Oscars Nominations 2018

Oscars 2018

The Shape of Water leads with 13 nominations which include Directing, Best Picture, female leading role Sally Hawkins, male supporting role Richard Jenkins, female supporting Octavia Spencer, original score, original screenplay, cinematography, costumes designs, sound editing, sound mixing, film editing and production design. It may win a few, but we have to wait and see. The Shape of Water

Ladybird is an interesting movie, and it’s a dark comedy about a teenager who’s nickname is Lady Bird, and no she’s not a ladybird. Or a bird, but a teenager. Laura Marano from the Disney’s Austin and Ally stars in the Oscar Nominated film.  Saoirse Ronan is an interesting and fascinating actor you may recognize her from Hanna (2011) and The Lovely Bones (2009). Since Ladybird won the Globes for the lead actress, it did not win for best director by Greta Gerwig. However, she is nominated for the Oscar which is better. Watch the review Lady Bird

Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon — an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence — gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated. If you go to Ebbing Missouri and find out there’s no Ebbing Missouri then you are lost.  Ebbing Missouri does not exist, but they did film it in Asheville, NC and near the mountains. Road trip. The trailer for Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri

The DC movies that have won Oscars are:

Superman 1978 won for special achievement award for visual effects.

Batman 1989 won for set decorations

Batman: The Dark Knight (2008) won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger (Posthumously. The award was accepted by his father, mother, and sister.) And in Sound Editing.

Suicide Squad (2016) won for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

For Wonder Woman it could have been nominated. The ironic part Star Wars: The Last Jedi is nominated for Visual effects, original score, sound editing, and sound mixing.

Beauty and The Beast is nominated for Costume and production design.

Here are the nominees HERE

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Golden Globes 2018

Seth Meyes

It was the 75th annual Golden Globes last weekend, and the celebrities were happy to the first awards of the new year of 2018. Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, got great reviews of his hosting, he reminded me of Bob Hope when he hosted the Oscars and other awards shows.

Blanco

The actors and actress wore black for sexual harassment, and the actresses looked gorgeous in black gowns and dresses.

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA - 07 Jan 2018

People are still talking about it, Oprah Winfrey, gave an inspiring and inspirational speech when she received the Cecil B. DeMille award. Her speech was moving. The news media wanted her to be next president for 2020. Does she have her own network to run? She has several movies coming out this year.  What’s the qualification for being the president? Isn’t that peer pressure and fake news to stir up that she wants to be president. The news media is stirring up controversy again. Get your facts straight!

natalie-portman

When Ron Howard and Natalie Portman presented for Best Director, she said “And here are the all-male nominees,” before reading out the list.

Guillermo Del Toro

And then Guillermo del Toro won the category for “The Shape of Water.”

If they want women directors to be nominated for an Oscars or Golden Globes, why is the Golden Globe board members overlooking women directors? Is it the story of the film or the actors in characters in the film? It’s the subject matter and the story.

Kathryn Bigelow did win for best director for directing The Hurt Locker at the Oscars in 2010.  She was nominated for a Golden Globe that year, but she won the Oscar instead. So, if you don’t win the Golden Globe, the Oscars are much better.

barbra-streissand

In 1984, Barbra Streisand won a Golden Globe for directing Yentl, not the Oscar that year. I saw that movie; it was very good.

They have women directors; however, they are not nominated.

Three Billboards

The offbeat Martin McDonagh film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri pulled off a decisive win with four awards including Best Picture Drama, Actress in a Drama for Frances McDormand, Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell, and Screenplay.  And it was filmed in Sylva, NC near the mountains of Asheville, NC. It’s a small town.

Saoirse-Ronan

The Director, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, grabbed Best Picture in that category as well as an Actress prize for Saoirse Ronan (above), for Oscar.

Little Big Lies

HBO Big Little Lies Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern won for the series.

 

 

Notes

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/movies/golden-globes-best-worst.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Skinwalker The Movie

 

Skinwalker

Toby Tate, author, singer. and writer of several blockbuster books such as Lilith, Primordial Lilith trilogy book 2, and The Cain Prophecy Lilith trilogy book 3. Toby Tate has written a screenplay of the famous Nell Cropsey that was murdered in 1901 and haunts the house in Elizabeth City, NC.

The title is Skinwalker, it’s a supernatural, mystery, suspense and horror story based on actual historical events of Nell Cropsey and Native American Mythology (the Skinwalker).

To make this movie possible, we need a lot of investors, like you to make this happen and be a part of it too. Go to Skinwalker’s GoFundme page and a make donation and make it happen.

Orange St Flims Logo 1

Orange St Films began as a small company which has grown in ten years to a full-scale production facility out of Wilmington, NC.

Orange St. Films produced successful 2009 horror movie, The Jailhouse with C Thomas Howell,  The Outsiders, Red dawn, The Amazing Spider-Man, and the Terrible Two with Donny Boaz The Great Debaters, Alternate Realities, is set to release in 2017.

The film will show much of the Elizabeth City downtown area, as well as some rural areas, and will include local residents as extras, crew members, and even cast members.  So who’s on board?

 

An Eagle Without His Head

When I graduated from High School, I did something unusually and probably students in my class may not remember it at all. It happened 31 years ago, here’s the story:

Our mascot was the eagle. Not the real Eagle.  No did I not. People have dirty minds.

Oh well, it was the costume. No one knew I was in the Eagle Costume. I did not steal it, but I borrowed it. It was laying around in the girl’s locker room. Luckily, the girls were outside cheering for the basketball game.  It was my first time in a girl’s locker room. I did not see anything. But the shower was running. No, I did not peek. Maybe a little. I was curiosity. So, I saw it. Whew. It was big and cute. Not that big, cute, and petite.  She was our high school homecoming queen, Stacy Class; every guy wanted her. And I was the cute dorky student that no one knew. I had a picture of her in my locker. Her locker was next to mine.

I put on the costume; the costume needed to be dry clean. How could Stacy wear this costume?  I saw some air freshener nearby. I think it was air-freshener, it read “Michael Jackson’s perfume.” So, if I spray it, will it make me dance like Michael Jackson? Let’s see what happened.

I sprayed it, and the odor of the costume did not help. I grabbed a cloth, I think it was a cloth, but it will do. It was someone bra. Smell good. So, I used it as a gas mask for I could breathe fresh air and I was good. I put the head of the Eagle on, and I got the panty hose for the Eagle’s legs.

And I walked out; people were cheering for me because I was underneath the Eagle costume. I did the moon walk like Michael Jackson would do, and the audience went wild with it. Maybe the Michael Jackson perfume did work on me.

Then I heard Stacy voice from the girl’s locker room.

“Who are you? I am coming for you” Stacy said.

I turned my beak around, and I saw Stacy staring at me.

Would you believe she was wearing a cheerleader outfit without no bra and wet hair? She charged at me.  I ran around the court, and she was chasing me.  The audience was laughing and cheering for either of us.

Then I tripped, and she landed on top of my back. She flipped me over and took off my mask, and she found her bra on my face. She took that off too.

“What are you doing?” Stacy said. She was on top of me.

“I got laid?” I said, smiling. I was on the ground.

The crowd laugh. She was embarrassed.

It was hysterical.

Mitchel Lewis Dormitory at ECSU

gMitchel Lewis Dormitory

At Elizabeth City State University in Mitchel Lewis Dormitory, a murder happened in 1984.

It was Sharon Jones. It was a bloody murder in the spring of 1984. Sharon Jones was found dead with a white belt wrapped around her neck and tied to the frame of the bed. She was naked and face down on the floor. Beaten and strangled to death with a dumbbell that was found next to the body. Her boyfriend did the crime and he went missing. They never did find him and it is a cold case file ever since.

Now she haunts the hall of Mitchel Lewis Dormitory. Students can hear her scream in the locked room, or if the room is locked. Is someone staying in her room tonight? Watch out. You might hear her scream in horror or walking outside in the halls of Mitchel Lewis Dormitory.

What’s that behind you?

Notes

http://www.dailyadvance.com/News/2015/09/10/ECSU-closes-another-dormitory.html

 

UFO’s are out there

Did you know we had almost a lot of calls of Undefined Flying Objects, you guess it UFO’s, if you don’t believe in UFO’s they are out there. And they are searching for something? Is it you? And why do they fly over military bases? What are they looking for?

Sometime they abducted people and study you. They are trying to find out of how we live on this planet, and learned how to mate and produce baby aliens in women. When we come out from the women wombs, we do look like aliens our face looks like squish with pointed heads, and it’s easier to come out. Pointed heads.

Anyway, seriously, in Elizabeth City, NC we had a many UFO sightings. According to MUFON, Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). Back in June 2014, someone reported 3 noiseless orange/red lights in a triangular shape, moving at a slow pace. Flying lower than F-18 in flight and it was somewhere near northeastern high school.

And, another in July 2011, a white cigar-shaped with bulges near object. It was taller than trees and 4 to 5 times longer.

And recently, in March 2015, lights hovers over tree line for about a minute and then leave at a high rate of speed. Somewhere near Pitch Chapel Road.

These are incredible witness we have in our town.

If you spot a UFO use your cell phone to document it make several copies and give one to MUFON, they will document it and they will interview you. Sometime newspaper will publish the story and some time they don’t. It’s not news worthy for newspaper.

Plus I am a fan of Hangar 1 on the History Channel

MUFON

http://www.openminds.tv/

Please go to this site and document what you know. And read it.

Read This :

North Carolina witness says UFO followed their vehicle

http://www.openminds.tv/north-carolina-witness-says-ufo-followed-their-vehicle/34240

Cullowhee Valley School Haunted School

Cullowhee Valley School (Grades K-8) in Cullowhee, North Carolina was built on the site of a couple Native American villages, dating from five hundred years ago to several thousand years ago. The site was a village multiple times, as there would be one there that would get destroyed or abandoned and the people would move elsewhere. The site was a family homestead and farm from the mid-1800s up until the 1970s. When NC 107 was relocated in the 1980s, the old farmhouse was moved across the new road to a new site. The School itself was built in 1994, with site work preparation began in the late 1980s. They discovered serious erosion issues and uncovered the site of the ancient villages during the site work, and construction was postponed for two years. When it resumed, workers noticed strange things happening, tools disappearing and doing strange, erratic things. When the school first opened, there were many reports from students and faculty of strange occurrences, including lights flickering and turning on and off by themselves, technology behaving in an erratic manner, doors opening and closing by themselves, some rooms being impossible to heat or cool, toilets flushing, and the automatic air dryers going off by themselves. During a 6th Grade Band Concert in the late 1990s, the doors inside the locker rooms slammed open and closed by themselves spontaneously. When teachers investigated, they found the contents of the rooms scattered about and nobody inside. People at the school often feel like they are being watched and many teachers who stayed after school until late at night to do work for their classes often report seeing Native American people walking up or down the hallways of the school, dressed how they dressed before the settlers came. Since artifacts were returned to the building around 2000, the sightings have continued, but have decreased in intensity and frequency.

The witness said, “I am assured you that a lot of weird stuff did happened to students, parents, teachers and staff”

August 2, 2012