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by dws1982
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2572

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

So I enjoyed Wonder Woman a good bit. Keep in mind, I'm the guy who almost never sees the superhero movies--I've seen very few of the superhero movies released since Iron Man made the genre so huge in 2008. (I keep telling myself I should start watching them, but I feel like I would have to start at...
by dws1982
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Untitled Han Solo Film
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Untitled Han Solo Film

Really, a hired gun like Howard is probably the type of director they should be getting for these films from the outset. Someone who can be competent and efficient, but who won't cause them headaches by trying to jump too far out of the box. Will be interesting to see how the DGA handles this in ter...
by dws1982
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Untitled Han Solo Film
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Untitled Han Solo Film

So this isn't good. It's one thing for a movie to lose its director in pre-production or even in the very early stages of production, but this had been filming for about four months and only had about a month of principal photography left (although some reshoots were already planned). Reportedly Kat...
by dws1982
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting again
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting again

I can't remember; did Sean Connery announce he was retiring, or did he just stop working? I know word was League of Extraordinary Gentlemen definitely put him off of the whole moviemaking thing. Bridget Fonda is one who quietly retired. She hasn't worked in 15 years. I think she's been focusing on t...
by dws1982
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting again
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting again

Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, widely considered one of the preeminent actors of his generation, is retiring from acting, Variety has learned. The 60-year-old star, who has played presidents, writers, and gang leaders in a career that has spanned four decade...
by dws1982
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Stephen Furst
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: R.I.P. Stephen Furst

I guess it speaks to a generational gap to admit that when I read "Flounder", I thought you were talking about the guy who voiced the fish in The Little Mermaid. And I was thinking, "wasn't Tee in his 30's when that came out?"

I've never actually seen Animal House.
by dws1982
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2572

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

My movie-I-probably-wouldn't-have-seen-otherwise was It Comes At Night , currently dying at theaters nationwide. This was another one that A24 mismarketed--similar to The Witch --as being more of an outright horror film than it actually is. It has some scares and jumps, which may have been more nota...
by dws1982
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinemaqtography 1969
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Best Cinemaqtography 1969

This era is tough for me because there's usually one obscurity that I missed. And in some cases, another one that I intentionally have put off. Such a weird category for so long. Once Upon A Time In the West and Z would've made for great nominees, but I guess they probably didn't have a very good sh...
by dws1982
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2016-2017 Tony Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 829

Re: 2016-2017 Tony Awards

Mister Tee wrote:The Tina Fey-produced musical of Mean Girls is playing DC in the Fall, and will do Broadway next Spring.

I had that one listed and then I deleted my post and forgot to add it back. It doesn't sound like anything that would appeal to me at all, but it probably has pretty solid commercial prospects.
by dws1982
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2016-2017 Tony Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 829

Re: 2016-2017 Tony Awards

Six Degrees of Separation , Sweat , and Indecent have all posted early-closing noticed in the wake of the Tonys. Oslo extended its run, but it's still closing in mid-July. What's on the horizon for next season? The long-expected revival of My Fair Lady is opening in April at the Vivan Beaumont. No ...
by dws1982
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2016-2017 Tony Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 829

Re: 2016-2017 Tony Awards

The applause-meter during In Memoriam felt especially tacky now that we've become used to no applause during the Oscar version. By the way: the song they were playing was from a 1975 movie called Cooley High. I hadn't heard it in all the years since (though online says Boyz II Men recordded it at s...
by dws1982
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2016-2017 Tony Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 829

Re: 2016-2017 Tony Awards

Speaking of "Who thought that was a good idea?": This final number with Kevin Spacey and Patti LuPone. Embarrassing.

For a show that usually gets a reputation as the classy awards show, this was a mess, as bad as any Emmy ceremony I've ever seen.
by dws1982
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2016-2017 Tony Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 829

Re: 2016-2017 Tony Awards

The sound mix on this has been terrible. I noticed it during the Dear Evan Hansen , but didn't think much of it, because I knew Ben Platt had been on vocal rest, and I thought he was holding back vocally. But then there was War Paint , The Great Comet , and Bandstand where the vocals all seemed to g...
by dws1982
Sun May 28, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1270

Re: Cannes 2017

I didn't watch the press conference, but from what I've read, The Square seems to have been a compromise choice. Almodovar was a bigger fan of 120 Beats per Minute, but it didn't seem to have support from the other jurors for the Palme.
by dws1982
Sat May 20, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Wonderstruck reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Wonderstruck reviews

My issue with Netflix, as opposed to Amazon, is just what Precious Doll stated. Netflix may put their movies in theaters, but once they're out of theaters, literally the only way to watch it is by having Netflix. Amazon at least puts their movies out there in theaters--unlike Netflix, they put them ...

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