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by Big Magilla
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 704
Views: 28722

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

There's also another question that doesn't seem to be on most folks' radar, but I've been seriously pondering -- if we end up with a 50-50 Senate (or 50-49 on election night, with the Mississippi runoff basically a de facto Republican pickup), what's the likelihood of Chuck Schumer offering Lisa Mu...
by Big Magilla
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 704
Views: 28722

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I'm cautiously optimistic - hoping for the Dems to take all the close races with even Heidi Heitkamp winning from behind again, but given the many disappointing outcomes I've seen since Nixon in '68, I'm prepared to suffer through two more years until 2020 when things will have gotten so bad no will...
by Big Magilla
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3133

Re: A Star is Born reviews

Although nothing really surprises me anymore, I was shocked as I said to find people in their 60s going on 70s who have had a lifetime of opportunities to have at least seen the Cukor version, if not the Wellman, not to have seen it. The pre-restored version had frequent showings on TV in the days ...
by Big Magilla
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: All Is True
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: All Is True

I don't see Branagh's film getting anywhere near the Best Picture race. I didn't see it getting anything until I thought of the Dench connection which is in line with 63-year-old Willem Dafoe in the hunt for Best Actor as 37-year-old Vincent Van Gogh.
by Big Magilla
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: All Is True
Replies: 7
Views: 146

All Is True

http://www.awardscircuit.com/2018/10/30/kenneth-branagh-directed-all-is-true-will-receive-a-qualifying-run-co-stars-dench-mckellen/ Not sure why Sony is releasing this at the last minute, but could be a push for Judi Dench considering the supporting actress category is the most wide open of all the ...
by Big Magilla
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1962
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Best Cinematography 1962

Something ate my long post, so here's the synopsis: Black-and-White: I'd replace Birdman of Alcatraz , What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and the godawful Two for the Seesaw with Advise & Consent , Billy Budd and The Manchurian Candidate and give the award, as the Academy did, to The Longest Day o...
by Big Magilla
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: British Independent Spirit Awards
Replies: 0
Views: 312

British Independent Spirit Awards

The Favourite leads with 13 nominations, with You Were Never Really Here and Lean on Pete in the hunt.

http://www.awardscircuit.com/2018/10/31 ... ent-124456
by Big Magilla
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1962
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Best Cinematography 1962

Reza wrote:Allows only one vote. Cannot vote in both categories together.


Sorry about that. It's been fixed.
by Big Magilla
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3133

Re: A Star is Born reviews

I agree 100%. Although nothing really surprises me anymore, I was shocked as I said to find people in their 60s going on 70s who have had a lifetime of opportunities to have at least seen the Cukor version, if not the Wellman, not to have seen it. The pre-restored version had frequent showings on TV...
by Big Magilla
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1962
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Best Cinematography 1962

Two of the most undisputed winners in this category ever and only one real embarassment among the nominees. Let's see if you guys agree.
by Big Magilla
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3133

Re: A Star is Born reviews

On the other hand, I was shocked and saddened to discover that there are people in their 60s who only know the story from the Barbra Stresiand version, which they (excuse me while I gag), love. Well, the Streisand version is still the only previous A Star Is Born that wasn't initially released befo...
by Big Magilla
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Ballad of Lester Scruggs reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: The Ballad of Lester Scruggs reviews

Tee must have been thinking of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, the blue grass Foggy Mountain Boys when he started the thread.

It's not as bad as some of my name mix-ups. :|
by Big Magilla
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3133

Re: A Star is Born reviews

As I've said before, taken on its own it's not a bad film, but it pales next to the Wellman and Cukor versions. I don't see it as a Best Picture winner, though the pundits at Gold Derby still have it as the one to beat. One would think that those "experts" would be familiar with the previo...
by Big Magilla
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 704
Views: 28722

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Nobody invited him, Nobody wanted him. No one of any importance, not the governor of Pennsylvania, not the mayor of Pittsburgh, neither of the state's two senators, one of whom is a Republican, neither the Republican nor Democratic leaders of Congress, and none of the families of the four victims be...
by Big Magilla
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 704
Views: 28722

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Facebook post by documentarian Eugene Jarecki: We cannot afford to mince words. Donald Trump is directly responsible for yesterday’s mass murder in Pittsburgh. He is also responsible for the attempted murders by the MAGAbomber across the country. We already know that Donald Trump is a rapacious, vio...

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