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Feb. 20, 2008

Silver thinks gold

by Brittany Allen, Online Features Editor, Alisa Lu, Online News Editor and Kiera Zitelman, Online Editor-in-Chief
It's been a rough year for Hollywood. The writer's strike has skewered most of the year's good television, "Epic Movie," was allowed to enter a public theater and golden god Heath Ledger died tragically in his Manhattan apartment. To generalize, the epics have been slumming, the romantic comedies have been trite and the action has been paltry — what's a cine-freak to think?

Have no fear, Oscarites—the nominees for this year's Academy Awards, airing at 8 p.m. on Feb. 24, are worthy films; they've just been hiding. If you need a hint as to where to place your Oscar night bets, look to SCO: from Ellen Page's subtly sassy performance in "Juno," to the rodent-tastic comedy of "Ratatouille," writers, Brittany Allen, Alisa Lu, Boris Vassilev and Kiera Zitelman are here to guide you in the right direction.

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  • Eh. on February 20, 2008 at 1:50 PM
    But except for DDL, "There Will Be Blood" was really not very good!
  • umm on February 21, 2008 at 1:14 PM
    Marion Cotillard does not do her own singing in La Vie En Rose
  • Okay on February 24, 2008 at 3:00 PM
    There Will Be Blood was the bomb. Paul Thomas Anderson deserves an oscar, or at least a high five, for what's gotta be one of the best movies of this decade.
  • liberal on February 25, 2008 at 8:46 AM
    Paul Thomas Anderson is a nobody. The movie was mediocre. Coen brothers diserved it and they got it. One of the sound editors who worked for Transformers was nominated 21 times but he has yet to win once. That sucks.
  • Okay on February 25, 2008 at 4:49 PM
    Though I think There Will Be Blood was a better picture, the Coen Brothers deserve every bit of recognition they get. They've been making some of the best movies of the past twenty years.
    And even though Paul Thomas Anderson isn't a big name now, he's rising fast. He's had two pretty big hits with Boogie Nights and Magnolia, and, with this, he really is becoming one of the premier directors of our time. I'll admit a lot of people haven't liked TWBB, but the same was true of Fight Club when it first came out, and now it's a classic.

    And Transformers should've at least won for best visual effects. They got ripped off.
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