Titanic…now in 3D!

Thanksgiving this year is now another chapter in history and so is the day after; Black Friday.  This Black Friday was the first time I have ever done Black Friday and I really enjoyed it!  I was with my friends and the first place we went to is Best Buy.  As you may have known, they had some pretty good deals and I did not intend to miss them!  One of the things that I picked up while I was there was the re-release of Titanic, now in 3D.  I did not see the re-release in theatres because I did not think that it was worth the 10 bucks that they were charging me.  Now you are probably wondering…why did I pick it up on blu-ray?  For 14 bucks?  Well, the price seemed pretty appealing and their were a ton of special features that I could enjoy.  It was worth paying 4 bucks more.

I watched it Friday night and I was amazed, once again, at this masterpiece of a movie.  Every part of the movie is well done whether it be the drama, the romance, the historical accuracy, or the great disaster scenes.  James Cameron did a great job with the massive budget that he had in his possession!  The relationship between Jack and Rose was an awesome thing to see develop.  I remember seeing the scene where Jack stops Rose from jumping off the boat into the water.  From that point on, I really liked the character of Jack and I was destroyed when I saw him die in the cold at the end of the movie.  I was a believer, thinking he was going to survive…along with Rose.

Anyway, I enjoyed seeing it again and the 3D definitely helped this movie out a lot.  3D was definitely not necessary for all of the parts but the third dimension really augmented the scenes where the boat was sinking.  The sinking really came to life in 3D and I gained a greater appreciation for all of the special effects that came along with it.  Obviously, nothing beats the original but the 3D version is definitely a cool thing to own!

The special features (one of the main reasons I bought the movie again) were great!  There was a bunch of documentary that chronicled the challenges of making a movie of such titanic scale (*pun definitely intended*).  James Cameron and some of the actors talked about the joys and the hardships that came along with the filming of the movie.  One of the coolest things about watching these features was seeing how all of the actors have aged.  Kate Winslet was just a 19 year old girl when she portrayed the character of Rose and I was amazed to find this  out!  I gained a greater appreciation for her and the way she held this iconic role at such an early age.

If you are on the fence about getting this movie, I say it is a go!  I recommend this to any fan of the movie and any other person who still (surprisingly) has not seen it yet!  It is a great piece of pop culture and movie history and I am happy that the 3D version is now in my collection!

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

A lot of people would probably argue that I am late to the party due to the fact that I just watched this movie for the first time yesterday.  Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, for those who don’t know, is a movie about a quirky pet detective who is tasked with the mission to find the Miami Dolphin’s stolen mascot, a dolphin.  Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) does a great job with portraying the character of Ace.  He is extremely funny and he does some of the weirdest things that make you laugh every time you see them.  His facial expressions were the best part about the movie, they were always so different and pretty hilarious!

Melissa Robinson (Courtney Cox) is the person that hired Ace to do the job.  Ace has his very own way of doing things and he solves this mystery in some of the weirdest ways possible!  I really like the scenes where Ace and Melissa are in the insane hospital trying to find Mr. Finkle, one of the suspects  Hilarity ensues as he tries to get into the hospital disguised as an “ex-football” player with a tu-tu on.

It is really interesting to see the relationship between Ace and Melissa develop and bloom throughout the movie.  At first Melissa is very sceptical of Ace as a person but towards the end of they story they start to develop a fondness for each other that is pretty cool to see.

Another cool part of the movies is the inclusion of Dan Marino.  He plays himself in the movie, the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins.  He ends up becoming kidnapped in the movie and Ace has to also find him, as well as the dolphin!

The movie has a pretty big cult-following even though the movie had mixed reviews when it first came out.  The movie ended up spawning a sequel and an animated series too!  Some regard this as some of the best work that Jim Carrey has done while others beg to differ.  I agree with the people that say this is one of his best works because he did a great job!

Recap of the 2012 Britannia Awards

November 11, 2012 was a big night for the British film industry as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (or BAFTA) hosted the 2012 Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.  BAFTA LA has held these awards for 25 years.  That was not the only milestone celebrated that night as the 50th anniversary of James Bond was also celebrated.

                  The Master of Ceremonies for the night was Scottish actor, director, producer, and writer Alan Cumming.  This was not the first time Cumming has hosted the Britannia Awards.  His first assignment as host of the show was back at the 2003 Britannia Awards.
                  Cumming gave a comedic keynote which included topics such as politics and how the guests in the ballroom were all very happy and smiling.  He also talked about how BAFTA decided to include video games into the award show for the first time.
                  The night started with actor Josh Gad presenting comedy masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone with the Charley Chapman Award for Excellence in Comedy.  Parker and Stone are the creators of the satiric show South Park.  Olivia Munn presented the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment to Will Wright, creator of the Sim City video game series.  Wright is one of the most revered figures in the video game industry due to the massive success of all of his games.
                  Legendary director Roger Coreman presented the John Schlesigner Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing to Quentin Tarantino.  Tarantino has directed his fair share of movies.  Some of his films include Pulp FictionReservoir DogsKill BillInglorious Bastards, and Django Unchained.
                  The two big winners of the night were the two Daniels; Daniel Day-Lewis and Daniel Craig.  Steven Spielberg, director of the movie Lincoln, presented the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film to actor Day-Lewis.  Day-Lewis portrays the American president Abraham Lincoln in the movie Lincoln.  He also showed his funny side at the podium when he poked some fun at Clint Eastwood by talking to a chair, a reference to Eastwood, who at the Republican National Convention talked to president Barack Obama, the chair.
                  The night concluded with the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year going to actor Daniel Craig.  The award was presented by actor Harrison Ford, who starred in conjunction with Craig in the movie Cowboys and Aliens.  Daniel Craig is mainly known for his portrayal as British super-spy James Bond in the movies Casino RoyaleQuantum of Solace, and the recent Skyfall.
                  The night was a very relaxed and informal as the winners were already notified of their honors before the event even took place.  There were only six people who received awards.  There was a reference to how much of an honor a Britannia Awards is due to the small amount of those awards that are given out.

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