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by kaytodd
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: 2014
Topic: Foxcatcher reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 1506

Re: Foxcatcher reviews

I heard that it wasn't actually Mr. Schultz, but a publicity hack from the studio who posted that tirade. If that is true Miller and Carrell should drop that publicity hack down an elevator shaft. This is not the kind of publicity this film needs. I thought it was a very good film worthy of making ...
by kaytodd
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: 87th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Our Biggest Surprsie Oscar Nomination, Or lack Thereof
Replies: 36
Views: 2312

Re: Our Biggest Surprsie Oscar Nomination, Or lack Thereof

Finally saw NIGHTCRAWLER yesterday. Would love to see a surprise supporting nom for Riz Ahmed in place of Duvall for THE JUDGE or even Ruffalo for FOXCATCHER. Got several good mentions in the reviews but nobody is mentioning him for a supporting nom. I was far more taken with Ahmed's performance tha...
by kaytodd
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: 87th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Our Biggest Surprsie Oscar Nomination, Or lack Thereof
Replies: 36
Views: 2312

Re: Our Biggest Surprsie Oscar Nomination, Or lack Thereof

I would not mind seeing Keira Knightley not get nominated for her solid but nothing special performance in Imitation Game and seeing Tilda Swinton get that slot for Snowpiercer.
by kaytodd
Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: LAFCA Winners
Replies: 39
Views: 2223

Re: LAFCA Winners

No problem with the how the critic groups have voted in general. But a little disappointed that Hugh Jackman's performance in Prisoners and the performances of Casey Affleck and Christian Bale in Out Of The Furnace have been invisible. I guess we film buffs have had an embarrassment of riches this y...
by kaytodd
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Diplomats Killed In Libya
Replies: 16
Views: 2468

US Diplomats Killed In Libya

You are probably aware of the tragic events in Libya in which the US Ambassador and 3 other US diplomats were killed by slimeballs armed with RPGs. The most important thing to remember about this episode is that 4 dedicated public servants were murdered. Also the exact way this went down should be i...
by kaytodd
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: I Side With...
Replies: 62
Views: 5431

Re: I Side With...

Thanks Italiano. I feel better about the US of A knowing you remain on our side :wink: I was taught humans did not descend from apes but that modern apes and humans have a common ancestor. The expression "Darwin said humans descended from apes" is an epithet designed to discredit those who...
by kaytodd
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Celebrities And Politics
Replies: 742
Views: 26112

Re: Celebrities And Politics

This is the third RNC that has been preempted or contravened by a hurricane. It's partly their fault for convening in hurricane-prone areas. The primaries last until June. Thanks to current election finance laws, it is advantageous to have the conventions as late as possible which means late summer...
by kaytodd
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Romney VP Pick
Replies: 24
Views: 2527

Re: Romney VP Pick

I agree Romney has a lot going for him. GOP majority state legislatures and GOP governors in several swing states with large numbers of electoral votes that Obama carried in 2008 (PA, OH, FL, MI, ID) have passed laws this past spring and summer to make it more difficult for the poor, elderly, minori...
by kaytodd
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 5606
Views: 220644

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; rating

Y'know, bizarre, I would not try to disagree with most of the individual points you made about The Secret In Their Eyes. Several people have made the same points to me after following my advice and seeing the film. It is flawed but it is also one of the most enjoyable film going experiences I had in...
by kaytodd
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: R.I.P. Neil Armstrong
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: R.I.P. Neil Armstrong

BTW, we and many of our neighbors had cookouts and watch parties for the Apollo 11 launch and lunar landing. A lot of people were partying that week. Apollo 11 launched on Wednesday July 16 and the moon landing was Sunday July 20. A group of men and women stayed in a beach house on Martha's Vineyard...
by kaytodd
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: R.I.P. Neil Armstrong
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: R.I.P. Neil Armstrong

I was eight years old when Apollo 11 landed on the moon and remember vividly the excitement I and everyone around me felt at the time. My dad took a photo of the TV screen the moment Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module onto the moon's surface. The photo does not clearly show what is...
by kaytodd
Sun May 13, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: Mad Men
Replies: 326
Views: 21493

Re: Mad Men

For some reason I really thought the song from Revolver was going to be "Good Day Sunshine." I was expectine "Eleanor Rigby." But that might have been too on the nose during montage of the characters at the end of the episode: "All the lonley people..." Also, I don't t...
by kaytodd
Tue May 08, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: Mad Men
Replies: 326
Views: 21493

Re: Mad Men

Did anyone catch what the book was that Pete was reading on the train? I don't remember any prominent book of the era in that shape. The Crying Of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon. That strange looking book caught my eye too so I looked close during the repeat showing. Looks like Megan left the cellophane o...
by kaytodd
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: 30 possible Oscar contenders to watch out for in 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: 30 possible Oscar contenders to watch out for in 2012

I have been looking forward to seeing Fork In The Road brought to the screen ever since I read it was a future Alexander Payne project. But I thought Nebraska was going to be his next project. I haven't thought about Fork In The Road in years. After seeing Shame, I think Carey Mulligan would make a ...
by kaytodd
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: 84th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Best Cinematography
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: Best Cinematography

Not expecting that one, though it is a deserved award. Richardson did his usual beautiful work that contributed to the story. Wonder if we will have some surprises for other awards.

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