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by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Vice reviews

Greg, Nasty Habits has been available through Warner Archive, Amazon and various other DVD sellers since August 2014. In addition to Glenda Jackson, her fellow nuns include Melina Mercouri in a takeoff on Kissinger, Geraldine Page and Anne Jackson as versions of Haldeman and Ehrichman and Sandy Denn...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Carol Channing
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: R.I.P. Carol Channing

The end of an era. Once there were Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Gwen Verdon and Channing, huge Broadway stars known throughout the world who couldn't translate their drawing power to film no matter how hard they tried but remained big in the entertainment world no matter what. She lasted longer than t...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 718
Views: 31183

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Famous (almost) last words as recounted by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC:

"I am not a crook." - Richard Nixon

"I never had sex with that woman." - Bill Clinton

"I never worked for Russia." - Donald Trump
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Vice reviews

I didn't find it "good" at all!
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Replies: 58
Views: 1395

Re: Screen Actors Guild Awards

This is a bit disingenuous on the part of SAG-AFTRA. AMPAS has, for many years, has had a policy that anyone who appears at other awards shows except for the previous year's winners presenting this year's awards, will not be allowed to present at the Oscars. In other words, they are not stopping act...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1034

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

As for the likelihood of ties: they're never particularly likely once you get past 10-20 voters (the LA critics' propensity for ties is, thus, more understandable). Given the Broadcasters' not-even-concealed lust to be The Best Oscar Predictors Ever, the frequency with which they come up with ties ...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1034

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

Saying "this was a tie and it reminds me there was another tie" isn't terribly striking. (And " she tripped on the way up there" doesn't add much, either.) The fact that the two winners of one tie played roles that were later played by the winners of the second tie is the salien...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1034

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

MaxWilder wrote:How many voters are there? Three ties in 11 years seems very improbable.

Approximately 250.

These are not the only ties. Last night alone there was another one in Best Actress - Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, which went to both Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette.
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Vice reviews

Ok, but why "smarmy"? The director and his actors were smarmy in the sense of dictionary meaning number while the film itself was smarmy in the sense of dictionary meaning number 2: 1. Excessively ingratiating or insincerely earnest. 2. Relating to or indulging in lewd conduct; smutty: sm...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1034

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

Cool thing someone at AwardsWatch came up with: It's now 50 years since the last (and only legit) acting Oscar tie. The winners that night were of course Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter and Barbra Streisand. Glenn Close subsequently played that Lion in Winter role in a TV movie. Tonight, s...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1034

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

Reza wrote:What is the award they gave to Claire Foy?

The I See Her award. t's a female empowerment award first given to Viola Davis two years ago and Gal Gadot last year.
by Big Magilla
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1034

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

Apparently, the Broadcasters aren't as sold on Close as Magilla and Reza are. Giving, in addition, Colman Comedy Actress means they can claim to have predicted the Oscar winner no matter who wins. It seems to me that half of them are sold on Close and the other half are still going gaga over Gaga. ...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1034

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

The Glenn Close - Lady Gaga tie reminded me of the 1968 Oscar tie between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand right down to Gaga's tripping a la Streisand on the way to the podium.
by Big Magilla
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Vice reviews

I wonder if one of the (unconfessed, maybe even unconscious) reasons why this admittedly imperfect effort has been attacked by so many is, simply, an unconfortable reaction to what the movie says about American politics, the war in Iraq and more generally, power. No, it's the smarmy way it's done. ...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Vice reviews

I wonder if one of the (unconfessed, maybe even unconscious) reasons why this admittedly imperfect effort has been attacked by so many is, simply, an unconfortable reaction to what the movie says about American politics, the war in Iraq and more generally, power. No, it's the smarmy way it's done. ...

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