2017 Oscars

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March 13th, 2017 at 4:31:08 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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No. I almost did. Still plan to get it on NetFlix.

I just finished the DVD of Moonlight. I can't think of a negative thing to say about it. Very good acting. A story you don't hear very often. Very raw and authentic. However, it isn't the kind of movie I would watch twice. I tend to think it got a lot of votes out of a sense of guilt over the very white Academy Awards the previous year. I don't begrudge that it won, because I can't say another other contender was better, because I didn't see any of them, I think.

I'm not sure what my point is. I will say that anybody who voted for Trump will probably hate Moonlight, just to save some people's time.


Never even heard of it, I am that unplugged from pop culture, but thanks for the heads-up.

Good point on the Academy Awards thing. I have just so been wishing someone would say, "Maybe it was all white this year because no black performance deserved a nomination?" Of course that will never happen, would need a person not caring about losing celebrity status to say it.
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March 13th, 2017 at 11:39:02 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Good point on the Academy Awards thing. I have just so been wishing someone would say, "Maybe it was all white this year because no black performance deserved a nomination?" Of course that will never happen, would need a person not caring about losing celebrity status to say it.


Well the real point is often repeated, how do you compare two movies with such vastly different objectives as Moonlight and La La Land? The obvious answer is you use politics to choose between them.

And of course, the outcry about the "white" Oscars followed by 3 out of 6 of the Major awards going to African American actors or movies just hurts everyone. It detracts from the awards themselves.
September 15th, 2017 at 9:41:20 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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TBest Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell Or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester By The Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals



Michael Shannon

I got a chance to see Nocturnal Animals.

Amy Adams plays a potentially sweet and caring woman who throws love away for material wealth and a shallow marriage. Jake Gyllenhaal is the ex-husband who turns the pain into a searing novel.

The director, "Tom" Ford launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2006, having previously served as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent.


The movie has flaws, but it can be deeply moving at times. Michael Shannon has a small part that he does play with an understated fury.
November 29th, 2017 at 6:50:32 AM permalink
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This year's nominations won't come out for another month and a half, but it seems like the general consensus is that Gary Oldman is already a lock to win Best Actor for playing Churchill.



Gary Oldman has never won an Oscar. He is well overdue.

Meryl Streep is getting good buzz for Best Actress for her role in Speilberg's 'The Post.'

Laurie Metcalf is in the conversation for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Lady Bird (which is apparently the best reviewed movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes). I'm seeing Lady Bird this evening.
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November 29th, 2017 at 10:38:17 AM permalink
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Seems to me 2017 has not been a strong movie year. I hope that whoever played Pennywise in It will get a supporting actor nomination. Or at least get it give out an award or something.
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November 29th, 2017 at 11:35:19 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
Or at least get it give out an award or something.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean.


With ten R rated films so far this year selling over 10 million domestic tickets (3 of them horror), they are bound to acknowledge that in some ways
36,640,400 It
25,568,300 Logan
19,817,200 Get Out
12,945,000 Fifty Shades Darker
12,890,100 Girls Trip
12,072,300 Baby Driver
11,432,500 Annabelle: Creation
11,193,000 Kingsman: The Golden Circle
10,409,200 John Wick: Chapter Two
10,105,400 Blade Runner 2049

Five R rated films in 2016 (no horror)
42,293,000 Deadpool
13,304,200 Bad Moms
11,770,400 The Conjuring 2
11,474,800 Sausage Party
10,458,200 Don't Breathe

Nine R rated films in 2015 (no horror)
21,398,900 The Revenant
20,451,600 Fifty Shades of Grey
19,528,800 Straight Outta Compton
18,104,200 Mad Max: Fury Road
15,714,200 Kingsman: The Secret Service
13,433,100 Spy
13,355,400 Trainwreck
10,505,700 Get Hard
10,066,100 Sisters

Eleven R rated films in 2014 (one horror)
43,080,000 American Sniper
23,263,100 22 Jump Street
20,218,900 Gone Girl
18,039,800 Neighbors
15,671,100 Lucy
13,335,100 300: Rise of An Empire
12,234,500 The Equalizer
10,460,500 Tammy
10,342,000 Fury (2014)
10,182,800 Let's Be Cops
10,153,500 Annabelle

Twelve R rated films in 2013 (one horror)
20,348,500 The Heat
19,098,500 We're the Millers
18,620,500 American Hustle
17,520,600 The Conjuring
16,940,400 Identity Thief
15,713,900 Lone Survivor
14,592,700 The Wolf of Wall Street
13,389,000 The Hangover Part III
12,398,500 This is the End
12,221,600 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
12,074,400 Olympus Has Fallen
11,855,400 Elysium
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