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A Movie Ranking: Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini is an actress that I’ve seen in a lot of movies recently so I decided to choose her for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

8. Daddy’s Home 2

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I wish this movie had been as fun and funny as the first one. Unfortunately, it veers too far into the corny zone to be as lovable as Daddy’s Home, hence being last on this list.

7. Scooby-Doo

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I had no freaking idea that Linda Cardellini played the greatest live-action version of Velma that there is until I recently revisited this film and saw her. I was like, “WHAAAAATTT?!!!” I have watched this movie several times as a child and I just had no idea. Such a cool surprise.

6. Green Book

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A good movie but not a great one, Green Book won Best Picture in 2019 for no reason other than it was the safe choice for The Academy to make. It’s basically Driving Miss Daisy except for the race of the driver and person being driven were switched! The only thing I can remember fondly about this film is how beautiful it was visually. That’s it.

5. Daddy’s Home

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I watched this film with my father and sister for the first time a few years ago and we LOVED it! It was funny, it was sweet, and it really made me happy. This is your classic feelgood comedy that’s easy to watch and enjoy.

4. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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This movie may not be the best Avengers film but it does have a rather nice surprise in it as we meet Linda Cardellini’s Laura Barton, Hawkeye’s wife. I remember watching the film the first time and being so surprised…in a good way. It was a nice bit of story development for Hawkeye, a character that fans thought was kind of dull in The Avengers, and it added a sense of stakes to Clint’s journey that previously hadn’t been there.

Great idea, Marvel Studios!

3. Good Burger

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This is an iconic comedy that is pure fun and it just so happens to be one of Linda Cardellini’s first movies. Here was another film that I had no idea she was in until I watched it again recently and recognized her.

If you’ve never seen Good Burger give it a look. It’s funny!

2. The Founder

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Oh. My. Goodness this is a good movie! I watched this one day on Netflix and was blown away by how freaking entertaining it was. It tells the story of Ray Kroc (played by Michael Keaton), a ruthless businessman who practically takes the McDonald’s company from Dick and Mac McDonald and turns it into the wealthiest fast-food chain…at the time.

Linda Cardellini plays Joan Smith, the woman Ray Kroc ultimately has an affair with and leaves his wife, Ethel Kroc (played by Laura Dern) over. I’ll remember Linda in this role because she was a blond which was different and kind of took me by surprise.

1. Avengers: Endgame

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This is pretty much a no-brainer for 1st on this list. This movie isn’t perfect but it’s awesome and never fails to deliver fan service at its finest.

So, there’s my ranking. What’s your favorite Linda Cardellini role? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Movie Review Flashback: Is ‘Green Book’ Worth Best Picture?

Before I begin this review I have to go back to some recent history. Remember a few years ago when the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag scoured the internet, haranguing The Academy for making The Oscars, well, so white. Since then Hollywood has really begun to change things around, providing more opportunities for people of color and giving actual awards to those who rightfully deserve it of all races. This year’s Oscars was the most progressive yet with a diverse diaspora of movies that were nominated for Best Picture (Black PantherGreen BookRoma, and BlacKkKlansman) and an astonishing array of awards to those of color. There was even history made as Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler became the first African-American women to win Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

That leads me to Green Book. The night of The Oscars was filled with inspiring moments and triumphant victories but then, at the end of the evening, Green Book would end up taking home Best Picture. I was delightfully surprised but as I watched the outpour of rage flowing across the internet (including Spike Lee’s infamous leaving of the room once the film had won top spot) I began to wonder, was the outcry warranted or was the movie actually that good?

Recently I watched BlacKkKlansman which ended up being as good as I imagined. And then last night I watched Green Book which was also how I figured it would be too. But that leads me to the question of this post; Is Green Book worthy of Best Picture? The short answer is no, unfortunately.

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Is ‘Green Book’ Worth Best Picture?

Before I begin this review I have to go back to some recent history. Remember a few years ago when the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag scoured the internet, haranguing The Academy for making The Oscars, well, so white. Since then Hollywood has really begun to change things around, providing more opportunities for people of color and giving actual awards to those who rightfully deserve it of all races. This year’s Oscars was the most progressive yet with a diverse diaspora of movies that were nominated for Best Picture (Black PantherGreen BookRoma, and BlacKkKlansman) and an astonishing array of awards to those of color. There was even history made as Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler became the first African-American women to win Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

That leads me to Green Book. The night of The Oscars was filled with inspiring moments and triumphant victories but then, at the end of the evening, Green Book would end up taking home Best Picture. I was delightfully surprised but as I watched the outpour of rage flowing across the internet (including Spike Lee’s infamous leaving of the room once the film had won top spot) I began to wonder, was the outcry warranted or was the movie actually that good?

Recently I watched BlacKkKlansman which ended up being as good as I imagined. And then last night I watched Green Book which was also how I figured it would be too. But that leads me to the question of this post; Is Green Book worthy of Best Picture? The short answer is no, unfortunately.

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The Shocking Surprises and Inspiring Triumphs of ‘The Oscars’

Woo, The Oscars, wow. Last night was special for many reasons. There was history made, riveting, tear-inducing speeches, and there were a lot of surprises. When I finally went to bed I was thrilled with the evening’s turn of events. Every winner I felt deserved it to some degree and the joy that was so palpable for so many winners was infectious. So, on that note, let’s get to some of the most exhilarating moments of the evening.

History Is Made

It’s Black History Month and so these next two award winners I’m about to speak of is so fitting for the importance of this month. Ruth E. Carter was the first black woman to win an Oscar for Best Costume Design for critically-acclaimed Black Panther and she TOTALLY deserved it. The academy could’ve easily given the award to The Favourite for its elaborate 18th-century designs but we’ve already seen that before. We’ve never seen anything like Black Panther before and I’m just SO happy. And yeah, I’m liking your vibranium necklace ma’am. 🙂

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Oscar Week Countdown: Who’s Going To Win? (Day 3)

It’s not going to be long before we get to see who takes home the awards this Sunday night and I’m having such a fun time predicting the winners of the various categories. Today I’m looking at the potential victors for the categories featuring Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Song. Enjoy!

Best Original Screenplay:

The Favourite

The Favourite is a fascinating original tale of the turbulent backstories of the British royals. While I haven’t seen the film it definitely stands out as an instant film of intrigue. Here’s the synopsis.

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

It definitely sounds rather interesting.

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