Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Do Tunas Have Thumbs?

As the year draws to an end, everybody starts preparing lists. List of things done. Things undone. Wonderful things. Horrible things. Fat things. Skinny things. Things who climb on rocks....

One of the first lists I've run across thus far is Roger Ebert's list of the 10 Best Movies of 2005. Because the Oscar Derby is right around the corner (give or take several months), it's never too early to start figuring out the cinematic winners and losers. Ebert's picks?
  • Crash
  • Syriana
  • Munich
  • Junebug
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Me and You and Everyone We Know
  • Nine Lives
  • King Kong
  • Yes
  • Millions
Now, when you're talking movies, you always need a counterpoint. You cannot take one man's word for it -- you have to hear from the other side of the aisle. Which is where I come in. GreenTuna's thoughts on Ebert's picks:
  • Never heard of it.
  • Just came out. I think.
  • Not even here yet.
  • Never heard of it.
  • Heard lots about it, but keep channeling South Park.
  • Never heard of it.
  • Never heard of it.
  • A big monkey makes a lot of noise and wrecks things (tm BSTuna)
  • Never heard of it.
  • Never heard of it.
Ebert also compiles a list of "Jury Prize" films -- things that should have won but did not. Of these 11 films, I've seen none. In another list he calls his "Special Jury Awards," of the 29 films listed alphabetically, I've seen none. Documentaries? here I fare slightly better, because I did manage to see the penguin movie. In Ebert's list of five films that he feels were overlooked, I managed to overlook every single one of them.


In his list of Best Animated Films I'm three-for-three! Wallace and Gromit, Corpse Bride AND Robots. Check. Check. And Check. If it's a kids movie, then I have a snowball's chance of having seen it. Sad to say, I'm fairly certain these three won't be Oscar feature film nominees. It's time to stock up on Milk Duds and popcorn. I have a bit of catching up to do.

1 comment:

lifeonhold said...

If nothing better is going on, that is.