Friday, February 22, 2008

Oscar Predictions for 2008

Best Picture: No Country for Old Men - because I like the Coen Brothers (Raising Arizona, Fargo) Director: Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)- because they can give one award and they both get Oscars Actor: Daniel-Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood) -because he's one of the five best living actors (De Niro, Freeman, Hackman, Nicholson) and shoulda won #2 for Gangs of New York Actress: Julie Christie (Away From Her)- because she's still a babe and this may be her last chance for #2 and who the hell is this Cotillard babe anyway and did she do her own singing? Christie won half a century ago, just before Beatlemania. Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)- because he's Penelope Cruz' boyfriend and has won 378 awards already Supporting Actress: Ruby Dee (American Gangster)- because she's old and this may be her last chance and she's been a pro forever Writing - Adapted Screenplay: Atonement - because it won't win any big awards, they can toss it this bone and one Coen won a writing Oscar already for Fargo Writing - Original Screenplay: Michael Clayton - because it won't win any big awards, they can toss it this bone... blah blah You want writing? "Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, Doubt that the truth's a liar, but never doubt my love" -- Hamlet Cinematography: I dunno, I didn't see enough of 'em... ok: No Country again Film Editing: I dunno, I didn't see enough of 'em... ok: Bourne Ultimatum, good action flick! Music: now Sweeney Todd is a musical, but its ineligible cuz the music was written before this year, for the play? now that makes sense... Song: what, no Randy Newman song this year? then I don't care... Foreign Language Films: who watches films with subtitles? Sound Mixing, Sound Editing: what's the freakin difference, was the sound incredible or not? Bourne had good sound... Documentary and Short Subject: whatever's the most politically correct topic this year (Iraq, the Holocaust, AIDS, subprime loan failures, Chinese lead-coated toys) Who needs writers for this dribble? The best two Oscar presenters ever were Sasheen Littlefeather reading for Brando and David Niven responding to a streaker with ad libs and style. They like to spread the Oscars around nowdays so more films are eligible for the "Academy Award Film Festivals" they have on TBS.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Additions and Under Consideration

New additions:
  • A Boy Ten Feet Tall (childrens)
  • A Coal Miner's Daughter (musical/concert)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (bw, drama)
  • The Apartment (bw)
  • Baby Boom (comedy)
  • Bad Timing, a Sexual Obsession (romance)
  • Black Orpheus (musical/concert)
  • Bride and Prejudice (India, musical)
  • Broadcast News (drama)
  • Broken Trail (western, mini-series)
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (western)
  • Dead Can Dance: Toward the Within (musical/concert)
  • Dead Man Walking (drama)
  • Dominick and Eugene (drama)
  • Double Indemnity (bw, crime-7 Oscar noms)
  • Elmer Gantry (bw, drama)
  • The Emigrants (foreign lang, Sweden)
  • Empire Falls (drama, mini-series)
  • Fellini's Amarcord (foreign lang, Italy)
  • Five Easy Pieces (romance)
  • Frequency (Fantasy & SF)
  • The Grand Illusion (bw, foreign lang, France)
  • Gung Ho! (comedy)
  • Hud (bw, drama)
  • The Hustler (bw, drama)
  • The Last Picture Show (bw, drama)
  • Led Zeppelin (2 dvd, concert)
  • Little Foxes (bw, drama)
  • The Magnificent Ambersons (bw, drama)
  • McCabe and Mrs. Miller (western)
  • My Dog Skip (childrens)
  • My Life as a Dog (foreign lang, Sweden)
  • Peggy Sue Got Married (romantic comedy)
  • Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live (musical/concert)
  • The Player (crime & mystery)
  • The Producers (comedy, orig. vrsn)
  • Pulp Fiction (crime)
  • The Seventh Seal (foreign lang, Sweden)
  • Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (childrens)
  • Stars Fell on Henrietta
  • The Sweet Hereafter (drama)
  • The Thin Man (series, comedy)
  • The Truth About Cats and Dogs (romantic comedy)
  • The Wings of the Dove (romance)
We have a number of films under consideration, both suggestions from the blog (thanks to Beth G, master fan of BW movies) and a personal list I need to rewatch:
  • The 39 Steps (bw)
  • D.O.A. (bw, original)
  • Dolores Claiborne
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgoisie (France)
  • Jules and Jim (bw, France)
  • The Lady Vanishes (bw)
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Narnia 1)
  • Magic Town (bw)
  • Orlando
  • Panic in the Streets (bw)
  • Proof
  • Runaway Jury
  • Separate Tables (bw)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (bw)
  • Shoot the Piano Player (France, bw)
  • Walk the Line