PJ PHIL UPDATE...
A couple of things to talk about regarding former YTV PJ "PJ Fresh Phil" Guerrero.
Just to update my previous PJ Phil Update
, Phil has come back and written a few more things in the Phil Guerrero Fanclub Thread
.He writes about seeing Chris Rock doing practice routines for the Oscars at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles.
Then he wrote an even better post
later on in the thread.
First about PJ Paul McGwire:
"I just got off the phone with PJ Paul and he was amazed at how many people remember the old days. Man we had a laugh over some of the stuff you guys remember! I turned him on to the site and now he's checking the posts regularly. If you have anything to say to Pj Paul, this is the place to do it. Because of all this we're talking about putting together a 1968 comeback special show idea we might be able to pitch back in Canada. The question is, would anyone be interested?"
I don't get the 1968 reference, but, otherwise, hell yeah!
He mentions some other people later in the post.
"I also want to extend a huge thanks to Steve Brandon who put up one of the first P.J. Phil fansites up back in the day and always mentions the old ytv days in his blog (thanks dude)."
Thanks, Phil, but if you're talking about the website I think you're talking about, the ancient YTV The Zone fansite from the mid-90s, that wasn't me, that was that Matthew M. guy in Nova Scotia. I sent him a couple of e-mails after "Egghead" got me in touch with him, but I didn't do anything on that site myself.
Finally, Phil plugs an upcoming appearance
in Los Angeles.
"Hey everybody, just to let everyone know, I'm performing stand up at the Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd. this coming Monday. I went yesterday to sign up and check out the show. It sounds like a big event but I'll tell you, open mike night in Hollywood is a gathering of f***ing crazy people. There were five people in the audience,(the audience grew as time painstakingly went by) and twenty crazy people waiting to go on. Some of them, sorry all of them were not funny at all but some were so weird I would be laughing. One guy did his whole act with a bucket on his head....ok. If by some chance any of you find yourselves in West Hollywood this coming Monday Night and you hate yourself and want to get dumped by your girl/boyfriend, come by The Comedy Store on 8433 W. Sunset Blvd and see me perform with the crazies. I've never done this before so if you're afraid of bombs, don't show.
Remember, Just Say No"
He posted that on Tuesday, so that would be this upcoming Monday, March 7th
. I'd love to come myself, but can't due to the city of Los Angeles not being located on any OC Transpo bus routes
By the way, speaking of "ex-pat" Canadians in Los Angeles, Phil, can you go over to James Cameron's house and
kick his ass
attempt to persuade him in a friendly manner to get up off his duff and focus on making a single film rather than procrastinating, talking about films he wants to make in interviews with entertainment industry reporters, as none of his ideas for films ever seem to get to any meaningful stage of preproduction. When it seems like he'll finally start shooting a film he's been talking about, he always seems to start talking about something else. It's like he has the movie director version of Attention Deficit Disorder. It doesn't have to be the live-action adaptation of the GUNMN
/Battle Angel Alita
manga he was floating again in January, though that would be one of the few live-action anime adaptations I'd actually look forward to seeing, I just want to see another proper film from him that isn't a fricking IMAX underwater documentary. Not that that has anything to do with YTV or you, I just somehow made a vague mental connection about "Canadians in L.A." when I was grocery shopping with my mother at the Farm Boy store on Merivale yesterday.
Also related to YTV PJ's, there is this new 4Chan-like site called "The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture in Canada"
, dedicated to YTV PJ's past and present, meaning, if you're one of the many, many people looking for pictures of Stephanie Beard/"Sugar"/"Suga Baby", that's a new place to look, or post what you have (excluding nude Photoshops).
LET THE JAPANESE WASTE MANY MINUTES OF YOUR TIME!
Chris from Massachusetts gave me this link to a Flash game, Nanaca Crash
, and it's pretty insanely addictive.
Don't worry, it's not one of those NSFW
Bakuretu Block-type games that are like the classic games Breakout
or Sega's more obscure Woody Pop
, except, instead of breaking blocks with your ball, you break off chunks of a lithe young anime vixen's clothing.
This is a relatively tame game where you are a guy who is hit by a girl on a bicycle and goes flying, and the objective of the game is to see how long you go before you run out of energy or, in certain circumstances, grab on to a girl (the one with the green square icon). Different characters you hit give you special advantages. Don't worry if you can't read Japanese, the controls are fairly simple and very intuitive: you choose the angle, and, when in the air, you can get the bicycle girl to "teleport" and give you a boost; if you're going up, you can get her to hit you towards the ground to speed you up a bit, but only when the blue AERIAL arrow icon is at 100% (takes a few seconds to recharge), and, if you're going down, you have three chances to have her give you a bounce (the red AERIAL icons). I don't know if you can get more red AERIAL bounces; if there is I haven't found it. Also, if you hit a designated girl and "SPECIAL" appears in big red letters on the middle of the screen, click the mouse to get her to do a special attack to give you a big boost. That's about it.
I got over 5000 m last night, but, replaying it to write this little piece, I can't seem to get more than 2920.06 m.
It's safe for work in that the girls keep all their clothes on, at least as far as I can tell, but, if you're at work, you'd best turn off the sound as the girls make anime girl noises, like saying "CHIKAN" which means "pervert". And you'll probably be playing for hours, so maybe it's not so safe for work in that regard. ;)
JAPAN SEEKS TO ESTABLISH MOON KINGDOM...
Yes! Japan is finally taking concrete steps
to make specific plot elements of certain Japanese anime/manga series I enjoy a reality within my lifetime.
From the Associated Press/Yahoo! News:
Report: Japan Eyes Manned Base on Moon
TOKYO - Japan plans to start building a manned base on the moon and a space shuttle within the next 20 years, a newspaper report said Monday.
Japan's space agency, JAXA, hopes to develop a robot to conduct probes on the moon by 2015, then begin constructing a solar-powered manned research base on the moon and designing a reusable manned space vessel like the U.S. space shuttle by 2025, the Mainichi Shimbun said.
The space agency's budget could be boosted six-fold to $57 billion to finance those plans, the Mainichi said.
The plans also include using satellites to send evacuation routes, locators on people's whereabouts and alerts to cell phones in the event of major emergencies like a tsunami, the daily said.
JAXA officials were not available for immediate comment.
Japan has long focused on unmanned scientific probes. In a major policy switch last year, however, a government panel recommended the country consider its own manned space program.
Long Asia's leading spacefaring nation, Japan has been struggling to get out from under the shadow of China, which put its first astronaut into orbit in October 2003. Beijing has since announced it is aiming for the moon.
One month after China's breakthrough, a Japanese H-2A rocket carrying two spy satellites malfunctioned after liftoff, forcing controllers to end its mission in a spectacular fireball.
Further launches were put on hold for 15 months. But on Saturday, Japan took a big step toward re-establishing the credibility of its space program with the successful launch of an H-2A rocket that placed a communications satellite into orbit.
Great news. While George W. Bush was vaguely muttering about America working towards going back to the moon, this time permanently, early in the presidential campaign last year (he hasn't said much about it since, though), the United States of America isn't and shouldn't be the only country in the world that should have lofty aspirations for colonizing space, even if JAXA
is a rather modest operation compared to NASA
. I don't know if this will pan out, but, as someone born in 1974, I missed the most interesting years of the Space Race and I can't honestly say that I wouldn't like to see another one before I'm an old man, with humanity reaching out farther than low Earth orbit once again. And, if any country wants to compete in space with the United States, I would prefer it to be a "friendly" country like Japan rather than a potential Superpower aspirant like China.
Should this all come to pass, I bet the lunar base will be called "Kaguya"
from the Japanese "Tale of the Bamboo Woodcutter" legend
By the way, while the headline is a Sailor Moon
in-joke, which manga series (of which an anime was subsequently made) was I referring to in my preamble? Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock BUZZ! The correct answer is Planetes by Makoto Yukimura
, a hard "sci-fi" series with a lot of "slice-of-life" comedy and drama elements, about a team of space cleaners who collect potentially lethal debris from orbit and live on the moon in giant lunar bases, that has beautiful artwork with characters that looks almost nothing like the stereotypical big-eyes/small mouth "anime" most commonly assoicated with anime. The manga is published in English by Tokyopop
, and you can read a few sample pages from volume one
(one of the pages is out of order; Yuri has the discussion with his wife before the bolt hits the window) and volume four
(those pages have what some people would consider a major spoiler about one of the relationships, though I think it's "Well, duh
, they get together" territory), though I personally read the French version
from Génération Comics
, Marvel Panini France
's manga imprint, as the printing quality is much nicer. The Planetes anime
will be coming out in North America later this year from Bandai Entertainment, and I was very pleased to find out that Bandai's giving this a much higher-profile release than I thought they would, with each volume being a 2-disk special edition
loaded with extras like interviews with actual NASA scientists from their Orbital Debris Program
and commentary tracks on specific episodes. I thought that, since it is science fiction that isn't a mecha series set in a gloomy version of the future with angsty teenagers, Bandai would only give it a "bare-bones" sleeper release, but I was pleased to have been proven wrong.
Anyway, while Planetes
has a few sprawling Lunar bases that are almost like self-contained cities and a space highway connecting the bases, I'm sure what Japan has planned is much more modest, with facilities that will probably be somewhat similar in size to the International Space Station, just on the moon rather than free-floating. Maybe the life-support will be greater than the ISS just due to the increased distance to the moon and they'd need some sort of fuel storage facility for re-launches, since, I presume, the people on the base would want to return to earth eventually. However, Planetes
takes place some seventy years in the future, so, obviously, there had to be modest-sized stations initially before they were able to construct the huge bases. I probably won't still be around in the Planetes
era, but it is nice to see that Japan is considering taking more than just a few token baby steps on another world.
Now if only Japan would also get cracking on making me my own personal Alpha Hatsuseno
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE, 2006!
First, let's have the obligatory victory lap for the best animated film of the past several years, possibly the best animated film since the 1980s. Certainly the best CGI film ever.
Hooray for The Incredibles
! Hooray for Brad Bird! Hooray for Michael Silvers and Randy Thorn (for sound mixing)! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
Sing the victory song1
along with Mink!
Pappara funi funi pappara hoe hoe
Pappara funi funi tamago
Pappara funi funi pappara hoe hoe
Pappara funi funi pappara hoe hoe
Pappara funi funi o imo.
Pappara funi funi pappara hoe hoe
Unlike last year, where I would have been torn between Finding Nemo
and Millenium Actress
had Millenium Actress
been nominated, my support for The Incredibles
is unqualified as it was the best animated film I have seen in years, American or Japanese.
Anyway, I already gave my predictions as to what the nominees for next year's Best Animated Feature Oscar will be back in January
, but, the more I see of Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride
, the more I think it has a real shot at being nominated, so my revised prediction is:
- The Corpse Bride
- Howl's Moving Castle
- The Wallace and Gromit Movie: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
And, in the event there are five nominees, add Chicken Little
and one of either Robots
. I'm not going to give an explanation, I already gave my reasoning back in January, just that I have more confidence in The Corpse Bride
now than I did back then.
Anyway, I bring up next year's Best Animated Feature race again because OscarWatch.com
's Kris Tapley is the first professional scribe I've seen who has given a prediction as to which films will be nominated.Best Animated Feature Film
Walt Disney Pictures
THE WALLACE AND GROMIT MOVIE: THE CURSE OF THE WERERABBIT
If there are five:
TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE
20 th Century Fox
Other possibilities: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (Walt Disney Pictures); A SCANNER DARKLY (Warner Independent Pictures); STEAMBOY (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
I'll admit to being Miyazaki-skeptic: I think that Hayao Miyazaki is a talented director of children's movies, and Kiki's Delivery Service
is one of my top three anime films of all time, however, I have grown increasingly jaded and cynical with what I feel is the excessive amount of critical adulation the guy gets. He's pretty good at what he does, but Hayao Miyazaki, and, by extension, Studio Ghibli, is by no means bulletproof, and I utterly resent the "be-all-and-end-all" mentality that some people seem to have when talking about him. Hayao Miyazaki is not the be-all-and-end-all of anime, or the be-all-and-end-all of animators working in the world today. I think Miyazaki films are best when they are focused on the story. When he tries to add layers of meaning beyond the obvious, as he has done with his past couple of films, I find it distracting and it actually detracts from the quality of the storytelling.
That being said, I'm surprised that Kris Tapley seems to have little confidence, at this point in time, in Howl's Moving Castle
's chances at getting even an Oscar nod. I'm not someone who thinks that a Hayao Miyazaki film automatically deserves to win any award it's nominated for simply by virtue of being a Miyazaki film, and I suspect that Howl's Moving Castle
will be facing much tougher competition in terms of critical acclaim than what Spirited Away
was up against2
, but, still, I'm sure the guy's film will be at least nominated on the strength of his previous Oscar, as will double-Oscar winner Nick Park's Wallace and Gromit Movie
. And, while Howl's Moving Castle
lost the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival last fall, it still won the Golden Osella, for outstanding technical achievement. That's gotta be worth an Oscar nomination. I don't think Howl's Moving Castle
will earn that much more at the American box office than Spirited Away
got, as it's getting a limited release, and I don't think Miyazaki films, while they have wide-appeal by anime standards, will ever be more than a niche thing in North America for a multitude of reasons, but, even released in June, it should still get enough critical momentum to sustain itself through nomination season, by which time it will be out on DVD for any Academy member to rent. While I get a feeling from the early reviews I've seen that there will be more not-quite-so-enthusiastic reviews of it than there were for Spirited Away
, Roger Ebert should still lap it up and give it a boost come nomination time and I don't think there's a single human being more influential during Oscar season than Roger Ebert. (I fully believe that The Aviator
would have won Best Picture had Ebert not been so adamant with his support for Million Dollar Baby
Who will win? I won't dare guess until I've seen at least The Corpse Bride
and Wallace and Gromit
, but chances are slim to none that Howl's Moving Castle
won't get at least a nomination.
Anyway, speaking of Best Animated Picture nominees, my parents bought both Shrek
films for their anniversary presents last week, and I think I'll watch Shrek 2
right now.1 It's "Watashi no Tamagoyaki" ("My Omlette"), the hyper-frantic closing theme song from Dragon Half, sung by Mink's voice actress, Kotono Mitsuishi, who is much better known as the voice actress for... Usagi Tsukino, the original Japanese Sailor Moon! Even though the CD, which I have, is long out of print, I probably shouldn't give a link to a page where you can get an mp3 of the song. As for the animated GIF of Mink dancing, I stole it from this page. This page has a much smoother dancing Mink GIF, but it's some guy's fan art, not a screencap, and I'd feel funny using someone's fan art without permission.
2 Unlike most critics outside of Las Vegas, I still like Lilo & Stitch better than Spirited Away even two years later. :P
I THINK I'LL LIVE OSCAR-BLOG/CHECK WHAT'S ON OTHER CHANNELS-BLOG...
Until it's over, or I lose interest. Check this post repeatedly, though I can't promise that I'll be any less boring than usual.
While the boring red carpet ceremony is going on, let's talk about me.
I didn't get to the anime club yesterday. After I wrote the post, I checked the website for the schedule
, only to find out that they were taking the week off. I joined their forums
... don't know if I'll mingle there much.8:17 p.m.
Yeah, when I went to Red Lobster on Wednesday, it was quite full, even for a Wednesday. We weren't turned away, but we got handed these magic beeper thingies that both lit up and made a slightly fartish sound when there was a table ready, which took about ten minutes. We sat down, and watched taped soccer on TSN, I think Manchester United at Milan (Milan one 1-0) and then Lisbon against some international team. For appetizers, my father ordered the shrimp cocktail, and my mother and I shared a platter of fried mozzarella sticks, fried calamari, and, my favourite, battered fried mushrooms (which included a little fried brocolli, which is actually pretty good), It's all tasty; I'm not a huge calamari fan, but it tasted okay, for calamari. One of the calamari pieces wasn't a ring, it was an entire baby octopus, which was kind of weird. I pretended that I was Ran Kotobuki
eating an octopus ball
. For the main course, I ordered the Seaside Shrimp Trio, with shrimp fettucini alfredo, garlic shrimp, and fried shrimp, with a side of french fries, because I'm a fry-loving guy. Damn, I can eat a lot, and it was all great, but... eh... it was too much even for me, so I ended up having to "doggy bag" (or, more accurately, "doggy styrofoam clamshell container") a couple of the fried shrimp for later use. I was considering ordering a margarita, so I could be like Lum on that one episode of Urusei Yatsura
when she gets really drunk on pickled plums (but they have a weird music video in the middle with a song about Margaritas
), but I decided that I would rather stay sober so I could write in the blog (except I procrastinated and didn't). All in all, I had a great time at Red Lobster, but the bill was rather expensive, so I doubt we'll be going back there anytime soon, at least not until our family's birthday season (July 30th
through October 2nd
Ooh, they played Terminator
music when Chris Rock came out, and he said "asses". Cool.8:38 p.m.
"Clint Eastwood is a star. Tobey Maguire is just a boy in tights." Heh.8:40 p.m.
"Right now, Michael Moore is sitting at home saying 'I should have done Super-Size Me
! I've done the research!"8:45 p.m.
Hmm... Best Animated Feature isn't first this year. Art direction, presented by Halle Berry. Winner: The Aviator
. Dnate Ferreti & Francesca Lo Schiavo. YAY!8:48 p.m.
Best Supporting Actor, presented by Renée Zellweger. Winner: Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby
. Didn't see.8:56 p.m.
Yay! Best Animated Feature, presented by Robin Williams (who wasn't in Finding Nemo
, breaking the tradition of an actor from the previous year's winning animated film being the presenter). He's doing gay jokes about cartoon characters, inspired by the Spongebob Squarepants controversy
. Yup, The Incredibles
, just as I predicted. Hooray for Brad Bird!9:01 p.m.
Makeup, presented by Cate Blanchett (who I hope wins for Best Supporting Actress). Winner: Lemony Snickets, A Series of Unfortunate Events
, Valli O'Reilly and Bill Corso. Never got around to seeing it.9:14 p.m.
Scarlett Johansson's talking about the technical Oscars she presented a week ago... too many to list.9:18 p.m.
Best Costume Design presented by (a somewhat hoarse) Pierce Brosnan and the animated Edna Mode from The Incredibles
(voiced by Brad Bird). Winner: The Aviator
, Sandy Powell. YAY!9:21 p.m.
Best Supporting Actress, presented by Tim Robbins (who Chris Rock says bores us with his politics!). Winner: Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
. BIG YAY! (Great Katherine Hepburn!)9:26 p.m.
Damn, my dogs keep on scuffling... it's not really nasty, but it's very distracting.9:28 p.m.
Tribute to Johnny Carson, who hosted the Oscars every year from 1979 through 1984, save for 1983. Before my time, sorry.9:31 p.m.
Best Documentary Feature, presented by Leonardo DiCaprio (who I hope wins Best Actor). Winner: Born into Brothels
, Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski. Didn't see any of them, but I'm happy it wasn't Morgan Spurlock.9:33 p.m.
Best Film Editing, presented by some guy and Kirsten Dunst. Winner: The Aviator
, Thelma Schoonmaker. YAY!9:43 p.m.
Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Source, presented Adam Sandler and "Catherine Zeta-Jones" (played by Chris Rock- staged or did she just not show up? Staged.). Winner: Sideways
, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, from the novel by Rex Pickett. BIG YAY! POUR YOURSELVES A GLASS OF PINOT NOIR (NO MERLOT)!9:49 p.m.
Best Visual Effects presented by Jake Gyllenhaal and Ziyi Zhang. Winner: Spider-Man 2
, John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara and John Frazier. YAY!9:55 p.m.
Honorary Oscar presented to Sidney Lumet
by Al Pacino. I've seen The Wiz
... I think I've seen Deathtrap
. I've never seen Serpico
, but it did make a good Max Fischer play in Rushmore
Best Live-Action Short, presented by Jeremy Irons. Winner: WASP
, Andrea Arnold. Beats me, but I haven't seen any of the other ones. She said "It's the Dog's Bollocks.10:13 p.m.
Best Animated Short, presented by Laura Linney. Winner: Ryan
, Chris Landreth. Oh, he's Canadian. Well, Canadians win half the years. Too bad Bill Plympton didn't win, though, since I've seen Plympton in person.10:18 p.m.
Best Cinematography, presented by Kate Winslet. Winner: The Aviator, Robert Richardson. YAY10:22 p.m.
Sound Mixing, presented by Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek. Winner: Ray
, Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, Bob Beemer and Steve Cantamessa. Didn't see. Indifferent.10:25 p.m.
Sound editing, same presenters. Winner: The Incredibles
, Michael Silvers and Randy Thom. BIG YAY!10:37 p.m.
Best Documentary Short Subject, presented by
Natalie Portman. Winner: Mighty Times: The Children's March
, by Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston. Well, I haven't seen any of the nominees either, so the description for this one is "In 1963, a group of children in Birmingham, Alabama faced police dogs, fire hoses, and the threat of arrest to challenge segregation in their city.".10:40 p.m.
Original Score, presented by John Travolta (who is cool, because he owns his own Boeing 707 decked in a classic Qantas livery
). Winner: Finding Neverland
, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. Didn't see.10:49 p.m.
Damn, Blogger's been getting very sluggish over the past half hour. I guess a lot of people are doing the live Oscar-blogging thing. Yo-Yo Ma's currently playing violin over the tribute reel to those whom assumed room temperature over the past year, and Martin Scorsese presented a Honorary Oscar to National Film Preservation Foundation
president Roger L. Mayer.10:57 p.m.
Best Original Song, presented by Prince (subject of many jokes about his name Formerly Known to be Funny, Currently Known to be Very Stale so I won't make them). Winner: "Al Otro Lado Del Río" by Jorge Drexler from The Motorcycle Diaries
. Didn't see, don't care for Ché Guevara, didn't know the other songs either. Totally Apathetic.11:04 p.m.
Best Actress in a Leading Role, presented by Jude Law. Winner: Hillary Swank, for Million Dollar Baby
. Didn't get around to seeing it. Not avoiding it because of the controversial subject matter besides boxing, just haven't felt interested. She went on and on and got the orchestra music to cue her to shut up.11:14 p.m.
Best Foreign Language film, presented by Gwyneth Paltrow. Winner: The Sea Inside
, directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Didn't see.11:20 p.m.
Best Original Screenplay, presented by Samuel L. Jackson. Winner: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
by Charlie Kaufman. Never saw. My brother loves it. I did actually skim the draft of the script once and found it only meh-kay, but maybe the final version was better.11:24 p.m.
Best Actor in a Leading Role, presented by Charlize Theron. Winner: Jamie Foxx, for Ray
. Meh... I was rooting for Leonardo DiCaprio.11:33 p.m.
Best Director, presented by Julia Roberts. Winner: Clint Eastwood, for Million Dollar Baby
. Damn. Too bad for Scorsese, the eternal Oscar bridesmaid.11:43 p.m.
Well, nothing more to say, really. I was satisfied with Chris Rock's role as Oscar host and would not be against his hosting again, though I would really love to see Conan O'Brien host it some year soon, as I think he'd be great. Certainly, it's less boring for me than past years because I was live Oscar-blogging. I was satisfied with this experiment, except for the fact that Blogger sometimes took 10 minutes after I pressed the "Publish Post" button for the frigging thing to go to the "Publishing" screen, so often, I had to write in the window even after I pressed the "Publish Post" button just to not miss anything. I'll try doing this again next year.
And what's the deal for that Dove shampoo commercial they showed a bunch of times with Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters Wilma Flintstone, Judy Jetson, and Velma Dinkley
)? Specifically Velma, it's like they're trying to "arouse" my interest in Velma, and it's working better than I thought. It reminds me of this Fark Photoshop wherein Velma's head is superimposed on Shinobu from Love Hina
(and Daphne's head on Mutsumi). Shudder...
I guess that's all for tonight. I can't think of anything else I'm feeling a particular need to blog about, and I want to start on my episode guide for episode three of Super Gals!
You can see a complete list of winners here
, and read a summary of the evening here
I think I'll give Harry Knowles
the final word.
"Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand present the nominees: THE AVIATOR, FINDING NEVERLAND, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, RAY and SIDEWAYS. And the Oscar goes to: FUCK the Goddamn MILLION DOLLAR BABY with a coathanger in a back alley. FUCK THIS! I'm out of here!"