Oscars 2010

Saturday, 6 March 2010 12:43
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For the first time in six or seven years, I will not be hosting an Oscars chat this year for one very simple reason:

I do not intend to watch the Oscars this year.

It's the first year I'll miss them entirely since 1997 and I don't care. Don't get me wrong, I'm as much in love with movies as I ever have been, but my tolerance for self-congratulatory smug bastardry is so low at the moment I can't even take it for the sake of taking the piss as I usually do. I'm not spending £25 to get the movie channels to watch it, I'm not staying up all night and taking the morning off work the next day just so I can snark and snipe.

Fuck them. Some of these people signed the hateful Polanski petition, others are epic douchewads like Cameron whose movies have done as much damage to the notion of Hollywood movies being intelligent, thoughtful and incisive as George fucking Lucas.

I find it hard to celebrate a business which gave us Paul Blart: Mall Cop, even if it also gave us The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus and other genuinely interesting films. I'm tired of women-hating rom-coms full of rich white smug bastards who don't reflect any kind of reality I'm aware of.

There have always been shit movies. I've seen a lot of them from all eras... but never before has the ratio of good-bad been so skewed to the bad. Maybe the mid-50s, during the first 3D craze, when Hollywood was scared shitless of TV and instead of making good movies just threw gimmicks at the audience.

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!

If you're going to be online tomorrow night, I might well be around cos I'm always awake late at night, but there's no Oscar chat. You're welcome to ping me and say Hi or whatever. Sorry to the literally no people who were looking forward to it.

Oscars 2010

Saturday, 6 March 2010 12:43
apolla: (Default)
For the first time in six or seven years, I will not be hosting an Oscars chat this year for one very simple reason:

I do not intend to watch the Oscars this year.

It's the first year I'll miss them entirely since 1997 and I don't care. Don't get me wrong, I'm as much in love with movies as I ever have been, but my tolerance for self-congratulatory smug bastardry is so low at the moment I can't even take it for the sake of taking the piss as I usually do. I'm not spending £25 to get the movie channels to watch it, I'm not staying up all night and taking the morning off work the next day just so I can snark and snipe.

Fuck them. Some of these people signed the hateful Polanski petition, others are epic douchewads like Cameron whose movies have done as much damage to the notion of Hollywood movies being intelligent, thoughtful and incisive as George fucking Lucas.

I find it hard to celebrate a business which gave us Paul Blart: Mall Cop, even if it also gave us The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus and other genuinely interesting films. I'm tired of women-hating rom-coms full of rich white smug bastards who don't reflect any kind of reality I'm aware of.

There have always been shit movies. I've seen a lot of them from all eras... but never before has the ratio of good-bad been so skewed to the bad. Maybe the mid-50s, during the first 3D craze, when Hollywood was scared shitless of TV and instead of making good movies just threw gimmicks at the audience.

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!

If you're going to be online tomorrow night, I might well be around cos I'm always awake late at night, but there's no Oscar chat. You're welcome to ping me and say Hi or whatever. Sorry to the literally no people who were looking forward to it.
apolla: (George and Arthur)
World,

Tomorrow night is Oscar night and I'll be hanging around this big old internet and I hope you'll join me.

I'll post a link on the night to where the chat will be - I expect it'll be a Yahoo! conference but if anyone has any other suggestions let me know.

It's my eleventh Oscars I think, and if even some of the rumours are true, it sounds like they're mixing it up a bit. Could be great... or it could be Rob Lowe and Snow White.

More than that, I've actually seen ALL the Best Picture nominations already.

All are welcome, and if you've other friends you think are interested, they're welcome too.

 

See you there...


apolla: (George and Arthur)
World,

Tomorrow night is Oscar night and I'll be hanging around this big old internet and I hope you'll join me.

I'll post a link on the night to where the chat will be - I expect it'll be a Yahoo! conference but if anyone has any other suggestions let me know.

It's my eleventh Oscars I think, and if even some of the rumours are true, it sounds like they're mixing it up a bit. Could be great... or it could be Rob Lowe and Snow White.

More than that, I've actually seen ALL the Best Picture nominations already.

All are welcome, and if you've other friends you think are interested, they're welcome too.

 

See you there...


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Hi guys, it's that time of year again. That time of year when we all stock up on snacks, snark and opinions and ready ourselves to unleash our spite and adoration on all those deserving for another night of spangly, sequinned weeping triviality.

Yes, it's Oscar night here on Earth! Are you ready to see Scorsese ignored for another year? Ready for the nonsense, the thrills and the long speeches by FX people you've never heard of?

I haven't been around to chat much since last year, so I'd love to catch anyone who'll be around. Dunno whether it'll be on Y!M conference (does that have a limit on people?) or AIM like last year- any ideas?

So, I'd love to chat with you all, invite some of your pals I don't know- they're all welcome. Even Doris Day fans are welcome at Clare's.

Let the wailing, bitching and sniping commence!
apolla: (Default)
Hi guys, it's that time of year again. That time of year when we all stock up on snacks, snark and opinions and ready ourselves to unleash our spite and adoration on all those deserving for another night of spangly, sequinned weeping triviality.

Yes, it's Oscar night here on Earth! Are you ready to see Scorsese ignored for another year? Ready for the nonsense, the thrills and the long speeches by FX people you've never heard of?

I haven't been around to chat much since last year, so I'd love to catch anyone who'll be around. Dunno whether it'll be on Y!M conference (does that have a limit on people?) or AIM like last year- any ideas?

So, I'd love to chat with you all, invite some of your pals I don't know- they're all welcome. Even Doris Day fans are welcome at Clare's.

Let the wailing, bitching and sniping commence!

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