I was once known as someone terribly knowledgable about current film. Not any more. But in case you are interested in how badly I anticipate losing Edgy's game, here's my savvy re: this year's nominated films on horrid display:
4-Not interested enough to bother
6-This is a film?
- 6-AUSREISSER (THE RUNAWAY)
2-CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
1-THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
4-THE CONSTANT GARDENER
6-THE DEATH OF KEVIN CARTER: CASUALTY OF THE BANG BANG CLUB
3-ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM
6-GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA
2-GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
3-HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
3-A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
1-HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
4-HUSTLE & FLOW
6-THE LAST FARM
2-MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
4-MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
3-THE MOON AND THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION
5-MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
6-THE MUSHROOM CLUB
3-THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO
4-THE NEW WORLD
6-A NOTE OF TRIUMPH: THE GOLDEN AGE OF NORMAN CORWIN
2-ONE MAN BAND
6-OUR TIME IS UP
3-PRIDE & PREJUDICE
6-SOPHIE SCHOLL - THE FINAL DAYS
3-THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
1-STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH
2-TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE
2-WALK THE LINE
1-WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
3-WAR OF THE WORLDS
Sentence fragment reviews of the 1s:
- Batman: Very good indeed.
Narnia: Even more disappointing than expected.
Howl's: Good but not great.
Star Wars: Nice recovery.
Were-Rabbit: Quite enjoyable, chuck.
Hoo. Not impressive. Not only have I only seen five of the films nominated, but it's all cartoons and popcorns. Some ill-in-the-head folks are likely to give me crap for that. So let's look at my (currrent) 2s as well, in hope of redemption:
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
ONE MAN BAND
TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE
WALK THE LINE
Am I redeemed?
Now! I encourage you to take advantage of my alphabetization and make your own Oscar list. Show me up. I know you can.