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Thursday
Jan172013

The Flu

Apologies for my absence. Under the weather for the 17th time this year. I think the evil Flu realized that I kept claiming that my calendar year didn't end until Oscar Night and also overheard my praise for 2013 as a whole new rebirth after the constantly hideous 2012. It put two and two together and saw a window for one last attack! 

Every hour'ish today, I've been startled awake by my own Oscar Fever 'omg I forgot to post something about Amour!'  And as soon I dizzily stumble over to the computer I forget what it is that I've forgotten to say about it. I mean besides the top ten list which is 75% written... stay tuned. During this weird ritual I've realized that they still haven't announced who Amour's producer nominees are for Best Picture. And that, if Argo wins, Ben Affleck wins his second Oscar anyway despite the director "snub" and then they'll "owe" him --ugh! -- and he'll breeze to a third win. Some of my best actresses can't even win one! 

Anyway I hope it's not the flu again and i'm just having an odd day but if it is, at least I have good company. Four day old Golden Globe joke coming at'cha... 

I don't know who made this or i'd give them credit. but thanks for the lolz

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Nat: Um...isn't it kind of an unspoken rule that a film needs a Best Director nomination to have a shot at winning best picture? Right now, it's between Lincoln and Silver Linings with a slight edge to Lincoln because of the currently higher gross and the more "respectable" subject matter.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Looooove the poster! Somebody should make this movie happen. Ang Lee, I'm you looking at you, you all-purpose genius.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRic

Call me crazy but i'd love to see Lars Von Trier direct "The Flu"

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

I was wondering where you had been! Hope you get to feeling better. The poster is genius. :)

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZak

The Ben Affleck pity party is the worst thing to happen this Oscar season. Scott Feinberg is such a smacked ass for even suggesting a write-in campaign.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBia

Driving Miss Daisy won Best Picture without director Bruce Beresford being nommed. It's unlikely this would occur again, but I think ZD30 has a shot at Best Picture.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Does NY do this to you? In a musical theater metropolis, one would assume, you'd have abundant health and happiness.

I'm going to jot down somethings to bring a smile to your face.
-Michelle Pfeiffer's smile
-Micheal Fassbender's backside bend
-Magic Mike

Get well soon.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Feel better. I've been avoiding public spaces whenever possible for the last week. Feel like the zombie plague is nipping at my heels every time I step outside my house.

I think voters will think they "owe" Affleck next time whether Argo wins BP or not! If Affleck next does the Whitey Bolger biopic he's been tossing around with Matt Damon for the last year, watch out! (even though Scorsese and Damon already kind sorta covered that ground with The Departed)

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRoark

I just don't get the love for Argo. I think Affleck did a nice job, but to me, the movie is a sharp, well-crafted thriller-cum-time capsule, but nothing extraordinary. It's not even in the Top Ten.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

brookesboy -- my feelings exactly. but it's kind of a perfect middlegorund movie. it doesn't have the divisiveness of so many of the other pictures. hard to hate it but i my experience a bit hard to love too. A solid movie (no more no less)

volvagia -- that rule gets SPOKEN so often it doesn't qualify as unspoken ;) i think that since it has happened before it can happen again. Particularly this year when things have been up in the air for so long.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

Feel better, Nathan! Find the fluffiest, comfiest pillows you can find! And think of nice things...like David Denby with writer's cramp!

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Nathaniel Rogers for Best Supporting Actor in The Flu. Regardless of your acting ability, Nathaniel, you'd make a better nominee than three or four of this year's Supporting Actor shortlistees.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

Nathaniel, you get sick so often, it seems! Feel better soon.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlola

Nathaniel, I worry about you. I eat a lot of yogurt and it seems to build up my immune system. Maybe you could try that!

This movie The Flu looks a bit like an offspring of Contagion.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel Oak

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