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by The Original BJ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 718
Views: 31181

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Even after everything, "[The FBI] grew increasingly concerned about whether the president's actions constituted anti-American activity" is still a pretty mind-blowing sentence to read.
by The Original BJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1338

Re: Golden Globe reactions

ITALIANO wrote:Yes, Original BJ, I am crazy, of course.


I did not say that.
by The Original BJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1338

Re: Golden Globe reactions

The movie IS kind-of irrelevant, true - but hers is still the performance of an intelligent, subtle professional. I wouldn't have a big problem with her losing again, don't get me wrong - but her losing to Lady Gaga?! It may not seem absurd to some on this board, but it would seem absurd to ME (and...
by The Original BJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 1027

Re: Green Book reviews

If you read Nick's biography on IMDb. you'll see his early production work gave prominent acting jobs to Clarence Williams III, Paul Winfield and Louis Gossett, Jr. He may not be "woke" but he's not intrinsically racist either. Well by that logic, Trump gave jobs to Ben Carson and Omarosa...
by The Original BJ
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: 2018 BAFTA's
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: 2018 BAFTA's

Probably the biggest headline in Oscar terms has to be the mind-bogglingly bad showing for Black Panther, which nabbed a single nomination for Visual Effects, missing a lot of the tech categories where it's thought to be a strong candidate (Production/Costume Design, Sound). I expect the film to do ...
by The Original BJ
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: WGA Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: WGA Nominations

Don't know if this is the place to post, but...Mark Harris is reporting that The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has (for reasons no one is explaining) been classified as adapted for Academy purposes. In case that has any impact on your Oscar predicting. Two of the six segments -- "All Gold Canyon&qu...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: DGA Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 296

Re: DGA Nominations

Phantom Thread had the disadvantage of the late release date, however. A lot of those snubs were due to not having been seen enough, versus having been seen and not nominated. I know If Beale Street Could Talk played Toronto/New York, while Phantom Thread skipped the festivals entirely, but Beale S...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: DGA Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 296

Re: DGA Nominations

I think If Beale Street Could Talk is done for at the Oscars. With PGA, DGA, and ASC all ignoring the film over work that was easily inferior, I have no hope that If Beale Street overcomes all this. I don't know about that. Just last year, Phantom Thread proved it's possible to overcome it. I rate ...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: DGA Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 296

DGA Nominations

Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born Alfonso Cuarón, Roma Peter Farrelly, Green Book Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman Adam McKay, Vice Same as the Globe list. Lanthimos and Jenkins now feel like they’re both fighting for Oscar’s lone director-type slot. And Black Panther’s chances of actually winning Best Pictur...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: WGA Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: WGA Nominations

A couple inside baseball notes: A24 didn't send hard copy screeners to the WGA, only digital screeners. Obviously this didn't prevent one of its major contenders (Eighth Grade) from making the list, but it might possibly have cost the other (First Reformed). I think digital screeners -- an e-mail wi...
by The Original BJ
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: ASC Nominations
Replies: 0
Views: 104

ASC Nominations

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma Matthew Libatique, A Star is Born Robbie Ryan, The Favourite Linus Sandgren, First Man Łukasz Żal, Cold War Although I lament the exclusion of If Beale Street Could Talk, this is quite a strong list. (And as with the ACE omission, it's another suggestion that Black Panther might...
by The Original BJ
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: WGA Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 264

WGA Nominations

Exactly as Sabin and I predicted! ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Eighth Grade, Written by Bo Burnham; A24 Green Book, Written by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly; Universal Pictures A Quiet Place, Screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, Story by Bryan Woods & S...
by The Original BJ
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: ASC Predictions
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: ASC Predictions

Sabin wrote:Uh... is Newton Thomas Sigel going to get nominated?


I mean, Bryan Singer getting nominated at the DGA would be the most 2018 thing to possibly happen at this point, so maybe we should brace ourselves.
by The Original BJ
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1338

Re: Golden Globe reactions

Almost forgot: the Green Book producer's speech couldn't have better distilled the essence of what some of us viscerally dislike about the film. An older white guy telling us we just all need to be nice and racism will go away. Everyone watching at my place felt the exact same thing -- "all we...
by The Original BJ
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1338

Re: Golden Globe reactions

Glass half full: well, at least the Oscar narrative had some big curve balls thrown its way. Glass half empty: YIKES. Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book have to be the worst pair of Globe winners since... what... The Goodbye Girl & The Turning Point? Maybe Avatar & The Hangover could be consid...

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