Minions: Adorable Creatures Finally Have Own Movie!

Hello everybody! For this week’s Newish Movie Show, we have Minions!

MINIONS

Minions_poster

DIRECTED: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

STARRING: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan

GENRE: Animated, Family

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters – from T. rex to Napoleon – the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

minions-imageBut one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he – alongside teen-age rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob – ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first supervillainess ever. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in modern London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

I am going out front right now and am going to say it, I have never seen Despicable Me or Despicable Me 2. So as not a major fan of the Minions characters from the original franchise, so this review is going to be completely biased (isn’t that my job is a minions-movie-sandra-bullockblogger after all?) Anyway, I have to admit that after watching Minions, I actually thought they were relatively funny. I would have found them even funnier if I was twelve. I would like to give a shout out to Sandra Bullock, I don’t know exactly why you had to be in Minions, but I am sure glad that you were. Way to go Sandy B!

Now, onto my favorite part of each article. Minions was definitely written and created specifically for the younger demographic. I wish they had taken into account that us older folks have to watch it too, as I was close to tearing my hair out with ever single line those damn Minions muttered. I am already sick and tired of the Minions and they need to be gone.

PROS:

  • Minions were enjoyable.
  • Sandra Bullock’s performance.
  • …Okay writing.

CONS:

  • Definitely didn’t make for all demographics.
  • Minions grew annoying after halfway mark.
  • GET RID OF THE MINIONS.

SCORE: 5.5 / 10

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Oscars 2014 Round-Up: Gravity Big Winner 7 Awards

Hello everybody! I just wanted to share with you a quick round-up of who won the 2014 Oscars last night.

 

BEST PICTURE

American Hustle                                          Gravity

Captain Phillips                                            Her

12 Years a Slave                                          Nebraska

Dallas Buyers Club                                    Philomena

Wolf of Wall Street

WINNER: 12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTOR IN LEAD ROLE

Christian Bale – American Hustle

Bruce Dern – Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

WINNER: Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

 

BEST ACTRESS

Amy Adams – American Hustle

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock – Gravity

Judi Dench – Philomena

Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

WINNER: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper – American Hustle

Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

WINNER: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

June Squibb,Nebraska

WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

David O. Russell, American Hustle

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

WINNER: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest & Celestine

Frozen

The Wind Rises

WINNER: Frozen

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM

The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium

The Great Beauty, Italy

The Hunt, Denmark

The Missing Picture, Cambodia

Omar, Palestine

WINNER: The Great Beauty

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

American Hustle, Eric Singer and David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen

Dallas Buyers Club, Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Her, Spike Jonze

Nebraska, Bob Nelson

WINNER: Her, Spike Jonze

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Captain Phillips, Billy Ray

Philomena, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

12 Years a Slave, John Ridley

The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter

WINNER: 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Book Thief

Gravity

Her

Philomena

Saving Mr. Banks

WINNER: Gravity

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Alone Yet Not Alone, from Alone Yet Not Alone

Happy, from Despicable Me 2

Let It Go, from Frozen

The Moon Song, from Her

Ordinary Love, from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

WINNER: Let It Go, from Frozen

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Grandmaster

Gravity

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nebraska

Prisoners

WINNER: GRAVITY

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

American Hustle

The Grandmaster

The Great Gatsby

The Invisible Woman

12 Years a Slave

WINNER: The Great Gatsby

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet From Stardom

WINNER: 20 Feet From Stardom

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

CaveDigger

Facing Fear;

Karama Has No Walls

The Lady in Number 6

Music Saved My Life

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

WINNER: The Lady in Number 6

 

BEST FILM EDITING

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

12 Years a Slave

WINNER: Gravity

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Dallas Buyers Club

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The Lone Ranger

WINNER: Dallas Buyers Club

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

American Hustle

Gravity

The Great Gatsby

Her

12 Years a Slave

WINNER: The Great Gatsby

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Feral

Get a Horse!

Mr. Hublot

Possessions

Room on the Broom

WINNER: Mr. Hublot

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)

Helium

Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)

The Voorman Problem

WINNER: Helium

 

BEST SOUND EDITING

All Is Lost;

Captain Phillips

Gravity

The HobbitThe Desolation of Smaug

Lone Survivor

WINNER: Gravity

BEST SOUND MIXING

Captain Phillips;

Gravity;

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Inside Llewyn Davis

Lone Survivor

WINNER: Gravity

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Gravity

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger

Star Trek Into Darkness

WINNER: Gravity

 

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Gravity: The Most Intense Film Ever

Hello everybody! So I am an active member of Source Fed/ Source Fed Nerd’s Anime/New Movie/ Movie Clubs and over the weekend I saw Gravity. Here is my review.

GRAVITY

TITLE: Gravity

DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron

STARRING:  Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

GENRE: Science Fiction, Thriller

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States

Alright, so as an avid participant and many different movie clubs, the majority of the wanted me to go and see Gravity.   I have to say, I wasn’t necessarily disappointed.

Gravity is a different film, definitely to say for sure. The film was directed by Alfonso Cuaron and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts Dr. Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski respectively. Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is on her first space shuttle mission while Matt Kowalski (Clooney) is one his final mission (Which means he is going to die :D). The film follows the final maintenance space walk on the Hubble Space Telescope and their journey to the International Space Station.

I really enjoyed Gravity for multiple reasons. While the plot is actually quite lackluster, I though Sandra Bullock did an amazing job as Dr. Ryan Stone. Gravity is a very visually appealing film, it looks absolutely amazing and easy on the eyes.  The film is hugely intense, definitely to the point of being anxious and uncomfortable. It made me scared to the point of dreading what came next. Despite that, I loved it!

Even though I thought Gravity was absolutely amazing, it definitely has its faults.  The film is way too intense for the majority of people, I went with my roommates and they thought that it made them way too uncomfortable and they actually had to leave the theater…twice. Also, George Clooney could have been replaced. I thought Clooney did a decent job as a “mentor” but then again I could have seen anyone else in his role.

PROS:

  • Sandra Bullock at her finest.
  • Very intense.
  • Amazing visuals.

CONS:

  • Lackluster plot.
  • George Clooney could be replaced

SCORE: 9 / 10

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