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(Academy Awards)   Lincoln, Argo, Life of Pi, and Django are the expected ones, but will the Academy acknowledge Skyfall, Cloud Atlas, and Silver Linings... Join Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane as they announce the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards. 5:30am PT   (oscar.go.com) divider line 239
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2013-01-10 12:24:56 AM
Loved Cloud Atlas, but it probably won't get as much attention
 
2013-01-10 12:48:21 AM

Matticus: Loved Cloud Atlas, but it probably won't get as much attention


This.  Cloud Atlas isn't getting anything beyond tech noms.
 
2013-01-10 01:14:52 AM
Skyfall will get 1 nomination. Lincoln will be nominated for everything.
 
2013-01-10 02:07:39 AM
Zero Dark Thirty deserves best picture, best director and best actress.
 
2013-01-10 02:32:55 AM
Haven't seen Silver Linings but the buzz makes me think Jennifer Lawrence is a lock for a best actress nomination. Probably a best picture nom, too.

/nom, nom, nom...
 
2013-01-10 04:34:58 AM

fusillade762: Haven't seen Silver Linings but the buzz makes me think Jennifer Lawrence is a lock for a best actress nomination. Probably a best picture nom, too.

/nom, nom, nom...


Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay.  Get ready to start saying "Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper."
 
2013-01-10 04:51:21 AM
And of those, the only one I think has a shot of not happening is Director. Russell might fall out to make space for the Director/No Picture nomination. Other than that, Silver Linings Playbook will definitely be seen in the rest.
 
2013-01-10 05:58:37 AM

Popcorn Johnny: Zero Dark Thirty deserves best picture, best director and best actress.


Agreed.
 
2013-01-10 06:09:34 AM
What about the mis?
 
2013-01-10 07:37:57 AM
Cloud Atlas was bloated and schlocky. Also, the book it's based on isn't much better.

The only thing they really got right was transitioning between the different styles of the segments.
 
2013-01-10 07:44:34 AM
I really enjoyed Cloud Atlas -- but as mentioned already I don't think it will get more than a technical nomination, if even that. It's not "Best Picture" material.
 
2013-01-10 07:44:53 AM
The Oscar moms are going to be a Les Miserables slobber fest. I'm calling it now, noms for picture, actor, actress (or best supporting since she only gets one song), costumes, art direction, cinematography and director. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if they angled for a best foreign picture nod just based on the title being farking French.
 
2013-01-10 07:45:50 AM
Christopher Waltz for supporting actor.

I don't really watch Oscar bait so I may have missed a better performance, but that was the best I have seen this year.
 
2013-01-10 07:51:53 AM
Argo was the better movie, but Silver Linings Playbook will get more nominations (Pic, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Screenplay), and Lincoln will get more wins.

Les Miserables should get nominations for Hathaway and all the costume and set design stuff, and perhaps a special award for Russell Crowe for being least suited for a role since the rarely-seen test footage of Geri Jewell as Indiana Jones.

I haven't seen Zero Dark Thirty yet, but those who have are raving over it.

For laughs I'm going to Netflix "Mallrats" and get an early look at Academy Award Winning Screenwriter and soon-to-be Director Ben Affleck.
 
kab
2013-01-10 07:55:55 AM
If J. Phoenix isn't at least nominated for best actor, there's something very wrong with the voting process.
 
2013-01-10 08:13:57 AM
Lincoln won't win any of the supporting cast slots, they'll probably pass over Spielberg for Affleck, Skyfall will probably get a few nods for special effects awards that no one cares about, Cloud Atlas will probably take costuming, and Zero Dark Thirty might get some nods in the odds and ends categories (it'll probably go against Skyfall for sound effects at least).
 
2013-01-10 08:18:13 AM

Popcorn Johnny: Zero Dark Thirty deserves best picture, best director and best actress.


I keep hearing this. I'm not into military/special ops movies generally, and the Bin Laden raid just doesn't seem that compelling to me. But they must have done something right..
 
2013-01-10 08:24:00 AM
Django, Unchained is the Hattori Hanzō of movies. You don't compare it to other movies.

You got your Bruce Dern, who has been making westerns since 1963 in there. You got your lead actor riding his personally owned trained horse. You got your iconic music, and you got your fark-all-of-you-other-movie-makers-I'm-the-head-bull-mangani-making-th is-flick attitude of the maker. You got stunts, explosions, romance, subtitles, suspense, twists, history, violence, humor, and it's all wrapped up in a neat package and delivered to your face on the big screen like a move ought to be.

The academy can do what it wants. They know squat. They winced like little girls for years when anyone would suggest a person of color be nominated. Fark them and the horses they rode in on.
 
2013-01-10 08:34:08 AM
It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around. 'Skyfall' is easily his best shot movie. They need to limit who can vote on Cinematography.
 
2013-01-10 08:34:37 AM
5 minutes to the LIVE BROADCAST
 
2013-01-10 08:41:37 AM

Optimus Primate: Popcorn Johnny: Zero Dark Thirty deserves best picture, best director and best actress.

I keep hearing this. I'm not into military/special ops movies generally, and the Bin Laden raid just doesn't seem that compelling to me. But they must have done something right..


I'm sort of in the same camp. I have found some military-centric/black ops films compelling in the past, but the Bin Laden raid doesn't really interest me.

However, after seeing the trailers and reading some of the reviews, I think this is definitely one I'll see in a theater.
 
2013-01-10 08:42:49 AM
Join Emma Stone? Why yes, thank you; don't mind if I do.
 
2013-01-10 08:47:13 AM
That is the worst Emma Stone has ever looked.
 
2013-01-10 08:48:02 AM

AiryAnne: That is the worst Emma Stone has ever looked.


she went blond again. I still like her voice.
 
2013-01-10 08:48:41 AM
Oldest and youngest Best Actress nominees ever. That pretty much makes it a three-way race between the others (Naomi Watts, Jessica Chastain, and Jennifer Lawrence).
 
2013-01-10 08:48:49 AM
Hitler joke was uncalled for.
 
2013-01-10 08:49:37 AM
No Tarantino or Bigelow for Best Director even though the films were nom'd for Best Picture? Consistency is not the Academy's strong point. Ever.
 
2013-01-10 08:51:49 AM
Haven't seen Lincoln, Pi, Silver Linings, or Zero Dark. Really want to see Zero Dark soon though. My favorite of the other ones was Argo, but I could also see Atlas getting the nod and I wouldn't be angry. I understand a lot of people hated it though.
 
2013-01-10 08:52:48 AM

Old guy in black wig plays same dude in every movie.

cdn.fd.uproxx.com

NO
 
2013-01-10 08:54:09 AM
The ads I've seen for "Silver Lining Playbook" have made it look like a cleverer-than-usual romantic comedy. Apparently that's pretty misleading?
 
2013-01-10 08:56:30 AM

Sinbox: No Tarantino or Bigelow for Best Director even though the films were nom'd for Best Picture? Consistency is not the Academy's strong point. Ever.


There are ten Best Picture nominees and only five Best Director slots. Of course that doesn't mean Tarantino and Bigelow were at best the fifth and sixth most impressive directors.
 
2013-01-10 08:58:51 AM

Sinbox: No Tarantino or Bigelow for Best Director even though the films were nom'd for Best Picture? Consistency is not the Academy's strong point. Ever.


Or Affleck or Hooper. A very interesting list, indeed...
 
2013-01-10 09:00:39 AM
Ok, so my earlier post about Mallrats featuring Academy-Award-Winning Director Ben Affleck was a tad premature.
 
2013-01-10 09:01:32 AM

BalugaJoe: AiryAnne: That is the worst Emma Stone has ever looked.

she went blond again. I still like her voice.


Not sure if it was the dress or heroin, but she looked emaciated
 
2013-01-10 09:01:57 AM
On the topic of Zero Dark Thirty, who is the audience for that film? The right think it's a 3 hours cinematic blow job on the Pres, the left think it's a pro-torture manifesto and those who just want accuracy are shut out by the lack of it. I saw it because I love to watch Ms. Chastain ply her trade. But I just don't get who the studio head that greenlit this thought was the demographic for the film.
 
2013-01-10 09:05:35 AM

Sinbox: On the topic of Zero Dark Thirty, who is the audience for that film? The right think it's a 3 hours cinematic blow job on the Pres, the left think it's a pro-torture manifesto and those who just want accuracy are shut out by the lack of it. I saw it because I love to watch Ms. Chastain ply her trade. But I just don't get who the studio head that greenlit this thought was the demographic for the film.


I assumed the political sides would polarize it, even if they had to do it based on 3 seconds of the film. That's just what they do (see gun control, violence in media bs). The movie is for me because it looks entertaining, Bigelow is awesome, and I don't give a shiat about politics. I at least know going in that something isn't completely perfect and I'll read about inaccuracies afterwards.
 
2013-01-10 09:06:58 AM
Interesting, in the supporting actor category, I believe EVERY actor has won an oscar before.
 
2013-01-10 09:09:28 AM

Popcorn Johnny: Zero Dark Thirty deserves best picture, best director and best actress.


yeah those pro torture Nazi porn flicks never get enough love at the awards shows.

Sinbox:
On the topic of Zero Dark Thirty, who is the audience for that film? The right think it's a 3 hours cinematic blow job on the Pres, the left think it's a pro-torture manifesto and those who just want accuracy are shut out by the lack of it. I saw it because I love to watch Ms. Chastain ply her trade. But I just don't get who the studio head that greenlit this thought was the demographic for the film.

the audience? why idiots of course.

propaganda films like this are paid for by you the taxpayer via all kinds of black bag shenanigans.
there is nothing to greenlight because a budget is there.

Operation Mockingbird

then they hire someone that doesn't get any work even after a few oscar noms/wins like Katy Bilgeload because she won't question anything and her default rationale is "it's hard for us ladies to work in film" etc etc... she cashes the cheque and weeeee...

don't forget, tobacco companies paid for films too.

war is peace.
freedom is slavery.
work will set you free.
 
2013-01-10 09:16:59 AM
Am I wrong in being a little peeved that Spader didn't grab a nod for Lincoln? Thought he just stole every scene he was in, and brought an A game I didn't think he had.

Hawkins left out for Sessions? For reals?

If the announcements were any indication - McFarlane may be the Best. Host. EVER! (I hope the TED song wins, just so it can be 'Oscar winning film, Ted'
 
2013-01-10 09:18:29 AM
The full list:

Best Picture

Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director

Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Original Screenplay

Amour, Michael Hanake
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay

Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin,
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Best Animated Feature:

Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Cinematography

Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Best Costume Design

Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

Best documentary short subject

Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

Achievement in film editing

Argo, William Goldenberg
Life of Pi, Tim Squyres
Lincoln, Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best foreign language film of the year

"Amour" Austria
"Kon-Tiki" Norway
"No" Chile
"A Royal Affair" Denmark
"War Witch" Canada

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

"Hitchcock"
Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
"Les Misérables"
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

"Anna Karenina" Dario Marianelli
"Argo" Alexandre Desplat
"Life of Pi" Mychael Danna
"Lincoln" John Williams
"Skyfall" Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

"Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice"
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted"
Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
"Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi"
Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
"Suddenly" from "Les Misérables"
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Achievement in production design

"Anna Karenina"
Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
"Les Misérables"
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
"Life of Pi"
Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
"Lincoln"
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best animated short film

"Adam and Dog" Minkyu Lee
"Fresh Guacamole" PES
"Head over Heels" Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
"Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"" David Silverman
"Paperman" John Kahrs

Best live action short film

"Asad" Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
"Buzkashi Boys" Sam French and Ariel Nasr
"Curfew" Shawn Christensen
"Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)" Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
"Henry" Yan England

Achievement in sound editing

"Argo" Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
"Django Unchained" Wylie Stateman
"Life of Pi" Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
"Skyfall" Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
"Zero Dark Thirty" Paul N.J. Ottosson

Achievement in sound mixing

"Argo"
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
"Les Misérables"
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
"Life of Pi"
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
"Lincoln"
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
"Skyfall"
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in visual effects

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
"Life of Pi"
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
"Marvel's The Avengers"
Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
"Prometheus"
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
"Snow White and the Huntsman"
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson
 
2013-01-10 09:21:07 AM

BeatrixK: If the announcements were any indication - McFarlane may be the Best. Host. EVER! (I hope the TED song wins, just so it can be 'Oscar winning film, Ted'


Wait, did thunder buddies get nominated? That would make my day.
 
2013-01-10 09:22:30 AM

AiryAnne: That is the worst Emma Stone has ever looked.


This. I likes me some thin ladies, but... damn. Wow, she is not looking good today. Sounding good, gotta say she held her own with McFarlane, but she looks unhealthy.
 
2013-01-10 09:23:08 AM

thecpt: BeatrixK: If the announcements were any indication - McFarlane may be the Best. Host. EVER! (I hope the TED song wins, just so it can be 'Oscar winning film, Ted'

Wait, did thunder buddies get nominated? That would make my day.


Our world is SOOOO not even close to that level of awesome yet.
 
2013-01-10 09:27:13 AM
And.... Kathryn Bigelow gets shafted again.
 
2013-01-10 09:28:46 AM
Wow.  What a dis of Benn Affleck.  Almost everyone gets nominated for his movie, including the movie itself, but him.  No best director or actor nod.  I thought he at least deserved a best director nomination.
 
2013-01-10 09:29:19 AM
its weird how the academy nominates, I know people get confused by directors not being nominated for the pictures that DO get the nod. ONLY directors vote the directors category, from what I understand, while everybody can have a say in the best picture.
 
2013-01-10 09:29:32 AM
Ben, of course.  Not Benn.
 
2013-01-10 09:29:46 AM
Also... NO AVENGERS! Mwhahahahahahaa! In my ancient cynicism I totally expected one of the 10 Best Picture nods to go to the Avengers just so they could flash up minor scenes from the highest grossing movie of the year, but they didn't! I don't know if that's a signal of integrity or if the Academy simply forgot that they watched the movie on the walk out to where their cars and drivers were waiting for them right after seeing it, but whatever the reason I'm glad that they didn't include it.
 
2013-01-10 09:30:36 AM

Sinbox: No Tarantino or Bigelow for Best Director even though the films were nom'd for Best Picture? Consistency is not the Academy's strong point. Ever.


I would argue that Zero Dark, while a fine film, could have been the work of many great directors. But in what universe could Django Unchained have been made by anyone but Tarantino? Seriously, how could the Academy recognize that movie without recognizing Tarantino?
 
mjg
2013-01-10 09:31:17 AM
Glad to see Ben Affleck got snubbed for Best Director. Argo really missed a lot of the true story.

Plus Seth Macfarlane nailed it about Affleck years ago.
 
2013-01-10 09:31:52 AM

FunkyPhantom: It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around. 'Skyfall' is easily his best shot movie. They need to limit who can vote on Cinematography.


That would be said because Les miserables had sine of the worst cinematography I've ever seen. Very unimaginative. Every song had the same shot: actor's face takes up 1/3 of the screen, rest is black or background. You see this same shot 5 times. Javer is shot the same way each time, including a pan out sequence in the middle of the damn song.

/sequence for "master of the house" was good in all fairness.
 
2013-01-10 09:32:12 AM
I prefer they go the way of the Baseball HoF.
 
2013-01-10 09:32:25 AM
nice seeing Michael Haneke up there
 
2013-01-10 09:38:18 AM
Hollywood sure loves it self congratulatory circle jerks award shows.
 
2013-01-10 09:38:58 AM

JerseyTim: Popcorn Johnny: Zero Dark Thirty deserves best picture, best director and best actress.

Agreed.


Dissenting opinion here, didn't think it did anything worthy of best director or best actress. It was tortuously drawn out in the opening few acts and Bigelow, once again, proves she can't shoot cohesive action sequences. Normally this could be overlooked, but when the entire movie builds towards one sequence and you can't do it right, you don't deserve best director. I'd go into more detail and the specific, glaring, issues, but don't want to post spoilers.

As for the girl, she wasn't bad given the material she had to work with, but I refuse to believe there weren't any significantly better performances by actresses in leading roles this year.
 
2013-01-10 09:39:06 AM
Sam Jackson should have got a supporting actor nod
 
2013-01-10 09:44:32 AM
No makeup nom for Cloud Atlas? Wow.

So many noms for the 197th version of Les Miz? Why? It -sucked-.
 
2013-01-10 09:45:11 AM
I agree. 70% of that movie was closeups. At least it didn't get nominated. I imagine 'Lincoln' will win it. Deakins gets screwed every year. This year it's because 'Skyfall' is a 'genre' film.

KingsleyZisou: FunkyPhantom: It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around. 'Skyfall' is easily his best shot movie. They need to limit who can vote on Cinematography.

That would be said because Les miserables had sine of the worst cinematography I've ever seen. Very unimaginative. Every song had the same shot: actor's face takes up 1/3 of the screen, rest is black or background. You see this same shot 5 times. Javer is shot the same way each time, including a pan out sequence in the middle of the damn song.

/sequence for "master of the house" was good in all fairness.

 
2013-01-10 09:47:31 AM
Honestly, if I were Ben Affleck (emphasis on the word "IF"), I would see that after all the highs and lows the past ten years have brought me (lest we forget that a decade ago, the dude was headlining 'Gigli'..) I've been lucky enough to reinvent myself as a great director and second chanced leading man, directing not one, not two, but THREE critically acclaimed movies in a row, the third of which is now nominated for Best Picture. Yes, the directing snub sucks, but the picture can stand as a testament to the talent behind the camera as well as in front.
 
2013-01-10 09:48:20 AM

DeaH: I would argue that Zero Dark, while a fine film, could have been the work of many great directors. But in what universe could Django Unchained have been made by anyone but Tarantino? Seriously, how could the Academy recognize that movie without recognizing Tarantino?


The same thing happened in '94, I believe. "Pulp Fiction" didn't win much because "Feel Good Retarded Person Film #475" starring Tom Hanks swept, but Tarantino won for Best Original Screenplay. I expect the same thing this year for Django. Tarantino may be given the Scorsese treatment by the Academy, so fans should wait awhile for that directing Oscar for QT.
 
2013-01-10 09:51:00 AM

The Bestest: No makeup nom for Cloud Atlas? Wow.


I don't know. The weird protruding forehead asians kind of creeped me out.
 
2013-01-10 09:51:33 AM
I wish Dredd got nominated for effects or something.
 
2013-01-10 09:51:33 AM
No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?
 
2013-01-10 09:53:03 AM
If guns weren't such a touchy topic right now I'd be rooting for Django for best picture as it could have won. This has been a year of many good, but almost no great movies and the field is pretty weak. You can make a compelling case for 2-3 of the nominees in almost every category.
 
2013-01-10 09:53:46 AM
No "Dark Knight Rises"? Bring on the death threats!
 
2013-01-10 09:53:52 AM

raymondbree: No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?


Moonrise Kingdom and Safety Not Guaranteed were two of my favorite movies this year neither got much attention which is a shame
 
2013-01-10 09:56:28 AM
My #1 movie of the year (Life of Li)  was nominated, but #2 and #3 were not (Cabin in the Woods and Moonrise Kingdom). I'm ok with that.
 
2013-01-10 09:58:26 AM

Carth: Safety Not Guaranteed


Finally watched it last weekend. It was pretty fun and charming, but me and my friends agreed it needed an ending. I mean its nice and all, but nothing was resolved.
 
2013-01-10 09:58:31 AM

raymondbree: No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?


Agreed. I think I enjoyed that movie more than any other this year.
 
2013-01-10 10:00:38 AM
Here's what strikes me upon looking at the lists:

Ben Affleck did not get nominated for director - A shame, IMO. It's really not that easy to make a film as tight as he did.

Jackman got nominated - Excellent. Totally deserved.

Amy Adams got the nom for The Master - Fantastic. That jerkoff scene was the scariest scene of the year in movies.
 
2013-01-10 10:01:53 AM

Sinbox: No Tarantino or Bigelow for Best Director even though the films were nom'd for Best Picture? Consistency is not the Academy's strong point. Ever.


I'm ok with Tarantino not being nominated for director. I liked Django, but it wasn't a masterpiece of direction.

Haven't seen ZDT.
 
2013-01-10 10:02:31 AM

Cerebral Infarktion: nice seeing Michael Haneke up there


THIS

The best film director period.
 
2013-01-10 10:04:18 AM
Comma, period?

/damnit
 
2013-01-10 10:04:43 AM

thecpt: Carth: Safety Not Guaranteed

Finally watched it last weekend. It was pretty fun and charming, but me and my friends agreed it needed an ending. I mean its nice and all, but nothing was resolved.


I agree the ending was definitely the weakest part. The director obviously wanted to say that if you regret something you can change it if you work at it but the way they went about it didn't hold up to the rest of the movie.
 
2013-01-10 10:09:22 AM

thecpt: Carth: Safety Not Guaranteed

Finally watched it last weekend. It was pretty fun and charming, but me and my friends agreed it needed an ending. I mean its nice and all, but nothing was resolved.


Disagree. The ending it went with was what the movie built up to, anything else would have been disappointing at best, and depressing at worst.
 
2013-01-10 10:14:41 AM

AmazinTim: raymondbree: No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?

Agreed. I think I enjoyed that movie more than any other this year.


That movie is too good for the Academy. Probably went right over their heads, if they watched it at all.
The academy isn't about cinema. It's about Hollywood. Glitz, tits, and big shiatz. Has nothign to do with talent and everything to do with who's blowing whom.
 
2013-01-10 10:14:52 AM
WTF is "Amour"
 
2013-01-10 10:16:28 AM

Lumbar Puncture: Disagree. The ending it went with was what the movie built up to, anything else would have been disappointing at best, and depressing at worst.


I understand that. I meant something after that. Like the other two writing the article, or something denoting change happened. Even just a note in the box would have amounted to some kind of closure.

I feel crappy criticizing a good movie, especially since my only feeling is "i want more" (that's a mark of a good film to me). It just felt like nothing happened for the characters that I liked.
 
2013-01-10 10:17:40 AM

vudukungfu: The academy isn't about cinema.


Give me a break. Recent Best Picture winners include The Artist, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire and No Country for Old Men. You might not agree with those choices, but they are certainly not big Hollywood.
 
2013-01-10 10:19:46 AM

rotorschnee: I wish Dredd got nominated for effects or something.


the slo-mo scenes were great as was the scene when mama and crew lamblasted the opposite side of the block. LOVED that film, especially since I went in expecting it to suck and suck hard.
 
2013-01-10 10:19:55 AM

raymondbree: No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?


Didn't help that the movie was released early last year. The Academy has very a short term memory.
 
2013-01-10 10:22:29 AM

DamnYankees: Slumdog Millionaire


That one screamed fad to me. That, and it was a stupidly simple, cheesy underdog movie. I still get agitated when I think about it. Also, I get angry when I think about the King's Speech winning. A guy beats his impediment. Whoopdy doo. Yes, I know it was shot well.
 
2013-01-10 10:24:24 AM

frepnog: rotorschnee: I wish Dredd got nominated for effects or something.

the slo-mo scenes were great as was the scene when mama and crew lamblasted the opposite side of the block. LOVED that film, especially since I went in expecting it to suck and suck hard.


Did it turn out like The Raid? The trailer led people to believe it was a knock off, and I didn't want to watch it because of it.
 
2013-01-10 10:24:30 AM
Can anyone explain how it's not unrepentantly sexist to have separate categories for actors and actresses? Is it not a relic from the time the awards began, when it was well- and widely-known that women were naturally inferior to men in all things and couldn't possibly compete with them, so they had to have their own category? Why not just have Best Colored Actor in there too, while they're at it? Or separate every category: Best Cinematographess, Best Directrix, etc.?
 
2013-01-10 10:24:42 AM

thecpt: DamnYankees: Slumdog Millionaire

That one screamed fad to me. That, and it was a stupidly simple, cheesy underdog movie. I still get agitated when I think about it. Also, I get angry when I think about the King's Speech winning. A guy beats his impediment. Whoopdy doo. Yes, I know it was shot well.


No offense to the movie lovers in this thread but...fark the Academy Awards. Maybe they meant something at one time, but it's become a massive Hollywood circle-jerk.
 
2013-01-10 10:25:26 AM

thecpt: Lumbar Puncture: Disagree. The ending it went with was what the movie built up to, anything else would have been disappointing at best, and depressing at worst.

I understand that. I meant something after that. Like the other two writing the article, or something denoting change happened. Even just a note in the box would have amounted to some kind of closure.

I feel crappy criticizing a good movie, especially since my only feeling is "i want more" (that's a mark of a good film to me). It just felt like nothing happened for the characters that I liked.


You're right, I could see that working.
 
2013-01-10 10:27:13 AM

Rwa2play: No offense to the movie lovers in this thread but...fark the Academy Awards. Maybe they meant something at one time, but it's become a massive Hollywood circle-jerk.


Like Fark's Photoshop contests?

WHOAAA!
 
2013-01-10 10:27:28 AM

DamnYankees: Give me a break. Recent Best Picture winners include The Artist, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire and No Country for Old Men. You might not agree with those choices, but they are certainly not big Hollywood.


No country was worthy.
 
2013-01-10 10:31:58 AM

thecpt: frepnog: rotorschnee: I wish Dredd got nominated for effects or something.

the slo-mo scenes were great as was the scene when mama and crew lamblasted the opposite side of the block. LOVED that film, especially since I went in expecting it to suck and suck hard.

Did it turn out like The Raid? The trailer led people to believe it was a knock off, and I didn't want to watch it because of it.


Heh, that's exactly the reason I didn't go see it. I plan on renting it someday.
 
2013-01-10 10:32:24 AM

DamnYankees: Here's what strikes me upon looking at the lists:

Ben Affleck did not get nominated for director - A shame, IMO. It's really not that easy to make a film as tight as he did.

Jackman got nominated - Excellent. Totally deserved.

Amy Adams got the nom for The Master - Fantastic. That jerkoff scene was the scariest scene of the year in movies.


Hmm. Added to queue.
 
2013-01-10 10:32:25 AM

vudukungfu: DamnYankees: Give me a break. Recent Best Picture winners include The Artist, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire and No Country for Old Men. You might not agree with those choices, but they are certainly not big Hollywood.

No country was worthy.


I'd like to the Departed to the worthy list too.
 
2013-01-10 10:36:42 AM
Safety Not Guaranteed?  Seriously - some of you really think that was Oscar worthy in any capacity?  LOL

Robert1966: The ads I've seen for "Silver Lining Playbook" have made it look like a cleverer-than-usual romantic comedy. Apparently that's pretty misleading?


Yeah.  That movie is depressing as f*ck.  Not every good either IMO (for me, the weird tone shift at the end really killed it).
 
2013-01-10 10:41:29 AM

thecpt: vudukungfu: DamnYankees: Give me a break. Recent Best Picture winners include The Artist, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire and No Country for Old Men. You might not agree with those choices, but they are certainly not big Hollywood.

No country was worthy.

I'd like to the Departed to the worthy list too.


Aw HELL NAW. Mark Wahlberg was (shockingly) the only great part of that movie. Everything else was worse than the original.
 
2013-01-10 10:44:22 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: Aw HELL NAW. Mark Wahlberg was (shockingly) the only great part of that movie. Everything else was worse than the original.


Isn't the original a Japanese trilogy? I'd rather watch this one unless that was truly worth it. And you didn't think Martin Sheen was good?

/I like my friend's theory on the movie. Everyone is an asshole, except sheen's character.
 
2013-01-10 10:44:42 AM

The Slush: Safety Not Guaranteed? Seriously - some of you really think that was Oscar worthy in any capacity? LOL


Nope, I was just disagreeing about the ending with another poster. Enjoyed the movie, and most of the movies I enjoyed the most this year are also not likely 'Oscar worthy'. I'm ok with that.

How was Life of Pi anyway? The trailers bugged me, the CGI was a little too obvious in the commercials. Is it better when watching the film?
 
2013-01-10 10:46:56 AM

FunkyPhantom: It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around.


How does it feel to be a Mr Wrong Guy!
 
2013-01-10 10:48:13 AM

Lumbar Puncture: How was Life of Pi anyway?


It sucked.

But it IS one of those movies where if you say you don't like it then you are dumb and stuff.

People say things like, 'If you did't like the movie then why did you watch it?'

Sometime i don't know what people are trying to say anymore.
 
2013-01-10 10:49:52 AM

fisker: Lumbar Puncture: How was Life of Pi anyway?

It sucked.


Wrong. It was great.
 
2013-01-10 10:50:53 AM
It feels pretty good. 'Les Mis' had horrible cinematography. He's still possibly going to get stomped by folks voting for 'Lincoln' or whatever the favorite for Best Picture turns out to be.

gunga galunga: FunkyPhantom: It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around.

How does it feel to be a Mr Wrong Guy!

 
2013-01-10 10:51:57 AM

DamnYankees: fisker: Lumbar Puncture: How was Life of Pi anyway?

It sucked.

Wrong. It was great.


I did like the part where Wilson goes away and the guy starts crying.
 
2013-01-10 10:54:24 AM

DamnYankees: fisker: Lumbar Puncture: How was Life of Pi anyway?

It sucked.

Wrong. It was great.


False it was a decent movie saved by pretty visuals.
 
2013-01-10 10:55:19 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-10 10:59:04 AM

Lumbar Puncture: How was Life of Pi anyway? The trailers bugged me, the CGI was a little too obvious in the commercials. Is it better when watching the film?


The CGI was too obvious through the entire movie, too much time was spent showing various CGI shots, and as a result the movie drags on and on. It's the first movie I've seriously considered walking out of in a long time. It's bad but gets hype because it has a few cool shots, but there are also shots where the tiger is just horrible CGI and things like that.

/the shot where he is underwater and can see the sinking ship with all its lights on is pretty cool I have to admit
 
2013-01-10 11:00:18 AM

FunkyPhantom: It feels pretty good. 'Les Mis' had horrible cinematography. He's still possibly going to get stomped by folks voting for 'Lincoln' or whatever the favorite for Best Picture turns out to be.

gunga galunga: FunkyPhantom: It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around.

How does it feel to be a Mr Wrong Guy!


Don't be so sure. Roger Deakins is very well respected within the industry. And he's been passed over many times.
 
2013-01-10 11:01:10 AM
Am I the only one who thought D'Jango was a weak film? I guess I was. May have to give it a second viewing once the DVD comes out.

Anyway, glad that Silver Lining's Playbook got some recognition despite that awful Rom-Com treatment from their marketing team. Still need to see Beasts of the Southern Wild and Zero Dark Thirty. Surprised Affleck didn't get a nod but at least Argo had a few other nominations (Arkin was fantastic in it). I'm also surprised that the Best Featured Actress Category simply didn't say Anne Hathaway, Anne Hathaway, Anne Hathaway, and Anne Hathaway.
 
2013-01-10 11:03:29 AM
Samuel L. Jackson should just show up to the Oscars as his character from Django.

That would be awesome.
 
2013-01-10 11:04:23 AM

The Slush: Yeah. That movie is depressing as f*ck. Not every good either IMO (for me, the weird tone shift at the end really killed it).


1) Yes, it was really weird how it suddenly turned into an 80's summer camp flick towards the end of the 3rd act but I could get past that. 2) You thought it was depressing as f*ck? How? Sure you're not thinking about Amour?
 
2013-01-10 11:05:34 AM

Mateorocks: Samuel L. Jackson should just show up to the Oscars as his character from Django.


Oh my god... I think something shorted out in my mind when I tried imagining it.
 
2013-01-10 11:06:58 AM

KatjaMouse: Surprised Affleck didn't get a nod but at least Argo had a few other nominations (Arkin was fantastic in it).


I just realized that every Best supporting Actor nomination has already won an Oscar.
 
2013-01-10 11:07:42 AM

gunga galunga: KatjaMouse: Surprised Affleck didn't get a nod but at least Argo had a few other nominations (Arkin was fantastic in it).

I just realized that every Best supporting Actor nomination has already won an Oscar.


Hah. Wow. Good catch.
 
2013-01-10 11:08:08 AM

DamnYankees: Here's what strikes me upon looking at the lists:

Ben Affleck did not get nominated for director - A shame, IMO. It's really not that easy to make a film as tight as he did.

Jackman got nominated - Excellent. Totally deserved.

Amy Adams got the nom for The Master - Fantastic. That jerkoff scene was the scariest scene of the year in movies.


The Master had some great performances, to no point whatsoever. Really disappointing.

/And Cloud Atlas gets nothing, while Snow White gets a couple of noms? Who did the Wachowskis piss off?
 
2013-01-10 11:08:37 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: Aw HELL NAW. Mark Wahlberg was (shockingly) the only great part of that movie. Everything else was worse than the origina


Watched that with a pal. He said, what did you think?
I said, I'd have to watch it again to find out what happened.
And I'm not going to watch it again.
 
2013-01-10 11:09:42 AM

Mateorocks: Samuel L. Jackson should just show up to the Oscars as his character from Django.


imgon.net
 
2013-01-10 11:10:37 AM

Mateorocks: Samuel L. Jackson should just show up to the Oscars as his character from Django.

That would be awesome.


It sucks that he wasn't nominated for supporting actor. Waltz did a fine job, but Jackson gave the best performance in the movie.
 
2013-01-10 11:11:21 AM

KatjaMouse: The Slush: Yeah. That movie is depressing as f*ck. Not every good either IMO (for me, the weird tone shift at the end really killed it).

1) Yes, it was really weird how it suddenly turned into an 80's summer camp flick towards the end of the 3rd act but I could get past that. 2) You thought it was depressing as f*ck? How? Sure you're not thinking about Amour?


A formerly institutionalized, delusional, untreated bipolar man has difficulties dealing with his shattered marriage/life while living with his dysfunctional/mentally ill parents and falling for a disturbed widow half his age.  You're right, that's not depressing at all, because LOL DANCING
 
2013-01-10 11:12:03 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: Mateorocks: Samuel L. Jackson should just show up to the Oscars as his character from Django.

That would be awesome.

It sucks that he wasn't nominated for supporting actor. Waltz did a fine job, but Jackson gave the best performance in the movie.


I hated that character so, so, so much. Which speaks well for Jackson. Best lines of the movie:

I count twelve bullets, ni**er.

I count two guns, ni**er.
 
2013-01-10 11:13:48 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: It sucks that he wasn't nominated for supporting actor. Waltz did a fine job, but Jackson gave the best performance in the movie.


I have to disagree with you. I thought that Waltz was a great presence and gave a great performance. But I am disappointed that it seems like a lot of critics seem to have missed the point of Jackson's character and the performance I think the both of them deserved equal recognition for their parts in that movie.
 
2013-01-10 11:14:00 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: /And Cloud Atlas gets nothing, while Snow White gets a couple of noms? Who did the Wachowskis piss off?


Jesus. With their preverted sex-changin' ways.
 
2013-01-10 11:15:28 AM

The Slush: You're right, that's not depressing at all, because LOL DANCING


yep. Having read the book once in the 60s and once in the 70s, I find no reason to make it into a musical unless GAYTIME!
 
2013-01-10 11:15:56 AM

DamnYankees: I count twelve six bullets, ni**er.

Sorry, but yeah.
 
2013-01-10 11:16:18 AM

fisker: Rwa2play: No offense to the movie lovers in this thread but...fark the Academy Awards. Maybe they meant something at one time, but it's become a massive Hollywood circle-jerk.

Like Fark's Photoshop contests?

WHOAAA!


Maybe, does any Fark member pay off the judges?

/doubt it...highly
//and it's for fun
 
2013-01-10 11:17:37 AM

Lost Thought 00: WTF is "Amour"


I wouldn't know about it if not for the Filmspotting podcast. Haven't seen it yet, but it sounds very good. Very sad but very good.

Safety Not Guaranteed was a lot of fun, but I'll bet anyone involved will tell that it's nowhere near Best Picture quality.
 
2013-01-10 11:18:22 AM

vudukungfu: The Slush: You're right, that's not depressing at all, because LOL DANCING

yep. Having read the book once in the 60s and once in the 70s, I find no reason to make it into a musical unless GAYTIME!


The book came out in 2008, nor is the film a musical.  I have no idea what you're talking about
 
2013-01-10 11:19:45 AM

Rwa2play: fisker: Rwa2play: No offense to the movie lovers in this thread but...fark the Academy Awards. Maybe they meant something at one time, but it's become a massive Hollywood circle-jerk.

Like Fark's Photoshop contests?

WHOAAA!

Maybe, does any Fark member pay off the judges?

/doubt it...highly
//and it's for fun


It's also open to the public but it's camped out on by the same people that believe thay have transcended Lootie.
 
2013-01-10 11:20:26 AM

The Slush: A formerly institutionalized, delusional, untreated bipolar man has difficulties dealing with his shattered marriage/life while living with his dysfunctional/mentally ill parents and falling for a disturbed widow half his age. You're right, that's not depressing at all, because LOL DANCING


Maybe I've just been inoculated to depressing movies since my dad made sure to bring me up on depressing/pretentious movies my whole life. Hell, Dancer in the Dark is on my top 10 list of favorite movies.

I think the point of the movie was finding humor and absurdity in how people deal with people who have mental illness while they themselves were going through their own socially acceptable mental issues.
 
2013-01-10 11:22:14 AM
I can't help but think every year Jennifer Lawrence makes a movie, the Academy will find a way to nominate her for an Oscar since her tits looked so awesome the first year she was nominated.
 
2013-01-10 11:23:55 AM

KatjaMouse: The Slush: A formerly institutionalized, delusional, untreated bipolar man has difficulties dealing with his shattered marriage/life while living with his dysfunctional/mentally ill parents and falling for a disturbed widow half his age. You're right, that's not depressing at all, because LOL DANCING

Maybe I've just been inoculated to depressing movies since my dad made sure to bring me up on depressing/pretentious movies my whole life. Hell, Dancer in the Dark is on my top 10 list of favorite movies.

I think the point of the movie was finding humor and absurdity in how people deal with people who have mental illness while they themselves were going through their own socially acceptable mental issues.


So it's like Benny & Joon, but they treat the mentally issues seriously instead of as cute rom-com fodder?

/actually likes Benny & Joon
 
2013-01-10 11:25:06 AM
Samuel L. Jackson deserves Best Supporting Actor. Because Daniel Day Lewis was in a film this year, he will get Best Actor; it's the law (which is not to say he doesn't deserve it).
 
2013-01-10 11:26:00 AM

KatjaMouse: Tyrone Slothrop: It sucks that he wasn't nominated for supporting actor. Waltz did a fine job, but Jackson gave the best performance in the movie.

I have to disagree with you. I thought that Waltz was a great presence and gave a great performance. But I am disappointed that it seems like a lot of critics seem to have missed the point of Jackson's character and the performance I think the both of them deserved equal recognition for their parts in that movie.


I'm the weird one that liked Leo the best. I want to know if he actually got cut during his anger scene. It's such a random and interesting/convincing touch that I wouldn't be surprised if it was manufactured by QT, or if it actually happened. Either way his character was very entertaining to me.
 
2013-01-10 11:26:02 AM
I don't understand the Oscar love for Silver Linings Playbook...don't get me wrong, I liked it, but 8 nominations like it? NFW.

Was it that bad of a year for movies...dear god...
 
2013-01-10 11:26:21 AM

The Slush: The book came out in 2008


1862 was when Victor Hugo's book was first published.

Wait, which one are you talking about?
 
2013-01-10 11:27:18 AM

EyeballKid: I can't help but think every year Jennifer Lawrence makes a movie, the Academy will find a way to nominate her for an Oscar since her tits looked so awesome the first year she was nominated.


For Winter's Bone? uh....what?
 
2013-01-10 11:27:30 AM

gunga galunga: KatjaMouse: I think the point of the movie was finding humor and absurdity in how people deal with people who have mental illness while they themselves were going through their own socially acceptable mental issues.

So it's like Benny & Joon, but they treat the mentally issues seriously instead of as cute rom-com fodder?

/actually likes Benny & Joon


I would say that is an apt comparison, and I liked Benny & Joon too. Although there are some rom-com elements in it it isn't consumed by that genre and the manic pixie girl (his wife is his dream girl through the movie) is actually aware of her issues and trying to work through them while he deals with his own.
 
2013-01-10 11:27:54 AM
Cool. . Another year where I didn't see any of the Best Picture nominees. Wheee.
 
2013-01-10 11:29:46 AM

Coach_J: I don't understand the Oscar love for Silver Linings Playbook...don't get me wrong, I liked it, but 8 nominations like it?


I think it definitely deserved the acting nods. Don't think it would have been best film/director though.

thecpt: I'm the weird one that liked Leo the best.


Oh he was absolutely delicious in that role. I wish we had more of him to watch.
 
2013-01-10 11:31:16 AM
Also... I'm okay with Snow White getting a costume nod. Man that was like porn for me.
 
2013-01-10 11:33:13 AM
No mention of Seven Psychopaths? WTF

The dialoge in seven psychopaths beats 90% of those trash movies
 
2013-01-10 11:33:29 AM
Terrible year for animated films, sadly. Not a single one worthy of an Oscar, IMO
 
2013-01-10 11:34:47 AM

Lord Dimwit: Because Daniel Day Lewis was in a film this year, he will get Best Actor; it's the law (which is not to say he doesn't deserve it)


It would make him the first person ever to win 3 Best Actor Oscars.
 
2013-01-10 11:36:40 AM

thecpt: I'm the weird one that liked Leo the best. I want to know if he actually got cut during his anger scene.


He did.
 
2013-01-10 11:38:46 AM

GQueue: Lord Dimwit: Because Daniel Day Lewis was in a film this year, he will get Best Actor; it's the law (which is not to say he doesn't deserve it)

It would make him the first person ever to win 3 Best Actor Oscars.


Huh... you're right. Meanwhile we always talk about the ever growing list of nominations for Streep and the record holding of most winning actress Katherine Hepburn.
 
2013-01-10 11:38:50 AM

thecpt: EyeballKid: I can't help but think every year Jennifer Lawrence makes a movie, the Academy will find a way to nominate her for an Oscar since her tits looked so awesome the first year she was nominated.

For Winter's Bone? uh....what?


Not in the movie, at the actual awards ceremony.
 
2013-01-10 11:39:45 AM

vudukungfu: The Slush: The book came out in 2008

1862 was when Victor Hugo's book was first published.

Wait, which one are you talking about?


I was talking about Silver Linings Playbook.  I'm not sure how you got Les Mis from my post, but f*ck musicals
 
2013-01-10 11:40:42 AM

The Slush: I was talking about Silver Linings Playbook. I'm not sure how you got Les Mis from my post, but f*ck musicals


Would it improve your opinion somewhat if I tell you that it's actually an Operetta?
 
2013-01-10 11:41:20 AM

gunga galunga: thecpt: I'm the weird one that liked Leo the best. I want to know if he actually got cut during his anger scene.

He did.


Wow. The guy is a champ. I'm convinced he deserved the nod now.
 
2013-01-10 11:41:46 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: Aw HELL NAW. Mark Wahlberg was (shockingly) the only great part of that movie. Everything else was worse than the original.


I thought Whalberg's character in that was cartoonish and was surprised he was nominated for it. I liked the film but think it was a bit overrated. Not sure what else should have won that year. Maybe Letters from Iwo Jima? Looking at the nominees it wasn't a very strong crop. Can't remember what else came out that year.

taxandspend: First of all, Academy, you have 10 open spots in the Best Picture category. Try filling them all with great pics like Moonrise Kingdom, The Master or Looper.


You thought Looper was a great film? Maybe it was overhyped by the time I saw it, but I thought it was just okay, even somewhat pedestrian.
 
2013-01-10 11:42:09 AM

GQueue: Lord Dimwit: Because Daniel Day Lewis was in a film this year, he will get Best Actor; it's the law (which is not to say he doesn't deserve it)

It would make him the first person ever to win 3 Best Actor Oscars.


I was about to challenge to with Spencer Tracy, but no, he only won 2.
 
2013-01-10 11:45:10 AM

thecpt: Wow. The guy is a champ. I'm convinced he deserved the nod now.


Probably just made him more pissed off. Which is awesome.
 
2013-01-10 11:46:08 AM

The Slush: but f*ck musicals


you spelled butt, wrong.
 
2013-01-10 11:49:29 AM

KatjaMouse: The Slush: I was talking about Silver Linings Playbook. I'm not sure how you got Les Mis from my post, but f*ck musicals

Would it improve your opinion somewhat if I tell you that it's actually an Operetta?


The difference being what?
 
2013-01-10 11:53:41 AM

The Slush: KatjaMouse: The Slush: I was talking about Silver Linings Playbook. I'm not sure how you got Les Mis from my post, but f*ck musicals

Would it improve your opinion somewhat if I tell you that it's actually an Operetta?

The difference being what?


That people who are off their meds don't randomly burst into song and do weirdly complicated choreographed dances between dialogue? Singing is the dialogue in an Opera/Operetta and we just get immersed in the world and seldom is there random complicated dancing in the middle of a scene.
 
2013-01-10 11:54:17 AM

The Slush: KatjaMouse: The Slush: I was talking about Silver Linings Playbook. I'm not sure how you got Les Mis from my post, but f*ck musicals

Would it improve your opinion somewhat if I tell you that it's actually an Operetta?

The difference being what?


You don't have to worry about the drama being interrupted by various cast members stopping the dialogue and suddenly breaking out into song.

Because they never stop singing.
 
2013-01-10 11:57:54 AM
I'm pulling for "Searching for Sugar Man" for best documentary. Great movie.

My not-so-bold prediction: "Lincoln" walks away with a boatload of statues.
 
2013-01-10 12:00:32 PM

vudukungfu: The Slush: but f*ck musicals

you spelled butt, wrong.


It's going to be lunch rush soon at Chik-fil-A, so you best GBTW.
 
2013-01-10 12:01:10 PM

KatjaMouse: thecpt: Wow. The guy is a champ. I'm convinced he deserved the nod now.

Probably just made him more pissed off. Which is awesome.


He was so mad he did lose his accent temporarily. I thought it added to it though. He was screaming as hard as he could and losing composure in the most controlled manner possible. I think he hasn't "acted" much recently, so its nice to see him do it again. I say that meaning Inception and shiatter Island he was kind of just the everyday guy and not a real character.
 
2013-01-10 12:03:07 PM
How the hell did DiCaprio not get a best supporting for Django? Are you kidding me? Tommy Lee Jones got one for Lincoln? I had no problem with Jones, but was that really an Oscar-caliber performance? DiCaprio was a farking beast in Django Unchained. What a huge snub, and it wasn't like they didn't like the movie either.

/Samuel L. Jackson and DiCaprio both deserved Oscar nominations more than Christoph Waltz, who was also good.
 
2013-01-10 12:05:32 PM

gunga galunga: GQueue: Lord Dimwit: Because Daniel Day Lewis was in a film this year, he will get Best Actor; it's the law (which is not to say he doesn't deserve it)

It would make him the first person ever to win 3 Best Actor Oscars.

I was about to challenge to with Spencer Tracy, but no, he only won 2.


That got me thinking on who Bill the Butcher lost to (meaning he should be going for this 4th Oscar):

Adrien Brody in "The Pianist"
Nicolas Cage in "Adaptation"
Michael Caine in "The Quiet American"
Daniel Day-Lewis in "Gangs of New York"
Jack Nicholson in "About Schmidt"

Man, that was a good year for acting nominees. They were all good.
 
2013-01-10 12:06:40 PM

Mateorocks: Man, that was a good year for acting nominees. They were all good.


Mateorocks: Nicolas Cage in "Adaptation"


NO
 
2013-01-10 12:08:04 PM

thecpt: Mateorocks: Man, that was a good year for acting nominees. They were all good.
Nicolas Cage in "Adaptation"

NO


Yes.
 
mjg
2013-01-10 12:11:15 PM

Lost Thought 00: WTF is "Amour"


Seriously, one of the best films of the year, but toughest (emotionally) to watch.

/similar to the Canadian film 'Away From Her' a couple of years back.
 
2013-01-10 12:12:41 PM

KatjaMouse: thecpt: Mateorocks: Man, that was a good year for acting nominees. They were all good.
Nicolas Cage in "Adaptation"

NO

Yes.


Personally can't stand the guy's acting or voice. I think time has proven he just does the same droning monotonous routine. Already happened though, so it's not like my preference matters.
 
2013-01-10 12:16:11 PM

KatjaMouse: thecpt: Mateorocks: Man, that was a good year for acting nominees. They were all good.
Nicolas Cage in "Adaptation"

NO

Yes.


Hell, yes!
 
2013-01-10 12:20:00 PM

gunga galunga: KatjaMouse: thecpt: Mateorocks: Man, that was a good year for acting nominees. They were all good.
Nicolas Cage in "Adaptation"

NO

Yes.

Hell, yes!


Affirmative.
 
2013-01-10 12:21:24 PM
When did the Academy get such a rager for Silver Linings Playbook? It was average at best. Was it really that down a year?
 
2013-01-10 12:24:43 PM
And Ancora Qui from Django Unchained doesn't get nominated for best song? Bullcrap.
 
2013-01-10 12:24:59 PM
II'm a smidgen disappointed that Holy Motors didn't get a Best Foreign nom (as, after Amour, it was the best foreign-language film I viewed dating from the year just ended.)
 
2013-01-10 12:26:24 PM

KatjaMouse: The Slush: KatjaMouse: The Slush: I was talking about Silver Linings Playbook. I'm not sure how you got Les Mis from my post, but f*ck musicals

Would it improve your opinion somewhat if I tell you that it's actually an Operetta?

The difference being what?

That people who are off their meds don't randomly burst into song and do weirdly complicated choreographed dances between dialogue? Singing is the dialogue in an Opera/Operetta and we just get immersed in the world and seldom is there random complicated dancing in the middle of a scene.


I suppose that's a bit better, but I still can't stand "people who are off their meds" singing any/all dialogue either.  It's just not for me, and I'm ok with that.
 
2013-01-10 12:26:31 PM

Fark It: How the hell did DiCaprio not get a best supporting for Django? Are you kidding me? Tommy Lee Jones got one for Lincoln? I had no problem with Jones, but was that really an Oscar-caliber performance? DiCaprio was a farking beast in Django Unchained. What a huge snub, and it wasn't like they didn't like the movie either.

/Samuel L. Jackson and DiCaprio both deserved Oscar nominations more than Christoph Waltz, who was also good.


Waltz deserves a nomination for every movie he's in from here on out just for the opening scene of Inglorious Basterds.
 
2013-01-10 12:29:30 PM

Coach_J: I don't understand the Oscar love for Silver Linings Playbook...don't get me wrong, I liked it, but 8 nominations like it? NFW.

Was it that bad of a year for movies...dear god...


Best acting I saw in a movie this year, so on this one, I understand the Academy.
 
2013-01-10 12:32:46 PM

hulk hogan meat shoes: When did the Academy get such a rager for Silver Linings Playbook? It was average at best. Was it really that down a year?


maybe their critical eye is a bit more experienced than someone using the online handle "hulk hogan meat shoes".
 
2013-01-10 12:34:15 PM
I seriously don't get why DiCaprio isn't nom'd as much as he deserves. I think he is, in Academy voter's minds, at least, still Titanic Heartthrob guy...but the kid has proven that he has the chops, and Django was one of his best performances EVER (My fav from him is still Aviator.)

Is it wrong that I am pulling for Bradley Cooper, just so Hangover Three has to say Starring Academy Award Winner Bradley Cooper."

Sadly, I'm no confident anyone can beat Lewis in Lead category- he was freakishly good, and I'm pretty sure that, if he gets nominated, he wins: It's probably a law somewhere.
 
2013-01-10 12:37:02 PM

Uncle Pooky: hulk hogan meat shoes: When did the Academy get such a rager for Silver Linings Playbook? It was average at best. Was it really that down a year?

maybe their critical eye is a bit more experienced than someone using the online handle "hulk hogan meat shoes".


Like Uncle Pooky is that much classier.
 
mjg
2013-01-10 12:42:51 PM
Gonna watch 'War Witch' this weekend. Sounds interesting.

/any farker seen it yet?
 
2013-01-10 12:44:02 PM

gunga galunga: It's going to be lunch rush soon at Chik-fil-A, so you best GBTW


Bet we get hammered with a pile of them trade your gay away coupons again today.
 
2013-01-10 12:44:03 PM

thecpt: frepnog: rotorschnee: I wish Dredd got nominated for effects or something.

the slo-mo scenes were great as was the scene when mama and crew lamblasted the opposite side of the block. LOVED that film, especially since I went in expecting it to suck and suck hard.

Did it turn out like The Raid? The trailer led people to believe it was a knock off, and I didn't want to watch it because of it.


If you truly thought that... you probably don't DESERVE to see Dredd.
 
2013-01-10 12:49:22 PM

frepnog: If you truly thought that... you probably don't DESERVE to see Dredd.


Have you seen the raid and the trailer for Dredd? It's more than just a coincidence...
 
2013-01-10 12:58:47 PM

BeatrixK: I seriously don't get why DiCaprio isn't nom'd as much as he deserves. I think he is, in Academy voter's minds, at least, still Titanic Heartthrob guy...but the kid has proven that he has the chops, and Django was one of his best performances EVER (My fav from him is still Aviator.)

Is it wrong that I am pulling for Bradley Cooper, just so Hangover Three has to say Starring Academy Award Winner Bradley Cooper."

Sadly, I'm no confident anyone can beat Lewis in Lead category- he was freakishly good, and I'm pretty sure that, if he gets nominated, he wins: It's probably a law somewhere.


DiCaprio was robbed when he didn't win for What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, and to not even be nominated for Django Unchained makes me think he's pissed someone off or something. He deserved a nomination more than Christoph Waltz. That being said, between Samuel L. Jackson and DiCaprio, Jackson deserves to win.
 
2013-01-10 01:04:24 PM

thecpt: frepnog: If you truly thought that... you probably don't DESERVE to see Dredd.

Have you seen the raid and the trailer for Dredd? It's more than just a coincidence...


I am just saying that if you know anything whatever about Judge Dredd you would know how stupid that analogy was.
 
2013-01-10 01:06:15 PM

Lord Dimwit: DiCaprio was robbed when he didn't win for What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, and to not even be nominated for Django Unchained makes me think he's pissed someone off or something. He deserved a nomination more than Christoph Waltz. That being said, between Samuel L. Jackson and DiCaprio, Jackson deserves to win.


Note how in this thread not a single breath has been taken to mention Jaimie Foxx, the actual star of this movie?
 
2013-01-10 01:06:38 PM

KatjaMouse: Lord Dimwit: DiCaprio was robbed when he didn't win for What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, and to not even be nominated for Django Unchained makes me think he's pissed someone off or something. He deserved a nomination more than Christoph Waltz. That being said, between Samuel L. Jackson and DiCaprio, Jackson deserves to win.

Note how in this thread not a single breath has been taken to mention Jaimie Foxx, the actual star of this movie?


He didn't do much in the movie. He was just sort of there.
 
2013-01-10 01:07:58 PM

frepnog: thecpt: frepnog: If you truly thought that... you probably don't DESERVE to see Dredd.

Have you seen the raid and the trailer for Dredd? It's more than just a coincidence...

I am just saying that if you know anything whatever about Judge Dredd you would know how stupid that analogy was.


It wasn't an analogy. I'm talking about plot. The plot as described in the trailer was remarkably similar to that of The Raid. Not the Judges or anything, but the actual struggle.

I was asking if it turned out that way at all.
 
2013-01-10 01:08:08 PM

DamnYankees: He didn't do much in the movie. He was just sort of there.


I was just pointing out the obvious of just how stellar the tertiary players were when compared to the film's namesake.
 
2013-01-10 01:09:42 PM

KatjaMouse: Note how in this thread not a single breath has been taken to mention Jaimie Foxx, the actual star of this movie?


You're not supposed to talk about black folk.
 
2013-01-10 01:10:39 PM

fisker: KatjaMouse: Note how in this thread not a single breath has been taken to mention Jaimie Foxx, the actual star of this movie?

You're not supposed to talk about black folk.


Jackson isn't black? Damn. He was really good then.
 
2013-01-10 01:13:23 PM

AmazinTim: raymondbree: No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?

Agreed. I think I enjoyed that movie more than any other this year.


That was my favorite. Cute story.
 
2013-01-10 01:14:48 PM
No Affleck or Bigelow or QT for Director, wowwwwwww.  Would've liked a Looper nom for Original Screenplay and The Perks of Being a Wallflower nom for Adapted Screenplay, alas.  Knew there'd be one slot for Waltz/DiCaprio/Jackson and I'm not surprised they went with Waltz, but personally I would've put him third in the running behind DiCaprio and Jackson.  Interesting stuff, looks like a Lincoln night.
 
2013-01-10 01:16:17 PM

KatjaMouse: Lord Dimwit: DiCaprio was robbed when he didn't win for What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, and to not even be nominated for Django Unchained makes me think he's pissed someone off or something. He deserved a nomination more than Christoph Waltz. That being said, between Samuel L. Jackson and DiCaprio, Jackson deserves to win.

Note how in this thread not a single breath has been taken to mention Jaimie Foxx, the actual star of this movie?


because he sucks. (heh)
 
2013-01-10 01:22:20 PM

hulk hogan meat shoes: Uncle Pooky: hulk hogan meat shoes: When did the Academy get such a rager for Silver Linings Playbook? It was average at best. Was it really that down a year?

maybe their critical eye is a bit more experienced than someone using the online handle "hulk hogan meat shoes".

Like Uncle Pooky is that much classier.


At least I'm aware of how to capitalize words.
 
2013-01-10 01:24:37 PM
Wait a minute, Cloud Atlas didn't even get in for Best Original Score?  Geez.  I have 5 tracks from that on my iPod.
 
2013-01-10 01:26:38 PM

robsul82: Wait a minute, Cloud Atlas didn't even get in for Best Original Score?  Geez.  I have 5 tracks from that on my iPod.


No Hugo Weaving for being evil Mrs. Doubtfire either. :(
 
2013-01-10 01:28:49 PM

frepnog: thecpt: frepnog: If you truly thought that... you probably don't DESERVE to see Dredd.

Have you seen the raid and the trailer for Dredd? It's more than just a coincidence...

I am just saying that if you know anything whatever about Judge Dredd you would know how stupid that analogy was.


What analogy? You should watch the trailers for both movies. Both present the movie as authority figures stuck in a building working their way up floor by floor while everyone in the building is against them. Unless the Dredd movie did something different, in which case the trailers were just very similar to each other.
 
2013-01-10 01:32:36 PM

Lumbar Puncture: frepnog: thecpt: frepnog: If you truly thought that... you probably don't DESERVE to see Dredd.

Have you seen the raid and the trailer for Dredd? It's more than just a coincidence...

I am just saying that if you know anything whatever about Judge Dredd you would know how stupid that analogy was.

What analogy? You should watch the trailers for both movies. Both present the movie as authority figures stuck in a building working their way up floor by floor while everyone in the building is against them. Unless the Dredd movie did something different, in which case the trailers were just very similar to each other.


Dredd is very different. One was a bullshiat action movie with a ridiculous premise. The other was Dredd.
 
2013-01-10 01:33:38 PM

KatjaMouse: DamnYankees: He didn't do much in the movie. He was just sort of there.

I was just pointing out the obvious of just how stellar the tertiary players were when compared to the film's namesake.


Yeah. He didn't give a bad performance by any means, and I would describe it as "pretty good" but...I know he can do better. His Oscar for Ray could not have been more deserved.
 
2013-01-10 01:35:32 PM

frepnog: One was a bullshiat action movie with a ridiculous premise.


Alright sir! Put up your dukes!

/Sorry, The Raid was just pure awesomeness even if the premise wasn't that great.
 
2013-01-10 01:37:38 PM

frepnog: Dredd is very different. One was a bullshiat action movie with a ridiculous premise. The other was Dredd


Doesn't count unless you say it in sloooooooooow motion :P
 
2013-01-10 01:39:14 PM

robsul82: Wait a minute, Cloud Atlas didn't even get in for Best Original Score?  Geez.  I have 5 tracks from that on my iPod.


I still don't understand how Cloud Atlas didn't even get nominated for makeup. I would've handed them that Oscar just for the end credits.
 
2013-01-10 01:41:14 PM

The Bestest: robsul82: Wait a minute, Cloud Atlas didn't even get in for Best Original Score?  Geez.  I have 5 tracks from that on my iPod.

I still don't understand how Cloud Atlas didn't even get nominated for makeup. I would've handed them that Oscar just for the end credits.


I thought for sure it'd get the tech nods and Score.  Sheeeeeeit.
 
2013-01-10 01:43:06 PM
And yes, I'm sure the trailer for The Hangover Part III will have fun with its ability to now say "and Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper."
 
2013-01-10 01:53:02 PM

thecpt: frepnog: One was a bullshiat action movie with a ridiculous premise.

Alright sir! Put up your dukes!

/Sorry, The Raid was just pure awesomeness even if the premise wasn't that great.


good for you if you enjoyed it for what it was.

However, I will be watching Dredd again and again over the coming years, as will lots of people, while The Raid will be forgotten. Dredd is much like Robocop in that respect - just a fantastic well-made film.
 
2013-01-10 02:11:01 PM

The Slush: KatjaMouse: The Slush: Yeah. That movie is depressing as f*ck. Not every good either IMO (for me, the weird tone shift at the end really killed it).

1) Yes, it was really weird how it suddenly turned into an 80's summer camp flick towards the end of the 3rd act but I could get past that. 2) You thought it was depressing as f*ck? How? Sure you're not thinking about Amour?

A formerly institutionalized, delusional, untreated bipolar man has difficulties dealing with his shattered marriage/life while living with his dysfunctional/mentally ill parents and falling for a disturbed widow half his age.  You're right, that's not depressing at all, because LOL DANCING


The fact that all the mental problems made it clear they were looking for Oscar bait, when the plot was Bollywood level, makes it worse.
 
2013-01-10 02:14:24 PM

KatjaMouse: Coach_J: I don't understand the Oscar love for Silver Linings Playbook...don't get me wrong, I liked it, but 8 nominations like it?

I think it definitely deserved the acting nods. Don't think it would have been best film/director though.

thecpt: I'm the weird one that liked Leo the best.

Oh he was absolutely delicious in that role. I wish we had more of him to watch.


Leo did a great job. A villain with no redeeming qualities, that is a fool without being a buffoon, evil without quite twirling his mustache... I felt he walked right up to the line with his portrayal.
 
2013-01-10 02:19:48 PM

frepnog: thecpt: frepnog: One was a bullshiat action movie with a ridiculous premise.

Alright sir! Put up your dukes!

/Sorry, The Raid was just pure awesomeness even if the premise wasn't that great.

good for you if you enjoyed it for what it was.

However, I will be watching Dredd again and again over the coming years, as will lots of people, while The Raid will be forgotten. Dredd is much like Robocop in that respect - just a fantastic well-made film.


Yes. Dredd was very good. Never been so wrong about a reboot.
 
2013-01-10 02:23:32 PM

KatjaMouse: Lord Dimwit: DiCaprio was robbed when he didn't win for What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, and to not even be nominated for Django Unchained makes me think he's pissed someone off or something. He deserved a nomination more than Christoph Waltz. That being said, between Samuel L. Jackson and DiCaprio, Jackson deserves to win.

Note how in this thread not a single breath has been taken to mention Jaimie Foxx, the actual star of this movie?


Oscar Winner:

collider.com
 
2013-01-10 02:28:45 PM

frepnog: However, I will be watching Dredd again and again over the coming years, as will lots of people, while The Raid will be forgotten.


I bought it so I can watch it again and again...
 
2013-01-10 02:38:46 PM

Teknowaffle: Hollywood sure loves it self congratulatory circle jerks award shows.


I think I'd rather watch the circle jerks
 
2013-01-10 02:40:43 PM

Sweet Chin Music: No "Dark Knight Rises"? Bring on the death threats!


I don't see why it didn't at least merit a few technical nominations but "The Hobbit" did.
 
2013-01-10 02:51:27 PM

thecpt: frepnog: However, I will be watching Dredd again and again over the coming years, as will lots of people, while The Raid will be forgotten.

I bought it so I can watch it again and again...


Ditto. Not sure what the 'my cult movie is better than your cult movie' thing came from. The point was they both have the same basic plot. Haven't seen Dredd to know if it is better or not, but I'd hope it would be better made given it had 50 times the budget of The Raid. Plan to see it, but I didn't want to watch a movie with the same plot structure right after seeing The Raid.

I'm sure I'll enjoy it when I see it, but it wont have Mad Dog.
 
2013-01-10 03:02:32 PM

The Bestest: robsul82: Wait a minute, Cloud Atlas didn't even get in for Best Original Score?  Geez.  I have 5 tracks from that on my iPod.

I still don't understand how Cloud Atlas didn't even get nominated for makeup.
I would've handed them that Oscar just for the end credits.


These.
 
2013-01-10 03:16:43 PM

Lumbar Puncture: thecpt: frepnog: However, I will be watching Dredd again and again over the coming years, as will lots of people, while The Raid will be forgotten.

I bought it so I can watch it again and again...

Ditto. Not sure what the 'my cult movie is better than your cult movie' thing came from. The point was they both have the same basic plot. Haven't seen Dredd to know if it is better or not, but I'd hope it would be better made given it had 50 times the budget of The Raid. Plan to see it, but I didn't want to watch a movie with the same plot structure right after seeing The Raid.

I'm sure I'll enjoy it when I see it, but it wont have Mad Dog.


Dredd is a GREAT film based on a cult comic book character that has been around for decades. It is finally a good film version of a character that lots of people simply ADORE.

The Raid is... a forgettable action film. You may have bought it, and good for you, but in a few years, you will have seen it enough and will rarely if ever pull it off the shelf.

I (and lots of others) will be pulling Dredd off the shelf once or so a month for a couple years and then once or so every few months for the rest of my life - just like I do with Robocop, Ghostbusters, Total Recall (the original film). IT IS REALLY THAT GOOD.

The Raid just isn't. Sorry. I'm glad you like it, but it just isn't a classic. It is just another forgettable action film.
 
2013-01-10 03:19:31 PM

frepnog: I (and lots of others) will be pulling Dredd off the shelf once or so a month for a couple years and then once or so every few months for the rest of my life - just like I do with Robocop, Ghostbusters, Total Recall (the original film). IT IS REALLY THAT GOOD.


Go outside more
 
2013-01-10 03:22:50 PM

Lumbar Puncture: thecpt: frepnog: However, I will be watching Dredd again and again over the coming years, as will lots of people, while The Raid will be forgotten.

I bought it so I can watch it again and again...

Ditto. Not sure what the 'my cult movie is better than your cult movie' thing came from. The point was they both have the same basic plot. Haven't seen Dredd to know if it is better or not, but I'd hope it would be better made given it had 50 times the budget of The Raid. Plan to see it, but I didn't want to watch a movie with the same plot structure right after seeing The Raid.

I'm sure I'll enjoy it when I see it, but it wont have Mad Dog.


I liked both The Raid and Dredd.Yes, they share similiar plots and confined setting in a huge apartment building. But to me, Raid is about awesome martial arts, and that is that. No one watched Enter the Dragon for the amazing plot or to see John Saxon's acting chops. They watch it to see Bruce Lee kick ass. You watch the Raid for a similiar reason - the martial arts is top notch.

Dredd you watch as a completely different action movie. There is a definate Robocop vibe here, an unwavering, unflappable hero. This is a chance to show off good action sequences and some decent SPX. But most importantly, it is a character movie, and Dredd is a character. You're watching it because he is Dredd and that is that.

That and Judge Anderson was a HOTTIE.

Karl Urban doesn't get any love. Any movie he STARS in (Doom, Dredd, Pahtfinder), just tanks. Any movie where he is 2nd fiddle to (LOTR, Red), does really well. I hope DVD and rental sales are strong, and maybe a good sequal that's direct to DVD will happen, and Urban will take a cut in the paycheck to do it. I hope he has the passion for Dredd like thomas Jane did for The Punisher.
 
2013-01-10 03:25:13 PM

Crewmannumber6: frepnog: I (and lots of others) will be pulling Dredd off the shelf once or so a month for a couple years and then once or so every few months for the rest of my life - just like I do with Robocop, Ghostbusters, Total Recall (the original film). IT IS REALLY THAT GOOD.

Go outside more


no. I re-watch my favorite movies all the time. I much prefer watching my favorite films to another goddamn re-run of Pawn Stars.

read the reviews. check what people that have seen both think.

the consensus among those that compare the two films is this - "if you liked the raid, you will LOVE Dredd - a much better film all around".

If you haven't seen Dredd, you are missing out.

If you are a fan of the Dredd comics or character and haven't seen Dredd - stop what you are doing NOW and see it.
 
2013-01-10 03:33:31 PM
I root for him every year. The only reason I saw 'In Time' was because he worked on it. After 9 losses though, I've become cynical about his chances.

gunga galunga: FunkyPhantom: It feels pretty good. 'Les Mis' had horrible cinematography. He's still possibly going to get stomped by folks voting for 'Lincoln' or whatever the favorite for Best Picture turns out to be.

gunga galunga: FunkyPhantom: It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around.

How does it feel to be a Mr Wrong Guy!

Don't be so sure. Roger Deakins is very well respected within the industry. And he's been passed over many times.

 
2013-01-10 03:40:38 PM

FunkyPhantom: The only reason I saw 'In Time' was because he worked on it.


That was a MUCH better film than I expected.
 
2013-01-10 04:11:34 PM

rotorschnee: Lumbar Puncture: thecpt: frepnog: However, I will be watching Dredd again and again over the coming years, as will lots of people, while The Raid will be forgotten.

I bought it so I can watch it again and again...

Ditto. Not sure what the 'my cult movie is better than your cult movie' thing came from. The point was they both have the same basic plot. Haven't seen Dredd to know if it is better or not, but I'd hope it would be better made given it had 50 times the budget of The Raid. Plan to see it, but I didn't want to watch a movie with the same plot structure right after seeing The Raid.

I'm sure I'll enjoy it when I see it, but it wont have Mad Dog.

I liked both The Raid and Dredd.Yes, they share similiar plots and confined setting in a huge apartment building. But to me, Raid is about awesome martial arts, and that is that. No one watched Enter the Dragon for the amazing plot or to see John Saxon's acting chops. They watch it to see Bruce Lee kick ass. You watch the Raid for a similiar reason - the martial arts is top notch.

Dredd you watch as a completely different action movie. There is a definate Robocop vibe here, an unwavering, unflappable hero. This is a chance to show off good action sequences and some decent SPX. But most importantly, it is a character movie, and Dredd is a character. You're watching it because he is Dredd and that is that.

That and Judge Anderson was a HOTTIE.

Karl Urban doesn't get any love. Any movie he STARS in (Doom, Dredd, Pahtfinder), just tanks. Any movie where he is 2nd fiddle to (LOTR, Red), does really well. I hope DVD and rental sales are strong, and maybe a good sequal that's direct to DVD will happen, and Urban will take a cut in the paycheck to do it. I hope he has the passion for Dredd like thomas Jane did for The Punisher.


Cool, that's what I was looking for that the trailers (with their limited time to sell the movie) didn't give me. That makes me excited to see Dredd. Thinking it was going to be action set pieces in a similar setting was not as encouraging, and I still havem emories of the Sly version.
 
2013-01-10 04:28:20 PM
Prometheus got a nod for visual effects. There is no God.
 
2013-01-10 04:34:00 PM

Amberwind: Prometheus got a nod for visual effects. There is no God.


The visuals were good and it was shot well. Now if it had gotten a nod for writing or editing then I might agree with you.
 
2013-01-10 04:40:05 PM

rotorschnee: Karl Urban doesn't get any love.


He makes an awesome Bones McCoy.
 
2013-01-10 05:00:52 PM
Can we get rid of this farking retarded 10 slots for best picture? It should be five just like everything else.
 
2013-01-10 05:15:09 PM

Matticus: Loved Cloud Atlas, but it probably won't get as much attention


I was hoping it might at least be nominated for make-up, considering the major players had between three and seven different characters each. Some of them were nearly unrecognizable.
 
2013-01-10 06:14:46 PM

Lost Thought 00: Terrible year for animated films, sadly. Not a single one worthy of an Oscar, IMO



Haven't seen Frankenweenie or Pirates, but I wasn't too excited for the former. Brave was meh. Wreck-It Ralph and ParaNorman were great.

/rooting for WiR
//Surprised at the lack of Rise of the Guardians
 
2013-01-10 06:38:58 PM

WayToBlue: Can we get rid of this farking retarded 10 slots for best picture? It should be five just like everything else.


It got expanded to ten because of geeks whining over Dark Knight not getting a best picture nod. We reap what we sow.
 
2013-01-10 08:26:46 PM

stoli n coke: WayToBlue: Can we get rid of this farking retarded 10 slots for best picture? It should be five just like everything else.

It got expanded to ten because of geeks whining over Dark Knight not getting a best picture nod. We reap what we sow.


It deserved it that year. Pretty sure that was the year when slum dog won and doubt was nominated. Two forgettable, stupid films IMO.
 
2013-01-10 09:09:58 PM

thecpt: stoli n coke: WayToBlue: Can we get rid of this farking retarded 10 slots for best picture? It should be five just like everything else.

It got expanded to ten because of geeks whining over Dark Knight not getting a best picture nod. We reap what we sow.

It deserved it that year. Pretty sure that was the year when slum dog won and doubt was nominated. Two forgettable, stupid films IMO.


Off by one year. That was 2007. 2008 was the year that The Reader was nominated for Best Picture, but not The Dark Knight. Even though most people admitted to not having seen The Reader, and those who had weren't really quite that thrilled with it and agreed that TDK was the better movie, but it was a Holocaust Movie and TDK was a Comic Book Movie, so that determined that. (Hugh Jackman even lampshaded this when he hosted that year.) And when that Oscar telecast had record low ratings, obviously something had to be done.

After all, the annual Hollywood circle jerk means nothing if the world isn't watching.
 
2013-01-10 09:20:28 PM

gunga galunga: thecpt: stoli n coke: WayToBlue: Can we get rid of this farking retarded 10 slots for best picture? It should be five just like everything else.

It got expanded to ten because of geeks whining over Dark Knight not getting a best picture nod. We reap what we sow.

It deserved it that year. Pretty sure that was the year when slum dog won and doubt was nominated. Two forgettable, stupid films IMO.

Off by one year. That was 2007. 2008 was the year that The Reader was nominated for Best Picture, but not The Dark Knight. Even though most people admitted to not having seen The Reader, and those who had weren't really quite that thrilled with it and agreed that TDK was the better movie, but it was a Holocaust Movie and TDK was a Comic Book Movie, so that determined that. (Hugh Jackman even lampshaded this when he hosted that year.) And when that Oscar telecast had record low ratings, obviously something had to be done.

After all, the annual Hollywood circle jerk means nothing if the world isn't watching.


And the world won't be watching this time, since the Academy basically stacked the deck to make sure Lincoln wins as many awards as possible.

Just look at the director category. How on earth did Affleck, Bigelow, Tarantino, and Hooper all not get nominated?

Their movies were the only ones that have been selling as many tickets as Lincoln, so they were Spielberg's only real competition.

Instead, you've got him up against 3 directors whose movies no one saw and one director who won't win because he's considered one of the biggest douchebags in Hollywood.
 
2013-01-10 10:58:31 PM

gunga galunga: thecpt: stoli n coke: WayToBlue: Can we get rid of this farking retarded 10 slots for best picture? It should be five just like everything else.

It got expanded to ten because of geeks whining over Dark Knight not getting a best picture nod. We reap what we sow.

It deserved it that year. Pretty sure that was the year when slum dog won and doubt was nominated. Two forgettable, stupid films IMO.

Off by one year. That was 2007. 2008 was the year that The Reader was nominated for Best Picture, but not The Dark Knight. Even though most people admitted to not having seen The Reader, and those who had weren't really quite that thrilled with it and agreed that TDK was the better movie, but it was a Holocaust Movie and TDK was a Comic Book Movie, so that determined that. (Hugh Jackman even lampshaded this when he hosted that year.) And when that Oscar telecast had record low ratings, obviously something had to be done.

After all, the annual Hollywood circle jerk means nothing if the world isn't watching.


The Reader is the suckiest suck that ever sucked! Was more pissed at the life I wasted watching that and never in my life longed more for a Paulie Shore film festival to replenish my soul.
 
2013-01-10 11:13:20 PM
in no particular order;
beasts of the southern wild
moonrise kingdom
jayne mansfield's car

loved Argo too
 
2013-01-10 11:16:21 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: Sweet Chin Music: No "Dark Knight Rises"? Bring on the death threats!

I don't see why it didn't at least merit a few technical nominations but "The Hobbit" did.


Ditto. I thought TDKR did better visually than The Avengers. Still, Prometheus should win that category.
 
2013-01-11 12:07:59 AM
Why does the Academy hate Cloud Atlas? Seemed like perfectly fine Oscar bait to me.
 
2013-01-11 09:29:03 AM
I thought The Reader was very good (ducks). Anything that includes Kate Winslet having sex automatically gets a Best Picture nominatiomn.
 
2013-01-12 11:39:47 AM
Django.

the D is silent.


but


i know how things work, so Lincoln will get best picture. no one can blow American smoke up the world's ass like the Oscar folks.
 
2013-01-12 11:40:36 AM

Popcorn Johnny: Zero Dark Thirty deserves best picture, best director and best actress.



of course it does. no one loves war more than americans.
 
2013-01-12 11:42:40 AM

vudukungfu: Django



they are blue bloods. most have their roots in old Europe. their favoratism towards certain kinds of movies is shown year after year.
 
2013-01-12 11:44:05 AM

DeaH: Django



ah, there's the rub. and besides, Django cuts a little too close to the bone for most americans.
 
2013-01-12 11:45:19 AM

Mateorocks: Django



a part of winning an oscar is licking the right ass(s).
 
2013-01-12 11:47:09 AM

EyeballKid: Django



i think its a compliment to not win. it shows that you aren't making feel good flicks for 10 year olds.
 
2013-01-12 11:49:48 AM

Lord Dimwit: Django



Jackson kicked mississippi ass with his character. the rest were great, but Jackson became Stephen. hell, he's probably coming down off stephen right now. i bet he has nightmares. (:
 
2013-01-12 11:51:51 AM

DamnYankees: Django



six.
 
2013-01-12 11:53:41 AM

Mateorocks: Django



lol who's them N**gers on 'dat Oscar panel????
 
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