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Old 01-25-2005, 02:47 PM   #16
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Don Cheadle is remarkably overrated, simply because 'Hotel Rwanda' is a pretty good movie. Jamie Foxx was alright in Collateral, but he was fantastic in 'Ray'.

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Oh well, I don't know that much about acting. I was stunned by Jamie Foxx in Collateral, it just came out of nowhere . Did he ever do any other serious dramatic parts before that one?
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Don Cheadle is remarkably overrated, simply because 'Hotel Rwanda' is a pretty good movie. Jamie Foxx was alright in Collateral, but he was fantastic in 'Ray'.
I think he was great in Collateral (didn't see Ray, probably won't), from what I can remember of Booty Call, he was hilarious.
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:55 PM   #19
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Booty Call? Is that nominated?

You should see Ray, I think it's an amazing story.
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I'm quite certain of two things;

a) Jamie Foxx will win for Best Actor

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b) Martin Scorsese will be passed over, yet again.

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P.S - I liked both 'The Passion' and Fahrenheit 9/11.
Really? I think Scorsese is going to get it.

The Oscars always play "about time" card and since he didn't win for Gangs of New York, I am willing to bet money they give it to him this year. Particularly since Eastwood has already won. That's how they always do these things.

I liked both Passion and Fahrenheit too. I don't know why people had to pit them against one another, except that it made for clever headlines and cartoons.
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:13 PM   #21
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Did Clint Eastwood deserve to be nominated for Best Actor? I haven't seen Million Dollar Baby yet either

Or Sideways, Paul Giamatti didn't get nominated
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i'd say swank is a lock
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Don Cheadle is remarkably overrated, simply because 'Hotel Rwanda' is a pretty good movie.

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really? i had the opposite reaction -- i thought Cheadle was great in a very average movie.

i've thought Cheadle was great since "boogie nights," though -- one of my favorite movies ever, right up there with "goodfellas," "roger and me," and "E.T." (don't laugh at the last one ... i have deeply personal reasons for adoring that movie, and it's a perfect, perfect fairy tale for all children of suburbia like me).
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Collateral is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I've lost all faith in the Oscars!
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E.T. is cool, and let no man argue with that.

A.I. is cooler though, especially as a modern-day fairy-tale.

I dunno; maybe I'm just stuck in the past, but I see Don Cheadle and I 'still' see Roland from that awful sit-com 'Golden Palace'. I don't like his work in comedy all that much, and I can't stand his cockney accent in the Ocean movies.

While I will agree that Hotel Rwanda was, at best, a mediocre movie, it was 'seen' as pretty good because of its subject matter -pretty much the same reason why 'The Pianist' won. A movie about the Rwandan massacre is going to raise eye-brows at least, throw in an understated performance for a charater who proves that one man can indeed make a difference, and you've got the critics orgasming all over the place.

Foxx will win, though, because (no offence to Ray Charles, the man was a God) a blind black man who overcame all obstacles is cat-nip to the voters.

Regarding Scorsese; I hope you're right. Not that he deserved it for his last effort, but he certainly deserved it for either Raging Bull or Taxi Driver.

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I think Leo is the one who will win.
I did'nt like the movie much but he did an awsome job.
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Where's Eternal Sunshine for Best Movie?

Lame.

I can't fuckin' stand biopics. They're usually so overblown and sterile. Gandhi. Ali. Alexander. Blah. Though i haven't seen Ray (it's at least supposed to go more into some of Charles' flaws...the drug habit, etc.).

At least Winslet gets a nod.
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Should be good or, at least interesting. No clear cut Lord of the Rings this year.

Oh, and did anyone else see that Bush got nominated for a Razzie?
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I haven't seen many of the nominated movies this year, which is odd. I am also surprised that Eternal Sunshine isn't nominated. And I kinda don't get Leo most of the time. I did see Aviator and I was bored through the first half and had difficulty seeing Leo as anything but a boy. He seemed too young for the role especially when paired with Cate Blanchett. He was great during Hughes' meltdowns, though.
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