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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:48 pm

Munich was one of those movies! It had us talking for days. I have to see Brokeback Mountain...
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Unread postby Johnny Fan » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:01 am

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Munich was one of those movies! It had us talking for days. I have to see Brokeback Mountain...


Let us know what you think of it when you see it! I saw a trailer for The Libertine shown before it, when I saw it in January, so that made the movie even more enjoyable for me! :yahoo:
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Unread postby bluebird » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:04 am

The past couple of years I've been going to an Oscar party with some friends and co-workers...They are the kind who have seen EVERY movie nominated....I still have to stuff a couple in before Oscar night...Crash is one of them and W&G: Curse of the Were Rabbit is another. My favorite W&G short is Close Shave!! Love the sheep. I'm renting Were Rabbit this weekend and my grandkids are coming over. We'll watch my personal copy of Corpse Bride, too. and I'll let them vote on their favorite!!!

Sometimes there's a theme for the Oscar party that I go to...Last year you brought food that had a connection with a nominated movie....don't know what this year's theme is yet.
When you arrive everyone is given a piece of paper with all the categories and nominees names and everyone votes....no prize, just the satisfaction of getting them right.....or wrong :lol:

I will probably vote for Judi Dench, just because she's my favorite actress, even though I didn't see her movie....Along with not seeing The Libertine, Mrs. Henderson Presents didn't come anywhere near my area...
Brokeback Mountain surprised me...I figured with all the hype, I'd be prepared for it and not cry....but I did.

enough rambling....

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:09 am

Johnny Fanatic, I was really hoping the TL trailer would have been with Mrs. Henderson Presents since it was also from the :censored: Weinstien Brothers company but no luck. I hope that doesn't mean TL is not coming to Austin... :banghead:

bluebird, I love Close Shave!
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Unread postby Liz » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:15 am

Bluebird, that Oscar Party sounds fun. I would love to have another Oscar Party. I used to have them. I would love to have another when I know JD will be nominated and have a good chance of winning. I love the idea of theme food. What did you bring last year, Bluebird?
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Unread postby Johnny Fan » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:17 am

bluebird wrote:The past couple of years I've been going to an Oscar party with some friends and co-workers...They are the kind who have seen EVERY movie nominated....I still have to stuff a couple in before Oscar night...Crash is one of them and W&G: Curse of the Were Rabbit is another. My favorite W&G short is Close Shave!! Love the sheep. I'm renting Were Rabbit this weekend and my grandkids are coming over. We'll watch my personal copy of Corpse Bride, too. and I'll let them vote on their favorite!!!

Sometimes there's a theme for the Oscar party that I go to...Last year you brought food that had a connection with a nominated movie....don't know what this year's theme is yet.
When you arrive everyone is given a piece of paper with all the categories and nominees names and everyone votes....no prize, just the satisfaction of getting them right.....or wrong :lol:

I will probably vote for Judi Dench, just because she's my favorite actress, even though I didn't see her movie....Along with not seeing The Libertine, Mrs. Henderson Presents didn't come anywhere near my area...
Brokeback Mountain surprised me...I figured with all the hype, I'd be prepared for it and not cry....but I did.

enough rambling....

bluebird


bluebird, your Oscar party sounds like fun! That's cool that you have a different theme for it each year. Crash is another extremely powerful movie. I bet you'll like it when you get a chance to see it. And don't worry, you're not the only one who cried during Brokeback Mountain. I cried too...a lot! :bawl:
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Unread postby Johnny Fan » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:20 am

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Johnny Fanatic, I was really hoping the TL trailer would have been with Mrs. Henderson Presents since it was also from the :censored: Weinstien Brothers company but no luck. I hope that doesn't mean TL is not coming to Austin... :banghead:

bluebird, I love Close Shave!
:applause:

Ladies, please carry on. I will catch up in the morning, must get my beauty rest you know... :-)


I'm sorry that you didn't get to see the trailer for TL before Mrs. Henderson Presents, DITHOT. I hope TL will still play in your area. The amount of commercials on TV for it lately has been very promising-hopefully that means it will play in several areas, and not just art-house theaters!

Good night, DITHOT! (if you want to have some nice Johnny dreams, maybe take a look at the hi-res Bahamas pics Bonnie just posted-those are bound to give you good dreams!) ;-)
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Unread postby bluebird » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:32 am

Liz wrote:Bluebird, that Oscar Party sounds fun. I would love to have another Oscar Party. I used to have them. I would love to have another when I know JD will be nominated and have a good chance of winning. I love the idea of theme food. What did you bring last year, Bluebird?


After I sent that, Liz, I thought, Great, someone's going to ask me what I brought...Last year wasn't easy.....so I went with a bottle of Merlot for Sideways......and my favorite clam dip and crackers. I tucked a few pieces of fake paper money around the plate and renamed it Million Dollar Baby dip.... :blush: lame, I know. But everyone ate it anyway!!!



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Unread postby Liz » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:33 am

Johnny Fanatic wrote:
bluebird wrote:The past couple of years I've been going to an Oscar party with some friends and co-workers...They are the kind who have seen EVERY movie nominated....I still have to stuff a couple in before Oscar night...Crash is one of them and W&G: Curse of the Were Rabbit is another. My favorite W&G short is Close Shave!! Love the sheep. I'm renting Were Rabbit this weekend and my grandkids are coming over. We'll watch my personal copy of Corpse Bride, too. and I'll let them vote on their favorite!!!

Sometimes there's a theme for the Oscar party that I go to...Last year you brought food that had a connection with a nominated movie....don't know what this year's theme is yet.
When you arrive everyone is given a piece of paper with all the categories and nominees names and everyone votes....no prize, just the satisfaction of getting them right.....or wrong :lol:

I will probably vote for Judi Dench, just because she's my favorite actress, even though I didn't see her movie....Along with not seeing The Libertine, Mrs. Henderson Presents didn't come anywhere near my area...
Brokeback Mountain surprised me...I figured with all the hype, I'd be prepared for it and not cry....but I did.

enough rambling....

bluebird


bluebird, your Oscar party sounds like fun! That's cool that you have a different theme for it each year. Crash is another extremely powerful movie. I bet you'll like it when you get a chance to see it. And don't worry, you're not the only one who cried during Brokeback Mountain. I cried too...a lot! :bawl:


Me too! :bawl:
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Unread postby Liz » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:35 am

bluebird wrote:
Liz wrote:Bluebird, that Oscar Party sounds fun. I would love to have another Oscar Party. I used to have them. I would love to have another when I know JD will be nominated and have a good chance of winning. I love the idea of theme food. What did you bring last year, Bluebird?


After I sent that, Liz, I thought, Great, someone's going to ask me what I brought...Last year wasn't easy.....so I went with a bottle of Merlot for Sideways......and my favorite clam dip and crackers. I tucked a few pieces of fake paper money around the plate and renamed it Million Dollar Baby dip.... :blush: lame, I know. But everyone ate it anyway!!!



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Good choice, Bluebird. :cool: You can't go wrong with clam dip or Merlot. Leave it to me to ask the tough questions. :biglaugh:
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Unread postby bluebird » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:49 am

Liz wrote:
bluebird wrote:
Liz wrote:Bluebird, that Oscar Party sounds fun. I would love to have another Oscar Party. I used to have them. I would love to have another when I know JD will be nominated and have a good chance of winning. I love the idea of theme food. What did you bring last year, Bluebird?


After I sent that, Liz, I thought, Great, someone's going to ask me what I brought...Last year wasn't easy.....so I went with a bottle of Merlot for Sideways......and my favorite clam dip and crackers. I tucked a few pieces of fake paper money around the plate and renamed it Million Dollar Baby dip.... :blush: lame, I know. But everyone ate it anyway!!!



bluebird


Good choice, Bluebird. :cool: You can't go wrong with clam dip or Merlot. Leave it to me to ask the tough questions. :biglaugh:



Yep, we can always count on you for that, Liz. You're very good....... :cool:
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Unread postby gilly » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:57 am

Nobody watches it in our household of 3,except me..but I'll only be watching some of it this year :-O ..I want to see if Tim gets his Oscar :bounce: ...isn't Gabriella up for Best Costumes for CATCF[or am I getting muddled with BAFTAS] and I want to see if the Academy remembers William Hurt...who can outact every single person that's been nominated this year,IMHO...I think I'll turn it off after Best Supporting Actor...
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Unread postby Johnny Fan » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:14 am

gilly wrote:Nobody watches it in our household of 3,except me..but I'll only be watching some of it this year :-O ..I want to see if Tim gets his Oscar :bounce: ...isn't Gabriella up for Best Costumes for CATCF[or am I getting muddled with BAFTAS] and I want to see if the Academy remembers William Hurt...who can outact every single person that's been nominated this year,IMHO...I think I'll turn it off after Best Supporting Actor...


gilly, I would love to see Tim finally win an Oscar too. I thought he should have been nominated for Ed Wood and Big Fish. At least he finally has an Oscar nomination now! :cool: You're right, CATCF is nominated for Best Costumes. I would have liked to see it grab a nomination for Art Direction too. The sets were outstanding.

Have you seen William Hurt's performance in A History of Violence, gilly? He really stole all of his scenes in that movie. I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, but there is this one scene where William Hurt's character asks Viggo Mortensen's character a question, and the way Hurt delivered that line was so funny. Everyone laughed so hard during that part at the theater I was in. :lol:
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:13 am

I never watch it live as it dosen't start until about 3am over here or something I always record then I can fast forward over the dross and just watch the giving.
I think it will be Philip Seymour Hoffmans year, he seems to be on a roll anyway and although I haven't seen Capote I believe he is supposed to be very good.I know him from other films and he is an outstanding actor.
I hope Ang Lee gets an award for Brokeback, but I am not so sure it will walk away with the Best Film Oscar, Crash seems to be the dark horse. I wouldn't make any other predictions.

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Unread postby dharma_bum » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:14 am

bluebird wrote:
Liz wrote:Bluebird, that Oscar Party sounds fun. I would love to have another Oscar Party. I used to have them. I would love to have another when I know JD will be nominated and have a good chance of winning. I love the idea of theme food. What did you bring last year, Bluebird?


After I sent that, Liz, I thought, Great, someone's going to ask me what I brought...Last year wasn't easy.....so I went with a bottle of Merlot for Sideways......and my favorite clam dip and crackers. I tucked a few pieces of fake paper money around the plate and renamed it Million Dollar Baby dip.... :blush: lame, I know. But everyone ate it anyway!!!
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Missed posting yesterday... Yes, I'm having my annual Oscar party and I’m pretty much winging it this year. Like others have said, good movies... but I'm just not as emotionally invested.

I've done a themed menu before too! In 2001 the best pictures all took place in different countries... so I had potsticker appetizers to honor Crouching Tiger, an Italian salad commemorating Gladiator, a chicken mole to recognize Traffic and finished with a Chocolate Soufflé for.... well, I think you can guess.

Although I've actually has the most fun creating the invitations. Here's what I did for 2004:

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