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Oscar Alert: Will Sam Mendes win Best Director for 1917?

“Anyone who appreciates cinema should see this movie, any casual movie lovers should also see this movie, as a matter of fact everyone should see this movie.”
-NerdyPopcorn

Colin Firth

Sam Mendes is at the top of the list for the Oscar for best director, if he wins it’ll best his second, he won at the 72nd Academy Awards for his first major motion picture, American Beauty. Since then he has Directed numerous big budget movies, none of the were met with the same critical acclaim, however, 1917 has. 21 years after his first win Mendes, who still shoot movies on film instead of digital, is taking us on the journey of a pair of British servicemen tasked with delivering a message in the middle of battle.

The cinematography is beautiful, the flow of the camera as it follows the character is flawless , even if you don’t like war movies you’ll be mesmerized by the camera work. The movie has a beautiful amount of tension, which is a result of the music, done by Thomas Newman, whose resume also includes American Beauty. What I absolutely love about this movie is that you could never guess what happens next, Mendes does a fantastic job capturing the uncertainty of war, which gives you a sense of dread as you watch the story unfold.

The two lead actors are virtually unknown, but Mendes accounts for this by surrounding them with Hollywood royalty, within the first 15 minutes you’ll see appearances by Colin Firth and Andrea Scott, brief but strong performances by both. 1917 is a perfect example of what can be achieved when you have some of the best in the world behind the scenes, the acting was fabulous, but what makes this story special is the collaboration between director/writer, cinematography, music, and photography.

This movie will win both Best Picture and Best Director. Entertainment value is through the roof, minimal slow and drawn out parts, and never a dull moment. Anyone who appreciates cinema should see this movie, any casual movie lovers should also see this movie, as a matter of fact everyone should see this movie.

Nerdy Trailer Alert: Jim Carrey in what could be his darkest role yet “Dark Crimes”

Anyone born in the 80’s will tell you that Jim Carrey has been a major part of their lives, he has been entertaining us for years, mostly with his comedy, but in this trailer for his new movie “Dark Crimes” it looks like we won’t be seeing Jim’s Comedic side.

Release Date: May 18th, 2018

You have to see a list of the Highest Paid Actors in 2017

2017 saw a decline in the box office but that didn’t stop the actors on this list to cash in. The following list is from Low to High

Tom Cruise: $43M

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The actor received an estimated eight-figure salary from Then Mummy and Mission Impossible: 6

Robert Downey Jr.: $48M

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Ironman recently dropped from the number one spot, but I bet he isn’t too concerned as he is still making millions portraying a superhero.

Jackie Chan: $49M

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Jackie may not be the box office star he used to be in the US but he is still one of China’s biggest movie stars.

Adam Sandler: $50.5M

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His movies have been ripped apart by moviegoers and critics alike, but Sandler is laughing his way to the bank with his newly inked 4 movie deal with Netflix.

 

Vin Diesel: $54.5M

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Vin’s specialty? Franchises, he is currently making bank on both the Fast and The Furious and Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson: $65M

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This should come as no surprise as the Rock is virtually everywhere, he a multitude of action movie slated to be released in 2018.

Mark Wahlberg: $68Mmark-wahlberg-desktop-wallpaper-50253-51941-hd-wallpapers.jpg

This has been Mark’s highest earning year ever, thanks to movies like Daddy’s home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight, he also had an endorsement deal with AT&T and success through his burger chain.