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Old 02-24-2011, 08:14 PM
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As if we needed any more.

Anywho, here's what Anthony Mackie (one of the stars of the Hurt Locker) had to say recently:

"Last year, we were like the dolls of the Oscars. They couldn't even stop us from going up onstage! This year, they don't even give us a ticket! So I hit 'em up (phoned them). (They said), 'Negative'. I'm like, 'I don't need two, I ain't bringing a crew!' and they were like, 'Nah.' Third tier, seat filler, nothing." THE HURT LOCKER star ANTHONY MACKIE has been shut out of Sunday's (27Feb11) Academy Awards, despite the fact he starred in last year's (10) Best Picture winner.

They pampered them last year and look at what they do to them this year.
What a bunch of ungrateful b*stards.

Needless to say, I'm not watching that crap fest this year.

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Old 02-24-2011, 08:33 PM
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They try to put the nominees up in the front. And I wouldn't call Anthony Mackie that big of a star to be honest. I will not be watching the Oscars though.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:38 PM
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The point is, he's not invited back, period.
Not even in the balcony somewhere (where a lot of people can be seated). Completely shut out.

Total lack of class, IMO.

Edit: Btw, he's second billed in the cast (right behind Jeremy Renner). So it's not like he's an extra or something.

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Old 02-24-2011, 10:51 PM
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The Hurt Locker was an excuse to win against Avatar (a poor one, but one nonetheless). It wasn't about critical acclaim, it was about politics, money, and advertising. There's no reason for the Academy to treat anyone related to THL so highly anymore.

The film was picked, advertised, used, and promptly thrown away. It practically held the life of a disposable camera.
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The Hurt Locker was an excuse to win against Avatar (a poor one, but one nonetheless). It wasn't about critical acclaim, it was about politics, money, and advertising. There's no reason for the Academy to treat anyone related to THL so highly anymore.

The film was picked, advertised, used, and promptly thrown away. It practically held the life of a disposable camera.
...seriously? That movie blew me out of the water. It's an amazing, amazing film. Politics were probably a part of it, but that doesn't mean that THL DIDN'T deserve to win.

Which is actually why I'm so peeved at the Oscars for treating it this way - it deserves better than this.
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I really don't care. The Hurt Locker was a terrible film. This just shows that they only gave it awards for two reasons: 1. because they don't like JC (long known, and already proven even BEFORE Avatar with The Abyss) and 2. for the novelty, so they can go 'oh yes, we gave an award to a female director'
I really couldn't care less about this. Woodsprite is absolutely right, it was a terrible film, which they just chose in order to avoid giving the awards to the much better film and director. It genuinely did NOT deserve to win anything, even Avatar aside - there's a reason it is now in bargain bins, and will be completely forgotten in 2-3 years apart from as an entry on Wikpedia's list of oscar winners.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:49 PM
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I really don't care. The Hurt Locker was a terrible film. This just shows that they only gave it awards for two reasons: 1. because they don't like JC (long known, and already proven even BEFORE Avatar with The Abyss) and 2. for the novelty, so they can go 'oh yes, we gave an award to a female director'
I really couldn't care less about this. Woodsprite is absolutely right, it was a terrible film, which they just chose in order to avoid giving the awards to the much better film and director. It genuinely did NOT deserve to win anything, even Avatar aside - there's a reason it is now in bargain bins, and will be completely forgotten in 2-3 years apart from as an entry on Wikpedia's list of oscar winners.
Poor old Hurt Locker. It gets so much hate from the Avatar fandom just because it got one award. And the two are so different, I'm not sure how you can easily compare them.

Why didn't you like it, just curious?
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To be honest, I just didn't like it. The clips they showed during the Oscars didn't have me that interested. Also, then apparently, it's full of inaccuracies and mistakes too, even other than the blindingly obvious ones (something about shooting open a car that contained a bomb?!). Other than that, the simple fact that I'm not pro-Iraq war, so its message is in complete opposition to my view.
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Oh... please tell me that you're not calling it terrible without having seen it? You know you would hate someone for doing that to Avatar.

That said I saw it before Avatar, so I was fortunate enough to have an unbiased viewing, and it was wonderful. Dramatic, Suspenseful, excellently constructed.

If it didn't beat Avatar I'm sure more people on here would like it.
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And there are other reasons to dislike the Oscars.

For example, this year The Social Network was a LOCK to win best picture two or so months ago. It wasn't even close. Then suddenly a media wave comes out of nowhere and The King's Speech is now the clear favorite. So basically, it's just a matter of who can generate the most hype right before the awards, because it seems that most everyone will simply jump on board. People should make up their own mind and stick with it.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:37 PM
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I liked the THL but I don't think it came out on the level that Avatar did.

But anyways, about the Oscars......I wonder if any of the cast of Avatar or Cameron were invited.....heheheh.
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Jim Cameron isn't very popular with the "Hollywood Bunch"... this we know. And for the most part, everyone knows why. BUT, that does not mean that you give the awards and cudos to a different film or director because of it.

AVATAR was a masterpiece and a genuine work of art. It required ALOT MORE imagination and creativity, as well as graphic artestry than THL did, IMO.
Not to slight THL, the acting was very good and I did enjoy the movie, but doesn't even come close to the "buckets of sweat" and "pints of blood" it took to put AVATAR together, and have it work as well as it did. Look at the box office revenues... that speaks volumes for Cameron and his crew, as well as the actors.

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I won't comment on The Hurt Locker, since I haven't seen that film. However, I agree with icu.

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If it didn't beat Avatar I'm sure more people on here would like it.
But the Oscars certainly lack any sense of courtesy.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:24 PM
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But the Oscars certainly lack any sense of courtesy.
AC130 -- I couldn't have said it better.

I'm boycotting the Oscars.... The only reason I watched last year... well, you pretty much know the answer to that.

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Hurt Locker had excellent acting, incredible emotion, and fantastic cinematography.

But it had the feel of a dragging documentary with no plot. It was terribly uninteresting, and I was determined to give it a fair chance while watching. I'm sorry, I'm a regular watcher of the Military Channel and History Channel, and watching "The Hurt Locker" was like watching a slightly more intense version of "Marine Corps Survival School" (love that show).

And this is all on top of the fact that it wasn't nearly close to what the bomb defusers actually do (according to real marines), and nowhere near as dangerous. So there's your realism out the door.

I just didn't like it at all. I saw the whole thing through, tried to get interested, and failed. Trust me, I've done this with other films too, and it's worked before. For example, when I was getting all pissed off back in '08 about "Slumdog Millionaire" getting so much more attention than "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (which I loved so much and very much wanted to win Best Picture), I finally went to see what all the fuss was about in theaters, and I walked in with an open mind. Would I like "Slumdog"? I DID. I loved it. And my opinion changed, thinking that I wouldn't mind too much if Slumdog won over Benjamin Button. The same thing, in fact, is happening this year with me. I really, really want "Inception" to win Best Picture... but after seeing "The King's Speech", I've gotta say that I wouldn't mind so much if it won over "Inception". It was that good, I thought.

But "The Hurt Locker"... no. Never did anything for me, never did anything to gain fame, never did anything to stand out (just another war movie), and never did anything for the majority of the audience (considering how it's the lowest-grossing film to have ever won Best Picture). It's just... in my humble opinion, it's just a "whatever" movie, in that I thought, "Whatever" after watching (along with a pinch of "What the hell? This deserved Best Picture?"). Even my mother, who hates Avatar, has agreed that Avatar deserved to win over "The Hurt Locker". We're talking about a woman who HATES AVATAR, saying it deserved to win over "The Hurt Locker". Think about that.

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