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Saw Cloverfield at the Cinerama early, early, early this morning. Moments of body-spasming surpise over a thick base of relentless, inexorable dread. Also, the sound is the best since Star Wars. Well worth seeing in a theater with a good sound system.

Posted by Big Sven | January 18, 2008 4:46 PM

I'm still watching Persepolis with my friends at the sneak preview - after seeing a news item about it on the BBC (on BBC America, the hour long version of their news) and the coverage about what just happened, I'm totally looking forward to it. Plus, my son is totally into watching an animated movie that is different (based on a graphic novel).

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 18, 2008 4:56 PM

Good looking out Annie, that aussie short was off the hook!!
A zombie flick!! loved it!

Posted by SeMe | January 18, 2008 5:22 PM

Was 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days not eligible or did it just not make the short list? I haven't seen it but most reviews of it have heaped lots of praise on it. Are those 9 listed films super great?

Posted by stinkbug | January 18, 2008 5:59 PM

how about that Spanish radio ad for Obama saying Hillary does not respect latinos. That Hillary -- playing the race card again. Yuck! First she says LBJ signed the civil rights laws; now this.

Posted by si se puede | January 18, 2008 6:49 PM

Cassandra's Dream. Shoot. I've always said that I'd pay to see Ewan clean a toilet. I'm there.

Posted by Dod | January 18, 2008 8:07 PM

@4: No, it was submitted by Romania and was on the long list (here). It just didn't make it through.

Posted by annie | January 18, 2008 9:22 PM

si se puede @ 5-

You mean this ad?

I bet Clinton actually paid that union both to support Obama and to then badmouth her. Just to make Obama look bad. That's how diabolical she is.

Posted by Big Sven | January 18, 2008 11:19 PM

How the fuck did "Days of Darkness" (the Canadian entry) beat out 4 months and Persepolis? That film was the worst piece of indulgent crap ever made. Quebec film board, I want my 2.5 hours back!

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 1:07 AM

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