just watched garden state for the third time and i just can't believe that it got snubbed by the academy. never mind the mostly shitty soundtrack. never mind that zach braff is on a lame tv show. never mind that if you are "twentysomething" you are supposed to like this movie.
it's the best movie of the year. well written and very original. when you're first introduced to "sam" played by natalie portman, you're annoyed by her. By the end of the film you love her as much as he does.
this film is funny. it's absurd without being ridiculous (a motorcycle w/a sidecar, epilepsey helmets, a couple living in a boat at the top of an "infinite abyss")
and such a sweet ending that makes you want to cry for joy of being alive.
best movie of the year. no contest. those folks at the oscars are dummies. similar to the outcome of the recent presidential election no matter who wins they're all losers.
the aviator: come on. martin scorsese is turning into a disney dope. he sunk so low as to have U2 in the soundtrack of his last film-gangs of new york. and what's the deal w/making leonardo dicraprio his new leading man? maybe he'd be a more believeable howard hughes if he didn't have to glue a fake mustache on. even with it he still looks 15 years old.
sideways: a pretentious movie only pretentious wine sipping assholes would even consider for best picture. if you liked this movie you probably also like hanging out and drinking coffee at barnes and noble.
finding neverland: johnny depp playing pirate again. another actor who needs to lay off the disney schlock. don't use having kids as an excuse for making whimpy movies.
million dollar baby: there is not enough web space on the entire internet for me to rant about this hunk of shit so I won't
ray: i don't think biopics should even be eligible for oscars, unless they create a special catergory for them. seems pretty easy to tell a story that's already been written. best picture? best e true hollywood story.