It is very peculiar how many opportunities pose themselves all at once and yet you need to make a decision is this the right road, do you go aimlessly strait or do you sit and wait on the trail for a better option to come around then doing nothing.
If you wait that opportunity might come or you might be on a deserted foggy road just waiting to be rained on. Like the old saying “When it rains, it pours.” Is it time to take the diversion from the path and when you do it is always a massive suffocating web, a web so sometimes scary that it is often overwhelming not only in size but in magnitude (I always wanted to use that word in a post).
Right now I am approaching that there are 4 options to the future. All diversions could be challenging, costly, very risky and possible overwhelming, but in the end (I love that phrase too) it could be so overwhelmingly rewarding that words could not describe.
Earlier this week, and last week too I saw “The Nanny Diaries” (CEFM Rating: 4.5/5) which I must recommend as a very rewarding film to see. It is basically the age old story about “Who am I, Really?” and taking a break to dig deep and figure our you destiny. It has now been 5 years and 11 jobs since I decided to take this break, now I am at the point where I feel comfortable and am yet troubled by the yearning to decide in the screenplay that has become my life what comes next. If I were in a book this would be a chapter end point, or maybe the conclusion of the intermission in a great Broadway musical.
Why am I here…? Where am I going…? Shouldn’t you be dragging me kicking and screaming…?
Okay, to start off with I have posted the pics that were taken during my Toronto trip on my camera phoneÂ in my gallery http://cefm.ca/category/snapshots/ if you are reading this via RSS or Facebook) I still have some more that were taken with my Digital Camera.
Remember the Answer to The Ultimate Question Of Life, the Universe and Everything is 42.
Crushed Beautifully 2 has now been storyboarded and my other video project, working title is “Remember…” has been rewitten and just needs some more casting. And than filming. I am hoping to get it submitted to a film festival by this fall.
As for movies I have seen recently I have to make a three really good recomentations, in order of greatness is Oceans 13 (CEFM Rating: 4.5/5), Knocked Up (CEFM Rating: 5/5), and Pirates of the Carribean 3 (CEFM Rating: 5/5).
I cannot wait until the Simpsons movie (CEFM Rating: 5/5) comes out and Licence to Wed (CEFM Rating: 3.5/5) with Robin Williams.
I’m planning on making a Part 2 of my video “Crushed Beautifully” everybody send me close-up or macro photos of something crushed in an artistic setting. Everyone will get credited if they want. Send the pics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ok, so let’s begin the post I have promissed a few days ago about my what my Oscar Pics whould have been. Here are my choises and comments.
Performance by an actor in a leading role
Â Â Â Will Smith in â€œThe Pursuit of Happynessâ€ (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Will Smith really diserves this award. I have never been the largest Will Smith fan but his acting in this movie just about made me cry.
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
I really don’t know about this catigory who should get this award.Â There is really not an outstanding name to look for here in this catagory. Neither nominated or not.
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Â Meryl Streep in â€œThe Devil Wears Pradaâ€ (20th Century Fox)
Â Kate Winslet in â€œLittle Childrenâ€ (New Line)
These 2 names are my hopfulls, but I was really hoping to see maybe Kirsten Dunst here for here roll in “Marie Antionette”
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Â Abigail Breslin in â€œLittle Miss Sunshineâ€ (Fox Searchlight)Â
Best animated feature film of the year
Â â€œHappy Feetâ€ (Warner Bros.) George Miller
If any movie diserved thisÂ moreÂ it wasÂ Happy Feet. I have never seen more non-moviegoing people go and see a Cartoon movie than I have for this movie. Even though I missed this one.
Achievement in art direction
Â â€œThe Prestigeâ€ (Buena Vista)
Art Direction: Nathan Crowley
Set Decoration: Julie Ochipinti
Achievement in cinematography
Â Â â€œChildren of Menâ€ (Universal) Emmanuel LubezkiÂ
Achievement in costume design
Â â€œThe Devil Wears Pradaâ€ (20th Century Fox) Patricia Field
Â â€œMarie Antoinetteâ€ (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero
Both are very deserving of this award.
Achievement in directing
Â â€œLetters from Iwo Jimaâ€ (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
Â â€œUnited 93â€ (Universal and StudioCanal) Paul Greengrass
Best documentary feature
Â â€œMy Country, My Countryâ€ (Zeitgeist Films)
A Praxis Films Production
Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer
Best documentary short subject
Â â€œRehearsing a Dreamâ€
A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production
Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Achievement in film editing
None of the nominiessÂ seem to belong here, I really think that this award might have been better chosenÂ
Best foreign language film of the year
Â â€œWaterâ€ A Hamilton-Mehta Production
Achievement in makeup
Â â€œApocalyptoâ€ (Buena Vista) Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
Â â€œThe Good Germanâ€ (Warner Bros.) Thomas Newman
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
Â â€œOur Townâ€ from â€œCarsâ€
Best motion picture of the year
Â My choises would have been:
The Devel wears Prada
Night at the Musem
Prusuit of Happyness
Best animated short film
Â â€œThe Danish Poetâ€ (National Film Board of Canada)
Best live action short film
Â â€œWest Bank Storyâ€
Achievement in sound editing/Achievement in sound mixing
Â â€œApocalyptoâ€ (Buena Vista)
Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar
Kevin Oâ€™Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Camara
Seriously this movie had to have the best sound track ever. The sound in this movie tells the story better than the acting.
Achievement in visual effects
Â â€œSuperman Returnsâ€ (Warner Bros.)
Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover and Jon Thum
Really dissapointed that “Night at the Museum” was snubbed.Â The reason I liked this one for visuall effects was that they looked real. Most visuall effescts are just too computer faked lately it is sickining.Â
Â â€œNotes on a Scandalâ€ (Fox Searchlight)
Screenplay by Patrick Marber
Seriously Borat cannot win this one. That movie is a mockery of Screen play writing.
Â â€œLetters from Iwo Jimaâ€ (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by Iris Yamashita
Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis
This is a very fun and addictive flash game. It is sort of what most people do in the office place but more competitive. I found it on addictinggames.com.
A co-worker throws paper balls at you for about 60-90 seconds and the object is that you try to catch them and throw them in the waste paper basket for a bonus. Also as a bonus there are flashing balls and a flying paper planes. As you throw a ball successfully into the waste paper basket another co-worker moves it. My best score so far is 1200.
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