Ha ha. Former Defamer and Yahoo! movie blogs overseer Mark Lisanti has got a typically subversive take on Sunday’s 84th Academy Awards, at his new Grantland home. In light of the fact that this year’s ceremony “is throwing off roughly as much heat as an ice-fishing Yeti snacking on a Creamsicle,” he chose – instead of some last-minute buzz-o-meter readings – to cue up and live-blog the upset winner for Best Picture of 2005.
Here for example is the second entry in his retro, Crash Angeles extravaganza, which assesses the kinder-gentler aura now given off by the opening credits:
1:12 — “A Film by Paul Haggis.” There was a time, namely a good four years after seeing this movie, when those words would instill fear/dread/rage, but now that’s gone. He did the good James Bond! He’s fighting Scientology! He was on Entourage! Pretty big turnaround there. (Well, not the Entourage thing.) I’m kind of into him now.