Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Curiousity killed the Nat

Out of curiousity: Does anyone actually notice that the sidebars to the right change each week? Weekly obsessions, iPod, (primarily -though the linkage does see minor shifts. Or is it a useless onanistic pleasure of mine?

I know that what you're really curious about is the Oscar predix updates (1/2 way mark of the year and all). That's on its way, too.

13 comments:

Cal said...

Dixie Chicks? Really?

Anyway, yeah, oscar preds. I'm hoping you're reviewing 'The Producers' situation. This is total oscar bait, they love musicals. They're 'in' at the moment. Chicago won in '02 and even Moulin Rouge got a nod despite not getting that great acclaim. Don't be jumpin on that Rent bandwagon, Brooks is working with Stroman on The Producers. I don't think it's gonna be a flimsy re-make. Plus its got Thurman, Broderick, the talented Lane, and the universal delight of Will Ferrell. It has to be in half-mark predictions, there's hardly anything in the months from April through to July that looks set to pick up any awards. Do it.

Anonymous said...

I look at it.

darkcypherlad said...

About the sidebars: Yup, I look. I just clicked on "Tara Reid-esque" to see what the heck that meant. Thank you, Ms. Lohan.

Oscar predictions: woo hoo! No rush, though. And yes, you should consider Rent. It's no Chicago, but I think it has a shot.

On a completely unrelated note: anyone watch the TCM documentary "Watch the Skies"? Overall, it was decent except why, WHY, did the last 10 minutes turn into a commercial for Spielberg's version of "War of the Worlds"? The docu's sole focus is on the sci-fi films of the 1950s and while I can understand a small mention of Spielberg's remake in relation to the 1953 version, it just doesn't make sense to devote the conclusion just to Steven's latest opus. Aside from that, the docu was alright, although I wish they would've consulted more than just four directors. Ah well...

NATHANIEL R said...

Dixie Chicks? Yeah. I still don't really get Country music but there are certain artists who, with repeated exposure I learn to love. Dixie Chicks and Mary Chapin Carpenter being the most obvious country examples for me.

But country music remains my least favorite musical genre. Er, second least. Don't love headbanger or heavy metal either.

par3182 said...

I notice, but I don't always click.

Anonymous said...

I like several country songs like Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind", Dixie Chicks' cover of "Landslide", Gretchen Wilson's "When I Think About Cheatin'" and a few others.

Does Shania count anymore as country?

-Glenn

Cal said...

Yes, Landslide. I admit I do love that tune. Generally though, country doesn't float my boat.

Anonymous said...

Nathaniel-

Thrilled to hear about you updating the Oscar Pages (big fan), but you mention several times that James Ivory died (on the director page, and I believe on the Best Picture page), and it was Ismail Merchant who passed away. Thought you ought to know.

Cal said...

Just thought I'd point out that you got Murray and Crowe's comments the wrong way round.

Cal said...

And.. Zhang Ziyi and Julianne Moore as well.

Hope you're right about Dench.

NATHANIEL R said...

hey y'all aren't supposed to be reading the updates yet. I'm still fine tuning. Notice I didn't link to them. ;)

Cal said...

Ooh we share a weekly obsession. At least I think we do. You're talking about Madonna at live 8 right? If so. Yes, totally agree. She was like the best part about it. Never heard her sing better, I've d/l the whole set. Amazing.

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