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N.Beltov
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posted 25 February 2007 04:51 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Say what you will. The 79th Annual Awards are on. What do you think?
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posted 25 February 2007 05:14 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Will Farrel + Jack Black = only reason to watch Oscars. Back to studying
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posted 25 February 2007 05:17 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The awards themselves are dramatic. They're worth watching. I shit you not.
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posted 25 February 2007 05:26 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Alan Arkin wins. BRAVO!! [BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR...]

when that camera starts rolling ... anything can happen.. .. [so says Leo di Cap ..]

And now .. James Taylor ...

then Melissa E. .... i've been asleep .. and I need to wake up ... a most excellent enviro message ..,.

and now Al Gore ... "I'm just here for the movies ..."

Leo: I'm very proud to be standing next to ... (AL Gore) .. you are a true CMAMPION ...

[Al Gore prepares to announmce his candidacy but b ei tinterupted by .. a COMMERCIAL ....

[N.Beltov. ... what a fucking surprise... ]

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N.Beltov
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posted 25 February 2007 05:53 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
THE END. Or is it?

Tom Hanks: alcohol has overtaken yor life.

Helen; Or not.

Tam Hanks: Hot, humid and horrible.

... breatw benaeth a tight t=shirt.


Wiollaim monaghan for... the Darparted.


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posted 25 February 2007 05:57 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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posted 25 February 2007 06:05 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Marie Antoinette! Off with her fucking head!
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posted 25 February 2007 06:07 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by N.Beltov:
Alan Arkin wins.

'Bout bloody time....


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posted 25 February 2007 06:10 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ya. I agree. It's overdue.
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posted 25 February 2007 06:13 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Let's go and screw over Scorcese again. I don't think it would be an Oscar awards ceremony without him being under-appreciated again.
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posted 25 February 2007 08:09 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Forrest Whitteker prevails. The last king of Scotland. ... "into the next lifetime".... he says. Interesting. The "next " life.
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posted 25 February 2007 08:10 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And Scorcese finally gets the Oscar. I dunno if that is good or bad.
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posted 25 February 2007 08:13 PM      Profile for jas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, as in, was this the movie he deserved it for? I thought Babel might have taken this one.
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posted 25 February 2007 08:15 PM      Profile for jas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I guess so.
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posted 25 February 2007 08:31 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My wishes were granted - Helen Mirren (Best Actress), Melissa Etheridge (Best Song), and the Al Gore doc all won.
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posted 26 February 2007 04:44 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Has it ended yet?
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posted 26 February 2007 06:30 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It will never end.
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posted 26 February 2007 07:16 PM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I enjoyed them this year, but then again I'm usually the only one that enjoys them every year. I admit it, I'm a sucker for the Academy Awards. Always have been, and I suspect I always will be!
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posted 26 February 2007 07:25 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I loved Ellen Degeneres as the host (although she wasted quite a bit of time doing dumb things), and there were some magical moments for me - Helen Mirren, Al Gore, Melissa Etheridge among them. But, overall, it's too damn long - cut out some of the mime troupe and music sections, and it'd be about perfect.
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posted 26 February 2007 07:38 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Was no one else blown away by the Dreamgirls' cast performance? I loved it - but I love the period, too.
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posted 26 February 2007 08:06 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The only thing that blew me away was Pilobolus
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posted 26 February 2007 08:20 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, that ruled.
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posted 26 February 2007 09:56 PM      Profile for jas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think that this year was a little different from others. The calibre of the films contending this year was extraordinary. Extraordinary performances.

I think Babel should have won best pic (just as I though The Aviator should have won in 2004), but I'll admit I haven't seen the other yet. The performances in Babel - even Pitt - were stunning. Above and beyond. Some have commented that Adriana Barazza's performance leaves the strongest impression, and I'm inclined to agree, but it's so close.


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posted 01 March 2007 08:36 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Wow! Can you believe it! Ellen DeGeneres presents the Oscars! In a suit! While being a lesbian! Put down your placards girls and quit your moaning: the world has changed, gay liberation has been achieved, and we homos can stop our fussing and go back to what we do best. Singing show tunes and driving trucks. Ideally, at the same time.
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posted 05 March 2007 08:33 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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While Gore very predictably “won,” who lost? How about the people of Iraq and all references to the war? Laments Sinno, “there was no mention of the Iraq War during the Oscar telecast, though it was on the minds of many in the theatre and of millions of viewers. It is wonderful to see the Academy support the protection of the environment. Unfortunately there is more than just one inconvenient truth in this world. Having mention of the Iraq War avoided altogether was a painful reminder for many of us that our country is living in a state of denial. As filmmakers, it is the greatest professional crime we can commit not to speak out with the truth. We owe it to the public.” Two Iraq war films had been nominated with only snippets shown.

The lack of outrage on the war expressed at the ceremony while that issue is number one on our national agenda is not surprising considering the way an outspoken Michael Moore was booed in the past and the spanking of other stars who did speak out. The producers of this feel good ceremony worked hard to sanitize it of all political expression.


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It's the 80th annual Academy Awards this year, with Jon Stewart as host. Is anyone planning to brave the snooze-fest of a televised ceremony? Any predictions for leading actor(s) or best picture? Now that I've seen both, I can't decide between No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood for best picture.

Some nominees this year:

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Performance by an actor in a leading role:
George Clooney in "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.)
Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)
Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)

Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah" (Warner Independent)
Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises" (Focus Features)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (Universal)
Julie Christie in "Away from Her" (Lionsgate)
Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose" (Picturehouse)
Laura Linney in "The Savages" (Fox Searchlight)
Ellen Page in "Juno" (A Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production)

Best motion picture of the year
"Atonement" (Focus Features) A Working Title Production: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Paul Webster, Producers
"Juno" (A Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production) A Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production: Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick and Russell Smith, Producers

"Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.) A Clayton Productions, LLC Production: Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Fox and Kerry Orent, Producers

"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production: Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers

"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax) A JoAnne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production: JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Lupi, Producers



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posted 24 February 2008 09:43 AM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by M.Gregus:
Some nominees this year:
You forgot to mention the most important category: Best Adapted Screenplay - Sarah Polley ("Away from Her") [and a bunch of other nominees that don't matter].

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Of the movies up for best picture, I've only seen No Country and Juno. I like Juno alot; I'm aware of the criticisms and I think they are valid, but I don't think they distract from the core of the movie which really is a sweet story that, you know, i could kinda use more of these days.

No Country has effed with my head. I've only seen it recently, which is part of it, and I've been going through a lot of bleak and unrelenting crap lately so a movie that kind of exemplifies that is going to have an impact - especially one this well done. I'm still not sure that I liked it, or that I would ever want to watch it again. But I think there are a lot of understated truths in there that are a lot more relevant than at first glance, a lot of subtleties that can be overlooked in the violence that is so gripping.


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quote:
Originally posted by M. Spector:
You forgot to mention the most important category: Best Adapted Screenplay - Sarah Polley ("Away from Her") [and a bunch of other nominees that don't matter].

You're right, that was an oversight of a major category on my part. I'll definitely be watching for Best Adapted Screenplay, fully expecting that Sarah Polley will own it!

Actually, speaking of Canadian nominations this year, I keep hearing buzz about Juno being a serious contender, both in the Best Picture and Best Actress category. I don't know if it's the sort of "buzz" that was satirized in For Your Consideration, but it would be very cool if a Canadian movie were to unexpectedly take it.

I do think that many of the Best Picture nominees this year were very dark. I've seen most of them, and with the exception of Juno was left feeling pretty bleak leaving the theater. No Country and There Will Be Blood transcended their darkness for me with their skillful treatment of themes and subject matter. TWBB felt exhausting but it developed such an insightful metaphor for the avarice of capitalism in the character of Daniel Plainview, it was worth it. Actually, I just saw it last night, and right after getting home from the theater saw the SNL skit I Drink Your Milkshake which seizes on an allusion made in the movie (and which won't make sense if you haven't seen it). It struck me as especially hilarious, and it wasn't until today that I realized the laughter was probably a form of catharsis after a grim several hours!


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