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

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As little as I miss most of the old Voice critics, can't say that Wilonsky is a real improvement.

milo (milo), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 21:55 (fifteen years ago) link

SZ is really here and there in terms of aligning with my (lack of) taste. Ridley and I land on the same page as often as anyone I can think of offhand.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 22:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Can rockists get you interested in Neil Young: Heart of Gold? (I will watch Chappelle's Block Party in exchange.)

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 22:08 (fifteen years ago) link

Luckily, as it is a film, I'm far more likely to watch it than I am to listen to a Neil Young album.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 22:15 (fifteen years ago) link

The Neil Young doc was warmer and more compelling than its parent album; it'll likely make my top ten.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 22:34 (fifteen years ago) link

oh yeah, I watched Neil's last 2 movies more than listened to the albums.

hehe, I don't remember The Reeler doing this last year -- The Top 10 of Top 10 Lists (Part 2 tomorrow):

with their scepter-swinging nominations of the same 20-25 titles to the year's hyperbole canon, Top 10 lists reward a backloaded release calendar that all but buries dozens of worthy films that preceded their selections earlier in the year (many of which, it should be added, the most influential list-fetishists have not even seen). That it all amounts to so much hogcalling makes it even worse: Choose an authentically singular classic like Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! and you're a contrarian; rub one out in the brimming gallon jug marked L'Enfant and maybe that first freelance gig will arrive before April next year.

http://www.thereeler.com/features/top_10_of_top_10_lists_2006_part_i.php


(I don't mind the Slant pair's rhapsodies over IE, cept for the distressing Bjork mention.)

Since Armond voted for Chris Evans for Best Actor for London, and Ed Gonzalez declared CE a hot piece of ass in his review (Cellular indicated so), I need to get my hands on him...it. Who were the most arousing men of the year? I'm currently sticking with terminally ill Melvil Poupaud in Time to Leave.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 28 December 2006 18:45 (fifteen years ago) link

london! jeez

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Thursday, 28 December 2006 18:50 (fifteen years ago) link

seen, gear? (it's a girl's name, apparently)

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 28 December 2006 18:53 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm friends a dude who works at the company which had a hand in its production. i found myself at the wrap party for the shoot for some reason (first and possibly last such event in my life) and subsequently was given a dvd screener. unwatchable.

jessica biel is the title character. jason statham is also in it. there's lots of cocaine use in place of a plot.

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Thursday, 28 December 2006 18:58 (fifteen years ago) link

I rented that - I figured drugs, Jessica Biel and Isla Fisher were an unbeatable combination. Oh, how wrong I was.

milo (milo), Thursday, 28 December 2006 19:48 (fifteen years ago) link

I saw the trailer for London on another DVD. I wanted to shoot my TV, Elvis-style.

Outcast Lemon Mode (sandglocks), Thursday, 28 December 2006 19:50 (fifteen years ago) link

But CHRIS EVANS.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 28 December 2006 20:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Who the fuck is Chris Evans?

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 28 December 2006 20:39 (fifteen years ago) link


http://towleroad.typepad.com/towleroad/2006/02/chris_evans_lon.html

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 28 December 2006 20:53 (fifteen years ago) link

He looks more like Kevin Federline than Ethan Hawke.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 28 December 2006 21:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Who were the most arousing men of the year?

i sorta fancied walid afkir (majid's son in cache) (which otherwise didn't hold up very well at all the second time i saw it).

jo ga11ucci electrix (joseph), Friday, 29 December 2006 20:17 (fifteen years ago) link

why did i click on that link

shakey mo jopotatoes (bundgee), Friday, 29 December 2006 20:36 (fifteen years ago) link

...cuz you were hoping to see chris evans' cock?

jo ga11ucci electrix (joseph), Friday, 29 December 2006 20:46 (fifteen years ago) link

majid's son in cache

ew.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Saturday, 30 December 2006 04:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh, wait. For some reason I thought you were talking about the white, underage boy belonging to Auteil/Binoche.

Or I'm a racist.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Saturday, 30 December 2006 04:05 (fifteen years ago) link

haha, i made a point of NOT saying "that guy's son" for precisely that reason

jo ga11ucci electrix (joseph), Saturday, 30 December 2006 04:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Peter Travers eclipsed by who?

http://www.thereeler.com/features/the_top_10_of_top_10_lists_2006_part_ii.php

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 30 December 2006 18:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Producers Guild nominees; sub United 93 for Little Ms Sunshine for the Oscar list?

http://www.producersguild.org/pg/awards_a/

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 January 2007 14:37 (fifteen years ago) link

I was going to finally start the detrius thread on NuILX and comment on the SAG nominations, but never mind.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Thursday, 4 January 2007 17:25 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
I'm assuming ppl who think Letters from Iwo Jima says anything remotely original about war (or anything unoriginal in a superior way)are the ones who hadn't seen any tearjerking boxing melodramas before Million Dollar Baby.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:39 (fifteen years ago) link

Babel for the win!

(Actually, it might be my second-favorite of the BP nominees, but I haven't seen Eastwood's to know if Ed G. is going off on a mad Eastwood-lovefest again.)

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 12 February 2007 18:58 (fifteen years ago) link

does this have cachet just cuz Ebert was a Crash loon last year?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 February 2007 19:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Maybe, but I don't buy that Babel is any more in debt to Crash than Little Miss Sunshine.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 12 February 2007 19:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Yesterday's BAFTAs results (winner in bold obv)

FILM

BABEL - Alejandro González Iñárritu/Jon Kilik/Steve Golin
THE DEPARTED - Brad Pitt/Brad Grey/Graham King
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND - Andrea Calderwood/Lisa Bryer/Charles Steel
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - Albert Berger/David T Friendly/Ron Yerxa
THE QUEEN - Andy Harries/Christine Langan/Tracey Seaward

Outstanding British Film of the Year

CASINO ROYALE - Michael G Wilson/Barbara Broccoli/Martin Campbell/Neal Purvis/Robert Wade/Paul Haggis
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND - Andrea Calderwood/Lisa Bryer/Charles Steel/Kevin Macdonald/Peter Morgan/Jeremy Brock
NOTES ON A SCANDAL - Scott Rudin/Robert Fox/Richard Eyre/Patrick Marber
THE QUEEN - Andy Harries/Christine Langan/Tracey Seaward/Stephen Frears/Peter Morgan
UNITED 93 - Tim Bevan/Lloyd Levin/Paul Greengrass


THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in their First Feature Film

ANDREA ARNOLD (Director) - Red Road
JULIAN GILBEY (Director) - Rollin' with the Nines
CHRISTINE LANGAN (Producer) - Pierrepoint
GARY TARN (Director) - Black Sun
PAUL ANDREW WILLIAMS (Director) - London to Brighton

THE DAVID LEAN AWARD for Achievement in Direction

BABEL - Alejandro González Iñárritu
THE DEPARTED - Martin Scorsese
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris
THE QUEEN - Stephen Frears
UNITED 93 - Paul Greengrass

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

BABEL - Guillermo Arriaga
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - Michael Arndt
PAN'S LABYRINTH - Guillermo del Toro
THE QUEEN - Peter Morgan
UNITED 93 - Paul Greengrass

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

CASINO ROYALE - Neal Purvis/Robert Wade/Paul Haggis
THE DEPARTED - William Monahan
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - Aline Brosh McKenna
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND - Peter Morgan/Jeremy Brock
NOTES ON A SCANDAL - Patrick Marber

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

APOCALYPTO - Mel Gibson/Bruce Davey
BLACK BOOK (ZWARTBOEK) - Teun Hilte/San Fu Maltha/Jens Meurer/Paul Verhoeven
PAN'S LABYRINTH - Alfonso Cuarón/Alvaro Augustin/Guillermo del Toro
RANG DE BASANTI (PAINT IT YELLOW) - Ronnie Screwvala/Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
VOLVER - Agustín Almodóvar/Pedro Almodóvar

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

CARS - John Lasseter
FLUSHED AWAY - David Bowers/Sam Fell
HAPPY FEET - George Miller


ACTOR in a LEADING ROLE

DANIEL CRAIG - Casino Royale
LEONARDO DICAPRIO - The Departed
RICHARD GRIFFITHS - The History Boys
PETER O'TOOLE - Venus
FOREST WHITAKER - The Last King of Scotland

ACTRESS in a LEADING ROLE

PENÉLOPE CRUZ - Volver
JUDI DENCH - Notes on a Scandal
HELEN MIRREN - The Queen
MERYL STREEP - The Devil Wears Prada
KATE WINSLET - Little Children

ACTOR in a SUPPORTING ROLE

ALAN ARKIN - Little Miss Sunshine
JAMES MCAVOY - The Last King of Scotland
JACK NICHOLSON - The Departed
LESLIE PHILLIPS - Venus
MICHAEL SHEEN - The Queen

ACTRESS in a SUPPORTING ROLE

EMILY BLUNT - The Devil Wears Prada
ABIGAIL BRESLIN - Little Miss Sunshine
TONI COLLETTE - Little Miss Sunshine
FRANCES DE LA TOUR - The History Boys
JENNIFER HUDSON - Dreamgirls

THE ANTHONY ASQUITH AWARD for Achievement in Film Music

BABEL - Gustavo Santaolalla
CASINO ROYALE - David Arnold
DREAMGIRLS - Henry Krieger
HAPPY FEET - John Powell
THE QUEEN - Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY

BABEL - Rodrigo Prieto
CASINO ROYALE - Phil Meheux
CHILDREN OF MEN - Emmanuel Lubezki
PAN'S LABYRINTH - Guillermo Navarro
UNITED 93 - Barry Ackroyd

EDITING

BABEL - Stephen Mirrione/Douglas Crise
CASINO ROYALE - Stuart Baird
THE DEPARTED - Thelma Schoonmaker
THE QUEEN - Lucia Zucchetti
UNITED 93 - Clare Douglas/Christopher Rouse/Richard Pearson

PRODUCTION DESIGN

CASINO ROYALE - Peter Lamont/Lee Sandales/Simon Wakefield
CHILDREN OF MEN - Jim Clay/Geoffrey Kirkland/Jennifer Williams
MARIE ANTOINETTE - K K Barrett/Véronique Melery
PAN'S LABYRINTH - Eugenio Caballero/Pilar Revuelta
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - Rick Heinrichs/Cheryl A Carasik

COSTUME DESIGN

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - Patricia Field
MARIE ANTOINETTE - Milena Canonero
PAN'S LABYRINTH - Lala Huete
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - Penny Rose
THE QUEEN - Consolata Boyle

SOUND

BABEL - José García/Jon Taylor/Chris Minkler/Martín Hernández
CASINO ROYALE - Chris Munro/Eddy Joseph/Mike Prestwood Smith/Martin Cantwell/Mark Taylor
PAN'S LABYRINTH - Martín Hernández/Jamie Bashkt/Miguel Polo
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - Christopher Boyes/George Watters II/ Paul Massey/Lee Orloff
UNITED 93 - Chris Munro/Mike Prestwood Smith/Douglas Cooper/Oliver Tarney/Eddy Joseph

ACHIEVEMENT IN SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

CASINO ROYALE - Steve Begg/Chris Corbould/John Paul Docherty/Ditch Doy
CHILDREN OF MEN - Frazer Churchill/Tim Webber/Michael Eames/Paul Corbould
PAN'S LABYRINTH - Edward Irastorza/Everett Burrell/David Marti/Montse Ribe
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - John Knoll/Hal Hickel/Charles Gibson/Allen Hall
SUPERMAN RETURNS - Mark Stetson/Neil Corbould/Richard Hoover/Jon Thum


MAKE UP & HAIR

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - Nicki Ledermann/Angel De Angelis
MARIE ANTOINETTE - Jean-Luc Russier/Desideria Corridoni
PAN'S LABYRINTH - José Quetglas/Blanca Sànchez
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - Ve Neill/Martin Samuel
THE QUEEN - Daniel Phillips

SHORT ANIMATION FILM

DREAMS AND DESIRES - FAMILY TIES - Les Mills/Joanna Quinn
GUY 101 - Ian Gouldstone (to view, click here)
PETER AND THE WOLF - Hugh Welchman/Alan Dewhurst/Suzie Templeton

SHORT FILM

CARE - Rachel Bailey/Tracy Bass/Corinna Faith (to view, click here)
CUBS - Lisa Williams/Tom Harper (to view, click here)
DO NOT ERASE - Asitha Ameresekere
HIKIKOMORI - Karley Duffy/Paul Wright
KISSING, TICKLING AND BEING BORED - David Smith/Jim McRoberts

THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD

EMILY BLUNT
EVA GREEN
NAOMIE HARRIS
CILLIAN MURPHY
BEN WHISHAW

(Emily Blunt woz robbed)

DavidM (DavidM), Monday, 12 February 2007 19:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Paul Greengrass should be convicted, not awarded.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 February 2007 20:10 (fifteen years ago) link

WGA: LMS & Departed

http://www.wga.org/subpage_newsevents.aspx?id=2310

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 February 2007 20:46 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm not sure I even remember Wahlberg giving the middle finger in The Departed! Musta been more monumental if you don't give and receive it on a daily basis.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:48 (fifteen years ago) link

and I'd never subject myself to this, but hey:

http://www.amctheatres.com/promos/showcase/

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:18 (fifteen years ago) link

The key to Oscar forecasting:

http://www.cinematical.com/2007/02/20/oscar-predictions-what-would-ernest-borgnine-do/

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 February 2007 15:15 (fifteen years ago) link


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