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    I'm starting to get Oscar fever! :excited:

    My two besties coming to mine for an all-nighter. Score sheets. Snacks. Cocktails. Bring it on.
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    (Original post by Christien)
    Sorry, I was pretty blasted when I wrote that. I just really hate Hell on Wheels. I maintain that outside of Givens and the odd creative shooting, it isn't really that western. They love the imagery, but the recent season, for example, is more of a long-form mob film than anything else.
    How come out of interest? I agree it's not as good as Justified but I don't think it's that bad, its an entertaining watch.

    You have to agree that the main actress is ****ing hot though :coma:

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    (Original post by Deshi)
    How come out of interest? I agree it's not as good as Justified but I don't think it's that bad, its an entertaining watch.

    You have to agree that the main actress is ****ing hot though :coma:


    It deals with racial themes and completely sanitises them (good characters are not racist or reformed racists, bad characters are almost uniformly racist jerks), its characters can mostly be neatly divided into binary categories of 'good' and 'evil'*, it has the worst love triangle in the history of broadcast television, and mostly, it's a waste of a fascinating premise.



    And yeah, she's really fit.





    *Besides Durant, who seems to be a transparent riff on Deadwood's Swearengen anyway. They also try to make the preacher dark, but even then; he only ever killed racist dickholes in his 'troubled' past anyway. Bohannon's drinking is basically his only flaw; take that away and he's basically Steve McGarrett from Hawaii 5-0 in a cowboy outfit.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Has Michael Bay actually ever directed a good film?
    yeah, The Rock (1996) was a pretty good action-thriller. It's still his best film imo. and The Island was alright aswell.
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    The MPAA have given it an R rating, which is plain stupid.
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    (Original post by Nucleolus)
    The MPAA have given it an R rating, which is plain stupid.
    What's equally stupid is that Weinstein is kicking up a huge stink threatening to leave the MPAA over it (which we all know he won't) when he has a very easy out: simply withdraw the submission to the MPAA and leave it unrated. That way he won't be stopped from showing it in any school, and it won't have any impacts on it having a wide theatrical release because it was never going to get one of those anyway. But instead it's easy to posture about how unfair everything is without looking for any solutions yourself.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    What's equally stupid is that Weinstein is kicking up a huge stink threatening to leave the MPAA over it (which we all know he won't) when he has a very easy out: simply withdraw the submission to the MPAA and leave it unrated. That way he won't be stopped from showing it in any school, and it won't have any impacts on it having a wide theatrical release because it was never going to get one of those anyway. But instead it's easy to posture about how unfair everything is without looking for any solutions yourself.
    I completely agree; instead of actively trying to find a solution, and withdrawing the film from the MPAA since it's entirely voluntary, he's petitioning to Lady GaGa to put pressure on them for the film to be seen without restrictions. I guess Weinstein is just used to getting what he wants.
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    (Original post by Nucleolus)
    I completely agree; instead of actively trying to find a solution, and withdrawing the film from the MPAA since it's entirely voluntary, he's petitioning to Lady GaGa to put pressure on them for the film to be seen without restrictions. I guess Weinstein is just used to getting what he wants.
    I almost want to write an article about it, just so I could use the headline "bully bullies bullies about Bully".
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    So how excited are we about this? Saw the trailer on the big screen the other day and now I absolutely can't wait.

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    Completely forgot about the Oscars.
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    I saw the film "Immortals" recently, my cousin said it was better than 300 so I watched it but to be honest I prefer 300, I think it is way better. I did not really like the immortals. The fight scenes were O.k, I liked some, because of the bloodiness and effects. What do you guys think of this film? And which one do you prefer, 300 or Immortals?
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Completely forgot about the Oscars.
    Shameful.
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    (Original post by TheNightmare)
    I saw the film "Immortals" recently, my cousin said it was better than 300 so I watched it but to be honest I prefer 300, I think it is way better. I did not really like the immortals. The fight scenes were O.k, I liked some, because of the bloodiness and effects. What do you guys think of this film? And which one do you prefer, 300 or Immortals?
    It was awful. The depiction of the Greek Gods and Titans was terrible. Since when did the Titans look like burnt zombies? It had ridiculously cheesy dialogue, a nonsensical plot, cringe-worthy acting, bland fight scenes, poorly thought out characters, a cheap ending and was an all-round complete violation of Greek mythology.

    300 is a much better film in all departments.
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    George Michael just won an Oscar for editing?
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    2012 Oscars Winners

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    Best Picture
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    The Help
    Hugo
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Actor in Leading Role
    Demian Bichir in A Better Life
    George Clooney in The Descendants
    Jean Dujardin in The Artist
    Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Brad Pitt in Moneyball

    Actor in Supporting Role
    Kenneth Branagh in My Week With Marilyn
    Jonah Hill in Moneyball
    Nick Nolte in Warrior
    Christopher Plummer in Beginners
    Max von Sydow in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    Actress in Leading Role
    Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs
    Viola Davis in The Help
    Rooney Mara in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
    Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn

    Actress in Supporting Role
    Berenice Bejo in The Artist
    Jessica Chastain in The Help
    Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
    Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs
    Octavia Spencer in The Help

    Best Director
    The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
    The Descendants, Alexander Payne
    Hugo, Martin Scorsese
    Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
    The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
    Hugo, Screenplay by John Logan
    The Ides of March, Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
    Moneyball, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Story by Stan Chervin
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan

    Writing (Original Screenplay)
    The Artist, Written by Michel Hazanavicius
    Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
    Margin Call, Written by J.C. Chandor
    Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen
    A Separation, Written by Asghar Farhadi

    Animated Feature Film
    A Cat in Paris
    Chico & Rita
    Kung Fu Panda 2
    Puss In Boots
    Rango

    Art Direction
    The Artist
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
    Hugo
    Midnight in Paris
    War Horse

    Cinematography
    The Artist
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Costume Design
    Anonymous
    The Artist
    Hugo
    Jane Eyre
    W.E.

    Documentary (Feature)
    Hell and Back Again
    If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
    Pina
    Undefeated

    Documentary (Short)
    The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
    God Is the Bigger Elvis
    Incident in New Baghdad
    Saving Face
    The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

    Film Editing
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    Moneyball

    Foreign Language Film
    Bullhead, Belgium
    Footnote, Israel
    In Darkness, Poland
    Monsieur Lazhar, Canada
    A Separation, Iran

    Makeup
    Albert Nobbs
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
    The Iron Lady

    Music (Original Score)
    The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams
    The Artist, Ludovic Bource
    Hugo, Howard Shore
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias
    War Horse, John Williams

    Music (Original Song)
    "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets, Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
    "Real in Rio" from Rio, Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

    Short Film (Animated)
    Dimanche/Sunday
    The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
    La Luna
    A Morning Stroll
    Wild Life

    Short Film (Live Action)
    Pentecost
    Raju
    The Shore
    Time Freak
    Tuba Atlantic

    Sound Editing
    Drive
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    War Horse

    Sound Mixing
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    Moneyball
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    War Horse

    Visual Effects
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
    Hugo
    Real Steel
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/84th_Academy_Awards
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    If I was George Clooney I'd be absolutely gutted, didn't win best actor for probably is career defining performance.
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    What a dull year.
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    Poor poor Puss In Boots.
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    Using my crystal ball I predict next year's best actor is going to go to Liam Neeson
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    LOL For what?
 
 
 
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