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First up of course, Jimbo’s Pocahontas re-make. Cats in Space. Whatever you want to call it. Which we can ALL agree was tots amazing.

Avatar” Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair

“Well, I like Star Wars. And I like masturbating to old copies of National Geographic. If only there were some way for me to combine these interests!”

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; Set Decoration: Caroline Smith

“There’s no doubt that the imaginary world [Gilliam has] created is awe-inspiring, but it’s ultimately designed for an art house audience.” BBC

I’m not a fan of 3D/CG-heavy films. Unlike my flatmate who is certain this is THE future of film-making. I just find it really soul-less a lot of the time. Which is why Avatard was so fresh/awesome…

Nine” Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim

“Welcome to the Pussycat Dolls Do Italy. If we wanted to see a middle-aged has-been drooling over an Ann Summers live show, we’d stalk Peter Stringfellow.” Film 4

Not good, looked great. Personally, Penny Cruz in Agent Provocateur was the best thing about it. But I am in love with her…

Sherlock Holmes” Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

I can’t explain why I have NO desire whatsoever to see this. And I LOVED Snatch. Believe me, my brother and I would quote from it religiously…WHYTHEFUCK DO I WANNACARAVAN THAS GOT NO FACKIN WHEELS!?

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Pipes.

The Young Victoria” Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray

“I spent an hour and three-quarters waiting for this movie to start.” Peter Bradshaw

You could not DRAG me to see this. WHY OH WHY do they keep making these princess movies. I just CANT relate.

Funny how the most interesting/funny articles are the most negative/scathing ones. In the wise words of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman: “the bad stuff is easier to believe.” Must read: Peter Bradshaw’s (the Guardian) for Trannyformers 2: Revenge of Michael Bay (“I found it at once loud and boring, like watching paint dry while getting hit over the head with a frying pan“).

Embarrassingly, I have only seen 2 of these films and though Nine had a cleverly constructed set within a set, I suspect Avatar might win just because, you know, it’s Avatar…I don’t know enough about 3D but a lot of people have agreed it’s pretty groundbreaking stuff and they might just chuck it to them because obviously a lot of work went into it…THEN AGAIN, the academy LOVES period pieces (and The Young Victoria is also nominated for COSTUME) so they might just, ‘throw the dog a bone’ but WE’LL SEE WON”T WE!

My money is on Return of the Smurfs…


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