Inzane wrote:I can't believe Inception didn't win the award for best musical score. It was very powerful!
Meh, although I thought Inception
was brilliant, the score was easily the worst part of it for me- just typical Hans Zimmer all the way through, with his characteristic "BABABUMMMMMMM"'s and "BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ"'s drowning out the rest of the movie. No real sense of atmosphere or uniqueness to the score. Listen to any of his film scores, and then listen to anything by Bernard Hermann or Elmer Bernstein, and you'll see why I dislike him.
onions wrote:i hadn't even heard of king's speech until the awards show. it didn't even ring a bell, like "oh yeah i remember seeing a commercial for that" or "seeing an ad for that". Nope, nada. Even after looking it up on IMDB to this day i wouldn't be able to tell you who was in it.
Well, suffice to say it's pretty much Oscar bait, all the way through. It's the very best kind of Oscar bait I've ever seen, mind you, and it does feature some marvelous performances, but overall there wasn't anything "WOW"-ing about it. It was good, but not incredible.
onions wrote:i'm kinda anti facebook so i'm a little surprised at how well received the social network was. and i still haven't seen black swan though it is on my list.
Now I thought those two were incredible- Social Network
took what could've been (and was, from what I've heard about it) a droll, boring story and made it compelling and engaging on a level I have not seen a movie of its kind really take on before. And then Jesse Eisenburg was nothing short of amazing in the lead role.
And Black Swan
...absolutely amazing. From start to finish. It's one of the few films I've seen in a while (Along with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
and most of Bob Fosse's filmography) that just had me sit back in awe and amazement at what I had just witnessed. It's on an entirely different level of filmmaking, and one that is just completely and utterly incredible. And Natalie Portman...No comment needed. I would highly recommend the film.