Archive for June 30, 2011

The Oscar Quest Update: 13 Months (REMIX)

Sometimes I exceed even my own expectations. When I posted the 13 Months update ten days ago, I figured — that’s it. That’s all I’d be able to watch for the month. Because, eight days ago, I moved from New York to Los Angeles. (Which also explains the time shift in when posts go up.) I figured there’d be no way I could get in enough movies to post another update before the end of July. Yeah, I was wrong.

Turns out, I watched another 50 films. Qu’est-ce que c’est? Oh yeah, I’m a psycho killer. (Fa fa fa fa fa…) 50 films in 10 days. Because what else was I gonna do in an unfurnished apartment while waiting for all my shit to come in? Watch 50 films. That’s what.

That leaves us with only 100 more films to go. Total. I’m such a fucking boss. I also managed to find some heretofore unavailable films (and have leads on some others, but I’m only telling you about what I’ve found as of this posting). It’s all very exciting.

As it stands, of the 100 films left, I have, in my possession, 60 of them. There’s 1 in the Netflix Watch Instant Queue (6-hour mini-series. Really dreading it). Of the remaining 39 that are not in my possession — 15 of them I can’t find anywhere (at the moment), 17 of them I found on DVD via Amazon, Archive Collections or on sites that seem to find old movies and put them out on DVD. Which is a surprising number. And there are also 7 of them that I may have leads on, but I don’t want to presume anything until I have them.

So let’s do this one more time. Here are the final 100 filmsRemix, baby! (more…)

The Oscar Quest: Best Supporting Actor – 1992

Unforgiven. There’s really nothing more I need to say about 1992. It was a great year. Eastwood wins Best Director for it (which I talked about here). Al Pacino finally wins Best Actor, for Scent of a Woman (which I talked about here), Emma Thompson wins Best Actress for Howards End, and Marisa Tomei wins Best Supporting Actress for My Cousin Vinny. Really not a bad decision in the bunch.

And now this category. Another one of those, good decision by default, ones. There really wasn’t much else they could to here.


And the nominees were…

Gene Hackman, Unforgiven

Jaye Davidson, The Crying Game

Jack Nicholson, A Few Good Men

Al Pacino, Glengarry Glen Ross

David Paymer, Mr. Saturday Night (more…)

Pic of the Day: “What do you do for recreation?” “Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.”