Anything that's a historical drama makes them salicate
a terrible blight on our fine country
Anything that's a historical drama makes them salicate
Actually, well-acted movies win a bunch...
Eh. Dark Knight Rises wasn't that great. Plus it was never going to live up to it's predecessor. And that only took home two Oscars. And no Director nomination for Nolan.
I am sorry but TDKR was overrated and cliche. Batman Begins was better directed and written than TDKR.
If we are talking about overlooked movies, the discussion ends with Looper.
The real discussion is the lack of respect for science fiction in the academy.
Excellent movie, and incredibly original.
What other Sci-Fis have been overlooked in your opinion?
I saw Looper in theaters. The other two Best Picture noms I saw in theatres were Zero Dark Thirty and Django.
I can't say Looper was a better film than either of them, though I really did enjoy Looper. I thought it had some great, subtle cinematography.
I just loved the screenwriting in Looper. It is hard to a decent time travel movie. Joseph Gordon IMO is the most underrated actor although getting a NPH treatment.
I can't disagree with any of that.
I need to watch it again. I definitely came out of the theatres thinking "That was a cool movie" from an entertaining and artistic perspective. But at the time I never gave it too much award thought. Maybe just b/c it was a summer/late fall movie I wasn't thinking of awards at the time.
Here's my view: Dark Knight Rises deserved no nominations.
Signed: A diehard Batman fan.
I'm not saying it should have been nominated for Best Picture or Director, but I was pretty shocked it didn't receive a nomination for some of the technical stuff, like sound or cinematography.
Got to give a tip of the cap to Daniel Day Lewis, though. That man's ability to act sets the ultimate standard.
He's a good director.
His last three movies are great. If you have not watched "The Town" or "Gone Baby Gone" you should.
He's 3-0. He shouldn't cast himself, because he's usually the weakest thing in his films, but Affleck has a really good directorial eye (even if he is too in love with the birdseye helicopter shot).
Was entertaining but far from great.
yet Ben Affleck didn't get a best director nom. Affleck was HOSED.
Agreed. Ang Lee???? Come on!
But yes, Ang Lee. Incredible job.
Hell, even the guy from True Lies gets an Oscar!
It's pretty amazing that Lewis has 3 best actor wins when you consider how few movies he does.
I think Silver Linings was up there, for sure, but not Django...haven't had the pleasure of seeing The Master.
If he did you would think he would have been nominated for best director.
I won't argue that the academy seems to have an agenda and that there is politics involved. But comparing this to "Shakespeare in Love"? Come on! I would argue that the Shakespeare in Love win was more due to the Weinstein publicity machine.
I'd argue that Shakespeare in Love was about a lot of people figuring out that after the earth shattering first 20 minutes, which has pretty much changed the way warfare is filmed, Saving Private Ryan was schmaltz.
Um, Alan Arkin?
You are disqualified from critiquing movies by your reference to Alan Arkin as 'that old guy'.
Silver Linings had a terrible final act (the parlay plot device was awful), the Master was beautiful to look at but should have switched the Hoffman's and Phoenix's roles, and was a hot mess narratively to boot, Django, I kind of agree with. But Argo was an excellent Hollywood movie. It did a great job blending humor, suspense, and real drama.
Now, there are a number of glaring innacuracies and ideological problems with it, particularly evident with Zero Dark Thirty's nomination, but as a work of film, it was excellent and held it's quality all the way through.
Nice to see Clooney finally pick up another Oscar. He was seriously hosed for "Michael Clayton"
The guy who runs my firm just handed Michelle Obama the best picture winner. Too cool.
It's running neck and neck for longest thread of the day after the game thread. Not bad.
Small solace for losing the Oscar pool for the first time because they decided to "tie" a category.
Edgy monologue worked for me. . . .The Lincoln joke seemed perfectly suited for Peter Griffin engaged in a heated argument at the Drunken Clam. . . . "Brian Fantana" hitting his face on the microphone is a reminder that "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is due to be released this year. . . .
Jennifer Lawrence still looks good tripping on the steps leading to the stage, but that wasn’t a good move for Tiffany (Maybe she was channeling Anne Hathaway’s appearance on "Between Two Ferns: Oscar Buzz Edition."). . . . The Channing Tatum-Charlize Theron dance movie might be interesting. . . .
First time since 2006 that the six major awards (best acting, directing, picture) went to six different films. How often has that happened? . . . Shirley Bassey singing "Goldfinger" joins my list of all-time Oscar highlights. . . . Knowing that the song had no chance of winning an Oscar, as a thank you to Seth MacFarlane, couldn’t they have had Norah Jones singing "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" with Mark Wahlberg and Ted on stage with her long BEFORE Adele sang "Skyfall?" . . .
Would Scarlett Johanson’s song, "Before My Time," from the documentary "Chasing Ice" have worked as a soundtrack for the "In Memoriam" segment? . . . Speaking of which, bad move ignoring Andy Griffith’s performance in "A Face In The Crowd" and Alex Karras as Mongo in "Blazing Saddles" in the "In Memoriam" segment? . . . Doubt that I’d see "Unicorn Apocalypse: The Movie," but, like Daniel Day Lewis, I’d be interested in seeing Meryl Streep as "Lincoln." . . .
Although I haven’t seen the movie, I finally learned that "Life of Pi" is not 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510+ hours long.
The Walking Dead and the Oscars are two different shows......
It's more "The Voting Dead."