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Postby Bog » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:23 pm

Damien wrote:I just think it's a boring little movie which could have been about so much and ultimately is about nothing much at all.

You just described both films to a 'T'

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Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:51 pm

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FilmFan720 wrote:Did anyone else find it a little insulting that the Academy decided that Kathryn Bigelow couldn't present an award, and had to have Hilary Swank at her side awkwardly? If you want to invite last year's winner out to present, which I completely agree with, then let her do it herself. Don't insult her like this.

I expressed the same thought in the Telecast thread.

And I said the same thing on Saturday.

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Postby Damien » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:46 pm

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Damien wrote:Actually King's Speech is currently my number 8 movie of the year

Well Damien, let me tell you, you sure are unpredictable...I still think you're better than this

I'm blaming your hatred of the Social Network and its juggernaut status at the point you saw The King's Speech, admittedly an uplifting, albeit foolish film.


*For my sanity, I'm praying it finally finds itself no better than 38th when your "year in film" finally culminates.

I don't hate The Social Network. I just think it's aboring little movie whivh could have been about so much and ultimately is about nothing much at all.
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Postby Damien » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:43 pm

Franz Ferdinand wrote:My friends and I commented on this last night, has anybody else thought this?

Tom Hooper is a British clone of James Cameron from 20 years ago.

Correspondingly,

Tom Hooper is James Cameron's avatar.

Were we alone in this observation?

That's brilliant. I knew Hooper reminded me of someone, I just couldn't place whom.
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Postby Mister Tee » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:50 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:Did anyone else find it a little insulting that the Academy decided that Kathryn Bigelow couldn't present an award, and had to have Hilary Swank at her side awkwardly? If you want to invite last year's winner out to present, which I completely agree with, then let her do it herself. Don't insult her like this.

I expressed the same thought in the Telecast thread.

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Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:36 pm

Did anyone else find it a little insulting that the Academy decided that Kathryn Bigelow couldn't present an award, and had to have Hilary Swank at her side awkwardly? If you want to invite last year's winner out to present, which I completely agree with, then let her do it herself. Don't insult her like this.
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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:21 pm

My friends and I commented on this last night, has anybody else thought this?

Tom Hooper is a British clone of James Cameron from 20 years ago.

Correspondingly,

Tom Hooper is James Cameron's avatar.

Were we alone in this observation?

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Postby Bog » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:44 am

Damien wrote:Actually King's Speech is currently my number 8 movie of the year

Well Damien, let me tell you, you sure are unpredictable...I still think you're better than this

I'm blaming your hatred of the Social Network and its juggernaut status at the point you saw The King's Speech, admittedly an uplifting, albeit foolish film.


*For my sanity, I'm praying it finally finds itself no better than 38th when your "year in film" finally culminates.

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Postby Sabin » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:36 am

I can't wait to see what the second coming of John Avildsen does next.
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Postby Damien » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:54 am

Bog wrote:
Damien wrote:and hooray for King's Speech, the second best of the 10 Best Picture nominees.

Not hooray though, if the Oscar has to go to mediocrity that wasn't fucked up....

You, Damien, found it to be the second best of the nominees, which for you I'm sure would make it about the 30th film down just your specific list for 2010...named best picture and director....not hooray

Actually King's Speech is currently my number 8 movie of the year, though I have about 30 more to go before I call it a year. Social Network is some where in the 50s.
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Postby Damien » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:51 am

All you King's Speech haters. I've got a big fat ass ripe for kissing. Line up.
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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:21 am

anonymous wrote:The Academy was such a fucking cockteaser.

I thought the fact The King's Speech lost all the technical awards and The Social Network's win in Score, the night was gonna swing the latter's way.

Then this happened.

Not just that, but there were still the two main acting awards (which were as obvious as possible) to sit through, knowing that this thing would win the big prize. I was ready to just give up.

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Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:04 am

The Academy was such a fucking cockteaser.

I thought the fact The King's Speech lost all the technical awards and The Social Network's win in Score, the night was gonna swing the latter's way.

Then this happened.

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Postby Cinemanolis » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:58 am

This was officially the most pathetic win of the night.

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Postby Bog » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:33 am

Damien wrote:and hooray for King's Speech, the second best of the 10 Best Picture nominees.

Not hooray though, if the Oscar has to go to mediocrity that wasn't fucked up....

You, Damien, found it to be the second best of the nominees, which for you I'm sure would make it about the 30th film down just your specific list for 2010...named best picture and director....not hooray


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