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Hi, I'm Jason and I love movies.  Movies of all stripes (I'm the guy who will argue to my last breath that Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is infinitely better than Mystic River - and more culturally significant, to boot).  I've operated I Hate Blogs, a review blog for a few years now, which I still intend to expand and turn into a full-blown site with archived reviews and everything, but now that I'm back in school it'll probably still be awhile.  In any case, I really enjoy watching movies, analyzing them and debating their merits (or lack of) with friends and family.  Thanks for your time.

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Best Feature-Length Film

1. Synecdoche, New York

2. The Dark Knight

3. The Wrestler

4. Slumdog Millionaire

5. WALL*E

6. Cloverfield

7. Mister Lonely

8.  The Visitor

9. Young @ Heart

10. Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead

 

Best Lead Performance, Male

1. Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

2. Richard Jenkins – The Visitor

3. Sean Penn – Milk

4. Philip Seymour Hoffman – Synecdoche, New York

5. Josh Hartnett – August

 

Best Lead Performance, Female

1. Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married

2. Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

3. Samantha Morton – Mister Lonely

4. Naomi Watts – Funny Games

5. Penelope Cruz – Elegy

 

Best Supporting Performance, Male

1. Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

2. Robert Downey, Jr. – Tropic Thunder

3. James Franco – Pineapple Express

4. Russell Brand – Forgetting Sarah Marshall

5. James Franco – Milk

 

Best Supporting Performance, Female

1. Rosemarie DeWitt – Rachel Getting Married

2. Debra Winger – Rachel Getting Married

3. Evan Rachel Wood – The Wrestler

4. Tilda Swinton – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

5. Hiam Abbass – The Visitor

 

Best Direction

1. Charlie Kaufman – Synecdoche, New York

2. Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

3. Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight

4. Darren Aronofsky – The Wrestler

5. Lloyd Kaufman – Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead

 

Best Screenplay

(original or adapted)

1. Charlie Kaufman – Synecdoche, New York

2. John Patrick Shanley – Doubt

3. Jason Segel – Forgetting Sarah Marshall

4. Justin Haythe – Revolutionary Road

5. Jim Reardon and Andrew Stanton – WALL*E

 

Best Cinematography

(film or video)

1. Michael Bonvillain – Cloverfield

2. Marcel Zyskind – Mister Lonely

3. Wally Pfister – The Dark Knight

4. Colin Watkinson – The Fall

5. Guillermo Navarro – Hellboy II: The Golden Army

 

Best Music

(original, adapted, or compiled)

1. Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead - songs

2. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist – compiled songs & score by Mark Mothersbaugh

3. Young @ Heart – songs performed by the Young @ Heart singers

4. Role Models – compiled………KISS!

5. The Wrestler - compiled

 

Best Cinematic Moment

(best scene or sequence- include YouTube link if available)

1. Young @ Heart – Fred Knittle sings Coldplay’s “Fix You”

2. Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead – love song duet: “Slow Fast Food Love”

3. Pineapple Express – most weirdly realistic fight scene ever

4. Cloverfield – the head of the Statue Of Liberty comes rolling down the street

5. The Wrestler – Randy finds his rhythm behind the deli counter

6. Encounters At The End Of The World – lost penguin

7. Mister Lonely – a dozen eggs

8. Revolutionary Road – rude dinner guest and subsequent meltdown

9. The Visitor – final shot

10. Slumdog Millionaire – Jamal kisses Latika’s scar

 

Best Cinematic Breakthrough

1. Richard Jenkins – finally that lead role he’d deserved for so long

2. Anne Hathaway – I knew she could act, but not like this

3. Charlie Kaufman – directorial debut

4. Lloyd Kaufman – who knew the Troma King had a bona-fide near-camp-masterpiece just waiting to bust out

5. Mickey Rourke – I knew he was cool, I didn’t know he could break my heart

 

Best Body of Work

1. Danny McBride – The Foot Fist Way, Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder

2. James Franco – Milk and Pineapple Express

3. Robert Downey, Jr. – Iron Man and Tropic Thunder

4. Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt and Synecdoche, New York

5. Penelope Cruz – Elegy and Vicky Cristina Barcelona

 

Best Ensemble Performance

1. Rachel Getting Married

2. Tropic Thunder

3. Pineapple Express

4. Role Models

5. Young @ Heart

 

Best Movie-Related Web Site

1. The Final Girl

2. The Screengrab

3. Badmovies.org

4. Rotten Tomatoes

5. Roger Ebert

 

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1998

1. The Truman Show

2. Out Of Sight

3. A Simple Plan

4. Happiness

5. The Big Lebowski

 

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1983

1. A Christmas Story

2. Videodrome

3. Risky Business

4. The King Of Comedy

5. National Lampoon’s Vacation

 

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1958

1. Vertigo

2. House On Haunted Hill

3. The Hidden Fortress

Miscellaneous commentary:

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