Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Juno There Will Be No Blood For Old Country Men AKA Dartflix Edition #31

The results are finally in and yet another award season is over, the three breakout films of the year were “No Country For Old Men”, “There Will Be Blood” and “Juno”. At the Independent Spirit Awards, "Juno" and "I’m Not There" kicked more ass then Bruce Lee in one of those scenes where he gets surrounded by a gang of people that attack him one by one. Diablo Cody got both screenwriting awards and “No Country For Old Men”and the Coen brothers stomped all competition to win Best Director and Best Film Oscars at the Academy Awards.

At The Independent Spirit Awards “The Diving Bell and The Butterfly”, “The Savages” and “I’m Not There” racked up a few accolades as well. In both award shows, “Once” took away Best Foreign Film and Best Original Song honors (Dublin stand up!).

I was surprised that Cate Blanchett didn’t win in either category and that Marion Cottilard and Tilda Swinton both walked away with Oscars. I didn’t see “La Vie En Rose” so I honestly don’t know if she even deserved it and if anyone was going to win besides Cate it would have to be Tilda Swinton. I do remember a few people wondering if any Americans were gonna win anything on that night (I could’ve told ‘em no). Javier Bardem and Daniel Day Lewis were not going to be denied that evening. Even Chiwitel Eijiofor won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Ellen Page and Phillip Seymour Hoffman (son of Dustin) both won at the ISA’s as well. Was I the only one weirded out/uncomfortable at how often Ellen Page kept saying she was in love with the director? His wife was right there! As far as the shows themselves, the Independent Spirit Awards are always much more entertaining and Rainn Wilson was hilarious. John Stewart did as much as he could to inject some life into the Academy Awards but it was still largely a snoozefest.

I still don’t understand how Whoopi Goldberg was left out of the host’s montage (she hosted the fuckin’ show four times!) and how Brad Renfro got slighted in the memorial when as I pointed out a few blogs ago he died exactly one week before Heath Ledger, also of an accidental drug overdose.

I’m just glad this is all over so we can get everything back to normal and focus on movies people have actually seen for a change. Rest In Peace to everyone that’s passed away , especially Tony Silver. Now let’s get on with the movie stuff:

Top 5 ImDb Trailers Of The Ides Of February (2.16.08-2.29.08):

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull


Smiley Face

The List

Top 5 Apple Trailers Of The Ides Of February (2.16.08-2.29.08):

Boarding Gate

The Happening


The Life Before Her Eyes

Cassandra’s Dream

Movies to consider adding to your queue or renting through either Redbox or Netflix:

Civic Duty
Gone Baby Gone
We Own The Night
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward James Ford
Across The Universe
The Legend Of The Black Scorpion
The Darjeeling Limited
Justice League-The New Frontier (2 Disc Special Edition)
Extras-The Extra Special Series Finale
Day Zero
The Amateurs
Hotel Babylon-Season 1 (series)
To Kill A King
Blue Note: A Story Of Modern Jazz
30 Days Of Night
American Meth
Black Irish
The Killing Of John Lennon
The Last Hit Man
Finishing The Game
The Prisoner Or How I Planned To Kill Tony Blair
The Air I Breathe
Storm Warning
How To Rob A Bank
The Tracey Fragments

Dart’s Picks:
30 Days Of Night-I was a fan of the source material and the film delivered in every way possible. Rent or buy it.

Beowulf-This movie managed to be both artistic and entertaining at the same time . I dug it.

The Darjeeling Limited-I am a fan of Wes Anderson’s previous work and this was along the same lines as all of his joints. It is not for everyone and it may bore the shit out of you if you didn't like "The Life Aquatic" or "The Royal Tenenbaums" then do not bother with this one.

Civic Duty-You need to rent this and see it now. I almost forgot it coame out until Buc rented it from a Redbox a few days ago.

Dart’s WTF? Awards/Watch This Bullshit At Your Own Risk:
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium- It doesn’t come out until next week but it sucked so bad I feel the need to hate on it prematurely.

Highlander: The Source- Unless it’s animated, I don’t care to see anything Highlander related. Scratch that, fuck all things Highlander related forever and ever Amen.


S-Diggy said...

man this is my favorite blog.

you wanna help me out tho?

im lookin for some cool movies based on comics but i can't find any. recommendations, mang?


Dart Adams said...

I'd have to start with:

The Blade and Spiderman trilogies have done far and away the best jobs...all the other ones have pretty much sucked (hopefully Iron Man, Hulk and The Dark Knight all break that trend)

Batman Begins was damn good

Crying Freeman anime based on the books, the Mark Dacascos movie

Dragon Tiger Gate (based on the Chinese comic books)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (just the first one and/or the new animated one)

The new Punisher one was okay (the first was hot garbage)

30 Days Of Night was ill

Sin City was ill

300, of course.

Southland Tales will be out later this March.

I could literally write a book about it.