War Horse”
Original song
“Man or Muppet”
“Real in Rio”
Sound editing
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“War Horse”
Visual effects
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
“Real Steel”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Artist, a silent movie that buzz

Since the Golden Globes, and the appearance of Uggie, the dog, "The Artist", a silent movie, has been making a buzz online and has been rumoured for an Oscar award. The Artist is a French film set in Hollywood 1927 and 1932 which was the transition of silent movie to talkies. It is shown in black-and-white. 

The Artist is a refreshing look of an old-style movie and a change from the 3Ds and action packed or heavy drama films of today. With its nominations and wins from the recently concluded Golden Globes, and maybe several more awards from Oscar, The Artist's success and fame will make way through the cinemas outside US. 

Watch The Artist's trailer

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wikipedia's Protest: Black Out Wednesday

If you'll go to Wikipedia's site right now (Wednesday, January 18,2012), the English page has been black out to show its opposition to the anti-piracy measures proposed in the United States Congress. In a statement, Wikipedia said if the proposed legislation is passed, it 'would be devastating to the free and open web.' The move is to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Bill, which is aimed at combating issues like illegally copied films and TV content and and the proposed PROTECT IP Act (PIPA).

If the bill is passed, not only the internet users in United States are affected, but all internet users all over the world since many sites are hosted in United States, then these sites must comply to the law. 

Although I am just a dot in the world wide web, I support Wikipedia's stand. NO to SOPA and PIPA!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Save with Walgreens' Prescription Savings Club

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

Many people depend their lives on medication, not by choice that's for sure but whether they like it or not, their lives are tied with prescription drugs in order to continue living. Usually, these people are also those who are not earning much, and to buy these prescription medication is really taking a toll on their finances.

When the negotiation for Walgreens and Express Script new contract was unsuccessful, many Express Script's clients who buy their medicine in Walgreens are affected greatly. Now, patients covered by an Express Scripts plan now find themselves not only having to change their pharmacists, but many are having to drive farther to get prescriptions filled at pharmacies with less convenient hours for their hectic schedules. Walgreens offers more 24-hour and drive-thru pharmacies than any other pharmacy in the country. And patients are not seeing their costs go down in exchange for the increased hassle they’re being subject to.


To ease the burden of the patients, Walgreens is doing its part by offering special discount on annual membership for its Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. For $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets. Individuals may join for $5. Join and receive discount prices on your prescriptions. Other benefits include savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications; discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies; bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Golden Globes 2012 Winners

Many A-listers sizzled in the recently concluded Golden Globes Awards night including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who won for Best Dressed couple on that night, but aside from the Hollywood power couple, many have grabbed the statue too. Below is the complete list of the Golden Globe 2012 award winners:

Best Drama
The Descendants

Best Comedy/Musical
The Artist

Best Animated Film
The Adventures of TinTin

Best Actor in a Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical
Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Actress in a Drama
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Screenplay
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

Best Score - Motion Picture
The Artist - Ludovic Bource

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Masterpiece" - Madonna

Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation, Iran

Cecil B. Demille Award
Morgan Freeman

Best TV Comedy or Musical
Modern Family

Best Television Series - Drama

Best Mini-Series
Downton Abbey

Best Actor in a TV Drama
Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Best Actress in a TV Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy
Laura Dern, Enlightened

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Best Actor in a TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther

Best Actress in a TV Movie 
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises in July 2012

More than six months before it's release to the widescreen, The Dark Knight Rises trailer was released last December, starring Christian Bale as Batman. The cast includes Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman. Just like the Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Returns, I think that The Dark Knight Rises will also be a blockbuster.

Watch the trailer below:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chasing Pavements with Adele

Since yesterday, I've been in the mood of listening to one  song repetitively. Well, I occasionally do this since I was teenager. I won't stop until there's a new interesting thing will happen in my usually boring life. So, this time, I chose the calming voice of Adele with her Chasing Pavements. I have an mp3 in my computer, however I'll share to you the video of her guesting in The Late Show with David Letterman.

Here it is folks, enjoy!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Adgitize to Say Goodbye

Adgitize, which helped my blogs get PR2, will be closing on January 31st. According to Ken, the Adgitize admin, the decrease of advertisers and revenue prompt him to make the decision. I'm sure that many bloggers are sad with this announcement. 

I was once an active advertiser and publisher in Adgitize. It was very helpful for my blogs, getting quality traffic, every day, it gave my blogs at least 40 visits, and the advertising cost was so cheap. And aside from that, you could earn back your ad cost, so it's like advertising for free. Plus, I get quality comments.

Aside from the traffic and comments that my blogs received, the most important thing was getting to know other bloggers. When Ken compensated forum posters, most of the members became active in posting in forum, that led to knowing other bloggers, and even asking and giving help to others. It was a really good community. 

I'm really sad to see Adgitize go, even though  I am not active there anymore but I never thought that it will close. I hope that Ken will open a new site again for bloggers. Arrivederci, Adgitize! :(


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