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post #14901 of 23501

The idea that Expendables 2 should be up for a best picture nomination is delightful.

post #14902 of 23501

Guys, you know they started an awards thread a little while ago. This thread is for discussing oodles and oodles of money.

post #14903 of 23501
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Originally Posted by User_32 View Post

Why do I get the feeling if we went to mcnooj's place there'd be Dark Knight Rises posters everywhere!

The man just likes to watch the world burn.
post #14904 of 23501
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Originally Posted by dw1977 View Post

Which is why you're not running things tongue.gif

 

I haven't seen Argo yet, but I'm cheering for Lincoln as things stand right now. That movie was amazing - I dreamed about it for 2 nights after seeing it, and it's got amazing legs (still can't quite believe it made more in its second weekend of wide release than its first).

 

My second runner up is Beasts of the Southern Wild. I heard it's ineligible for SAG awards, since they didn't use union actors, but it's still eligible for Oscars, right? 

 

I think we may see Avengers in the 10 nominees as well...

I have to see LINCOLN & BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD which i plan on doing soon. I sure hope you're right about THE AVENGERS, not saying it would or should win best film, but if the field is indeed extended to 10 nominees i think it's deserving of a spot in my opinion.

post #14905 of 23501
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

If the early buzz is accurate, Django's not to be discounted quite yet either.

Man i'm really looking forward to seeing DJANGO UNCHAINED next month.

post #14906 of 23501

I know what you guys are saying about THE AVENGERS, SKYFALL & TDKR chances of best film nods are highly unlikely, and i agree. Now all that being said if there is indded 10 spots for nominations, it would be cool if the Academy voters got up of their lazy snobby tired asses for a change and included these films. Yes they can hold on to that prestige and continue to get the same louzy record low ratings they've been getting over the last several years, or they could spice up their dead ass comotose show a little by adding these films nad get some sensational ratings for a change. But what do i know, afterall TV ratings means absolutely nothing, right. 

post #14907 of 23501

Well, if you're looking to pick one film that best represents the art form for one calendar year, ratings probably shouldn't be a concern. Relevance should be, and I'd still agree Dark Knight should have been nominated, simply because it was the representative film of 2008. What do Avengers or DKR represent for 2012? That we watch a lot of superhero sequels? Neither really presses the medium forward or stands on its own as a piece of pop art, they are both exactly what they've been designed to be: mass entertainment. In a year as stacked as 2012, what is gained by nominating either, other than pleasing a subsection of the internet, that will still be upset and still spend money regardless?

 

I mean, we'll still get chaff like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close sneaking in. But neither of those movies really need to be rewarded more.

post #14908 of 23501

Anyone discounting Django Unchained when it comes to Oscar nominations does so at their own peril.  The same thing was said this time of year 3 years ago before Basterds was released and looky what happened.  Now given the STEEP competition, I doubt Django will claim any big awards that night, but I expect it to get the nod for at least a few of them.

 

Likely Best Picture nominees...

 

- Argo

- Beasts of the Southern Wild

- Django Unchained

- Les Miserables

- Lincoln

- The Master

- The Silver Linings Playbook

- Zero Dark Thirty

 

Other Possibilities - Cloud Atlas, The Hobbit, Life of Pi, and Moonrise Kingdom. 

 

Skyfall, The Avengers, and TDKR don't have a chance in hell of getting a Best Picture nom.  Sorry peeps.

 

 

Best guess?  Lincoln or Les Mis take the cake and Affleck gets the director statue for Argo.

 

 

Now let's get back to bitching over money...

post #14909 of 23501

CLOUD ATLAS ain't getting shit, an editing nom maybe. Reaction was way too mixed for a best picture nom. 

post #14910 of 23501

Absolutely true, but I'd say it easily has a better shot than Bond, Batman, and Earth's Mightiest Heroes due to the "prestige" factor.

post #14911 of 23501

"Prestige" only counts when people actually like the movie.

 

I still maintain SKYFALL stands a real shot at a nomination. And I bet it takes cinematography. 

post #14912 of 23501
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Originally Posted by Sebastian OB View Post

"Prestige" only counts when people actually like the movie.

 

 

That didn't stop Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

post #14913 of 23501

Because 9/11 trumps people actually liking a movie.

post #14914 of 23501
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Originally Posted by User_32 View Post

 

That didn't stop Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

I have such a short memory...did that film actually get nominated for best picture last year??? UGH. It was NOT good. 

 

I would also argue that Avengers DID bring something new to the table (to whoever posted that it didn't), and it obviously was NOT "just another superhero fluff movie" - it nearly knocked Titanic from it's domestic pedestal for chrissakes!  When a film puts that many butts in seats, something is definitely different about it. But...this argument has been beaten into the ground, so I'll stop now.

 

I, for, one don't mind this sort of chatter in the Box Office thread - it's the only one I ever post in (and lurked in for YEARS prior to that), and I hate it when it gets stale and there are no new posts for days (which is a likely scenario for these coming weeks until Hobbit opens). But, mods are in charge...so I bow to whatever is decided.

post #14915 of 23501

Well, if you look at the highest grossing films of all time, I'd say that it's a lot more common that a film that puts that many butts in seats isn't bringing much new to the table at all--that's how they got the butts there.

post #14916 of 23501

If there was an Oscar for Best Long-Term Business Planning, Avengers would be a shoe-in. But beyond that, what the hell have you people been smoking?

post #14917 of 23501

I think they'll nominate TDKR just because it's the third film in a trilogy and they snubbed the other two, that's the way they operate, like how they had Return of the King when BP because the first two LOTR films didn't or how they gave Marty the Oscar for The Departed just because of all their past mistakes not giving it to him. That's my prediction, anyway.

post #14918 of 23501
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Originally Posted by dw1977 View Post

it nearly knocked Titanic from it's domestic pedestal for chrissakes!

 

...Avatar?

post #14919 of 23501
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Originally Posted by The Dark Shape View Post

 

...Avatar?

 

No, MIRROR, MIRROR.

post #14920 of 23501

Mirror, Mirror is too high a goal to ever reach.  It will never be toppled.

post #14921 of 23501

"The Avengers", "TDKR" & "Skyfall" may not get Oscar best film nomiations, but they'll end up on many best films lists this year, of that i'm sure of.

post #14922 of 23501
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Originally Posted by The Dark Shape View Post

Mirror, Mirror is too high a goal to ever reach.  It will never be toppled.

 

Are you sure you don't mean... shattered?

 

/fleed

post #14923 of 23501
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Originally Posted by orlando View Post

"Mirror, Mirror" may not get Oscar best film nomiations, but they'll end up on many best films lists this year, of that i'm sure of.

 

Agreed.

post #14924 of 23501

Mirror, Mirror is great, great!

post #14925 of 23501

Gawd, we HAVE TO have a Mirror, Mirror watchalong at some point. It would be epic.

post #14926 of 23501
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I still maintain SKYFALL stands a real shot at a nomination. And I bet it takes cinematography. 

 

I'd love to see hit get a big nomination like that.  Just not expecting it.  It damn well better be in contention for cinematography though!

 

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Mirror, Mirror is too high a goal to ever reach.  It will never be toppled.

 

'Tis the Grand Poohbah of the Box Office Realm.

 

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Originally Posted by MegaManRising View Post

I think they'll nominate TDKR just because it's the third film in a trilogy and they snubbed the other two, that's the way they operate, like how they had Return of the King when BP because the first two LOTR films didn't or how they gave Marty the Oscar for The Departed just because of all their past mistakes not giving it to him. That's my prediction, anyway.

 

LOTR had literary prestige and I believe all three were nominated.  The Departed was a great flick and had Scorsese, the latter of which being the reason it scored its award.

 

Don't get me wrong, I liked TDKR.  That said, expecting it to get nominated for any "big" awards is only going to disappoint.  Could they nominate it?  Of course they could.  And in any other year it might have a shot.  The latter half of 2012 has given as a LOT of Best Picture-material films though.  Enough that they don't even have to consider TDKR if they don't have any good reason to.  And they don't, at least not from their point of view.  This isn't like LOTR where all three films were mostly loved across the board.  Out of the three only one of the Nolan trilogy is (mostly) universally-praised and it came out four years ago.  The Dark Knight got its big nomination and award though, in the form of Heath Ledger posthumously getting the award for Best Supporting Actor.  For most, and especially to the Academy, that made up for any snubbings elsewhere for the film.  With LOTR, they had three years of constant complaints being lobbed at them and they caved.  With The Departed, they had the same in the form of Marty constantly being robbed in the past.  No such precedent is in place for TDKR.

 

Once again, it COULD get nominated for Best Picture.  That is entirely possible.  I just don't think it is likely.

 

 

Back to box office, it will be interesting to see how The Collection does.  Will it blast onto screen and get a third film?  Will it limp but get a sequel anyway, like the first did?  Or will adult Kevin McCallister's reign of terror end in 2012?

post #14927 of 23501

I know Mirror Mirror's a running joke here and all, but it wasn't actually supposed to be that bad was it? I'm more likely to sit through a ridiculous whacked out Tarsem Snow White movie than a 'gritty' Kristen Stewart one.

post #14928 of 23501

I am awfully tempted to give it a go on Instant.

 

I actually liked Huntsman though.  Nothing spectacular by any stretch, but nowhere near as bad or bland as many claimed upon release.

post #14929 of 23501

Having seen SWATH, I have no doubt Mirror, Mirror is better. But SWATH also made me realize how little use a Snow White movie is to me right now.

 

And besides, if I never see it, it can stay evergreen in my imagination! Nathan Lane as the Queen's Butler!

post #14930 of 23501
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I actually liked Huntsman though.  Nothing spectacular by any stretch, but nowhere near as bad or bland as many claimed upon release.

 

I liked it too, for what it's worth.  I will probably see the sequel.

post #14931 of 23501
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I know Mirror Mirror's a running joke here and all, but it wasn't actually supposed to be that bad was it? I'm more likely to sit through a ridiculous whacked out Tarsem Snow White movie than a 'gritty' Kristen Stewart one.

 

Oh, it's worse than bad. Huntsman at least gave a shit. 

post #14932 of 23501

I liked Mirror, Mirror. Nothing grim 'n' gritty about it, and the visuals are superb. Maybe Roberts is miscast-- your mileage may vary. Lane's performance is relatively restrained. Give it a shot.

post #14933 of 23501

Mirror, Mirror has a couple cool moments, worth at least a Netflix instant viewing. If you have nothing better to do. (It's not "good" by any stretch of the imagination, but it entertains when you just need an escape and don't want to watch the same old stuff you usually watch)

 

Disclaimer: I'm also female and enjoy the heck out of "Once Upon a Time" (as horribly cheesy as it is), so take my comments with a grain of salt regarding fairy tale movies...

post #14934 of 23501
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Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post

I liked Mirror, Mirror. Nothing grim 'n' gritty about it, and the visuals are superb. Maybe Roberts is miscast-- your mileage may vary. Lane's performance is relatively restrained. Give it a shot.

 

We are now - quite literally - through the looking glass here, people.

post #14935 of 23501

Phil Collin's daughter is really charming in "Mirror Mirror. I think she has star potential (not kidding)

 

And her eyebrows are mesmerizing.

post #14936 of 23501
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Originally Posted by machiav View Post

And her eyebrows are mesmerizing.

 

Somehow her eyebrows are my impression of the movie. They're also the reason I haven't seen it. I don't understand my reactions, but I refuse to reflect on that. 

post #14937 of 23501

I think Mirror Mirror would have been more entertaining if they had replaced Julia Roberts with her brother Eric in drag. Also: As Eric Roberts is trained in Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu, there could have been a scene where The Queen does a flying kick into Snow White's face.

post #14938 of 23501
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Originally Posted by machiav View Post

Phil Collin's daughter is really charming in "Mirror Mirror. I think she has star potential (not kidding)

 

And her eyebrows are mesmerizing.

 

Too bad she can't act.

 

Seriously, Mirror Mirror is terrible. Absolutely terrible. Dumb even for 6 year old girls.

 

That said, can't wait for Mirror Mirror 2: The Desolation of Julia Roberts!

post #14939 of 23501
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Originally Posted by User_32 View Post

 

Too bad she can't act.

 

Seriously, Mirror Mirror is terrible. Absolutely terrible. Dumb even for 6 year old girls.

 

That said, can't wait for Mirror Mirror 2: The Desolation of Julia Roberts!

 

 

Would that include more birds shitting on her face?

post #14940 of 23501
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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post

 

 

Would that include more birds shitting on her face?

 

Jesus Christ, spoiler alert!!

post #14941 of 23501
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Originally Posted by User_32 View Post

 

Too bad she can't act.

 

I disagree.

post #14942 of 23501

Damn, was Killing Them Softly that bad?  Heard it got a CinemaScore of F!

post #14943 of 23501

Alex Cross got an A CinemaScore, while Killing Them Softly, Solaris, and Wolf Creek managed Fs.

post #14944 of 23501

The new Solaris? That sucked.

post #14945 of 23501

You continue to be one of the most impressive new posters we've seen in quite some time, MegaManRising.

 

post #14946 of 23501

don't even care, buddy, i love the b action thread, not even sure why i venture out

post #14947 of 23501
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Originally Posted by HarleyQuinn22 View Post

Damn, was Killing Them Softly that bad?  Heard it got a CinemaScore of F!

 

Doubtful.  People (aka morons) are probably going in expecting a Brad Pitt actioner, which is obviously not what it is.  They are likely the same idiots who thought Drive was going to be a Fast & Furious-esque romp.

post #14948 of 23501
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Originally Posted by MegaManRising View Post

The new Solaris? That sucked.

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post #14949 of 23501
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Doubtful.  People (aka morons) are probably going in expecting a Brad Pitt actioner, which is obviously not what it is.  They are likely the same idiots who thought Drive was going to be a Fast & Furious-esque romp.

 

I can't even imagine what The Assassination of Jesse James got.  It probably didn't even get a letter grade.  People just sat there... blinking.

post #14950 of 23501
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I can't even imagine what The Assassination of Jesse James got.  It probably didn't even get a letter grade.  People just sat there... blinking.

 

 

It got a solitary drool splat of confusion. 

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