Tag Archive: felicity jones


 

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I’m from the school of ‘use humor to point out foul shyt’, so I obviously liked this piece.

From the Brits, have to laugh and shake your head at the same time.  With a nice little bit of racism and ageism and body shaming thrown in.

Enjoy!

 

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Here are the nominees for Best Actress:

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Who Should Win: While I normally feel meh about ‘career achievement’ awards, Julianne Moore is a respectable choice, with no shame given to Amazing Amy and Reese Witherspoon.

Who I’m Cheering For: As a man, I’m still too terrified to vote for Rosamund Pike.  I’m kidding.  I’m cheering for Julianne Moore. (looking over my shoulder…)

Who Will Win: Julianne should provide one of Sunday’s feel good moments.

Here are the nominees for Best Actor:

Benedict Cumberbatch – the Imitation Game

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Eddie Redmayne – the Theory of Everything

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

Who Should Win: One last time, this is one of those years were a strong case could be made for all five of these guys.  Carell for going so far outside of his known wheelhouse, Redmayne for his physical commitment, Cooper just for being nominated three years in a row (as Josh Lucas puts more pins in his Bradley Cooper voodoo doll).  This feels like the extremely rare year where a ‘comic actor’ will be respected for giving the best performance.

Who I’m Cheering For: Umm…really?

Who Will Win: Hate to say it, but my gut says Bradley Cooper…

‘Theory of Everything’

 

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Based on Jane Hawking’s book, ‘The Theory of Everything’ is the love story of Stephen and his college sweetheart.  Eddie Redmayne gives a knockout performance as the brilliant physicist who most of us know only from our image of him in his current physical state.

Felicity Jones plays Jane and (in my opinion) the story of the movie is truly hers.  When he’s given two years to live, she defies her family and marries him anyway.  When his body starts to betray him, she’s there through every operation.  When Homewrecker McGee from ‘Boardwalk Empire’ shows up, she holds onto her marriage until they both realize it’s over.

I’m not a science person, but the God vs. Science subplot in there was also laid into the story well.  And especially in the courtship part of their romance, there is some outstanding cinematography.  Solid craft all over, it’s a worthy Best Picture nominee.