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by Big Magilla
Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Network
Replies: 43
Views: 2181

Jane Alexander was great in Eleanor and Franklin and probably did get the nomination for All the Preisdent's Men on the basis of liberal Hollywood's love for that performance, but her brief bit in All the President's Men was such a throwaway that I couldnt imagine her actually winning for it. Lee G...
by Big Magilla
Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Network
Replies: 43
Views: 2181

I thought it was a two-way race between Jodie Foster and Talia Shire, who had won the NYFC award for Rocky, but when she wound up in the best actress category instead it seemed like a free-for-all. I would say Piper Laurie was a strong third choice, with Shelley Winters in Next Stop, Greenwich Vill...
by Big Magilla
Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: The American Idol Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 9627

I don't watch this show. I used to watch it when I was a child it was called Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. Strictly amateur stuff. I don't care how succesful Clay Aiken is, are any of the other winners or runner-up winners going to be remembered two years from now? I was channel surfing the other...
by Big Magilla
Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: 2004 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 80
Views: 14256

I just found McAdams relentlessly perky in The Notebook. But I LOVED Joan Allen in the film, and think that she, not Garner or Rowlands, should have been the center of critical attention. I found the McAdams character too flighty. I wasn't at all impressed with Joan Allen. Claire Trevor, Betty Fiel...
by Big Magilla
Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: 2004 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 80
Views: 14256

--Reza wrote:Is Ladies in Lavender a 2004 release?

Not for Oscar purposes. I understand it may not get a U.S. release and go straight to video here.




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by Big Magilla
Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: 2004 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 80
Views: 14256

I liked McAdams in Mean Girls, but not in The Notebook. Maybe she should stick to playing bad girls.

Rowlands was great in the elevator scene with Ethan Hawke, but otherwise forgettable in Taking Lives.
by Big Magilla
Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: 2004 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 80
Views: 14256

2004 Oscar Shouldabeens

2004 Best Picture The Aviator Hotel Rwanda Kinsey *Million Dollar Baby Sideways Best Actor Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator *Jamie Foxx, Ray Paul Giamatti, Sideways Liam Neeson, Kinsey Best Actress Annette Bening, Being Julia Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace Imeld...
by Big Magilla
Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: 1968 Oscar Shouldabens
Replies: 14
Views: 2506

Is this a site for potheads, or what? I never saw Skidoo so I have no idea whether I'd like it or not. I might. I am a sucker for Preminger's films, which I have been re-evaluating. Films that I initially dismissed such as Bonjour Tristesse and Bunny Lake Is Missing I find myself having a much deep...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: 2000 - 2007
Topic: Ten Best Films of 2004
Replies: 115
Views: 12226

Great to have your insight on this year's race, Pamela-Marie. Million Dollar Baby is having that kind of effect on people. I ran into a lady friend who isn't exactly a pushover for emotional drama, at a party a few weeks ago. She was still devastated a week after seeing the film and wanted my assur...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:33 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: 1950 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 17
Views: 3243

1950 was the year of Broadway vs. Hollywood (All About Eve vs. Sunset Boulevard). Interesting not only did Broadway win over Hollywood in the picture and director races, three of the four acting winners were recreating roles they previously played on Broadway and the fourth won for playing a Broadw...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Next stop: Iran
Replies: 130
Views: 8085

Sorry, I can't seem to get past the mud-slinging between Criddic and everyone else in that thread. Besides, this topic is big enough, and scary enough, to have its own thread.
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Next stop: Iran
Replies: 130
Views: 8085

Next stop: Iran Yank commandos already in place, mag says BY JAMES GORDON MEEK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - U.S. commandos are hunting for secret nuclear and chemical weapons sites and other targets in Iran, and have a plan to turn the hard-line Islamic country into the next front in t...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: 1950 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 17
Views: 3243

Again the vagueries of release dates inform the nominations. I have no problem with the five "official" nominees this year, but would be just as happy to see Davis and Swanson compete with Betty Hutton in Annie, Get Your Gun, Maureen O'Hara in Rio Grande and either Katharine Hepburn in Adam's Rib (...
by Big Magilla
Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: 1945 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 16
Views: 3803

I'm partial to 1940 myself, but 1945 was a good year as well. What makes up our ten best lists depends on whether we're talking about films released in New York, Los Angeles, anywhere in the U.S. or anywhere in the world. Leo McCarey's The Bells of St. Mary's, Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend, Elia ...
by Big Magilla
Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: 1966 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 23
Views: 3512

Except that the truncated version of The Rules of the Game was not shown internationally until 1950. The Vichy government was thought to have destroyed the original after its premiere in Paris in 1939. The restored version, which is most likely the one you saw, was not shown internationally until 1...

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