Friday, February 20, 2009

Spoilers, Vader and Interactive Charts! [Oscar Fun!]

Thought I'd share my fun Oscar discoveries from the past couple of days, courtesy of Slashfilm & Spout.

First up, from the Fine Brothers, who spoiled 100 movies in 4 minutes, (but didn't ruin anything for me cause I skipped over their Oldboy spoiler HAH,) comes Spoiling the Oscars, in which they spoil every Best Picture winner plus this years nominees, in under 5 minutes. Watch at your own risk.

Here are the movies they spoil, if you wanna make sure to pause it when they get to one you haven't seen!

Wings, Sunrise, The Broadway Melody, All Quiet on the Western Front, Cimarron, Grand Hotel, Cavalcade, It Happened One Night, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Great Ziegfeld, The Life of Emile Zola, You Can’t Take it with You, Gone with the Wind, Rebecca, How Green Was My Valley, Mrs. Miniver, Casablanca, Going My Way, The Lost Weekend, The Best Years of Our Lives, Gentleman’s Agreement, Hamlet, All the King’s Men, All About Eve, An American in Paris, The Greatest Show on Earth, From Here to Eternity, On the Waterfront, Marty, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Gigi, Ben-Hur, The Apartment, West Side Story, Lawrence of Arabia, Tom Jones, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, A Man for All Seasons, In the Heat of the Night, Oliver!, Midnight Cowboy, Patton, The French Connection, The Godfather, The Sting, The Godfather Part II, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rocky, Annie Hall, The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer, Ordinary People, Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, Terms of Endearment, Amadeus, Out of Africa, Platoon, The Last Emperor, Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Dances with Wolves, The Silence of the Lambs, Unforgiven, Schindler’s List, Forrest Gump, Braveheart, The English Patient, Titanic, Shakespeare in Love, American Beauty, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Chicago, Lord of the Rings The Return of the King, Million Dollar Baby, Crash, The Departed, No Country for Old Men, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Milk, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire

Next up, Chad Vader acts out this years Best Picture nominees.

Next up, everything you always wanted to know about the Academy Awards but were too afraid to ask. So they claim. Film historian David Parkinson compiled some pretty fun data and made this crazy awesome interactive information thingie! And yes, I believe that's what it's officially called. Crazy Awesome Interactive Information Thingie. Stop judging me and click here already. P.S. The hair section leads us to believe that Amy Adams doesn't have as good of a shot tomorrow as some blogs are predicting! I'm sticking with Penelope Cruz, but we'll write out our official Oscar predictions tomorrow.

And finally, Best Week Ever talks to us about 20 movies we didn't realize were Oscar winners. Though, for the record, I TOTALLY knew Happy Feet won cause I was like "...what?" when I lost that category two years ago. Though it WAS probably better than Cars, I always just assume Pixar has it in the bag. Still bitter over Shrek beating Monster's Inc, grrrrr.

That about does it for fun Oscar crap!