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by Big Magilla
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: New Academy Members
Replies: 19
Views: 454

Re: New Academy Members

Some of these may be Academy members or among those who turned down or simply ignored invitations from the days before invitations were made public.
by Big Magilla
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 4291

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

It's almost August, and there are only two films that have been released so far this year that are strong contenders for my year-end ten best list. One is Lean on Pete. The other is Isle of Dogs.
by Big Magilla
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 583
Views: 21997

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

A post-Helsinki Reuters poll finds 55% disapprove of Trump's handling of Russia while 37% approve with 8% having no opinion. The only question should be why isn't the disapproval rating higher? https://www.yahoo.com/news/majority-americans-think-trump-mishandling-russia-reuters-ipsos-003815822.html?...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 583
Views: 21997

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I guess this is what it took to wake some people up. Frankly, nothing in his behavior today surprised me. It was more of the same bullshit he's been selling for the last two years. What is surprising is how many people are now believing that Putin does indeed have something on him. It's treason alri...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Best Cinematography 2008

My vote goes to Benjamin Button which was also my favorite film of the year with Slumdog Millionaire and the much maligned The Reader the only other two I would consider voting for. I'd give the other two slots to Brideshead Revisited (Jess Hall) and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Benoit Delhomme) ...
by Big Magilla
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 4291

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: 282

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: 19
Views: 454

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: 282

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: 113

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: 5924
Views: 238714

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: 351

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: 583
Views: 21997

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: 98

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: 716
Views: 29260

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...

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