The Blues

I’m baaaack. The one week I intended to take off became almost two months. Now I am back on track and re-energized for some more oscar goodness. Hope my absence haven’t given anyone the blues…

Blue Thunder (1983)
Silly, lightweight fun. Very macho and over the top.
Nominated for Best Film Editing in 1984.

The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Uninspired noir. Could have been a lot better.
Nominated for Best Writing, Original Screenplay in 1947.

Paris Blues (1961)
Easy to soak up the mood and rest your eyes on some good looking leads.
Nominated for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture in 1962.

The Blue Lagoon (1980)
What a stupid, stupid movie. What the hell is this? It’s hard to describe just how stupid this movie is.
Nominated for Best Cinematography in 1981.

Blue Sky (1994)
Kind of messy and rushed towards the end. Jessica Lange is good in an otherwise subpar movie.
Winner of Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jessica Lange) in 1995.

The Blue Bird (1940)
I don’t know. Fine for kids? For me it’s just a blatant Wizard of Oz ripoff.
Nominated for Best Cinematography, Color and Best Effects, Special Effects in 1941.

Blues in the Night (1941)
It’s energetic and entertaining enough, although the twists and turns are often too quick.
Nominated for Best Music, Original Song For the song “Blues in the Night” in 1942.

Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955)
Almost a parody of a film noir. Silly and messy, but it looks pretty. Jack Webb is no Humphrey Bogart, no matter how he tries.
Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Peggy Lee) in 1956.

Blue Velvet (1986)
Great! The unpredictability of David Lynch (and Dennis Hopper) makes this very enerving. The weird Lynch stuff really makes the brutality of the more realistic scenes stand out even more.
Nominated for Best Director in 1987.

The Pink Blueprint (1966)
A series of unclever and unfunny gags.
Nominated for Best Short Subject, Cartoons in 1967.

Blue Valentine (2010)
It’s good, but it’s nowhere as good as the end credits graphics thinks the movie is.
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Michelle Williams) in 2011.

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