Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:49 PM
I agree with Russell about Star Spangled Man.
edit: for the record, I enjoyed Bridesmaids (I hope to one day be able to say that in a different context) but didn't think it was fantasmagorically stupdendous or anything. And Chris O'Dowd's accent was either atrocious, or comic genius, depending on whether or not it was a parody of many accents that American actors fail when doing movies set this side of the atlantic.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:55 PM
As long as it's always a bridesmaid and never a bride Craggy. Or if it is, it's yours!
edit: for the record, I enjoyed Bridesmaids (I hope to one day be able to say that in a different context)
Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:20 PM
And Chris O'Dowd's accent was either atrocious, or comic genius, depending on whether or not it was a parody of many accents that American actors fail when doing movies set this side of the atlantic.
the correct answer is that it was sexy.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:38 PM
Can I assume, that where 'Bridesmaids' is concerned, you are not one of those people?
Yeah. I didn't dislike Bridesmaids, but nothing about it really impressed me either. It was just a solid sort of romantic comedy, nothing award worthy as far as I'm concerned.
Edited by Chris D, 24 January 2012 - 09:39 PM.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:53 PM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:35 AM
In didn't even make the longlist, ridiculously.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:23 AM
Yeah, Russell was right (whether he was serious or not), the musical segment of Cap had me grinning from ear to ear.
I was absolutely serious about my point, slightly less so about the way I made it.
Star Spangled Man was a brilliant moment in a pretty good film, perfectly evoking the era.
Plus, dancing chorus lines.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:24 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:28 PM
Lots more in the link.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:01 PM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:28 PM
Winnie the Pooh was my favorite movie of the year. The wife and I enjoyed it a lot.
It's funny, I have three "snubs" in the animated too, but they're three totally different films: Winnie the Pooh, Arthur Christmas, and Happy Feet Two.
Puss in Boots was terrible, I don't know how it made the list of nominations.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:35 AM
I am bringing this thread back because the Oscars
are this Sunday. I don't know who will win but Billy
Crystal is back and it should be an entertaining show.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:08 AM
Did Tintin get snubbed in the animation category because of the heavy use of mo-cap?
No, it got snubbed because it's shite. But it wouldn't have been eligible anyway, because of the mocap.
I wish the Academy would make their damn minds up about mocap. It's not animation, but ten years ago Andy Serkis was ineligible for playing Gollum because his on-screen character was animated.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:16 AM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:36 PM
"Welcome back, Billy Crystal..."
Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:09 PM
For reasons best known to himself, Mark Wahlberg has claimed inside knowledge of this year’s Oscar results. He says, and presumably with a hilariously straight face, that a friend at Academy vote-counters PricewaterhouseCoopers told him who will be winning.
Which of course, isn’t at all the same thing as him telling the truth.
Yeah, way to go out on a limb there, Wahlberg.
- Christopher Plummer will win for Best Supporting Actor.
- Octavia Spencer will win for Best Supporting Actress.
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon will win for Best Sound Editing.
- Hugo will win Best Costume, Production [Design] and Cinematography.
- Jean Dujardin will win Best Actor.
- Viola Davis will win Best Actress.
- The Artist will win Best Picture.
I almost hope that this all plays out exactly like this just so the Academy can send round some of their heavies to give him a shakedown.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:24 AM
Oscars 2012: Parents of 'Paradise Lost' Victim Wanted Film Barred from Ceremony
Parents of slain cub scout say the best documentary-nominee glorifies the men convicted of their son's murder.
An Oscar-nominated documentary whose filmmakers are credited with helping a man escape death row could win big Sunday night, but not everyone is celebrating.
The family of a Cub Sscout murdered in the killings explored in the series of West Memphis 3 documentaries asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to deny Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Oscar eligibility. That request was denied in December, the Associated Press reports.
"It would not be possible for the Academy – its leadership, executives, or administration – to insert itself into this process without risking the integrity of this longstanding procedure and of the awards themselves," wrote Rob Epstein, chair of the Documentary Branch Executive Committee, in a letter dated Dec. 13.
In a letter which came to public attention just days before the Academy Awards, Epstein expressed sympathy for the family’s anguish.
"I would not trivialize your pain by asking for your understanding, but I do hope this has clarified the organization's role in the Awards process," Epstein wrote.
The parents who requested the film be barred, Todd Moore and his ex-wife Diana, said the Paradise Lost films glorify the men convicted of their son’s murder.
Their son Michael was one of three boys killed in 1993, a crime for which West Memphis, Arkansas teens Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley were convicted.
Questions of their guilt gained momentum in 1996, after the first Paradise Lost film was released. The three became a cause célèbre, the subjects of benefit concerts and protests, and were freed from prison late last year.
The newst addition to the film series was not picked by THR Oscar prognosticator Scott Feinberg to win the statue. The still-grieving father, however, believes the documentary will win. For him, each new film about the murders causes fresh pain.
"It's kind of like an open wound," Moore said. "It starts to heal, and all of a sudden something else comes out."
There isn't an easy answer to something like this, but unless the documentary is an irresponsible load of rubbish it can't be barred from consideration.
That doesn't mean people wont be hurt in the process.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:32 AM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:25 PM
I do like Billy Crystal as host.
But if I have rooting interest in anything, I do think it's time that we acknowledge that Brad Pitt is probably the best Hollywood actor we have. His last three performances were in Inglorious Basterds, Tree of Life, and Moneyball....I'm not really sure how much more proof we need. Not that an Oscar is "proof" of anything but I'd like seeing him get the notice.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:54 PM
I find the fact that Moneyball got acting nominations pretty bizarre really. I can't think of anything either man did to warrant it.
With the exception of Jean Dujardin I think this is a really weak best actor category. I wouldn't be surprised if Clooney won since they love him so much. They gave him an Oscar for being chubby in Syriana.
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