Oscars show a serious face

  • Article by: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 11, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Best-picture nominees include plenty of dark themes and no blockbusters.

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detachedJan. 10, 1312:35 PM

I thought the special effects in Lincoln were terrible. If a movie doesn't devote 95% of its budget to car crashes, big boom-boom explosions and mutant cyborg vampires threatening the future of mankind, well I just don't think they're trying very hard. And what's the deal with the story? Am I really expected to put in the effort to follow a plot and deal with character development? I paid $10.50 to be entertained, not to think! One more thing: regarding casting, I think J Lo would have made a kicka$$ Mary Todd. Could have led to more predictible "small town boy meets tough girl from wrong side of tracks, who together take on the world and come out on top against all odds" story line. Add some big explosions and monsters and there, my friend, you've got yourself a movie!

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angleworm99Jan. 10, 13 6:17 PM

It was great to see Lincoln receive 12 nominations. Daniel Day Lewis has a lock on Best Actor. It was refreshing to see Spielberg sacrifice big ticket numbers for a well-crafted, true to life movie. What a great history lesson. The movie should be mandatory part of all high school U.S. History classes.

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atoonceFeb. 13, 13 2:34 PM

Where is the love for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer?

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