blo Teens Read and Write: BLACK SWAN and KINGS SPEECH Reviewed Plus Academy Award Picks!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

BLACK SWAN and KINGS SPEECH Reviewed Plus Academy Award Picks!

Right after getting home from a double feature of BLACK SWAN and THE KING'S SPEECH, Alyssa and I sat and spilled our thoughts in this video. Camera Man Gregory was making faces and dancing which is why you'll see Alyssa do some weird head/body thing -not that she needs an excuse to be weird. 

We're having our annual Academy Awards Party Sunday - we print up ballots and everyone has to vote with the winner getting a prize - and thought we'd share come of our picks. As noted, we've seen everything but THE FIGHTER, but we're picking some of the actors for awards. Here goes:

Best Actor - Colin Firth: THE KING'S SPEECH
Best Actress - Natalie Portman: BLACK SWAN
Best Supporting Actor - Christian Bale: THE FIGHTER
Best Supporting Actress - Melissa Leo: THE FIGHTER
Best Director - Darren Aronofsky: BLACK SWAN
Best Picture - THE SOCIAL NETWORK - although we think BLACK SWAN should win.


So what are your picks for the Academy Awards?


Blodeuedd said...

I sure hope that The Social N wins, boring movie, I don't get why everyone loves i am hoping for the King's S. Haven't seen it but loves Firth ;)

Natalie said...

I'm ashamed to say that I've seen hardly any of the nominees this year! I've been trying to cut back on spending by waiting for movies to come out at the Palace, which is a local theater that shows movies for $3 a few weeks before they come out on DVD. I can't wait to see Black Swan! I've heard so many great (trippy, weird) things about it.

P.S. Alyssa, I totally understand your pain. Watching awkward scenes with little brothers is...well...awkward. I frequently end up going to the bathroom or getting popcorn. Lol!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

"Theres a lot of touching... awkward you can sit that way" LMFAO!!! you guys are hilarious. The Kings Speech looks awesome and my brother thought Black Swan was good, but even he found it way to creepy, and he is normally good with creepy ass movies. I scare easily, so I doubt I would be brave enough to watch it, if I did I would be covering my ears and hiding under a blanket. Hell I was way scared Silent Hill although I loved it.

Aww poor you Alyssa if it got on the graphic side talk about way embarrassing with your bro there! It's happened to me in the past *shudders*

My bro said The Fighter was amazing, then again he's a dude so he would. :P I watched The Social Network, I was surprised by how much I loved it as my expectations were slightly low. However, my expectation of Inception because of the hype were very high and didn't quite meet them.

Glad you both enjoyed them though. love your vlogs!

Tales of Whimsy said...

OMG what a great review. I love the way you two play off with each other. It doesn't sound like it's for me, but I truly enjoyed your take and thoughts. You too are super cute!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I haven't seen the Black Swan yet. I need to watch it. LOVED the way you enhanced the video. LOL Oh no! Gore! Great!

Julia @ That Hapa Chick said...

I LOVED Black Swan. It was so freaky but so good. One of the best psychological thrillers I've ever seen. I cannot even imagine how awkward that would have been to watch with my brother. Haha. XD Other than that I've only seen Inception and The Social Network. Both of which I also really liked.

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Gah! Don't boo The Fighter!

Blahahahaha! I saw Black Swan with my mom. Talk about awkward! I wanted to evaporate away.

OMG, guys! Your videos are hilarious! The Top Ten most awkward list. hahahaha! Love the camera effects.

You totally rocked this segment. Looking forward to more :D

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Wait a minute. I had to go back and pause at that top ten list of most awkward movies.

WALL-E??? *snorts*

You guys need to do a video to explain why this list of movies is awkward. LOL

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Err why isn't my volume not working. :(

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Lmao. DUH.. unplugging my headphones would be great

nymfaux said...

Hi!--Will have to watch the video later, when I have more time, but I just have to throw out my LOVE of True Grit. I swear it radiated AMAZINGNESS in a way I've never felt before--It took Black Swan and King's speech forever to come to our theater, but they look really good. The Fighter I could go either way on. But True Grit was SO frackin' fantastic!!!! I would have seen it a million more times if I could!!!

YA Book Queen said...

Like Missie, I went with my mom to see this one too - it was just as awkward as the time I went to see a very awkward movie with my brother (I really need to start looking up the details of movies before I agree to watch them with family members - it's just way too weird). But the movie was just so out there and amazing, I still don't even get what was real.

Awesome video! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with next :D

Unknown said...

Hi Jake!

Great picks! All but best picture, you guys are good! I was hoping for Social Network, because, it was so different from the other offering, True Grit should have won a few and Inception should have won more than it did.

Dottie :)

Orchid said...

Loved the vlog review for Balck Swan and King's Speech (although I don't plan on watching either. Not my kind of movies).

I've only seen Inception, which is now one of my favorite movies. ^_^

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