3 years ago
Part 1 of my Fallout: New Vegas Lets Play:
Aaaaaaaaand fuck it, here's Part 2 as well:
Part 3 is finished as well, and maybe even part 4, but I'm a very lazy person so they aren't up yet. I'll upload them soon.
3 years ago
Anybody have any opinions on the Oscar noms this year?
At first, I was a strong supporter of The Artist. It was tremendous, original and each actor had something to say without having to say a word, if that makes any sense. Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo were the best on-screen couple this year, hands down.
But then i saw The Tree of Life, and I've got to admit, as polarizing as it is, the Cinematography, Directing, Special Effects, Acting an Casting all immediately stood out to me. Both The Tree of Life and another great movie (that was chillingly similar, but also vastly different at the same time), 2001: A Space Odyssey, were able to tell a brilliant story while simultaneously making you think about life, death and everything in between.
I did love The Artist, and I suppose I still do. But the Tree of Life was so different, so fresh. The complaints that naysayers have about the movie (that Brad Pitt was too huge of a star to have a major role in the film, that the scenes of the beginning and end of the earth were a bit overreaching, etc.) are, in my opinion, completely unjust, because the film succeeded in doing what it was made to do: make you think.
So here are my picks for the 84th Academy Awards. I left out alot of categories that are, in my opinion, irrelevant (mostly because I don't know enough about the nominees). Take a look. If you agree with them, I'm glad to see there are still people on RoosterTeeth with taste as good as mine ;) if not, though, please don't spam me with -1's, reply and tell me YOUR picks.
84th Adademy Awards
Demian Bichir - A Better Life
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Who Should Win: In my opinion, the best performance of the year was, without a doubt, Jean Dujardin in The Artist. It wasn't just the dance numbers that he was perfect in, or the real emotion that he presented: it was the fact that he made a stubborn dickhead actor relatable. The character of George Valentin could have gone one of two directions (asshole or beloved-but-mistake-laden hero), and I'm glad Dujardin brought him the correct route.
Who WILL Win: If the Academy chooses correctly, Dujardin. I also wouldn't mind if Pitt won for Moneyball, because he was the best part of that film.
Glen Close - Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis - The Help
Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Who Should Win: Meryl Streep was fantastic as Margaret Thatcher, and Michelle Williams had the most believable portrayal of Marilyn Monroe that I think the big screen will ever bear witness too. But, in my opinion, Viola Davis has to win for The Help.
Who WILL win: It'll be Streep, of course, because the Academy has had a multi-decade-spanning hard-on for the "worlds greatest actress". Unfortunate for Davis that she's up against such a powerhouse.
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Who Should Win: Christopher Plummer. Good old Canadian boy. Brilliant performance, although i did also like Jonah Hill in Moneyball
Who WILL Win: It'll be Plummer, most likely. Hill, even in the performance of his lifetime, doesn't have the dramatic acting chops to win big come Oscar night.
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Octavia Spencer - The Help
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Who Should Win: It should be Berenice Bejo for the Artist, in my opinion. Her and Dujardin had such wonderful chemistry. Or Melissa McCarthy, because she was the best part of that movie hands-down.
Who WILL Win: It'll most likely be Octavia Spencer, but I guess I'm alright with that as well. She was pretty good too.
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
Martin Scorcese - Hugo
Who Should Win: By all rights it should be Terrence Malick, because, as i ranted above, his movie did exactly what he wanted it to do, and did it with the flair and finesse of a Director who knows himself and knows his audience almost too well.
Who WILL Win: It'll be either Payne or Hazanavicius, both for great movies as well.
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Who Should Win: The Tree of Life, because it is tremendous in every frame, and does whatever it is that it does exceptionally well.
Who WILL Win: The Artist. My second choice. It's fresh, it's original, it's beloved, it's everything that a Best Picture winner should be. Tough to be mad at such a deserving title for beating out TTOL.
5 years ago
So i was playing Halo Reach and trying to get the weekly challenge, which was to beat 9 levels of the campaign on Heroic. And i got up to about eight levels and just before i started the ninth, THE WEEKLY CHALLENGE CHANGED (It was for a whopping 10000 credits and i missed it!!!)
Like, come on! As big of a piss-off that that was, Reach is an INCREDIBLE game and i could play it hours and hours and never get bored. Thanks alot, Bungie >:(
2016 years ago
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