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6th Floor Blog’s Academy Awards

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Sara, Frank, and Scott.

Subject: 6th Floor Blog Oscars

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Presenting 6th Floor Blog’s Oscar nominees for must-see movies!

The Dark Knight

It seems like this movie only got recognition because Heath Ledger died after doing an excellent job portraying the Joker, but it was really an excellent movie. I’d even venture to say the best Batman movie ever.

I agree. It was a great movie; suspense, action, excitement. It borrowed from the comics obviously, but it was an original story, and a compelling one.

Quantum of Solace

Spectacular or not, you have to go see a Bond movie.

Action, explosion, gadgets, cars. It’s hard to make a bad Bond movie, and that means it’s always worth seeing.

The only thing to debate is if you liked the Bond Girl, or if the movie didn’t have enough over the top explosions.

Wanted

This is certainly not a serious movie, and as such would never ever be considered a ‘great’ movie, but I sure enjoyed watching it.

Sometimes complete ridiculousness, like curving bullets, is fun. All the silly stuff they do such as Angelina Jolie (and that’s almost enough of a reason to see a movie in it of herself) scooping up the cowering ‘hero’ with her car., is just zany. Sometimes it’s more fun to just say ‘screw physics’.

That was my entire college philosophy!

Cloverfield

We may be biased about this one, being in New York, but I felt this was a rather compelling movie, despite all the crazy cult hype.

The problem was people looking for a monster movie or comparing it to Godzilla. It wasn’t about the monster, it was about the journey of the characters through the city while the monster attacked.

The reason they didn’t just run for the border was a little bit of a stretch, but after you accept that, it was interesting. I enjoyed the different way it was filmed, as if from the camera the guy carried around the whole movie.

Now that was a little contrived. Who would keep carrying the damn thing around at that point? It must’ve been an awesome camera, but still, good movie.

Iron Man

I liked Iron Man. I know some didn’t, but it was a good comic book movie, and he had some excellent cars.

It was half Iron Man, half Tony Stark. I think it was rather well done for an origin story movie. I’d like to see more.

He’ll be in the Avengers movie right? When’s that come out?

2011.

Damn.

February 20th, 2009 by Frank in 6th Floor
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Frank’s Hot

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Tabitha, Frank, and Scott.

Subject: Frank’s Hot

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Frank walks into Starbucks to meet Ann, Tabitha and Scott.

When you called me and told me to come hang out at Starbucks, you should’ve told me it was warm out. I’m dying in this winter coat!” Frank exclaims, flinging his coat on a chair and sitting down.

You have heard of checking the weather right? They publish this sort of information.”

Or you could’ve turned around and gone back upstairs once you realized it was warm today.”

I didn’t think to check, I figured it was February. And cold. And once I was outside, no way I was headed all the way back upstairs.”

True, you’re late as it is.”

Hey! Frank made it! Howyadoingbuddy?” Scott says, walking over from behind the counter.

I’m hot.”

That’s what she said!”

Tabitha punches Scott in the arm.

Ow! You been working out or something?”

Just the practice I get from punching you. You seem to be saying an extraordinary amount of punch-worthy things lately.”

Your normal Cappuccino Frank?”

Nah, I gotta have something cold. How about one of those new Tazo-lattes?”

Sure.”

Of course, a blender drink.” Scott mutters under his breath, walking away.

You guys want to watch the Oscars on Sunday?”

Sure. I’m hoping Milk does well, I liked that movie.”

I haven’t really seen any of those movies. I was talking about this with Sara, I don’t think these are ever really the ‘best’ movies of the year. They only consider a small subset of movies,always the ‘artsy’ ones.”

I almost never have seen many of the nominees, I watch movies for entertainment.”

I think most people do. I’d rather read a book for a great story, there is only so much you can do in a two hour movie.”

I’m going to make myself a list of the real best movies of the year. “

Oooh..I’ll help you with that.” Scott says, dropping off Frank’s drink.

You’re working.”

Tonight then. I’m sure Sara wants to help anyway.”

February 19th, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor
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Semi-Live Oscar Blog

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: Semi-Live Oscar Blog

“You know what annoys me the most about the Oscars? The short films. I want to be able to see them!!”

I agree with you on that. At least put them online or something. The way it is it’s definitely the most ‘who cares’ part of the show.”

We actually saw short films at Tribeca last year, but none of them were even nominated.”

“I would’ve loved to see Onion Underwater up there.”

Yeah, I really enjoyed that one. The cow one was kind of interesting too.”

“Last year I actually spent some time searching the Internet trying to find some of the nominated films. I had absolutely no luck.”

I think they should have a ‘best quote’ category. ‘Take the gun, Leave the cannoli!’”

Hey! I’m walking here, I’m walking here!”

What were some good quotes from last year?”

I can’t think of any off the top of my head.”

It’d probably end up tainted anyway. They’d vote for all the artsy meaningful quotes.”

Probably.”

“I don’t know if I’d even bother watching if it wasn’t Jon Stewart hosting.”

I’m only really watching for the outfits. I didn’t go out and see most of the popularly nominated movies.”

Wow, Bourne Ultimatum is actually nominated for something?”

“You didn’t like it?”

No, I liked it. I just didn’t expect it to get any respect from the Academy.”

Oh, Transformers! All those cool robot sounds? That’s gotta win sound editing.”

Wow, Bourne won. Nice.”

Sound mixing? What’d the difference between editing and mixing?”

Sound editing is creating and fixing the sounds for the movie, mixing is basically adjusting all the volumes for the sounds and voices so they sound good.”

No way Bourne’s going to win twice. They’ll want to spread it out.”

Bourne again. Nice. A movie I’ve actually seen and enjoyed.”

Wii! They’re playing Wii sports!”

That’s freaking awesome.”

“I’d love to play games on a screen that size.”

Me too. Oh..another musical performance. These are kind of boring me.”

I think Juno is the only best picture nominee that I have even a little interest in seeing. If there were more of the movies I enjoyed last year, maybe I wouldn’t be so bored watching some of this.”

“That’s why I’m blogging through it. I’m glad we’re on Tivo and able to skip some of the commercials.”

Bourne won film editing too. Wow, I bet no one suspected that would win three Oscars.”

I guess they really liked how the movie was made. I wonder if they really even care about the story.”

“Have to see if it wins a writing award.”

Is it nominated for one?”

“Dunno. Guess we’ll wait and see.”

If I don’t fall asleep first.”

“If you do the results are in the paper tomorrow anyway.”

It’s 10:40. Probably less than an hour remaining, I think you can tough it out.”

“That’s true. You know Sara, looking at that list of the recent best picture nominees, they’re not always all these artsy uninteresting ones like you claim. Gladiator? Lord of the Rings?”

You’re right. Maybe it’s just lately. There is always next year.”

Anyone want to make a bet on Best Picture?”

“Nah, but I’m tired of trying to write and watch so I’m going to stop. My guess at Best Picture is Atonement.”

I’ll go with Juno just to be different.”

February 25th, 2008 by Ann in 6th Floor
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