Juno sucked hard. It was like what every hipster wants an “indie” film to be. Basically, a bunch of Kimya Dawson fans got together, jerked off onto a piece of paper, handed it to Jason Reitman and said, “PUHLEASE MAKE THIS INTO A MOVIE”.
Then he did and everybody loved the hell out of it. Except for people who know the difference between a magic trick and a piece of cinema.
Also, I hate how ever goddamn AMERICAN APPAREL sucking teenager all of a sudden had a newfound love for Herschell Gordon Lewis and The Wizard of Gore. I met the man and he’s nothing they’d like and they’re nothing he’d like.
Side note: Best experience of 2007 was when I saw Grindhouse with my friend and her dad, Ray Sager, who played the title role in The Wizard of Gore. Pretty much made my year.
But anyway, the Oscars proved to be a sham that year, as they do every year, they jump between critical favorites and audience favorites, wrap them up together and then go for broke. Their “foreign film” section is a cruel joke.
Rescue Dawn blew too, if you like Herzog, you couldn’t possibly have enjoyed that film.
Did There Will Be Blood win Best Picture? No, they gave it to the Coen brothers, for an okay film based on a fantast novel. That award was more for the novel than the film. The Oscars are too political, too Hollywooded out their asses and they need a good change in leadership.
Actually Diablo Cody had no contributions to the music, except for th in the script refrences to The Stooges and Sonic Youth. It was Ellen Page who showed all these tracks to Jason Reitman and he ended up loving them and used them. Ellen practically changed the ending, since they end up singing that song.
No Country was a great film, but I did enjoy Blood a lot better. But if you look back Juno didn’t get jack shit except for the best screenplay award. Jason Reitman should not have been nominated, the same goes to Ellen Page. They did great jobs but not worthy of a nomination, biggest sham since The Paper Moon incident where Tatum O’Neal was awarded the best supporting actress award. She was the lead for Christ Sake!