Sandra Bullock

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What’s the only thing more challenging than being a “Part 2” follow-up film to a wildly successful first film? Being a “Part 3,” of course. Minions, the new animated feature about everybody’s favorite capsule-shaped, overall-wearing, begoggled, bad-guy-serving, yellow-hued, strange-speaking, banana-loving… things, isn’t a “Part 3” in the strictest sense of the word. It’s actually a prequel, taking place “B.G.” – Before Gru, the original Despicable in the first two films, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 – but it is the third major motion picture in the Minions universe, and expectations have soared sky-high since the first film became an unexpected hit 5 years ago. (more…)

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Here’s a moviegoing experience almost all of us have had: A friend comes up to you and says “Oh wow, dude, you’ve got to see [insert title here]. It’s more than just a movie. It’s an experience. I couldn’t believe how much it made me feel. Seriously, don’t miss this movie. It’s so amazing.” Then you go see the movie, and even if you come away liking it, you feel like your friend oversold it. It wasn’t an experience at all. It was just a really entertaining movie. There’s nothing wrong with that, but the point is that actual experiences at the movies are few and far between these days. We’ve been jaded by years of CGI and Michael Bay bombast, so we’re always inherently skeptical of those movies that are supposed to make us forget we’re watching a movie and leave us to actually feel what’s going on. It’s OK to be skeptical. Really it is. But I”m here to tell you, this time we really have been given a true cinematic experience. Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is, quite simply, one of the most stunning cinematic achievements you will ever see, and it achieves this by not just dazzling you visually, but by giving you an incredibly intimate look at a simple fight for survival in one of the most hostile environments imaginable: space.

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If you haven’t watched the trailer for Alfonso Cuaron‘s latest film project, Gravity, and you’re still on the fence about shelling out the cash to buy a theater ticket, then you might want to listen to someone who truly knows what the hell he’s talking about when it comes to movies: James Cameron. OK, now about half of you are thinking,

“Really, what the hell does he know?”

Well, the man’s last two films each broke the mold, reaching that movie mountain top to become the highest grossing film of all time during their respective release runs. So when the man talks about making movies, you’ll want to listen, but Cameron is not just using new technologies to create incredible films, he’s helping create new technologies to create incredible films.

Recently Cameron talked about helping Cuaron with some difficult filming issues on Gravity and what he thought about the movie after getting a chance to see it in its entirety.

I was stunned, absolutely floored, I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time.

What is interesting is that Cameron goes on to explain that it was not the cutting edge filming technology and camera work that blew him away, it was:

What is interesting is the human dimension, Alfonso and Sandra working together to create an absolutely seamless portrayal of a woman fighting for her life in zero gravity.

Now, I was already sold on seeing this in the theater on the big screen, the biggest screen I can find, when I saw the first full trailer. Now, after reading what Cameron has to say, Gravity might just be that break through movie of the year that will put another Oscar on Bullock’s mantle. Check out the trailer below and tell me if you think Cameron is on target.

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Looks like it’s going to be a busy day for Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity. First a clip, now a second trailer along with word that a third trailer/clip will be posted later tonight. The first clip was interesting and full of disastrous-accident action, this second trailer really sinks its teeth into the gut wrenching feeling of isolation Sandra Bullock‘s character, Dr. Ryan Stone, must be suddenly facing after the accident.

I have to say that while I was on the fence about buying a theater ticket to see this movie before, this trailer has certainly heightened my interest. The good news is that with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock on the ticket it won’t be hard to make this a date night movie. Now I just need to find a girl . . .

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Gravity hits theater screens on October 4th.

Via: Comingsoon

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Everything is green and routine until things go horribly wrong in the stillness of Space in Alfonso Cuarón‘s Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Is this just Open Sea in space? The clip has some impressive effects and we all know that Clooney and Bullock can bring it when it comes to the acting chops. If the building tension in the clip is any indicator, we’ll be on the edge of our seats during the first half of the movie and then slumped back by the end of this movie, most likely from emotional exhaustion.

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Gravity hits theater screens on October 4th.

Via: Comingsoon

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Alfonso Cuaron first came to our attention with the dystopian future film Children of Men. Now he’s got another Sci-Fi movie coming to the big screen, Gravity, starring the man himself, George Clooney. It’s definitely going to be one of the best Sci-Fi date movies for those of us nerds dating the not so nerdy this summer.

The story: Two astronauts (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) become stranded on a damaged space station with no ability to communicate with Earth. How will they manage to survive? In the trailer we get to see the accident unfold in a breathtakingly beautiful sequence which leaves the two astronauts struggling to survive in space.

The cinematography is incredible, Cuaron is known for his long uninterrupted shots and Gravity is said to have a seventeen minute long opening shot that will blow us all away.

This trailer has me sold on buying a theater ticket. What do you think?

Gravity will hit theaters on October 4, 2013.

Via: Bleedingcool

2010 MTV Movie Award Winners

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When Twilight: New Moon takes home 5 awards you know it’s a type of an award show that can’t be taken seriously. Thus is the case with the MTV Movie Awards. It’s a bogus award show that’s never been meant to be taken seriously. A category ‘Best Scared as S**T Performance” kinda validates it’s illegitimacy. With that said, the long running movie awards has always delivered it’s fair share of entertainment. Most of the time it’s just badly choreographed silliness but their are the rare gems that make it worth a watch.

The 2010 MTV Movie Awards featured many memorable moments. The two best would be the return of Tom Cruise’s character Less Grossman from the movie Tropic Thunder. The bald, fat, loud mouthed Hollywood mogul had quite a musing dance number. Besides wacky Tom slowly making a comeback with such hilarity, we did also see a shocking making out session with Sandra Bullock and Scarlette Johanson. Ya, you heard that right. In her first live televised appearence since splitting with unfaithful Jesse James, Sandra Bullock smooched ScarJo.

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Quite frankly the kiss seen round the world is the only thing you should really care about but for those who are interested, you can find a list of winners of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards after the jump.

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The Oscar Nom’s For 2010

Hey guys here’s the list of The Academy Awards, no big surprises. Although it’s pretty cool that Sandra Bullock got her first nod for “The Blind Side”.

Although “The Hurt Locker” was a pretty badass film, a Best Picture for Avatar would help us Nerds with another Fantasy win, along with “The Return of the King”.. (more…)

From the beginning until the neverending end of “All About Steve”, we are forced to deal with Sandra Bullock’s nearly insufferable and unrealistically oblivious character Mary. Working for a crossword puzzle section of a newspaper she spews useless information and mindnumbing rants out in the middle of normal conversations leaving most people baffled. When set up on a blind date with Steve(Bradley Cooper playing the straight guy), she may have misunderstood his pillowtalk by saying to her he wished she could tag along on his news/cameraman assignments. After realizing within under 5 minutes Steve has hooked a girl who is, for lack of a better term, tapped, he makes his getaway in “Feets don’t feel me now!” fashion.

So on comes the rediculous Bubble Boy style roadtrip where Mary is trying to locate her dreamguy who doesn’t want her.

“All About Steve”,had me aggrivated from the getgo and annoyed anytime Bullock was onscreen. After just coming off a Streep Like monster ala “Prada” with Bullock’s “The Proposal”, it is a shame she had this as her followup. The physical comedy and sexual tension and the formula of having a heart of stone turn to a heart of gold is an age old movie cliche that is almost always a homerun. “The Propsal” with Ryan Reynolds was fresh and awkwardly sexy, “Steve” was just awkward.

Bullock does have her ageless charm working for her. Being 44, she still pulls off 30 and and is still completely adorable. You just are blinded by this annoying character to see her in that light. This film is not a NerdBastard’s cup of coffee. It was one of the ones you owe your girl. If you NerdBastards are lucky enough to have one, and you drag her to comic cons or ren faires or Sci fi films, you owe her, sitting through these mundane and tright rom-coms. I love rom-com’s this one was just a miss for me…Gird your loins my friend, if you get dragged.

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