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  • I saw Dallas Buyers Club with my parents over Thanksgiving weekend. Jared Leto, you guys. IDEK. He was AMAZING. McConaughey is also very, very, very good but there was something about Leto. Then I watched a few junket interviews with him and he seems like an airhead w/ douche tendencies so basically, Catalano. But he totally deserves the Oscar because he's *that* good. JGarner was the weak link per usual and the film was flawed overall but their performances are definitely worth the price of admission.

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    • I hate Jared Leto so goddamn much. I wasn't a fan of Jordan Catalano to begin with and then that story came out about him trying to beat up Elijah Wood and I was done. Seriously, you tried to kick Frodo's ass? He's, like, 5'2", you jackass. Also, your band sucks.

      That said, the movie looks very intriguing. I just wish I could get over my hatred enough to see it.

      I saw Philomena over the weekend and I think they should just ship Judi Dench the Oscar now and dispense with the whole nomination/ceremony part, to save the other four actresses the disappointment. The movie was brilliant and she carried the whole thing.

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      • First of all, rolyyyy! Where have you been! Like y'all, Non-Catalano Leto grosses me out, but I'll probably be able to suspend the hatred if this performance is as dazzling as everyone says it is.

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        • Used the week off to catch up on movies!

          Inside Llewyn Davis might be my movie of the year. I really loved it a lot and highlighted all the things I really like about the Coen Brothers. One of my favorite films of theirs is A Serious Man which is fairly random in all the ways but I liked it and ILD reminded me a lot of that one but with really great music and interesting supporting cast.

          American Hustle was a mixed bag - parts of it were genius and parts of it were a mess but I think the genius won out. The cast is excellent with Coop being the weakest (basically a retread of his Silver Linings performance), then Adams, Bale is extraordinary, and JLaw (beekdammit) is brilliant. The story is thin but all the other elements impress and in a lot of ways, it's paying homage to Scorsese/1970s filmmaking which at times really works and at others, comes off as gimmicky. I didn't love it while I was watching it but afterward, I could acknowledge that it's a genuine achievement on Russell's part.

          The Wolf of Wall Street is a bit like being punched in the face repeatedly but fairly excellent in its own regard too. It's way too long and that hurts it tremendously but Leo is very impressive as is Jonah Hill. It's aggressively misogynistic but that's only a hindsight thing; it didn't bother me when I was watching because it's compulsively entertaining.

          I find it sort of fascinating that Russell is being universally praised for his homage to Scorsese while Scorsese is getting very mixed reviews for new, original work.

          Inside Llewyn Davis
          >>> The Wolf of Wall Street > American Hustle

          Still want to see Nebraska. Hoping it's more About Schmidt than Sideways.

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          • I am dying to see like every movie right now, including all the ones you've mentioned. But I'm also busy not leaving the house because I'm in the midst of a holidaze so there's that.
            Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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            • We had a hard time trying to pick a movie tonight because there's a bunch we both wanted to see, but we chose American Hustle. Um, I liked it? I didn't love it. And I kind of wish we'd gone to see Her or Inside Llewyn Davis instead. I can't really pinpoint where AH missed the mark for me. Maybe it was just the story I wasn't really into or I was really distracted by everyone's SUPER bad hair. And I actually really liked Amy Adams in this. I thought she had the much harder role and she hit it out of the park. Her English accent was consistently terrible, but that was perfect because it should have been terrible. I don't know if she made it bad on purpose, but if she did? Genius choice. And y'all know I flove JenLaw, but she's totally chomping on scenery all throughout this movie. She's like a slightly exaggerated version of herself. The few times when she could slow it down and act like a sane person were my favorite parts of her performance. I think it's a bummer that Jen's getting all the awards love and so far, Amy hasn't really gotten any. And poor Coop. He permed his hair and everything and no one curr. He basically plays the same guy he played in Silver Linings Playbook with slight variations.

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              • I saw the first half of it (I left with a headache and that has never happened to me before) but I honestly felt it was a little manic and over-rated.
                Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                • I Her. Easily best movie I've seen in ages.
                  "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.Ē---Kanye

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                  • Her might be the best movie of the season. It's so endearing and easy to connect to in spite of semi-futuristic setting. I kinda wonder how the movie plays with the other actress doing the voice part. I wanted Phoenix to get nominated.

                    I saw the 3 hour version of Wolf of Wall Street and really liked it. DiCaprio is absolutely amazing as Jordan. His maniacal states.. the entire tone was like a B.E. Ellis book but efficiently visualized and not too into itself. I read somewhere that WoWS is the American Psycho prequel, and I admit whoever said it had a good point. I was surprised to find that the blonde is really Margot Robbie of the Will Smith gossip rumor. Also any chance to see Jean Dujardin ... OH my god Margot Robbie is younger then me (23)

                    I still haven't seen 12 years a slave. Don't really want to watch a sad movie/movie full of suffering and or injustice right now. I'm saving all my suffering schadenfreude for Game of thrones comeback

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                    • Her was cute, but long in spots for me. It's probably my mehness toward Joaquin, but he's not one of those people I just wanna stare and listen to for 2 hours. Scarlett's voice was super sexy and compelling that I wondered a few times how much more I would have liked it if she was the one we got to see play out a relaysh with her male OS. And the blackout computer sex scene was maybe not as awesome as Spike Jonze thought it was? The main things I took away from the movie: in the future, people in L.A. have humongoid apartments and grandpa pants.

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                      • I saw 12 Years a Slave a few days ago. LN was amazing and the whole movie was very good, albeit slightly formulaic. Great acting all around.
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                        • I'll second that. The acting was superb, a great film but not easy to watch.

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                          • Captain America 2 was good, guys! It was better than the first one which I found pretty unmemorable and flat in comparison to the other Marvel movies. I think Steve Rogers is a pretty boring superhero because he's all good, all the time with none of the inner demons that Ironman or Batman have to deal with, but they found a way to surround him with interesting characters and enough external conflict to offset his bland personality.

                            That said, I'm glad that they minimized Emily Van Camp's role in this because I feel like EVC and Chris Evans would have been supah boring together. He's got way better chemistry with ScarJo, for sure.

                            And Sebastian Stan is rilly rilly hawt as a baddie, OMGZ. I love Breester and Lawd knows I find Seth Cohen charming as all hell, but if I was Leighton, I'd be going to see this movie without the hubs. Like maybe over and over again.

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                            • I saw it opening night and I can't believe I forgot to post how much I loved it! Black Widow and Falcon were a freaking delight. And I thought that exact thing about the almost Mr. Leighton!

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                              • Y'all are killing me! I want to go sooooo bad.

                                Even with all these meds, the sinus pressure is causing ringing in my ears. I can barely tolerate tv in my own living room. A movie would be torture.

                                I've been trying to recreate the movie based on tumblr posts. *sob*

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