Sunday, February 26, 2012

The 2012 I'm Right Awards

Welcome to the second annual I’m Right awards, we’re so delighted to have you! There are going to be a few changes from last year. For one, I’m abandoning the whole “random order” gimmick, on account of the fact that it was dumb. Instead, I’m replacing it with a new, better gimmick—original categories! I’ve dispensed with some categories, and will be replacing them with new and better ones. The eliminated categories: the three Shorts categories*, Best Documentary (I might have an opinion on this one in a few years, but I have yet to see any 2011 documentaries), Best Foreign Language Film (ditto), Best Original Song (stupid category), and Best Makeup (ditto). That’s seven eliminated categories, so I need to come up with seven new ones. We’ll see how I do.

*Although I actually did see the live-action shorts this year, I just don’t think they belong in the show with the feature films. For the record, my pick would be The Shore.

Also, this year I’m going to ignore what the Academy did altogether, and instead present my nominees in each category and the winner. That should make the presentation less messy. A few categories might have less than five nominees, if I just haven’t seen enough films that qualify. In roughly descending order of importance (interspersed with my new categories), as determined by Wikipedia:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Year in Paul: 1999

The long-delayed cinema chronology is back. In honor of the fact that we've finally reached the point where it makes sense to go year-by-year, the series will continue under a new name.

What I’ve Seen

10 Things I Hate About You
All About My Mother
American Beauty
American Pie
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Baby Geniuses
Bicentennial Man
Fantasia 2000
Fight Club
Galaxy Quest
Inspector Gadget
The Iron Gian
The Matrix
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
My Favorite Martian
Mystery Men
October Sky
Office Space
Pokemon: The First Movie
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborne
The Sixth Sense
The Virgin Suicides
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace
Stuart Little
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Toy Story 2
Wakko’s Wish
The War Zone
32 Total