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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:

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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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