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by The Original BJ
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 9958

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

anonymous1980 wrote:The film is EVERYTHING anyone wants in a superhero movie.


Define anyone. :D
by The Original BJ
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Motion Picture Story 1949
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Best Motion Picture Story 1949

I happened to complete this roster -- about as bad a lineup as any writing category ever, and one that seriously made me question my interest in Oscar history. It Happens Every Spring has a pretty silly premise, but even if one is willing to not take it too seriously, it just isn't that funny either...
by The Original BJ
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Replies: 54
Views: 1091

Re: Screen Actors Guild Awards

There is a lot of fraud going on. After that initial surge of critics' prizes seemed to give it some real heat, First Reformed is performing with the televised groups at more or less the level I thought it would when I saw it, when I assumed it would just be too tiny to make an impact. I agree Hawke...
by The Original BJ
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: LA Critics Winners
Replies: 33
Views: 828

Re: LA Critics Winners

Would also love to have a spoiler-y "how do folks interpret Burning?" discussion at some point, cause that feels like a movie that could produce all kinds of different takes.
by The Original BJ
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Replies: 54
Views: 1091

Re: Screen Actors Guild Awards

I'm going to make a few random predictions, just because SAG is never quite the match for "what everyone thinks will be Oscar-nominated" in every category. One big question I have is whether or not enough voters saw the late releases. Last year, the films that didn't do the festival circui...
by The Original BJ
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: LA Critics Winners
Replies: 33
Views: 828

Re: LA Critics Winners

On another note — when more people have had a chance to see Shoplifters, I’d love to start a (spoiler-heavy) discussion on it. I’ve seen it twice now, and it’s the kind of movie where the details of the story are doled out in dribs and drabs here and there — which is to say, I’d love to compare note...
by The Original BJ
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: LA Critics Winners
Replies: 33
Views: 828

Re: LA Critics Winners

Quite a day for Roma, running away with Best Picture prizes from virtually everyone who handed them out today. To answer your question, Mister Tee, about performers who won multiple critics' prizes without getting a Globe nod... there may be a more recent example, but BOTH Robert Duvall and Julie Ch...
by The Original BJ
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 69
Views: 1208

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

Reza wrote All these supposed nods have a strong whiff of Doctor Dolittle from way back yonder though to give it some credit at least Black Panther is far more entertaining if equally popcorn fare. This ignores what a cultural phenomenon the film was. Also that Doctor Dolittle is a crime against ce...
by The Original BJ
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 69
Views: 1208

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

Black Panther is way more likely than not at this point, IMO. Et-tu BJ? In a five-wide field, I don't think it would make it at all. But the spots are there now. The core of the race seems to be A Star is Born, Roma, The Favourite, Vice, Green Book, and BlackKklansman -- not sure I'd say every one ...
by The Original BJ
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 69
Views: 1208

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

There is no Hollywood royalty anymore. I cannot stress this enough. At least, not as you once knew it. People go to the movies not to see their favorite stars but to see their favorite characters. e.g. look at the top ten box-office films so far this year on boxofficemojo.com. Every single one of t...
by The Original BJ
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: WGA Exclusions
Replies: 1
Views: 80

WGA Exclusions

Two big headlines -- the first is that Roma IS eligible. (As usual, most other foreign language films are not.) The second is that The Favourite is NOT eligible -- many of the other films I list below could be candidates on the margins, if not total long-shots for recognition, but that one seems a c...
by The Original BJ
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 69
Views: 1208

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

Yeesh, and Hart's most recent Instagram post is basically the equivalent of "haters gonna hate, I'm killing it anyway!" which seems so far from any kind of statement that shows he has any concept of why people are so upset or that he has changed as a person over the past decade.
by The Original BJ
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 685

Re: Golden Globe Awards

The reason why both A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody are competing in the drama category is because they are technically not musicals. They have concert sequences and the characters don't break into song for the cinema audience as in all actual musicals. Although that's never been a concern for...
by The Original BJ
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 685

Re: Golden Globe Awards

Sabin wrote:WTF is Dumplin?


It’s a badly-reviewed Netflix beauty pageant movie with Jennifer Aniston, but last week I saw some billboards around town promoting Dolly Parton for Original Song and I thought, you know what? The Globes are absolutely going to go for that.
by The Original BJ
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 685

Re: Golden Globe Awards

Alphabetization question for the season: does Black Panther go before or after BlackKklansman? (Today it was listed before, but it seems like it should be after, no?) And Lady Gaga really should be listed AFTER Nicole Kidman, not before right? (Her last name isn't Gaga.) BlackKklansman is one word,...

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