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Wednesday March 22nd, 2006
Crash is the Best Picture?
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After watching Crash I began to wonder what I would have picked for best picture. I don't think it would have been Crash, although the movie did get better and better as it went along. It seemed some of the acting was sub par (Brendan Fraser) and some of the scenes were completely unrealistic (the way the Chinese woman talked and acted). I liked how all the subplots intertwined and came together at the end, something I was expecting from Syriana but was immensely disappointed. Speaking of Syriana, it's very upsetting that this movie was even nominated for oscars let alone won best supporting actor. At least Philip Seymour Hoffman won for best actor - superb job, good movie, albeit a little quirky. All the critics are saying Brokeback Mountain should have won but didn't because of the subject matter. The rest of America believes the only reason it was nominated was because of the subject matter. I haven't seen it, nor have I seen Munich, or Good Night, and Good Luck. Thus, of the two movies I did see that were nominated, I would probably vote for Crash and PSH for best actor just as the academy did. Other excellent movies of 2005 (IMO) were Coach Carter, Chronicles of Narnia, Hitch, Constantine, Grizzly Man, all of which aren't really oscar worthy except maybe Chronicles (which did win for best achievement in makeup...wooo!). However, the academy awards aren't about which film is the most enjoyable to watch, it's about which film is the best. But, since I go to the movies for fun and enjoyment, this is the criteria I will define as "best". Thus, the movie I enjoyed the most, and therefore is my pick for best academy award, would be Chronicles of Narnia. Worst movie of the year: Elizabethtown. No question, no hesitation. Awful.
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Wednesday March 22nd, 2006

SR says:

"I love you Mr. EP, I love you Mr. EP, I love you. . ." - Tim Treadwell

Wednesday March 22nd, 2006

Wade says:

"I'm very, very troubled. It's very emotional. It's probably not cool even looking like this. I'm so in love with them, and they're so f-ed over, which so sucks." Hilarious! :-)

Tuesday March 28th, 2006

Leslie says:

I've got both on order, so I'll let you know when I see them. Incidentally, have you seen TransAmerica? Very good; done in good taste considering the subject.

Wednesday March 29th, 2006

Ron says:

I've seen, so far, Capote, GoodBGoodL, PandP, ConstantGardener, Crash and MarchofthePenquins. Best is PandP, next Capote. Little disappointed in Goodb, no suspense and plot vague. Intrege just tedious. How the heck do you spell intreege? Anyway the flash from sceen to sceen didnt work! We've got Cinderella Man on top of the TV so its next.

Wednesday March 29th, 2006

Wade says:

Thanks for the movie tips: TransAmerica and Pride and Prejudice. We're in a movie lull now (TV is King) so I'm always open to movie recommendations.

Friday April 07th, 2006

Nicki says:

Narnia was amazing, and I hope they make more movies out of those books. I'm going to watch Crash this weekend, and can't wait. I'm fascinated about the movie's main subject: chaos theory. Very cool CSI episode about that. Mr. Ebert, I'm going to have to disagree about the worst movie...Elizabeth town ranks much higher than Hitch. Will Smith just had to be himself, and that movie's idea has been done before in different forms, but Elizabethtown was a bit unpredictable (not a super movie) plotwise. Though not an oscar-worthy flick, I was quite touched by Orlanod's Bloom's roadtrip, and of course any movie that sets a roadtrip to music is great fo r me. I'm biased that way. My vote for best picture goes to Transamerica. Amazing and a milestone movie historically. And Felicity Huffman should have one the best actress oscar in my eyes. BARNONE.

Sunday May 21st, 2006

Leslie says:

So I finally saw Crash, and it was quite good. I agree with you Wade, I love that this movie had a million characters and different plots and then movies twists them altogher. Hitch was good, but it was just funny and fluffy. I will disagree with you on Elizabethtown...I thought this movie was great! Soul-searching for sure.