Spoken like the producer of According to Jim
Warren Bell – Zeitgeist Nostradamus:
-Oscar will do more than fish up on that mountain, as Best Picture goes to Brokeback. Because what does Oscar love more than love? A movie that mainstream audiences have absolutely no interest in. (e.g., The English Patient or The Last Emperor.)
-In an ideal world, Oscar would be saluting something, anything that was a comedy. None of the nominated films, performances, or screenplays are from that most difficult and satisfying of genres. Oscar takes himself too seriously and needs to Netflix The 40 Year Old Virgin .
-As for George Clooney, there was a time when he was widely admired throughout the business of show as a modern Sinatra, cool incarnate, a love-’em-and-leave-’em playboy with an artist’s soul. He made challenging career choices, took on interesting projects, supported his friends and did it all with a wink and a smile.
Then he started to talk.
â€” Warren Bell is a 16-year veteran of the sitcom business (currently executive producer of ABC’s According to Jim) and a not-so-secret conservative.
Meanwhile, the Pod goes four for five.
Which means: Brokeback Mountain, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Weisz, and George Clooney will win.
…and the self-promoting Evan Coyne Maloney, a blogger so stupid he makes Jeff Goldstein look like Steven Hawking, uses his opportunity to plug his lil student film which wowed them at the Liberty Film Festival.
What should win for best movie? Well, the question did include the phrase “sky’s the limit,” so I humbly suggest my film Indoctrinate U. Of course, that film won’t be coming out for about six months, and for political reasons, a film on the death of free thought on American campuses probably wouldn’t catch the attention of Hollywood. But a guy can dream, right?
Too bad. I mean, besides not coming out for another six months, it really looks like it would have won this year because America can’t get enough movies that look like they were made by a particularly bright 12 year-old and feature a creepy guy walking up to strangers and asking them questions.
I smell boffo box office…