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by Big Magilla
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: 2016
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2016
Replies: 172
Views: 29285

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2016

Oh, boy. The three worst films I've see recently have been Paterson , The Founder and Split , the latter officially a 2017 release, but one that had festival showings in 2016. I watched Split despite my misgivings about any Shyamalan film since The Sixth Sense , so I guess you could I got what I des...
by Big Magilla
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 139
Views: 2709

Re: Everything Is Great Again

This one is right in Trump's backyard, the state where he's spent all his down time since becoming president. It's in the same vein as ICE deporting mothers of young children including special needs kids, and now registered dreamers. The ten-year-old autistic kid is obviously a handful, but the inci...
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 139
Views: 2709

Re: Everything Is Great Again

Is this what life is going to be like in Trump's America from now on?

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/10yo-a ... ed-school/
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Screenplay 1929/30
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Best Screenplay 1929/30

It's odd that there was no credit given to Louis N. Parker, Dorothy Parker's father, for the original play, Disraeli which Arliss first played in 1911 and last played on Broadway in the 1917 revival the first time his wife appeared in the play with him. Billed as Mrs. George Arliss, she was billed a...
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Screenplay 1929/30
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Best Screenplay 1929/30

The was only one writing category in 1930. It was called "Best Writing" and the nominations ran the gamut from original to adaptation to documentary. Which one(s) is a documentary? With Byrd at the South Pole , which I had originally listed when I couldn't tell the difference between writ...
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Screenplay 1929/30
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Best Screenplay 1929/30

The Original BJ wrote:These are the Cinematography nominees, not the Screenplay nominees.

Fixed. I've had a hectic few days.

I thought it was strange that a) With Byrd at the South Pole had a screenplay and 2) that it won the category!

In any event, we did say we would do Cinematography next, right?
by Big Magilla
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Screenplay 1929/30
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Best Screenplay 1929/30

The was only one writing category in 1930. It was called "Best Writing" and the nominations with no distinction between original and adaptation.
by Big Magilla
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Feud: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien
Replies: 31
Views: 563

Re: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien

I read elsewhere that the original version of the script -- entitled "Best Actress" -- was structured around two actresses who were friends of Davis (Blondell & deHavilland) and two who were friends of Crawford's (Barbara Stanwyck and Greer Garson). The conversations/interviews were s...
by Big Magilla
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 139
Views: 2709

Re: Everything Is Great Again

Sabin wrote:Because that's the one our President tweeted so it's all across the internet.

And that means what, exactly?
by Big Magilla
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 675
Views: 21810

Re: Coming DVDs

Four newly announced Blu-ray upgrades for May from Warner Archive:

Seven Days in May
The Accidental Tourist
The Loved One
Vision Quest
by Big Magilla
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 139
Views: 2709

Re: Everything Is Great Again

He's probably at 50% of the old farts they poll, but every other poll has him 39-40% - so why pay attention to Rasmussen when, as you note, their polling tactics are outdated?
by Big Magilla
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Feud: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien
Replies: 31
Views: 563

Re: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien

I've binge watched it these last two days- of course, as a denizen of this board, I had to watch it all - and since I'm a dignified person, I'll say it in the most dignified way I can - It's an infantile, rather clueless pile of shit. Still - can someone here explain to me what all this Joan Blonde...
by Big Magilla
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!
Replies: 16
Views: 438

Re: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!

By no means predictions but I really hope that Max von Sydow, Donald Sutherland, Paul Schrader & Brian De Palma are considered for well earned Honorary Oscars. I had von Sydow in the back of my mind, but forgot all about him when I listed Albert Finney in my predictions - changing Finney to von...
by Big Magilla
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Feud: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien
Replies: 31
Views: 563

Re: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien

The only very loose argument I could make for Bette saying that she had 11 nominations -- which had me, too, thinking, WTF? -- is that perhaps Bette herself would have decided that her write-in campaign counted as a bonus nom. Bette wasn't stupid. She was, in fact, the first female President of the...
by Big Magilla
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Feud: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien
Replies: 31
Views: 563

Re: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien

I fell asleep watching the latest episode, but not until after the latest factual error made me livid. Early in the episode, Sarandon as Davis makes reference to her "11 Oscar nominations". Um, no. Davis had the distinction of becoming the first actor nominated for ten Academy Awards with ...

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