Monday, March 06, 2006

Best Picture?

The only Oscar nominated movie that I actually saw ended up being the upset winner for Best Picture at last night's Academy Awards ceremony. When I saw the result on the web this morning, I immediately thought of the only Netflix review that Roxi has ever written. About Crash she wrote: "This show sucks." I give it a little more credit in that Don Cheadle gave a strong performance, but the I didn't appreciate the highly hypocritical Hollywood message. So I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it either. What else is new? And don't take my word for it. Check out what the Filthy Critic had to say about it (foul language alert!).


Bubba said...

I don't know if you watched the Oscars, but I enjoyed George Clooney telling us all that the movie stars are maybe not always mainstream but that is good because they were the first to talk about segregation, etc, etc.

Wes Raine said...

I read about the "highlights" today but I decided several years ago that it wasn't worth my time to watch the show. It's like televising a high school sports awards dinner. It's really important to those that attend and are involved, but no one else would ever want to watch a telecast!

Anyway, I did read about Clooney's comments but I also read about Jon Stewart's. Apparently after a montage of films tackling things like racism, sexism, poverty and war, Stewart remarked "And none of those problems ever occured again."

Bubba's Sis said...

Hollywood people are weirdos.