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by Mister Tee
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. John Heard
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: R.I.P. John Heard

I find it depressing -- if no doubt accurate -- that he'll be most remembered for the Home Alone series, because I remember him as the up-and-coming leading man of Between the Lines and Head over Heels/Chilly Scenes of Winter. I'd always heard hm referred to as a troubled/difficult guy, so a (relati...
by Mister Tee
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 307
Views: 7628

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

This thought just struck me: Has Trump given any kind of statement regarding McCain? I hadn't heard of any, but it turns out he did. Statement from President Donald J. Trump Senator John McCain has always been a fighter. Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and thei...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1974
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Best Cinematography 1974

In addition to Godfather II and Badlands, good alternates would have been The Sugarland Express and maybe The Three Musketeers (though where the latter truly got robbed was art direction and especially costumes). Earthquake had that ugly Universal-set look and then cheesy special effects. But it was...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3460

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

A few thoughts about Beauty and the Beast 2017: I genuinely loved the 1991 animated film -- thought it ranked with Pinocchio and Snow White as the zenith of Disney animation. But that's apparently not enough for the Mouse House. I must also see the damn thing on stage (as 13 years worth of NY audien...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 307
Views: 7628

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

A thought I've heard expressed elsewhere, worth noting: What's happening to the GOP health care effort should demonstrate in retrospect that Reid and Pelosi -- subject to endless scorn from many on their own teams -- were pretty good at their jobs.
by Mister Tee
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Dunkirk reviews
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Dunkirk reviews

Please let him be Argo'd out.... That would be hilarious. I thought of that myself -- especially when the Nolan claque at AwardsWatch started declaring the Oscar race "over". The funniest/mean thing I saw over there was someone saying "For Nolan fanboys, this is as close as they'll g...
by Mister Tee
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Dunkirk reviews
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Dunkirk reviews

Nolan's nomination, coming up. (Not because he's the Internet's Giant, but because rave reviews for a film on a serious subject.) http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/dunkirk-review-christopher-nolan-1202495701/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/dunkirk-review-1021600 http://www.screendaily.co...
by Mister Tee
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Martin Landau
Replies: 5
Views: 127

R.I.P. Martin Landau

Wow. Really tough day. I was a fan of Landau in the Mission: Impossible days, and of course appreciated his Leonard in North by Northwest. But I'd never have anticipated the late run he achieved starting with Tucker: The Man and His Dreams and culminating in his Oscar performance in Ed Wood. He had ...
by Mister Tee
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. George Romero
Replies: 2
Views: 88

R.I.P. George Romero

A legend, even if you only consider one film -- one of the most influential ever.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mo ... y,amp.html
by Mister Tee
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 49
Views: 1054

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

So, while everybody's discussing months-away films here, the online reactions to Dunkirk seem to be over the moon. Even with the Nolan discount, it looks like a serious contender.
by Mister Tee
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1973
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Best Cinematography 1973

Those two no-names listed as responsible for the cinematography of American Graffiti have such paltry credits one could almost guess they're a pseudonym for "Visual Consultant" Haskell Wexler who 1) was firmly in with the Coppola/Lucas/Ashby gang and 2) was even at the time given most of t...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 307
Views: 7628

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Overheard in Mueller's office:

"We're going to need a bigger boat"
by Mister Tee
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3460

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

I guess this is the movie I was expecting "Drive" to be, full of action and movement instead of hallucinatory torpor. But for me "Baby Driver" is too far at the other end of the spectrum. Not to say I'm fully in sync with you on your overall opinion of the film, but I had a simi...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1972
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Best Cinematography 1972

I have to strongly dissent from Magilla's contention that Cabaret was a sure winner even if The Godather or Deliverance had been nominated. In fact, I spent most of the year assuming that one of the two of them would triumph, and it was only their exclusion that made Cabaret such a clear choice. A y...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 307
Views: 7628

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Hopefully not delving into disparage territory here with this analogy, since I don't want to and vowed I would noy: Tee, if the pitching stays this bad and going into the 2018 season Girardi still has exactly zero playoff wins since 2012 with only one appearance in that same timeframe...how much le...

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