Oscar Watch: Predicting Academy Award Nominations!

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Movie Fanatic’s Oscar Watch could not be more excited for January 16 to arrive. Well, other than having to get up here in Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m. to be ready for the 5 a.m. announcement of the Academy Awards nominations for 2014. But, this is what we live for… the annual Super Bowl of movies! 


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    I guess I'm getting jaded in my later years. I don't find the Red Carpet glamorous or fulfilling or exciting or beneficial or entertaining ... at all. It's all about hype. A bunch of people who do their jobs (actors / actresses) or craft very well parading around in over blown fashion statements followed around by hoards of industry vultures like the entertainment magazines and shows along with cheering fans. It's Consumerism at its best.

    I started losing interest in these people's lives many years ago, but what really drove it home for me was watching this excellently produced video (and many others such as Banking the Biggest Scam On Earth) on YouTube. The Freedom Informant Network - Officially Launched 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZwqQo4_B2E It's a clear and unabridged look into the 'man' (the world system) behind the curtain.

    Turn on, tune in, drop out was an anthem of the late 60's ... well today, it's as relevant as ever.

    Leary later explained in his 1983 autobiography Flashbacks:

    "Turn on" meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness and the specific triggers that engage them. Drugs were one way to accomplish this end. "Tune in" meant interact harmoniously with the world around you - externalize, materialize, express your new internal perspectives. "Drop out" suggested an active, selective, graceful process of detachment from involuntary or unconscious commitments. "Drop Out" meant self-reliance, a discovery of one's singularity, a commitment to mobility, choice, and change. Unhappily my explanations of this sequence of personal development were often misinterpreted to mean "Get stoned and abandon all constructive activity"

    I see the Red Carpet as this giant funnel that distracts and pulls people into a frenzy that, from a distance, resembles an ordered chaos that is carefully orchestrated to perpetuate the machinery of consumerism.

    I love to watch movies; perhaps more than most people.

    The Oscars, for me, are also a sham. I used to be a fan, but when Avatar, a truly ground breaking movie in every respect, lost to "The Hurt Locker" a film with a final gross of $17,017,811 in the United States and Canada (45 million world wide) clearly indicated that the majority of people in the WORLD did NOT AGREE with the Academy's assessment I stopped watching the drivel called the Oscars. Public opinion, Box Office, the technology breakthroughs and innovation should account for the majority of what determines an Academy Award. I, personally didn't get excited about "The Hurt Locker" I thought it more of a propaganda film for the times we live in, fighting a false flag war, in a country we have no business being in.

    I'm sorry, but to all of the LEMMINGS (with their mush brains) that actually think that PLANES and FIRE brought down the World Trade Center buildings (something that defies the laws of physics and the first time in HISTORY a building falling because of fire) you need to take some science classes and do some real research. For starters try http://rethink911.org/

    Then if you consider just two of the hundreds of very odd circumstances of that day: Building 7 going down (demolished) never having been HIT by a plane and then subsequently finding PRISTINE PASSPORTS of the Highjackers in the rubble? Okay, I'm in a plane, I've just crashed the plane into the upper floor of a very tall building. There's a crunch when the plane hits the building and a huge fireball, later, inexplicably (unless you factor planted Thermate explosives) the buildings explodes into rubble at the speed a rock falls through the free air... and my passport that was in my coat pocket was one of MULTIPLE Passports that were found the rubble. That real chances of that are?

    Won't be tuning into the 'gala' experience this year or any other year in the future.

    How many award shows do people need to be hyped up about to watch (with baited anticipation for the winner to be announced) each year for a bunch of people with not too much grasp on how hard real life is anymore because the are making millions of dollars - BILLIONS for producers and studios all patting each other on the back for a job well done.

    How about an award show for the best TEACHERS in the country?

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