Tuesday

Oscar wisdom frothing

Because Th. threw down the gauntlet . . .

1-Seen it
2-Desperate to
3-Want to
4-Not interested enough to bother
5-Truly uninterested
6-This is a film?


6-AUSREISSER (THE RUNAWAY)

6-BADGERED

1-BATMAN BEGINS

1-BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

1-CAPOTE

6-CASHBACK

1-CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

1-THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

4-CINDERELLA MAN

4-THE CONSTANT GARDENER

1-CRASH

6-DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE

6-THE DEATH OF KEVIN CARTER: CASUALTY OF THE BANG BANG CLUB

6-DON'T TELL

5-ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM

6-GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA

1-GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

1-HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

5-A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

4-HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE

5-HUSTLE & FLOW

3-JOYEUX NOEL

6-JUNEBUG

5-KING KONG

6-THE LAST FARM

3-MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

4-MATCH POINT

1-MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

4-THE MOON AND THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION

2-MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS

1-MUNICH

2-MURDERBALL

6-THE MUSHROOM CLUB

6-THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO

5-THE NEW WORLD

6-9

6-NORTH COUNTRY

6-A NOTE OF TRIUMPH: THE GOLDEN AGE OF NORMAN CORWIN

4-ONE MAN BAND

6-OUR TIME IS UP

6-PARADISE NOW

3-PRIDE & PREJUDICE

6-SIX SHOOTER

6-SOPHIE SCHOLL - THE FINAL DAYS

5-THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

1-STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH

6-STREET FIGHT

4-SYRIANA

1-TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE

1-TRANSAMERICA

6-TSOTSI

1-WALK THE LINE

2-WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT

5-WAR OF THE WORLDS

Brief reviews of the 1s:
Batman Begins: Nice redemption of the franchise (even if I really did like the other ones).

Brokeback Mountain: Good film, excellent adaptation of the short story, not necessarily worth all the hype.

Capote: Compelling, but a bit slow at times.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Depp's druggie Willie Wonka is far superior to Wilder's childmolesterr Willie Wonka.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Hate the books, love the movie.

Crash: Powerful movie about racism, very well edited.

Good Night, and Good Luck: Probably my favorite movie of the year.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Good synthesis of the elements I liked from the Columbos (who I generally didn't like) and Cuaron (who I loved) iterations of the franchise.

Memoirs of a Geisha: Aesthetically beautiful.

Munich: Graphically violent. To the extreme. Color me curled into the fetal position through the entire movie.

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith: Thank goodness that's finally over.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride: Not his best work.

Transamerica: Felicity Huffman is brilliant.

Walk the Line: As Lisa Schwarzbaum states in this week's Entertainment Weekly, "Witherspoon . . . creates a June Carter so vivacious that she convinced me that Walk the Line is about the woman behind the man behind the legend--not the legend himself." Aside from that, if this film weren't a biopic, then it would be amazingly boring with no real plot.

Twelve. Thirteen. Fourteen. Not bad. And I'll knock off Crash Walk the Line tonight and (hopefully) Walk the Line tomorrow night.

8 comments:

Master Fob said...

I crashed your mom and walked her line last night.

(Are you looking forward to Lent yet?)

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Hey, remember when I saw a movie without you and I got scolded? There is a movie that I want to see, that you are going to be watching in the very near future... in mere hours it seems. But, don't feel obligated to invite me or anything. ;)

Th. said...

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What changed your mind on Crash?

Edgy said...

*sigh* I changed my mind because, well, everyone says it's not that violent and I can handle it. And besides, if it's the dark horse in the best picture race and it actually wins, I'll be really, really pissed.

Absent: 7. My place. Snooze, you lose. ;)

Fobby: Your Mom bhktc your vnw.

Th. said...

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From my 2005 ignernce, it looks like second place, better or worse.

MikeyV said...

I only have three categories

[[Saw and liked]]
CRASH
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
NORTH COUNTRY
WALK THE LINE

[[Want to see]]
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
JUNEBUG
MUNICH
SYRIANA
TRANSAMERICA

[[Don't care about]]
All the rest

Edgy said...

Shouldn't there be a fourth category--Saw and didn't like? Unless you liked everything you saw . . .

MikeyV said...

No need for that fourth category. I made good movie choices I suppose.