Cinejabber: Cruisin' for a bruisin'
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Welcome to Cinejabber, your weekly place to babble on about this or that to your heart's content.
It was a short week for me as I was out of town last weekend and didn't get to the usual Monday column, but that will be back on track next week. It's a holiday weekend, and I'm looking forward to just keeping it low key in the house with some scary movies.
On that front, I was watching Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" last night, still for me one of the greatest thrillers ever conceived directorially. It struck me while watching it -- probably because of yesterday morning's "Titanic 3D" presentation -- that, while I'm aware it's sacrilege, "The Shining" would be all the more stunning with a quality 3D conversion. Hear me out. Kubrick always worked with a dramatic depth of field, but that film in particular plays with foreground/background in ways that are already unsettling in two dimensions. Imagine further immersion. Just thinking out loud.
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Anyway, elsewhere this weekend I happened upon this featurette for the upcoming "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," which features mad man Tom Cruise scaling, flinging around and running down the face of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai like he was Spider-Man. Fearless. And I can't believe the insurance people let him do it! I'm stoked for the film, but stuff like this just puts a smile on my face. I just love that guy.
Anyway, that's all I really have to get you going, but the floor is yours. Open thread. Have at it.
2012-2013 OSCAR PREDICTIONS
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing
Best Makeup And Hairstyling
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Production Design
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Foreign Language Film
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