Something caught my eye that I felt I had to share with everyone.
This is beyond HYSTERICAL!
I first noticed the headline on Bizcom saying:
“ANC Youth League calls for closure of Twitter”.
Obviously I, as well as millions of others burst into laughter
I then went on to read the full article.
If you feel like being entertained, then please read the following:
Can you believe the cheek stoooooopidity of this?
I look forward to the comments!
For the official warning, check out:
p.s. please notice that the twitter logo is still advertised on this page
Hot off the press, one of my mates just sent me the following link related my blog:
I’m not going to ruin anything for you, but the American Idol season 9 final 24 has been announced:
check this out:
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards
Okay, so i guessed 4 out of 8 nominations going to ‘District 9′.
I think the best shot it’s got is at Editing or Screenplay.
But unfortunately, I don’t think it will win neither of them.
‘The Hurt Locker’ has recently won The Directors & Producers Guild Awards, as well as most of the critics choice awards.
This is usually the way it goes.
However, in the past, it has gone other ways.
see: related articles on imdb.com
I still feel that “Avatar” is going to clean up!
I usually bet on the Oscars.
2 years ago, I cleaned up! Last year, Sean Penn “Milk”, screwed me! I was convinced Mickey Rourke “The Wrestler” would win!
My predictions are:
Best Film: “Avatar”. Not only is a cinematic masterpiece, but it’s also the biggest grossing film of all time! It’s already on over $2 Billion.
Best Director: James Cameron: “Avatar”. It’s a tough between him & ex wife, Katherine Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”. Cameron however has created something that no other filmmaker has ever achieved, but… the award will go to Bigelow for ‘The Hurt Locker’
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges “Crazy heart” (100%!). He has recently won The Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild. It’s pretty much a locked deal there!
Best Actress: Although Sandra Bullock “The Blind Side”, has cleaned up everywhere, I felt her performance was OVER RATED. My gutfeel is that it’s going to go to Meryl Streep for “Julie and Julia”! Why, because she’s only won twice, after being nominated something like 15 times. The Academy owes it to her.But, Gabby Sidibe “Precious” might cause an upset!
Best Supporting Actor: Christof Waltz “Inglorious Basterds” (100%!). Not only was he genius in the film, but he has won every award. He spoke ± 5 languages & in true Tarantino fashion, he over delivered in a supporting role. The odds on him winning are insane.
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’nique “Precious”. Without a doubt!
Best Original Screenplay: Inglorious Basterds
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Up in the air”
Best Editing: very tough 1! I would love to say :”D9″, but I feel “The Hurt Locker” has it LOCKED!
Best Animated Feature: “UP”. No question!
Best Visual Effects: “Avatar”. No question!
Best Cinematography: “The Hurt Locker”. Although ‘The White Ribbon’ won the ASC award & ‘Avatar’ was visually insane, ‘Hurt Locker’ is a cinematographers dream job!
Best Music score: “Up”
Best Song: “The weary Kind” from “Crazy heart”
Best Costume Design:’The Young Victoria’
Best Art Direction: Either: “Avatar”
Best Sound Editing: “Avatar”
Best Sound Mixing: “The Hurt Locker”
Best Foreign film: “The White Ribbon”
watch the Oscars live on MNET, Movie Magic 1 @ 03h00, 7th March 2010.
This is insane!
“The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, the sequel to last years smash teen hit “Twilight” has already broken records for 2009.
The film dawned with a hot-blooded estimated $140.7 million on approximately 8,500 screens at 4,024 sites over the weekend, charting as the third highest-grossing opening behind only The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 3.
so far it’s the biggest opening for 2009.
Unlike the first film, this one is Directed by Chris Weitz
The trailer premiered at the VMA’s earlier this year, here it is.
From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, comes an incredible rendition of the legendary Bob Marley song “One Love” with Keb’ Mo’, Manu Chao & many more …
I hadn’t heard of this until now.
One word: SUPERB!
Check it out!
A pedicab operator and a taxi driver got into a brawl in the middle of traffic on Broadway near Times Square Monday morning. A Fox 5 News crew happened to be there and captured the fight on camera.
Why “District 9″ is the best film made about South Africa:
I feel that this is by far, the best South African film ever made.
It’s not the usual Apartheid film we are used to. Although the themes of xenophobia & under currents of Apartheid are strongly enforced, this film offers a new spin on telling a sad story.
I predict this film is going to be nominated for at least 8 Oscars, here’s why: Read More…
Think of it, aliens arriving on Earth, landing & hovering over Johannesburg. It doesn’t get more original than that.
Having an estimated budget of $30million and Peter Jacksons name attached to anything (besides a clothing label or food chain) can’t do much harm either.
If I were writing a thesis on the most original piece of modern day cinema, especially a science fiction, I would focus solely on a film like ‘District 9’
In a country, so rich with incredible culture and ideas, plagued by violence and ghosts of the past, this is the first film to explore that route, somewhat differently.
There have been so many films produced about the horrors of apartheid and the old South Africa. There have also been many films produced about life in slums around the world, (i.e. Slumdog Millionaire- India & City of God- Brazil). Don’t get me wrong, both films where superb! But when it comes to originality, ‘D9’ has to take the cake. ‘D9’ is the first South African film that feels international. That’s why I’m convinced it’s going to be nominated for an Original Screenplay Oscar.
The first word that comes to mind after witnessing this piece of art is AWESOME! For me, this is the film of the year!
After watching the film, the first time, in one of the worst cinemas in Johannesburg (namely Hyde Park, dodgy sound, an irritating mark on the screen, bad service etc), I decided before I wrote this blog, a good excuse would be to watch it again, this time at Sandton City. It was like watching a different film!
‘D9’ totally breaks the mould of the usual science fiction genre.
Being a South African, watching the film in a South African cinema, chuckling at hidden nuances, it made me constantly question not only how this film will be accepted internationally but more importantly how the international audiences are going to perceive Johannesburg. Lets not kid, this film isn’t going to do wonders to the South African Tourism trade. People need to realize that not all of Johannesburg is the way it is portrayed in the film. It’s done in a mocumentary style that needed to over dramatize certain aspects.
Friends of mine that live abroad, all ex pats, now living in London, Australia, Canada and the USA shared the same sentiments. We came to the consensus that we all laughed in certain parts, due to the understanding of the characters and culture, but at the same time, we all felt extremely disturbed and horrified by the realism that was portrayed in the film. The acting, direction, art direction, cinematography, music score, sound and edit, all contribute towards this.
Word on the street is that internationally, this film has been marketed to death. Billboards, trailers, viral campaigns, posters on buses, tube stations, stickers etc. It’s everywhere! And it deserves to be!
The box office figures and reviews speak for itself!
When one door closes… another one opens.
Before the film was released, I personally saw the MNU vehicles parked outside a local shopping centre, as well as numerous posters on lifts saying: ‘No Humans Allowed!’ I knew this film was going to be a smash!
I’m jealous I wasn’t part of it!
The second time I saw the film, I was with my director as well as clients we work with on a post production level, we stayed and watched the entire credits roll. It was an incredible feeling seeing all the familiar South African crew members’ names, up on the big screen!
The South African film industry respects and admires you all!
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