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    Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Thoughts on hoops, Korie Lucious, Steve Dillion, the Oscars, etc.

    Chris Williams' Monday Musings at CycloneFanatic.com: 2-28 Edition | Cyclone Fanatic



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    King's Speech was a solid movie. Of the eight of nominees I saw, only Winter's Bone, Toy Story 3, or The Kids Are All Right winning would have made me go "WTF?"



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Agree with you on The Town, Chris. I thought it was one of the best I've seen this year too. I like almost all westerns, and True Grit was no exception. But I had to agree with the pick of The King's Speech as best movie. It was one of those movies that sounded boring and I really didn't care if I saw it, but the wife got me there and I'm glad she did. It was a great movie, and the fact it was a true story made it even better. And I lost my honey when the funeral director went down last week on the bachelor. I'd have dumped Ashley long before her.



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    King's Speech was a solid movie. Of the eight of nominees I saw, only Winter's Bone, Toy Story 3, or The Kids Are All Right winning would have made me go "WTF?"
    You didn't like Winter's Bone or Toy Story 3? I thought both were great (didn't see The Kids Are Alright, but heard good things about it).


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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by sdillon500 View Post
    You didn't like Winter's Bone or Toy Story 3? I thought both were great (didn't see The Kids Are Alright, but heard good things about it).
    I liked them both a lot actually, I just thought there were some definite tiers to the nominees this year, and didn't think they were on the top one. Still excellent though, don't get me wrong.

    The Kids Are All Right was...ok. Well acted for sure (I think you could have justified an Annette Benning over Natalie Portman upset) but I kind of think it may have benefitted from the same "gay bump" that gave Brokeback Mountain so much hype. It was good, but I think you could definitely have given a nomination to something like The Town over that movie.



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    I'm going to google "gay bump". You have me intrigued.



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I'm going to google "gay bump". You have me intrigued.
    Nothing much too it, just a theory that movies dealing with gay issues tend to get a little bit of disproportionate love from the academy (see Brokeback Mountain, Milk, etc.). Not that those are bad movies, or that I don't respect them for tackling those subjects, but in my personal opinion they weren't as good as the awards and hype would have you believe.



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Thoughts on hoops, Korie Lucious, Steve Dillion, the Oscars, etc.

    Chris Williams' Monday Musings at CycloneFanatic.com: 2-28 Edition | Cyclone Fanatic
    Pure Country 2 WTF???? It is true that they will make a sequel out of any movie no matter how horrible the first one was. Sounds like some straight to DVD awesomeness.



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Nothing much too it, just a theory that movies dealing with gay issues tend to get a little bit of disproportionate love from the academy (see Brokeback Mountain, Milk, etc.). Not that those are bad movies, or that I don't respect them for tackling those subjects, but in my personal opinion they weren't as good as the awards and hype would have you believe.
    Agree 100%



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Nothing much too it, just a theory that movies dealing with gay issues tend to get a little bit of disproportionate love from the academy (see Brokeback Mountain, Milk, etc.). Not that those are bad movies, or that I don't respect them for tackling those subjects, but in my personal opinion they weren't as good as the awards and hype would have you believe.
    I knew what you meant but the phrase "gay bump" sounds much more 'X' rated. I agree with you, by the way.



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    Pure Country 2 WTF???? It is true that they will make a sequel out of any movie no matter how horrible the first one was. Sounds like some straight to DVD awesomeness.
    I can understand a guy making fun of Pure Country 2, but I'll be damned if I am going to sit here and let you berate one of the greatest movies of all-time, Pure Country.

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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    I enjoyed The Town, but i'm not sure it was Oscar worthy. There was nothing to special about the plot, kinda predictable. Again though, i enjoyed watching it at home and didn't feel it was a waste of my time.



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    I enjoyed The Town, but i'm not sure it was Oscar worthy. There was nothing to special about the plot, kinda predictable. Again though, i enjoyed watching it at home and didn't feel it was a waste of my time.
    I am in no way upset that it didn't get nominated, because it wouldn't have contended with the top few nominees. But it does seem like it's about as good of a movie as The Kids Are All Right (at least to my taste). That was my only point.



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    Re: Williams Monday Musings for Feb. 28, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I'm going to google "gay bump". You have me intrigued.
    I wouldn't recommend doing that at work.



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