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(Reuters)   Most Americans have not watched any Best Picture Oscar nominees. Apparently people feel they don't need to pay to go see "American Hustle" when they can just watch C-SPAN for free   (reuters.com) divider line 72
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2014-02-26 01:50:44 PM  
My only concern is were there any Amy Adams or Jen Lawrence boobs in American Hustle? I take from the lack of screen caps online that the answer is no. And that makes me sad in the pants.
 
2014-02-26 01:54:32 PM  

Danger Mouse: omahatattoo: lamecomedian: omahatattoo: I've only seen 12 Years a Slave and thought it was a very important movie.

I mean you no offense personally, omaha, but how could it possibly be a "very important movie?"  150 years after the Civil War, aren't we all* pretty clear on the concept that slavery was bad?

It may be well-written, acted, directed, etc. but there's no way that it can be *important* - it's not timely, nor does it tell us anything we don't already know.


*Yes I know there are a few nutjobs out there, but in a world with like 2 billion people, I think we can discard those outliers

No offense taken and I thought my comment might stir discussion.  I thought it was important, not because we all know about the civil war and slavery, but I personally don't know a lot about the smaller details.  In my own little uneducated mind about slavery I guess I never realized that free people were captured and sold as slaves.  Might be a stupid statement to admit, but I liked learning a little more than my public education gave me.

There's a great documentary that came out  2 years ago that was absoltuely facinsating.  if you ever get the chance you should watch Django Unchained.


It's already on the long list of movies I've missed in the past few years while catching up on plenty of Thomas the Tank Engine.
 
2014-02-26 01:54:44 PM  

mekki: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Did any movie this year come close to how good the last several episodes of Breaking Bad were?

It used to be that movies were THE medium for actors who wanted to be taken serious. Television was a joke for B list actors. Now movies have been falling by the wayside when compared at how good television/streaming television has become. I haven't seen a movie in the last year that has kept me on the edge of my seat like the way House of Cards has. Television has surpassed movies as being the medium to tell stories.


To be fair, movies are being made now with foreign markets in mind. So what's getting big budget greenlit now is less talky-talky, more boom-boom. TV doesn't have that constraint.
 
2014-02-26 02:11:36 PM  
Saw Captain Phillips and was fairly underwhelmed....Not bad acting, but we all knew what the outcome was going to be.

/I am impressed that the SEALS got off the shots they did, in those conditions

Didn't see American Hustle because of Fark...people here said it was a snooze fest, so I passed.  Nebraska didn't show anywhere near where I live, Philomena looked rather meh in the trailers (and I'm not hip enough to understand the fascination with Judy Dench).  And Wolf of Wall Street had the double kiss of death (for me) of DiCaprio and Hill....no thanks
 
2014-02-26 02:33:22 PM  

omahatattoo: lamecomedian: omahatattoo: I've only seen 12 Years a Slave and thought it was a very important movie.

I mean you no offense personally, omaha, but how could it possibly be a "very important movie?"  150 years after the Civil War, aren't we all* pretty clear on the concept that slavery was bad?

It may be well-written, acted, directed, etc. but there's no way that it can be *important* - it's not timely, nor does it tell us anything we don't already know.


*Yes I know there are a few nutjobs out there, but in a world with like 2 billion people, I think we can discard those outliers

No offense taken and I thought my comment might stir discussion.  I thought it was important, not because we all know about the civil war and slavery, but I personally don't know a lot about the smaller details.  In my own little uneducated mind about slavery I guess I never realized that free people were captured and sold as slaves.  Might be a stupid statement to admit, but I liked learning a little more than my public education gave me.


Perfectly fair justification for saying it's a good movie.  "Important" though... eh, I guess that's just me quibbling about your diction (I'm a pedant like that).
 
2014-02-26 03:03:30 PM  
Until a sci-fi comedy is nominated the Oscars don't exist
 
2014-02-26 03:07:53 PM  

browntimmy: bborchar: browntimmy: bborchar: I just don't like depressing movies.  I watch them for fun, not for emotional turmoil.

I'm fairly sure I laughed more at Wolf of Wall Street than at any comedy this year. American Hustle isn't depressing, though I regret not waiting to rent it because I didn't find it that much fun either. Captain Phillips is decent if you like tense thrillers.  And if you didn't see Gravity in theaters, you might as well not watch it.

I couldn't watch Gravity because of the claustrophic feel to it.  I know that not all of the best picture nominees are depressing, but I prefer action and comedy movies.  On occasion, I will watch a depressing or girly movie, but I already have to have an interest in it.  The most depressing movie I've ever seen was "Grave of the Fireflies", and I will never watch it again willingly.  Guess I'm a bit weird when it comes to my tastes in movies, but they almost never line up with the Best Picture nominees.

So what about WoWS? Maybe it's the length and because it's Scorsese, but I get the sense people are underestimating how funny it is.


In all honesty, I've heard almost nothing about it.  No one I know has seen it and I've only seen maybe one or two commercials for it.  Keep in mind, though, that I have two young children, so almost everything we watch on tv has to be for kids, so I don't often see much for adult movies.  We usually end up watching movies at home, though, unless they are kid-friendly movies.
 
2014-02-26 04:12:53 PM  
I enjoyed the heck out of Gravity.

Dallas Buyers Club was good, but it didn't seem to end so much as it seemed to just suddenly stop and roll credits. Great characters and an interesting story though.
 
2014-02-26 05:22:43 PM  

bborchar: I just don't like depressing movies.  I watch them for fun, not for emotional turmoil.

Books, on the other hand, I'll read them as long as they are well-written, no matter how depressing.


I completely agree. My favorite movies are comedies. Second are action flicks. But, my favorite books are dramas, and usually depressing.
 
2014-02-26 05:25:28 PM  
I had a baby in November. I just don't have the ability to go to the movie theater and Hollywood is still clinging to outdated distribution of content. So here I sit. Patiently waiting on most of those movies to be available via Netflix.
 
2014-02-26 05:54:03 PM  
Saw every one of them:

Her > American Hustle > Gravity > Dallas Buyers Club > Nebraska > Wolf of Wall Street > Captain Phillips > 12 Yrs > Philomena

/absolutely love movies
 
2014-02-26 06:25:57 PM  

megalynn44: I had a baby in November. I just don't have the ability to go to the movie theater and Hollywood is still clinging to outdated distribution of content. So here I sit. Patiently waiting on most of those movies to be available via Netflix.


My kids are 5 and 2.  I only get to go to the movies after my husband gets home from work and the kids are in bed...by then, of course, I'm too exhausted to do anything but go to bed, so we don't see many movies.
 
2014-02-26 07:14:19 PM  

megalynn44: I had a baby in November. I just don't have the ability to go to the movie theater and Hollywood is still clinging to outdated distribution of content. So here I sit. Patiently waiting on most of those movies to be available via Netflix.


The window between theater and home video release is getting shorter and shorter. Dallas Buyers Club didn't hit most theaters until around December, and I rented it from Vudu in full 1080p for $6 last weekend (more expensive than Netflix, but I don't have to wait and the video doesn't spend half the movie at YouTube quality like Netflix does at peak times). Hell, if you want to buy Frozen now, you can get it in HD from Apple, Amazon, and Xbox Video for $20 before the Blu-Ray even comes out.
 
2014-02-26 07:22:28 PM  
Saw 5/9.
 
2014-02-26 07:44:48 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: I found American Hustle to be rather underwhelming, even utterly annoying at times.  I don't get the hype.

The only other movie on the list that I have seen is Captain Phillips, which was decent.


If American Hustle wins best picture, it will be the worst best picture winner since Crash
 
2014-02-26 08:18:45 PM  
The Best Picture nominees are largely mediocre this year, so no big deal.
 
2014-02-26 11:33:55 PM  

Fano: The movie was oOK but not as good a story as All is Lost.


All is Lost is better than any of the BP noms I have seen (AH, Gravity, CP).

Tom Hanks last scene in CP is as good as any acting I've seen in a long time.
 
2014-02-26 11:56:59 PM  

mjbok: Fano: The movie was oOK but not as good a story as All is Lost.

All is Lost is better than any of the BP noms I have seen (AH, Gravity, CP).

Tom Hanks last scene in CP is as good as any acting I've seen in a long time.


Funny you mention Tom Hanks. Partway through the movie I imagined some challenge from Robert Redford where he laughed and said "that dumbass spent a movie talking to a volleyball? A guy alone on the verge of dying isn't talking to anyone. And why does the audience need any cheap tricks like a girlfriend or family at home? This is To Build A Fire territory. I'll spend a movie not talking at all, and THEN die, like I'm SUPPOSED to."

Though I would have started swearing and talking to myself much earlier in the movie.
 
2014-02-27 12:15:33 AM  

Fano: Funny you mention Tom Hanks. Partway through the movie I imagined some challenge from Robert Redford where he laughed and said "that dumbass spent a movie talking to a volleyball? A guy alone on the verge of dying isn't talking to anyone. And why does the audience need any cheap tricks like a girlfriend or family at home? This is To Build A Fire territory. I'll spend a movie not talking at all, and THEN die, like I'm SUPPOSED to."

Though I would have started swearing and talking to myself much earlier in the movie.


That movie, as well as Cast Away (sort of), was everything Gravity could have and should have been.  Instead it was a dazzling FX piece with characters that I hated, logic that doesn't work, and implausible outcomes.
 
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2014-02-27 07:54:31 AM  
Somebody's idea of what is good for you to watch which coincides with their political and social views of the world that they want you to internalize and agree with. Not the best movies, not good movies, but movies that are good for you according to their ideas of what you should watch. Fark that man. I watch movies that I like and am not one of those idiots who feel obliged to trudge to see the nominees and the winners. That's like, their opinion man.
 
2014-02-27 09:35:47 AM  

gad: Somebody's idea of what is good for you to watch which coincides with their political and social views of the world that they want you to internalize and agree with. Not the best movies, not good movies, but movies that are good for you according to their ideas of what you should watch. Fark that man. I watch movies that I like and am not one of those idiots who feel obliged to trudge to see the nominees and the winners. That's like, their opinion man.


I actually enjoy movies that don't coincide with my political beliefs (as long as they are not straight out propaganda).  Though I might not agree with them I find opposing viewpoints may open my eyes to things I don't see as well acknowledge that I am not always right.  You are probably right though.
 
2014-02-27 02:54:14 PM  
This is a garbage statistic.

How many people who have not see this years nominees have not gone to the movie theater at all?  Or maybe gone only once or twice for the sake of their ten-year-old kid?

How many of people who have not watched any of the nominees who do so in the next few years on DVD, streaming, cable, or broadcast TV?
 
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