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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2009, 10:00:25 AM »

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i agree about slumdog....not sure why it has gotten all of the hype
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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2009, 10:58:40 AM »

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I predict this will be the lowest rated Academy Awards show ever. The average movie fan goer will have no desire to watch Slum Dog Millionaire win all the awards. Dark Knight (Best Picture) and Clint Eastwood (Best Actor)should have been nominated just to get people to watch.

The show has turned into studios campaigning for films that have no chance on making big money without a nomination. Why should Warner Brothers campaign for Dark Knight? It's already made a billion dollars worldwide. It makes much more economic sense to promote Benjamin Button to get people to watch it.

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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2009, 11:17:36 AM »

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I watched Slumdog Millionaire last night, and it's not Oscar worthy. I thought the first 90 minutes of the film were great and the end was extremely disappointing.

I saw Slumdog and I thought it was a great movie, def the best movie of 2009.  I watched with low expectations since I didn't really know what it was all about, but it was a great movie.

Why it was good: the plot was original, the music was good and well timed, the perspective was great (seeing something completely different) and it was deep (there are a lot of symbolisms in the movie).

The thing about this movie too is that a story about a poor guy potentially moving up his social class in the USA is not necessarily a big deal here in the USA, but in India, that is almost impossible.  So there is a great degree of extra insight about this story.

So in the end, I don't want to overate it.  Don't go with high expectations and you will like it.  If you go in expecting this movie to literally change your life, then you'll be greatly disappointed.
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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2009, 11:30:14 AM »

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Who Should Win (with the caveat that I have not seen The Dark Knight)

Best picture:  Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director: Gus Van Sant, Milk.  He should have won for Good Will Hunting or Elephant.

Best Actor:  Sean Penn, Milk, Mickey Rourke, the Wrestler.  Both performances deserve it.

Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger will probably get it posthumously.  I have no selection here, since I did not see his performance.

Best Actress:  Melissa Leo, Frozen River.  I also liked Jolie in Changeling

Supporting Actress: Marisa Thomei, The Wrestler.

Adapted Screenplay: John Patrick Shanley, Doubt

Original Screenplay: In Bruges, Martin McDonagh.  Very powerful dialogue.




I also thought In Bruges was very good, but I wonder how much the strong performances from Colin Farrel, Ralph Fiennes and Brendan Gleeson (one of my favorite supporting actors) had to do with it?

Read McDonaugh's work for the stage, it wasn't the actors, he's a brilliant writer.

Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2009, 09:13:52 PM »

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OK, I got sucked in.  Was hoping to watch the Tivo'd C's game

Hugh Jackman's opening act was pretty humorous.

Now I have to keep watching to see my favorite part...when they show the montage of people who have died in the past year.  Always amazed to see how many familiar faces pass on.

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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2009, 09:34:27 PM »

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I'm liking Ben Stiller's impersonation.

Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2009, 09:35:26 PM »

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I'm liking Ben Stiller's impersonation.

Spot on

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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2009, 10:08:26 PM »

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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2009, 10:22:54 PM »

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very classy the way the award was accepted for ledger....hugh jackman is a pretty talented guy.
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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #54 on: February 22, 2009, 10:30:12 PM »

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unreal the dark knight wasn't nominated for best picture.
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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2009, 11:06:50 PM »

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unreal the dark knight wasn't nominated for best picture.
I hate to speak ill of the dead, but Heath Ledger's performance was nothing more than a Jack Nicholson immitation.  I thought this was the most over-hyped movie in a looooong time.  I've never cared much about awards so I won't argue the fact that you think it deserved a nomination, but the fact that Oliver! beat out 2001: A Space Odyssey for Best Picture in 1969 ought to tell you something about how much the golden trophy actually means.   ;D

Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #56 on: February 22, 2009, 11:11:38 PM »

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OK, I got sucked in.  Was hoping to watch the Tivo'd C's game

Hugh Jackman's opening act was pretty humorous.

Now I have to keep watching to see my favorite part...when they show the montage of people who have died in the past year.  Always amazed to see how many familiar faces pass on.

Here it is Redz!

Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #57 on: February 22, 2009, 11:22:25 PM »

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This stinks, because Slumdog is getting all the awards, it's quickly becoming the most overated movie which is just too bad since it is a really a good movie but now it's gonna be overshadowed by its overatedness.
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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #58 on: February 23, 2009, 12:05:46 AM »

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OK, I got sucked in.  Was hoping to watch the Tivo'd C's game

Hugh Jackman's opening act was pretty humorous.

Now I have to keep watching to see my favorite part...when they show the montage of people who have died in the past year.  Always amazed to see how many familiar faces pass on.

Here it is Redz!

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Re: Academy Awards 2009
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2009, 12:28:33 AM »

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Quick thoughts:

-Mickey Rourke was robbed.
I think Sean Penn is one of the best actors of our time, and it was close, but I think it should have gone to Rourke.
(but Sean Penn's shout out to Rourke was classy).

-Anne Hathaway should have won best actress.

-Glad Heath Ledger won for Dark Knight.

-Glad Wall-E won something!
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