Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Song Finalists Missing Something

41 songs have made it as finalists for the Best Original Song category. The full list with reactions coming up, but first...

NO SCOTT PILGRIM AT ALL??? God, they should have put the full version of "Ramona" in the movie, that song is full of the ache of young love; beautifully-written, too. No Scott Pilgrim. Jeez. Why do they even bother?

Now, then. The potential nominees.

“Alice” from “Alice in Wonderland”
Avril Lavigne performs. No. Just no. God, no. Elfman's score, Bonham-Carter, Crispin Glover. Those are the only good things about Alice in Wonderland, and this song is no exception.
“Forever One Love” from “Black Tulip”
“Freedom Song” from “Black Tulip”
What is Black Tulip? Apparently, it's about an Afghan family and their restaurant after the fall of the Taliban. There aren't even release dates for this movie on IMDb. Strange, didn't Scott Pilgrim actually have a release date?
“Bound to You” from “Burlesque”
“Welcome to Burlesque” from “Burlesque”
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from “Burlesque”
Unless they wrote the wrong thing, "Welcome to Burlesque" is probably the most unremarkable song in Burlesque. But unremarkable for Burlesque is still AMAZING. Review soon to come, but suffice to say that I love the movie and hope one of the other two songs wins it.
“There’s a Place for Us” from “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
“Coming Home” from “Country Strong”
“Me and Tennessee” from “Country Strong”
“Despicable Me” from “Despicable Me”
“Prettiest Girls” from “Despicable Me”
“Dear Laughing Doubters” from “Dinner for Schmucks”
I'm always surprised by what movies have original songs.
“Better Days” from “Eat Pray Love”
“If You Run” from “Going the Distance”
Was this the song playing at the concert in the end? I don't really remember it.
“Darkness before the Dawn” from “Holy Rollers”
“Sticks & Stones” from “How to Train Your Dragon”
“Le Gris” from “Idiots and Angels”
“Chanson Illusionist” from “The Illusionist”
“Never Say Never” from “The Karate Kid”
Bieber power. It's also the title of his 3D concert film. Oooooh!
“To the Sky” from “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”
“What If” from “Letters to Juliet”
“Life during Wartime” from “Life during Wartime”
“Made in Dagenham” from “Made in Dagenham”
“Little One” from “Mother and Child”
“Be the One” from “The Next Three Days”
“If I Rise” from “127 Hours”
“When You See Forever” from “The Perfect Game”
“I Remain” from “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”
“Dream Big” from “Pure Country 2: The Gift”
“How I Love You” from “Ramona and Beezus”
“Darling I Do” from “Shrek Forever After”
“Noka Oi” from “Six Days in Paradise”
“This Is a Low” from “Tamara Drewe”
“I See the Light” from “Tangled”
“Rise” from “3 Billion and Counting”
“We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″
“Eclipse: All Yours” from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
“Nothing” from “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too”
“A Better Life” from “Unbeaten”
“Shine” from “Waiting for ‘Superman’”
Probably your winner. Haven't heard it, haven't seen the movie, but I'm still rooting for Burlesque. Cher!
“The Reasons Why” from “Wretches & Jabberers”
What & What? What are these movies?


Robert said...

I love reading the best song shortlists and not having heard of like, half of the movies. Haha.

But WHERE is Scott Pilgrim? AGHGHGH that saddens me so.

Bieber FTW! Just kidding. Though that would be remarkably entertaining.

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Seriously! Don't movies have to be released before they qualify? I actually would love love love for Bieber to be an Oscar winner before half of the people in the Kodak. Not anything against them, but seriously. That would be hilarious.