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Hugh Jackman to host next year's Oscars

Hugh_jackman Wolverine himself will preside over the 81st annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2009. I'm disappointed Ricky Gervais, who was once rumored to be in the running, didn't get the gig.

Viewing log (catch-up edition)

I'm like two weeks behind and have forgotten when I saw what, so I'm just gonna list all the movies I've watched since the last log entry. Busybusybusy.

Che (2008)

Gran Torino (2008)

Europa (1991)

*Romeo is Bleeding (1993): I love this movie.

The Furies (1950)

Pale Rider (1985)

* Mamma Mia (2008): For DVD review purposes only. I swear.

White Dog (1982): Sam Fuller was a crazy bad-ass.

* Heartbreak Ridge (1986): Thematic precursor to Gran Torino.

* The Shawshank Redemption (1994): I still don't get why people love this movie so much.

* Blue Velvet (1986)

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

* Wall*E (2008)

Revolutionary Road (2008): Like watching your parents fight for two hours. If your parents looked like Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

*Gran Torino (2008): Even better the second time around.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Best movie of the year.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): First hour is OK, if a bit Forrest Gump-ish. But the second hour and 40 minutes: Whoa. David Fincher can make grown men cry.

Valkyrie (2008)

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Juan

How was Valkyrie?

Chris

I can't wait to see Revolutionary Road. Is it like the Bruce Willis movie, The Story of Us? I couldn't stand that one.

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