Tag: max von sydow

Quick Review: Branded (2012)

BRANDED BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 15, 2013 As much as “Branded” is ambitious and inventive, it’s also careless and void of appropriate character development and character reactions. In the surreal world where corporations and brands materialize into strange animals and blobs, the message is so blatant that you picture the film having its monster slapping you across the face throughout its course. Ed Stoppard plays … Read More Quick Review: Branded (2012)

New Trailer: Branded – Official Trailer #1

BRANDED / In the realm of science fiction and social statements, a new sci-fi film starring Max Von Sydow and the ravishing Leelee Sobieski gets an official American trailer today. Branded brings to light the idea that there is an invisible entity controlling the minds of the world’s population. As always, the fate of the world is left up to ONE MAN who much … Read More New Trailer: Branded – Official Trailer #1

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [18] Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close & 2 nominations

[28 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[22 DAYS TO OSCARS] “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” was lucky to get nominated for anything, plain and simple. The fact that it got a Best Picture nomination over “Harry Potter” or “Drive” is testament to the direction that the Academy tends to take towards family films. The film is shows up in only one other category (Best Actor … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [18] Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close & 2 nominations

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

Winning an Oscar at a prior Academy Awards ceremony definitely puts an actor/actress in the driver’s seat when it comes to getting nominated again. Sandra Bullock has enough steam to be another front-runner at this year’s Oscars and, though I have yet to see the film, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” appears like “The Blind Side” of 2011, with family values and strong emotion. … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”