Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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A Look at the Nominees

With the Hollmann Awards this Saturday, I thought it proper that we take a look at some of the nominees. First up is Best Original Song. Previous winners in this category: "You Know My name" from Casino Royale, "Let's Duet" from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

Boats 'n' Hoes
from the film Step Brothers
An awfully perverse song that gets point for creativity. I mean, a whole song about fucking using just nautical terms? Perfect showcase for the cocksure ignorance and narcissism of the leads.

Jai Ho
from the film Slumdog Millionaire
A wondrous, uplifting, get-up-and-dance song that is the perfect finale to this great movie. It means "victory", I hear, so it's quite appropriate to the film.

Little Person
from the film Synecdoche, New York
A quiet, subtle song for such a large-scale film. Yet its simplicity speaks volumes. Not only reflects Caden's own insecurities, but applies to most of us.

Pineapple Express
from the film Pineapple Express
It's Huey Lewis, so it automatically rocks.

The Wrestler
from the film The Wrestler
Speaks out to the common man. Expresses profound disappointment and the struggle of the underdog beautifully. Bruce Springsteen really is the Boss.

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