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    Because it's Oscar season. The logic is that voters can't remember any movies from before October, so all of the "prestige films" get backloaded into the final three months of the year to qualify for the Oscars/other award shows. At least in America. In the rest of the world, we have to wait for months afterwards, normally!
    Is this the reason why summer blockbusters never win a lot of oscar awards? The summer blockbusters are what determine the quality and future of Hollywood because it's where some of the most memorable movies were released.
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    Somewhat of a good thing, actually, as the usual flood of B-grade Christmas movies begins to wear thin after a while.
    Yeap, I prefer having good Christmas movies rather than putting out bad ones every year :)
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    Yeap, I prefer having good Christmas movies rather than putting out bad ones every year :)
    Good Christmas movies do come out every once in a while! Just... not memorable ones :(
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    Old December 17th, 2012 (3:13 PM).
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      The only good Christmas movie that's good this year is Rise of the Guardians, but I don't know if that counts as it also covers Easter.
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      Is this the reason why summer blockbusters never win a lot of oscar awards? The summer blockbusters are what determine the quality and future of Hollywood because it's where some of the most memorable movies were released.
      Producers usually work on their movies and tries to perfect them for the summer blockbusters, and usually releases it on July 4 :)
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      Old December 18th, 2012 (1:49 PM).
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        Is this the reason why summer blockbusters never win a lot of oscar awards? The summer blockbusters are what determine the quality and future of Hollywood because it's where some of the most memorable movies were released.
        Often the big tentpole summer movies pop up in the technical categories. If you look at the Best Sound Editing/Sound Mixing Categories over the years, you'll often find a lot of blockbusters in those. Best Visual Effects and sometimes Best Editing as well. I believe all three Transformers films were nominated for the Sound awards; the final Bourne film won both Sound categories and Editing when it was nominated. Batman franchise have been good with tech noms as well. This year, I can't imagine that Dark Knight Rises/Avengers won't be nominated for at least some of the nominations mentioned above.

        But as far as high-powered nominations go: Best Picture, Best Actor etc. unless the film has been rapturously received throughout the year, it's very unlikely that a summer movie will crack those top races. Which is sometimes unfortunate, as there are often a lot of hidden gems released earlier in the year that get swept under the rug come awards season.
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        Old December 18th, 2012 (3:00 PM).
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        The summer blockbusters of this year can't really compete with Argo, sadly :( Jon would know more about this than me, but Argo is most likely going to be the Academy's darling child for the 2013 awards, getting at least the Best Picture award amongst other things.
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        Huh. Argo must be something then. I'd only heard it was good from, er, old people who I didn't think had good taste. I'll have to put that on my list as well.
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        The summer blockbusters of this year can't really compete with Argo, sadly :( Jon would know more about this than me, but Argo is most likely going to be the Academy's darling child for the 2013 awards, getting at least the Best Picture award amongst other things.
        Right now Zero Dark Thirty's getting all the attention and buzz. WHICH FACTUAL BASED ON A TRUE STORY POLITICAL DRAMA WILL IT BE?
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        Still haven't gotten to seeing Argo yet :(
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        Old December 19th, 2012 (7:14 AM).
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          See, that's my problem. Movies that usually win the oscars are drama films rather than movies from other genres.
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          this is relevant because you are discussing movies
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            Anybody ever heard of Emperor or Wolves in the Throne Room? I've been listening to a lot of atmospheric metal recently, so if anyone knows any black/doom metal bands similar to those two with a symphonic/atmospheric flair to them, let me know.
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            Day After Tomorrow: hurricanes cause below freezing temperatures while the icecaps melt and flood the world with more than 50 times the water actually held in the ice caps. Totally believable.
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            I haven't seen Argo yet but I do remember wanting to see it from the trailers. I didn't go because I couldn't get anybody to go with me and I'm co-dependent and can do nothing for or by myself.

            I hope it doesn't become the golden child of the Academy Awards, though. Because, you know, Les Mis.
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              Plus it's Universal Studio's 100th anniversary; they need a movie that's not only memorable like E.T. and Back to the Future, but also win academy awards, and Les Miserables fits the bill to compete with the Avengers.
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              Old December 21st, 2012 (9:50 AM).
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              Looks like this year is all about socio-politico-historical films: Argo, Les Mis, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Anna Karenina, and Hitchcock. You know, people and the times they lived in.
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              Plus it's Universal Studio's 100th anniversary; they need a movie that's not only memorable like E.T. and Back to the Future, but also win academy awards, and Les Miserables fits the bill to compete with the Avengers.
              The Avengers was amazing. It was the best superhero movie of all time, in my opinion. It won't win any Academy Awards though, except maybe in categories like "Best CGI" or something, because it was a comic book/sci-fi/supernatural type movie, and those films are never acknowledged by the mainstream award ceremonies.
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                The Avengers was amazing. It was the best superhero movie of all time, in my opinion. It won't win any Academy Awards though, except maybe in categories like "Best CGI" or something, because it was a comic book/sci-fi/supernatural type movie, and those films are never acknowledged by the mainstream award ceremonies.
                What about the Dark Knight back in 2008? It won a ton of awards, and I was really hoping that a summer blockbuster could achieve, but it didn't won Film of the Year.
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                What about the Dark Knight back in 2008? It won a ton of awards, and I was really hoping that a summer blockbuster could achieve, but it didn't won Film of the Year.
                That's because of Heath Ledger's untimely death. It gave the move more exposure than it would've had otherwise.
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                  That's because of Heath Ledger's untimely death. It gave the move more exposure than it would've had otherwise.
                  That kinda reminded me of that video Cracked made to poke fun of oscar-winning movies in general, which brings me to this other question: Does a celebrity help a movie win more awards the more it's exposed?
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                  Well, yeah, the more a movie is exposed the more likely people are going to remember it and think it deserves awards or whatever above other movies who may not have been marketed as effectively. Which goes to say that if a big name celebrity is involved, it's going to get a lot of exposure, especially if the celebrity has a) died b) gone through a divorce recently and c) otherwise had some big public affair which makes them and therefore the movie interesting and worthy of extensive scrutiny.
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                    That's because of Heath Ledger's untimely death. It gave the move more exposure than it would've had otherwise.
                    This. As soon as one dies in the entertainment business, it does nothing but help their career, or in this case a movie Heath Ledger was starring in.

                    Reminds of how amazing everyone thinks Michael Jackson is now that he's passes. For example, VH1 ranked Michael Jackson as the 40th greatest artist of all time just a few years before his death. When they made the list again (I believe a year or two ago) he was ranked number two. Sympathy vote much?

                    Note: Yes I know that VH1 makes garbage lists.
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                    Since the entire series is not over I will likely copy and pasta the summaries and add some intros I may add something in my own words but I don't exactly have a silver tongue so here it goes.

                    Code: Breaker- Riding the bus one day, Sakurakouji Sakura looks out the window to see people being burned alive with a blue fire and a boy her age who's unharmed and standing over the people. She comes back to the site the next day and there are no corpses or evidence of any kind of murder, just a small fire. She then goes to class to find there's a new transfer student, Oogami Rei, who looks exactly like the boy she saw before and wears a black glove only on his left hand. Oogami is a Code Breaker, one who "does not exist". He is a seemingly cold-blooded killer who follows the principle of "an eye for an eye", to "use evil against evil". Convinced that killing is not right, Sakurakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.

                    Psycho-Pass- In the near future, it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with technology called the Dominator. Just thinking about a crime can make you guilty, and in this world there is no mercy for criminals. Detectives work in pairs--one Enforcer and one Inspector--with Enforcers delivering lethal justice, and Inspectors making sure their partners don't take things too far. The story follows Enforcer Shinya Kogami, who must solve and manage crimes in this dark future.

                    Girlz Und Panzer- You may have heard of kung fu, but the girls at Oarai High School practice gun-fu - really, really BIG 75mm gun-fu, in fact. It's called Sensha-do, and it's the martial art of operating armored tanks! They take it seriously too, and since winning the national Sensha-do championship is such a huge deal at Oarai, they sometimes go to extreme ends in order to get the best students from Panzer class to sign up. Which is how Miho Nishizumi, who HATES operating tanks, gets drafted to join doomsday-driven driver Mako, even-triggered gunner Hana, highly receptive radio operator Saori and combustible tank-fangirl and loader Yukari as the incomparable Anko Team. They may not be on the half-track to fame and fortune, and maybe a few of them would rather shop for tank tops than become tops in tanks, but once their focus is locked and loaded, they're absolutely driven.

                    Just a side note on gogoanime.com (my main free anime video source) has subtitles in a mix of German and English, it's mainly English and you should be able to pick out some of the German.

                    Shinsekai Yori (Does not have an Opening)- About one thousand years into the future, civilization has been retrograded and humans are living dispersed within small communities. People in this era have a psychic power called "Juryoku" which materializes things they imagine. In the absence of advanced scientific technology, people are using this power as a major source of energy. One day, a girl called Saki, along with her friends, finds a small archive robot outside the town. It records the ancient history of humans. It tells them that Juryoku was found in the 21st century and the discovery caused a world war between psychics and non-psychics. The psychics won this war and thus their reign of terror began. When the adults in town figure out that the children discovered this forbidden knowledge, they seal their Juryoku and exile them. Saki and the others end up in a forest where they meet a huge hairless bipedal mouse known as a "Bakenezumi" and get involved in a violent war the creatures are currently engaged in.

                    Zetsuen no Tempest (also no opening via youtube)- The story revolves around Mahiro Fuwa, a teenager whose family was mysteriously murdered one year before and his friend Yoshino Takigawa. Mahiro is contacted by Hakaze Kusaribe, the leader of the Kusaribe clan who was left stranded on an unknown desert island by her followers, and agrees to help Hakaze in exchange of her help to find out the culprit for the death of his family. Upon learning of his friend's intentions, Yoshino joins him on his quest to stand against the Kusaribe clan who intends to awake the "Tree of Zetsuen" whose power can bring ruin to the entire world.



                    Like I said before if I find anything really interesting or a need-to-know fact about the anime I will edit this post. I hope you find yourself bored someday and watch some of these great animes. Some of them may be nearing their end or have ended though.
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