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by Sabin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Film Independant Spirit Awards
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Film Independant Spirit Awards

The big takeaway is the strong performance by A24, Amazon, Annapurna, and The Orchard (five, the most of any other film, for We the Animals) and the weak performance by independent labels like Focus, Fox Searchlight, and Sony Pictures Classics which somehow missed Best Feature for Can You Ever Forgi...
by Sabin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. William Goldman
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: R.I.P. William Goldman

I was just thinking about him the other day. Like Stan Lee, I'd already made peace with his passing. I was prepared to say he hadn't written a movie since Dreamcatcher in 2003, but apparently an old script of his called Wild Card was produced in 2015 starring Jason Statham. But his work for hire day...
by Sabin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

Precious Doll wrote For the BAFTAs you may want to consider Rupert Everett for The Happy Prince (he has received some career best reviews for the film - justified at that) however on the downside as the BAFTAs try to mimic the Oscars he probably won't make the cut. Noted. I will. I'm sure I could a...
by Sabin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Stan Lee
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: R.I.P. Stan Lee

He tweeted a salute to his fellow servicepersons in WWII earlier that day... Like many of my friends, I'd already made my peace with Stan Lee's eventual passing so this doesn't take me by surprise. It's not fitting to call him the elder statesman of the comics industry (more on that in a moment...)....
by Sabin
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

I've just confirmed. Apparently, we are not doing the Spirit Awards in our tally, which sucks. On the other hand, it just makes it easier to measure the worth of each film with one exception... The BAFTAs. What is a movie that could be up for multiple BAFTAs this year? Is there Pattington movie? Or ...
by Sabin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

Okay... So, Oscar nominations are 2 points and Oscar wins are 4. That leads me to believe that if A Star is Born actually goes all the way, there is almost no hand that can beat it. Especially considering that I will be in competition with seven other people. It would take a strong hand of The Favou...
by Sabin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

I'll list the rules here and then I'll post a thought next. THE DRAFT We'll all convene in a Google chat to divvy up the movies and make our teams. At the end, we'll all have 10 movies each. This will be an auction draft, which means we'll bid on the films we want. Everyone gets an imaginary $100 to...
by Sabin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

Okri wrote b) Definitely The Favourite – I anticipate it having the most nominations from AMPAS. I can see If Beale Street Could Talk doing well with the critics (Regina King and Coleman Domingo especially), though maybe that’s more of a mid-tier choice, Barring a huge backlash, I still think A Sta...
by Sabin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

Precious Doll wrote
Sabin,

When is your deadline?

18th.
by Sabin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 17
Views: 370

PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

Hey guys! A friend of mine is putting together a Fantasy Football-style league. I'm involved in it and I wanted to know your thoughts on how I should conduct my voting. Basically, there are ten or so people involved in a draft. We think it's going to be auction style (or a snake, turn-based email......
by Sabin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 8443

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Outlaw King is a movie for people who think the last minute of Braveheart needed to be a full feature. Those people are wrong. I knew it was going to be pretty terrible within the first minute. At all times, it feels like actors wearing costumes. Chris Pine isn’t believable at all in this role. The ...
by Sabin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 704
Views: 28717

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

OscarGuy wrote he tacitly admitted that he doesn't care about the rights of LGBTQ, Women, blacks, Hispanics, non-Christians, or any other minority as long as his one "moral" issue was met. How? Truly interested That’s the thing about abortion. While I don’t agree with MovieWes, I absolute...
by Sabin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 704
Views: 28717

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Stacey Abrams isn't conceding. Don't blame her. Some election nights, I drink to celebrate. Some, I drink to forget. Last night I drank because I had no idea what was going on. Did we lose? Did we win? If so, which "we" and why? I'm not sure any lessons were learned from last night. "...
by Sabin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 704
Views: 28717

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

My fear is that because the Senate is unobtainable, the Republicans will pick up Arizona and Mississippi in the runoffs. How crazy were these midterms? Mitt Romney going to be a Senator. That is TINY news but this is pretty historic stuff. When was the last time a Presidential contender even tried t...

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