16 January 2014

THIS, BOYS AND GIRLS, IS WHY THE OSCARS MATTER

The morning's insta-meme only just hit me, but I want to do my part to spread the good news that this thing now gets to put the words "Oscar Nominee" on its poster and DVD cover.



June 13! says the official site. February 21! says Christian Film Database. All I know is that I have to wait much longer than I want to, because this looks fucking amazing.

20 comments:

Thrash Til' Death said...

...what the actual fuck?

The.Watcher said...

Wow, I almost can't believe this is real. They even included scenes of evil natives stealing white women. Haha, it's amazing.

Thrash Til' Death said...

Review. February, July, whenever, there has to be a review. There will be blood in the streets if there is no review.

Cameron White said...

And it's endorsed by Rick Santorum (no, really, take a look at their website to see the video), so, you know, that means quality and a fair-minded view of history.

The.Watcher said...

Ah, Santorum... frothy freshness.

Jeremy said...

Elysium might not even be the worst performance Foster gives this year

What is happening

DeeperUnderstanding said...

I guess a lot of folks left their ballots blank in this category??? How does this happen.

Caleb said...

My soul weeps in the darkest corner of my mind, clinging for comfort to Poe's Law in the desperate, delusional hope that this thing proves to be a product of intentional satire.

Brian said...

What in the blue hell did I just watch?

Ignoring the apparent subject matter... Holy hell is that incompetent looking. Like, on all levels. Acting, direction, editing of a trailer.

Are we really SURE it's not from Funny or Die? Like, really really sure?

Mike Gibson said...

If there's one thing I don't need to hear any more songs about, it's Jesus. At least we can rest assured that Let It Go will win, the same way we know the cute white children will escape those evil native Americans.

Here's the video, though, for those of you who want to hear, yet don't want to hear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWVyVMbSzM4

XYZ said...

People, honestly STOP FREAKING OUT! The song, the SONG is nominated, not the film itself. Having heard THE SONG, it sounds like what an old-school hymn would sound like, so for the setting I think it works.

Why is everyone getting into fits over this? It's THE SONG that's up for the Oscar. Besides, a.) it won't win (Let It Go has it all but locked up) and b.) given some of the really lousy Song Winners (Sweet Leilani, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, and while no one else will agree, I think Skyfall was bad too), this isn't so hideous.

Mike Gibson said...

In all fairness I should link the others:

The Moon Song - Her
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uq1oSlb15Y

Let It Go - Frozen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk

Mike Gibson said...

"STOP FREAKING OUT!" says the person using all caps. :)

Vianney said...

That... was magnificient.

I must now learn everything there is to know about this film.

Tim said...

Just to clarify for XYZ and anyone else with similar confusions - and I only claim to speak for myself, but I bet others agree with me:

It's not that this film got Oscar nominated and it's so clearly stupid so we've proved that the Oscars are a waste. It's that because this film got an Oscar nomination, we've learned that it exists. And now, having learned that it exists, I am obsessed with it: it is a bad movie trailer on par with After Last Season or Birdemic. Neither one of which speaks well to it being fun-bad to watch, but we must always keep hope in our hearts

Not Fenimore said...

After all, The Omega Code 2 happened once, so it might happen again, eh Tim? ;)

Zev Valancy said...

Apparently the song got in due to the writers' extremely close relationships to AMPAS: http://www.avclub.com/article/obscure-oscar-nominee-alone-yet-not-alone-prevaile-107011

Rick Rische said...

And now it's been disqualified-

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/oscar-rescinds-alone-song-nomination-1201076879/?_r=true

StephenM said...

I have to say the whole disqualification thing is total BS. To get a nomination normally you have to go out to all sorts of parties, give all sorts of interviews, suck up to the right people, put out ads and send out screeners, and generally do everything but get down on your knees and beg for the award.

This guy sent out emails saying his song was eligible and asked some friends to vote for him. And he's disqualified because that's somehow "against the rules?" This just sounds like a blatant case of Hollywood smacking down independent people trying to break into the industry--especially people who made them look stupid by inspiring posts like this one. Shame on the Academy.

(And I say all this thinking the song and movie look terrible.)

(Though as an aside, I will mention that the lady who sings the song, Joni Eareckson Tada, is a paraplegic and had to relearn to draw and paint using her teeth, and I used to read a couple of her picture books as a child and really enjoyed them, so I have some nostalgic sympathy for her and the song, even if I don't like it.)

Tim said...

Yeah, I'm pretty firmly in the camp that believes it was a face-saving gesture of no real merit. If Harvey can buy a cluster of nominations for Chocolat, the "rules" are clearly not being applied religiously.