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by Big Magilla
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3791

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Question: Is A Quiet Place a good movie? Answer: Has Michael Bay ever made a good movie? No, Hollywood's crappiest successful filmmaker didn't direct it, but he produced it. John Krasinksi directed it from a script by a couple of guys from the MTV school of writing. Krasinski's direction of wife Emi...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Best Cinematography 2007

I haven't seen any of the nominees in years, but I remember well the look of There Will Be Blood , No Country for Old Men and Atonement and vaguely the look of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly . It will probably strike some of you as blasphemy, but I hardly remember anything about The Assassination...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: New Academy Members
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: New Academy Members

Maybe they simply didn't know who they were inviting. As far as I know, it still takes two recommendations and a panel vote before the invitation goes out. Maybe two impassioned Academy members suggested her and the actors panel, some of whom vaguely recalled the name, looked at the two credits, saw...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Best Cinematography 2007

Here we go...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Tab Hunter
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: R.I.P. Tab Hunter

Nice that his documentary gave him renewed fame in his later years. The last publicity picture taken of him was with the cast of Book Club less than two months ago. That leaves his contemporaries Clint Eastwood, Don Murray and Robert Wagner as the only surviving male stars who came into their own in...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 5922
Views: 238150

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

The drubbing of Tom Jones is largely based on the wrong-headed 1989 "director's cut" of the film which was the only version available from then until now. The Criterion and BFI DVD and Blu-ray releases contain both versions. Richardson's 1989 re-cut of the film removed several scenes which...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2006
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Best Cinematography 2006

I don't know what the fascination was with The Black Dahlia but there were those who loved it, though more for Brian De Palma's direction than Vilmos Zsigmond's cinematography. As for the two competing magician films, they were fun but so were a lot of movies that never got anywhere near an Oscar no...
by Big Magilla
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 578
Views: 21413

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Ah, so. The original court was comprised of six justices. It has varied over the years, expanding and reducing the number of justices and was last changed in 1869 when it was set at 9. We have 13 district courts so why not have 13 Supreme Court justices? The best time to make the change would be, as...
by Big Magilla
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2017-2026 Tony Shouldabeens
Replies: 0
Views: 69

2017-2026 Tony Shouldabeens

2016-2017 Best Musical Anastasia *Come from Away Groundhog Day Best Actor Christian Borle, Falsettos Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 *Andy Karl, Groundhog Day Best Actress Christine Ebersole, War Paint Patti LuPone, War Paint *Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly! Best Featured Acto...
by Big Magilla
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 715
Views: 29025

Re: Coming DVDs

I wasn't sure I would buy the Woodfall set as I already have the Criterion sets of Tom Jones and A Taste of Honey but the set was reasonable enough to spend the money to get the other six films. I waited until Monday to order as I wanted Nothing Like a Dame to be released to order both in the same p...
by Big Magilla
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 578
Views: 21413

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Wouldn't that require a constitutional amendment ratified by two thirds of of the states?
by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 578
Views: 21413

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

This November's election will be decisive. Either things will change or we'll know for sure that the masses are either stupid or just don't care.
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: New Academy Members
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: New Academy Members

This is a list of invitees. Not all invitees accept their invitation.
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2005
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Best Cinematography 2005

My easy pick would be March of the Penguins (Laurent Chalet, Jerome Maison) if it were nominated. Ironically, this is the category that Crash (James M. Muro) most deserved a nomination in, but didn't get one. Both it and Penguins were nominated by BAFTA, which also had the good sense to nominate The...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Supporting Actress 2005
Replies: 19
Views: 7836

Re: Best Supporting Actress 2005

I've come to like Amy Adams a great deal, but I still don't get the love for her over-acting in Junebug . I have also come to like Rachel Weisz, who despite my initial misgivings, is a worthy Oscar winner for The Constant Gardener even if I do still think Ralph Fiennes gave the better performance in...

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