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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 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
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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?
 
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