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Old 02-19-12, 11:02 AM   #301
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations are Here!!!

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If I pay for a ticket, what do you lose if I hop into another theatre afterwards.
Thieves such as yourself sure like to rationalize their sense of entitlement.
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Old 02-20-12, 10:29 AM   #302
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations are Here!!!

I've seen all 9 Best Picture nominees and here's how I would rank them:

1. The Tree of Life.
2. Moneyball
3. Hugo
4. Midnight in Paris
5. The Descendants
6. The Artist
7. War Horse
8. The Help
9. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
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Old 02-20-12, 10:44 AM   #303
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations are Here!!!

It seems similar to the argument that it's OK not to pay for digital products because the owner doesn't actually lose a physical item.
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Old 02-20-12, 10:47 AM   #304
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations are Here!!!

Midnight in Paris and The Descendants win the WGA.

I thought Moneyball was the front runner for Adapted, but it looks that will be The Descendants' runner up prize. Unless of course, that Clooney wins.

The Descendants has gotten some decent last minute momentum with an ACE win for Editing, and now WGA and Scripter wins.

Oscar night could be interesting if The Descendants wins Editing and Adapted Screenplay. Because that would then mean another head-to-head battle when Best Actor comes up. If Clooney were to win that, it might mean an upset is happening.

However, I still expect The Artist to take Picture, Director, Actor, and some techs.
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Old 02-20-12, 10:59 AM   #305
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Thieves such as yourself sure like to rationalize their sense of entitlement.
Maybe so. But I feel like the studios deserve it. I used to enjoy paying to see movies so that the good movies I would see would get the money. I even paid to see Kill Bill Volume 1 twice the same night when that was released even though I was told by management I could see it again free. I said "No thats OK I wanna support this great movie".

And then the studios started to fuck us. No bonus features on the rental copies . Blu-ray only features (doesnt bother me now cause I mainly only purchase new titles on Blu but it is still wrong), 28 day (And now even 56 day waits!!!!) on new release rentals on netflix/redbox. Prices of blus, lack of good bonus material, etc.

I cannot feel sory for the studios. The artists get paid. They are not losing anything. I still try to support smaller films and when I do sneak into films I try to make it WB and Fox films since they fuck the consumer the worst (SHerlock 2 , ex.loud and incred. Close, etc.)

Thats my justification and rationality. If you don't agree then that's too bad I guess. Not gonna change my mind.
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Old 02-20-12, 11:13 AM   #306
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Old 02-20-12, 11:32 AM   #307
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I said "No thats OK I wanna support this great movie".
You actually said that out loud?
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Old 02-20-12, 02:07 PM   #308
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I cannot feel sory for the studios. The artists get paid.
Ever heard of back end participation?
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Old 02-20-12, 04:25 PM   #309
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations are Here!!!

Oscar voters aren't always who you might think. - All this yearly fretting and arguing over which movies Meat Loaf and Erik Estrada think are the best!
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The group includes former soap-opera star Lorenzo Lamas; 1980s comedy actors Steve Guttenberg, Cheech Marin, Judge Reinhold and Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens; "Scream" queen Neve Campbell; and action-movie fixtures Vin Diesel and Jet Li. Of course, the group cannot force people to join. [Woody] Allen, a 23-time Oscar nominee and three-time winner, and [George] Lucas, a four-time nominee and recipient of the academy's Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, have declined membership.
Also mentions that nominee Viggo Mortensen declined membership because he "'does not like judging art officially.'"

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Old 02-20-12, 04:33 PM   #310
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations are Here!!!

What's wrong with that though? Appearing in great art is hardly necessary to appreciating it. Politician John McCain has great taste in movies. So does porn star Sasha Grey. I can appreciate their fine taste, even if I don't support one's disgusting whorish ways, and the other's pornographic films.
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Old 02-20-12, 04:33 PM   #311
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OK./ Fine. They get paid enough
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Old 02-20-12, 05:37 PM   #312
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What's wrong with that though? Appearing in great art is hardly necessary to appreciating it. Politician John McCain has great taste in movies. So does porn star Sasha Grey. I can appreciate their fine taste, even if I don't support one's disgusting whorish ways, and the other's pornographic films.
Nothing wrong with it at all, it's just interesting to see the names involved and consider why everyone takes it so seriously.
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Old 02-20-12, 06:29 PM   #313
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OK./ Fine. They get paid enough
Who are you to determine that?
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Old 02-20-12, 06:53 PM   #314
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Nothing wrong with it at all, it's just interesting to see the names involved and consider why everyone takes it so seriously.
I wonder if Mickey Rooney watched "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"?
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Old 02-20-12, 06:58 PM   #315
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What's wrong with that though? Appearing in great art is hardly necessary to appreciating it. Politician John McCain has great taste in movies. So does porn star Sasha Grey. I can appreciate their fine taste, even if I don't support one's disgusting whorish ways, and the other's pornographic films.
holy shit now i really want to fuck sasha grey
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Old 02-20-12, 07:10 PM   #316
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations are Here!!!

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What's wrong with that though? Appearing in great art is hardly necessary to appreciating it. Politician John McCain has great taste in movies. So does porn star Sasha Grey. I can appreciate their fine taste, even if I don't support one's disgusting whorish ways, and the other's pornographic films.
I can actually see politicians having great taste in movies. It's about the only thing I could agree with a lot of them.

It boggles my mind when you see the generic, talentless, director-for-hire guys with great tastes in movies. It's like... well?!
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Old 02-20-12, 08:30 PM   #317
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Ever heard of back end participation?
Wait...are we still talking about Sasha Grey?
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Old 02-21-12, 09:19 AM   #318
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations are Here!!!

The Help was brutal. I can't believe that spam is nominated for being the best movie of the year.
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Old 02-21-12, 09:24 AM   #319
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Old 02-22-12, 05:35 AM   #321
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Old 02-22-12, 08:06 AM   #322
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The Help was brutal. I can't believe that spam is nominated for being the best movie of the year.
Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud makes The Help look like LOTR: The Return of the King.

It's been weeks since I've seen ECIL and I still want to punch that asshole little kid in the face.
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Old 02-23-12, 11:08 AM   #323
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After watching Moneyball, I can now safely say "WTF" to Jonah Hill's nomination. I guess all he has to do is show up and not make jokes about smoking weed and farting for 2 hours to be considered alongside such luminaries as Max von Sydow.
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Old 02-23-12, 12:22 PM   #324
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this should be a poll with everyone's favorite best movie candidate
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Old 02-24-12, 10:11 AM   #325
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I am having trouble getting through Tree of Life... heard a story out of France, that the theatre for a week straight put Reel 2 ahead of Reel 1, and no one noticed.. they just figured it was more of the odd editing...
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