Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscars tomorrow!

Well, the title says it all! The Academy awards are to be held tomorrow!

The Oscars
All I can say is that I can't wait :) Even though because of the time difference it will be on TV at 5AM here, still going to watch it though?

Who are your favorites? Oh and who do you think will get the best motion picture award?

Here's the list:

127 Hours (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
The Fighter (2010)
Inception (2010)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
The King's Speech (2010)
The Social Network (2010)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
True Grit (2010)
Winter's Bone (2010)

I seriously have no idea who will win the best motion picture, the choice always surprises me! However, this year there are some strong contestants indeed.

The hosts for the 2011 Oscars are James Franco and Anne Hathaway! It might even work out :)

Can't wait :) Might even do a live update =]

Anyway, for those who haven't seen it yet take a look at a post for the amazing man Christopher Lee! Sir Christopher Lee Movie Legends

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Hangover 2 // Trailer Update

If you still haven't seen my Christopher Lee post, you should! we must honor that amazing person! Sir Christopher Lee // Movie Legends

Oh and today a short update with the new trailer of The Hangover 2 :) Looking good so far! I just hope it lives up to the first one


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sir Christopher Lee // Movie Legends

Sir Christopher Lee is certainly one of the biggest movie legends that are still among us. With an amazing amount of 269 titles that he acted in, he only proves that even more. He was born in London, England all the way back in 1922.

As Saruman in LOTR
In some way, his trade mark is his very deep melodic voice, and the fact that he usually plays villainous characters. Another fact that makes him what he is, is that he is 6'5" , almost as tall as me! In a few interviews he mentioned that at the start of his career he could hardly find any work because he was way higher than any of the other actors, which made some difficulties to the directors.

Count Dracula
As I said, his performance list is quite impressive. Most people know him for his roles in the movies Horror of Dracula, The Mummy, The Curse of Frankenstein. Those were mostly in his early career, later on he appeared in movies such as Fu Manchu, Nothing But the Night, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds, The Man with the Golden Gun. However, a lot of the younger audience knows him from his recent blockbusters that he played in, such as Star Wars prequels, where he played Count Dooku and LoTR where he had been amazing as Saruman.

Count Dooku in Star Wars
When they asked him in a interview what was his own favorite movie that he acted in he said Jinnah, which is a story about the founder of Pakistan. I still haven't seen that movie, however, I'm on the look for it wherever I go.

As Francisco Scaramanga in James Bond
Some interesting trivia facts I found on IMDB:
"During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Air Force and in British Intelligence."

"Although he has been in over 250 films, he has very rarely played a hero, having been a villain in perhaps about 85% of his films (even his bit parts lean towards the unsympathetic)"

Count Dracula
"A distant cousin and frequent golfing partner of Bond creator Ian Fleming, Lee was the author's personal pick for the role of Dr. No (1962) in the first 007 film. The part, of course, went to actor Joseph Wiseman, who was brilliant. However, fans of the literary Bond might want to check out Lee's portrayal of Chinese master criminal Fu Manchu, for an idea of how Ian Fleming himself envisioned Dr. No."

"According to his official website: He speaks French, Italian, Spanish and German and can "get along" in Swedish, Russian and Greek."

2001 Ceremony when he was titled a Sir
"As a veritable J.R.R. Tolkien expert and the only member of the cast who had met Tolkien himself, he often visited the Production department on the sets of the various "Lord of the Rings" movies to give advice and tips on the various attributes of the films."

Oh and I forgot to say, he SINGS. He even has his own symphonic metal band! And at the age of 88 he released an album! His voice is just wonderful!

I could write 10 blog posts about him but I should stop. What more to say about this legend. All I can add is that I hope his health serves him well so that we can see him in "The Hobbit" when it comes out.

P.S. Sorry for not posting it earlier, had some issues, solved them pretty much now. Will get to your posts when I come home! Enjoy