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  1. Mr Cat Dog
    January 15th, 2015 09:30 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    I wish I had your zen mindset at your age! I'm getting it now, slowly but surely. 4 years ago, I was hella pissed off at The King's Speech steamroller but now I wouldn't really be all that bothered if The Imitation Game goes for the British-biopic repeat this year.

    One of the nominees I'm most eager to see is Princess Kaguya (the other being Best Original Song nominee Beyond the Lights). Ghibli films always open really late in the UK so I'm probably going to have to wait until April/May to see it. Although the Animated Feature category is wide open thanks to the absence of The Lego Movie. That one could go in so many different directions; it's wide open races like these that restore my faith in 'awards season'!
  2. Mr Cat Dog
    January 15th, 2015 08:29 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    Now we're all cross-purposes! Yay!

    As I've gotten older, I've sorta managed not to care as much about the actual nominations themselves but just get wrapped up in the spectacle of the whole thing, if that makes sense. At the end of the day, the films you like aren't 'improved' by getting Oscar nominations, much like the ones that are 'snubbed' aren't castigated. When I started off being all obsessive about this, many years ago, I'd get really annoyed if something I liked didn't get a nomination, but now I've got to a stage where I can be happy with things I like (Grand Budapest, Birdman) getting them, and also not feel like crap when things I don't like (Imitation Game/Theory of Everything) get them also. Which is sort of why I often try and look for unexpected treasures, like the Inherent Vice costumes or Marion Cotillard or the like.

    I realise that's a very convoluted answer, but I guess they were OK. Tl;dr and all that!
  3. Mr Cat Dog
    January 15th, 2015 07:59 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    YES FUCKING YES are the exact three words I screamed at my laptop while my brother looked on very confused. Would rather it have been for The Immigrant but I'm happy either way.

    People seem dismayed by the lack of Selma noms (which I'm seeing on Monday so can't comment) and Nightcrawler ones (which I've seen and, for the most part, agree with). My favourite nominee is probably the Costume Design for Inherent Vice. I found the film a bit of a mess, but those costumes were absolutely gorgeous and perfectly in sync with the film's weird vibe. How about you.

    (Also, Pazz and Jop is introducing me to lots and lots of good music this year!)
  4. Mr Cat Dog
    January 14th, 2015 09:27 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    Also, I think The Hum by Hookworms could be up your street, given what I've listened to so far.
  5. Mr Cat Dog
    January 13th, 2015 11:39 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    I knew you'd be an Obvious Child/Edge of Tomorrow fan! I can count on you for that! Is it because of proximity that you managed to see BCTI? It's only played at festivals in the UK so far, so I count myself very lucky to see it.

    As for your recommendations, I saw The Immigrant this year but, because I'm pretentious, put it on my 2013 list. As you can see, I'm also an immense fan. I caught We Own The Night on TV late one night last month and loved it, so you can bet your ass I want to see Two Lovers and The Yards and anything that James Gray does in the future. I kinda wanted to see The Babadook but horror doesn't normally do a lot for me and this one sounded super scary and even the possibility of Essie Davis being brilliant wasn't enough unfortunately. Don't judge me too much! And I like Boyhood a fair bit; it's creeping in to that 2014 list, but more as a film that I have measured appreciation for rather than head-over-heels love that so many others do.

    I've also listened to a fair few albums on your list! Some of them (RTJ2, LP1, Black Messiah and St. Vincent) I'm already in love with, but my favourite new discovery so far is Holy Vacants. I listened to it yesterday evening and, although it's very shouty (which I'm normally not a fan of), it has stayed with me for most of today! I'm making my way through the rest of the list as I type this, Spotify permitting! Have you checked out It's Album Time by Todd Terje? For me, that one and the D'Angelo are duking it out for my AO2014 award!
  6. Mr Cat Dog
    January 13th, 2015 04:47 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    Unless there are real surprises, probably Grand Budapest Hotel or Birdman. Both are some of my favourites of the year, although I imagine the eventual Oscar shortlist will have little overlap with my own!
  7. Mr Cat Dog
    January 12th, 2015 09:15 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    I'm around, but it's pretty much going to be lurking from here on out. I was more surprised that you were still here! Things are OK with me. Excited for Thursday's big announcement: part of me is expecting a much bigger Grand Budapest haul than others are predicting.
  8. Mr Cat Dog
    January 12th, 2015 07:14 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    Ugh, love this list. You've just given me at least 20 new things to listen to!
  9. Hikamaru
    January 11th, 2015 08:21 AM
    Hikamaru
    Quote originally posted by Rest:
    Whattttt. How does one hate Outkast and Gnarls Barkley?
    I'm not much into them, but the main gripe is because respective hits Hey Ya! and Crazy have been overplayed to death and a result I tend to often shut them off when they come on. Overplay factor can be what can destroy a song for me.
  10. antemortem
    May 3rd, 2014 06:03 AM
    antemortem
    Miss you around here. :(

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