Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Oscar... not what he used to be.

I will start with this... the fact that Crash won Best Picture restores my "respect" (for lack of a better word) for the Academy. It truly is a great movie. Difficult to watch in parts, but some great commentary on human behavior. I highly recommend checking it out if you have not.

The rest of the Oscars were somewhat underwhelming to me. It almost seems as if the whole Oscars event has passed its prime. Could it be that there are just too many other award shows these days? Not sure. Or maybe it is more a function of my own perception of Hollywood and such. Thoughts?

10 comments:

Mike said...

I agree that Crash was a good film, and it certainly was one of the better contenders in Best Feature.

On the whole, by my general rule of thumb (number of nominated movies I've seen), this year was better than last year (five versus three).

As I say here, I watch most films on my HD set at the house. The dearth of politeness among theatergoers factors in here heavily.

Mandy said...

I thought Crash was good too. There were only a few movies on the list Sunday night that I had even seen. We printed out ballots off the internet and made predictions before it started. I got a lot wrong!

I got your text message the other day. You made me laugh out loud!!! I guess you're still drinking it straight out of the bottle, huh? Do you keep a bottle in your desk drawer too? For an afternoon snack, right? :) How's the cough?

Ryan said...

I saw none of the films nominated for Best Picture, but for what it's worth, I have had the song "It's hard out here for a pimp" permanently imprinted on my brain. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

Dustin said...

I'm just glad that someone wrote a song about my life and that someone is trying to feel my pain!

Michael & Meg said...

I've been trying to get Michael to watch Crash. We may have to rent it the next time we go get a movie. I'll have to let him know it's recommended by you.

I've always thought awards' shows are boring! Not enough entertainment for me.

Anonymous said...

Update. We need a update.

Chris said...

Crash was good, but rather predictable. All along, you knew that the characters were a puzzle trying to be put together. The scene with the gun and the little girl was amazing and gut-wrenching at the same time. The most disturbing part was the lack of regret from the gunman...mix in some remorse guy!

Todd Richards said...

An update is forthcoming... patience, my friend... patience.

Mandy said...

It's been 2 weeks. We're tired of being patient. :) People always harass me too about that.

Dustin said...

The people want to hear from you, T-Rich! Stop "blog teasing" us!! The peeps demand more!!!