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Category: 2010 Oscars Challenge

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2010 Oscars Challenge: 82nd Academy Awards Predictions

After viewing 37 films that were nominated for the Oscars, it is time to give my thoughts as to who I think will win, should win, and I would not mind seeing win: Best Picture Will Win: The Hurt Locker (This was the only film that felt like an Oscar film this year. Last year, Slumdog Millionaire made me feel the exact same way. … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: 82nd Academy Awards Predictions

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2010 Oscars Challenge: The End

And this folks is where my Oscar Challenge ends…. With three films that are not readily available to me, I must call this the end. Burma VJ, Most Dangerous Man, & Which Way Home (all documentaries), will not be viewed this year. However, once they become available I will provide my thoughts. Either tonight or tomorrow morning, I will be providing my predictions of … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: The End

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2010 Oscars Challenge: The White Ribbon

THE WHITE RIBBON Up For: Best Achievement in Cinematography Best Foreign Language Film of the Year Though not viewing any of the other foreign language films this year, I still believe this film is strong enough to win. The White Ribbon never feels like a foreign language film. Though a period piece set in black and white, the film could just as easily take … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: The White Ribbon

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2010 Oscars Challenge: Il Divo

IL DIVO Up For: Best Achievement in Makeup Il Divo proved to be a very odd film. The makeup nomination, from my analysis must come from the formation of the main character, Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. A small, hunched-back, droopy eared man is the basis of this Italian political film. Not sure it quite compares with the complexity and sheer abundance of makeup … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: Il Divo

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2010 Oscars Challenge: The Secret Of Kells

THE SECRET OF KELLS Up For: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year The aesthetics of the Secret of Kells were phenomenal. The animation was spot on, with gorgeous scenes and brilliant animations. The score was exceptionally well done, with upbeat Celtic tunes and the fairy chanting of the young lady doing the voice of Aisling. The voices were well chosen despite the voice … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: The Secret Of Kells

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2010 Oscars Challenge: Drawing To A Close

With only 6 films left to view, 3 of which I cannot find anywhere: Il Divo (Up for Best Make-Up) Most Dangerious Man In America (Up for Best Documentary) Which Way Home (also Up for Best Documentary) My Oscar Challenge is growing to a close. I will save my final predictions after tonight when I view the remaining films (Secret of Kells, Burma VJ, … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: Drawing To A Close

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2010 Oscars Challenge: The Last Station

THE LAST STATION Up For: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role This film deserves the story that preceded it. A friend of mine and I decided to see this film at a 9:55pm showing on a Tuesday night. Upon purchasing our tickets and getting concessions, we walked to the numbered theater that … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: The Last Station

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2010 Oscars Challenge: Wallace & Gromit – A Matter Of Loaf and Death

WALLACE & GROMIT – A MATTER OF LOAF & DEATH Up For: Best Short Film, Animated As the only short film I will be viewing this year, I do not have much to compare this film to. However, this film was solid. Nick Park definitely has enough background to achieve an Oscar from his work. The story of the film is predictable and meant … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: Wallace & Gromit – A Matter Of Loaf and Death

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2010 Oscars Challenge: The Lovely Bones

THE LOVELY BONES Up For: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Did you happen to notice that this film was only nominated for one thing? There was a reason for that. This film was bad, through and through. Yet the one, somewhat shining light of the film was the utter creepiness of Stanley Tucci as the neighborhood killer. I often felt … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: The Lovely Bones

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2010 Oscars Challenge: Precious

PRECIOUS Up For: Best Motion Picture of the Year Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Best Achievement in Directing Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Best Achievement in Editing Precious, as it appears, is worth its weight in gold, at least Oscar gold. Word of mouth made this … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: Precious

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2010 Oscars Challenge: The Messenger

THE MESSENGER Up For: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Occasionally, the Oscar Challenge has helped shine a light on films that, for some reason or another, are glazed over by the local theaters and publicity as a whole. The Messenger was one of those films. Without much knowledge going into The Messenger … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: The Messenger

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2010 Oscars Challenge: An Education

AN EDUCATION Up For: Best Motion Picture of the Year Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published The film An Education was unlike any film I saw it being. The trailers for An Education made the film look scandalous. The result was quite the opposite. Carey Mulligan plays a young woman in … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: An Education