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Old 01-03-2008, 08:10 PM   #136
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It got nominated for Golden Globes because it's one of the few musicals out there. They have to fill the comedy/musical slots with SOMETHING! I think it got in by default.
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Knocked Up?
Superbad?
Hot Fuzz?

I forgot, those were entertaining.
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Knocked Up and Superbad - too vulgar for the old farts at the Hollywood Foreign Press Old Folks Home, I'd guess.

Hot Fuzz - everyone forgot about it. (Seriously, I thought it came out last year.)
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You're definitely right about the vulgarity, but it just goes to show how contrived these shows really are. I can't wait until we do our own polls as proposed.

Same thing happened to Zodiac. I still haven't seen it, but everyone was raving about it.

I'd even consider Death Proof as a contender for something. I fucking loved that movie, with Grindhouse or without. Where would an action/horror/comedy be?
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Glad you enjoyed it, good to know it's making even a slight impact overseas.

Have you seen any other of Shane Meadows' films? His previois one, Dead Man's Shoes, got a lot of press over here and it's well worth a watch. There's also A Room for Romeo Brass, his second film and in my eyes second only to This Is England.
I have seen Dead Man's Shoes, decent vehicle for Paddy Considine, interesting and a killer ending but I didn't think it was all that developed. I haven't seen the other one, I'm not sure it ever got released here, I'll look into it.
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I didn't forget Hot Fuzz or Zodiac, respectively the funniest and best film of the year.
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You're definitely right about the vulgarity, but it just goes to show how contrived these shows really are.
I think the Golden Globes have gained a little more respect over the years, but they're still the group that gave Pia Zadora an award.

You might say, "Who?"

To which I say, "Exactly."
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You know, I have a lot more respect for the Globes than I used to. They were the ones who nominated Mulholland Dr, Wonder Boys, The Man Who Wasn't There for Best Drama, not the Oscars. They gave an acting award to Clooney for O Brother, Hackman for Tenenbaums, picture to Brokeback, Almost Famous (comedy/musical) and The Aviator, and countless other spot-on choices.

If you look at the track record of the Oscars vs. the GG's, I think you will find the latter has been much more respectable this last decade.
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Speaking of Zodiac, anyone else getting the 2-disk Special Edition coming out on Jan 8?

http://www.amazon.com/Zodiac-Directo...9465225&sr=8-2

Fincher's Special Editions are

If only he would do one for The Game
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I'll probably pick up the Zodiac SE some time after its price drops a bit, considering I love the film and didn't buy the original DVD release.
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If you look at the track record of the Oscars vs. the GG's, I think you will find the latter has been much more respectable this last decade.
Oh, definitely. I just think they still have a capacity for a bit of random what-the-fuckery from time to time.
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Oh, definitely. I just think they still have a capacity for a bit of random what-the-fuckery from time to time.
Last year's Golden Globes were almost completely misleading.
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Not really surprising that Babel won, considering the international nature of the film and the Globes.

People should not have assumed that it was going to equal an Oscar Best Picture, though.

Weren't most of the other awards the same?

Scorsese, Whittaker, Mirren, Hudson, and Murphy. Only Murphy failed to win the Oscar, and the Academy are more sentimental about old veterans like Alan Arkin.
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If only he would do one for The Game

From what I've heard there is a Special Edition laserdisc for The Game, which has director's commentary and other stuff.

May need to hunt that down...
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From what I've heard there is a Special Edition laserdisc for The Game, which has director's commentary and other stuff.

May need to hunt that down...
Laserdisc

I was in a used bookstore the other day and they had the LD version of Seven, I was tempted to buy it because the packaging was so cool and I don't even own a LD player...
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