This Daniel Radcliffe vehicle is a superb gothic horror tale with tight writing and great visual effects. Radcliffe is a solicitor trying to clean out a haunted house but is delayed by seeing the famed Woman in Black. The movie does not go for the easy scares, building tension that keeps you on the end of your seat, and Radcliffe proves his abilities as an actor. This is a great throwback to the time before horror movies were slasher films.
A gimmick movie edited to look like it was filmed in one fluid shot leaves the viewer wanting more. A girl goes back to a child hood house to clean it up to sale when a stranger breaks into the house and causes her and her family terror. While the gimmick could have been really cool, the two directors saw fit to give you odd angles, not show the actual violence, or even anything that was going on. The constant dark and concentration on static objects gave the directors obvious places to do cuts but nothing ever really frightens you. Top the film off with an ending that has been done better in many other movies, this remake gives you no scares.
Peter Jackson Film
Michael J. Fox plays a con man riding people’s house of ghosts—ones he’s sent there himself. But soon the ghost and the terror are all too real, and Fox’s character is the only one that can stop them. This suspenseful horror movie is a fresh take on ghosts and is visually stunning. Fox gives a great performance, and the plot is gripping. Packed with humor and horror, The Frighteners is one of Jackson’s best.
Lord of the Rings
Because everyone in this world (other than me) has seen these movies a bazillion times, can quote every line, knows every difference between the books and the movies, and (like me) knows in their heart of hearts that The Hobbit should not be made into three films. Go ahead and check some of Jackson’s other works.
It’s Emmy nominations times! Meaning, the TV Academy ranks things in a way that the normal viewer doesn’t understand. Here’s my Average Josie take on the nominations.
Kudos to the voters for seeing the value in Nurse Jackie with Edie Falco and Merritt Weaver both picking up Actress/Supporting Actress nominations though I’m kind of sad Peter Facinelli didn’t get any love. I was glad to see Homeland’s Claire Danes and Dexter’s Michael C. Hall get Leading Actress/Actor nods, and Martine Freeman nominated for his work as Dr. Watson before he’s shot into American fame by the Hobbit. I looking forward to seeing what the outcome of the Drama Guest Actor, with Michael J. Fox going up against Mad Men’s Ben Feldman (you may know him as Fred the angel from Drop Dead Diva). A high point of the nominations? Seeing Bob’s Burger’s included in Best Animated Show.
The biggest snub had to be for Sons of Anarchy and The Walking Dead. While TWD was nominated for Prosthetic Make-up and Visual effects, it was left out of the Dramas category as well as all actor/actress nominations. The biggest of these crimes was shutting out Jon Bernthal in the Drama Supporting Actor. He managed to give depth to a character that would have been a flat out villain in any other actor’s hands. The second biggest snub? Charlie Hunam from Sons of Anarchy. While many critics and viewers are outraged by the Katy Sagal snub, Hunam is to me, the most deserving as he balances the complex emotions and morality as the biker’s game vice president. SOA has been constantly forgotten culminating in the non-nomination of Kim Coates in Season 2 for Supporting Actor. I was surprised that Hugh Laurie was left out for his last season of House M.D., and shocked to learned that neither Archer nor H. Jon Benjamin were included in the nominations. Benjamin had both Archer and Bob’s Burger to his voice acting credits.
The three biggest WTF moments of the year
American Horror Story as a Miniseries. According to Entertainment Weekly, because it has a self contained story line in its first 12 episodes, AHS qualifies for the Miniseries/Movie category even though it has a second season already lined up. I find this unfair and a way for Ryan Murphy and FX to get credit knowing that they couldn’t go head to head with Downtown Abbey or Mad Men.
Multiple Show Nominations for One Award. Thanks to EW, we know that several categories have six nominations due to ties, while this doesn’t anger me. The fact that many of those and other categories have multiple nominations from the same show. For example: Best Supporting Drama Actor has six nominees with two being from Breaking Band and two from Downtown Abbey. This shuts other supporting actors, such as Bernthal, who deserve a shot even if they aren’t in the two previous shows. I understand how voting works and how this can happen, but it doesn’t mean its fair.
Psych. Psych has been forgotten by the Emmy voters since its inception which is quite sad. It’s a marvelous show and James Roday and Dulé Hill are always top notch. While Psych was recognized this year, it was for Best Interactive Experience.
The Academy has plenty of time to decide who will win each category and which of my shows in the Yays section will be underappreciated. Till then I hoping (stupid, I know) that the voters get some taste.
Check out my snubs gallery below
How this missed best animated series I’m unure, but I’m even more baffled that H. Jon Benjamin was shut out for voice over for this and Bob’s Burgers
Not sure how he was shut out from Drama Actor with the last season of House MD just aired
Bernthal did an amazing job giving depth to a character that could have been a static villian. He was shut out from Supporting Actor in a Drama series even though he handled a variety of emotion with in Shane
This comedy has always been snubbed and it’s only nomination is for best interactive experience for the Hashtag Killer
Completly shut out from all nominations yet again
This zombie drama was snubbed from the “big” categories such as drama and all actor/actress rules. The only nominations are for Prosthetic Make-Up and Visual Effects