Tuesday, December 30, 2008

FiLM BiTCH Awards Video Promo



Spread the word. The awards start in just two days!

YEAR IN REVIEW (thus far)

Rental Suggestions (Under Appreciated Films)
Hyperboles Gone Wild (Over Appreciated Films)
Hell's Multiplex (Worst Films & Performances)

P.S. I hope you'll all subscribe to my youtube channel because 2009 is going heavier on video. I'm still toying with starting a show. I'm loving the video editing.

P.S. 2 Make your FYCs in the comments

34 comments:

Lisa said...

that's a very well-made promo! I can't wait for the Awards..

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the video.

I can't wait until LET THE RIGHT ONE IN wins the Film Bitch Award for Best Film!!!!!

Nose said...

Can I make a prediction according to your video & reviews?

FILM
Gold: Wall-E
Silver: Milk
Bronze: The Wrestler

DIRECTOR
Gold: Gus Van Sant, MILK
Silver: Darren Aronofsky, THE WRESTLER
Bronze: Johnathan Demme, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

ACTOR
Gold: Sean Penn, MILK
Silver: Mickey Rourke, THE WRESTLER
Bronze: Richard Jenkins, THE VISITOR

ACTRESS
Gold: Anne Hathaway, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
Silver: Meryl Streep, DOUBT
Bronze: Sally Hawkins, HAPPY GO LUCKY

SUPP ACTOR
Gold: Heath Ledger, THE DARK KNIGHT
Silver: Josh Brolin, MILK
Bronze: James Franco, MILK

SUPP ACTRESS
Gold: Viola Davis, DOUBT
Silver: Rosemarie DeWitt, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
Bronze: Marisa Tomei, THE WRESTLER

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Gold: Rachel getting married
Silver: Wall-E
Bronze: Synechdoche, New York

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Gold: The Reader
Silver: Revolutionary Road
Bronze: Doubt

HOT TIN ROOF said...

No Meryl Streep in the videooo... thats a bad sign for the best actress award...

I love the LET THE RIGHT ONE IN mention when the video is ending... lovely, lovely, lovely.

Glenn said...

Best Picture gold will go to The Class or The Wrestler I reckon.

Great video, Nat!

Douglas Racso said...

i think Film bitch BP will go to rachel getting married or the class

director will be gus van sant methinks...

actor will be either be penn or rourke

actress will go to hawkins

supporting actress... viola? or cruz?

supporting actor ledger! ledgeR! or shannon

nice vid!

The 7-year-old Lion said...

Viola Davis will win supporting.

SolShine7 said...

Yes, more videos!!! I enjoy your editing too.

Arkaan said...

Nathaniel ranked Reprise ahead of WALL.E in his halfway post. Not that it foretells anything. I'm more excited by the idea that for the first time ever, a foreign language film could win the film bitch award: Crouching Tiger, In the Mood for Love, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Talk to Her, Volver - all medalists without going the whole way.

I expect his top five to be something of: The Wrestler, Rachel Getting Married, The Class, Reprise and WALLE (not in that order).

Gabs said...

Fantastic promo. Love the choice of song. It's got me interested!

NATHANIEL R said...

arkaan -- about that halfway post (i disagree with myself on a lot of it --not necessarily on everything but some rankings have changed dramatically -- and am trying to rewatch or at least skim some of the movies again as I write things up)

but yes I still love REPRISE ;)

Mikadzuki said...

Wow, FB awards so soon? So is this the place to throw out our FYC:s?

Catherine said...

Yes Yes Yes to a video show!

Andrew said...

whoever the flamenco teacher in Happy-Go-Lucky was for best female cameo!

Nick M. said...

A smattering of my favorite films of the year are below. I know you've seen quite a few on the list, but if you missed one of two, please consult your DVD rental service. I'm including ones you've seen just to give you a taste of my, um, taste, since I believe it lines up somewhat well with yours.

"4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days"
"The Class"
"The Edge of Heaven"
"Encounters at the End of the World"
"Jellyfish"
"Let the Right One In"
"Milk"
"My Winnipeg"
"Paranoid Park"
"Reprise"

"Jellyfish," in particular, is a film I implore you to seek out before you announce your nominations. A literate, beautiful tapestry of magical realism dedicated to the lives of Israeli women? C'mon, Nat.

Anonymous said...

FYC

Josh Brolin for "W."

Rebecca Hall for "Vicky Christina Barcelona"

Gary Oldman for "The Dark Knight"

Ralph Fiennes for "The Duchess" or "In Bruges" or "The Reader"

Thanks!

Nick M. said...

Oh, and the performances? (I'm leaving out very obvious candidates, and pushing further performances I've heard you praise ebfore)

FYC: Best Actor
François Bégaudeau, "The Class"
Michael Fassbender, "Hunger"

FYC: Best Actress
Rebecca Hall, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

FYC: Best Supporting Actor
John Malkovich, "Burn After Reading"
Eddie Marsan, "Happy-Go-Lucky"

FYC: Best Supporting Actress
Samantha Morton, "Synecdoche, New York"
Tarra Riggs, "Ballast"

crazycris said...

you have a youtube channel? I seem to have missed previous references to that...

There are way to many potentially great 2008 films that I haven't seen yet to send out any real FYC...

But from what I have seen:

Most Fun: Mamma Mia!
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger
Most Surprising: In Bruges
Most Disappointing: Indiana Jones
Best Actress: Angelina Jolie (Changeling, not Wanted! :p )
Best Ensemble: The Dark Knight
Movie I rushed to see before it disappeared from the screens: Encounters at the End of the World
Movie I just can't be that thrilled about: Wall*E (because of the last 3rd)

DL said...

Oooh goody! :) It's almost funner predicting the FilmBitch Awards than the Oscars. Here are my predictions for the medalists:

BEST PICTURE
Gold: Rachel Getting Married
Silver: The Class
Bronze: Wall-E

BEST DIRECTOR
Gold: Jonathan Demme
Silver: Darren Aronofsky
Bronze: Gus Van Sant

BEST ACTOR
Gold: Mickey Rourke
Silver: Sean Penn
Bronze: Colin Farrell

BEST ACTRESS
Gold: Anne Hathaway
Silver: Kate Winslet
Bronze: Sally Hawkins

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Gold: Heath Ledger
Silver: Michael Shannon
Bronze: Josh Brolin

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Gold: Viola Davis
Silver: Marisa Tomei
Bronze: Patricia Clarkson

kent said...

FYC's

PICTURE: Wall-E
DIRECTOR: Arnaud Desplechin, A Christmas Tale
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: In Bruges
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Elegy
ACTRESS: Kristin Scott Thomas, I've Loved You So Long
ACTOR: Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Bill Irwin, Rachel Getting Married
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Australia
FILM EDITING: Slumdog Millionaire
ART DIRECTION: Wall-E
COSTUME DESIGN: The Reader
ANIMATED FILM: Bolt
SCORE: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
SONG: Rachel Getting Married - "Up to Our Next"
SOUND: The Dark Knight
SOUND EDITING: Wall-E
MAKEUP: Synecdoche, New York
VISUAL EFFECTS: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Bernardo S said...

FYC

WALL·E for Best Picture
WALL·E for FX, Sound and Sound Editing
Brad Pitt for Best Supporting Actor (at least an honorable mention)
The Duchess for Best Costume Design

P.S. Awesome Video

Michael C said...

Awesome video. Well done.

FYC

Best Line Reading: Any number of Ralph Fienne's lines from In Bruges, my personal favorite being "You're an inanimate fucking object!"

You could also take your pick of any of Brad Pitt's takes on "Osbourne Cox"

And I'm also a big fan of Heath Ledger's "Would you like to know which of them were cowards?"

Best Female Cameo: The tango teacher from Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Male Cameo: Bill Hader in Pineapple Express

Hero of the Year: Philip Petit in Man on Wire

Best Combination Score: Man on Wire

Best Poster: The Dark Knight (no contest)

Best Musical Number from a Non-Musical - Seth Rogen and James Franco dancing outside the 7-11

Best Sex Scene or Best Kiss - Scarlett Johannson and Penelope Cruz

Best Opening - Tropic Thunder Trailers

Best Ending - The Visitor

Best Scene:

1)The space dance - Wall-e
2)The dishwasher contest - Rachel Getting Married
3)"On Raglan Road" - In Bruges
4) Interrogation - The Dark Knight
5) Shooting the Arrow - Man on Wire

Anonymous said...

FYCs

Actress
Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky)

Supporting Actor
Michael Kelly (Changeling)

Best individual line reading:
"No!" Kristen Davis (to Big) in S&TC

Any category into which it can be shoehorned:
Brad Pitt (Burn After Reading)

Rob

Casey Fiore said...

FYC: I know you werent a huge fan of Brads work in Ben Button so i think i'll throw one out for his other brilliant performance this year. (clearly I loved his Button work)


Brad Pitt- BSA- Burn After Reading

Arkaan said...

Predicting the film bitches? Oh my.

Things that could be described as filmbitch bait: leading ladies, stars, ensembles (note: actual ensembles, meaning interaction between many cast members, well cast minor roles, etc), a definable but not excessive aesthetic.

So, it's between THE CLASS and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED for the top spot, using his own grades as a guide. MILK, REPRISE, WALLE, and THE WRESTLER are fighting for those three spots, and I think MILK will be the one kicked to sixth. TROUBLE THE WATER is not eligible, because Nathaniel's a big meanie to documentaries (not the real reason, but we'll go with it).

So the final four slots in his ten? Well, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY was a borderline A-/B+ movie before he settled on B+, so does that mean he found more problems with it that knocked it down a notch? Will his appreciation of the refreshingly adult ELEGY boost it up? Will A CHRISTMAS TALE suffer in comparison to KINGS AND QUEEN - afterall, it's the boyfriend who's the francophile, not the film bitch? Will Woody return?

If you look at Nathaniel's previous top tens (as he groans in the background, wondering how exactly he became the obsession of so many), the lower portion generally lists good/great Hollywood productions with less substance (BRING IT ON, X2, THE INCREDIBLES, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA) and auteurs who he doesn't entirely embrace or lesser works from ones he does (DOGVILLE, BAD EDUCATION, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, INSIDE MAN, THE DEPARTED).

So, predicting his top ten...

1. Rachel Getting Married
2. The Class
3. The Wrestler
4. WALL.E

5/6. Reprise
5/6. Milk

7. Elegy
8. Happy-Go-Lucky
9. A Christmas Tale
10. In Bruges

So, Nathaniel, how far was I?

NATHANIEL R said...

I'm not groaning but I'm a little nervous.


on another note: i'm really pissed i missed PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. it's not showing anywhere here and people keep talking about it and it's not on dvd for another week or so. argh.

too late for my list.

Anonymous said...

i rented Pineapple Express from my video store on christmas eve ???
it's funny...James Franco is ADORABLE...but it wasn't over the top funny (and I'm a pot-head too...lol).

ryan said...

I left off certain favorites of mine that I sensed you’re already a major fan of…

ACTRESS:
Kate Winslet- THE READER (and REV. ROAD)
Kristin Scott Thomas- I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
ACTOR:
Colin Farrell- IN BRUGES
Ben Kingsley- ELEGY
SUPP. ACTOR:
Stephen Dillane- SAVAGE GRACE
James Franco- MILK
Brad Pitt- BURN AFTER READING
SUPP. ACTRESS:
Marisa Tomei- THE WRESTLER
Debra Winger- RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
SCREENPLAY: The Dark Knight, The Wrestler
CINEMATOGRAPHY- The Fall
EDITING- Rachel Getting Married
ART DIRECTION- The Fall
COSTUME DESIGN- Savage Grace
SOUND MIXING- The Wrestler
MAKEUP- The Dark Knight

ENSEMBLE: "Tropic Thunder"
BODY OF WORK- Ralph Fiennes
CAMEO- Charlotte Rampling- “Deception“
POSTER- "Save Me"
VILLAIN- Anita Byrant- "Milk"
SEXPOT- Dante- "Sex and the City"/ Cassidy- The Wrestler
KISS- "Wanted" (McAvoy & Jolie)/ "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (Johansson & Cruz)
SEX SCENE- “Benjamin Button” (Pitt & Blanchett)
TOP DOZEN SCENES:
- RACHEL GETTING MARRIED- Kym’s toast
- MILK- “…I’m here to recruit you!”
- STOP-LOSS- Levitt’s funeral (editing)
- TROPIC THUNDER- Bat OD-ing
- BENJAMIN BUTTON- Florida love montage

Can’t wait! ☺

Matt Mazur said...

I'm excited for Tomei vs. Winger, cause that's really what 2008 is all about.

brad said...

FYC
Emily Mortimer, Transsiberian

Jacob said...

FYC:

I'm not sure whether you will give/have given an award for Best Song from a Motion Picture, but

The Call- Regina Spektor for "Chronicles of Narnia."

While I detest the movie, Regina Spektor is my favorite musical artist. I think she would have a very "Once"-esque appeal to movie fans, given her style.

Plus she is the only redeeming factor to that film.

Janice said...

"Funhouse" is, ironically, the only song on Pink's new CD (which I got for Christmas) that I'm not crazy about (and I am CRAZY about that CD) but it works perfectly here. So you're going to do more videos? Count me in!

Off topic (sort of), it pains me that the only things I would consider nominating Australia for are cinematography and costume design. I had SO looked forward to that movie for over a year, and hoped Baz would bring on the magic, as he did with MR. Damn you, Baz.

Colin said...

FYC for Best Action Scene/Character Intro: Tai Lung's jailbreak in Kung Fu Panda. GAWD-DAYUM.

Steven said...

For Your Consideration:

WALL-E for all categories, including Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Character Intro (Eve), Best End Credits, etc.

Richard Jenkins for Best Actor in The Visitor (as well as whatever else you'd like to nominate from that movie)

"Money, Money, Money" from Mamma Mia! for Best Musical Number! Haha. You know you love it.

I know you didn't like Prince Caspian, but I'd just like to throw out "The Call" by Regina Spektor for Best Original Song.

Of course Heath for The Dark Knight, but I'd love to see Gary Oldman on your list as well for Supporting Actor. He was the backbone of the movie in my opinion. Also, Best Ensemble!

~Steven