Sunday, March 05, 2006

Pre-Oscar post...

I got home from work and was happy to discover the Independent Spirit Awards on AMC. I watched it last year and quite enjoyed it. It always airs the day before the Academy Awards. I enjoy it because there are no pretenses, drama, or tuxes. It's a a casual affair (jeans) and swearing is abundant from both presenters and recipients. And how can you go wrong with Sarah Silverman as host? She's lovely, beautiful, and has the mouth of a filthy trucker. And where else will you find Rosie Perez and Henry Rollins as co-presenters?

In more movie news here are my Oscar picks for the Oscar pool that I'm in...
Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain
Best Director: Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote
Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line
Best Supporting Actor: Paul Giamatti for Cinderella Man
Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz for The Constant Gardener
Best Original Screenplay: Crash - Paul Haggis
Best Adapted Screenplay: Capote - Dan Futterman
Costume Design: Memoirs of a Geisha
Original Score: Munich
Original Song: "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp" - Hustle & Flow
Best Visual Effects: King Kong
Best Animated Feature Film: Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Best Documentary Feature: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Best Documentary Short: God Sleeps in Rwanda
Best Live Action Short: Six Shooter
Best Animated Short: One Man Band

These are the things that I think will win, but are not necessarily my personal choices as to who I think should win.

I just received my new Entertainment Weekly and they listed "The 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made"-
25)The Matrix Reloaded
24)The Next Karate Kid
23)Porky's II: The Next Day
22)Teen Wolf Too
21)Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde
20)The Godfather Part III
19)Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
18)Battle for the Planet of the Apes
17)Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
16)Ocean's Twelve
15)Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
14)Conan the Destroyer
13)The Sting II
12)Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace
11)Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
10)Jaws: The Revenge
9)Speed 2: Cruise Control
8)Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
7)The Fly II
6)Weekend at Bernie's II
5)Batman & Robin
4)Blues Brothers 2000
3)Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha' Hood
2)Caddyshack II
1)Staying Alive

What's your take?

And here's their "10 Best" sequels-

1)The Godfather Part II
2)The Empire Strikes Back
3)The Silence of the Lambs
5)The Road Warrior
6)Before Sunset
7)Terminator 2: Judgement Day
8)Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
9)For a Few Dollars More
10)Toy Story 2

Do you agree?

In other entertainment news...
The Sex Pistols refuse to attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. At least that's punk!



Blogger Kathleen said...

Totally DISAGREE with Ocean's Twelve. I loved it!

Corpse Bride should have won Best Full-Length Animation. I saw them both (that Howln' Castle crap wasn't even in the running) and I love W&G, but Corpse Bride was simply better.

And what is more punk than not appearing at the Hall of Fame induction? Pretty much nothing.

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