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I'm not really excited about it. It'll be really boring.
as being 'a huge fan of the oscars'.
Imagine being a fan of an awards ceremony!
Imagine watching Pointless!
The Oscar results are always interesting but I'd never watch the damn thing.
Oh, I've got to win this one! I bribed everyone in Hollywood.
might go see Foxcatcher but I already know what happens because of the Times Magazine writing about the true story without warning about film spoilers. Plus it looks a bit 'men brooding about men things'.
If Boyhood gets nominated for lots of stuff (it should) will it be re-released in the cinema?
Brood-mance. I just thought of that.
should have been subtitled white men being broody
never seen so many people leave the cinema since black swan
actually some people left for boyhood but not that many
I haven't seen Foxcatcher or Boyhood but surely neither were marketed as thrill-a-minute-blockbusters? What were these people expecting?
Having said that, my parents once saw a whole row of people walk out of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the Swedish version) when the subtitles appeared, so maybe some people just turn up at the cinema and plonk down their money at random.
they always warn you a film has subtitles now when booking a ticket
saw boyhood at an independent cinema at peak time, where the audience was overwhelmingly middle class and middle aged. just assumed a lot of them were probably just there so they could give it a go and say they'd tried it when it popped up in conversation.
foxcatcher was by far the worst screening i've ever had a chance of experiencing - the sound was too quiet and the projection was wonky. the guy sitting next to me was rustling nachos, popcorn and slurping the ice of his drink for all of two hours. his girlfriend kept leaning in and saying she was bored, playing on her phone, and they both had really loud bodywarmers on. the couple behind me were talking and a few people were texting. couple in front kept moving and stuff and it got on my nerves.
oh nacho man was blowing his nose and sniffing and clearing his throat every few minutes as well. and kept putting his jalepenos all over the floor everywhere.
when i saw it it was mainly really middleclass 30-50 year olds. quite a few people walked out looking miserable or moaning. there was one LAD and his girlfriend sitting in front and they kept huffing and puffing like they were bored and whispered through it and both took their socks and shoes off and put their feet in the air, resting on the seats in front. really off putting because i could see their feet when i was looking straight ahead at the screen.
also about half an hour into it i looked to the side to lift my drink out of the drinks holder and the people behind had stuck their bare feet in between the arm rest two seats down
georgiabeth | 23 Jul '14, 12:50 | ^ This | Reply
also: people on phones
if you can't go three hours without checking your phone wait for the bloody dvd
georgiabeth | 23 Jul '14, 12:51 | ^ This | Reply
badmanreturns, boxtoboxelder, and DanOccupanther this'd thi
Before Sunrise came out in 1995 and, get this, probably people in their mid-20s, maybe even, EVEN 30s enjoyed it back then. Dunno. They might not have realised Linklater's a total shithouse in the last 18 years, is all. A lot of people don't grow and learn.
Personally or artistically?
I think he's great from either perspective, personally.
That was all I meant.
yeah linklater's films are probably the ones they see themselves in most. you know, the kind that go to dinner parties and have an observer subscription. because they made up most of my screening, and because a load of people left, a load of THEM left between the first and third hour.
Are you saying that only working class and/or young people would stick out boyhood? Otherwise what are we to glean from this apart from the fact that Boyhood appears to have gone down badly with a chunk of the people in the cinema you saw it in, something that anecdotal evidence seems to support in other cinemas.
That those people also happened to be made up of a group you loathe because of your prejudices doesn't really seem to be relevant.
WE'RE TALKING 30% OF THE AUDIENCE HERE, PEOPLE
"Did you watch 'black swan' and wish natalie portman was an OLD DUDE? well, i have the FILM FOR YOU"
but I'm guessing Foxcatcher might not share the elements I really love about it.
so I scoff at Foxcatcher being in any way similar.
(but much less good)
I just thought it was a 70s-style psychological thriller about a woman driven to madness by her overbearing mother.
I've not seen Birdman or Foxcatcher but neither sound like they're that sort of film off hand...
(but maybe more about her obsessive quest for perfection, rather than it being all about her mum).
Birdman is about a guy trying to prove himself in the theatre while getting bird-related visions which could be madness/could be real in a similar way.
Ida, Leviathan and Wild Tales are splendid. I did not see the other two but I think they forgot Force Majeure (Snow Therapy) from Sweden which is also outstanding.
Any one of these are so much better than any of the nominees for best picture.
(I felt like the obsessive quest for perfection was learned from and forced on her by her mother.)
although I supposed if we're talking about the destructive capability of obsession you could maybe draw some comparisons at a push.
I liked Black Swan too
I guess I like slow broody films
you didn't think an article on the true story behind the film would contain any spoilers?
and it said nothing about a film in the title or headline. Then the article began with a detailed description of the events which I presume are at the end of the film, and after that it said "This amazing story is now due to be told in a film called Foxcatcher" and then I threw the magazine down in disgust.
It's currently half five in the morning in Los Angeles. What a ridiculous time to have an announcement of any description.
being electrocuted as they type is live-blogging for The Guardian.
BUdapest Hotek, Inherent Vice, Int othe SWoods, Melificent, Mr Turner"
Not even close with half of them.
is it excluded since it's not 100% animation or something?
apparently not, according to their website it only has to be at least 75% animation.
they're just dickheads.
not that i think it necessarily deserves it, just thought the academy would go for it
thought that would have been nailed on
BUdapest Hotek, Inherent Vice, Int othe SWoods, Melificent, Mr Turner'.
Fucking hell, The Guardian!
Thought they'd shot it in the foot a bit releasing it in July, apparently not.
James Corden is one of the main characters ffs.
which type of film wins:
Patrucia Arqueete, boyhoosd, Laurea Dern, Wild, Emma Stone, Birdman, Meryl Streep, INto the WOods
not really an academy/oscar film though was it
It's 'take your pick of the six films, all out in Dec/Jan' and nothing else even gets considered. It's really shit and completely invalidates the whole thing as a serious awards ceremony, imo. A big awards ceremony that took into account the past 12 months and didn't pick the same films for every category could be great.
It's been like that for years to be honest.
I assumed at one point it was like that. Would make it such an event.
it's not that they're only picking from films out now, it's that films which feel they have a shot at Oscars hold back their release until this time of year. I like it, it means this time of year has an air of excitement.
I think these films actually have to do a limited release the year before (so limited release in 2014 for 2015 ceremony)so they qqualify - but hold back the actual release to January so they get maximum publicity thanks to the oscars
I feel the opposite about it. I end up seeing all those films under the crushing weight of Oscar-hype and they rarely stand up to it. Plus they're always pretty MOR, bland films and you have to put up with people saying they're the best films ever made just as they're coming out.
what with it having been shit and all
but there nothing in GBH that made me think it was particularly special.
But I wish Moonrise Kingdom had been the one bagging all these nominations
it's a wonderful film. I hope it cleans up.
hang on I didn't this that
and Selma missed out on a Best Director nomination. This will go down well.
but the academy is racist anyway!!!!!!
i don't know what i expected but ffs
been quite a boring year tbh
captain phillips, her, nebraska, wolf of wall street, gravity...
certainly more interesting noms than pish like theory of everything and imitation game anyway
What the fuck is that doing being nominated? Film for the US equivalent of This Morning watchers/Mail readers. No reasonable person has any business enjoying a film like that.
She got all scarred up and chubby for her role
continues. how can a film that made THAT much money with such a relatively small budget, was so critically respected and liked by the public get such short shrift? good to see Ros Pike get a nod but sheesh.
i dunno why i watch this stuff.
Benjamin Button was more their sort of thing.
No Inherent Vice, Nightcrawler, Gone Girl etc. Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game look like extended Sunday night ITV dramas too. Hope Boyhood wins everything.
They've nominated your precious Birdman anyway, so your whingeing privileges are hereby revoked.
it's the oscars
Yet still get best director?
cause people think it wasn't very good but the direction was?
but it was shit.
I think the costume design cost them the nod tbh.
maybe theyre saying that all the actors are shit but the director's managed to get them to work together adequately.
most likely its they think the script was a pile of shiiiiiiiiit (i cant even remember what film we're talkingh about)
Two Days, One Night?
That seems a pretty out-there film to be pulling one of the bigger nominations from. Suppose it says more about lack of lead parts for women than the Academy's appreciation of French cinema.
I do not recognise Belgium's sovereignty.
so its not out of the question, but Julianne Moore is guaranteed it this year.
Acting nominations for foreign films do happen (e.g. Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Emmanuelle Riva), just not often
It's a really slow, quite difficult film with absolutely no mass appeal. I'd be surprised at the nomination if it was English language.
after her atrocious death scene in Dark Knight Rises.
Selma being nominated for Best Picture and nothing else
maybe american sniper is just a better film
99% v 73% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Clint Eastwood is a dismal director, so middlebrow it's unreal.
Guess old whatshisface is quite good in it but other than that...
There are some arguments whether recent arguments about the portrayal of Lyndon Johnson have hurt Selma's chances (which would be unfair if so, since The Imitation Game for instance plays fast and loose with facts far more), or whether they didn't get the film out to voters early enough, it was pretty much the last awards hopeful anyone saw, at the very end of December.
You should all go and watch this short film he wrote:
but I think I can honestly say I didn't think it was going to be the most highly-nominated film of the year
for the Oscars to be giving some recognition to comedic films, because they so rarely do (unless they get a big Weinstein push, like The Artist did)
the people who like others to think they care about film as an *artform* love wes anderson, the quirky twat
plus he wears suits all year round so old people probably love him
Well, two great films and some pretty good ones.
so stars loads of people's mates or people they'd like to know they want to be mates with.
Tenenbaums is his best, though was probably too early in his career for lots of Academy recognition, and Moonrise Kingdom felt a lot more "Oscar-worthy" than GBH.
Make my toes curl. That's why it was such a surprise to me that I enjoyed GBH as much as I did
Rushmore is my favourite film and Moonrise Kingdom was brilliant. I thought Grand Budapest Hotel was shit though.
I don't understand why this one was the most popular: surely it's much more quirky and twee than the rest? AND it doesn't have any believable characters. What made you like this one when you've not liked him in the past? I'm really intrigued.
I think what made it worse is that it followed Moonrise Kingdom which actually had real characters with real emotions and something approaching genuine heart. It was all the more disappointing when he reverted back to another edition of Wes Anderson Puppet Theatre after that.
Felt like Wes Anderson *trying* to make a film with heart and, as a result, it fell flat. The relationship between the kids was sweet but nothing more.
Can't think of a filmmaker like Anderson for dividing even people who are his own fans! Suppose that in itself is quite remarkable really...
I'm always surprised when Wes Anderson comes up in conversation here (which is a lot, let's not kid ourselves) that Moonrise Kingdom isn't unequivocally considered his best work.
Also Bruce Willis' character was nothing but heart in Moonrise Kingdom.
Everyone's got a different opinion.
To be honest I don't think Moonrise Kingdom is unequivocally considered his best work anywhere. Although I think Grand Budapest Hotel will probably take that mantle now tbf. It's my 2nd favourite of his I think.
To continue with my tuppence on the matter, Moonrise Kingdom's a good film. I enjoyed it. It's better than The Darjeeling Limited. The only film of his I don't like is The Life Aquatic which annoyed me so much I had to turn it off. Urgh.
...in spite of all the hyper Wes Anderson-y stuff in it, at its core was a genuinely touching story full of warmth and wistful nostalgia.
None of his other films have really managed this. Not a problem in the case of Royal Tenenbaums which is a glorious and hilarious farce, but it is a problem in the case of stuff like Moonrise Kingdom which needs it to give it a bit more depth.
I loved GBH. Loved it.
Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman were the two films I didn't like this year, oh well. (NB I only go and watch films I think will be good so don't try and tell me they're better than Transformers 3 etc).
you're going to spend a lot of money on cinema tickets. :D
oscars are a load of shit anyway
basically just a list of films yr grandad might like
Like there's any reason to think it's going to change and improve.
NOTHING for Pudsey the Dog: The Movie :(
Pudsey will prob get a lifetime achievement award in 20 years.
apart from for song.
it has wit and tackles aspects of humans psyche/behaviour that other films do not reach as effectively.
Its a consumate film that entertains different ages without patronising or compromising.
shallow puny humans
that is all
Ida, Leviathan and Wild Tales are splendid. I did not see the other two but I think they forgot Force Majeure (Snow Therapy) from Sweden, which is also outstanding.
Any one of these are so much better than any of the nominees for best picture.
Even the ones that haven't been released yet?
Advance screenings and festival visits make it very easy to catch all the nominated films before they get a UK general release.
In which case, cheerfully withdrawn.
Leviathan, Wild Tales and Force Majeure also haven't released yet.
(Not released in PT)
Leviathan will probably win (as in the Golden Globes).
Other than that I don't really care much.
BOYHOOD - pic
The Grand Budapest Hotel (screenplay)
The Imitation Game (adapted)
J. K Simmons
Moore/Arquette/Simmons all look like dead certs. Linklater is likely for Best Director. Keaton or Redmayne for Actor. Best Picture will be Boyhood or Birdman probably.
or 'played a disabled person' Oscar
that's truly baffling too. fuckers don't 'get' funny performances but i wonder what Ralph has done to piss them off. film gets 9 noms but the guy that carries the damn thing gets nothing.
some people are surprised the hobbit didn't get any nominations (well, except sound editing) but idk it just wasn't very good
Oscars likes to ignore populist series until the final part where they imply it was probably okay.
It has some of the worst mixing I've ever heard. The score is way too loud and you can't hear whole sections of the dialogue.