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by Greg
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 711
Views: 29826

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Democrats shift toward impact on jobs as climate change moves to front of 2020 agenda: ". . . The proposal . . . calls for a special committee in the House to draft a plan by 2020 for a historic multitrillion-dollar federal spending and loan program with the goal of building a '100 percent gree...
by Greg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

Mister Tee wrote:(fun fact: every major movie about the space program -- The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, Gravity -- has WON both the sound mixing and editing categories).


Apoolo 13 was not nominated for Sound Effects Editing, as it was called in 1995, which was won by Bravehart
by Greg
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 69
Views: 1150

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

There is no Hollywood royalty anymore. I cannot stress this enough. At least, not as you once knew it. People go to the movies not to see their favorite stars but to see their favorite characters. e.g. look at the top ten box-office films so far this year on boxofficemojo.com. Every single one of t...
by Greg
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 69
Views: 1150

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

HarryGoldfarb wrote:However, it is not surprising: part of what is done in the company for which I work now, when evaluating candidates to fill vacancies in different jobs, is to review their social networks, and I understand that it is a common practice.


What about candidates who never used social networks?
by Greg
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 69
Views: 1150

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

There is no Hollywood royalty anymore. I cannot stress this enough. At least, not as you once knew it. People go to the movies not to see their favorite stars but to see their favorite characters. e.g. look at the top ten box-office films so far this year on boxofficemojo.com. Every single one of t...
by Greg
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 673

Re: Golden Globe Awards

The reason why both A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody are competing in the drama category is because they are technically not musicals. They have concert sequences and the characters don't break into song for the cinema audience as in all actual musicals - the Astaire films, Gigi, My Fair Lady e...
by Greg
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year

Manohla Dargis (New York Times). . . 5. Happy as Lazzaro (Rohrwacher). . . A.O. Scott (New York Times). . . 2. Happy as Lazzaro (Rohrwacher). . . An interesting coincidence is that one of the producers of Happy As Lazzaro is Carlo Cresto-Dina. He is married to Mariana Mazzucato, a somewhat famous e...
by Greg
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: Roma reviews

For a movie which could be the first foreign language film (The Artist doesn't really count) to win the Best Picture Oscar, I expected much, much more, honestly. Technically flawless, obviously made with great care, but sadly ultimately lacking a real "raison d'etre". Well, Bergman, Felli...
by Greg
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Favourite reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: The Favourite reviews

What I like most about the film is the way it takes all these pristinely costumed characters and figuratively (or literally, in Stone's case) rubs them in the mud. Hitchcock always said his problem with costume pictures was he couldn't imagine any of the characters going to the bathroom. Here, I th...
by Greg
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: National Board of Review
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: National Board of Review

Here's Jeffrey Wells' rebuke of Mark Harris' argument: http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2018/11/harris-unsheaths-the-knife/ Here's his assessment of the poor box-office of Green Book and other well-received festival films: http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2018/11/dropping-like-flies/ This is pretty omi...
by Greg
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 711
Views: 29826

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

The First Trumpsgiving Performed by Fifth Grade Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwgxf9e7AUc
by Greg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 711
Views: 29826

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Trump may very well be having a nervous breakdown.

Trump: Photo ID Is Needed to Legally Purchase Cereal. (It Isn’t.)

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/ ... -isnt.html
by Greg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 19
Views: 578

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

I'm not quite sure enough about how the points work to advise on making a big-out-on-the-limb prediction, but, what about the chance, as up in the air as we are so far plus the strong desire for something feel-good there might be this year, that you could bet on Won't You Be My Neighbor? expanding b...
by Greg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 711
Views: 29826

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Bill Nelson files lawsuit challenging Florida’s election signature match law amid Senate recount:

https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politi ... e-recount/

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