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(HitFix)   10 Oscars we bet the Academy wishes they could take back. Yeah Roberto Benigni. We're talkin' about you   (hitfix.com) divider line 15
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2013-02-20 01:06:00 PM
2 votes:
In other news, some people still take the Oscars seriously.

The Oscars are the Hollywood version of this debacle:
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2013-02-20 10:31:11 AM
2 votes:

rocky_howard: JasonOfOrillia: 5 Best original song in '85.
What won: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
What should have: "Footloose" or "Ghostbusters"

Disagree.  Against All Odds by Phil Collins is a song that still holds up.


Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where, uh, Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums.Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to "Land of Confusion". In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. "In Too Deep" is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as, uh, anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like "In the Air Tonight" and the aforementioned "Against All Odds". But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is "Sussudio", a great, great song, a personal favorite.



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2013-02-20 09:50:31 AM
2 votes:
I am just here to mention that I enjoyed the picture chosen from Lady in Red
2013-02-20 09:34:01 AM
2 votes:
I would have to give it to Oliver! for Jack Wild alone.

Anything that was a stepping stone towards H.R. Puffinstuff can't win enough awards IMHO.
2013-02-20 03:49:38 PM
1 votes:

Sinbox: FriarReb98: 3 hours

Which cut of the movie are you viewing? Can you allow me to view it too? My copy only runs 119 minutes.


There's a subplot cut out of the theatrical release where Kane manages donkey shows in Havana.
2013-02-20 02:16:18 PM
1 votes:
Life is Beautiful was a great movie.
True, everything he has done before and since has been crap, but I don't deny him that Oscar.
2013-02-20 02:08:38 PM
1 votes:

Sinbox: @ the 1977 awards ceremony.

Rocky took "Best" picture over Taxi Driver, Network, All The President's Men and Bound for Glory.

Complete and total horsepucky, says I.


Really? In a discussion that includes Mrs. Doubtfire winning Best Makeup for a single facial piece you want to quibble over which was the "best" of 5 GREAT movies?

How do you sh*t with an ass that tight?
2013-02-20 11:58:47 AM
1 votes:
I'm still pissed at Eddie Murphy's "Nutty Professor" beating "Star Trek: First Contact" for best makeup. How the hell could this:

24.media.tumblr.com

Be more impressive than this:

movies.trekcore.com

That's not just a Borg. That's a KLINGON Borg!
2013-02-20 10:31:58 AM
1 votes:
It's not that I couldn't follow the plot of Transformers, is was the action sequences I couldn't follow.  It was just a blur of machines fighting, and they weren't distinguishable enough to tell who was doing what to whom.  The Transformers looked awesome when they were just walking around and talking, but when fighting, I had no idea who was the good or bad guy.  Except when they did that slow down the film at the moment of impact thing, which is way overused.  It got worse as the movies progressed in the series too, if it's not Optimus or Bumblebee fighting, I have no idea who is who.  Maybe they should color coordinate them better?
2013-02-20 10:17:21 AM
1 votes:

gunga galunga: No mention of that movie that Harvey Weinstein hornswaggled the Academy into voting for because he launched a blitzkrieg marketing campaign perfectly timed right when everybody stopped talking about the other top Oscar contenders but there was still a couple of weeks left during voting?


Philadelphia?
2013-02-20 09:39:37 AM
1 votes:

JasonOfOrillia: 5 Best original song in '85.
What won: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
What should have: "Footloose" or "Ghostbusters"

Disagree.  Against All Odds by Phil Collins is a song that still holds up.



Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where, uh, Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums.Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to "Land of Confusion". In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. "In Too Deep" is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as, uh, anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like "In the Air Tonight" and the aforementioned "Against All Odds". But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is "Sussudio", a great, great song, a personal favorite.
2013-02-20 09:36:23 AM
1 votes:
My Fair Lady beat Dr. Strangelove for best picture. But by all means, let's whine about Transformers getting screwed.
2013-02-20 09:27:31 AM
1 votes:
Am I the only person who had absolutly no trouble picking out what was going on in transformers? Or do to many people not have proper attention spans?

Seriously at no point when I watched it in theatres did I not know what was going on in the film.
2013-02-20 08:47:12 AM
1 votes:
This one should also probably have been included:  i.huffpost.com
2013-02-20 08:32:04 AM
1 votes:
Thanks, elvisaintdead.

No way Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" was better directed than "Oliver". If one hadn't read the book, one didn't know what the hell was going on in "Space Odyssey". And to call "Oliver" "the weakest contender of the bunch" over "The Battle of Algiers", "The Lion in Winter" and Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" is asinine. Sorry Mr. Movie Snob, they got this one right. Oliver was a great little film, for a family movie musical it was a near perfect adaptation of Dicken's classic.
 
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