Since it's Awards Season

Are we going to have the annual Oscar Party in here?


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Hmmmm, how bout NYC?

TMundo's picture

Something tells me I'll miss it anyway.

Me thinks she means here

Rajah's picture

Who's hosting the Oscars this year?

Hugh Jackman is hosting.

Critico's picture

Hugh Jackman is hosting.

Brief "Slumdog Millionaire" review

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

Reliably entertaining.  A solid script that is a bit manipulative.  Competent cast does a pretty good job.  You will enjoy it and feel a slight rush after leaving the theater.  Definitely worth the $10 bucks, but probably not the best movie of the year.

I give it one and a half bombs.

{;-) Dan in Miami

I don't think people really care that much this year.

HS's picture

In much the same as Superbowl 2009 parties being much lamer and/or low-key than in years prior, I predict the same about the Oscars.  Many pundits believe it's the economy that has people so down and so not giving a shit about these spoiled actors; I think you also have an Oscar year with no huge hits to root for.  Had The Dark Knight scored a few more major nominations, a few more people would be likely to tune in.  But when the two films most likely to duke it out for the top prize are Slumdog Millionaire (good, energetic, but not the be-all, end-all) and Benjamin Button (reminscent of - and a bit inferior to - Forrest Gump), most people just don't care.

 

HS

For those not in the know

MadNessMonster's picture

Almost every year, we set aside a thread or forum and in it, we posted a running commentary on the Oscars as they were going on.

Momentum for "Slumdog Millionaire" may be unstoppable

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

Now don't get me wrong this is a very cute little film, but best picture Oscar?   2008 must have been a very slow year.

For more please check out Dr Oscar at:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,494546,00.html

{;-) Dan in Miami

Tis a sad day

Rajah's picture

Bollywood makes it in Hollywood

The worst best picture Oscar of all time

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

Here is a pretty good list of Best Picture Oscar films that never should have won. 

Crash (2004)

 

Chicago (2002)

 

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

 

Dances With Wolves (1990)

 

These are not terrible films, but some of them you wonder how they were even nominated much less won Best Picture Oscar. 

 

Sometimes I think only movie critics should be allowed to vote on the award winners.  The average Oscar voter is senile and probably doesn't even go to the theater any more. 

Then again if only the critics voted the big crowd pleasing block busters would probably be ignored.

 

{;-) Dan in Miami

 

Crash is a terrible film

Critico's picture

one of the worst films i have ever seen.

It's decided, then.

Mal_Content's picture

I have to see Crash.  If you hated it, there's a good chance I'll love it.

Crash may be underrated by many, but

RidingFool's picture

I have it in my library and I think Elias Koteas and Rosanna Arquette do a masterful job.

Wait, you do mean the 1996 Crash, right? If not, you're on your own, since the newer is a loser as far as I'm concerned. But then, that's probably a reason to see it.

RE: "Crash"

MadNessMonster's picture

I liked it a hell of a lot better when it was shorter, smarter, and entitled "Do the Right Thing".

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1952)

FearlessFreep's picture

I haven't even seen it, but I'm pretty sure it's lame (unless you like Cecil B. DeMille or circus movies).

I couldn't sit through MRS. MINIVER (1942), in which Greer Garson managed to RUN in a mannered way! (Her Oscar acceptance speech was very long.)

Couldn't sit through GOING MY WAY (1943) either. The version I'd like to see:  Father Bing takes one of those teenage boys up to his office for some one-on-one "counselling."

 

I'm gong with Sean Penn edging out Mickey Rourke, even though

RidingFool's picture

Mickey has bonus points in my book for banging Evan Rachel Wood.

The California brouhaha over Prop 8 has almost assured Penn the award.

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