omplete QPORIT: January 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

 

BEST OF SUNDANCE


BEST OF SUNDANCE:




 U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic


U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary



World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic



World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary



Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic



Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary



Audience Award: U. S. Dramatic presented by Acura



Audience Award: U.S. Documentary presented by Acura



Audience Award: Best of NEXT



Directing Award: U. S. Dramatic



Directing Award: U. S. Documentary



Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic



Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary



Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic



Cinematography Award: U. S. Documentary



Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic



Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic



Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary



U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking



U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Achievement in Filmmaking



U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting

Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now


U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Sound Design

Shane Carruth & Johnny Marshall, Upstream Color


World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award



World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit



Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary



Editing Award: U. S. Documentary



Screenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic



Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic



Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize



Short Film Grand Jury Prize



Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction



Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction



Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction



Short Film Jury Award: Animation



Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting

Joel Nagle, Palimpsest


Short Film Special Jury Award

Kahlil Joseph, Until the Quiet Comes


Short Film Audience Award, Presented by YouTube




Saturday, January 26, 2013

 

SNL -- JAN 26, 2013 -- ADAM LEVINE with KENDRICK LAMAR

 

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
SNL -- JAN 26, 2013
  ADAM LEVINE & KENDRICK LAMAR

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/


Adam Levine, from THE VOICE, is a singer (Maroon 5) and actor (AMERICAN HORROR STORY and the coming CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE -- with Keira Knightley, by the director of ONCE). 

Adam has an extensive discography and three Grammys.


ADAM LEVINE ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Levine

ADAM LEVINE ON IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1747013/

ADAM LEVINE ON AMAZON



Kendrick Lamar is a 25 year old hot rapper.


KENDRICK LAMAR ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendrick_Lamar

KENDRICK LAMAR ON AMAZON

RECAP: (See below the recap for selected video clips from the show!)

This was a funny and sophisticated, very well written and performed show.  Even the endings of sketches -- often a weak element in SNL comedy -- were clever.

Some commercials and promos are worth noting: Maroon 5 will be back next week, followed by host Justin Beiber with musical guest... Justin Bieber.  The series finale of 30 Rock is coming up.  There was a great promo for THE VOICE.  There was something I didn't understand at all about "Stride On". The GE commercial for GE Works was good. And there was a teaser that looked interesting about Mercedes Benz on Feb 23.  However, there were a lot of commercials.

COLD OPEN: Brilliant notion... the ghost of MLK coming to talk with BHO on inauguration night.  Best lines... "We're still waitiing for our first black magician..." and the epic "It's not every day they let a black ghost open the show...[both together]  LIVE FROM NY IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"

MONOLOGUE: Nice surprise with Adam Samberg, Cameron Diaz and Jerry Seinfeld guesting as "coaches"  They were all very funny (note: Seinberg was the only one to have trouble with his lines!)  Levine closed the monologue by going shirtless and displaying some impressive tattoos.

FAKE AD FOR ROSETTA STONE: Making "preparations" for that "special" trip to Thailand.

THE GAY NETWORK -- CIRCLE WORK: Two gay men give gay advice to straight people... mostly that the "straights" are really gay.  When he says he will spell it out, he really spells it out... every letter.  Best ending to a sketch: ... I gotta poop.  I'll be back in 45 minutes.

SOPRANO DIARIES -- THE SOPRANOS IN HS: This parody of the Sex and the City Prequel was right on the money with respect to both the Sopranos and prequels.

NEW HAVEN FIRE DEPARTMENT INCIDENT: When his ex-girlfriend shows up at the fundraiser, it's the ultimate meltdown.  Best line: "Is nine years a decade?"

DIGITAL SHORT: "You Only Live Once" -- This was a very sophisticated and complex video.  One of the best video shorts.


KENDRICK LAMAR'S raps were fine. A straight-ahead rap performance.

WEEKEND UPDATE: The jokes were good. I liked Apps for Apes. Ariana Huffington was good.  Ray Lewis was terrific!

RUMBLE AT THE CAFE: Well executed but not much of an idea.

CATFISH: A boyfriend hoax. Not much of an idea.

ADAM AND JANET - OUR STORY: Band member goes back with (gross looking) fan. Not much of a sketch.  It started well as if were a Law & Order parody, but that never re-appeared. (Note:) SNL is promoting it as a "featured recommendation".

BIDEN BASH: Biden headlining at a Country Fair show.  It was a great Biden, but not a great sketch.  It does suggest that producers of SNL may want to juice up the campaign fodders of Biden and Hillary to insure material for SNL in 2015 and 2016.

All in all, through Weekend Update it was a great show.  The last few sketches needed more work.  Levine was very good in all his sketches.  Working live as himself on THE VOICE was great preparation for SNL.  Actors with only stage and screen credits often have more trouble adapting to the SNL experience.

VIDEO CLIPS: DIRECT FROM SNL! 

COLD OPEN -- OBAMA AND MLK




ADAM LEVINE MONOLOGUE




"RAY LEWIS" on WEEKEND UPDATE




GET ROSETTA STONE THAI TO PREPARE FOR "THAT" TRIP TO THAILAND




THE SOPRANOS DIARIES




THE FIREHOUSE INCIDENT




DIGITAL SHORT: YOLO - YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE




ADAM AND JANET




KENDRICK LAMAR PERFORMS POETIC JUSTICE




KENDRICK LAMAR PERFORMS SWIMMING POOLS




BIDEN BASH





For more clips from this and other SNL shows:
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/

And for full episodes of SNL shows:
http://nocache-secure.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/categories/season-38/681148/?view=thumbnail

Here's SNL's complete episode guide:
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/recaps/#cat=38&mea=1632&ima=115628





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Saturday, January 19, 2013

 

SNL -- JAN 19, 2013 --JENNIFER LAWRENCE with THE LUMINEERS

 

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
SNL -- JAN 19, 2013
JENNIFER LAWRENCE & THE LUMINEERS

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/

Jennifer Lawrence comes off a Golden Globes win for Silver Linings Playbook, after winning for Hunger Games at the People's Choice Awards to host SNL.

She's just 22!

JENNIFER LAWRENCE - WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Lawrence

JENNIFER LAWRENCE - IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2225369/

 
JENNIFER LAWRENCE ON AMAZON




 
The Lumineers, a folk-rock band, are the musical guests.  I've noticed that SNL's picks for musical guests are the hottest acts around.

THE LUMINEERS - WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lumineers

 
THE LUMINEERS ON AMAZON
 


 
 
Here's the recap...
 

It was a mixed bag.  There were a lot of good jokes and good ideas for sketches.  There was too much insult humor.  Jennifer worked hard, appearing in lots of sketches, but many seemed to have a great concept and terrific promise that was not fully realized, either because of the writing, the performances, or both.

 
COLD OPEN -- Piers Morgan with Lance Armstrong, Te'o and Jodie Foster.  Each segment was hilarious.  This was the highlight of the evening.  (If only this had set the tone and quality level for the whole show!)

"Jodie Foster" even managed to deliver (with laughs!) the joke she tried to make on GG night: (build up to a big "gay" reveal, then say something else.)


MONOLOGUE -- Jennifer was game enough to play with her I beat Meryl line at the GG by dissing all her Oscar rivals, but she didn't completely sell all the jokes and it was at best a modest success.  It was a pretty gutsy monologue considering that Oscar voting is still in progress.


VERISMO COMMERCIAL -- A funny and pointed commercial of a coffee machine that talks with other machines while getting the drink wrong and dissing the drinker. (Barista's take note: you can be replaced by a machine with all your worst foibles.)


REAL COMMERCIALS -- There were two (real) commercials for Silver Linings Playbook within a few minutes.  I thought this was a bit much.  But then they doubled down and many of the other commercials were also run multiple times.


GIRL FRIENDS TALK SHOW -- This idea was no better this time than it was the last time they did it. It's unpleasant insult/humiliation humor with no humor.  It's not funny and it's not fun.


HUNGER GAMES POST GAME PRESS CONFERENCE -- This was a great idea for a sketch but the writing and performances were kind of flat with only a few good moments.  The best moment was perhaps a very tall Jennifer standing up.


SPLITTING HOBBITS -- How the Hobbits story will be split into 18 films.


INSULT CAFE -- A restaurant where the customers go to be humorously insulted.  But then Jennifer is a waitress who is sincerely insulting. There seems to be (I've noticed it in some other shows this year, too) a sense in the writers' room that insult humor, badly done, is funny.  It's not. It's just unpleasant.


THE LUMINEERS -- I liked their sound; their words... not so much.


WEEKEND UPDATE -- The jokes were funny.   SECOND HAND NEWS is a collection of garbled news items.  Some of these lines worked, some didn't.


DOG CHANNEL -- TOP DOG CHEF -- Here was another potentially good idea for a sketch that didn't quite deliver what it seemed to promise. 


B108FM -- Another staple of the SNL repertoire -- a bad broadcast show. 


DANIELLE -- A French erotic movie.  A clever idea but it was pale compared to the potential.


CIVIL WAR LETTERS -- An exchange of letters between a proper young lady and a horny soldier... Sexting circa 1865.


Jennifer was a game and hardworking host in a show that did not deliver as well as it might have.  It's live (of course) and it's created in a week or so.  This particular show could have possibly used another week of polishing the sketches.  But all in all it was fun.






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Sunday, January 13, 2013

 

A RIDICULOUSLY BUSY NIGHT OF TV - SUNDAY JAN 13, 2013


Tonight there will be a ridiculously large number of "must-watch" shows on television.

My poor* DVR can't cope.

(Note: "My poor DVR" is both figurative and literal: I feel sorry for the damn thing; and it's really not very good.)

The Golden Globes are on NBC. CBS has new episodes of Good Wife and The Mentalist. ABC has new episodes of Revenge and other shows. HBO has the season premiere of Girls, plus a new episode of Enlightened. And Showtime has premieres of Shameless, House of Lies and Californication.

Wow!

Note: CBS shows are sometimes delayed from their listed start times when the afternoon football game (Houston Texans vs new England Patriots - divisional playoff) runs longer than scheduled.


7:00
GOLDEN GLOBES ARRIVALS -- NBC

8:00
60 MINUTES -- CBS
GOLDEN GLOBES -- NBC
ONCE UPON A TIME -- ABC


GOLDEN GLOBES - the list of NOMINEES in QPORIT:
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/01/golden-globe-awards-2013.html


9:00
THE GOOD WIFE - - CBS
GOLDEN GLOBES continue -- NBC
REVENGE -- ABC
GIRLS, then ENLIGHTENED -- HBO
SHAMELESS -- SHOWTIME

10:00
THE MENTALIST -- CBS
HAPPY ENDINGS, then DONT TRUST THE B... IN APT 23 -- ABC
HOUSE OF LIES, then CALIFORNICATION -- SHOWTIME

At 11:00, MAX will be showing the Pilot episode of BANSHEE


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Saturday, January 12, 2013

 

MOVIE AWARDS CALENDAR 2013


THE 2013 MOVIE AWARDS
CALENDAR
  
JAN 9, 2013
  WEDNESDAY 9:00 - CBS
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS

http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/
http://www.cbs.com/shows/peoples_choice_awards/
http://www.cbs.com/shows/peoples_choice_awards/nominees

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - WINNERS & NOMINEES IN QPORIT
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/01/peoples-choice-awards-jan-9-2013.html


JAN 10, 2013
 THURSDAY AM
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

HOSTS: Seth MacFarlane & Emma Stone



JAN 10, 2013 
 THURSDAY 8:00 – CW NETWORK
CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS

LINKS:
http://www.criticschoice.com/
http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/critics-choice

CRITICS' CHOICE - WINNERS & NOMINEES IN QPORIT
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/01/critics-choice-awards-2013.html



JAN 13, 2013 
SUNDAY 8:00 - NBC
GOLDEN GLOBES
LINKS:
http://www.goldenglobes.org/
http://www.nbc.com/golden-globes/

HOSTS:Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

GOLDEN GLOBES - WINNERS & NOMINEES IN QPORIT
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/01/golden-globe-awards-2013.html




JANUARY 27, 2013
SUNDAY – TNT and TBS
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG)

LINK:
http://www.sagawards.org/



FEBRUARY 2, 2013
SATURDAY
DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA (DGA)

65th annual DGA Awards!

HOST: Kelsey Grammar

LINK:
http://www.dga.org/awards/annual.aspx





FEBRUARY 17, 2013
SUNDAY
 WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA – WGA

LINK:
http://www.wga.org/awards/awards.aspx




FEBRUARY 23, 2013
SATURDAY 10:00 - IFC
INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

Honorary Co-Chairs: Salma Hayek and Jeremy Renner

LINK:
http://www.spiritawards.com/





FEB 26, 2013
OSCAR SUNDAY! – 7:00 ABC
ACADEMY AWARDS – OSCARS

HOST: Seth Macfarland
SPECIAL: James Bond restrospective


LINKS:
Oscar.go.com
http://www.oscars.org/
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Oscars/

VIDEO: THE OSCAR NOMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT:








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CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS 2013




CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS
JAN 10, 2013 – THURSDAY 
CW NETWORK - 8:00




LINKS:


The complete list of nominees and winners:

BEST PICTURE
Winner: Argo

Nominees:
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty



BEST ACTOR
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Nominees:
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
John Hawkes - The Sessions
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
Denzel Washington - Flight



BEST ACTRESS
Winner: Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

Nominees:
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts - The Impossible



BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner: Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

Nominees:
Alan Arkin - Argo
Javier Bardem - Skyfall
Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey - Magic Mike



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

Nominees:
Amy Adams - The Master
Judi Dench - Skyfall
Ann Dowd - Compliance
Sally Field - Lincoln
Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Helen Hunt - The Sessions



BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Winner: Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Nominees:
Elle Fanning - Ginger & Rosa
Kara Hayward - Moonrise Kingdom
Tom Holland - The Impossible
Logan Lerman - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Suraj Sharma - Life of Pi
Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild



BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Winner: Silver Linings Playbook

Nominees:
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook



BEST DIRECTOR
Winner: Ben Affleck - Argo

Nominees:
Ben Affleck - Argo
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty
Tom Hooper - Les Miserables
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg - Lincoln



BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Winner: Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

Nominees:
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
John Gatins - Flight
Rian Johnson - Looper
Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola - Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty



BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Winner: Tony Kushner - Lincoln

Nominees:
Chris Terrio - Argo
Tony Kushner - Lincoln
David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
David Magee - Life of Pi
Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being a Wallflower



BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Winner: Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda

Nominees:
Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda
Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski
Les Miserables - Danny Cohen
The Master - Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Skyfall - Roger Deakins



BEST ART DIRECTION
Winner: Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator

Nominees:
The Hobbit - Dan Hennah/Production Designer, Ra Vincent & Simon Bright/Set Decorators
Les Miserables - Eve Stewart/Production Designer, Anna Lynch-Robinson/Set Decorator
Life of Pi - David Gropman/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator
Lincoln - Rick Carter/Production Designer, Jim Erickson/Set Decorator
Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator


BEST EDITING
Winner: Zero Dark Thirty - William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor

Nominees:
Argo - William Goldenberg
Les Miserables - Melanie Ann Oliver, Chris Dickens
Life of Pi - Tim Squyres
Lincoln - Michael Kahn
Zero Dark Thirty - William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor



BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Winner: Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran

Nominees:
Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran
Cloud Atlas - Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud
The Hobbit - Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor
Les Miserables - Paco Delgado
Lincoln - Joanna Johnston



BEST MAKEUP
Winner: Cloud Atlas

Nominees:
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit
Les Miserables
Lincoln



BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Winner: Life of Pi

Nominees:
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit
Life of Pi



BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Winner: Wreck-It Ralph

Nominees:
Brave
Frankenweenie
Madagascar 3
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph



BEST ACTION MOVIE
Winner: Skyfall

Nominees:
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Looper
Skyfall



BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Winner: Daniel Craig - Skyfall

Nominees:
Christian Bale - The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig - Skyfall
Robert Downey Jr. - The Avengers
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Looper
Jake Gyllenhaal - End of Watch



BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games

Nominees:
Emily Blunt - Looper
Gina Carano - Haywire
Judi Dench - Skyfall
Anne Hathaway - The Dark Knight Rises
Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games



BEST COMEDY
Winner: Silver Linings Playbook

Nominees:
Bernie
Silver Linings Playbook
Ted
This Is 40
21 Jump Street



BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Winner: Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

Nominees:
Jack Black - Bernie
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Paul Rudd - This Is 40
Channing Tatum - 21 Jump Street
Mark Wahlberg - Ted



BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Nominees:
Mila Kunis - Ted
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Shirley MacLaine - Bernie
Leslie Mann - This Is 40
Rebel Wilson - Pitch Perfect



BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Winner: Looper

Nominees:
Cabin in the Woods
Looper
Prometheus



BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Winner: Amour

Nominees:
Amour
The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone



BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Winner: Searching for Sugar Man

Nominees:
Bully
The Imposter
Queen of Versailles
Searching for Sugar Man
The Central Park Five
West of Memphis



BEST SONG
Winner: "Skyfall" - performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth - Skyfall

Nominees:
"For You" - performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban - Actor of Valor
"Skyfall" - performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth - Skyfall
"Still Alive" - performed by Paul Williams/written by Paul Williams - Paul Williams Still Alive
"Suddenly" - Performed by Hugh Jackman / Music by Claude Michel Schonberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil - Les Miserables
"Learn Me Right" - performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons - Brave



BEST SCORE
Winner: Lincoln - John Williams

Nominees:
Argo - Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi - Mychael Danna
Lincoln - John Williams
The Master - Jonny Greenwood
Moonrise Kingdom - Alexandre Desplat



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