Alex C. Soothsayer

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Non Music Lists

I assume are getting d now? Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. Well here is a music list, the greatest band in all of music ranked with Oscar nominated movies ranked, excluding the two I haven't seen yet (Avatar and Blind Side)
End Hits

The Hurt Locker: Easily the best movie of 2009, it's intense and true to life (from what I've heard). The "war is a drug" motif the film carries on throughout the film is a strong but true representation of modern war. Probably one of the best war movies I've ever seen, I can't really think of another that captures the time period it is portraying so well.
The Argument

Up In The Air: Witty, smart and funny, pretty much everything I want in a movie. The narrative is another that rings true to life but in a complete opposite way of The Hurt Locker. Probably one of Clooney's best roles, he captures the character so well. The supporting cast is amazing as well, both females do an incredible job on their own, and at supporting the main character.

An Education: I just saw this last night but I wish I had seen it earlier. Just like Up in the Air this is a smart and funny movie based around a compelling story. The multiple plot twists took me by complete surprise, even when I was sure I had predicted what was to come. The lead actress does a wonderful job as a naive 16-year old school girl wondering what she is going to do with her life. Plus it's penned by the same guy that did High Fidelity so its automatically good.
Red Medicine

District 9: A truly great sci fi film that tackles a very serious issue without being too serious about it. The storyline is clever and action packed, something I wasn't really expecting when I first saw the film.
13 Songs

Up: Pixar.
Instrument Soundtrack

Inglorious Basterds: Now I know a lot of you think this is the best thing that happened all year, but I really found it to be a disappointment. The storyline drags and the dialogue isn't very witty at all, unlike most Tarantino movies, it's just bland and time consuming. I will give it to Tarantino that he created a killer s cript, but what translated on to the screen wasn't really up to par with his other works. Although I have to say Waltz' Jew Hunter was easily my favorite character of the year.
Steady Diet of Nothing

Precious: I think this movie suffered because it wasn't quite sure what it wanted to be. Was it supposed to be an uplifting drama or a depressing tragedy? It wasn't either really. I didn't leave the movie thinking, hey good for her! or wow that was sad, I just fell in between. The best part of the movie was easily Gabby's performance as Precious. It's pretty remarkable that it was her first real acting gig and she totally nailed it. Gonna be kinda tough to cast her out of that niche though...
In On The Kill Taker

A Serious Man: Easily the Coen Brothers' worst film. The comedy in the movie is ridiculously dark, you would have to be a complete nihilist to find laugh out loud humor in this movie. There is no big morale at the end of the story, or any over-arching theme; just depression. Maybe it was the time period or the religious aspect of the movie that turned me off, but I couldn't find anything to enjoy in this movie. Had it not been directed by The Coen Brothers I don't believe it would have even been nominated.
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