Monday, 10 December 2007

Monday musing

So Sweeney didn't pick up much love from the various critics organisations that announced their picks of the year this weekend, with only a Best Art Direction nod coming its way. Nothing for Depp or Burton. That's a shame, but competition is tough this year, which has been a mighty fine one movie wise, making the process of calling awards winners, even at this stage in the game, pretty difficult, with the Coens back on form, Paul Thomas Anderson firing on almost all cylinders, Sweeney hitting all the right notes, plus an excellent Lumet, the superb Diving Bell And The Butterfly, the great Control, et al, all fighting for honours.

I noticed too, that one of the big Oscar favourites, Atonement, was completely shut out. Them's the breaks, I suppose. As was my inability to make an IMAX screening of Dark Knight footage on Friday afternoon because real life got in the way. Oh well, I guess I'll have to see it with I Am Legend — which I also missed...

On a brighter note, the Jumper trailer has rolled up and is even more jaw droppingly cool than the teaser that had me drooling a while back. If you haven't seen it, get yourself over to


Schmid4Brains said...

you let LIFE... REAL LIFE get in the way of THE DARK KNIGHT???!!!

how dare you call yourself a film critic. i would have skipped a close family member's funeral for that! (my condolences if that is, in fact why you missed it... IN IMAX!! JESUS!!) you brits and your wacky sense of morality. it'll be your undoing, you know.

Mark Salisbury said...


And no, it wasn't a funeral that kept me from my DK duty, but, believe me, my absence involved horses having to drag me away...

Schmid4Brains said...

well... alright. but don't let it happen again.

i am back, but i've never really left. my computer is STILL having issues with your blog. i can't figure the fucker out. so on the off chance that i CAN post (which is PAINFULLY rarely these days), i try to make it good.

keep up the great work and i can't wait to see your pics for oscar.