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by Big Magilla
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: 2016
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2016
Replies: 141
Views: 27465

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2016

Little Men I don't know. I like a lot of things about it, particularly the two younger actors. There's a lot of truth in the way it shows how the friendship between two kids can be affected by things that have nothing to do with anything they do. And like I said, the two young actors are both very ...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar Factoid Help
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Oscar Factoid Help

While working on a project, I came across some "factoids" that I think are interesting, but need fleshing out. I'm listing them here in the hopes you fine people can verify my current research or advise where I'm missing stuff. Films Nominated or Winning awards in different years In Which...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Final Oscar Predictions
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: Final Oscar Predictions

BEST PICTURE (in order of likelihood) 1. La La Land 2. Manchester by the Sea 3. Moonlight 4. Arrival 5. Lion 6. Loving 7. Hell or High Water 8. Hacksaw Ridge 9. Hidden Figures If ten, either Fences, Jackie or Silence. BEST DIRECTOR Damian Chazelle – La La Land Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Kenneth Lonerg...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Final Oscar Predictions
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: Final Oscar Predictions

At this point, I think anything would be considered shocking other than The Birth of a Nation showing up in Best Picture, Actor, Director and/or Screenplay.
by Big Magilla
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: BAFTA Nominations
Replies: 32
Views: 642

Re: BAFTA Nominations

He's chosen by producers and directors to appear in their movies - and the ones he accepts to do are often more on the commercial side than truly thought provoking. (I haven't seen those he has directed). But he's a big star - admittedly rare for a black person, in the US ot anywhere else - and thi...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominees
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: DGA Nominees

Big Magilla wrote I don't know. I think Harvey made the right choice between Lion and The Founder. Why does he have to choose? The minute the shuffled Dev Patel into support, they weren't competing in the same categories. Lion is adapted. The Founder is original. He can't push two movies in the sam...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. William Peter Blatty
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: R.I.P. William Peter Blatty

True enough, but the novel was an absolute page-turner that I think I read in one sitting through the night when I should have been sleeping. The film was, and is, one of my favorite horror films thanks mainly to Friedkin's direction and the performances of Burstyn, Miller, von Sydow and Blair/McCam...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominees
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: DGA Nominees

I don't know. I think Harvey made the right choice between Lion and The Founder . The marketing of Lion has been pure genius up to and including having Sunny Pawar join Dev Patel introducing the film at the Globes. He may have been slow in marketing The Founder , but now that I've seen the trailer, ...
by Big Magilla
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Decision 2016
Replies: 621
Views: 16771

Re: Decision 2016

Sabin wrote:This is slightly off-topic but does anyone else think that bruschetta is basically just salsa bread? We're paying way too much for this.

Slightly? Anyway, the answer is a resounding no! I've had some lovely meals that started with bruschetta, but can't remember any that started with salsa bread!
by Big Magilla
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominee Predictions
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: DGA Nominee Predictions

I'm thinking Mackenzie for the fifth slot, but neither Gibson, Ford, Larrain or Scorsese would surprise me.
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: BAFTA Nominations
Replies: 32
Views: 642

Re: BAFTA Nominations

I did not compare Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Pia Zadora, I compared his win to her win . Both were to my mind, odd, Golden Globes only choices. With BAFTA repeating, he has to be taken more seriously. This is a fairly conventional awards year in which there are a handful of films that appeal to almost ...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Decision 2016
Replies: 621
Views: 16771

Re: Decision 2016

Trump is shit and largely because of the party he has semi-recently chosen, but the Pences, Sessiones, Mattises, Perrys, Tillermans, Flynns, Priebuses, and Bannons are the real real problem...in the same-ish way Bush was a buffoon with a few ideas but Cheney was a warlord with frightening conservat...

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