Seeing as it was our last EMAS faculty meeting before Valentine’s Day, we want to take a moment to have each of our acting teachers to share their favorite romantic movies & performances. We hope you might discover something new, allowing you to sink into a story of love, including the rough and the smooth
Have a favorite romantic movie ? Let us know what it is and why you love it!
Wherever you are and whoever you’re with, all of us at EMAS wish you the happiest of Valentine’s Days!
Well, you’ve got to take pleasure in life’s little surprises and, last night, we had an excellent little surprise: Seeing the Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio pop up in the answer to a Jeopardy question!
The Oscars are almost here – a time of year when everyone looks back takes some time to contemplate on their favorite movies and performances of the past year. From academy members to cinephiles to casual moviegoers, everyone has their own opinion about which work merits recognition.
Getting in the spirit of things, we asked our staff of acting instructors to share their thoughts on which films and actors impressed them the most in 2015. Below are their votes for the 87th Academy Awards:
Best Leading Actor: Eddie Redmayne Best Leading Actress: Brie Larson Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance Best Supporting Actress: Kate winslet Best Film: Spotlight Best Direction: The Revenant Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Best Leading Actor: Leonardo Di Caprio – just for shooting conditions alone (I also really liked Matt Damon) Best Leading Actress: Saoirse Ronan – a beautiful heartfelt performance Best Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo – I like him in everything Best Supporting Actress: Rooney Mara is the very soul Carol Best Film:Spotlight – it worked on every level Best Direction: George Miller – a great achievement so late in a long career [Mad Max: Fury Road]
Best Leading Actor: Leonardo Di Caprio or Michael Fassbender Best Leading Actress: Brie Larson Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vykander or Kate Winslet Best Film: The Revenant Best Direction: Alejandro Iñárritu
Best Leading Actress: I’m going with Brie Larson. She won the Golden Globe for Room. Her performance was raw, and powerful. She’s new, even though she’s been working for over 20 years. Ha! Room is just the sort of movie the Academy gives Oscars to. Best Leading Actor: I’m going with Leonardo Di Caprio. He’s overdue. His body of work is remarkable and he hasn’t won an Oscar yet. And he was incredibly good in The Revenant. Best Film:The Revenant, Alejandro Iñárritu won last year for Birman and, as crazy as it sounds, I think he could win again. Best Direction: Alejandro Iñárritu, The Revenant is just so cinematically magnificent and, like Birdman,left me asking “How did he do that?”
Best Leading Actor: Leonardo Di Caprio Best Leading Actress: Brie Larson Best Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander Best Film: Spotlight Best Direction: Alejandro Iñárritu
Have your own thoughts on who did the best movie work of 2015? Let us know what you think!
For every blockbuster star, their are a hundred actors who practice their trade on the “small screen.” With the productions from cable channels such as HBO, and the expansion of online streaming sites into the creation of their own “TV” shows, the quantity and level of quality on display in today’s series has increased tremendously. Season premiers now frequently generate more buzz than premiers on the big screen.
Wit that in mind, we thought it’d be interesting to take a look at what shows people have been looking up on IMDB this summer (through Google). The word cloud below illustrates the most-searched series in mid Summer of 2015.