Sunday, November 26, 2006

Scoop

It's still a little wierd that the movies Scoop and the Prestige both star Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson and involve elements of magic and disappearing people in London.

But the movie Scoop was very entertaining and amusing. I'm not always a Woody Allen fan, but this film is great.

Scarlett Johansson in my opinion does much better in roles were she's a little dorky and socially uncomfortable. When I think of Scarlett Johansson I think of her as Birdy in The Man Who Wasn't There or in Ghost World along side Thora Birch. Although these are not her most notable films, she really thrives in the role of an attractive dork.

Hugh Jackman's role is kind of flat, but appropriate for the film, and the furthest thing from his more recent Wolverine role.


I think it would be reasonable to assume Scarlett Johansson might receive a golden globe nomination for this film, especially considering she has received 4 nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press (for Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring, A Love Song for Bobby Long, and Match Point).

Also, I think Woody Allen would be warranted for a nomination for best screenplay for Original Screenplay, but you just never really know if Woody Allen will sneak into the nomination mix. I have to say, of all the Woody Allen films I've seen this one is certainly the most consistently entertaining one I've seen.

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3 comments:

jasdye said...

what, no comment on johansen doing a cover album of gravel-throated tom waits?

is this the year that hugh jackman gets his turn to be in eight movies running back-to-back-to-back-to- aww, youknowwhatimean.

Wendy said...

When I think Scarlett Johansson, I think Manny & Lo. Now she's just so trashy that it's hard to get past that when I see her on the screen.

Peter said...

Well she is still a fine actress, we all get little trashy from time to time and as a bloke ... it's not that bad at all ;)

Peter

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