Movie Mash Up: Oscars 2013 Edition   Leave a comment

So it’s still almost  a month or so before the Oscars happen (thanks to you, winter Olympics) and two or more weeks before the last precursor hands out their awards (that would be the BAFTAs), pretty much, it’s a barren week for 2013 movies. Personally speaking though, I’m starting to finalize my Tit for Tat Film Awards for this year and I’m catching up with a lot of the obscure foreign language films of last year. With that said, let’s deviate from the awards for a while and play a game! It’s one that I have been doing for quite some time now, but this is the first time I’ll be writing about it. It’s called movie mash up (how original, I know!), and I’d be combining different films from the past Oscar year and try to come up with a decent synopsis of the two films involve. I came up with ten, but I’d only be writing six ones. Okay here we go!

blue jasmine is the warmest color

Blue Jasmine is the Warmest Color

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Adele Exarchopoulos, Lea Seydoux
Genre: Romance, Drama
Plot: After an unsuccessful stint with her sister Ginger, former New York socialite Jasmine Francis moves to France in order to start life anew. With no money to pay cabs, she was walking in the streets of Paris one day when she crosses path with Adele, a free spirited girl who is mending a broken heart. Adele and Jasmine became a couple and everything seemed fine until one day, Adele’s former flame, Emma decides she wants to be with Adele again.

short term 12 years a slave

Short Term 12 Years a Slave

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o
Genre: Drama
Plot: A black New Yorker man wakes up one day and realizes he lives in a residential treatment facility. With no idea how he got there, he tried to escape so many times but to no avail. It was until he develop a friendly relationship with Grace, the head facilitator over at the place, where in he knew himself better and waited 12 more years before leaving the facility.

august osage county buyers club

August Osage County Buyers Club

Cast: Meryl Streep, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto
Genre: Biographical, Dark Comedy
Plot: After the death of her husband and realizing that she’s now alone, a pill popping foul mouthed widow named Violet Weston teamed up with Ron Woodroof and Rayon in supplying drugs and pills to the whole of Osage County and Oklahoma. After Woodroof died, Weston continued this business and benefited with her own personal pill supplies as well.

philomena in nebraska

Philomena in Nebraska

Cast: Judi Dench, Bruce Dern, Steve Coogan
Genre: Dramedy
Plot: When a journalist picks up the story of an old woman named Philomena,  who is on a search to find her son taken away from her when she was young, it took them all the way from UK to Hawthorner, Nebraska to talk to the father of the son, an old man who’s in a search himself of the million dollars he allegedly won from a sweepstakes raffle.

all gravity is lost

All Gravity Is Lost

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Robert Redford
Genre: Action, Comedy
Plot: After a gruesome and almost impossible survival from space, a female astronaut lands near a shipping container that caused the wreck of an old man’s boat. The two people, with no one else to talk to, DID NOT develop a May-December affair, but more of War of the Roses format on who will own the one life raft available.

the great gatsby beauty

The Great Gatsby Beauty

Cast: Toni Servillo, Leonardo di Caprio
Genre: Experimental
Plot: In a modern plot twist of the acclaimed novel, Jay Gatsby DID NOT die from George Wilson’s shot. He then moved to Italy and stayed with friend, Jep Gambardella. After the latter’s 65th birthday, the two best friends reflected how they have lived their life all these decades as they walk through the different streets of Rome.

HA! There you have it. LOL. It was a challenging one but fun nevertheless. Which one do you think has the potential to succeed? LOL. I’m actually interested with the idea of the Redford/Bullock action comedy. And do you have your own versions of movie mash up? Post them below!


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