dan, man of science

Comments from dan, man of science

Best Picture: Argo
Best Director: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Sliver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Animated Feature: Wreck it Ralph
Best Foreign Film: Amour
Best Original Screenplay: Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay: Argo
Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina
Best Original Song: “Skyfall” from Skyfall
Best Original Score: Life of Pi
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugarman
Best Documentary (Short): Open Heart
Best Makeup & Hairstyling: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Best Production Design: Anna Karenina
Best Film Editing: Argo
Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
Best Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi
Best Short Film (Animated): Paperman
Best Short Film (Live Action): Curfew

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February 24, 2013 on Enter The Videogum Oscar Pool!

I actually liked the Danish version less than the American, and I only watched the Danish version because I was fed up with the remake and just wanted to know who did it. I wouldn`t have even watched the whole thing if it wasn`t for my roommates joining in, who found it equally frustrating, but we just kept going with it because it was fun to see just how incompetent Sarah could be. My flatmates are both Scandinavian by the way, which might not mean anything, but since we all hated it equally I can say it wasn’t just my `merican sensibilities that made me think there were too many red herrings, assholes/dislikable characters, instances where someone shouted `I know you did it!` based on little to no evidence, shoddy police work etc etc etc.

Also, one of my professors said she thought Sarah was a great character because she `didn’t care about family or love interests like most female characters.` So being an asshole to everyone in your life and also being bad at your job makes you a good female character apparently? which is what I wish I had said to her but couldn’t come up with quick enough because I was so dumbstruck someone liked Sarah in first place.

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April 2, 2012 on Was Anyone Excited To Start Watching The Killing Again Last Night?

Or if Walton Goggins was on all the shows ever?

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February 13, 2012 on The Walking Dead S02E08: They Just Kept Coming

I have yet to see Two & a Half Men on tv here, because they are too busy always playing Big Bang Theory and Scrubs and NCIS. But I have only been in the country for a few months, so I guess I missed the worst of it? (Which would have been all the shows I Iisted, plus 2.5 Men, obv.)

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January 31, 2012 on The Perfect Crime: Tweeting About Digging Up Marilyn Monroe’s Grave

Sometimes I’m bad at hearing, but did Adrien Brody say his name is “Mr. Barf”?

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January 20, 2012 on This Week In Movie Trailers, You Guys

someone get Shutterbugs on the line

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October 17, 2011 on Who Should Play Maverick Jr. In Top Gun 2?

too many haircuts to keep track of.

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May 4, 2011 on One Day Trailer, You Guys

I really need to go back in time and change my director pick. Stupid Tom Hooper (might have) lost me $50!

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March 2, 2011 on The 2011 Academy Awards

Best Picture
The King’s Speech

Best Actor
Colin Firth

Best Actress
Natalie Portman

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo

Best Director
David Fincher

Best Original Screenplay
The King’s Speech

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network

Best Foreign Film
In a Better World

Best Animated Film
Toy Story 3

Art Direction
Robert Stromberg (Production Design); Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration)-Alice in Wonderland

Roger Deakins-True Grit

Costume Design
Colleen Atwood-Alice in Wonderland

Documentary Feature
Inside Job

Film Editing
Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter-The Social Network

Sound Editing
Richard King-Inception

Sound Mixing
Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick-Inception

Visual Effects
Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb-Inception

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February 25, 2011 on The Videogum 2011 Academy Awards Pool

We were trying to figure out what the tattoo on Shane’s chest said; I thought it was “Lil’ Baby” my brother thought it was “Lil’ Bandit” and my dad thought it was “Lil’ Breast.” Well, my dad’s is the most accurate I think.

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December 6, 2010 on The Walking Dead S01E06: Season Finale

The good Dale is in the Lodge. Or Stew Room.

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December 2, 2010 on Top Chef: All-Stars S01E01: The Gang’s All Here (And Also Marcel)

If you want some Stiles you’ll have to tune into Dexter this season!

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October 4, 2010 on Mad Men S04E11: “Is That All There Is?”

“The doodler is back!” –slightly inaccurate quote that I half remember

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September 22, 2010 on Running Wilde Is A New TV Show

I didn’t really like the narrator being the little girl. I guess I just hate having someone younger than me tell me what is up.

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September 22, 2010 on Running Wilde Is A New TV Show

Shakespeare in Love.

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September 14, 2010 on The Unfortunate Return Of The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time

Andrew Garfield is the best.

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July 15, 2010 on Hey, Facebook: The Movie Trailer, THX 4 THE ADD! (Of Actual Footage!)

Bowties are cool.

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July 8, 2010 on I’m Not Here To Make Friends, 2010

So far 75% of Miles’ work on the show has involved anuses.

And he is my favorite.

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July 1, 2010 on Top Chef S07E03: A System Of Pies And Barbecues

And yet last night somehow makes that memory seem glorious.

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June 28, 2010 on True Blood S03E03: So This Show Is Just Straight-Up Porno Now?