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by Big Magilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Nick Redman
Replies: 0
Views: 11

R.I.P. Nick Redman

The Oscar nominated documentarian was the man behind Twilight Time, the boutique Blu-ray company responsible for the release of hundreds of films that might not otherwise have seen the light of day in the format. He died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was just 63. Obituary here: https://var...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Nominations Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: The Nominations Announcement

I don't know if I'll be able to watch it either way this year. I'm having my annual heating maintenance between 8 and 12 am on Tuesday. If the guy comes early, I will be in the basement watching him instead of the Oscar announcement. It's an appointment I had to make three months ahead of time so I...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Nominations Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: The Nominations Announcement

If you have a copy of Inside Oscar, the answer is on page 689 - it was the 1986 awards, announced at 5:30 am PST by the previous year's supporting acting winners, Don Ameche and Anjelica Huston with then Academy president Robert Wise. Wise and Shirley MacLaine did the honors the following year.
by Big Magilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 731
Views: 31354

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

There's enough now for the House to vote for impeachment but not enough to insure a two-thirds majority of the Senate to remove him from office. What I find distressing now is the crap spewing out of the mouths of so-called moderate Republican commentators that equates Pelosi's disinviting Trump fro...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Nominations Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: The Nominations Announcement

I'm pretty sure we discussed this before. I know it's covered in Inside Oscar. Pretty sure it was sometime in the late 1980s that the announcements were regularly broadcast on TV. Prior to that, there was an exception with the 1954 nominations which were televised. In years past, newspapers were the...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Nominations Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: The Nominations Announcement

I watched it both on-line and TV a couple of times. The TV broadcast is time delayed seven seconds or whatever it is so if you want to be among the first to hear the results, you're better off with the on-line version. :? If you insist on TV, E! used to carry more than the Good Morning America segme...
by Big Magilla
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 731
Views: 31354

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

The Original BJ wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:If she pisses them off, though, there could be a different outcome.


She is not pissing off Democratic primary voters in Queens and the Bronx.

Not yet, anyway.
by Big Magilla
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 731
Views: 31354

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I have no idea. Her district is safely blue, but whether she keeps the seat depends on a myriad of things. She won her primary because of low turnout. If her district has low turnout in the next election or she impresses those who didn't turn out then to vote for her the second time around, she'll b...
by Big Magilla
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 731
Views: 31354

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I neither love nor hate her, but if she expects to be around for a while she needs to tone it down. She's one of those people that is always on, taking up all the oxygen in whatever room she's in.
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 895

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: 96

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: 731
Views: 31354

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: 895

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: 1407

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: 1061

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 ...

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