Gurus o’ Gold Archive for December, 2012

Gurus o’ Gold: All We Want For Christmas Is Our Two Best Pics…

The Gurus wish you all a happy holiday.

But they would be even happier if they could pick a couple of surprise Oscar nominations. And there are also a few nominations that they think might be surprise gifts left under the ol’ Oscar tree.

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Gurus o Gold: And All That Was Left Were The Oscar Nominations…

There wasn’t a lot of movement in chart placement this week, though a lot of individual votes shifted.

For a slightly more expanded look at the race, The Gurus each voted for 11 Best Picture candidates and 7 candidates in each of the acting categories and director. Just how close do The Gurus think Javier Bardem, Emmanuelle Riva, and Nicole Kidman are to being nominees? Take a look.

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Gurus o’ Gold: Post-NYFCC/Pre-Globes Nominations

The Gurus patiently waited to opine this week, though about half of the group felt that waiting for Nation Board of Review to announce was completely unnecessary.

The big mover this week was Zero Dark Thirty and director Kathryn Bigelow. There was also a bit of a bump for Django Unchained. Otherwise, it was mostly tightening, including a 6-man race for Best Actor.

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump