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The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

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The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

figured this would be ok with the other at 30+ pgs and just want to see what others would rate the actual show...

so i am really perplexed how the show and Seth are getting mixed reviews. i really thought it and he were just awful throughout. the tributes to Bond and musicals were terrible and the banter with presenters was just painful.

of course, that is just my opinion. but i am trying to see the good in the show from others opinions/responses.

so how many stars would you give the actual show?

just because i like most of the results i am giving it...
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

*Jules hits scott1598 on the nose with a rolled up newspaper, puts him in the corner*No!
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

I give it two trips up.

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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

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*Jules hits scott1598 on the nose with a rolled up newspaper, puts him in the corner*No!
why so mean Jdub?
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

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why so mean Jdub?
We do not rate awards shows! We are better than that! Also, Jdub?*Jules hits scott1598 with more newspaper*
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

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We do not rate awards shows! We are better than that!
Agree, I'm afraid I can only rate this thread at 2 stars.
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

guess I'm not
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

I thought McFarlane gave a mostly solid effort - his only misstep imo was that endless Shatner sketch. As for the show itself, the musical "celebration" was poorly thought out and seemed to forget almost a hundred years of movie music. The Bond tribute was also lame (except for Dame Bassey). Other than that, it was business as usual, and I don't have a problem with it.
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

It was ok. Some things were kind of funny, and I generally like it when the awards are spread a bit (as long as things I hate don't win). A couple were a surprise to me, so that's good. Too many songs, but I wasn't mostly bored. I've seen much worse Academy Awards shows (that Bond montage was really crappy though, especially after all the hype about it).
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

Seth was the best part of the show, and he was okay.
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

Awesome thread
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

Just read a couple reviews, one was Daily News that said he was indeed mediocre and that the Shatner bit was outdated and he should be deemed irrelevant. I didn't mind the jokes necessarily, but the show as a whole just seemed disjointed and poorly written.
Anyone know the credentials of the writers of the show?
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Anyone know the credentials of the writers of the show?
The show was written by James Franco this year.
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

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The show was written by James Franco this year.
I can believe that.
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

Really? I'm tempted to close this thread for sheer redundancy...but whatever.
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Wow. Supermallet really Franco'd his moderating responsibilities.
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

I don't watch Family Guy and haven't seen Ted but I enjoyed it a lot. Loved the Sound of Music call back for Christopher Plummer, the no-introduction of Meryl Streep and a lot of the other stuff. Solid 4 stars from me.
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

I'm more outraged at this thread than Arpeggi was at the Obama appearance last night.
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

3/5 stars

I thought that Seth was a good host, but the show itself just seemed very oddly put together.
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

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Really? I'm tempted to close this thread for sheer redundancy...but whatever.
Let him have his thread.
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Recent hosts have been insufferable and Seth is generally entertaining. Honestly, he was born to host shit like this. Could the material have been stronger? Yes. But, again, compare him to recent hosts and he was fine.

And, really, blame the producers and those needless, stupid musical numbers where the producers paid tribute to their own fucking overrated musicals. I mean, what was that? It would be like James Cameron producing the Oscars and having a "tribute to recent science fiction" that ignores 2001 and Star Wars and fellates The Abyss and Avatar. Actually, that would be much better than what we got.
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Let him have his thread.
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3 starts until Michelle Obama showed up. 0 star.
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I'm more outraged at this thread than Arpeggi was at the Obama appearance last night.
How is that even possible?
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Re: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (H: MacFarlane, 2013) The Reviews Thread

I thought Seth MacFarlane did a great job as host. The weaknesses in the show were with almost everything else.

I would like him to come back and host again but with more freedom next time to do even more of his type stuff.

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