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Old 02-17-2014, 09:49 AM   #76
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I remember a movie I saw some time ago where a woman was credited as "costume designer".

The film was a war move and all of the characters (men) wore standard army uniforms.

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Old 02-19-2014, 07:21 PM   #77
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I...uh, what?


I was disgruntled by the implication that you thought Gravity looked cliche and boring just because it was a small-scale drama using the tride-and-true "survivor story" premise. One, it's remarkably intense despite the intimate nature, and two, this is a movie that, if you see it on just a home video screen, you very well may fail to properly appreciate it's technical achievements.

Three, I've grown extremely sick of the "if it's an old formula, its bad" philosophy. I don't care if it's a beat-for-beat retelling of The Three Little Pigs: if it's good, it's good and deserves an audience. I personally think the "if it's an old formula, its bad" people are what resulted in John Carter getting grossly unfair negative reviews from many, hurting it's chances of getting an audience.

If anything, I was replying in annoyance because such snobbishness seems immensely out-of-character for you, Sab.

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"Non-verbal threat! Threatening! I'm being threatened!"

In seriousness, Eastern Promises is a fantastic film.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:37 AM   #78
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I...uh, what? ... I initially selected The Lone Ranger because the makeup team did a stellar job in creating a highly believable Old Tonto. It took a few minutes to sink in that was indeed Msr. Depp underneath the makeup. Unfortunately, after that initial wow moment I think it becomes too noticeable*. You're paying attention to the wrong parts of the production, and it's supposed to be seamless.

Que Vanity Fair and their break down of the $250.00 total budget for makeup for Dallas Buyers Club.

That's not a typo. 250 bucks for 28 days of makeup for the whole cast.

That fact alone makes me root for it more.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:23 AM   #79
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Dallas Buyers Club - starts great, a guy with no filter and nothing to lose overcomes his biases. Then it repeats and begins to resemble The Odd Couple or Bosom Buddies. Another biography with fact issues, hard to cheer for composite characters and hiss the FDA which is always, always wrong. And The Band Played On tells this story better.

Blue is the Warmest Color - The French Nymphoaniac. Girl meets girl, loses girl. It's 3 hours! Not for me though, I sometimes read subtitles at 2x speed, and rarely had to slow down here.

Charlie Countryman - Shia in the land of Eastern European Bond villains. One takes a cue from the Lego movie and Krazy glues Ron Weasley to another guy. Promising until it uses the same old American abroad scare tactics. Eurotrip remains the most accurate depiction of travel. Bombed, though no fault of Shia's, who gives 100%. Even took acid to "research" an ecstasy scene, oops.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:32 AM   #80
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I see you chose the white man's burden for best picture nod. I may have been bold to promote Gravity over some of the others. I haven't seen 12 Years a Slave, but I suspect it may be too heavy at this stage of the game.


Rationale provided upon request.

13-24. Better than I've done in the past, but still missed some of the biggies.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:14 AM   #81
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http://bigmamaspizza.com/images/osc1.jpg

Help me find my...pizza.

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Old 03-03-2014, 04:40 PM   #82
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My favorite "moment" of the Oscars was Bill Murray's shout-out to Harold Ramis.

There were posts in the "Rest in Peace" thread curious whether Ramis and Murray reconciled. It was nice to see Murray was able to put behind whatever conflicts they had and acknowledge some of his best work was due to Ramis' collaboration. Whether they made peace before Ramis died is unclear. I'll just assume the Chicago Tribune is right and that they did.
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:51 PM   #83
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But But But...it was an exceptionally large pizza.....
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:12 PM   #84
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Worst part of the night for me? When Harrison appeared, as the Raiders march played.

I know it's not their intent, but man, does that depress me...
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:34 PM   #85
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But But But...it was an exceptionally large pizza.....

My memory may be off but he seemed to chase down that slice a little too aggressively.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:31 AM   #86
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My memory may be off but he seemed to chase down that slice a little too aggressively.

munchy munchy munchy.

Did he offer any to his bride? I didn't see.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:57 AM   #87
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13-24. Better than I've done in the past, but still missed some of the biggies.




That's better than anybody in my immediate circle did. I walked away with 8 for 24 on the evening. Which is decent* for having not seen anything. I would have done better if I had gone for the obvious choices like Gatsby for production design and costumes.

* - A .333 average would be fantastic if this were the Majors!


Still don't see how Gravity is deserving of an Academy Award for cinematography when three quarters of the picture was created inside of a computer. Phillipe La Sourd was robbed.

Of course, the hometown crowd was much kinder to the film.

Looking back over my selections, the only one I would consider changing is Jeremy Schahill's Dirty Wars. It's a five star flick on strength of its message and information, but the Ridley Scott-like presentation undercut the effectiveness of that message. It's not hard to see why 20 Feet From Stardom took home the hardware in retrospect. If I changed my pick, however, it would go to The Square.

For anybody interested in this year's crop of documentary nominees, four of the five* are available on Netflix's streaming service.

* - 20 Feet From Stardom is only available on disc.

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My favorite "moment"...

I only tuned in to see Gravity win Best Score and Travolta flub Idina Menzel's name. While I thought about watching more, I was too uninvolved this year to really care.

And for everybody who's still upset that American Hustle went home empty handed, your consolation prize.



Well did you, evah?!

And if anybody needed definitive proof that "serious" film people hate animation then look no further.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:44 AM   #88
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Hypnotic.


The image they wanted you to see:



The reality (courtesy of John Carpenter and Ray Nelson):

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Old 03-06-2014, 02:27 PM   #89
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Love Spacey's expression in the photo there.

Travolta's mangling of Menzel's name had me confused for so long I almost missed the beginning of her song. Which would have been a tragedy. My God, is that woman talented...

And you people totally know Hathaway did that on purpose...

I heard about the Academy flat-out not even watching most of the Animated Feature nominees. Now I feel immensely guilty for being overjoyed Frozen won...
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:11 AM   #90
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Gravity...One, it's remarkably intense despite the intimate nature, and two, this is a movie that, if you see it on just a home video screen, you very well may fail to properly appreciate it's technical achievements.


I know somebody who sells their recent Blu-ray purchases off cheap shortly after watching them. (I guess £4 is cheap though it's more than I normally pay).

Gravity is the next one he's getting rid of.

I bought World War Z and Kick-Ass 2 a few weeks ago and loved both of them. I passed on Iron Man 3 but picked up Captain Phillips.

Not sure about Gravity, though I did enjoy Moon!
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:54 AM   #91
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I know somebody who sells their recent Blu-ray purchases off cheap shortly after watching them. (I guess 4 is cheap though it's more than I normally pay).

Gravity is the next one he's getting rid of.

I bought World War Z and Kick-Ass 2 a few weeks ago and loved both of them. I passed on Iron Man 3 but picked up Captain Phillips.

Not sure about Gravity, though I did enjoy Moon!

Kick-ass 2 should be called lick-ass because it does. I could barely make ot through that crap.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:56 AM   #92
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Kick-ass 2 should be called lick-ass because it does. I could barely make ot through that crap.

Horses for courses. I couldn't make it through Avengers by ordinary means.



Captain Phillips is an incredible movie. Just as it says on the box, "Tom Hanks gives the performance of a lifetime."

Greengrass' documentary roots shine through as much of the film is more like a fly on the wall following the process of events - especially apparent with the doctor's acting at the end. Not that the events should be taken as any account of real life itself.
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I've seen none of the films this year. I'll weigh in later with my picks. Thoughts? Fellow Raven Hollywood Luddites?
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:05 PM   #95
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I've seen none of the films this year. I'll weigh in later with my picks. Thoughts? Fellow Raven Hollywood Luddites?

Saw Boyhood ...what a no character arc film. No wonder there's a manhood crisis in America.
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:20 PM   #96
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I've seen none of the films this year. I'll weigh in later with my picks. Thoughts? Fellow Raven Hollywood Luddites?

Waiting to see Birdman before I say anything...
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Old 12-30-2015, 02:32 PM   #97
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Oscar predictions? I think Ford's work ethic after nearly dying twice, plus great reviews for Age of Adalaine, could win favor from fellow actors. Not to mention being one of the last male actors of any age who can put warm bodies in seats on a grand scale.
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Old 12-30-2015, 02:44 PM   #98
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Seriously?! Ford for Supporting Actor? Based on Solo?!

With Tom Hardy in the Revenant, Sly Stalone in Creed

as well as Ruffalo, Bale and Elba and Rylance? (in films I've yet to see)

Not a snowballs chance in Hell.

But, I'd nominate him for a Razzy with his delivery in this line:

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Seriously?! Ford for Supporting Actor? Based on Solo?!

Not a snowballs chance in Hell.
Through Oscar history, we've seen a few questionable nominations though, haven't we?

Sometimes your rational side gets the better of you, Pale.
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Old 12-30-2015, 04:35 PM   #100
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Though I would love to see Ford be honored with an Oscar before his career is over, I don't think it will occur this year. He should be a shoo-in for the Saturn Award though.
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