I'd be sort of sad if I had to start my annual year-end film detrius thread here.

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i'm just super excited about it, is all

deep space nine (deep space nine), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:35 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm just posting this here because it's not really appropriate anywhere else, but Happy Feet was actually a really excellent movie.

Dragons (per the previous FAQ answer) (nklshs), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:39 (fifteen years ago) link

The next big adult animated film is a documentary on the Chicago 7 trial (Sundance).

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:45 (fifteen years ago) link

No, he got kicked out for excessive bathroom breaks.

The shit was coming out of his mouth, it seems.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Not that John Simon wasn't frequently infuriating and dense in his dotage, but a friend of mine says his '70s writing was among the first he was ever interested in. He's represented in that US film critics anthology.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 14:18 (fifteen years ago) link

A new collection of his 1981-2001 criticism was published a few months ago; his hilarious eviscerations of actress' physical flaws wax and wane over the years.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 14:28 (fifteen years ago) link

San Francisco critics (Eric, avert yr eyes):

Best Picture – Little Children
Best Director – Paul Greengrass, United 93
Best Actor – Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
Best Actress – Helen Mirren, The Queen
Best Supporting Actor – Jackie Earle Haley, Little Childen
Best Supporting Actress – Adriana Barraza, Babel
Best Screenplay – Little Children
Best Foreign Film – Pan’s Labyrinth

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 19:39 (fifteen years ago) link

Jackie Earle Haley suddenly emerging as this year's Shoreh Agdashloo (i.e. rarely singled out in reviews when sexier and classier leads were the focus).

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 19:41 (fifteen years ago) link

YEAH KELLY LEAK

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 19:44 (fifteen years ago) link

wouldn't this year's Shoreh Agdashloo(s) be the maid and deaf teenager from Babel? Haley is more like, I dunno, Dean Stockwell.

we really need more artfilm content on this thread instead of all the middlebrow horseshit, but I guess that'll be when the post-Voice polls come out.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 19:52 (fifteen years ago) link

No one in Sand and Fog was sexier than Shoreh.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 00:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Meh. I've had a crush on Ron Eldard since True Love.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 00:46 (fifteen years ago) link


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
2007 Golden Globe Awards
For the year ended December 31, 2006

Nominations Press Release

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

BABEL
Anonymous Content Production/Una Producción De Zeta Film/Central Film Production; Paramount Pictures/Paramount Vantage

BOBBY
Bold Films; The Weinstein Company

THE DEPARTED
Warner Bros. Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures

LITTLE CHILDREN
New Line Cinema; New Line Cinema

THE QUEEN
A Granada Production; Miramax Films



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

PENÉLOPE CRUZ VOLVER

JUDI DENCH NOTES ON A SCANDAL

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL SHERRYBABY

HELEN MIRREN THE QUEEN

KATE WINSLET LITTLE CHILDREN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA


LEONARDO DICAPRIO BLOOD DIAMOND

LEONARDO DICAPRIO THE DEPARTED

PETER O’TOOLE VENUS

WILL SMITH THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

FOREST WHITAKER THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND



BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL


BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN
One America; Twentieth Century Fox

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Twentieth Century Fox; Twentieth Century Fox

DREAMGIRLS
DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures; DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Big Beach/Bonafide Productions; Fox Searchlight Pictures

THANK YOU FOR SMOKING
Room 9 Entertainment/David O. Sacks Production/Content Film; Fox Searchlight Pictures



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ANNETTE BENING RUNNING WITH SCISSORS

TONI COLLETTE LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

BEYONCÉ KNOWLES DREAMGIRLS

MERYL STREEP THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

RENEE ZELLWEGER MISS POTTER


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

SACHA BARON COHEN BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN

JOHNNY DEPP PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST

AARON ECKHART THANK YOU FOR SMOKING

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR KINKY BOOTS

WILL FERRELL STRANGER THAN FICTION



BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

CARS
Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studio; Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

HAPPY FEET
Kingdom Pictures, LLC; Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures

MONSTER HOUSE
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

APOCALYPTO (USA)
Touchstone Pictures/Icon Productions; Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (USA/JAPAN)
Warner Bros. Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures

THE LIVES OF OTHERS (GERMANY)
Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion; Sony Pictures Classics

PAN’S LABYRINTH (MEXICO)
Estudios Picasso/Tequila Gang/Esperanto; Picturehouse

http://www.hfpa.org/news/id/42



VOLVER (SPAIN)
El Deseo; Sony Pictures Classics

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

ADRIANA BARRAZA BABEL

CATE BLANCHETT NOTES ON A SCANDAL

EMILY BLUNT THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

JENNIFER HUDSON DREAMGIRLS

RINKO KIKUCHI BABEL



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

BEN AFFLECK HOLLYWOODLAND

EDDIE MURPHY DREAMGIRLS

JACK NICHOLSON THE DEPARTED

BRAD PITT BABEL

MARK WAHLBERG THE DEPARTED



BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

CLINT EASTWOOD FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

CLINT EASTWOOD LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

STEPHEN FREARS THE QUEEN

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ
IÑÁRRITU BABEL

MARTIN SCORSESE THE DEPARTED



BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

GUILLERMO ARRIAGA BABEL

TODD FIELD &
TOM PERROTTA LITTLE CHILDREN

PATRICK MARBER NOTES ON A SCANDAL

WILLIAM MONAHAN THE DEPARTED

PETER MORGAN THE QUEEN



BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT THE PAINTED VEIL

CLINT MANSELL THE FOUNTAIN

GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA BABEL

CARLO SILIOTTO NOMAD

HANS ZIMMER THE DA VINCI CODE



BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“A FATHER’S WAY” — THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
Music by: Seal and Christopher Bruce
Lyrics by: Seal

“LISTEN” — DREAMGIRLS
Music & Lyrics by: Henry Krieger, Anne Preven, Scott Cutler and Beyoncé Knowles

“NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH” — BOBBY
Music & Lyrics by: Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy and Andrea Remanda

“THE SONG OF THE HEART” — HAPPY FEET
Music & Lyrics by: Prince Rogers Nelson

“TRY NOT TO REMEMBER” — HOME OF THE BRAVE
Music & Lyrics by: Sheryl Crow

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 December 2006 14:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, I'm glad Emily Blunt and Wahlberg were noticed. I guess DiCaprio is the new Barry Fitzgerald.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 December 2006 14:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Have any of you guys seen Venus yet? The trailer looks awful.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 December 2006 14:51 (fifteen years ago) link

Helen Mirren has three-count'em-three nominations.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 December 2006 14:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Prince wrote a song for Happy Feet?

Eric H. (Eric H.), Thursday, 14 December 2006 15:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Wow, that song nomination was enough to push Bobby past either Eastwood film or United 93 for a BP nod.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Thursday, 14 December 2006 15:05 (fifteen years ago) link

In the "He's still alive?" category:
PETER O’TOOLE VENUS

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Thursday, 14 December 2006 15:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Not only alive, but only Forest Whitaker stands btwn him and a win, maybe.

Leo wd have to be nom'd in 2 different categories for the SAME perf to be Barry Fitzgerald.

So does Borat Cohen get the 5th Best Actor nomination at the Oscars? Who does?

DiCaprio
O'Toole
Big Willie Style
Whitaker

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 December 2006 15:29 (fifteen years ago) link

I guess I should finally see Babel, huh?

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 14 December 2006 16:00 (fifteen years ago) link

oh for God's sakes, why? "populism"?

I usually take multiple GG/Oscar noms for something that looks awful as a reason to vow I'll never see it. (hence I will die ignorant of Forrest Gump, Braveheart etc)

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 December 2006 16:07 (fifteen years ago) link

I have no interest in Braveheart because I don't like historical epics or war movies. But I liked Amores Perros and, to a lesser extent, 21 Grams, and my dad liked Babel, and I trust him enough to go by his recommendations most of the time, and the fact that a consensus is developing around it means that it might actually be good, especially since I also liked The Queen and The Departed and Little Children, because (newsflash) I'm more into "middlebrow" "Oscar bait" than you are, but also, to be honest, "populism" isn't totally far off, because one of the main functions of art for me is as a springboard for conversation, and if lots of people I know are watching a movie and developing opinions about it, then that makes me much more likely to see it, just so I can join in (unless it's something that looks to put me to sleep within 15 minutes, like Lord of the Rings).

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 14 December 2006 16:18 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm still saying Gosling has a much better shot than Borat, though Watanabe may have a better shot than both.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Thursday, 14 December 2006 16:19 (fifteen years ago) link

ah yeah. Gosling may still be too "criticky."

Honorary Oscar -- Ennio Morricone (cringe at headline):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6179167.stm

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 December 2006 16:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Whatever happened to all the buzz around The Good German and The Good Shepherd? I thought these were both poised to be major Oscar/Globe contenders.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 14 December 2006 16:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Reception for both has been middling to bad, across the board. TGS has Matt Damon in one Skull & Bones mud wrestling scene, I can wit for DVD for that.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 December 2006 16:32 (fifteen years ago) link

TGS has Matt Damon in one Skull & Bones mud wrestling scene, I can wit for DVD for that.

Well, I can't.

21 Grams was such a terribly executed film of a terrible idea to begin with that I doubt Brad Pitt's 256th shot of proving he's got "real" acting chops is enough to entice me.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 December 2006 16:42 (fifteen years ago) link

dude, you can't use freezeframe at the multiplex.

I didn't mind 21 Grams all that much, but I've had quite enough of Innaritu's template.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 December 2006 17:00 (fifteen years ago) link

I love how Peter O'Toole didn't get jack for mentions until now, but somehow the GG have validated him to the point that he's considered a viable frontrunner to Whitaker, simply by virtue of he is one of the only actors unfashionable enough to actually admit to wanting an Oscar.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Thursday, 14 December 2006 17:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Losing seven nominations and being his generation's (purportedly) het version of Ian McKellen doesn't hurt either.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 December 2006 17:18 (fifteen years ago) link

If Oscar-nominated, I have a feeling the category will go down Bacall-Binoche-'96-style.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 14 December 2006 17:21 (fifteen years ago) link

ie, Pretty Leo will win?

O'Toole is 74 I think, so it depends how many interviews and lunches he feels like doing in LA.

(oh pls don't compare that one-note ham McKellen to PO'T)

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 December 2006 17:24 (fifteen years ago) link

If Oscar-nominated, I have a feeling the category will go down Bacall-Binoche-'96-style

I thought about that too. Expect O'Toole to fake graciousness a lot better than Betty Bacall (and he'll probably drink Leo or Forest under the table in the post-ceremony gropefest).

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 December 2006 17:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Gah, my last post makes it sound like *I* expect to be nominated.

ie, Pretty Leo will win?

No, Penelope Cruz will. :-)

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 14 December 2006 17:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, you are a queen, jaymc ;)

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 December 2006 17:42 (fifteen years ago) link

the category will go down Bacall-Binoche-'96-style.

Actually that works much better for Cruz-Mirren (ever since Binoche, the Oscar geezers have been voting frequently for babes).

I've read some good stories involving "Bacall" and "go down."

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 December 2006 17:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Results 1 - 1 of about 2 for "Lauren Bacall blew"

milo (milo), Thursday, 14 December 2006 19:39 (fifteen years ago) link

awesome, mark wahlberg : D

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Thursday, 14 December 2006 19:45 (fifteen years ago) link

he was hoovered by Bacall?

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 December 2006 19:47 (fifteen years ago) link

she was the fluffer on boogie nights. joke's on her, it was a prosthetic cock.

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Thursday, 14 December 2006 19:53 (fifteen years ago) link

The Departed is Travers' #1 film. Dreamgirls is number two.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Saturday, 16 December 2006 07:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Stephen King's ten:

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/commentary/0,6115,1569937_1472578_0_,00.html


Oscar shortlist, visual effects (3 nominees):

"Casino Royale," "Eragon," "Night at the Museum," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "Poseidon," "Superman Returns" and "X-Men: The Last Stand."


Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 December 2006 16:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Thomson sez Eastwood's two films are his best ever:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,,1972299,00.html

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 December 2006 21:32 (fifteen years ago) link

And here he is making two films at a time, filled with a profound uncertainty over the nature of war such as might have astonished the Man With No Name, that instant icon he fashioned for Sergio Leone.

'i've never seen so many men wasted so badly.'

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Monday, 18 December 2006 21:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Is that from GoodBadUgly?

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 December 2006 21:54 (fifteen years ago) link

yes indeed

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Monday, 18 December 2006 21:57 (fifteen years ago) link

jaymc, is your film critic friend a member of the Chicago Critics group?

Eric H. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 20 December 2006 04:09 (fifteen years ago) link

The apex and embodiment of this thread:

Rex Reed's best and worst:

The 10 Best Films of 2006

1. Babel
2. Notes on a Scandal
3. The History Boys
4. The Painted Veil
5. The Queen
6. Flags of Our Fathers/Letters from Iwo Jima
7. The Illusionist
8. Infamous
9. Dreamgirls
10. Volver

Honorable Mentions: Water, Scoop, Find Me Guilty, Deliver Us from Evil, The Last King of Scotland, Kinky Boots, Our Daily Bread

THE 10 WORST FILMS OF 2006

1. Borat
2. The Fountain
3. Apocalypto
4. Lucky Number Slevin
5. The Black Dahlia
6 All the King’s Men
7. Lady in the Water
8. Brick
9. Inland Empire
10. Fur

Extra hisses and boos to: The Da Vinci Code, A Prairie Home Companion, Déjà Vu, The Prestige, Rumor Has It, Freedomland, For Your Consideration, Perfume

Eric H. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 20 December 2006 19:15 (fifteen years ago) link

jaymc, is your film critic friend a member of the Chicago Critics group?

Yup. He sez:

I am SO happy with these nominees. I don't agree with all of them, I can't imagine anybody does, that's the nature of democracy, but I think we made some great choices, ignoring several recent disturbing trends like Dreamgirls for pic and Blood Diamond for anything. Babel had a much stronger showing than I thought it would and that makes me happy too. Seeing Brick, Children of Men, and The Fountain score their nominations is great too - they've been underepresented in critics awards so far. They deserve each and every one of them. I love the tech nods for The Fountain. A few categories, including our great choices for breakthrough performer, score, and cinematography include five of my ten (in the first round we voted ten in each category). That's cool.

And here are the Chicago Film Critics nominees (winners to be announced on Dec. 28):

BEST PICTURE
Babel
The Departed
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen
United 93


BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Apocalypto
Letters From Iwo Jima
Pan's Labyrinth
Tsotsi
Volver


BEST DIRECTOR
Clint Eastwood: Letters From Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears: The Queen
Paul Greengrass: United 93
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu: Babel
Martin Scorsese: The Departed


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Babel: Guillermo Arriaga
Letters From Iwo Jima: Iris Yamashita
Little Miss Sunshine: Michael Arndt
The Queen: Peter Morgan
United 93: Paul Greengrass


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Departed: William Monahan
Little Children: Todd Field & Tom Perrotta
Notes On A Scandal: Patrick Marber
A Prairie Home Companion: Garrison Keillor
Thank You For Smoking: Jason Reitman


BEST ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio-The Departed
Ryan Gosling-Half-Nelson
Peter O'Toole-Venus
Will Smith-The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whitaker-The Last King of Scotland


BEST ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz-Volver
Judi Dench-Notes on a Scandal
Maggie Gyllenhaal-Sherrybaby
Helen Mirren-The Queen
Meryl Streep-The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet-Little Children


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ben Affleck-Hollywoodland
Jackie Earle Haley-Little Children
Eddie Murphy-Dreamgirls
Jack Nicholson-The Departed
Brad Pitt-Babel
Michael Sheen-The Queen


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Adriana Barraza-Babel
Cate Blanchett-Notes On A Scandal
Abigail Breslin-Little Miss Sunshine
Toni Collette-Little Miss Sunshine
Jennifer Hudson-Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi-Babel


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Babel: Gustavo Santaolalla
The Fountain: Clint Mansell
Letters From Iwo Jima: Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
Notes On A Scandal: Philip Glass
The Queen: Alexandre Desplat


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Babel: Rodrigo Prieto
Children of Men: Emmanuel Lubezki
The Departed: Michael Ballhaus
The Fountain: Matthew Libatique
Letters From Iwo Jima: Tom Stern


BEST DOCUMENTARY
Deliver Us From Evil
An Inconvenient Truth
Jesus Camp
Shut Up and Sing
Wordplay


MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
Ivana Baquero-Pan's Labyrinth
Sacha Baron Cohen-Borat & Talladega Nights
Shareeka Epps-Half-Nelson
Rinko Kikuchi-Babel
Keke Palmer-Akeelah and the Bee


MOST PROMISING DIRECTOR
Rian Johnson-Brick
Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris-Little Miss Sunshine
Gil Kenan-Monster House
Jason Reitman-Thank You For Smoking
James McTeigue-V For Vendetta

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 20 December 2006 19:19 (fifteen years ago) link


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