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Inception: Why So Serious?

Although I missed the whole thing, apparently there was a sort of Twitter fight about whether or not the Dark Knight fan base had it in for anyone who dared to say a negative thing about Inception. This, because some have seen the…

Is Watchmen the Next Dark Knight?

Anne Thompson asks, in her column at the Daily Beast. I think we all know the answer to that question. The Dark Knight was, I think, a bit of a fluke. It had a lot of things coming together at once, including the untimely death of Heath…

The Dark Knight Continues to Generate Talk

I'm trying to drop it but others keep bringing it up and if they're going to bring it up, well, what can do but go back on the offense. Sorry, readers, guilty. David Poland writes this: One of the blog commenters can't seem to separate…

Old News is Good News

The Bagger points us to this story by Linda Obst appearing in the Atlantic. For us, it's a news flash (cue the "get over it," "move beyond it," " fangirl" comments): But in an apparent act of masochism, we in the Academy didn‚Äôt see fit…

Bagger Comes Around…

If only, if only. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-rkpgchJOA New drinking game. Every time someone writes "Get over it! The Dark Knight sucked!" That's one. "Sasha is such a fangirl!" That's worth a tequila shot. This scene, by the…

The State of the Race: Happy Endings

Resolution, justification, redemption and an impulse to play it safe define this year's Best Picture nominees. All five of them are safe choices, which could mean progress in certain areas - a Bollywood-esque movie, a film where two men…

Hate to Disagree But…

David Carr writing for the New York Times: Sure, the big studio movie ‚ÄúThe Dark Knight‚Äù came up short, but that probably had less to do with who made it and how much it brought in than with a third act that left some moviegoers and…

Poll Says Less Politics, More Dark Knight

Fandango has commissioned a poll of 7000 moviegoers to come up with these results, a whopping 70% said they would be more inclined to watch if The Dark Knight was nominated -- then again, can anyone really trust internet polls? The results…

Dark Knight of the Soul

Tom O'Neil knows what it's like to put oneself on the line during Oscar season. It can sometimes be not too pretty of a picture. The only really bizarre twist of this season could come if the Dark Knight is shut out of Best Picture on…

Goodbye.

BATMOBILE VOICE Damage catastrophic. Initiate eject and self-destruct. EXPLOSIVE BOLTS FIRE all around the pod... BATMOBILE VOICE Goodbye. =^= Scene outside Madame Tussaud's in Amsterdam. "We're not taking him back here," said museum…

West Point Cadets honor Bond, Batman, Milk

Thanks to Lee for pointing us to recognition of Harvey Milk from an unexpected corner as the highlight of a headline from the West Point website. Proud to see Van Sant fans undaunted in naming Harvey Milk a nominee for the annual Cadet…

Best Pic: Sweating the Dark Knight

The Oscar game is an elaborate charade, a game, a snapshot in time that lives, breathes, writhes, flows, evolves and ultimately finds itself stuck in hardening amber for all time, only to be picked up years later and looked at with…

One Vote

The Carpetbagger asks his readers if they could have one vote for Best Picture, which would they pick? It looks like most are divided on Milk and Slumdog, with the occasional Dark Knight thrown in for good measure. It's a tough decision…

Pondering Heath Ledger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOEvVY67Dmg Heath Ledger has been a so-called frontrunner for so long everyone seems to take it for granted that he was good and yet anyone who writes about this stuff no longer feels that rush of excitement…

When in Doubt, Go with the Obvious

It is looking less and less likely that there will be any shifts or surprises in the last act of the 2008 Oscar race. The DGA is really the only group that can turn it around. Announcing their nominations on the 8th of January, with ballots…

The Oscar Eye’s Awards Tally Up

Erik Childress is keeping a nice Eye on things, and currently has the tally this way: Slumdog Millionaire in the lead, the Gurus of Gold also has the film in the number one spot. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is in second place,…