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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Dacey » February 29th, 2016, 8:22 pm

Now I wish I had seen it. ;)
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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 29th, 2016, 9:43 pm

It splits opinions, but the vfx were great.

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » March 1st, 2016, 9:44 am

Even I will agree to that, though I found the logic in the film so sorely and sadly lacking as to be insulting to the audience.

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Randall » March 1st, 2016, 11:51 pm

Spoken like a true film editor.

But true enough. I liked Ex Machina quite a bit, but the logic breaks down if you examine it too closely, though I differ with Ben on how egregious it is.

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby James » March 2nd, 2016, 12:10 am

The Martian was a lot of fun too but I can rip that thing to shreds with logical errors! Sometimes you have to just enjoy where the film takes you. What I really liked about Ex Machina was how unique it was and how I had no idea what direction the story was going to go while watching it.

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » March 2nd, 2016, 4:50 am

See...I guessed it almost right from the start.

Not that I was looking...but all too often these kinds of things just appear right in front of me. Then, if the film doesn't set up its own rules and play by them, my mind starts to wander and I start noticing all the mistakes and gaps. Ex-Machina, which I really want d to like, had too many of them.

The Martian, on the other hand, was equally filled with gaps in logic (and the so-called scientific accuracy that they kept on about, redundantly), but it was just so well directed and performed with a lightness of touch and humor that just skated it through. With that one you really *could* enjoy it on its own terms, while Machina crushed under the weight of its overblown pomposity.

Good effects though. ;)

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby James » March 2nd, 2016, 9:34 am

That happens to me too, but not this time. Another reason this one had me interested was because the tone was different than anything I'd seen in awhile. And I actually liked most of the performances. But I don't think the story issues were of a deal-breakers as you did!

Just to be clear, while having no idea what direction a story is going in while watching it is a fun experience for me as a movie-goer, that doesn't mean it always works. One of the reasons I was so disappointed in Tomorrowland was that for the first 3/4's of the film I was loving not knowing what was going to happen next. Then it just kinda ended without a direction!

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » March 2nd, 2016, 11:42 am

If you want a different tone, you should see Under The Skin...

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby James » March 2nd, 2016, 1:41 pm

Is that the one with ScarJo? I think it hit around the same time as Lucy. Ex Machina was Shakespeare compared to Lucy!

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » March 2nd, 2016, 1:52 pm

Yep. Lucy is dumb fun though.

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Bill1978 » March 3rd, 2016, 6:40 pm

Cannot believe that I managed equal second. Totally stoked. I shall keep using the strategy I used until I win LOL. Although I have learnt that perhaps BAFTA is a better guide to use than the GGs for acting awards that SAG can't help me with. And I really should learn that Sound Mixing and Sound Editing are considered the same thing with the Academy voters. Is it too early to call that it seems the Bond songs have replaced Disney songs as the default winners of Original song?

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Oscar Contest 2017

Postby James » January 31st, 2017, 2:09 pm

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — during our 13th Annual Oscar Event! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (to be held on Sunday, February 26th, and televised on ABC). The person with the most correct picks will win!

Make your prediction in each category using this form. Don't forget to fill in your Animated Views forum username and password (check your profile if you have forgotten and to confirm that your email address is still correct). Not a forum member? Registration is free and easy so why not sign-up now!

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And our Oscar Event will continue with live chat during the telecast! We'll talk about the people, the fashions, the story-lines, and the awards. We'll also be keeping track who is winning our contest in real time! Results will also be posted online as the awards are announced.

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby James » January 31st, 2017, 2:12 pm

Here are a few links that might be useful.

- This is the contest page with the ballot and rules: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2017

- This is a list of all the people who have entered. On Oscar night this link will keep a live running score of who is winning the contest: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2017/results.php

- This link will allow you to review what you picked and give you the option to download/print a PDF file of all the nominees with your picks highlighted: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2017/review.html

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby James » January 31st, 2017, 2:14 pm

PREVIOUS WINNERS
(and the number they predicted right out of the 22 categories we count)

2005 - DarrenBest (18)
2006 - dgaspar (18), Mercury52 (18)
2007 - Jim Figley (14)
2008 - MrDy83 (16)
2009 - MileHighCinephile (20), Bobbleheadbuddha (20)
2010 - Jafar (19), reeg2223 (18)
2011 - rmh (20)
2012 - Bobbleheadbuddha (18), Soraly (18)
2013 - leonorab (20)
2014 - rgross3, brobr6, djp2000, GeorgeMonkey, instlouis, Jafar, leonorab, ripkenkid843, WalkingDisaster, Joe Kenobi (21)
2015 - dgaspar, Unbreakable Samurai (19)
2016 - Msonsky (18)

RECORDS

- Most wins: 2
Bobbleheadbuddha (2009, 2012)
Jafar (2010, 2014)
leonorab (2013, 2014)
dagspar (2006, 2015)

- Most consecutive wins: 2
leonorab (2013, 2014)

- Most correct picks (out of the 22 categories we count): 21
tie between ten people (2014)

- Easiest year to predict: 2014
ten winners correctly predicted 21 of 22 categories

- Toughest year to predict: 2007
one winner correctly predicted 14 of 22 categories

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby mame66 » February 17th, 2017, 5:55 pm

In relation to all this, ZOOTOPIA is going to be screened at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood before the Oscars!
Feb 20-25!