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My Oscar Predictions – Part 5: The Results

March 8, 2010

Another year, another 24 Oscars awarded.  Who won this year?  How did my predictions stand up?  Let’s find out. First, let’s talk about the show.  Steven Martin and Alec Baldwin were the host, but I found they were quite wooden in their line delivery.  There were some good jokes there, but nothing outstanding. I want […]

My Oscar Predictions – Part 4: The Majors

February 6, 2010

Alright, my last set of predictions.  Here are the 6 major awards, including the acting categories, direction,g and of course, Best Picture.  Unfortunately these are usually the only categories most people care about, but what can you do.  Can I also just say that I really don’t like the 10 nominee system for BP?  That’s […]

My Oscar Predictions – Part 3: The Story Aspects

February 6, 2010

Alright, on to part 3 of my predictions.  This time we’re going with the parts of the film which build the story; screenplay, cinematography, editing.  I also threw in the music categories because… well, because.  I think they work here pretty well. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment), Written by Mark Boal Inglourious Basterds […]

My Oscar Predictions – Part 2: The Technicals

February 5, 2010

When someone asks me “Do you like awards shows?” I say “No… except the Oscars.”  Why?  Because the Oscars still award achievements in the technical aspects of film as well as the big celebrity what-have-you awards that most people care about. If the day comes when these awards are cut from the Oscars, or no […]

The Hurt Locker

October 20, 2009

Hurt Locker. When it works, it works very well. It just doesn’t work well all of the time.  The mission scenes are meticulously crafted; full of suspense and edge-of-your-seat thrills. The storyline is pretty much non-existent in terms of plot, but is somewhat existent in terms of character development. I don’t mind that there is […]