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Re: The Official Movie Thread
« Reply #945 on: January 15, 2017, 08:39:33 AM »
The last two films I've seen are "A Monster Calls" and "Manchester by the Sea". I'm in need of a comedy - both films very sad and one of them very close to home! (With less tree monster)

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« Reply #946 on: January 19, 2017, 10:02:29 AM »
"Logan" is/will be the Wolverine movie we deserve.

Thanks be to Deadpool.

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« Reply #947 on: January 24, 2017, 09:03:41 AM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/live/entertainment-arts-38725372

Amy Adams didn't even get a nomination, I'd have given her the statue for Arrival.

Biggest snub of the year by far.

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« Reply #948 on: January 24, 2017, 09:21:40 AM »
Admittedly, I wasn't the biggest fan of Arrival, but yeah I don't really get that one. She carried the movie and it was nominated for Best Picture.

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« Reply #949 on: January 24, 2017, 09:22:42 AM »
Also, while I didn't expect it to get nominated for anything, the total lack of 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' is a downright travesty. Best movie of the year in my opinion.

'Sing Street' also at least deserved a Best Original Song nomination.

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« Reply #950 on: January 24, 2017, 02:01:30 PM »

This is the first year in a while where I'm unfamiliar with a lot of the nominated movies so I don't have particularly strong opinions on nominees or snubs but doesn't it kind of feel like just a crazy down-year for movies in general? Short of maybe Moonlight or Manchester by the Sea I can't think of any of these movies really generating a ton of critical buzz and it's a year largely lacking in the bigger budget middlebrow Oscar bait.

I hope the OJ movie wins for best Documentary though.
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« Reply #951 on: January 24, 2017, 02:04:20 PM »
Admittedly, I wasn't the biggest fan of Arrival, but yeah I don't really get that one. She carried the movie and it was nominated for Best Picture.

In regards to this, and forgive me if maybe I'm joining the conversation late after just recently seeing it, but SPOILER: does it kind of seem after movies like Contact and Interstellar that there's a weird sameness to some of these high-concept sci-fi movies especially revolving around the concept of time?
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« Reply #952 on: January 25, 2017, 10:47:56 AM »
Just saw La La Land.  For me I started out kind of cold with it and was wondering what all the hoopla was about and all of a sudden it grabbed me and took me to a place where movies seldom go.  Just magical and wonderful.

Also agree that Amy Adams should have been at least nominated for Arrival.
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« Reply #953 on: February 27, 2017, 09:12:30 AM »
So, how bout dem Oscars eh.

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« Reply #954 on: February 27, 2017, 09:51:41 AM »
So, how bout dem Oscars eh.

In general pretty boring I thought. My only two thoughts on the ending are:

1. I'm actually surprised it doesn't happen more often.

2. It's interesting to see how many people are saying it was Beatty who announced the wrong winner and not Dunaway.
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« Reply #955 on: February 27, 2017, 09:59:32 AM »
So, how bout dem Oscars eh.

In general pretty boring I thought. My only two thoughts on the ending are:

1. I'm actually surprised it doesn't happen more often.

2. It's interesting to see how many people are saying it was Beatty who announced the wrong winner and not Dunaway.

He totally threw her under the bus though.  He knew he had the wrong envelope (there is a clip of him saying "it says Emma Stone" right after Dunaway announced La-La-Land).  He should have said "we have the wrong envelope" and waited for the right one to be given to them on stage.

I thought it was boring too.  My wife always wants to watch... half-way through, I was doing chores instead of watching.  My main interest was to see how much Trump-bashing there was going to be and there was a fair amount of it.

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« Reply #956 on: February 27, 2017, 10:21:21 AM »
He totally threw her under the bus though.  He knew he had the wrong envelope (there is a clip of him saying "it says Emma Stone" right after Dunaway announced La-La-Land).  He should have said "we have the wrong envelope" and waited for the right one to be given to them on stage.

I thought it was boring too.  My wife always wants to watch... half-way through, I was doing chores instead of watching.  My main interest was to see how much Trump-bashing there was going to be and there was a fair amount of it.

It seemed more to me like he wanted her to see that they had the wrong envelope too, but she took it as "here you announce it" and she saw "La La Land" written somewhere and went with it. Admittedly the whole thing was a little bungled. Here's a good explanation of what happened for anyone not totally aware: http://screenrant.com/oscars-2017-la-la-land-moonlight-best-picture/

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« Reply #957 on: February 27, 2017, 10:22:44 AM »
He totally threw her under the bus though.  He knew he had the wrong envelope (there is a clip of him saying "it says Emma Stone" right after Dunaway announced La-La-Land).  He should have said "we have the wrong envelope" and waited for the right one to be given to them on stage.

That seems like a crazy harsh interpretation. I think we was confused, you can see him checking and rechecking the envelope, and handed it to her without necessarily expecting her to blurt out the first thing she saw.
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« Reply #958 on: February 27, 2017, 11:42:45 AM »
He totally threw her under the bus though.  He knew he had the wrong envelope (there is a clip of him saying "it says Emma Stone" right after Dunaway announced La-La-Land).  He should have said "we have the wrong envelope" and waited for the right one to be given to them on stage.

That seems like a crazy harsh interpretation. I think we was confused, you can see him checking and rechecking the envelope, and handed it to her without necessarily expecting her to blurt out the first thing she saw.

I still think he put her in a difficult spot.  He didn't warn her when he was pretty sure there was an error.  I agree that my interpretation is too harsh though- it was a difficult spot to be in and the fault clearly lies with whomever handed them the incorrect envelope.

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Re: The Official Movie Thread
« Reply #959 on: March 06, 2017, 03:08:51 PM »
I caught Logan over the weekend.

I remember being a huge fan of the Wolverine as a kid. Shorter, Canadian, kinda mouthy, but always did the heroic thing in the end (reluctantly sacrificially). He's basically a hockey enforcer dialed up to infinity with skate blades on his fists.

As I grew older and he became oversaturated in the comics landscape, I set him aside for his lack of character depth and overburdening weight of tragedy. He came back to the forefront with the advent of X-23 and his relationship with her as a reflection of his coming to terms with his own identity.

This movie captured all of that in the guise of an urban (Mid-)Western. It's not 100% perfect (logic and plot gaps as usual), but it's a beautiful rendering of the interdynamics of family, aging, and purpose. All the principals walk the line deftly between pathos and humour. Dafne Keen is a revelation as the film's catalyst.

Go see it, but don't bring your kids.

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Re: The Official Movie Thread
« Reply #959 on: March 06, 2017, 03:08:51 PM »