Originally Posted by Hollywood
Warrior was such paint by the numbers, formulaic, movie making ********. Doesn't deserve **** and **** you for having a differing opinion than mine if you liked it.
Yeah, I was just coming on here to post about Warrior
and to see if anyone like it. I was told by a couple friends of mine that it was the best movie they've seen in a long time.
So I watch it, and ... it's Gavin O'Connor at his most cliched, boring self. The guy absolutely sucks and he makes ****** movies.
I also think I hate Nick Nolte. He seems to just grit his teeth, holds his breath until his face tuns beat red, growls and then yells in every single ******* movie that he's ever been in. Here he does the same thing with a character that has no development. I got to sit there and watch Tom Hardy go off on one monologue after another to tell me about Nolte's history. And what do we learn from these awful monologues that grow old after the first scene? That Nolte wasn't there, he hit his sick wife and abandoned his family. Of course these monologues sacrifice the development of Hardy and Edgerton's characters who are about as shallow as it gets. They weren't even characters. They just moved the plot along until two brothers fought each other.
Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton are two really good actors and I like both quite a bit. In this, I didn't give a **** about either one. I like how Hardy knocks everyone out with one punch and Edgerton hits like a girl but still manages to make everyone tap out. Big shocker who won the final fight. It was just stupid, contrived and predictable.
Anyway, as for the Oscars ... they just ooze of their typical cliched ******** picks. I've only seen two of the 10 nominated films. Most look like utter **** and are movies I have no intention on ever seeing.
- Epic war movie about an animal. The great Spielberg directing. N/S
The Tree of Life
- Pretentious movie about creation, life and life after death. Made by Mr. Pretentious. 3/10
- A lot of misunderstood black people who are treated bad by whites, except for one white. N/S
- A black and white silent picture. They still make those? No they certainly don't. That's gonna be a winner!!!!! N/S
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
- 9/11. Boy cries a lot about Dad. Dad is Tom Hanks. Mother is Sandra Bullock. Heavy handedness is so much fun and they still remember 9/11. N/S
Midnight in Paris
- A Woody Allen relationship story, which has probably already been told. They can't get enough of those. N/S
- Martin Scorsese in 3D!!!!! This is his 7th Directing Nom. The enjoyment of shunning him yet again? Too much to resist. 3D movie and a silent picture nominated in the same year? Diversity. N/S
- George Clooney + Alexander Payne = Nomination. Chance of actually being pretty decent / worthy of a nomination = A front runner. N/S
- Good, solid movie with Brad Pitt and, I guess, Jonah Hill now becoming an academy favorite (How the **** did he got nominated?). Oh, and that song + final shot = jizz in pants. 8/10
The good part of these nominations?
GARY OLDMAN!!!! They redeemed themselves last year with Bale not only getting his first nomination, but the WIN!! Now they recognize the great Gary Oldman? Wow. Oldman probably doesn't stand a chance against the silent actor or Clooney, but the recognition alone is long overdue.
Thats it for the good. Looks like a dull year to me.
From the little I've seen this year...
, basically, being shutout sucks balls. Sound editing? Really? One of my favorite movies since The Assassination of Jesse James
. Cinematography? Directing? Too dark and violent for academy voters to recognize.
The Ides of March
was actually pretty great despite the pregnancy / abortion aspect, which went over the top. Still a movie about politicians that actually shows their dirty, lying ways and doesn't paint them as a bunch of do-gooders for the Country? Refreshing. Making Democrats look like Republicans = Killing any chance at the Academy recognizing your movie.
I'm not a DiCaprio fan, but J Edgar
was a fairly astounding performance. I thought it was nomination worthy. And with Eastwood directing, it's actually a pretty big surprise he didn't get nominated (I guess they went with the Mexican dude in the movie no one has seen). Release date and the film being disappointing really hurt DiCaprio's chances, which was really, really good. Maybe his career best.