Do the Right Thing.
Never really watched this show, but undeniably one of the slickest opening credit sequences of all time:
It’s because the mystery was the only thing going for it. I watched the entirety of Twin Peaks again recently, and was reminded just how packed it is with great characters, an interesting setting, and an engagingly offbeat vibe – all of which The Killing lacks. (In honesty, I gave up on The Killing midway, didn’t see the finale, don’t care to anymore)
And yeah, while the Laura Palmer mystery is a great macguffin, its resolution does seem to take some steam out of the remainder – like if they forced the creators of Lost to explain the Island early into the second season.
The Last Temptation of Christ
Have we really gotten this far into the Hunt without Natural Born Killers?
Troy is a must. I distinctly remember sitting in the theater on opening night, and after 10 minutes thinking to myself. “Wow… this dialogue is clunky, the acting is pretty weak too… oh my God, it’s Bad. And there’s still 2.5 hours left.”
Brutal, uncomfortable, very difficult… it’s also the most underrated of all Gilliam films.
KIDS easily makes my all time least favorite list, but Ken Park and Wassup Rockers would both make for funnier write-ups.
Agreed on Running With Scissors. Even as a HUGE fan of the book, I can’t defend that one in the least.
Wait, you did call The Brothers Bloom the poor imitator and Charlie Bartlett the good one?
- The Hurt Locker
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
- Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
- Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
- Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
- Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
- Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
- The Hurt Locker, Mark Boal
- Up In The Air, Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
- “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart),” Ryan Bingham for Crazy Heart
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
- Up, Michael Giacchino
-Avatar, Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
-Avatar, Mauro Fiore
-Coco before Chanel, Catherine Leterrier
-The Cove, Nominees to be determined
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
-The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
-The Hurt Locker, Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
-The White Ribbon (Germany)
-Star Trek, Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
-A Matter of Loaf and Death, Nick Park
LIVE ACTION SHORT
-Miracle Fish, Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
-The Hurt Locker, Paul N.J. Ottosson
-Avatar, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
-Avatar, Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones