Jan. 23, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST
Twice in one week!?!?
Jan. 23, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST
by Turd Furgeson
I would have been first but I was too busy staring at that Damn Stallone picture....
Jan. 23, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST
She licks me, or no deal!
Jan. 23, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST
Could you have picked a worse time to champion The Reader and Revolutionary Road with all their recent Oscar-Bait-Hate?
Jan. 24, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST
Actually, I'd argue I picked the best time. Oscar-bait they may be, but that doesn't stop them from being great films. The same way that Iron Man being money-bait didn't hinder its quality at all.
Jan. 24, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST
I get that the movie was very polarizing (and I can see why), but I think it's actually my favorite Sam Mendes film now. The acting, writing, direction, score, and production values were all spot-on. I can't believe Brad Pitt got an Oscar nod for Benjamin Button (a lovely film, but hardly a special or memorable performance from Pitt), while Leo, who delivered what I think was his best performance yet, got left out in the cold. That's just criminal. And Kate deserved one for this, too, but if just one nomination makes her more likely to win, then maybe one good thing will come out of these glaring snubs.
Jan. 24, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST
Lick Cate Blanchett all over. What a woman. I would do truly wondrous things to her.
Jan. 24, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST
by zikade zarathos
was absolutely terrible. And I've been a HUGE Mendes apologist in the past. But it critically misunderstands the book by buying into the Wheeler's bullshit (that they're "better" and that suburbia is crushing them). THE READER was good though.
Jan. 24, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST
I didn't read the book, but that's the exact opposite impression the movie gave me: Their choices put them there...just like everyone else - ergo, they were never special.
Jan. 24, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST
Jan. 24, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST
Better than FROST/NIXON or MILK. Not better than THE DARK KNIGHT, but blame the lockstep praise for the other two if you're going to get upset over TDK's snub.
Jan. 24, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST
by wampa 1
...but it sure smells good!
Jan. 24, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST
He outshone them all the Aussie actors this year. Having said that, I too would be only licking Cate Blanchett...
Jan. 24, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST
Jan. 24, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST
Now THATS a KNIFE!!!!
Jan. 24, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST
I thought Latauro or Beaks was gonna try tearing me a new one. In fairness, I have yet to see Revolutionary Road or The Reader, there are other films that need my money more. I'm sort of "reflecting" the bad buzz I've gotten throughout the internet. For instance Devin Faraci's "The Reader...Wtf?" article. And he certainly wasn't saying that just because TDK wasn't nominated for best picture.
Jan. 24, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST
3D will do this to you. You're so amazed by the 3D. That you get pulled into the film. You're studying the 3D layers. Wow look at the hamster's hamsterball. It has a 3D outerlayer, ooooh ahhhh. After you leave the theater. You're thinking, what a great movie! No it wasn't good. Even Journey to the center of the earth was enjoyable in 3D. Then you watch it at home on DVD and throw up a few times. I've seen BOLT in 3D and I loved it and non3D and I couldn't sit through it. I have no desire to see that movie again, unless it's in Tru3D.
Jan. 24, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST
You idiot, that's horseshit, the film simply reflects the delusion the couple have in the book, that they're 'better'...it doesnt SUPPORT the idea...what drugs are you fuckin on? PASS
Jan. 24, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST
Frost/Nixon was possibly one of my favourite movies of 2008. The two main performances were great, the script was wonderful and I would even praise the direction.<p>If The Reader is better then I'm going to have to watch it. Ralph Feinnes is also one of my favourite actors (you have to admit that he's pretty great in almost anything whether it's Harry Potter or - one of my favourite movies of all time - The End Of The Affair).<p>I shall watch this.
Jan. 24, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST
Okay, I've never seen her give a bad performance but she seems to get award nominations for everything she does. Glenn Close is a great actress. Meryll Streep is a great actress. I don't know whether I could honestly put Kate Winslett in the same box with those two.<p>But that's just me, I suppose.
Jan. 24, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST
She tasted of strawberry.<p>I liked it and will do it again when she's not looking.
Jan. 24, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST
put Kate Winslet in the field of Meryl Streep and Glenn Close. Minus "The Holiday" a couple of years ago, she has made really excellent choices and is compelling the majority of time.
Jan. 24, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST
she was deaf, and I was 9.
Jan. 24, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST
Holy crap, you guys like to eat shit.
Jan. 24, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST
he was 19 and blind, but he still enjoyed it.
Jan. 24, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST
i skipped through, but i didn't see anything about licking cate, can someone enlighten me? i'd really like to lick cate blanchette, lol. no seriously, please help me out.
Jan. 24, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST
by half vader
Or worse still, Rusty or Rush. Eww. That's what you get for not reading the article properly, slackarse. <p> Cate Blanchett is my age, but somehow she seems older. Maybe it's my inherent lack of poise and refinement or something...
Jan. 24, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST
and btw why didn't Dark knight get more &*%$! nominations?? argh
Jan. 24, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST
...and loved it. Where's your deliverer NOW, Moses?
Jan. 24, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST
was higher on my best of 2008 list than Frost/Nixon and Milk, but lower than Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire. And only Slumdog was in my top 10 out of those movies. I think Button was 16, The Reader was 18 and Milk was 20 (Frost/Nixon didn't make it, though I did really like it). The Dark Knight was the best though, followed by WALL-E.
Jan. 24, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST
Bolt and Wall-E were the two best animated movies in 2008. I didn't see it in 3-d.
Jan. 24, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST
She has essayed every possible permutation of the "psychopathic icy bitch" from one extreme (Fatal Attraction) to the other (Damages) since World According to Garp. Streep can play icy bitch (Devil Wears Prada) but can also play sweet (Sophie's Choice, Bridges of Madison County). Until Winslet can assay half a film in Polish I won't put her on the same level as Streep, but I would definitely place her above Close.
Jan. 24, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST
hence me meeting her [the roommate, I don't think I met ms blanchette, if I did she probably thought I was 'slow']
Jan. 25, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST
by The Ringwraith
It was fantastic, you should give it a chance. Big suprise in every way, up there with Superbad and Knocked up in my opinion.
Jan. 25, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST
by ass clown
I went into this movie expecting a history lesson and a slightly above average piece of cinema, but I left emotionally moved and blown away by the two lead performances. Slumdog Millionaire 2nd, Revolutionary Road 3rd, Gran Torino 4th. I loved the Dark Knight, but I kind of agree with the academy in separating this from the rest of the pack. Heath Ledger will win best supporting actgor though. Also, I'll give a nod to the Wrestler for Mickey Rourke's performance, but the film was too slow to rank up there with the best pics of the year.
Jan. 25, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST
by ass clown
Jan. 25, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST
by ass clown
Dont get me wrong this was an interesting and above average movie. It, however, could have easily been shortened, felt a little too akin to Forest Gump, and was not nearly as well acted as the academy would have you believe. Im a Brad Pitt fan, I think he, along with Christian Bale and Leonardo Dicaprio, choose the best roles in Hollywood and make them their own.
Jan. 25, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST
by half vader
So, only moderately paced, MTV-friendly stuff should be eligible? Yes yes I know your line probably didn't come out right, but WTF dude?! Nothing inherently wrong with slow pacing!