As you know, for the past twelve days, I have been teasing a major announcement to come on today, July 31st, 2015. This is going to go down as one of the most historic days in the history of the blog because it is the day I announce, officially, that this blog has an end game.
It became apparent to me during May and June that the responsibilities as a junior in high school were far too great to prioritize this blog rather than them. And, in the coming years, these responsibilities are only going to increase in their significance and this blog is sacred. It deserves nothing but a host, a poster, who is completely the opposite of restless. And as life is going to be taking a direction away from the comfort that would allow for regular posting, this becomes impossible.
In the past, I've made it a point to create an entire post, time and again, dedicated to the series finales of respective television programs. Chuck, 30 Rock, The Office. Each has had a post that was dedicated completely to paying homage to the show. The truly great series finales are the ones that recognize when it is time to depart from their lofty peaks, give plenty of time to honor the creation appropriately, and end what they started the right way.
I want to end My Power Is Beyond Your Understanding the right way. So, on July 31st, 2016 (about a month away from when I will begin college), My Power Is Beyond Your Understanding will have its very last post.
I started this blog as fifth grade was coming to an end and I am, honestly, both honored and baffled that I will be ending it after the end of twelfth grade.
Twenty days from now, it will be the three-year anniversary of when Greg Daniels announced that the ninth season of The Office would be its last. On that day, Bob Greenblatt said, "At some point, you have a choice: to always tell the beginnings of stories and the middles or to allow a story to end. And I think endings can be very powerful and meaningful pieces of the story."
My Power Is Beyond Your Understanding has had its beginning and it has certainly had its middle. But now, it's time for it to have its end. Hell, seven years is nothing to scoff at. Besides, it's not like this blog will be going out with a whimper. It's the power blog! We're going out with a bang.
I want to thank any of you reading this who have stuck by this blog through all the years and will continue to stick with it for one more.
There will be more content, more fun, and more time-honored, nostalgia-oriented celebration than we've ever had before. It's going to be the best year in the history of the blog.
I can't wait to get going.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Lionel Barrymore (Free Soul), Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Clark Gable (It Happened One Night), William Powell (The Thin Man), Gary Cooper (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), Jimmy Stewart (Harvey), Spencer Tracy (Boys Town), Clark Gable (Gone with the Wind), Laurence Olivier (Wuthering Heights), Mickey Rooney (Babes in Arms), Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator), Orson Welles (Citizen Kane), Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca), Jimmy Stewart (It's a Wonderful Life), Laurence Olivier (Hamlet), Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird), Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire), James Dean (East of Eden), Alec Guinness (The Bridge on the River Kwai), Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur), Jack Lemmon (Some Like It Hot), Warren Beatty (Bonnie and Clyde), Paul Newman (Cool Hand Luke), John Wayne (True Grit), Gene Hackman (Hoosiers), Marlon Brando (The Godfather), Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Sylvester Stallone (Rocky), Woody Allen (Annie Hall), John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws), Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer), Robert De Niro (Raging Bull), John Hurt (The Elephant Man), Ben Kingsley (Ghandi), Jimmy Stewart (Rear Window), Robin Williams (Good Morning, Vietnam), Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man), Tom Hanks (Big), Robin Williams (Dead Poets Society), Morgan Freeman (Driving Miss Daisy), Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), Robert Downey Jr. (Chaplin), Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump), Liam Neeson (Schindler's List), Chevy Chase (Vacation), John Travolta (Pulp Fiction), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Tom Cruise (Jerry Maguire), Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun), Tom Hanks (Saving Private Ryan), Russell Crowe (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), Tom Hanks (Cast Away), Denzel Washington (Malcolm X), Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon), George Clooney (Up in the Air), Colin Firth (The King's Speech), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Will Ferrell (Elf), Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Robert Hays (Airplane!), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Sam Niell (Jurassic Park), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Paul Rudd (Our Idiot Brother), Tim Curry (Clue), James Franco (The Interview), Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone), Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2), Jim Carrey (The Truman Show), Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man 2), Bill Murray (Ghostbusters), Mike Myers (Wayne's World), John Belushi (Animal House), Eddie Murphy (Trading Places), Kermit the Frog (The Muppet Movie)
Katharine Hepburn (Morning Glory), Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's), Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music), Judy Garland (The Wizard of Oz), Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind), Bette Davis (All About Eve), Vivien Leigh (A Streetcar Named Desire), Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday), Doris Day (Pillow Talk), Natalie Wood (Splendor in the Grass), Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins), Elizabeth Taylor (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde), Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl), Liza Minnelli (Cabaret), Carol Kane (Hester Street), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Talia Shire (Rocky), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall), Jane Fonda (Coming Home), Mary Tyler Moore (Ordinary People), Meryl Streep (Sophie's Choice), Shirley MacLaine (Terms of Endearment), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens), Cher (Moonstruck), Glenn Close (Dangerous Liaisons), Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy), Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs), Holly Hunter (The Piano), Julia Roberts (Erin Brokovich), Stockard Channing (Six Degrees of Separation), Winona Ryder (Little Women), Meryl Streep (The Bridges of Madison County), Frances McDormand (Fargo), Kate Winslet (Titanic), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), Annette Bening (American Beauty), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!), Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones's Diary), Renee Zellweger (Chicago), Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby), Kate Winselt (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), Ellen Page (Juno), Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Julie Hagerty (Airplane!), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park), Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles), Drew Barrymore (50 First Dates), Zooey Deschanel (Elf), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Robin Wright (The Princess Bride), Amy Adams (The Muppets), Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy), Joanne Woodward (The Glass Menagerie), Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Christine Taylor (Zoolander), Robin Wright (Forrest Gump), Toni Collette (The Way Way Back), Julie Bowen (Happy Gilmore), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man), Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls), Tina Fey (This Is Where I Leave You), Leslie Mann (This Is 40), Emily Blunt (The Five-Year Engagement), Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca), Debbie Reynolds (Singin' in the Rain), Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis), Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Zooey Deschanel ((500) Days of Summer), Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Cameron Diaz (Being John Malkovich), Melanie Griffith (Lolita), Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights), Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise), Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)
Thursday, July 30, 2015
W.S. Van Dyke (The Thin Man), Frank Capra (It Happened One Night), Victor Fleming (Gone with the Wind), John Ford (The Grapes of Wrath), Orson Welles (Citizen Kane), Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life), Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho), Laurence Olivier (Hamlet), William Wyler (Roman Holiday), Alfred Hitchcock (Rear Window), Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men), William Wyler (Ben-Hur), David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia), Robert Mulligan (To Kill a Mockingbird), Robert Stevenson (Mary Poppins), Robert Wise (The Sound of Music), Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde), Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey), Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange), Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), George Lucas (American Graffiti), Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part II), John G. Avildsen (Rocky), Woody Allen (Annie Hall), Steven Spielberg (Jaws), George Lucas (Star Wars), Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull), Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Richard Attenborough (Ghandi), Steven Spielberg (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment), Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda), Kenneth Branagh (Henry V), Peter Weir (Dead Poets Society), Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas), Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park), Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List), Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump), Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Mel Gibson (Braveheart), Joel Coen (Fargo), James Cameron (Titanic), Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan), Peter Weir (The Truman Show), Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting), Robert Benigni (Life Is Beautiful), Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich), M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), Ron Howard (Cinderella Man), Roman Polanski (The Pianist), Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Peter Weir (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck), Martin Scorsese (The Departed), Jason Reitman (Juno), Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), David Fincher (The Social Network), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Lincoln (Steven Spielberg), Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman), Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), John Hughes (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), David Zucker (Airplane!), James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jon Favreau (Elf), John Hughes (The Breakfast Club), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters), Harold Ramis (Vacation), Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride), Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), Jim Rash and Nat Faxon (The Way Way Back), Brad Bird (Ratatouille), Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Harold Ramis (Caddyshack)
Best Supporting Actor
Jack Oakie (The Great Dictator), Claude Rains (Casablanca), Edmund Gwenn (Miracle on 34th Street), Lionel Barrymore (It's a Wonderful Life), Karl Malden (A Streetcar Named Desire), Lee J. Cobb (On the Waterfront), Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts), Mickey Rooney (The Bold and the Brave), Frank Sinatra (From Here to Eternity), Bill Murray (Caddyshack), Hugh Griffith (Ben-Hur), Jackie Gleason (The Hustler), Omar Sharif (Lawrence of Arabia), Walter Matthau (The Fortune Cookie), Gene Hackman (Bonnie and Clyde), James Caan (The Godfather), Robert Shaw (Jaws), Robert Duvall (The Godfather), Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II), Fred Astaire (The Towering Inferno), Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter), Joe Pesci (Raging Bull), Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People), Louis Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), Donald Pleasance (The Great Escape), Jack Nicholson (Terms of Endearment), John Malkovich (Death of a Salesman), Dennis Hopper (Hoosiers), John Candy (Planes, Trains, and Automobiles), Albert Brooks (Broadcast News), Dan Aykroyd (Driving Miss Daisy), Joe Pesci (Goodfellas), Tommy Lee Jones (JFK), Jack Nicholson (A Few Good Men), Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List), Leonardo DiCaprio (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump), Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects), Ed Harris (Apollo 13), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire), William H. Macy (Fargo), Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), Burt Reynolds (Boogie Nights), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can), Ian McKellan (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man), Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain), Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls), Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight), Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Edward Norton (Birdman), Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), Leslie Nielsen (Airplane!), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Logan Lerman (Fury), Jason Schwartzman (Saving Mr. Banks), B.J. Novak (Saving Mr. Banks), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Sean Penn (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Donald Pleasance (Halloween), Casey Affleck (Ocean's Eleven), Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters), Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride), Michael McKean (Clue), Sean Connery (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer), Henry Fonda (12 Angry Men), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Will Ferrell (Zoolander), Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back), Elijah Wood (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Tobey Maguire (The Great Gatsby), Ray Bolger (The Wizard of Oz), Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3)
Best Supporting Actress
Hattie McDaniel (Gone with the Wind), Jane Darwell (The Grapes of Wrath), Angela Lansbury (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Eve Arden (Mildred Pierce), Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire), Jean Hagen (Singin' in the Rain), Natalie Wood (Rebel Without a Cause), Shelley Winters (The Diary of Anne Frank), Janet Leigh (Psycho), Rita Moreno (West Side Story), Mary Badham (To Kill a Mockingbird), Judy Garland (Judgement at Nuremberg), Edith Evans (Tom Jones), Gladys Cooper (My Fair Lady), Peggy Wood (The Sound of Music), Maggie Smith (Othello), Agnes Moorehead (Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte), Sandy Dennis (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Carol Channing (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Ruth Gordon (Rosemary's Baby), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show), Shelley Winters (The Poseidon Adventure), Madeline Kahn (Blazing Saddles), Talia Shire (The Godfather Part II), Meryl Streep (Kramer vs. Kramer), Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard), Jessica Lange (Tootsie), Glenn Close (The Natural), Geena Davis (The Accidental Tourist), Julia Roberts (Steel Magnolias), Jessica Tandy (Fried Green Tomatoes), Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King), Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny), Anna Paquin (The Piano), Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction), Kate Winslet (Sense and Sensibility), Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces), Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting), Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights), Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love), Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Octavia Spencer (The Help), Sally Field (Lincoln), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Amy Adams (American Hustle), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Emma Stone (Birdman), Donna Reed (It's a Wonderful Life), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall), Sigourney Weaver (Ghostbusters), Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club), Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club), Kristen Wiig (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer), Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom), Catherine O'Hara (Home Alone), Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2), Susan Sarandon (Jeff, Who Lives at Home), Beverly D'Angelo (Vacation), Lesley Ann Warren (Clue), Elizabeth Perkins (Big), Renee Zellweger (Cinderella Man), Olivia Wilde (Drinking Buddies), Ruth Gordon (Harold and Maude), Carrie Fisher (The Empire Strikes Back), Robin Wright (Forrest Gump), Emma Thompson (Love Actually), Tina Fey (Mean Girls), Grace Kelly (Rear Window), Christina Applegate (Anchorman), Thelma Ritter (Rear Window), Mia Sara (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Gloria Stuart (Titanic)
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Best Original Screenplay
The Great Dictator, Citizen Kane, On the Waterfront, Pillow Talk, North by Northwest, How the West Was Won, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Bonnie and Clyde, The Producers, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Patton, American Graffiti, Rocky, Annie Hall, Star Wars, Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Tootsie, Beverly Hills Cop, Back to the Future, The Way Way Back, Rain Man, Big, Dead Poets Society, Bull Durham, When Harry Met Sally..., Thelma & Louise, Philadelphia, Pulp Fiction, Toy Story, Fargo, Good Will Hunting, Jerry Maguire, Boogie Nights, Shakespeare in Love, The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan, Being John Malkovich, Airplane!, Moonrise Kingdom, Finding Nemo, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Crash, Good Night, and Good Luck, Little Miss Sunshine, The Breakfast Club, Juno, Ratatouille, Milk, In Bruges, The Hurt Locker, The King's Speech, Inception, Wet Hot American Summer, Her, American Hustle, Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Wizard of Oz, The Jazz Singer, The Thin Man, Mutiny on the Bounty, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, A Christmas Story, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, All the King's Men, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rear Window, Around the World in 80 Days, The Bridge on the River Kwai, 12 Angry Men, Gigi, Ben-Hur, Some Like It Hot, Breakfast at Tiffany's, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, Mary Poppins, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Young Frankenstein, Sophie's Choice, Amadeus, The Color Purple, Stand by Me, Dangerous Liaisons, Driving Miss Daisy, Goodfellas, The Silence of the Lambs, Schindler's List, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Finding Neverland, The Departed, Frost/Nixon, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, The Descendants, Moneyball, Argo, The Imitation Game, The Wolf of Wall Street, Iron Man, Jurassic Park, Jaws, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Saving Mr. Banks, Ocean's Eleven, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, The Princess Bride, Clue, The Blues Brothers
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Best Animated Feature Film
Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Toy Story 2, Cars, Ratatouille, Up, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Inside Out, The Emperor's New Groove, Lilo and Stitch, Shrek, Happy Feet, Winnie the Pooh, The Simpsons Movie, Aladdin, The Lion King, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ice Age, Shrek 2, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Frozen, Tangled, The Boxtrolls, The LEGO Movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Three Caballeros, Dumbo, The Road to El Dorado, The Little Mermaid, Lady and the Tramp, The Iron Giant, Spirited Away, An American Tail, The Land Before Time
Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Film
Tom Hanks (Toy Story), Tim Allen (Toy Story), John Goodman (Monsters Inc.), Billy Crystal (Monsters Inc.), Ellen DeGeneres (Finding Nemo), Albert Brooks (Finding Nemo), Craig T. Nelson (The Incredibles), Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille), Edward Asner (Up), Amy Poehler (Inside Out), Mindy Kaling (Inside Out), Bill Hader (Inside Out), Patrick Warburton (The Emperor's New Groove), David Spade (The Emperor's New Groove), Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Shrek), Cameron Diaz (Shrek), Jay Baruchel (How to Train Your Dragon), Idina Menzel (Frozen), Kristen Bell (Frozen), Mandy Moore (Tangled), Zachary Levi (Tangled), Chris Pratt (The LEGO Movie), Will Arnett (The LEGO Movie), Alison Brie (The LEGO Movie), Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda), Adriana Caselotti (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Deems Taylor (Fantasia), Jerry Orbach (Beauty and the Beast), Angela Lansbury (Beauty and the Beast), John Goodman (The Emperor's New Groove), Eartha Kitt (The Emperor's New Groove), Ilene Woods (Cinderella), Bobby Driscoll (Peter Pan), Kathryn Beaumont (Alice and Wonderland), Mel Blanc (Pinocchio), Kenneth Branagh (The Road to El Dorado), Kevin Kline (The Road to El Dorado), Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid), Vin Diesel (The Iron Giant), Hugh Jackman (Flushed Away), Josh Gad (Frozen), Dom DeLuise (An American Tail), Denis Leary (Ice Age), John Lithgow (Shrek), Justin Timberlake (Shrek the Third), Elizabeth Banks (The LEGO Movie), Phyllis Smith (Inside Out), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), John Cleese (Winnie the Pooh)
While visiting The Graham Norton Show, Matt LeBlanc paid homage to his time on Friends by singing two of Joey Tribbiani's classic songs from the show, including his Hand Twin song! You gotta love when the cast members of Friends celebrate their iconic time on the show. His voice is different, but the spirit of Joey is still there.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Best Visual Effects
The Jazz Singer, The Wizard of Oz, Swiss Family Robinson, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Ben-Hur, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Mary Poppins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Poseidon Adventure, King Kong, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Alien, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Empire Strikes Back, Tron, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Poltergeist, Return of the Jedi, Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Back to the Future, Hook, Jurassic Park, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman Returns, Forrest Gump, The Mask, Apollo 13, Independence Day, Titanic, The Matrix, Pearl Harbor, Spider-Man 2, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Avatar, Inception, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, Life of Pi, The Avengers, Gravity, Interstellar
Best Original Song
Pennies from Heaven (Pennies from Heaven), The Way You Look Tonight (Swing Time), Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz), Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie), When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio), Baby Mine (Dumbo), White Christmas (Holiday Inn), Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South), Baby, It's Cold Outside (Neptune's Daughter), That's Amore (The Caddy), Que Sera, Sera (The Man Who Knew Too Much), High Hopes (A Hole in the Head), Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's), Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins), The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book), Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), Ben (Ben), Live and Let Die (Live and Let Die), 9 to 5 (9 to 5), On the Road Again (Honeysuckle Rose), Endless Love (Endless Love), Footloose (Footloose), Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters), Somewhere Out There (An American Tail), I've Had the Time of My Life (Dirty Dancing), Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid), Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast), When the River Meets the Sea (Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas), Prince Ali (Aladdin), Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King), Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (Lilo and Stitch), You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story), My Heart Will Go On (Titanic), When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2), Lose Yourself (8 Mile), I See the Light (Tangled), We Belong Together (Toy Story 3), Man or Muppet (The Muppets), Skyfall (Skyfall), Let It Go (Frozen), Ordinary Love (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Everything Is Awesome (The LEGO Movie), You'll Be in My Heart (Tarzan), Let's Go Fly a Kite (Mary Poppins), Christmas Vacation (Christmas Vacation), If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out (Harold and Maude), Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), Higher and Higher (Wet Hot American Summer), Miracles (Unbroken), Singin' in the Rain (Singin' in the Rain)
Best Original Score
Jurassic Park, Birdman, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Citizen Kane, Holiday Inn, Casablanca, Saludos Amigos, Dumbo, The Wizard of Oz, The Three Caballeros, Song of the South, Easter Parade, A Streetcar Named Desire, Singin' in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, Ben-Hur, The Magnificent Seven, Breakfast at Tiffany's, West Side Story, Babes in Toyland, To Kill a Mockingbird, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Mary Poppins, The Pink Panther, Doctor Zhivago, The Sound of Music, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Poseidon Adventure, Star Wars, Jaws, The Godfather Part II, The Great Gatsby, The Muppet Movie, Chariots of Fire, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Annie, The Right Stuff, The Little Mermaid, Home Alone, Elf, Aladdin, The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Ratatouille, Saving Mr. Banks, Tower Heist, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Hope you are satisfied with all of the nominees. Happy voting!
When Paul Rudd visits Conan, he shows a clip from Mac and Me rather than the movie he's coming to promote. When Matt Damon visits Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he pretends to fight with the show's host. But despite all of this, my favorite late night guest tradition is when Kristen Wiig visits Jimmy Fallon. In the past, she has pretended to be both Michael Jordan and Harry Styles, but in her most recent visit to promote the new movie, Welcome to Me, she was Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. And it was hilarious.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
I do like this outcome because Bill Hader's episode was my favorite of the entire season so it's good to see him get some recognition for that. The return of Stefon was definitely an iconic moment and definitely a worthy recipient of the lofty title. He took down some heavy competition by beating Sarah Silverman, Chris Pratt, Jim Carrey, Amy Adams, and Louis C.K. It takes a great sketch to do that and Stefon? Well, that was just a great sketch.
Congratulations, Bill Hader!
Billy Donovan, the former coach of the University of Florida basketball team and one of the all-time greatest collegiate sports coaches, has stepped down from his post as the head of the Gators to take the open position as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Under Donovan, the Gators won six SEC championships, made the NCAA tournament fourteen times, won that tournament twice, and made it to the Final Four four times. He was truly a great coach and hugely influential to the program. You'll be missed, Billy D!
Saturday, July 25, 2015
It's been over fifty years since the band's formation, but even deep into the twenty-first century, The Beatles continue to make headlines with awesome actions. Another Girl is a track from The Beatles' 1965 album, Help!, but peculiarly, not one member of The Beatles ever performed it live. That was, until this past April when Paul McCartney performed it in Japan. Big doings!
Friday, July 24, 2015
The animated series will center on a standoffish inventor named Guy and Sam-I-Am of worldwide fame, who embark on a cross-country road trip that tests the limits of their friendship. As they learn to try new things, they discover what adventure brings. They also — spoiler alert! — get to eat that famous green treat.
Disney owns both Pixar and Marvel Studios so it should come as no surprise that the biggest 2015 films from each have now crossed over. To promote both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Inside Out, Disney set up the emotions from the latter to provide their commentary on clips from the former and it's a great result. Nice to see the Avengers meet the likes of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and Mindy Kaling.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Best Overall Picture
Best Comedic Picture
Best Dramatic Picture
Best Action Picture
Best Horror Picture
Best Musical Picture
Best Fantasy/Science Fiction Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Film
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Visual Effects
That's right! Twenty categories of full-blown cinematic fun! It's going to be a great competition celebrating the best of the movies. I cannot wait to find out what you all deem the best in each. Coming in August!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
This year's White House Correspondents Dinner was an especially delightful/comedic affair as Cecily Strong killed it as host and then Keegan-Michael Key brought out his Angry Obama Translator character from Key and Peele to subsequently aid President Barack Obama in killing it during his speech. Both clips are very entertaining. Jolly good show all around.
After Joss Whedon announced that Avengers: Age of Ultron would not feature a post-credits scene, some filmmakers immediately set about creating a hoax. They constructed a fake post-credits scene that would have been the first introduction of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was a very convincing scene that had me fooled for a little bit until it was, indeed, reveal to be all an elaborate prank. But the effort that went into it is fascinating and can be seen above if one would happen to be interested.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Bill Hader v. Louis C.K.
In the press tour for Avengers: Age of Ultron, there were a few hiccups. You know, Robert Downey Jr. walking out on an interview, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner getting flak for calling Black Widow a slut, and Joss Whedon being scapegoated for some of Thor's scenes that were cut. But amidst the chaos, there were some good moments. In particular, this one was notable as an interviewer flipped some stereotypically sexist questions onto Mark Ruffalo rather than his interview partner, Scarlett Johansson. Pretty entertaining.
A new documentary about the legendary Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, was released this year titled Cobain: Montage of Heck and with it came new music by Cobain we'd never heard before. One of the more notable tracks was a cover he did of The Beatles' chipper song, And I Love Her. Naturally, it's Cobain so the tone is much more different, but it's still hauntingly beautiful. Worth a listen.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Bill Hader v. Amy Adams
Blake Shelton v. Louis C.K.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Bill Hader v. Jim Carrey
James Franco v. Amy Adams
Blake Shelton v. Chris Hemsworth
Michael Keaton v. Louis C.K.
Jimmy Fallon's iconic song that protests the BP Oil Spill, Balls in Your Mouth, has long been lore on NBC. He broke it out back on Late Night and has since sung it with such talent as Florence Henderson, Sheryl Crow, and Eddie Vedder. Well, now as the years tick by, Fallon has brought it back. And what better person to bring it back with than Russell Crowe? Absolutely fantastic.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Chris Pratt v. Bill Hader
Jim Carrey v. Chris Rock
Woody Harrelson v. James Franco
Amy Adams v. Kevin Hart
Blake Shelton v. Dakota Johnson
Chris Hemsworth v. Dwayne Johnson
Michael Keaton v. Scarlett Johansson
Reese Witherspoon v. Louis C.K.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The popular segment from The Tonight Show, Lip Sync Battle, spearheaded by Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and Emily Blunt, has been turned into a television show on Spike TV. And it's pretty good. I was slightly skeptical about it, but once I saw this, all my doubts faded away. Jimmy Fallon lip syncing Like a Prayer is the greatest thing ever. Too good. I do recommend this show.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Compared to yesterday's Star Wars trailer, the trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is a bit darker in both tone and actual visibility. But I'm digging it. I still don't know much about the plot, but this quick look interests me in the film. "Do you bleed? You will," is a pretty good line and I do believe I heard Jesse Eisenberg at one point. Can't wait for the full trailer to get a better sense.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
This has to be among the all-time greatest movie trailers ever made. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens released the first real trailer for the movie and it is amazing. The score is perfectly emotional, the scenes are both nostalgic and incredibly intriguing. And it ends amazingly. Chewie, we're home. I love it. This just became a must-see for me.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A fake movie trailer got pretty popular couple months ago, even finding its way to the front page of Buzzfeed. Made by Alex Luthor, the trailer depicted a battle between the cinematic properties of Marvel and DC joining forces against the Star Wars universe. It's a pretty entertaining trailer with some pretty cool shots, including Batman wielding a light saber and Star Lord flying the Millennium Falcon.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Sarah Silverman v. Bill Hader
Cameron Diaz v. James Franco
Martin Freeman v. Amy Adams
J.K. Simmons v. Dakota Johnson
Taraji P. Henson v. Scarlett Johansson
Recently, Dion DiMucci, the lead singer of Dion and the Belmonts, an amazing doo-wop group from way back in the day, reunited with his Belmonts to perform a quick rendition of their hit, The Wanderer, while out together at lunch. It's so great!
Thank goodness for Julian Edelman. The NFL recently unveiled Star Wars-themed helmets for the teams, but the Patriots wide receiver took it a step further by putting the New England Patriots into the world of Star Wars. It's a very entertaining video that makes me love Edelman that much more.
Monday, July 6, 2015
The pressures of the end of my junior year of high school really all culminated at the same time so I stepped back from the blog to focus on them and despite being out of school for eighteen days already, I've only just returned today. To get caught up more easily, I simply finished the countdown and shared covers while marking important days along the way. Starting tomorrow, though, we are back with our regularly scheduled content! It'll be really great to be back. And there's some fun things coming up. Last year, we had the All-Time Emmys in August. Well, something similar will be coming this August, too. We also have the annual summer countdown of my one hundred favorite people coming up and (this is exciting) starting tomorrow, the Best SNL Sketch of the Season 40 Tournament will officially begin! You've been voting since September. It's time to declare a winner. Finally, a major announcement will be coming on July 31st, so you're going to want to stay tuned for that. Besides that? We're back, bitches!