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by Guest » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:35 am
by Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:39 am
by rebelwithoutaclue » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:55 am
"The Blind Side" was a shock. I thought sure that "Invictus" would get in instead, but they went with the surprise $200 million + feel good movie.
by Guest » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:12 pm
by e0y2e3 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:14 pm
by RedDawg53 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:20 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:22 pm
by FUDU » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:42 pm
by aoxo1 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:55 pm
Mitch wrote:To do my normal review of all movies running up to the Oscars, I now have three movies on the list that I've watched but haven't yet written a review (Up, The Hurt Locker, and District 9), and three movies yet to see (An Education, Precious, and A Serious Man).Personally, I don't have any real desire to see Precious or A Serious Man, other than to review it. I may end up being wrong, and I'll go in open minded (as much as I can, anyway), but these two movies reak to me of the type of "elite" films that really aren't that good, but we get told by snobs how much we need to go see them.I actually think "A Serious Man" might be the worst based on the buzz I'm hearing. It's a semi-comedy, done by the Coen Brothers, who like to get weird sometimes with their movies (audience be damned), and it's supposed to be a very insider type film about being Jewish in 1960s Minnesota.I smell another "The Reader" or "Atonement" coming.
by jerryroche » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:47 pm
by motherscratcher » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:54 pm
FUDU wrote:District 9?WTF, that movie was awful.
by Guest » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:09 pm
Motherscratcher wrote:FUDU wrote:District 9?WTF, that movie was awful.You didn't like it? I thought it was pretty good. Definitely a new take on alien movies. Didn't score any points with you for at least being original?
by Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:14 pm
by RedDawg53 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:19 pm
by Guest » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:35 pm
RedDawg53 wrote:I just noticed that "The Road" didn't get any nominations. I haven't gotten around to see it yet. It looked like it was going to be good from the previews.. but honestly.. I totally forgot about it. Maybe the Academy Award voters forgotten about it was well.
by metalhead9x9 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:23 pm
by Triple-S » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:27 pm
Swerb wrote:Go start a blog if you want to tell the world your incomprehendible ramblings.
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I have a big arm and can throw the ball pretty damn far...... maybe even over those moutains. The Browns should sign me, i'll let you all in locker room to drink beer. Then we can all go out the parking lot to watch me do motorcycle stunts.
by Rat_Tail » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:34 pm
Mitch wrote:RedDawg53 wrote:I just noticed that "The Road" didn't get any nominations. I haven't gotten around to see it yet. It looked like it was going to be good from the previews.. but honestly.. I totally forgot about it. Maybe the Academy Award voters forgotten about it was well.I saw it, and I really wanted to love it...but it was just "a'wight". Two hours of watching a man and a boy starving to death while avoiding cannibals isn't exactly going to lift your spirits.Viggo Mortensen was incredible, and I would rather have seen him getting a Best Actor nod than Jeremy Renner, but I just think the movie was such a downer that it's easy to overlook.
by aoxo1 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:03 pm
Triple-S wrote:Not only that it just seems like it strayed way away from the orignal intent of the book (which from what I've heard is simply about the importance of a left-tackle in modern football)
by dem425 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:47 pm
by Rat_Tail » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:11 am
dem425 wrote:As usual, the CGI took over part of the movie and there was no substantial plot line or character development.
by cozmeesah » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:35 pm
by dem425 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:44 pm
by WarAdmiral » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:06 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:01 am
by KingRex1583 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:26 pm
by HoodooMan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:50 pm
KingRex1583 wrote:The down side to there now being ten BO nominees is crap like The Blind Side gets nominated. That movie was one giant cliche. "You're changing that boy's life.""No, he's changing mine." Give me a break. People knock Avatar for supposedly not having an original script. A football movie about black and white people coming together. Haven't seen that one before.
by mrburns » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:36 pm
by kendricktamis » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:42 am
by waborat » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:58 am
kendricktamis wrote:FUDU wrote:District 9?WTF, that movie was awful.For Best Picture "District 9" Photos Aliens arrive in South Africa only to be forced into apartheid-like conditions by the corporation charged with their care, in this socio-political thriller from producer Peter Jackson.
by olecowboy » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:10 pm
by e0y2e3 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:27 pm
olecowboy wrote:Don't know why anyone would consider Up In The Air; it was just Danny Ocean firing people, nothing else to see. . .
by Guest » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:00 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:37 am
by waborat » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:56 pm
by mattvan1 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:22 am
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Avatar was fucking awful.
by mrburns » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:54 am
mattvan1 wrote:Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Avatar was fucking awful.This. Dances with Wolves with blue natives.
by e0y2e3 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:58 am
by mrburns » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:19 am
e0y2e3 wrote:Well, according to many out there Avatar made Cameron the best director of all time.Kinda crazy he didn't even pull the award for this single year.....Avatar should win all the pretty lights things and people should have respected it for being a nice shiny object and nothing more. The insanity wrapped around it being this great film is what sets most off. It's a pretty painting. A $400MM pretty painting.
by RedDawg53 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:28 am
by waborat » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:41 am
Mr. Burns wrote:What's wrong with a movie being escapist? Not trying to argue it's life-altering or anything like that. It's okay to dislike a movie that receives overwhelmingly positive reviews, but people who go so far to the other end of the spectrum and say that Avatar was the worst thing ever are just being cynical or trying to rub against the grain.
by e0y2e3 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:02 am
by Erie Warrior » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:25 am
e0y2e3 wrote:My complaints are aimed at the huge segment of society (the Star Wars tools and trekkies) that are parading around acting like Avatar is the greatest thing since sliced bread and deserved the Oscar.
by waborat » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:47 am
e0y2e3 wrote:I don't understand why people are defending a POV I never went after.My complaints are aimed at the huge segment of society (the Star Wars tools and trekkies) that are parading around acting like Avatar is the greatest thing since sliced bread and deserved the Oscar.Avatar was a pretty picture, as I said. If you enjoyed it for being that good for you.If you lost perspective and ran around declaring Cameron the greatest director of all time for spending a shit load of money on making a shiny object then I have issues.
by mattvan1 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:00 pm
waborat wrote: I do laugh when I see things like CDT said above that this movie is "fucking aweful" though...I know a ton of people who don't like "fantasy" films...No problem, but Battlefield Earth, 88 Minutes & Good Luck Chuck are fucking aweful...A billion dollars says Avatar wasn't
by Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:53 pm
by waborat » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:17 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:And Wabo, how much money Avatar made doesn't make it a good movie. Titanic and Spiderman made boatloads of money, and those movies were steaming turds.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:28 pm
I said a ton of money makes it not "fucking aweful"...
by Triple-S » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:17 pm
by e0y2e3 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:36 pm
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