Friday, April 10, 2009

Technical (& Tax) Difficulties

Abundant on my end today. Apologies. Talk amongst yourselves. I'm having my 173rd nervous breakdown.

8 comments:

Jim T said...

My Best Pic predix:

- The Lovely Bones (great book)

- Shutter Island (I bought it, I will read it later)

- Untitled Nelson Mandela Project (obvious)

- Nine (obvious)

- An Education (wild card)


I love Jessica Rabbit! Where is Kathleen? Kathleen for Countess Bathory! Too late, damn!

Anonymous said...

Kathleen Turner should have been Sister Aloysius in Doubt.

Alex in Movieland said...

some days are rough! Just hang in there.



my best pic predix (alphabeticaly):

- Biutiful - winner

- The Lovely Bones

- Nine

- Shutter Island

- Where the Wild Things Are (my wild card)

alternate: Avatar or Precious.


WHY are people underestimating Inarritu?!

bbats said...

My predictions for this year in film:
Nine=not good (though i hope im wrong)
Matt Damon=every magazine cover
Amelia= Really bad
Hurt Locker gets a few surprise nods.
Taking Woodstock takes the top prize.

CT said...

Yeahhhh, wrote my check yesterday. I love freelancing until this time of the year...

Good luck! Hope it's not too bad!

seasondays said...

best picture first prediction

HUMAN FACTOR
NINE
SHUTTER ISLAND
TAKING WOODSTOCK
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

alternates

AWAY WE GO
BIUTIFUL
THE INFORMAT
PUBLIC ENEMIES
WHATEVER WORKS

cal roth said...

Best Picture:

Public Enemies: box-office draws Depp & Bale may lead this to be a great hit and follow the steps of Gladiator and The Departed. Masculine hits helmed by respected directors = Oscar!

Inglourious Basterds = Two-Good-to-Ignore bet of the year? AMPAS once recognized Tarantino and it's time for a comeback. Plus= WWII is not as scary as kung fu or blaxploitation, even with that peculiar Tarantino touch.

The Lovely Bones = The annual serious drama adapted from prestige source. It could go that House of Sand and Fog way, but I expect something like In The Bedroom, The Hours or The Reader - oscar-wise, of course.

Green Zone = The semi-annual political movie AMPAS has been embracing this decade. Respected and rising director, Oscar winner writer, hot button topic, great-great cast, etc. If my Public Enemies prediction fails and something lighter emerges as frontrunner for Best Picture, expect Greengrass to win direction.

5th place: I'm looking for something light here, like a comedy, but I can find no options: I'm sure as hell Nine will suck, Taking Woodstock and Away We Go are too reminiscent of this Searchlight niche, Where The Wild Things Are may be too strange... Julie & Julia, maybe, but this is Nora Ephron material... And there is Chéri. Great cast, great director. Apparent mixed reviews must be taken with a grain of salt, since film festival are not a good predictor of how American critics will judge a movie. It may be the surprise nominee if the PR is well done.

Rodrigo the Hated One said...

Anya in her bunny suit is missing from that easter collage.