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Bushead 03-18-2006 09:45 AM

What about that Oscar upset
 
I didn't see this perviously posted so i decided to take initative; What about Crash upsetting BrokeBack as best movie of the year?

Crash was a much better movie and deserved to win over the much-hyped brokeback mountain.

What did you guys think?

~i'm a huge movie buff, i live for this stuff.

That Guy 03-18-2006 09:59 AM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
i really didn't like any of the movies this year.

good night and good luck was alright, batman begins was good.
mirrormask and rent were definately worth watching.

that was really all for 2005/2006, which is pretty sad :(

Bushead 03-18-2006 10:02 AM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
I liked Goodnight, and Goodluck too; I didn't think it was stellar though. I have not seen munich and Copote so i don't have a great scope of the other [i]best movies[/i] of the year.

That Guy 03-18-2006 10:05 AM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
[QUOTE=Bushead]I liked Goodnight, and Goodluck too; I didn't think it was stellar though. I have not seen munich and Copote so i don't have a great scope of the other [i]best movies[/i] of the year.[/QUOTE]

i'm just talking about what i liked. the guy playing capote was great, but the movie was completely uninteresting (to me), and i'd never watch it again.

munich wasn't really worth investing time in. it was done well, but at the end, you'll just be like "that's it?" cause no one actually wins or makes any progress (its kinda like [b]The Roar Of The Greasepaint - The Smell Of The Crowd [/b]if you've ever seen that play).

Bushead 03-18-2006 10:07 AM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
After thinking about it: your right; this year in movies was somewhat on the dull side.

That Guy 03-18-2006 10:12 AM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
if you haven't seen mirrirmask, you might like it. though the movie is more about looks than plot, the acting is pretty good and the effects are great.

Bushead 03-18-2006 10:15 AM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
Thats kind of a Sci-Fi flick right?

That Guy 03-18-2006 10:18 AM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
sort of, but not really... its closer to an alice in wonderland type of thing.

itvnetop 03-18-2006 05:23 PM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
i was ok with crash winning best picture, moreso than previous oscar winners. i haven't seen brokeback, but ang lee tends to be overdramatic and drab.

i actually thought jarhead was underrated this year... a fine film, but not political enough for either spectrum to really make any noise.

itvnetop 03-18-2006 05:40 PM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
also wanted to mention cronenberg's "history of violence." definitely his most mainstream effort to date, but a strong piece of work nonetheless.

Cooley 350Z 03-18-2006 05:44 PM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
I was glad to see Crash win it this year. It's a really brilliant film that I highly recommend to everyone. I saw Brokeback and thought it was very well done, but Crash easily was the best film.

What really gets to me about the whole thing is the way people involved in Brokeback (i.e. Ang Lee & the woman who wrote it) are going around throwing a temper-tantrum because they got beat. The woman who wrote Brokeback even went so far as to write a rant in a pretty big newspaper basically saying Crash was a bad film & only won because the Brokeback was such a controversial subject. She even belittled herself by referring to Crash as "Trash".

Now I know that a movie based around romance between two cowboys might be controversial, but anyone who has seen Crash will tell you this is as controversial a film as you will find, about race, prejudice & the snap-judgements we make about others every day.

Whatever happened to losing with class? To even be considered for "Best Film of the Year" should be considered an absolute honor, not a reason to spit & cry upon finding out you didn't win it all. Kudos to those involved in Crash. End of rant.

That Guy 03-18-2006 05:45 PM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
[QUOTE=itvnetop]i was ok with crash winning best picture, moreso than previous oscar winners. i haven't seen brokeback, but ang lee tends to be overdramatic and drab.

i actually thought jarhead was underrated this year... a fine film, but not political enough for either spectrum to really make any noise.[/QUOTE]

i thought jarhead was just a really really bad remake of full metal jacket. they spend half the time in training, wander around the desert for a few days and then the movie just ends. Felt kinda pointless.

itvnetop 03-18-2006 07:34 PM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
[QUOTE=That Guy]i thought jarhead was just a really really bad remake of full metal jacket. they spend half the time in training, wander around the desert for a few days and then the movie just ends. Felt kinda pointless.[/QUOTE]

yeah, but coincidentally i think that was what a lot of marines out there felt too... i saw it with my buddy who was in the gulf during that time (he's a marine) and he thought jarhead was spot on (except they never hydrated out of water bottles). before seeing it, he said if the movie was anything close to his reality, a bunch of people weren't going to like it at all. one of the scenes he identified with was when the marines were told to take a pill without question- my friend's unit was told that if they didn't want to die, they had to basically take this new drug that wasn't commercially available yet (much less FDA approved).

it's kind of interesting comparing the boot camp scenes between FMJ and Jarhead... the marines have changed with the times. I was reading a book by a former drill instructor where DIs aren't really allowed to curse or "verbally denigrate" a private anymore during camp... quite a fascinating read when you compare the tone of today's drill camps to the 60s.

Bushead 03-19-2006 03:08 PM

Re: What about that Oscar upset
 
I read the book jarhead; it is a pretty nice read actually. I just don't see how it could have been translated to the big screen.


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