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1st Annual AINT IT COOL AWARDS - Here Are The Winners!

Hey folks, Harry here... This year - we're doing this on the cheap, but next year we'll have physical awards and we'll organize this way classier than just this simple announcement. These were conceived at a lunch held after BNAT Bagging this year... Basically we felt that there should be a consensus reached by the main AICN Film Editors (Quint, Moriarty, Capone, myself... oh and Massawyrm too) on the films we watch each year. I can't even convey the amount of blood and guts we've spilt while arguing for the past days and nights over the nominating process - or the idea that this was all being done with no prior announcement - so we couldn't be bribed... and we thought about keeping the results secret too and just announcing that we had reached a decision... and keeping it to ourselves - so we wouldn't be bribed in the future... but Moriarty went on about how he has another kid on the way and a mortgage and... yadda yadda yadda - then Quint mentioned his habit of ho's in every port... and I gave in. Besides - what's the point of figuring out the bests without announcing it, then claiming that our choices influenced everybody else in the world thus making us incredibly more important than all the previous awards in the world because... the winners of the 2008 Oscars, probably wouldn't be who they'll be, had we not gone through our process and influenced the thousands of Academy Voters that read AICN and follow our every lead.

So first we'll have our first - Different Category. The one category where each person's nominated result would be their DISCOVERY of the Year. This is each of our top picks for our personal film or talent of 2007. Here ya go:


Moriarty's Discovery - Danny R. McBride of FOOT FIST WAY (soon to be seen in PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, TROPIC THUNDER) as well as this year's films HOT ROD and THE HEARTBREAK KID. "He will explode in 2008" - Moriarty. So stand back and wear plastic. Massawyrm's Discovery - TIME CRIMES and Director/Writer Nacho Vigalondo. Premiered at FANTASTIC FEST 2007 and won many awards there. Capone's Discovery - Screenwriter Diablo Cody of JUNO. One of the best screenplays in quite some time. Quint's Discovery - THE SIGNAL and its directors: David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. A landmark first film. Harry's Discovery was the amazing film, MONGOL by Director Sergei Bodrov. Emotionally intimate yet on a vast scope and epic cinema landscape. Just great.



CATE BLANCHETT - I'M NOT THERE Honorable Mention: Emily Mortimer - LARS & THE REAL GIRL
JAVIER BARDEM - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN Honorable Mention: Phillip Seymour Hoffman - CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
ELLEN PAGE - JUNO Honorable Mention - Marketa Irglova - ONCE
JOEL & ETHAN COEN - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN Honorable Mention - Paul Thomas Anderson - THERE WILL BE BLOOD

And for AICN'S Pick For The BEST PICTURE of 2007:
This was our consensus. To see our individual breakdowns - look for our end of the year roundups which will be hitting beginning next week and beyond (you know Moriarty... he has arthritis... poor old man. Hope you enjoyed the list of our picks for the top of the year. Next year, it'll really be quite a production. Fireworks, worldwide broadcast, showgirls, latex tuxedos... spare no expense, you'll see!

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  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:47 a.m. CST

    there will be blood

    by cookiepuss

    great choice

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST


    by Toulon


  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST


    by Toulon

    So close!!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST

    can't wait to see TWBB ....and first?

    by master bitchfist

    can't wait to see there will be blood this weekend at the midnight drafthouse screening :) been wanting to see it with a passion since i threw my program on the ground exclaiming god dammit for not waiting in line with massawyrm told me what was screening that night at fantasticfest..... oh and first? i don't really do the first thing, but i guess i was

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST

    hahaha not first

    by master bitchfist

    i took to damn long, that first game sucks

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Blood vs No Country

    by Toulon

    No Country was visceral and badass to no end . . . but There Will be Blood just had that sharp, focused point on Daniel Day Lewis' character that kept me riveted the whole time . . . a whole cast of people who know what they're doing? Or one tyrant that won't let go of your throat? I'd be happy with either one takin it all, actually.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:52 a.m. CST


    by Derek Wildstarr

    Way over due guys. We all look forward to your reviews and you've all earned the clout to post awards. I also hapen to agree with much of whom you awarded. nicely done.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST

    a little light on catagories there...

    by viruswitshoes

    and no explanations or synopsis whatsoever?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST


    by viruswitshoes

    are you guys on strike too?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST



    It is our first year - we're taking it easy to start with. However - if y'all have categories you want us to consider for next year - or suggestions on how AICN should throw this wild extravaganza next year - or have a few million you want to throw into a lavish televised award spectacular... well, post here in talk back and let's hear about it!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2 a.m. CST

    Gotta feel sorry for the idiots who yell first


    and aren't first... ^_^

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Where is "Best Lesbian Sex Scene"?

    by BrowncoatJedi

    COME ON!!!!!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:08 a.m. CST


    by PenguinSlide

    Awards are always better with noms. Or more than one HM. It makes the winner seem like more of a winner. You claim to have debated for days but all we see are the same names showing up in every critic's circle. Show us the interesting performances argued! I'm sure you guys yelled about actors and actresses the other critics didn't consider!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST

    I already like 'em more than the Oscars

    by No Respectable Gentleman

    Seriously. Why do we all get tied up in knots about that moronic awards ceremony? P.T. Anderson -- you've won the better one, whatever happens.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Good picks, but a bit predictable.

    by LoneGun

    Those are nice picks, but a little predictable actually. I sort of hope that AICN might champion some of the less obvious choices, suggestions for the Academy, ones they might be less inclined to consider. BLACK BOOK, for example, was a remarkable film with a strong female lead performance. Yet it's not receiving the year-end accolades I expected it to. Gerard Butler totally took command of the screen this year in 300. Yet, no one is celebrating his star-making turn as King Leonidas. Perhaps, AICN could shine a light where others are not.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST



    Back to back... same theatre... same day... which one should I see first?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:16 a.m. CST

    There Will Be Blood Best of the Year

    by Backstage Larry

    I caught There Will Be Blood earlier in December and it was fantatstic,e asily my favorite movie of the year. And i'm seeing it again Saturday at midnight at the Drafthouse... can't wait to see it with a crowd!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Some ideas

    by BobPalpatine

    This is a great idea, so much in fact that it's surprising AICN has never done it before. I like the "Different/Surprise" category, but how about more categories that appeal to the geeks? Set this Best Of apart from the rest of the pack. For starters include best VFX, and also add in some of the MTV categoris: best fight, best villain. How about best superhero movie or best "Comeback" flick (Rocky, Die Hard). Also Razzies would go well here: biggest letdown, biggest studio screwup for a project that should have been tits, etc.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST


    by drew mcweeny

    ... I think that's what our individual lists will continue to do. I know that, looking at my rough list so far, it's not like any other I've read, and it really expresses just how much I've loved 2007 and all its extremes.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST



    Roger Deakins baby!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Visual Effects, Editing, Best Summer Blockbuster


    Hmmm... that's all I can think of for now... its good to start off slow... gotta crawl before you can walk...

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    I second Moriarty's list


    for example - I can't believe he's only just discovered and fallen in love with the screenwriter of UNDERWORLD!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    I've always wondered....

    by Aloy

    ..if all the decent movies that came out in any give year were shown to the critics at the same time... would those decent ones that came out later in the year still come out on top? Not so sure.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: Spider-Man 3

    by Canada's King

    This is a site about hype, so an award like this is a must - although I'm sure the site's Hollywood cronies would take slight.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Mori, your top film lists...

    by LoneGun

    ...are always enjoyable to read. Looking forward to seeing this year's.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Needs more categories

    by Zombie Vig

    Why just stick with the standard 'best of list'. Why not mix it with 'worst of' as well. And more geek worthy categories, you know like Best nude scene or Best WTF moment. Something fun.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST


    by greigy just wanted to say

    No catagory for viggo's balls. Or the simple biggest mistake of the year... HARRY HAS CHOSEN BETAMAX AND HERE'S WHY.... I wish you guys would realise just HOW FRUSTRATING it is for us fans when you pick film we haven't seen yet.. still I'll take these choices with a pinch of salt.. forget the trendy smart arse choices... time will tell... time will tell.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:59 a.m. CST


    by antonphd

    My wife and I saw this on Christmas Eve. Best screenplay in a while is right! Brilliant film. Michael Cera... wow... talk about an subtle performance. Ellen Page... wow wow wow. Amazing. And everyone in the movie... they must have loved getting to act in this movie. Not just best dialog but best characters. For once... I want a sequel. I want to see what is going on in the lives of these people.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3 a.m. CST


    by greigy just wanted to say

    Easy... Transformers. Easily the most most overdesigned cluttered visual mess since the LOST IN SPACE debacle.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST

    But... But...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... SHAKES THE CLOWN is awesome. Seriously. As one quote at the time said, "It's the CITIZEN KANE of alcoholic clown movies," damn it!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    So glad to see "Once" mentioned...

    by a goonie

    ...even if it is only in one category's honorable mention. I love that movie soooo much. I'm just crazy about it. Pure magic. As for other categories for future AICN Awards, I really like the idea of cinematography, visual effects, sound, etc. awards. I enjoy seeing the "tech" categories get lots of love, too. That said, a good start for a first year.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST


    by Dr Uwe Boll

    This list is a film fans wet dream and will no doubt more accurately reflect the quality of cinema this year than anything we'll see at the "Major" awards shows.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:50 a.m. CST


    by Mr_X

    Journeymnan and me obviously bitches

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST

    It saddens me...

    by dexter cornell

    To think that apparently the lot of you only found quality in two films. And, while I will give TWBB some props ONLY for Day-Lewis' performance (it is a very dreary film that few will watch again), NCFOM is simply overrated. Now I realize this is against the grain and everyone wants to sing praises, but I do not understand the overwhelming blind worship this film has. He should have been about 20 minutes shorter, there should have been some resolution for ANY of the characters so that you feel at the end that you have actually taken a journey as opposed to spending 2 hours to get right back where you started. I respect all of your views, but they seem to be a little biased given the repetition of your choices. Perhaps next year you should include a few of your guest columnists so the results are a bit more reflective of the entirety of film and not a few favorite directors / actors.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST

    There Will Be Blood?

    by GravyAkira

    Not in my fucking city! Hurry up and wide-release this please! I still havent seen No Country for Old Men(hard times), but the best film this year for me remains 300 until proven otherwise. PTA and The Coen Bros. might change that though. The Wire season 5 in 1 week! Most films dont stack up to this show.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Most Kick-Ass Moment Award.

    by Knuckleduster

    Every time Nic Cage points his finger at someone in Ghost Rider. Fuck Yeah! That was so awesome! Just kidding...

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Think up some more unique awards for next year

    by lex romero

    It's a cool idea having AICN awards, and i'd love it if you guys got proper award statues for it, maybe threw a proper party event for it, would be awesome. <br> However you need some more interesting and unique awards, otherwise it's not much different from all the other awards ceremonies. Also as others have said, i'm sure you all loved There will be blood and NCfOM will the oscars, golden globes etc. Was there really nothing a little more unique/oddball? <br><br> Maybe have a "film you most enjoyed" award to go with best film, one can be a more objective, artistic award whilst the other for just what film you thought was brilliant.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST


    by brokentusk

    This film is not getting enough attention, both on the awards front and on the year-end list front. It's like every critic has ADD and has already forgotten about this amazing film that came out earlier in the year. I haven't seen THERE WILL BE BLOOD, nor have I seen CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (I live in South Africa, we usually have to wait a while before getting the less-mainstream films out there). I'm sure all those films are just as good as people are making them out to be, but having seen THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, I find it hard to believe that people have forgotten about the amazing performances by Casey Affleck and Brad Pitt, as well as some of the best cinematography I've ever seen in film courtesy of Roger Deakins. Perhaps I'll change my mind once I've seen some of the films on these lists, but right now I really hope the Academy has enough sense to acknowledge the film. Honestly, when I walked out of the cinema I thought, "I just saw one of the films that will be nominated for Best Film." Looks like I may have been wrong, and that’s a shame.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:29 a.m. CST

    there will be blood

    by vaskark

    in my stool!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:35 a.m. CST

    youtube it

    by Dazzler69

    just sayin

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    dexter cornell

    by jigsaw

    SPOILERISH No resolution? The whole point of NCFOM is to show that Llewelyn (and his wife, etc) are mortal like everyone else. Anton of course will go on because he = Death (literally), and Ed Tom Bell has already lived his life before the film begins; he's not even a participant. He's just a witness to the almost mechanical process of death stalking the living, waiting for his turn. The last 20 minutes of this film was easily the most misunderstood bit of cinema all year. All these questions about why the murder took place offscreen, who took the money, what the Mexicans' involvement was, and what happened to Llewelyn's wife are kind of absurd considering all the answers are right there in the film. Easily the best film of the year, and I know that's a popular (and therefore dull and obnoxious) position to take. You can't even compare There Will Be Blood to this, tho. TWBB is beautifully crafted around Daniel Day-Lewis's performance piece, but it's ultimately hollow. I was kind of shocked at the lack of Plainview's development. He's essentially a static character. He gets more violent as the film progresses, but only out of necessity. He's still the same inside. The ending is a brutally absurd punchline that was too busy worshipping Kubrick to be genuine. I did like some of the tete-a-tete between DD-L and Paul Dano's preacher. Dexter's right about the 2-film storyline that's been happening lately. There were a lot more releases worthy of discussion than no country and there will be blood.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    I think AICN awards should combine....

    by Bobo_Vision

    ...awards for good films like you've done, with AICN razzies, where the most overrated and most hated films are nominated based on the overwhelming talkback response to these movies. That would give it a true AICN feel. These awards as they are now don't really have the AICN spirit.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:03 a.m. CST

    what about 'I Know Who Killed Me'?

    by Spandau Belly

    Best movie to combine Robocop and Flashdance. Seriously, she's a stripper who's limbs fall off and then get replaced with new robotic ones which she uses to snap a serial killer's wrist. This is definately my vote for best film of the year.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Ha. Funny to see the same cliches play out ...

    by ye olde shiza

    As in the Academy Awards, the Runner-Up to Best Picture gets the Best Screenplay award as consolation. But I suppose in the case of "No Country," the screenplay might actually merit this.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    I Knew Ellen Page Was Destined For Greatness...

    by LaserPants

    after seeing HARD CANDY. Not only is she a mezmerizing actor, she's also drop dead beautiful. Gorgeous! And, thankfully, legal. <br><br>Too bad her first big performance is in a pro-life / anti-choice propaganda movie. oddly enough, both JUNO and KNOCKED UP come off as anti-choice / pro-life propaganda. I would think that a self-avowed feminist like Page would be more careful about the underlying message being presented.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Also, where's Vern's opinion?

    by lex romero

    Vern should get a say in the AICN awards! We need a profffesional segalogist on judging board!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    "NCFOM is simply overrated"

    by Bobo_Vision

    "should have been about 20 minutes shorter" <p> This doesn't surprise me coming from dexter cornell, one of the winners of the Rob Zombie DVD contest for suggesting he should remake 'Deliverance'. Bah!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    How about best Shoot Em Up?

    by red ezra

    Drama is fine and lovely but what about badass action flick award - OR (see next titled post...)

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST


    by red ezra

    How many times do i come to AICN and discover the new marketing - so much talkback on these items here we need to feed that seed a bit - the tease if you please

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    JUNO is pro-choice.

    by Nordling

    She chooses to have the baby. Pro-choice means exactly that.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Speaking Of Rob Zombie

    by LaserPants

    His HALLOWEEN trainwreck was a huge steaming pile of shit. Also, seriously, the screaming white trash aesthetic Which worked great in DEVILS REJECTS is now tired and should be retired. Time to find a new schtick there, Z. Although, it did make a big chunk a change though didn't it? I guess, like Robert Neville, it turns out I'm the abomination.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST

    The Pro Life Commentary

    by ye olde shiza

    Why do movies have to display every agenda in order to be legit? I've noticed more and more people making commentary like this - is that what's cool these days, to get upset that a film doesn't share your personal views? <br><br> Art has its own agenda. You can feel free to disagree with the viewpoint of the artist, but you cannot expect a piece of art to make adjustments to itself. Well, I say that, but if you're actually Kim Jong-Il, than I suppose you can make as many demands as you wish.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    of Categories. I was hopeing for some crazy categories? I say start over and do AICN categories. Not wannabe Oscar stuff. How can MTV cooler categories then AICN? This is a geek site, give us a geek award list. Not a suck up list.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Was I Upset?

    by LaserPants

    I just made an observation. In addition, I'm not sure if its "cool" or not, but I've never been one to worry about popular opinion. I don't conduct my life according to the fickle whims and variable tastes of popular culture.<br><br> In all seriously though, all art has an implicit underlying political reality, or reflects the ideology, even in subtle ways, of the artist. Even a concious choice to not make a political statement is a political statement. I'm sorry if that makes you feel uneasy. But you know, this mortal coil, this veil of tears, isn't exactly known for making people comfortable. We merely endure, sometimes enjoy, and then pass on into eternity.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    Giving him any award is such a pitty award. He has done much better work prior to No Country, but since it was forigen we don't care. I feel like this years award season is going to be a pitty fest for the Coen brothers, either they are going to sweep (Director, movie, screenplay). Or they are going get Fargoed (Screenplay, Supporting actor). I don't think this movie holds a candle to any of their Fargo and before work. But I'd rather see them get awards then say Paul Haggis, or the American Gangster crew. But come on, if any actor deserve any award from that movie its Josh Brolin, Javier is pretty much flawless in everything he's done, but Josh Brolin should be next in line for Dancing with the Stars. Yet he's in like every movie this year and they are all good. He's pulled a Travolta now lets hope he doesn't piss it away. Plus Javier is going to end up being the next Daniel Day Lewis of acting. Looks at the similarites of movies, The Sea Inside to My Left foot, Mohicans to No Country (just in how bad ass they both are). Opps I thought Javier was in Talk to Her, it was a diffeent Javier. Good movie though.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    RE: NCFOM ending(spoilers)

    by blackhole4140

    spoilers, spoiler, spoiled, etc... Jigsaw, I'm glad you liked the film but I think you missed the point in assuming that Sheriff Bell isn't a participant. Bell retires from being a Sheriff soley because he doesn't want to square off against Anton(the ending that all the yokels wanted, I'm sure with a Mexican standoff and Bell making off with the money). Bell keeps pointing out how ultra-violent America has become, how he can't even understand the level of brutality anymore. He visits his uncle, Ellis, a former lawman himself who tells a story of one of their family members being shot down on his front porch with his wife looking on... back in the 1880's. Bell realizes that it's not the criminals, but himself that can't hack it. (to paraphrase an IMDB post that summed it up well)When he tells his wife about the dream that he had about his own father—a dream in which his father, in an incarnation younger than Bell, carries a horn filled with light and rides forward into the darkness before him while Bell remains further back—the dream’s imagery suggests that Bell has become the first in his family’s line to puss-out. He has shown cowardice in the face of evil, and this behavior not only upsets the balance of forces that had existed for so long before, but it compels him to reassess his “wake up,” as his last words indicate. He realizes that he ultimately made the wrong choice.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Five words: WHERE THE FUCK IS VERN?

    by Gilkuliehe

    I can't believe you guys put Mr. Massa-happyfeetsucks-haven'tseenanniehall-wyrm judging the best of the year and leave out the best writer on AICN. (Moriarty is good too though). So those are my suggestions: Get Vern and buy him a present to compensate for this outrage. Oh and it wouldn't be bad to have a razzie dose in there, come on, it's AICN, there's gotta be some bitchin' in there. Cheers.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST


    by the beef

    BEST SOUNDTRACK- The film w/ the best music overall, not segregating a score from vocal music. WORKAHOLIC-The person with their name attached to the most quality films in one year. BEST SEQUEL/REMAKE/PREQUEL- They're coming out by the hundreds now, so might as well give 'em a category. BEST ACTION FILM- These hardly get their due despite their popularity. BEST REBOUND- Whether it be a sequel or remake that's better than its predecessor, or a person that improved the most over their last effort. That's about all I got, but I'm sure you can fill in some more of the *fun* variety (best nipple sucking shot, lesbian love scene, dismemberment, painful death, etc)

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Does anyone else?

    by Series7

    Think that Daniel Day Lewis looks like a CGI character from a Zemeckis movie in those TWBB ads on this site?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    "Discovering" Diablo Cody

    by John Maddening

    She had a great blog and was a columnist up here in Minneapolis, so we've know she could write for a while now. And Massawyrm not worthy, Gilkuliehe? Come on, now. Have you read his BRATZ review? One of the best, funniest reviews written in the history of AICN. I agree that Vern should be included, though.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Any love for Bourne Ultimatum???

    by Johnny Law

    Any? from anyone??? No????....pity.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    re: best trailer

    by blackhole4140

    I second the best trailer category. Good idea.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Other Category ideas

    by Bobo_Vision

    Most Original kill in a movie, Most Original Sex scene in a movie, Best Use of a Song in a Movie, for example, how 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' was used in Zodiac. It just seemed to fit perfectly so that whenever I'm reminded of Zodiac I think of that song, so its not an award for best song, but most apropos. And so forth. There's little point in aping the categories that the bigger and more relevant award shows churn out each year.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    great ideas... the beef.

    by The Brain Machine

    Best Trailer is good too. Or Best Trailer for a film that turned out to be Total Crap... there's a bunch of those out there. <br> <br> I think the AICN awards should not just be for movies. Obviously this site is primarily movie related, but you should also include TV, Comics, Anime, Soundtracks, Trailers, Games, and Cool geeky products.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Emily Mortimer?

    by bingo the clown

    Bianca (from the same film) should have gotten the honorable mention instead.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST


    by ye olde shiza

    It doesn't make me uneasy knowing that artists can express themselves in the way they see fit. What makes me feel uneasy is that you seem to be unable to get past your own political beliefs when watching a film and choose to be so dismissive of opposing viewpoints. I'm sure you're pretty smart, but a lot of ignorant people display this mentality.<br><br>For someone who is supposedly pro-choice, you sure don't seem to respect that idea that JUNO having the child is a viable option. You, in fact, dismiss Page as not being a feminist because she starred in the film. That seems an awful lot like discrimination on your part. <br><br> Seems a little hypocritical to me.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    gendered awards

    by gredenko

    Since you all can do whatever you want, is there a good reason to continue to break out the acting awards by gender? Maybe I'm missing something but it seems to me that an actor's work is essentially the same regardless of gender. We don't give out awards for best female director and best male costume designer, and so on (and even sugeesting it sounds offensive) so why continue to apply gender to the acting categories?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    How 'bout 'Talkbacker's Choice'?

    by CherryValance

    You know how some awards have one where the people get to vote. And you should name some awards after people. Like a Christopher Lee Lifetime Achievement Award. Or a David Lynch Award for the Weirdest movie. Stuff like that. Next year you guys should announce the noms in advance and then have a proper ceremony and everything. After all the HFPA are just a bunch of people who decide what they like and then throw a party. I don't see why you can't do the same. No idea what the award should look like though.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Also, best talkback catchphrase

    by Bobo_Vision

    The nominees would be: - Gotta Eat <p> - Kurt Russell was laughing <p> - Damn you, Michael Bay <p> - My 3,000,000 myspace friends <p> - This year's Little Miss (blank) <p> Etc. Damn, I need to quit this site.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    I just saw PERSEPOLIS.

    by C.K. Lamoo

    And concluded that this woman would have had problems if she'd been raised in New Jersey.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    TB award nominees

    by Pound Sand

    Most Use of "wank it in your fucking faces," : Gabriel Grey Best semi original song: The Cthulhu Dance : Mister Nice Gaius Blackest Box : Vern Favorite Catchphrase : "..., and here's why: " Least Favorite Catchphrase : "chocolate coated yadda yadda juice." Biggest Scoop of the Year : The Batcycle The Golden Oldie award : Every Indiana Jones degenerating into "Indiana Jones and the blankety blank," TB headlines Worst Contest : (tie) R.E.M. with no follow up, Rob Zombie's Halloween Most likely to stalk Kirstin Bell : Pennsy Best Talkbacker subject lines : BringingSexyBack

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Sometimes it sucks to live in Germany...

    by travis-dane

    I have not seen one of the movies above!They release shit like AvP2 one day after it opens in the States and masterpieces like Eastern Promises or No country for old men are not out yet!E.P. comes out this week and the Cohen movie is not even announced yet.That is a fucking SHAME!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    The Brain Machine, and gredenko

    by the beef

    I second the inclusion of the different mediums since they do post things on this site about comics, tv, games, and so on. I think I prefer the segregation of the actor/actress performances just so that it gives more performances the oppurtunity to be recognized. Typically, there's only one director, costume designer, composer, screenwriter, but each film has multiple actors that deserve attention. What I would prefer in that respect is to continue to have best actor, actress, supporting actor and actress, and then also have a BEST PERFORMANCE category that way you're pitting the top 4 performances against each other regardless of gender or screen time.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    These awards

    by Series7

    Do not refelct this site at all. Unless this site is aiming to be the entertainment site. We need a best geek film/sex scene/death/bat shit crazy film. All this love for Juno makes me want to puke, sure its a good movie but it just feels all to trendy for trendy's sake, like an emo kid. I guess if the aim is to make this site feel more mature then sure. But come on, people of this site should know that the Coen's are capable of better. Just weak sauce all around, that list looks like you just cut and pasted another award list from some magazine. The only cool thing in that list was AICN DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR. Oh an surprise best forigen film goes to Guillermo del Toro, I know he didn't direct it but him and Harry are so close (in numerous categories) why didn't you just call it AICN Guillermo del Toro award goes to The Orphange for putting his name on it. Best Trailer = 300, you know that trailer got you so pumped. Then they decided not to use NIN music in the movie...let down, like this award list.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by maddox

    How typical.<p>Pro-choice advocates always support a woman's right to choose... as long as that choice isn't to have a baby.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    I agree with everything...


    And I hope PT finally gets his oscar....anyone remember him crying when magnolia didnt win for best screenplay? Fiona Apple gave him solace im sure

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    why is Viggo in the list? His massive balls???!!!

    by ludmir88


  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I thought these would be Best Talkbacker Awards

    by WhoDis

    Like "Best Trolling" or "Most Intelligent Posts" or "Best AICN Catchphrase" or "Best AICN Talkbacker Submitted Review", etc.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    i second talkbacker's choice

    by waggy

    have everyone put their top film in the subject bar, and tally em up after 24 hours. some more anti-oscar choices would be good too: funniest movie, best popcorn movie, best scene, biggest disappointment (not to be confused with worst movie), best comeback, etc.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST


    by waggy

    you missed <br>- .... has chosen HD DVD, here's why<br>-flames on optimus = nipples on batman<br>-chocolate covered pussy juice

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    You know it's true!!!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I'd like to thank the Academy of Insanely Cool News

    by JDanielP

    "I'd like to thank the Academy of Insanely Cool News." Someone had to say it.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    there should be an award for...

    by BigTexas42

    best adjective dipped in confection-coated bodily fluids.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    the award for most dissapointing movie summer is...

    by BMacSmith

    2007!!! besting the year the matrix sequels hit is no easy task, but 2007 managed to suck even more balls. Spidey 3 and PotC 3 were both huge disappointments. Pirates managed to salvage a bit of dignity at the end but Spidey sucked from start to finish. Meanwhile Fantastic Four continued to disgrace itself while making tons of money, and Die Hard went PG-13. The Borne sequel was my least favorite of the 3, and Transformers was even dumber than I expected and made me see why people hate Bay so much. Here's hoping 2008 lives up to the hype.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    The thing I hate about new movies

    by tme2nsb

    Is they're out for less than a couple of months and snatch up the awards, however Ratatouille is the best film of all 2007. Period.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Hellboy 2 trailer for best trailer

    by Stone Cold Killa

    Even if it was only a teaser. Owned. As did the Speed Racer trailer. What's up with nominating a category but not posting your own favorite. Have an opinion, for crying' out loud.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    FUCK YEAH!!!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    I love Talkbackers with Thesauruses or who just took first year

    by Stormwatcher

    Guys like Laser Pants and others, throwing around big words, big ideas, retreaded things they heard from the TA they want to bang over coffee. I love it. No seriously, 13 years ago, while still not dumb enough to show my age by typing that treacle, I too felt emboldened by my word power. Hellboy 2 Trailer rules baby!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Underrated movie of the year goes to...

    by BMacSmith

    Tie. Stardust and Gone Baby Gone. Two amazing movies for totalyy different reasons.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Headgeek and the gang...

    by BillyPilgrim

    How about a little something like the razzies? Some of the best reading on this site is when you guys rip the movies.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    Best Segal moment?

    by BillyPilgrim

    C'mon the guy is still the Aesop of cinema.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    I think you need awards for the top 10.. wait for it...

    by cornponious

    most interesting talkbackers.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Wow...No much in the way of surprises

    by Knightsong

    The Orphanage winning Best Foreign film? Del Toro? Harry's fave? Who'd have thunk it? Anyway, I'm not even sure if There Will Be Blood is out yet in my neck of the woods, but I saw No Country for Old Men and it was disappointing. To anyone who has never read the book or knows the story in advance I can't help but believe you will be thrown off and let down. I got the movie, I understood its message, but wow was this movie advertised wrong. The Misleading Ad Campaign Award goes to No Country for Old Men. For those of you who haven't seen it yet here's a spoiler free review. 1 hour and 40 minutes of some seriously interesting build up, to be topped off be a rug pulling 20 minutes of what the fuck? I can honestly say I did not see the last twenty minutes coming, it was by far the furthest idea of an ending I had in mind. But it was far from satisfying. I'm certain the book offered more internal monologue and detail on these characters that made the ending of the book more understandable and more moving. But not having read it...Hugely disappointing. Well I've ranted enough.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    The "IT WAS SWEOME!" AICN Awards

    by Pennsy

    That's yer title of the next one.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    My theory on "First..."

    by vanchimera that bitches who complain about people who type "first" are just as annoying as people who say "first." Carry on, you goofy bastards.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST


    by Pennsy


  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    How about BEST "INDIANA JONES and the..." title?

    by JDanielP

    I'm calling for the talkback version! Who's with me?!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    And what about the Chocolate Juice Awards???

    by JDanielP

    You are NEVER gonna live that down, Harry. These guys... uh, I mean... us guys...are gonna remind you that, sometimes, even Harry needs a self-edit button.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST


    by TheDohDoh

    It's a big turd of a film and probably the biggest disappointment of all time, saved only by Thanksgiving.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Bill Cosby Vs The Razzies

    by ArcadianDS

    Uhm bear in mind that the year Bill Cosby won "best picture Razzy" for Leonard Part 6, he sued them in court for not getting his award. In a settlement, the razzies were forced to create a physical award made out of silver and diamonds (three diamond studded raspberries in on a pedestal) and ultimately, Cosby had the last laugh.<p> I would tread lightly when it comes to offering awards when there is actually no award - there is legal precedent.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Node32774,that is a long time,

    by travis-dane

    for a good movie to come out.I am afraid they remake it Hollywood style and call it Enemy of the State 2 with Martin Lawrence and Shia Lefuckhisname!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    People who criticize others for using a thesaurus...

    by Bobo_Vision

    ...are just insecure about their own lack of vocabulary and literacy. It's part of the nation-wide Dumb-down America campaign that has been ongoing for many years. That's why intelligent people have felt shame for being well-read and tried to hide it, like the high school nerds who try to avoid making the dumb jocks in school feeling small, and then belligerent as a result, and why girls feel the need to act like airheads to attract guys because intelligent girls intimidate some people - the same people who accuse others of using a thesaurus when they hear a word they don't understand. <p> This is why on every street corner there's a man, woman, or child saying, "Yo, yo wassup shizzle be bizzle bo gizzle" like a brain-injured monkey. It's all part of the Dumb-Down America campaign. Don't fall victim to it.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Don't forget 'Damn you Wonka!'

    by Pennsy

    As Catchphrase of the Year, TV division. Poor guy was getting damned every week during the Heroes talkbacks.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST


    by ludmir88


  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    HAS anyone seen harry recently? MY prediction for 2008

    by Mr_X

    you'll see a picture of him a couple of months into the year, looking all slim and metrosexual. I am Fucking Nostradamus (not literally mind you)

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Please please please...

    by Toulon

    have a BIGGEST DOUCHE AWARD!! Don't care if it's for a character or director or producer or whatever, but this one NEEDS to be a category, with LOTS of noms!!<p>Also, how about these for other categories:<p>Biggest Letdown, Biggest Shock Moment, Best Fight, The Hard-On Award (for the best FUCK YEAH!! moment of the year . . . see 300 for examples), Best Death, The Tear-Jerker Award (not for the saddest, but best moment that made everyone tear up . . . The Notebook woulda won that year, for example), New Best Friend Award(for the favorite character of the year, leading or otherwise), and definitely something for the worst of the year, like Biggest Refund.<p>As someone mentioned, MTV has some good categories, which is kinda wrong . . . this should be something for film fans like US, geeking out all over the place. It seems like focusing on MOMENTS in films from the year is better, rather than always picking the whole film . . . I know that can instantly multiply the noms by a million or so, but does anyone else feel that?<p>Am I the only one that liked Once more than Juno? Just checkin.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Node32774 = my new hero

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    No shit. First the "Fat Harry Oscar," which made me chuckle, and then the Most Fascist Talkbacker Award for AnimalStructure. Node32774, you fucking rock, dude. Seriously. Much respect.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I have been suggesting this for years... However...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    An award voted on by 4 or 5 friends is never going to hold any weight. You end up with the results you have here, pretty unadventurous choices (not bad choices by any means, but it could have come from a group of NY Times writers, and AICN has never been about being the same as traditional media).<p> First you need to have nominees not just winners, the nominees need to be decided by as wide a group of 'editors' as possible. Then you have to include the TBers in the voting process. Yes it is going to be tough to do without it being a shambles, I would require separate registration with a confirmation email to the address on file or something, and I would also count the TBers votes as 50% and the editors as 50%. <p> I know it is effort, and this site doesn't do effort, but if you have dreams of this being taken seriously, it can't just be 4 movie friends making a choice.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Award for Most Boring Awards goes to...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    AICN. Nice work, gents.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Funny stuff


    For the record - in the nominating process - my pick for top supporting actor was Casey Affleck for THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD - but Javier and Phillip Seymour Hoffman got more support on staff. <BR><BR>Also Moriarty and I voted for PERSEPOLIS, not ORPHANAGE for Best Foreign Film, but again - majority went the other way. <BR><BR>As for GEEKIER categories, we'll see. At this point, we are wanting to comment seriously upon the major awards as a collective. However, we'll consider it. As for Mr_X's prediction.... I don't go in for the Lapband till sometime in April/May from what the doctors tell me.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Uhhh, guys

    by stevenkc

    There is no such thing as "1st annual", it should be "Inaugural"

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST

    a good year for movies

    by palinode

    The big franchise movies mostly sucked - I mean, was anyone actually directing Spiderman 3? - but really great films kept on pouring out of the upturned Hollywood feedbag in 2007. If the AICN awards seemed a bit unadventurous, maybe it's because they were celebrating some flat-out awesome movies.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Harry Lap Band

    by Jason B. Swaim

    Harry if you really are going through with it, good luck. I myself, truth be told, did this 19 months ago. I went from 311 to 173. So, if you are really doing this and not busting chops, best of luck to you my man. If you are busting balls, then I am stupid. :)

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Juno and Anti-Choice

    by antonphd

    Anyone who watches Juno and walks out thinking it is Anti-Choice is either an idiot or missed huge portions of the film. And... nothing is more insane than idiot anti-pro-life zealots who think that anyone who suggests that actually having a baby is anti-choice???? I'm pro-life and pro-choice. I wish there would never be another abortion ever again. Not going to trade a women's right to decide what she does to her own body to end abortions. I certainly would never suggest an abortion to anyone unless all other options are exhausted. It's OK to protect life while also protecting an individual's right to privacy.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    The "Don't Tase Me, Bro" Award

    by Garbageman33

    For the person or people who most deserve to suffer the same fate that befell Mr. Andrew Meyer. I nominate Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman for The Bucket List (based solely on the godawful previews). Any other nominations?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Why the Golden Globes/AICN love for

    by skimn

    Eastern Promises? I thought it was well done, but I thought Viggo and Cronenburg did much better work in History Of Violence..just my two cents..

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Bardem sucks at acting

    by krycek08

    Casey Affleck and Hal Holbrook gave the best supporting performances this year.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    No Vern? What a shame.

    by Harry Weinstein

    The unforgivable exclusion of Vern will be allowed to slide this time, since it's a half-assed dry run for something a bit more fully-assed next year. But if Vern gets dissed again, I wouldn't want to be you if I were me.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Best Guilty Pleasure

    by Horace Cox

    Awarded to a movie you know is a steaming pile of shit but you liked it anyway for mysterious reasons.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by Boba Fat

    A lap band is to stop you getting aroused while thinking up lines about chocolate covered pussy juice right? I tight iron band around your lap?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Best Guilty Pleasure

    by Garbageman33

    Hot Rod, for the cool beans scene and the "Two of Hearts" parking lot dance scene. Balls of Fury, for any scene with Christopher Walken. "Okey Dokey Artichokey".

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Uh... do we really need more awards?

    by abcdefz7

    Does anybody else start getting a little weary of every media outlet, Tom, Dick, and Harry giving out awards? You know, if you want to do something different, why don't you have Twenty Years Later awards. Call them the Perspective Awards or something. With the end of year rush, you see some genuinely embarrassing awards given out in the heat of the moment -- mistakes which surely wouldn't be made five, ten, or twenty years down the road. This self-generating awards-giving seems as much about ego as anything. Like Woody Allen said, "Awards... all they do is give out awards... Greatest Fascist Dictator: Adolf Hitler..."

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Has potential

    by Bob of the Shire

    Put some more effort into it and create some geek categories and BAM! Awards I might actually are about.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    abcdefz7, since the Writers Guild is bullseye-ing all

    by Pennsy

    the movie awards save the Screen Actors Guild's ones, I would gladly partake in this. Besides, it's either that or more reality TV. :)

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    Because a REAL facist would never allow you the freedom to express your fuckin Com....I'm sorry...can't continue...

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page is BEAUTIFUL? If ya like 14-year-old boys, maybe...

    by Zeke25:17

    Was I the only one watching Hard Candy that was rooting for the bad guy? Thanks to that film, I'll avoid all Ellen Page vehicles in the future. I'm allergic to Adam Sandler as well, but for significantly different reasons.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by abcdefz7

    You'll be okay. We've got more than a hundred years of cinema out there and a couple thousand years of literature. Worst comes to worst, there are always people to interact with. I'm sure you can find something to do. ;-)

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Mr Saxon

    by abcdefz7

    "You need THE ROB ZOMBIE 'YOU FUCKED UP' AWARD. And each year you send the winner a copy of Rob Zombie's 'Halloween' with a note fixed to it which simply states: 'You fucked up'. "Uwe Boll is exempt however because otherwise he'd win every year." ...wouldn't that imply that anyone EXPECTED anything from Uwe Boll?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by NoodlesHahn

    I'm with you on Hard Candy. I was pulling for Patrick Wilson all the way.<br><br>Having the victim turn the tables on her aggressor is an interesting setup but in the movie she's always the aggressor! There was no 'turning the tables' bit. Very annoying.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    How 'bout a HALL OF FAME?

    by the beef

    Most people here seem to agree that the list thing (while fun to read) can get monotonous. However, a HALL OF FAME type of competition would be interesting. You could follow the same guidelines used by the major sports HOFs, mix in your own criteria, change the eligibility from 5 years post-retirement to 5 years postmortem (since many people in the industry hardly retire, they pass on while still working) and you've got yourself an annual KINGS OF COOL (temp name) balloting thing goin'. You could involve the talkbackers, or not, somehow if you choose to. Maybe the first few years you could induct more than usual so you can get a bunch of the obvious choices out of the way quicker and start working on getting in the people that wouldn't typically receive the recognition (the 70s B-Movie stars, forgotten silent cinema masters, etc). Sound good?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    And my pick for supporting actor

    by NoodlesHahn

    is RDJ in Zodiac. That's still my favorite movie this year though I haven't seen TWBB yet. Supporting actor is loaded this year. In addition to Bardem, PSH and RDJ, I really liked Tom WIlkinson in Michael Clayton. That's another solid movie that flew under the radar.<br><br>And I agree with what a lot of people have said about Best Trailer and Best Poster awards. The build up to movies is this site's foundation so it makes sense to recognize that.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Why is it that awards

    by Internet Thug

    are usually dominated by shit no one has seen? like the noms come out and people are like wtf? did i miss that? there is a whole year of stuff to choose from and usually it is the crap they sneak in between xmas and new year's

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    I know I use Acronyms and Abbreviations sometimes. But you sir went overboard. BUT I with you and Zeke25:17 about Ellen Page. People wonder why To catch a predetor is such a huge hit and can't believe that there are that many pervs out there. Just look at this site and see which girls get talked about the most. Page, Knightly, and the Transformers girl. All of which have similarities to little boys and underage girls. What happened to just hot dumb big brested women? Is it not cool to like them anymore?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST


    by Cruel_Kingdom

    You say Communist like that's a bad thing.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by NoodlesHahn

    Yeah, I noticed that too after I posted it. In my defense, RDJ was the only one not used in this TB, err, talkback before. To make it easier to recognize and still easy to type I'll refer to Philip Seymour Hoffman as PhilSeyHo and Robert Downey Jr. as RobDowJu from now on.<br><br>Another thing I don't get about Ellen Page is that she doesn't just look like a 14 year old, she carries herself like a 14 year old. At least Knightley kind of acts like a grown up sometimes.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by Gilkuliehe

    You're saying I'm a pedophile for liking Megan Fox? Sheesh. (I was gonna say "save that argument for nerds who like Emma Watson", but that girl is getting hotter and hotter by the second). Anyhoo, Megan Fox is hot as hell dude. Calm down on that one.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Biggest Box office Disasters of 2007

    by Samuel Fulmer

    And the nominees are............ Grindhouse, The Invasion, Lions for Lambs, Walk Hard, Rendition, Catch and Release, Next, Redacted, The Assasination of Jesse James, and Evan Almighty

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    To Cornponious, others

    by rockness

    Damn right talk backers should get awards! That's about 60 percent of the reason I come here. And ditto on "quirkier" awards as well. That last read like Oscars-lite. And why no coaxial awards?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Worst Remake of 2007 goes to....

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Well it's obvious right??? The movie that could barely make 10 million more dollars than a film released in 1978. What a joke!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST


    by rockness

    Change the word "last" to "list". I obviously will not be receiving one of those talk backers awards.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    The Batman and Robin "Bane" Award for

    by Samuel Fulmer

    worst use of a cool comic book villan goes to................Spider-Man 3 for Venom.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    If there's going to be worst of categories

    by NoodlesHahn

    than Nic Cage deserves a category to himself.<br><br>Ghost Rider, Next, National Treasure. Let the debate ensue...

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST


    by rockness

    change the word "backers" to "backer". I have a drinking problem.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Nic Cage vs. John Travolata

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Bad film Face/Off 2007.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST


    by The Real MiraJeff

    Little hurt I wasn't asked to partake but I have been on hiatus so it's not the end of the world. That said, the guys put together a great list with really only one choice I take exception to (The Orphanage? Really? Better than The Diving Bell and the Butterfly AND 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days... I think not) and I can't wait to check out AICN's discoveries for myself, especially The Signal. Anyways, I plan on sending in a complete Top 10 list with a complete list of awards in a couple days but for now, here's a link to my year-end awards over at the Colorado Springs Independent website. You'll see we're in agreement on DDL, Bardem and Blanchett. Enjoy and be back soon with a look back at 2007 and an in-depth preview of 2008, which is shaping up quite nicely. Here you go:

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I don't think any form of extremism is worse than

    by NoodlesHahn

    any other kind of extremism. It's all violence and death. You could take any ideology or philosophy, take it to an extreme and use it to perpetrate terror and murder. <br><br>The question is is communism inherently extremist. I don't think it is. Fascism on the other hand is inherently extreme, yes?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by NoodlesHahn

    "I have a drinking problem."<br><br>And of course that sentence you got off without a hitch. :)

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Sam Fulmer

    by skimn

    I look back at a role like Blow Out, and it's a shame, cuz Travolta showed real promise as he grew into "adult" roles. Now he puts on Cabbage Patch make-up and gets a Golden Globe nom.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    And the off topic award goes to...

    by Garbageman33

    AnimalStructure (huge surprise) for turning a talkback about the best movies and performances of the year into a discussion of fascism. In fact, I think he deserves some sort of lifetime achievement award. If you can call what he does an achievement. Here's the thing, AnimalStructure, if you're constantly having to defend yourself from people calling you a douche, well. it might just be because you're a douche.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I think everyone mostly agrees this year

    by zooch

    It's rare, but this year the "best film of the year" is actually the best film of the year. Of course I'm refering to No Country For Old Men.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    Ya gotta admit he was baited, but damn if he didn't chomp down on it.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Zodiak is getting FUCKED

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Best movie of 2007.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    is cool, it's that cynical asshole ZombieSolutions you gotta watch out for.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Figures the Lib run AICN would choose

    by Orionsangels

    THERE WILL BE BLOOD as best film of 07. It represents blood for oil. More importantly to dems. The ills of Republicans.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    He was baited this time...

    by Garbageman33

    Every other time he's just being a douche without provocation. He's Paul W.S. Anderson to ZombieSolution's Uwe Boll.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Please leave out the misogynistic catagories

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    Like "best lesbian kiss" which is both homophobic and demeaning towards women. Joblo already has the market cornered in sleazy film coverage. You don't need or want to go down that route. I will lose a lot of respect for you if you do.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    catagories - and my winners

    by stephen brown

    best comedy: knocked up biggest disapointment: spiderman 3 best soundtrack: 300 breakout actor: Seth Rogan worst film: license to wed actor / actress who should retire: nicole kidman actor who should fire their agent: robin williams

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo


  • Dec. 27, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Orion - TWBB


    Has absolutely zip to do with the Republicans and the current quagmire of an energy crisis we have in the world today. THERE WILL BE BLOOD is an evergreen about the nature of obsessions, greed, personal ghosts and the nature of success above all else. Its a human issue, not a political one.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Harry sandwich

    by Quin the Eskimo

    I'm the bun!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Sounds Republican to me hehe!

    by Orionsangels

    "THERE WILL BE BLOOD is an evergreen about the nature of obsessions, greed, personal ghosts and the nature of success above all else."

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Best film of 07?

    by Orionsangels

    I don't know really. I've seen just about every film this year. The only film that got me jumping out of my seat screaming at the screen in excitement, was the car chase at the end of Deathproof. Don't know if that counts for anything though.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Quin the Eskimo re: Harry sandwich

    by Bobo_Vision

    You're gonna need a bigger boat. <p> I'll just pretend there's a "t" at the end of your first name to make that joke work.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    as for Harry on lap band

    by stephen brown

    dont do it man. I am too of the larger size and over the last 8 weeks have lost 14 kgs (im in Australia guess thats about 30 pounds) How?? Every morning eat piece of fruit. for lunch I have salad with tuna or beans. for dinner eat normal BUT drink water all day not soft drinks or juice. then exercise for 30-60 minutes at night 5 times a week. its easy .. everyone should do it. And I indulged Xmas day BUT ate soup all boxing day to balance it all out.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    what are the behind the phrase's an evergreen? Isn't that a tree.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    what are the behind the phrase's an evergreen? Isn't that a tree.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Foulmouthed Talkbacker of the year = Messi

    by messi

    Fuck you cunts.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Hey MiraJeff

    by Bloo

    thanks for your link to the CO Springs Independent, are you in the Springs area? I live in Kansas about 3 hours from CO Springs, just wondering, if not, hey it's cool you're sending crap into the CO Springs Independent. The Springs is one of my favorite cities

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by stephen brown

    why is it that films from over 3 months ago that arent fresh in peoples minds are never nominated. How about next year or this year posters nominate awards and also vote on them. and I bet ET or some other lame TV show may give it some attention. I still love my who should retire from acting award. oh .. and AICN - thanks for being so entertaining

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry where is your AvP2 review?

    by travis-dane

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Stop asking Harry so many questions

    by Orionsangels

    Can't you tell he only responds to important people, sheesh.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by stephen brown

    Im bored at work and would like an answer

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    lame little approval seeking wiener fuks

    by stephen brown

    loves it like a loves blow jobs

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    stephen brown


    sorry watching THIRD MAN. To answer your question, LAPBAND is the route I have to take. I must take this radical step in order to insure the loss. This isn't the Gastric ByPass - which some people seem confused about. This is the same process that Guillermo DelToro had and has nearly a 100% success rate with 0 fatalities to date. It's also non-invasive and is an in and out surgery in a single day. With a very quick recovery. <BR><BR>I can lose 60 lbs doing what you advise - but once I hit about 70lbs lost - it always seems to level off and begin to gain back. This surgery means 130lbs lost in the first year - with an additional 75lbs lost in the following 7-12 months. Given I'm flirting with 400lbs - this is absolutely necessary. <BR><BR>Surgery is covered by my insurance, so it's no out of pocket. I've been approved, so I'm just going through the steps leading up to the surgery in April. Due to an old impact back injury - I can't do serious exercising till I pull about a 125 lbs off me. This will do that. And I can reclaim my physical self. It's all good. <BR><BR>As for short term memory. I don't have it. I saw THERE WILL BE BLOOD back in September. Most of the films you good folks saw in March and February - I saw in November and December of last year. Its just the nature of my job.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Comic Event of the year/decade/past 2 decades=SCW

    by messi

    Sinestro Corps War. FUCK YEAH.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Last years movies were better

    by messi

    granted this year had more good movies, but last years' movies were GREAT. I mean CHILDREN OF FUCKING MEN, Pan's Labyrinth, The Fountain, Babel, The Departed, The Prestige, United 93, The Queen. Either way last year had CHILDREN OF FUCKING MEN.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Badass moment of the year

    by messi

    Transformers. Ironhide yelling "Sam get to the building" then clocking his guns and then him and Ratchet protecting Sam by firing their big guns at Brawl. That stood out for me.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Comic of the year = Green Lantern #25

    by messi

    That double page spread of the Seven Corps War. Hal and Kyle fighting Sinestro. Coast City standing by Hal. Superboy Prime and the Anti-Monitor. The Blackest Night 2009 Teaser. AHHHHHH. Best Ever.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    AICN Talkback enemy of the year = AnimalStructure

    by messi

    I hate that cunt.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST


    by stephen brown

    Sounds like it will be successful for you mate. you will feel good once you can see your own feet again. In Australia we see films like 4 months after the US ( Superbad for example not even released on DVD yet and Bourne Supremacy released today) and your site helps me to know what to look forward to. and your aussie correspondent is so good at what he does. all you guys are. I will let you get back to Third man. Can I recommend two films for you to watch and maybe review. Bad boy bubby and equilibrium. Bad Boy Bubby is about a 35 year old man who never leaves his home and shags his mum and kills his cat and when he finally leaves the house is amazed at the world. And equilibrium stars C Bale and is similar to Minority report.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Best thread candidate: The 5-word Cloverfield review...

    by Pennsy

    URL for that one, please...

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I heart Ellen Page.

    by I Dunno

    That is all.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    its 12:30pm 28.12 in OZ

    by stephen brown

    do you want me to tell you what happens fri morning in the states .. G W Bush makes more enemies .. QT postpones his latest film while he gets his addiction to Kanga hats under control ... kevin Smith laments about ever making Jersey Girl ... and Michael Jackson gets a starring role in Hulk 3 - you wont like him when his horny

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    question for messi

    by stephen brown

    were you tempted to say ..... best comic book ever!!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Best Use Of The Word "Nunchucks" In A 2007 TB

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    I like K-Bell's nunchucks. They look squeezable.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Best AICN Sponsor of 2007

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    Snorg Tees.<p>Bring those lovely Snorg Tees gals back to AICN for 2008 please, Harry.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    We can have sponsored awards, like the LensCrafters

    by Pennsy

    "You Need Glasses" Award, to those who thinks Kristen Bell is anything but five-alarm hot.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I missed that 'Nunchuks' talkback, IAmMrMonkey!

    by Pennsy

    Long may K-Bell rule in 2008.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    EASTERN PROMISES easily better than the rest

    by Bulldoggie

    Seriously dudes. No Country was very good and I've yet to see PWA new one but holy shit . . . EASTERN PROMISES was nuts.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    also . . . VERN please

    by Bulldoggie

    I'd like to get some kind of decent reflection of the filmists of the year, please Vern . . .

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    stephen brown

    by Orionsangels

    making post on the talkback. the stephen man. the stephenator. getting the HEADGEEK to respond to you. Welcome to the important people club. You're now a chosen one, but only one of us gets to go inside the Mothership.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST


    by stephen brown

    Harry and I go way back ... about 3 hours way back. plus he overweight I same. he got married recently ... im getting married in 08. sorry for Yoda talk but at work. The mothership sounds tempting

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    i like it alot

    by stephen brown

    the stephenator .... i'll be back... its lunch time biatches.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Most over-the-top Talkback derailment in 2007

    by Pound Sand

    That Vern film review that quickly degenerated into horseeffing. The beginning, and end of Equinas.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Biggest Vaporware Talkback of 2007

    by Pound Sand

    Part II of the Jim Cameron phone call.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Talkback topic most likely to inflame Fanboys 2007

    by Pound Sand


  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Most Egregious Product Placement 2007

    by Pound Sand

    The Toshiba HD-DVD and here's why.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Talkback headline most likely top 2008 Charts

    by Pound Sand

    'Michael Bay and Shia are back for Transformers 2"

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    The Did I really see that talkback award?

    by Pound Sand

    The Meredith Viera straddling the BatCycle photo.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    The Sound and Fury talkback award: Cable edition

    by Pound Sand

    The Soprano series finale.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    This years award for best plugging...

    by LordEnigma

    "Harry has chosen HD-TV and here's why." Followed by; "While on my honeymoon I have watched some HD-DVD titles." Last but certainly not least; "Harry has chosen [INSERT WHATEVER HERE] and here's why."

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    best moment in trnasformers award goes to:

    by BMacSmith

    that part where that whirling, clicking hunk of metal (i couldnt tell which one it was) fired off some rockets and guns and shits and was all like "BAM BAM BAM" and this other metal thing was all like "oh yeah! BOOOOM" and this other guy went "CRAASSSSH!!!" and then a hot girl was onscreen and a robot pee'ed on a dude, and another robot started break dancing and saying he liked jazz. best movie EVARRRR!!!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Boring, Safe & Predictable Choices

    by Ye Not Guilty

    I guess there weren't any good films released in the first six months of the year. Either that or film critics have short memories. Which is why I think there should be bi-annual film awards. It's ridiculous how film critics fall for the fall Oscar bait every time. They eat that shit up like candy. They fuckin' love it like a fat kid loves cake.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST


    by rockness

    How did I Am Legend swing product placements? Isn't it set after the end of the world? Jesus man, Will Smith is utterly ridiculous. Remember that ten minute Converse/Pizza Hut porn at the beginning of "I, Robot"? Also, I want a category for best Harry Knowles cartoon thingie at the top of the page.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Best Coverage Site of the Year:

    by HyphenatedWords

    AICN Hands down. I surf around, I'm sometimes unfaithful, but I always come back to this bookmark. Next to Outlook, my blog, and facebook, this site has become one of my top daily stops. I love watching the talkbackers go at each other. I love the differences of opinion among the AICN staffers. Above all, I admire how the site congeals into a cohesive whole with strong voices and palpable leverage in the industry. It's all about the industry, this great puffing, churning, ceaseless money-making machine that, with no small amount of blood, sweat, tears, and talent, manages to produce stories that are worth telling, movies that are worth seeing. The strong voices here that I've begun to seek out, Moriarty, Quint, Massawyrm, the head geek himself -- your audience has grown with you and watched your writing styles evolve and mature, your tastes change over the years, and your indestructable will to dive into cinema coverage seduce and destroy the films, their makers, the industry, and your readers. Respect the cock! Tame the cunt! Amen.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    You need some..

    by kafka07

    bikini clad ladies to present the awards. And not the invisible disembodied floating fat man.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by stephen brown

    love ya post dude. tame the cunt - are you living in a fantasy land.. as hard as u try you cant control it.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    What about Merrick, Vern and MiraJeff's opinions?

    by Uncapie

    They count too as well as some of your core reporters, expecially the ones who've been with you for ten years like myself. Like Lonegun pointed out, "Black Book" would have been a great choice.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Conservatives believe in the individual, Liberals believe in soc

    by quantize

    Animal Asshole, you really are beyond deluded.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    It's not what you thought when you first began it

    by HyphenatedWords

    Absolutely! I didn't mean to exclude the rest of the roster; I just rattled off the top of my head (and probably subconsciously picked favorites, which doesn't discount the others). I miss the Seduce and Destroy 800 number. It have me hope when all around was dark. AICN wets my dock.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST

    "Movie 'review' most likely paid for by a studio" award

    by BMacSmith

    wow. the possible nominee list is too long. as is the "best positive review of a friend's movie" award. but Grindhouse is a shoe-in there.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    300 was the greatest movie of 2007

    by BMacSmith

    eat it haters.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Attention Ashok0

    by Horace Cox

    "There Will Be Blood" opens at the Cedar Lee on January 11th. See you there!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Best Delivery of a Line

    by Horace Cox

    My vote goes to George Clooney in MICHAEL CLAYTON for "You're fucked!"

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Once > TWBB

    by topaz4206

    Although, "Are We There Yet?" > TWBB. I had it on my WORST of 2007 list.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I'm a NCFOM apologist...

    by runfoodrun

    I love the Coens, best filmmakers working today, original, unique, everything I want in a film. Love Lebowski, O Brother, Fargo, Crossing, all except Arizona, which felt like a Sam Raimi film (he co-wrote). Raimi is actually my favorite filmmaker, but I like my Coens, Coen, and my Raimi, Raimi, whatever that means. Anyway, I love the Coens, but after seeing No Country I don't want them to go back to their old stuff, this new path is amazing and perfect. There are few perfect films and it's open to interpretation of course, but to debate No Country is to suggest one really don't like movies, and there are few films you can say that about. It's perfect, I've seen it twice and can't wait to see it again. Perfect. And Deakins is the king. Haven't seen Blood yet, and I don't care for PTA, but the trailer looks amazing, and this site seems to love it, so it's worth a viewing...better than No Country, I doubt it, but I imagine that DDL rules again!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, midnight CST


    by runfoodrun

    Great, I'm excited to see it, I appreciate PTA, he's quite good, but none of his films have totally hooked me, but DDL is haunting in the trailer...can't wait!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    the troof

    by longshot7

    No Country - trendy movie for people that don't care about story. there's no ending. Anyone that says they "get it" is too fucking smarmy for me. 300 - so boring I fell asleep Haven't seen TWBB yet, but what a HORRIBLE title. Sure, steal your title from Saw 2's tag line idiot.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    don't listen to him, dude

    by jigsaw

    NCFOM>>>Zodiac>>>>TWBB (and several others, including Ratatouille)

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST


    by jigsaw

    Serious lolz: "trendy movie for people that don't care about story."

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    I greatly enjoyed NCFOM...

    by Juggernaut125

    And it's a wonderful 'discussion' flick. Fun to talk about and to try to get below the various levels. The sort of thing you would come to expect from a Coen Brothers movie. I'm glad I saw it and want to see it again. That being said, I have a difficult time considering it to be a great movie specifically for the great divide it has created between its viewers. If it is TOO complex, or misinterpretable by its viewers, then it HAS done something wrong. And that, to me, lowers its credibility. Which doesn't mean it's a BAD movie. It's not. It just doesn't mean it's an award worthy film.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST


    by drew mcweeny

    ... I completely disagree. Greatness isn't about making everyone feel the same way and giving a homogenized experience to every audience member. Some of the greatest art hotly divides audiences, and that's as it should be.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Mysterious Yobo

    by Shock Corridor

    Mysterious Yobo, you are, by a definition, a real douche bag. That is my opinion, and I know you don't come to this site in search of these "opinions", but I'm giving it to you and the world anyways, because, well, that IS what this site is for. To be clear, it's anything you want it to be. You only vcome here to get a feel for the movies objectively before you see them? Okay, great. Well others come here to intereact with others that like movies and share what they think. I know Moriarty or Quint or Harry might not have the same opinions or think the way I think, but they all have their own personalities that really come across in their writing if you read each of them enough. You don't give a shit about that you say? Well whatever man, but don't come on here and say that these awards are bullshit and no one cares what "they think" about stuff. That's a blanket statement, and it's wrong, as blanket statements about stuff tend to be. The list was cool. I thought The Orphange was pretty lame actually when I saw it at Fantastic Fest, but hey, that's my opinion man. Good job AICNewsers.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Are you sure?

    by Longfellow X

    I can't argue with your choices, but is this really the kind of awards program you want to sponsor? It's just one more out of dozens like it. Why not use categories that are more germane to AICN? You know, best screen homicide, hottest vixen, best comic book hero, etc. Yeah, I know it won't be taken all that seriously - neither are the raspberries or the MTV awards - but they're a lot of fun. I can see it now - The 2008 AICN Geek Awards. That should draw a lot of media attention. Maybe you could even let us loyal geeks in on the nominating and voting process. Do a live award ceremony. Tape it. See who shows up.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:58 a.m. CST

    But Mori. I disagree with you as well.

    by Juggernaut125

    (As is my right of course). Some say that the movie falls flat at the end, others disagree. Arguments that are, IMO difficult to deny on either side. I can't help thinking that the Coens did something wrong somewhere in this movie. That there were rules that they set up throughout the story, in what they do and do not show the audience, but then they discard those rules, and I cannot for the life of me, come to a conclusion as to WHY they did. As I said, I really enjoyed the movie, the characters and the story they told, but I also see this as an error in direction, and therefor, reducing its value among other great works.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:49 a.m. CST

    TWBB was amazing!

    by andrew coleman

    Some of you need to stfu because you're talking shit about movies you have never seen and you look retarted. Why these movies don't get wide release is because assholes go see Alvin and the Chipmunks or National Treasure 2 in mass that is why. Anyway I am sad that Breach and Zodiac have been ignored for not only these awards but the globes which usually set the stage for the Oscars. Those two movies I found very interesting with great performances. I agree with a lot of people here about NCFOM because that actually seemed like an action movie more than a drama to me. For next year greatest trailer, baddie, and tit shots should be in it. for the record Hitman wins for tit shot horrible movie but a great pair on that Russian girl made up for it!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST


    by WhatItDeux

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly needs to be seen by all and really should be getting a lot more awards hype. It's been over two months and I still can't shake Eastern Promises. I imagine most talkbackers are seeing this for the first time on DVD, but the crowd reactions when I saw this opening weekend in a packed theater will not be forgotten by me anytime soon. A few walked out after the first scene. Which is so gangster. Oh, and the clothes in Cronenberg's other masterpiece, The Fly, are really fresh. Juno is good, cute, but not great. A good portion of the dialog feels forced and extremely self aware about how "hip" it was. Die Hard 4: Underrated. No Country: Overrated. Yup. Slept on: Control, Once, The Hoax, The Kingdom There Will Be Blood is the best movie I have ever seen.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 5:37 a.m. CST

    only thing i know about my top 10 is

    by The Real MiraJeff

    Diving Bell will be #1. And all those fun little awards you guys are talking about are coming soon. The CO Springs article was only half the list... just need to finish ordering my top 10 and i'll try and send it in before the end of the month, hope you guys enjoy...

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST

    award overload

    by AllieJamison

    Mmmhh. I must confess that my initial reaction to this aicn award thing was rather ...skeptical. Another group of people giving out awards? Later on I realized that the true reason for my negative feelings was the fact that this list of great films is another painful reminder for some of us people from overseas. Another hint that we'll have to wait another couple of WEEKS and MONTHS for TWBB and NO COUNTRY... But fuck my childish moaning. aicn awards is a great thing as long as the personal favs lists will live on...and MiraJeff won't be one of the voters. (I don't know what makes me dislike him. Maybe it's posts like the one above.)

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST

    As good as NCFOM is, TWBB is better.

    by polyh3dron

    And to not think so having seen both is to suggest one doesn't really like movies. Seriously.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Waht about awards for Talkbackers?

    by Yeti

    Most Annoying, Most Jingolistic, Most Witty (me), Most in need of psychriatic care, etc, etc,

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    the troof, if you're a moron

    by quantize

    longshot7, go ahead say whatever it takes to make yourself not feel utterly stupid.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    AICN STAFF Favorite Talkbacker of the Year

    by JDanielP

    I've been scanning these postings...and there are quite a number of interesting ideas, worthy of consideration and perhaps an alteration, here and there. I also like the idea of a separate branch aimed at talkbackers, which contribute to making this site thrive. And what a hoot that would be.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    This is the year of the Award

    by Series7

    I don't remember this much hype for awards, i know theres always a bunch. But I think what put it over the top was the whole Dewey Cox making fun of it. It was funny yeah. But it just shows that with so many awards whats the point. They are trying to just sell movies with awards now (Charlie Wilsons war). Why bother trying to let us know what the movie is about just tell us how many awards its up for and I am sure people will see it. I do always love it though when a moive uses a AICN as one of its main promos.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    TheRealMoriarty: I agree...

    by cornponious

    Not that an agreement from me means anything, but I agree with your sentiment on art. Take Pink Floyd for example. Years ago they were asked what was the meaning of The Wall. The band members responded by stating that it had no singular meaning. Each band member interpreted it differently, and that was how they expected their fans to take it as well. They expected it to mean something unique to each of their fans. <p> That's what exceptional art does, it stimulates each of us in a different way...

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Awards that AICN must include next year!!

    by Lamerz

    Let's see here:<P> - BEST SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER (yeah someone else suggested it first, I agree)<BR> - BEST ONE LINER<BR> - BEST TRAILER<BR> - BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS<BR> - BEST KIDS MOVIE (seriously)<BR> - BEST MOMENT (like what's the single best moment in a film that just blew you away in the last year)

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Maybe there should be "BEST UWE BOLL FILM"

    by Lamerz

    Or not ...

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Best Warwick Davis Movie

    by Kloipy

    As it stands I will have to go with Lep in Da Hood

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Best Post to the Talkbacks

    by classyfredblassy

    Classy Freddy Blassy owning Zombie Solutions. Runnerup: My man The Bloop waxing philosophically about 1979 "The Prophecy"...

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Best Georger Kenndey role

    by classyfredblassy

    Once he was old and fat. My vote goes to his role as the Capt. of...THE DEATH SHIP

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST I the only one

    by Rando Calrisian

    Who thinks we should have an awards show that honors the Best Awards Shows? I don;t think we're that far away from that. Every year we get a few more award shows on every damn channel. Maybe they could call them - The Awardies.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Rando Calrisian

    by the beef

    I think the Emmy's has a category that includes the awards shows.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    The Emmy's beat me to the punch, eh?

    by Rando Calrisian

    Typical. I just think that if AICN is going to have awards, they should be a little emore original than Best Film, Best Actor, blah, blah, blah. <br> <br> Let's remember, the reason The Academy Awards "used" to be so special is becuase there used to just be "The Academy Awards." Now there are awards shows and awards for "Best Film Maker Utilizing Legos as a Medium." The reason that no one gives a crap about awards shows is becasue there are sooo damn many of them. It just doesn't mean much to be the "Best" anymore. Ah well.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Is this a preview of The Movies 2?

    by ArcadianDS

    Because these awards seem to be missing "Most Pretigious Studio Lot". My stars are all hooked on food and beer. I need to win that one, or they'll constantly need me to drag/drop them to the set.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Best Uwe Boll Film hahaha

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    I know he sucks. And he did Bloodrein. But what else has he done? Hes a frog right? French?

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Talkback Awards

    by messi

    Most Annoying - Ganymede 2010/3010 <br>Most fucked in the head - AnimalStructure <br>Most loved - MCMXVII <br>Most foulmouthed/aggressive - messi <br>Most surprising us because he likes dancing with the stars - BringingSexyBack <br>Funniest Talkback screenname still - GusVanRant <br>Funniest Random Talbacker - TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I disagree on most annoying

    by Garbageman33

    I'd have to go with Memories-of-Murder on that one. Although the way he manages to work Michael Bay into any and all topics is almost impressive in its stupidity.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    There Will Be Liberal Propoganda

    by Luscious.868

    There Will Be Conservative Fucktards!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Award for Shittiest Talkbacker Line Ever...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    goes to "Bayformers." So help me God if I hear "Bayformers" one more time I'm going to go Michael Douglas FALLING DOWN crazy and start shooting up the place. Also, here's an observation: why can't asshole AnimalStructure ever post anything on any subject without writing about politics? What a lame fuck. Okay, that is all.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Another forgotten movie this year was

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    The Hunting Party. I liked that one a lot. Also, that was one of two great Richard Gere movies this year--the other being The Hoax. Those movies were great. Also, AnimalStructure is a fascist fuck. You know this to be true.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    I called Animal a fuck in two consecutive posts

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    I am now my own hero. :)

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Funniest Typo of year "Michael Bay Denis"

    by messi

    That still makes me chuckle. From now on he is known as Michael bay Denis.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Best screenplay? Really?

    by caerlas

    I'm not an authority on the subject and I know you guys do read scripts, but I guess I am just in doubt that you read enough scripts for it to be appropriate that you hand out an award for the best one. It would be more credible for you to list the scripts you actually read.

  • "It's a Lion! It's Huge! It's Voltron." Fucking idiots

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    You know what would be cool?

    by Bass Ackwards

    A movie site that just flat out ignored the ridiculous award/PR/hype culture that's developed around movies. No Oscar coverage, no Golden Globe coverage, just keep on talking about movies like the awards weren't even happening. I know it'll never happen, especially with popular sites as this one, but it'd be neat to see the internet setting a standard of just respecting the art, rather than riding the established media's coattails in worshipping the artists.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST


    by travis-dane

    sorry Cruel_Kingdom had to do that,now please go Michael Douglas but I would rather see some TONY MONTANA action!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by Kloipy

    I agree with you on The Mist. I think a couple years down the road it will get the respect it deserved

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Best Talkbalk Hijacked by Bears

    by Kloipy

    Prince Caspian Pics-made possible by me, Lost Prophet, Just Pillow Talk, Ironicname, Skeleton Party, DocPaz, and some other fine gents

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Talk Balk? What the fuck is a Talk Balk?

    by Kloipy

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Also we hijacked the Sex and the City Tb

    by Kloipy

    and made it about Warwick Movies and soundtracks by Aerosmith, and we hijacked the Diary of the Dead TB and made it about classic cinema remade with zombies with names such as Citizen Brain, Breakfast Of Tiffany's, Guns of the Gnawthabone

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Oh and I also forgot Most Posts Dedicated to Kathy Bates

    by Kloipy

    goes to Me and Pillow

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Long live The GOLDEN ZODS!



  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by thomasgaffney

    Can some say "Hey! Let's steal the Zone's idea of the Zonies and use it on the main board"? I think YES!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Word to your mother's uncle gaff..


    our statues are better anyway

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    And the award for the most stolen concept...

    by bluebottle

    goes to the main page for their BLATANT theft of the zone's prestigious naval gazing awards: "The Zonies". For SHAME Harold. FOR SHAME. <p> </p> Good luck with the lap band surgery, maybe it'll lessen your appetite FOR THEFT!!!!11

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    The Zonies had Gerry Butler and a manatee

    by LordVoldemoo

    so I think the award for best AICN award show goes to The Zonies by default. Also, I think Gouda is my favorite type of cheese.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Anyone else sick to death of hearing about Diablo Cody?

    by jccalhoun

    The movie just came out and I am already sick to death of people talking about how awesome Diablo Cody is. I hate it when the media press all decide that someone whose film is barely even out is the new IT person. <br><br>Juno is probably a good film but damn, there must not be anything else going on in Hollywood that they are all abuzz about this film and her. It almost smells like astroturf to me.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by Kloipy

    did you read Vern's review of Juno by any chance?

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    The Mist

    by Dan Halen

    SPOILER. Awful film. Very tasteless ending. I don't mind a shocking/twist ending but just plain awful having to witness a father shoot his little kid in the head. well, almost witness it. And then... the mist lifts! the irony! AWFUL.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Dan Halen

    by Kloipy

    If it was in "Squidbillies" I bet you would think it's funny.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Return of the Jedi

    by Dan Halen

    And while I'm at it... caught Jedi on one of the HBO's yesterday. You know what? It's a good movie. Much better than any of the prequels. Of course you're rolling right along and then you slam face first into the max reebo cgi band. they got one of those sand sciff guards playing the bongos for christ sake. And the fucking aliens are singing into camera. Oh god. I'm done. off topic, but had to get it off my chest.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by Dan Halen

    Awful as well. Just cute garbage. If you want a good laugh check out Tom's review of it on this week's Tom Scharpling Show from WFMU.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Your opinion on The Mist is null and void now

    by Kloipy

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    First word in the message was SPOILER...

    by Dan Halen

    unless we're talking about my Jedi post... in which case I'm sorry... the max reebo band really rocks, kind of a like an intergalactic beatles 'revolver' era sound... five out of five stars, the force is with them.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    There will be another bad accent and fake mustache

    by Dan Halen

    I had my fill of daniel day in gangs of new york with that absurd accent and stache. One movie is enough. I'll pass.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    And that kid from little miss sunshine is in it..

    by Dan Halen

    which is another reason not to see it. That was one of the most truly overrated movies last year. That kid played a character who was your typical disaffected, post-nirvana, punk ass kid... who wants to be a fighter pilot? riiiight, no such thing.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Lord Moo....


    you sure know your cheese..this Gouda is my personal fav

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Wonka goes Moo?

    by thomasgaffney

    You can never go wrong with some thinly sliced provolone. Makes any sandwich delicious!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    We should hijack this thread

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Just a thought.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Word to your uncle's hairdresser gaff...


    provolone makes anything delicious!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    swear to god

    by Dan Halen

    i had a provolone cheesesteak for lunch.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    THE GOLDEN ZODS!!!!!!!!

    by Fried Gold

    I'm launching a legal campaign against Aintitcoolnews as this thing infringe on several Zone copyrights and traditions.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I had a Bobali pizza for lunch...


    except I ran out of mozzarella and had to resort to Kraft deli-slices. Actually, it was pretty damn good. Oh, and No Country For Old Men was pretty good too.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    by bluebottle

    I'm a sucker for the classics.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    I'm also sick of Diablo Cody

    by rainbowtrout1265

    I liked Juno, but the first part of the movie (15 minutes or so) is just painful to sit through. Every line is supposed to be oh-so cute, hip and cutting. I almost gagged and walked out of the theater. But the movie settles down and the good performances take over. But Juno with a pipe is just stupid.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Beware of Velvita though...


    unless you like your sandwich to taste like it has Super-Putty in teh middle. Btw my cape and medallions are copyrighted & trademarked as well.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST


    by mrfan

    what part of Kansas are you from?

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    There will be cheese


    Actually Soylent, I'd say Karl Urban as Bones tops Shia. Don't get me wrong though, when I saw Transformers I was way, you gotta be kidding.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    "No way" as in...


    I don't see Shia as an action hero ...he is not the chief of the beef IMO

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    and I somehow translated "ro"


    as "or" in my head btw....I seriously didn't even notice until you mentioned it

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Animal Asshole

    by quantize

    It's tragically easy to dispel this kind of blinkered thinking. Let's use contemporary conservatives as an example : mainly propped up by the massive swell of braindead evangelical christians, now excuse me but arent these preciesly the people who lobby consistently for a significant reduction in the rights of the individual to see, think and hear what they want, let alone do what they want (for instance what women choose to do with their bodies?!) It's simply not going to fly to pull this capitalist bullshit that conservatives somehow create greater choices by putting moula in your pockets whilst you turn your brain off to dogma. If you're talking about some OTHER kind of conservatism then your brain is so fucking politically warped then you're a lost cause anyway. Yeh Liberals have done bad shit too (and its a retarded stretch to include communist atrocities in that generalisation), but on the balance you pick a philosophy that you feel will serve human beings best. Looking at the shitstorm created by a decade of conservative rule in various countries does NOT support whatever revisionist historical BS wankers like you inevitably start blithering on with. Stay deluded for all I long as the majority isnt as mentally warped we've got some vague hope.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Cant we all just get along?

    by travis-dane

    Just kidding!Beat the SHIT out of each other,but just with words!I have no idea who Ron Paul is(I am from Germany).AnimalStructure is keeping up really good(and I dont want to say he is right),but for one guy he gives a good fight.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Hey political-bollocks-spouting assholes!!!

    by pdennett316

    Going to shut the fuck up already? Nobody cares about your pathetic little first-year-of-uni political debates. Fuck off onto some stupid blog and bring each other to frenzy there, this is a TB about the best movies of 2007/AICN awards. It is not a place to meet other guys, now fuck off! Also, the Coolsies (TM, me) should have a nice mix of the serious and the stupid awards - Best Film along with Best Quotable Line, as well as TB voted awards for the big categories. There should also be a Not So Coolsies (TM, me)the next night to recognize the worst of the year - all noms and awards voted for by TB'ers. Get this done...if you want some extra cash, stick a Donate button on the site...all who donate can be mentioned on the credits/website.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    I saw Cloverfield - it was AWESOME!

    by Pennsy

    OK, so it didn't have the same visceral impact as the Marine (?) who said it, but what the hey. :D

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    thomasgaffney is a fucktard

    by LordVoldemoo

    provolone is insignificant compared to the power of the gouda. I also enjoy a nice smoked cheddar, of course.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    You can't argue cheese with a cow...


    speaking of 'bout a "worst of yy" awards?

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST

    LordVoldemoo is a winslow

    by thomasgaffney

    Cheddar...please. Nothing, NOTHING beats some melted provolone over a nice, big, juicy BURGER. Mmmmm... Grilled cow meat, slathered with some authentic Italian provolone!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Don't turn the cheeses against each other.


    They must all be loved equally. Except head cheese. Head cheese is the devil.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Animal Asshole

    by quantize

    You are in a mess aren't you? Just the fact that you see the world in such simplistic polarized terms make you sound a fool. I'm sure you'll continue to be the hero in your own political melodrama. Keep on generalising, it'll keep you frothing and incapable of understanding that the world simply doesnt fit neatly into either divide.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST


    by quantize

    and yeh this aint the place for that kind of political dribble. Take it to some Fox news talkback or something. Stick to film where your taste just sucks.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Best New Nickname for a Talkbacker...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    ANIMAL ASSHOLE! I love it.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST


    by Shock Corridor

    great. I feed off of vague responses that make no sense

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 7:17 a.m. CST

    A Coolie

    by ledgerat1

    someone may already have made a suggestion, but the awards need a cool nickname (i.e. Oscar). I like a Coolie. Rolls off the tongue, and could be a little (big?) statue of our illustrious host..or maybe just a red beard.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Errr, just looked up Cookie on the urban slang dictionary online

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    There were a number of things that a coolie could describe. Everything from a cigerette dipped in cocaine to a quickie in the snow. <p> I felt very educated reading some of that.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Categories I'd like to See


    Best Popcorn Movie, Best Sequel, Best Remake, Biggest Disappointment, Most Likely to Be the Next Uwe Boll, and "Damn You, Michael Bay!!!"<br><br>I'd also like to see a category called: "George Lucas Raped my Childhood!"

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    "The Harry"


    I think that should be obvious. Get the WETA guys to make up the statue. With hair!

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Another Great Category: WTF?


    WTF? For this year, I nominate "Transformers" in the "What the Fuck?" category.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Best Comedy?


    I think that's a reasonable, and oft neglected, category.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    I think the WTF award should be renamed...

    by Garbageman33

    We should call it the "Smokin' Aces" award.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I Missed Smoking Aces


    It looked kinda mish-mashy, like Domino. Haven't seen Southland Tales, either, that would probably qualify.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    How about

    by toshiro-solo

    the "Best use of a song with the Konami code as lyrics as a touching theme for the lead couple" award? It would go to Juno.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Juno & Ellen Paige & Diablo Cody=Great?????? Not in my book.

    by The Founder

    Look Juno was a fine film, but guys please don't go overboard on praise for the screenwriter, and the film and Ellen Paige. Juno is a fine film with cute but good acting as well as good but sometimes a bit to hip or supposed to be cool dialoge. I did enjoy the dialoge by the way, but still the movie was obviously written by a gen Xer with all the references that i remember and to alot here i can see why it would come off as great wording. Juno is certainly a cut above the rest, but remember when Hollywood churned out movies of this ilk all the time? Well i do, but today when something good hits the screen it gets overrated sometimes. While i don't think Juno is going to get overrated except among the fanboys it was still a well put together film.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST


    by The Founder

    ELLEN PAIGE!!!! Yeah!

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    conspiracy speaks the truth, Lost in space is great

    by ironic_name

    if only for raccoon eyed lacey and amazing designs.<P>I wanna watch mongol

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name

    thats it!

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    Thanks Harry et al. Good to see AICN will put together its own awards next year.<p> Can we call them the "AiCNs" (pronounced Aikens)?

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Best Talkback Nominees

    by Dapper Swindler

    1) The Lost Season Finale talkback that is still going strong. 2) The Bruce Willis talkback where Bruce spent all night trying to convince skeptical nerds that he was really Bruce Willis.

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Open Letter: There Will Be Blood

    by Veraxus

    If one of you big-shot Hollywood studio execs is reading this: Release the goddamn movie wider, dammit! I really, really don't want to have to spend four hours in the car driving to the only theatre for 70 miles smart enough to carry this. I just want you to know I fucking hate you, and your goddamned, motherfucking limited release bullshit. Go die in a fucking fire (or release the movie widely - I'll be happy with either).

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 7:17 a.m. CST

    The Queen 2 and Sex and city threads

    by messi

    The Queen 2 thread hijacked by me with the fucked up titles "The Queen 2: Judgement Day" "The Queen 2:Tokyo Drift" and the sex and the city thread hijacked by another dude that was completely random. Best threads ever.

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    How about Most Sexually Arousing Moment Award


    I remember a moment in Crash with James Spader and Deborah Kara Unger that did it for me.

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    best vintage screening

    by kaylakro

    we're spoiled in Austin with the drafthouse and paramount digging up old gems... inspire others to screen them too

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    They are Coolsies...not coolies!!!!

    by pdennett316

    I named them.....ME!! They are the Coolsies (TM me) and the Not So Coolsies (TM me) for the shit stuff. I've even added Coolsies to my Firefox spelling function....Yaaah! Game set and match my friends...the Coolsies!!! I will be responsible for a stupid repetitive phrase on this website, and Coolsies it is! Coolsies, coolsies COOLSIES!!!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    You should have split the screenplay to original and adapted

    by the podosphere

    like the WGA awards and Oscars do, and given the original to Diablo Cody.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody....What the fuck kind of name is that?

    by messi

    No care ever. fuck you

  • Jan. 3, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Best Musical

    by BigSkyBlue

    How could self-declared "film geeks" leave out so many other categories, specifically "Best Musical." So, here's a nomination: "Across the Universe." Saw it the other day at a second-run $2-ticket theater. Maybe it was the setting - that spacious, old, non-stadium type - that took me back to the theaters of my childhood, but this film blew me away. What a timeless work. And it was refreshing to not recognize most of the stars. (It was a bit jarring to see Bono, though.) One hell of a musical if you can still catch it in a theater.

  • Jan. 3, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by Spacekicker2001

    You guys just proved you are supposed "intellectual" critics. They are good movies but come on, the best? pfah. Artsy fartsy pretentious gobbledy gook

  • Jan. 3, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Jimmy and Judy should have one something!

    by Jail Bait

    This film totally slipped under the radar. This is one of the best indie films over the year, BY FAR!!!

  • Jan. 3, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    or... "won" something...

    by Jail Bait

    That is...

  • Jan. 4, 2008, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Juno SUCKS

    by Jail Bait

    Most overrated screenplay. It's completely unrealistic the way the dialogue is written: overrated 161 up, 52 down A word which recently has been used liberally as a way of discrediting something without having to give a proper justification, most often when someone finds they have a disliking for a popular phenomenom and is resentful of those who embrace it. Often used by anti-trendies.

  • Jan. 9, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by Roboteer

    No best scene showing a teenage girl's face burned off? C'mon! Remember your base.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Better than Golden globes

    by Dazzler69

    Your awards show kicked the shit out of Golden Globes this year!

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