Thursday, 29 December 2011

2011 In Review: Mel's Best Films

Now that we got the stinkers out of the way, here are my Best Films of this past year that I paid to see and gladly. Heck I'd have paid for a second and third viewing and I am one broke-ass bitch most of the time. Here they are in no particular order...

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

2011 In Review: Mel's Worst Films

It's that time of year when we lay out the lists of Bests and Worsts. Here is a list of the films I watched, er, suffered through and consider the stinkers of this year. If you've seen them, my condolences, if not thank the Universe that others took that blow to the cranium for you.

Here they are in no particular order...

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

I took my nephew and his friend to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and it was more than worth the extortion price to get in. I gladly donated a kidney and an unborn child to be named later to settle in for this hellagood thriller. Guy Ritchie, RDJ and Jude Law delivered in spades once again.

This time around we have Sherlock going up against a criminal mastermind that wants to bring about world war so he clean up on the guns, bullets and bombs necessary to fight this armageddon. A little megalomaniacal for late Victorian England, but I bought it. This covert evil genius is none other than Professor James Moriarty, Holmes' archenemy, the Napoleon of Crime as described by Doyle. He is played to sinister perfection by Jared Harris. The air between Holmes and Moriarty whenever they share screen time is charged, the dialogue, knife-blade sharp. The way they match wits is an intellectual Wimbledon final that left me wanting more and more. I didn't want to leave these two, other than to go to Holmes and Watson, who are just electric together. Seriously, RDJ and Law light it up like Chicago at Christmas. I could not get enough of them and yes, I want another SH film right freakin' now.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Immortals: An Uneven Epic

Oh how I was looking forward to Immortals. Tarsem Singh is a visionary director with a breath-taking style that just blows me away. However, I was torn. I loved most of it, but had huge problems with other parts. I'll break this down like a performance review giving you good, bad, layers of a sandwich.

Monday, 5 December 2011

The Top5 Announced!

First, and on behalf of the judges, we would like to thank all those that have nominated their favourite blogs in the first round.

In each category, the five entrants that received the most nominations have now progressed to the Top5 round and you can now vote for your favourite blog to win in their specific categories here.

New to this year, we also have our Head2Head category for The Sexiest Male and Female awards where the top 2 blog authors that received the most nominations will battle it out for the sexiest blog award in the Blogosphere.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

TheMovie411 Blog Awards 2011: Quick update

Dear Readers, the Top5 in each category of the Movie411 Blog Awards 2011 were supposed to be announced today and the voting to begin.

Unfortunately, and beyond my control, the voting page is experiencing some code admittance issues with I am fixing the problem, and it will be resolved by tomorrow evening.
I have been trying to resolve the problem all day, and we are nearly there with it. So rest assured we will have the page up and ready by tomorrow evening, and the contenders that have made the Top5 will receive there badges in an e-mail before then.

Apologies to you all.