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Offline Andrew1911

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I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« on: January 23, 2007, 02:17:04 PM »
What the? Children of Men got snubbed for BP? Little Miss Sunshine and Babel are up for Best Picture? Dreamgirls not up for BP? Well, actually, that's a good thing. Hooray! They did one thing right so far! Greengass is nominated for Best Director? Hey, we're on a roll here! Volver snubbed? The roll has ended. A Scanner Darkly snubbed for Animation after they said they were considering it? Bastards. Cuaron AND Del Toro not up for directors? BURN IN HELL, ACADEMY. BURN IN HELL.

Well, it's not as bad as last year. Crash won last year so, technically, this year is already better.
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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2007, 02:19:23 PM »
and your shocked here?  I noticed stranger than fiction isnt on there.


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2007, 02:23:07 PM »
and your shocked here?  I noticed stranger than fiction isnt on there.

That is right. How it didn't get a nomination for Best Original Screenplay is beyond me.


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2007, 02:23:56 PM »
and your shocked here?  I noticed stranger than fiction isnt on there.

That is right. How it didn't get a nomination for Best Original Screenplay is beyond me.

Original is out of fashion. 


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2007, 02:24:44 PM »
was babel any good by the way? 

ps why didnt fountain get nominated?


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007, 02:32:31 PM »
The Acadamy Awards are my yearly reminder that (With a few exceptions) I just don't like good movies. :^)


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007, 02:35:10 PM »
was babel any good by the way? 

ps why didnt fountain get nominated?

Personally, I haven't seen Babel yet.  I think it's released here in a couple of weeks.  The Fountain is out this weekend, so I hope to catch it soon, but I think the reason why it wasn't nominated is that it was probably too polarizing a movie.  I get the impression that it was a "love-it-or-hate-it" kind of movie.


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2007, 02:37:25 PM »
nah i only "liked" it but i did think it was good though


as to the acadamy my dad put it best=  The acadamy is when a bunch of millionares give a bunch of other millionares pats on the back.  It has absolutely nothing to do with the movies themselves.


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007, 02:39:01 PM »
My movie choices tend to be more along the MTV Movie Awards variety.

When you get right down to it, isn't, say, The Mask integrally better than, say, Million Dollar Baby, just because more people actually want to SEE it? :^)


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2007, 02:42:48 PM »
My movie choices tend to be more along the MTV Movie Awards variety.

When you get right down to it, isn't, say, The Mask integrally better than, say, Million Dollar Baby, just because more people actually want to SEE it? :^)

... No.


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2007, 02:45:14 PM »
was babel any good by the way? 

ps why didnt fountain get nominated?

Nope. The Fountain is a divisive movie. You either love it or hate it. Very few people are in between. I thought it was the best film of the year, though. I'm not shocked it didn't get nominated. But, how it wasn't nominated for Special Effects does not make sense.


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2007, 02:47:10 PM »
clearly date movie was the best movie EVER


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2007, 02:49:29 PM »
clearly date movie was the best movie EVER

Obviously. I mean, since more people saw it than Inland Empire, it must be better!

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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2007, 02:52:39 PM »
Well now, hold on. If we assume that every movie's goal is to entertain as many people as possible (And I think that's mostly true) then the movies that are ACCOMPLISHING that goal are the food for the masses. If the people aren't swallowing the movie, then the movie's failing on some level. I'm kinda playing devil's advocate here, but even though (To use the previous example) Inland Empire may be the more ARTISTIC movie and perhaps a DEEPER movie, isn't the BETTER movie the one that the people have embraced?

But then, I suppose better becomes subjective. How about more successful?


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Re: I CALL SHENENIGANS ON THE ACADEMY!
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2007, 02:55:32 PM »
But then, I suppose better becomes subjective. How about more successful?

I think there's the 3 distinctions people should have when looking at a films reputation: Success (how much it's made at the BO), the popular vote (what the people think), and the artistic vote (what noted critics think).  Perhaps there should be awards given out for all 3?