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by anonymous1980
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 5272

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

THE WIFE Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern. Dir: Bjorn Runge. A famous writer wins the Nobel Prize for Literature and him and his wife journey to Sweden to get the prize then the truth about the nature of their relationship ...
by anonymous1980
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Foreign Language Film Watch
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: Foreign Language Film Watch

Saw a couple of films during the Filipino Cinemalaya Film Festival. Sometimes an Oscar entry premieres here. Mamang (Denise O'Hara) *** - Set sometime in the '70s or '80s, it's about the relationship between an elderly woman whose past traumas haunt her present and her adult gay son. The lead is pla...
by anonymous1980
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 43
Views: 638

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

To get us back on track, I looked this up. The Oscars seem to want to model themselves after the Grammys. The Grammys mostly nominate and reward the biggest, most popular names in music. They have the biggest stars presenting and performing. They hardly have any actual awards in their show at all (T...
by anonymous1980
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 43
Views: 638

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

Nathaniel Rogers' blog busting the myth that the Oscars "don't nominate popular films." He also proposed a compromise/alternative to adding a "Best Blockbuster" category: Do an executive committee "save" just like they do in Foreign Language Film. If they're so deathly...
by anonymous1980
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Something tells me that they will be giving Kevin Feige, the producer and head of Marvel Studios, the Irving J. Thalberg Memorial award if not this year, then within the next few years. He's relatively young, currently only 45 but they gave Spielberg the Thalberg when he was only 39 so there's prece...
by anonymous1980
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 43
Views: 638

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

It's pretty fucked up that Black Panther's Oscar chances have become the definition of separate but equal. I think these changes will be applied to the 2020 Oscars. BTW, as for the "Popular Film" category, one compromise I can see them possibly doing is an "Audience Award". The ...
by anonymous1980
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 43
Views: 638

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

Big Magilla wrote: It was some time after that that winners started thanking everyone they ever met in their lives.


David Lean's and Rita Moreno's speeches were quite brief, for example.
by anonymous1980
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 43
Views: 638

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

I could maybe be talked into pushing the shorts into that slot -- though I have a sentimental attachment to them as traditional who-cares-but-they-might-win-the-pool intermissions. I'll also say that the shorts have been frequently where the most moving, funniest and memorable acceptance speeches h...
by anonymous1980
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 43
Views: 638

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

These changes are AWFUL.
by anonymous1980
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 5272

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Cast: Ewan MacGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, voices of Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okenedo. Dir: Marc Forster. This film was kind of inevitable. The Winnie the Pooh franchise has been predictably heading into ...
by anonymous1980
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 5272

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES Cast: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage (voices). Dirs: Peter Rida Michail & Aaron Horvath. Thanks to my day job, I've actually seen a whole bunch of Teen Titans Go! episodes which I actually...
by anonymous1980
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Foreign Language Film Watch
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: Foreign Language Film Watch

BuyBust (Erik Matti) ***1/2 - A rookie female police officer joins a drug buy-bust operation that goes horribly wrong and must shoot and fight her way out the byzantine maze-like slum areas to survive. This is my favorite Filipino film I've seen this year so far. Director Erik Matti proves once aga...
by anonymous1980
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Halfway Through 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Halfway Through 2018

(number one: if a shotgun was plenty to take care of the creatures, where was the army?). I'll answer this: The creatures have a natural armor that's hard to penetrate, I believe this detail was in one of those blink-or-you'll-miss-it newspaper headlines. It's only when the creatures are disoriente...
by anonymous1980
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 5272

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley, Frederick Schmidt. Dir: Christopher McQuarrie. The film did, well, the impossible. It's the sixth film in...
by anonymous1980
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 5272

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

SKYSCRAPER Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, Hannah Quinlivan, McKenna Roberts, Noah Cottrell, Tzi Ma. Dir: Rawson Marshall Thurber Ex-FBI operative with one leg is now working as head of security for the world's tallest building ...

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