Friday, January 16, 2009

It's An Honor Not To Make The Obligatory Joke About It Being An Honor To Be Nominated

The Criterion Contraption has been nominated for a Totalfilm.com 2009 Movie Blog Award in the "Cult" category. So shave your heads, dear readers, and let's get ready for that sweet, sweet flying saucer to heaven. I'll make kool-aid. In any event, I'm currently running a respectable second place. With seven votes. If you'd like to be lucky number eight, you can vote here, until January 25.

As long as you're going to Total Film anyway, I recommend their roundup of the 17 worst movie posters of 2009. They're based in the UK,1 so I hadn't even seen some of the posters.

1Which raises the question of how their readers could watch Criterion Collection DVDs anyway...

12 comments:

Mike Leader said...

Congrats on the nomination!

Not bad for only 13 entries in the last 12 months.

And, here in the UK, we don't have a DVD publisher that is as prolific or detailed with the unearthing hidden gems/producing extra material. Multi-region DVD players are wonderful!

Mike

http://wildtyme.blogspot.com

--jeff * said...

i voted.

at the moment, you're in second place with 17 votes, behind.... i've already forgotten... at 33 votes. i think it was mad mad mad mad movies.

you can so beat them.

Jonas Schulberg said...

You are a true hero to completists everywhere - and for that - you have my vote. Good luck.

Jeff McMahon said...

Multi-region DVD players are much more common in Europe and Asia than in the U.S.

Tiako said...

So, according to Total Film, any movie poster with a touch of visual originality is bad.

Congrats on the nomination.

Matthew Dessem said...

Thanks for your votes, folks. Tiako, you can make a case for some of those posters, but Race to Witch Mountain? Seriously?

John B. said...

You got my vote. And you're in the lead! Woo hoo!!

colinr0380 said...

Yes, I'm from the UK and have a multi-region DVD player too. Now Blu-Ray is set to change all that, since nobody has found a way to get around the region coding of that yet.

Mike Leader, we do have the Masters of Cinema series and Second Run though!

Jeff McMahon said...

The poster for The International is pretty good, and that Kate Bosworth horror movie isn't bad either. But there's no visual originality to Fired Up, or Funny People (which is also appropriate for an Apatow comedy), or to the heavily-photoshopped Two Lovers. Come on.

Y Gal said...

You got my vote.. always been a dream of mine to watch every film in the Criterion Collection :) Good luck on your journey!

VW said...

Nomination well deserved!

Matthias said...

Congrats Matt!
http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the-totalfilm-com-movie-blog-awards-cult/

You most definitely deserved this!