Pump the brakes

Posted by · 10:27 pm · February 9th, 2010

I was giving this LA Times photo gallery the benefit of the doubt until it tried to convince me that “Up” is in any way a “Best Picture mirror” to “Around the World in 80 Days,” or “A Serious Man” to “The Apartment.”

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  • 1 2-10-2010 at 1:30 am

    Ryan Hoffman said...

    Almost all of them were either far too simplistic, ignorant, or downright stupid.

  • 2 2-10-2010 at 4:38 am

    Matthias Zucker said...

    As usual at The Envelope, most of this is a stretch, to say the least. But while I see where O’Neil (this is Tom O’Neil reporting, right? Who else could come up with this?) is coming from with his Up and A Serious Man comparisons, he abandons all credibility by saying that Inglourious Basterds has a precedent at the Oscars in – WTF – Schindler’s List? That has got to be a joke.

    We have officially arrived in that part of Oscar season where there’s nothing left to report, s we’re getting mindless fluff.

  • 3 2-10-2010 at 4:45 am

    aspect ratio said...

    That was the dumbest, most grasping-for-straws thing I’ve read this Oscar season.

  • 4 2-10-2010 at 5:43 am

    The Irishman said...

    “Inglourious Basterds” and “Schindler’s List”? In a second I’m gonna figure out exactly why that offends me.

  • 5 2-10-2010 at 6:08 am

    Baxter said...

    Yeah, those get increasingly ridiculous. I loved the Precious/Slumdog comparison best probably. I mean, could you think of two more different movies?

  • 6 2-10-2010 at 6:11 am

    The Irishman said...

    @Baxter: It reminds me of the other most offensive comparison I read this season, when Entertainment Weekly called “The Blind Side” the “sports-themed ‘Precious'”. Because BLACK PEOPLE, you guys!

  • 7 2-10-2010 at 11:10 am

    Adam Smith said...

    @The Irishman: To be fair, when I first saw the trailer for The Blind Side, I called it “The Precious that makes white people feel safe,” so…