Less than three months to go until it’s out!
I was gonna post about this last week, but the text of that post would’ve been a lot of %$@!#%$#@ and %$#$@$% like that. Now that I’ve settled down a bit about the Oscar nominations, I can say it much more eloquently:
Wall-E was effing robbed!
Seriously, it was a huge commercial success (something like $500 million overall at the box office) and a critical success — it was the best reviewed movie of the year. So, both critics and the movie-going public say it was one of the best pictures of the year. But, of course, it doesn’t get a Best Picture of the Year nomination from the
Elitist A-holes … err, the Academy.
Meanwhile, what was the critical reaction to the five nominees? Here’s what Rotten Tomatoes says:
The Reader — 60 percent
Milk — 92 percent
Slumdog Millionaire — 95 percent
Frost/Nixon — 91 percent
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — 72 percent
Nice. Not even Dark Knight, which I saw on PPC last weekend and also deserves to be on this list, made the cut.
Prediction: Ratings for this year’s Oscars will be the lowest ever. The Academy is completely out of touch with reality, and the Average Matts of the world just won’t bother watching what’s clearly an art/indie flick awards show.
TIME magazine (correctly) lists Wall-E as the best movie of 2008. Awesome! Says Richard Corliss:
A dirt-of-the-earth guy hooking up with the ultimate ethereal gal, WALL-E and EVE could be the 29th century version of Tracy and Hepburn, or Seth Rogen and any attractive woman. It hardly matters that the movie is not-quite-silent, when it blends art and heart as spectacularly as WALL-E does.
I’m telling ya … Wall-E for Best Picture at the Oscars!
This looks super fun!
As long as I’m on a Pixar theme, there’s this: A guy named Larry and his wife were part of a small group who saw an early screening of the next Pixar film, Up. Larry shared his thoughts about the movie:
Both my wife and I welled up at a few scenes and there is a memorable montage that depicts a couple’s life together that is so poignant, even the toughest critic will be moved. There are still some very funny moments but this picture really stands on its own and is difficult to compare to its Pixar predecessors.
I already can’t wait for this movie. It’ll be out on May 29, 2009.