Oh my god, the Oscars actually have movies I care about for nominees? Hoorah.Primarily supporting Up here, followed by District 9, and then Avatar. The rest? Well, I'd call myself a casual movie-goer, so the other stuff... haven't seen. No, not even Basterds. Wish I had, but alas, I'm pretty poor. Oh well.
"Go prawns!" Lmao that completely and totally made my day. My feelings on the Oscars exactly. Thanks for a great piece and award rundown, Bob!Will you be doing a reaction piece to the results, too?
Did the timing of The Watchmen's release hurt its chances for recognition. I will say this for movies: pretty good year.Also, watch STAR TREK again and try to like it. Just a thought. Let me know.
No thoughts on the huge surprise of Secret of Kells getting into Best Animated Feature?
It's hard for me to root for Avatar for best picture, even if I don't take D9 into account. It's a well made film. And insanely fun. It's like D9 without all the unpleasantness. But a great movie it is not. great time at the movie to be sure, as i've seen it twice and will certianly see it a 3rd time if the opportunity presents itself. But not a great film.And I still have no idea what steve jobsian reality distortion field tarantino is using to convince people that he's anything but a medicore director. Basterds was a horrible movie.Blomkamp shpould really be up there. A first time director working with no big stars and less money than is typically put relegated for happy meal toy contracts manages to make a movie that good? He deserves it. I showed D9 to my parents the other day. My dad hates gore with a passion and my mom hates swearing and violence. D9 had all 3 in abundance and they both said it was absolutely fantastic.The phrase "better than blade runner" came up once or twice. If you cna make a film good enough to appeal to such disparate interests equally, then goddamn it you deserve some kind of award.
Avatar is a bad movie plain and simple, all style no substaince. What so ever.IF ti was a video game you'd HATE it Bob.
If "Avatar" the video game PLAYED as satisfyingly as "Avatar" the movie RAN, I'd love it. And even if it was mediocre, I'd probably be glad to see a video game where I'm NOT playing as some douchey roid-raging space marine... and am in fact SHOOTING THEM instead.
The absence of Watchmen and the presence of The Blindside in the Best Picture nominees category is an abomination that can only be remedied by the collective suicide of the Academy voters.
I'd love to see D9 or IB win. Both of them were absolutely amazing mixtures of entertainment value, originality, and great film making. D9 was likely the best, most epic mockumentary that has and will ever be made, and IB was a brilliant work of alternate history. Both were superior to Avatar, but Avatar, like Titanic before it will likely sweep the fucking Oscars because the Academy can't remove Cameron's testicles from their mouth. Cameron makes another cliche but LOUD movie that gets everyone at the academy to wet their panties; what a surprise. >_>
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