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by Big Magilla
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Supporting Actress 2005
Replies: 19
Views: 7743

Re: Best Supporting Actress 2005

I've come to like Amy Adams a great deal, but I still don't get the love for her over-acting in Junebug . I have also come to like Rachel Weisz, who despite my initial misgivings, is a worthy Oscar winner for The Constant Gardener even if I do still think Ralph Fiennes gave the better performance in...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Supporting Actor 2005
Replies: 25
Views: 4739

Re: Best Supporting Actor 2005

Big changes in this category for me. Jake Gyllenhaal is still my choice to have won for Brokeback Mountain , but only Matt Dillon in Crash remains as one of my also-rans. With the move of Jeff Daniels to lead in The Squid and the Whale , I couldn't decide which of the two actors playing his sons sho...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Actress 2005
Replies: 18
Views: 4864

Re: Best Actress 2005

In revisiting 2005, Felicity Huffman in Transamerica remains my choice in a year that had a number of good performances by lead actresses, but no really great ones. Two actresses in little seen films, Joan Plowright in Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont and Julianne Moore in The Prizewinner of Defiance, ...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Actor 2005
Replies: 31
Views: 5572

Re: Best Actor 2005

With 2005 coming up in the Best Cinematography voting, I thought it might be time to revisit the films of 2005. In retrospect, this was without a doubt one of the worst years ever in awards history. Not only did Oscar get it wrong in practically every category, so did the critics. I didn't care much...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 566
Views: 20541

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Some have suggested the message was meant for Trump. Whatever the reason, it was tone deaf, very much a "let 'em eat cake" moment, but what saddens me most is the continued support of her husband no matter what he does. Conducting a news conference with people who lost loved ones to violen...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 566
Views: 20541

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

So, Melania Trump has now gone full Marie Antoinette. So it would seem, but whatever the message on her jacket of "I really don't care. Do U?" is supposed to mean, we can't let it detract from the horror of what is going on. The protests scheduled for next Saturday (June 30th) should be t...
by Big Magilla
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Koko
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: R.I.P. Koko

Precious Doll wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koko_(gorilla)


This a little weird. The above link is incorrect. The one below, which looks like the same thing but isn't, is the correct one:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koko_(gorilla)
by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 3278

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

I found it pretty harmless. It was certainly a lot better than the other film I reviewed at the same time. Here's what I had to say in my 5/29 DVD review: The 15:17 to Paris may be minor Clint Eastwood but it’s the 86-year-old director doing what he does best, bringing contemporary real-life heroes ...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2004
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Best Cinematography 2004

Good cinematography candidates were so lacking in Hollywood films released in 2004 that the ASC had to look to the France-U.S. co-production, A Very Long Engagement , to find a worthy winner. None of their other nominees including the Oscar winner, The Aviator , were even worthy of mention. The Chin...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Georgann Johnson
Replies: 0
Views: 62

R.I.P. Georgann Johnson

She had a myriad of roles, but is most famous for her brief encounter with Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy.
https://variety.com/2018/tv/obituaries- ... 202847300/
by Big Magilla
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 566
Views: 20541

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

by Big Magilla
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2018 Tony Awards
Replies: 33
Views: 1020

Re: 2018 Tony Awards

So, it seems I'm not the only one who didn't like that annoying backstage woman and didn't know who she was, either. Neil Patrick Harris & Rachel Bloom’s Tony Awards Feud Is Cringeworthy By Joe Reid @joereid Jun 11, 2018 at 9:50am Robert De Niro may have had his boxing fists up in defiance at Do...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 566
Views: 20541

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Apparently not. Robert Costa (Washington Post) spoke with his wife who says he's doing fine. The Wikipedia page no longer says he died.
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 566
Views: 20541

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

While waiting to meet Kim, Treat tweeted that Kudlow had a heart attack and is at Walter Reed Hospital.

His Wikipedia page says he died! Wishful thinking, or do they know something we don't?
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Best Cinematography 2003

I'd cite Lost in Translation , 21 Grams and Whale Rider as possible alternatives to Cold Mountain and Seabiscuit . They as well as City of God and Master and Commander are all strong runners-up for me, but I have to go with the undervalued Eduardo Serra for the beautifully photographed Girl with a P...

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