Thursday, January 21, 2010

100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes of All Time

For your viewing pleasure...

Friday, January 8, 2010

Oscars - Best Director/Picture

  1. Because Hurt Locker is a gritty, awesome film.
  2. With AWESOME direction.
  3. Avatar sucked. (This really has no bearing on anything other than WHY IS IT BEING NOMINATED FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN TECHNICAL AWARDS.)
Also, no woman has ever won best director, and only three have ever been nominated: Lina Wertmüller for 1976's Seven BeautiesJane Campion for 1993's The Piano and Sofia Coppola for 2003's Lost in Translation.  And Sophia Coppola is, by far, the weakest of that group.

But that really doesn't matter--the fact is Hurt Locker is an extremely well directed film.  And Jeremy Renner's performance is absolutely stunning.  Waaaaay better than Toby Maguire's turn in Brothers.  I mean, really, when your marketing campaign consists of telling us the "three best actors of their generation" are in the same movie, I know you're doing whatever it takes to get bodies into seats because your very expensive proposition is about to bomb.  Mostly because you don't have Jeremy Renner there to diffuse it.  (OH!  You see what I did there?!)

I personally think District 9 should win Best Picture.  When you look at the film as a whole--acting, directing, seamless integration of special effect, what they did with their budget--it's incredibly well made.  More so than any of the other movies.  But seeing as Sci-Fi routinely gets dissed by the Academy, I think Hurt Locker is a very, very strong second.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010