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Old 01-21-2012, 10:26 AM    (permalink
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For some reason, my father-in-law decided to rent Children of the Corn : Genesis. It was laughably awful.
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For some reason, my father-in-law decided to rent Children of the Corn : Genesis. It was laughably awful.
Sounds like that gentleman has great taste in awful movies.
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Wait........what? WHAT THE **** ARE YOU DOING JOB?
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I know I'm late but I just saw The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Good lord, I was not expecting to see some of the things I saw. Pretty good movie, but the end was a little strange to me.
That's how I felt about some of it. It was just too much in some parts, most definitely. I was disappointed in it overall.
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That's how I felt about some of it. It was just too much in some parts, most definitely. I was disappointed in it overall.
Man up and stop being a woman APS, it wasn't too much.
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I know I'm late but I just saw The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Good lord, I was not expecting to see some of the things I saw. Pretty good movie, but the end was a little strange to me.
Well it's the first in a trilogy of novels. So the story is supposed to continue. Not sure if they will continue with the movies though.
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Man up and stop being a woman APS, it wasn't too much.
It has nothing to do with being a woman, it was just stuff that didn't need to be shown. Like...I honestly understand the concept of making the audience feel unpleasant. But due to the way an audience operates, placing that scene in the movie, the way Fincher did...it makes the audience a near-participant in the scene. I feel like cutting away to the door and just leaving the noises while it fades to black would have been the way to handle that situation, even if it seems cliched. Just too graphic for my liking.
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The academy award nominations were released today, and they're absolutely awful.


Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Actor
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Film
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

Best Foreign Language Film
Bullhead (Belgium)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)

Art Direction
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
War Horse
Costume Design
Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

Documentary Feature
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

Documentary Short
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Film Editing
The Artist, Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants, Kevin Tent
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Hugo, Thelma Schoonmaker
Moneyball, Christopher Tellefsen

Makeup
Albert Nobbs, Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
The Iron Lady, Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Music (Original Score)
The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
Hugo, Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias
War Horse, John Williams

Music (Original Song)
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Short Film (Live Action)
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

Sound Editing
Drive
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse
Sound Mixing

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Monyeball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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Still the best movie I've seen this year, though I've only seen half of the nominated

But it's very hipster of you to hate something that's been recognized by the media
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that is ******* disgusting, and whoever thought it ought to be nominated should be dragged out and shot repeatedly in the kneecaps. that was literally the worst movie i have ever, ever seen. and i haven't even looked at any of the other nominations yet.
I cannot figure out how Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close got nominated. From what I'm reading, there's already huge backlash surrounding that nomination.

EDIT: And of the ones I've seen up there, Midnight in Paris was by far the best, even though it has literally a 0% chance of winning.
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I would actually put that last

Tree of Life
Moneyball
The Help
Midnight in Paris

I personally loved all those scenes, favorite being the death of the sun
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it seemed like the movie that was made just for the best picture award... 9/11... hipster-famous book... sandra bullock... tom hanks... some kid... perfect award recipe.
It got terrible reviews for it's heavy handedness on said issues, and apparently it's pissing some people off that it got nominated.

Anyways, I'm really surprised we saw Drive get shutout of the major categories, Warrior and 50/50 too. The last 2 are the best movies I saw this year. Hopefully Rango wins best animated though.
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Yeah have to say 50/50 was the best movie I have seen this year, and that entire nomination list is ridiculous. I don't think I have ever cared less about an awards year after seeing that.
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I don't get all the Moneyball love. It was good but I can't believe it's popping up for best picture nominations like this.
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I honestly didn't even think it was that good. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill kept it from sucking.
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Pretty sure this is the main reason it's getting best picture talk.



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YES!
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YES!
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GARY!
OLDMAN!
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Im so happy for him. One of the best actors in the last 25 years, and he finally gets his first Oscar nomination. Awesome.
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I want to know how Jonah Hill gets a Best Supporting Actor nod for Moneyball but Tom Hardy can't get one for Warrior. That makes no sense in my head.
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Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango
How was Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots nominated here but not Tin Tin?
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close over Drive and The Ides of March?

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Oh yeah, and my rankings of the ones I've seen:

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The Descendants
Hugo
The Artist
Moneyball
War Horse
Tree of Life
The Help (a painfully average movie with pretty good acting and a cookie cutter story)

I'll see Midnight in Paris in a week or so and Extremely Loud Friday I guess, if I have to.
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Award nominations are like College Football rankings. If youre ranked highly at the beginning of the season, you have an exponentially larger chance of finishing in the top 2 than a team who starts off way down the list. Regardless of team quality.

Same with awards. If you dont have Oscar buzz when the film is being made/premiering (Warrior, 50/50), then youre going to lose out to films who are expected to be in the Oscar hunt just based off of cast/writers/director/etc (Moneyball, War Horse, Extremely Loud). Regardless of movie quality. (Though I thought Moneyball was very good)
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Need to see The Artist, Moneyball, and Hugo. The list is generally disappointing. The Descendants won at Golden Globes? Bleh. Sometimes I feel like they stopped making great movies, but then I remember that Scott Pilgrim was just last year.

I liked Ides of March and Margin Call better than any of the nominees I've seen. Drive, too. Even a slow movie like Take Shelter was preferred. Obviously need to see 50/50 and Warrior. They'd probably be along with Win Win in my favorite movies that didn't really have awards chances.
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