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by dws1982
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Safe Everyone!
Replies: 317
Views: 10255

Re: Stay Safe Everyone!

Here in North Alabama we were spared the massive power outages that hit Texas (I lost power for about eight hours on Monday), but the roads have been impassable for most of the week due to the ice storm that came through Sunday evening/Monday morning (and temperatures never got high enough Tuesday o...
by dws1982
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Rush Limbaugh is Dead
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Rush Limbaugh is Dead

I don't rejoice in anyone's death but I do mourn his life, especially when I think of what his life could have been. He was a man of immense talent, I just don't think there's any way of denying it, and in every way that mattered he used that talent to a dishonorable and damaging end. In perpetuatin...
by dws1982
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: 93rd Academy Awards
Topic: Satellite Awards
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Satellite Awards

She may very well win again this year, but if they had just held off on McDormand a few years ago, you get the feeling she would be a slam dunk this year. (Of course if Nomadland wins Best Picture, she wins there, which would make her one of the few people to win for producing and acting.)
by dws1982
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: Best Supporting Actress 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Best Supporting Actress 2019

Pugh, although they all have their moments, even though Johansson and Robbie are in movies I very much dislike. The Bates performance is a very classic supporting performance: mostly small background work with one scene where she takes center stage that is her Oscar clip scene. She's really good. I ...
by dws1982
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: Best Supporting Actor 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Best Supporting Actor 2019

Pesci, although Hanks and Pitt are both great, and Pacino is as good as as he's been in a very long time. I don't even have a problem with Hopkins. It's a very solid lineup. Pitt should've been in Lead, in my opinion; he has almost as much screen time as DiCaprio, his storyline is often independent ...
by dws1982
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: 2020
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 5654

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2020

Welcome to Chechnya Much more of a journalism documentary than one that shows any unique perspective on its subject, although to be fair, what "unique perspective" can one form on a dictatorial puppet regime trying to murder and torture all LGBTQ people out of existence? It's not like the...
by dws1982
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: 2020
Topic: Hillbilly Elegy
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Hillbilly Elegy

If they had just given it to her in 1988 for Dangerous Liaisons we wouldn't have to be dealing with these continual Oscar bait attempts. It would've been an unimpeachable win for a Best Picture nominee, and Jodie Foster still could've gotten an impossible-to-argue-with Oscar just a few years down th...
by dws1982
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: 93rd Academy Awards
Topic: The Oscar Shortlist - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: The Oscar Shortlist - 2020

Some real craziness in here. The Visual Effects department offering some of the biggest shockers by snubbing WONDER WOMAN 1984 and THE INVISIBLE MAN while also nominating WELCOME TO CHECHNYA. This has to be the first time a documentary has ever been included in the shortlist for f/x. Has anyone see...
by dws1982
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: 93rd Academy Awards
Topic: Critic's Choice Awards
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Critic's Choice Awards

A lot of people probably have a free Apple TV+ subscription without knowing. After my seven year-old MacBook got too slow about 18 months ago, I got a new one, and found out that I had a free year of Apple TV+ at launch. Then the free year somehow got extended to February of this year, and when I bo...
by dws1982
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: 2020
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 5654

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2020

Oh I'm fine with it here. I'm definitely not a big stickler on only discussing something in the "proper" thread, unless something gets spoiled in a thread where I'm not expecting to read about it at all. Also saw, not that it merits discussion, The Little Things , and I really don't get th...
by dws1982
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: 2020
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 5654

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2020

I hated Malcolm and Marie . (Although I guess we should actually be talking about it in the 2021 thread.) I don't entirely agree with the take that it is Levinson airing his grievances towards Internet critics, because those grievances are aired through the Malcolm character and I think the movie ma...
by dws1982
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Hal Holbrook
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: R.I.P. Hal Holbrook

I did have the pleasure to see Holbrook on stage in one of his later tourings as Mark Twain. I read that he would make changes in the content from show to show to reflect the changes in world events. When I saw it there were definitely some passages in there that were included to reflect the Iraq W...
by dws1982
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Dustin Diamond
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: R.I.P. Dustin Diamond

He was younger by 3-4 years than the rest of the cast of Saved by the Bell at an age when that type of age difference put him in a completely different world from the rest of his cast. He made it clear that he never quite fit in with the rest of the cast when the show was being made, and then when t...
by dws1982
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Hal Holbrook
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: R.I.P. Hal Holbrook

Wonderful actor. His performance as Abraham Lincoln in the 1970's miniseries based on Carl Sandburg's biography was, in its own way, every bit as definitive as Daniel Day-Lewis's. (It was one of his Emmy wins.) Unfortunately, like a lot of TV from that era, it's not easy to see. It was released on D...
by dws1982
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: 93rd Academy Awards
Topic: SAG Awards
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: SAG Awards

I thought I read somewhere that Hamilton was eligible in the film categories at the Golden Globes but in the TV Movie/Limited Series categories at SAG. But that was mistaken, or maybe that got changed.

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