Oscar Week Countdown: Who’s Going To Win? (Day 5)

It’s only one! day until the big event–The Oscars–and I’m so excited. In fact, this is the most excited I’ve been for The Oscars in a long while. This year is stacked with so many exciting nominees that I honestly can’t wait to see what happens. Today I will predict two more winners from these two categories; Best Leading Actress and Best Leading Actor. Enjoy!

The Nominees for Best Leading Actress:

Olivia Coleman, Melissa McCarthy, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Yalitza Aparicio

Marco Graf, Yalitza Aparicio, and Daniela Demesa in Roma (2018)

Roma is literally Yalitza Aparicio’s film debut and she did such a remarkable job that she has been honored with an Oscar nomination. I think that’s enough reason to give her the award.

The Nominees for Best Leading Actor:

Rami Malek, Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen

Rami Malek had to portray a legend! Freddie Mercury, for crying out loud. This could’ve gone wrong in so many ways and yet it didn’t. It, in fact, was so amazing I wanted to see it but just didn’t get around to getting to the movies at the time. Yes, the other actors nominated for this category have been amazing but I think Malek’s bar was raised MUCH higher, hence he should win.

So, these are my choices for the win tomorrow night for Best Leading Actress and Best Leading Actor. Tomorrow I make my bold predictions for the last two categories; Best Director and Best Picture. I can’t wait for you to read it.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

Oh My Gosh! Rey Really May Be a Secret Sith!

The Last Jedi was complex. So complex in fact that some of the film’s most important scenes were cut from the final product for the movie, leaving those who bought the film plenty of tantalizing extra content to fawn over. One of those particular scenes was an actual sequence that was so important it was even featured in the first teaser for The Last Jedi.

It features Rey going to save the Caretakers from a raiding party when actually it turns out to be a legitimate party. It’s a cruel but efficient lesson Luke teaches Rey, as he points out to her that the Jedi sit back and let things transpire. Of course, Rey doesn’t sit back to watch the Caretakers get “raided”.

She rushes to help them in an epic running sequence that highlights Rey’s awesomeness but what’s the most shocking about this scene is what you’re about to see here.

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As you can see, Rey runs across the rocks, Luke’s blue lightsaber blazing in her hand. And yet, in the reflection on the water, she’s instead wielding a red lightsaber. Um, jaw drop!

I couldn’t believe this when I saw it earlier this morning. I’ve always felt that this scene represented her affinity toward the dark side but this absolutely proves that fact in a chilling way.

We believe Rey’s every intention is good, and for the most part they are, but she is super dark side prone and honestly, after seeing this, I’m worried for her in Episode IX.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force be with you.

My Review of ‘Creed II’

When I watched Creed for the second time I was blown away by the movie’s simple but impactful story. It set up the story for Adonis Creed, son of deceased boxer Apollo Creed, and when I heard there was going to be a sequel I was ecstatic. And then when I saw the trailer and found out his next opponent was going to be Ivan Drago’s son, Viktor Drago I was even more thrilled. I missed getting to see it in the movie theaters but yesterday I saw it was available to watch digitally so I watched it and I am proud to say, I enjoyed it.

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Some people say Creed II is the greatest film in this franchise and I definitely disagree. It’s not better than Rocky III or even Rocky IV, for that matter, but it is a worthy addition to this story.

The film’s only fault is its lack of originality. It follows the same beats of Rocky III through and through while also resolving the decades-old rivalry between the Creed and Drago families. But what it lacks in original storytelling it makes up for with emotional impact.

If you’ve never seen Rocky IV then you won’t understand the importance of this film. This movie is solely made for those who know this franchise backward and forward.

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