What has happened to Coasterbuzz?

Hey, it's not my fault that the book ending was bout 84,000 times better and may have caused accidents amongst the viewing public....but noooooo, I wanna little happy ending--all tidy and neatly sewn up for now. Wussy.

-'Playa

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Agreed about that ending, 'Playa. I actually liked how he ended the first one, but what's with cutting off approximately one third of the book? And the Ents were royally screwed over. In order to get everything into the next one that shoudl have been in The Two Towers, it's going to have to be about four hours long... (Oh, and if he ignors or glosses over the Scourging of the Shire at the end, I'm going to be really unhappy).

Sethmen, Memento came out in 2001. May of 2001, actually.

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My favorite movie last year was The Two Towers, but I also feel that Scorsese will win Best Director, Gangs of NY-Best Picture and Daniel Day Lewis-Best Actor. If anybody other than Day Lewis wins Best Actor, I will never watch the Oscars again.

While I loved the Two Towers, I completely understand why it 'might' not win much because if you think about it is the middle story. It really has no true beginning and end. The Fellowship was the character introduction and journey starter. Two Towers has an Empire Strikes Back quality to it.

Return of the King will win!

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If you want to see a bad movie, see Reptillian. My friend and I rented it, and we were laughing so hard through it, not because it was funny, but because it was so stupid.

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Screenplay is an award I definitely don't see Chicago winning. Watch Adaptation walk away with Screenplay (Kaufman has to win!), both Supporting awards (for Cooper and Streep), and nothing else. If it was up to me, I'd vote it for Best Picture as well (like a couple others noted above). I don't think TTT is the best movie this year and I didn't think FOTR was the best movie of 2001 (Mulholland Drive).

If Jonze or Anderson get Best Director, I'll be very happy and it will almost redeem them from not voting Lynch last year. Almost... Mmm, Naomi Watts!!

About Memento, it really opened in May 2000 at the Venice Film Festival, but didn't come to the US until January 2001 at Sundance, which made its consideration as a 2001 film. It's limited release then started in March and I'm guessing it finally arrived at a theatre near you GA in May. It was only nominated for Original Screenplay and Best Editing for the 2002 awards and didn't win either one.

Never ever rely on the Academy to actually nominate and award the real greats out there. Since I actually at least like most of the frontrunners, I'll still watch.

-Danny

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(SF)Great American said:
(Oh, and if he ignors or glosses over the Scourging of the Shire at the end, I'm going to be really unhappy).

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If you get the super big DVD (four discs), they have the scene with the gifts from Galadriel in the deleted sections stuff. All Sam gets is rope. Hrm.....

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Disagreeing with most of the posters above, I'm gonna have to go with Minority Report for Best Picture. It most likely will not win, but it was my favorite film of the year. Road To Perdition was a close second, followed by Adaptation. I imagine that either Chicago or Gangs Of New York will actually get the statue.

Also, I vote either Scorsese or Spike Jonze for Best Director. Chris Cooper is a good bet for Supporting Actor. Screenplay definitely goes to Charlie Kaufman.

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Would I be alone in thinking there were no truly great movies in the last year?

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Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

I seriously think that Two Towers was the best movie of the year (followed very closely by Chicago), however, I don't think Peter Jackson will ever get the recognition he deserves. Historically, the first movie of a trilogy gets the most recognition. I mean seriously, look at the Star Wars saga (not the new ones mind you, the original three). They were some of the most incredible movies of their time, and yet, were bared recognized by the Academy. Unfortunately, I think the same thing will happen with LOTR and Jackson. Although this is unarguably the best interpretation of the books the silver screen has ever seen, its not one of the drama/romances that the Academy has such a passion for.

Personally, my only complaint is the way Faramir was portrayed in the movie. Just another version of his brother when the character in the book was totally different.

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Travio, MR is in my top 10 for the year so far! Haven't seen RTP yet.

There are many, you probably just haven't found them Brent. ;) For movies we haven't mentioned, try Bowling for Columbine, Spirited Away, Lilo & Stitch (this may just be personal to me), Brotherhood of the Wolf, 13 Conversations about One Thing, Frailty, and Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. Lovely & Amazing, The Good Girl, Y Tu Mama Tambien, S1m0ne, and Secretary were great, but I'm not sure if everyone will like them.

There are also several like The Pianist, Far From Heaven, Bloody Sunday, The Fast Runner, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Talk to Her, Rodger Dodger, Igby Goes Down, and Frida which I haven't even been able to see yet. Not everyone is going to agree anyways.

If it was up to most people I know, they'll be pissed that Spider-Man, XXX, Austin Powers 3, Jackass, and Die Another Day didn't get nominated for everything, lol.

-Danny

Last year had some great movies. My favorite movie of all time - Ghost World didn't even win best screenplay! They gave it to Gosford Park crap. Ghost World was the funniest most original script I've ever came across. In fact, now I want to be a screenwriter when I grow up..
And oooh was I pissed when A Beautiful Mind won for BP. What a load of beautiful crap. The only reason someone let Ron Howard sit in the director's chair is because he was on Happy Days. His daughter goes to my school though believe it or not. Butthat doesn't make up for bad directing!

Anyways - Everyone should go out and rent Ghost World - it's the greatest movie, ever.

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Danny, I have to disagree with you on Brotherhood of the Wolf. Bold idea, poorly executed. No true hero, characters coming and going, much to long (leave it to the French), and no real enemy (you know what I mean). It could have been B material if the French knew how to edit, but as it stands, the only truly frightening scene, and indeed it is, was the woman in the mud hole. That was intense....:)
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Oh well Rob, you'll have to forgive me (I'm still right though, hehehe). That was my "I'm 13/cool action movie" of the year, lol. It had nice eye candy and was great to look at no doubt. The ending didn't make a lick of sense and I didn't even know it was supposed to be scary. Besides that, I still thought it was fun and intriguing. Kind of like The Cell. Speaking of the French doing something right, you can't forget about Amelie!! :)

-Danny
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I will give you Amelie, City of Lost Children, and La Femme Nikita, but that's probably it...;) I can't think of any others at the moment.... although I am partial to the French directed 5th Element. I love that silly thing!
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Has anyone seen City of God?.........Brazil's entry into the Academy. That movie was so "crushingly" good. I've seen it three times already and wouild definitely see it again

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City of God is still in extreme limited release right now and I can't wait to see it, but I thought it was a 2003 film?? I thought Confessions of a Dangerous Mind was 2003 too, so I could be wrong again! ;)

Rob, have you seen the Three Colors Trilogy (Blue, White, and Red)? I thought Red was one of the best movies ever (with a bigger effect if you've seen the first two). The Fifth Element is a guilty pleasure of mine as well. Where is Leon: The Professional from?

-Danny
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Yeah, well I think that Matrix: Reloaded will win the Oscar for the Best Visual Effects and possibly Best Cinematography in 2004. What!? :)

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If the Academy has to split themselves over two Matrix films in 2003, chances are the "third" in the category will win. ;)

-Danny

Danny, just curious at this point what would be your pick for the *third*??
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Probably, but it depends on which film contains the most techically advanced shot in all history. One of the two films has a extremely mindblowing shot (as if they aren't all mindblowing) that trumps all the rest in the difficulty of capturing. I just can't wait for The Matrices;) to come out this year.

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