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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Postby cw gortner » Thu February 4th, 2010, 6:44 am

"Leo62" wrote:Isn't it great? Just about my fave movie of 2009. For me it was everything a "period" movie should be - beauty and grit in equal measure. Deserved way more recognition than it got - all the awards junkets seem to have passed it over...


Totally passed it over, based on recent Oscar nominations. Very sad. I felt the same way about Portrait of a Lady. I thought it was stunning and beautifully acted but few critics shared my enthusiasm. And Emily blunt just got passed over for Young Victoria :mad:

Just saw A Perfect Getaway with Milla Jovovitch and Steve Zahn. Creepy and fun, with gorgeous Hawaii scenery. You'll like it if you liked Vacancy and other couple-in-peril thrillers.
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Postby Ash » Thu February 4th, 2010, 12:41 pm

"chuck" wrote:...I suspect If my wife and I go to see "Avatar" I will need to get pass the OTT hype and the "Dances With Wolves" like script.....I think the Academy needs to come up with a another bracket for this type of new film genre...... How do the Nominated Actors/films compete with Blue People/SE/Animation?


I agree completely. Was also surprised to see Up in that group. Both movies should be in Animated Features. But what do I know. I've been pissed at the Academy since they picked Helen Hunt over Judi Dench. And this year it looks like Sandra Bullock will win over Meryl Steep.

Happened upon a fav of mine on tv - Earth Girls are Easy. Didn't like it as much as I did the first few times I saw it, but there are still some very fun moments (and the song Im a Blonde is so wonderful)

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Postby LoveHistory » Thu February 4th, 2010, 3:18 pm

"Ash" wrote:I agree completely. Was also surprised to see Up in that group. Both movies should be in Animated Features.


Avatar isn't an animated movie.

Up is nominated in the Animated Feature category as well. The second animated film in the history of the Academy Awards to be nominated for Best Picture. The other was Beauty and the Beast. I believe B&tB was before they introduced the Best Animated Feature category.

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Postby Leo62 » Thu February 4th, 2010, 6:28 pm

It's Complicated.

It wasn't, particularly. But kinda fun anyway.
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Avatar????

Postby chuck » Thu February 4th, 2010, 7:51 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:Avatar isn't an animated movie.

Up is nominated in the Animated Feature category as well. The second animated film in the history of the Academy Awards to be nominated for Best Picture. The other was Beauty and the Beast. I believe B&tB was before they introduced the Best Animated Feature category.


Respectfully....Then what would you call it?.....

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Postby LoveHistory » Thu February 4th, 2010, 11:41 pm

Chuck:

I'd call it computer enhanced. Or maybe just weird.

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Postby Ash » Fri February 5th, 2010, 1:17 am

CGI is what animation is nowadays. With a few exceptions, you don't see real hand drawn animation anymore, mores the pity. So yes, Avatar and Up should both be in the animation category (I did think it interesting that Up is in Best Picture as well as Animated. Think that really isn't fair to the other animated pictures; be curious how that plays out)

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Postby Divia » Fri February 5th, 2010, 2:26 am

Um, I second the weird comment. And also the weak plot. Pocahontas anyone?
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Postby CindyInOz » Fri February 5th, 2010, 5:44 am

I saw Avatar last weekend and umm... fell asleep half way through (very unusual for me, especially as it was only 11 o'clock in the morning). I thought it was very well done, being 3D etc, however the plot was dead boring and very predictable and the movie just far too long.

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Postby LoveHistory » Fri February 5th, 2010, 2:54 pm

"Ash" wrote:CGI is what animation is nowadays. With a few exceptions, you don't see real hand drawn animation anymore, mores the pity. So yes, Avatar and Up should both be in the animation category (I did think it interesting that Up is in Best Picture as well as Animated. Think that really isn't fair to the other animated pictures; be curious how that plays out)


I don't think CGI enhancements to physical performaces by human actors constitutes animation. At least not in the traditional sense. Bear in mind though that I haven't seen Avatar yet, so my opinion on this matter is potentially subject to change.


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