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by danfrank
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: What's everybody reading?
Replies: 114
Views: 11655

Re: What's everybody reading?

Recent reads: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff: Dazzling and brilliant first half; second half a bit pulp-y for my taste A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles: Total entertainment, charming, witty. Would make a good film Less by Andrew Sean Greer: It's great that a novel like this won the Pulitzer. T...
by danfrank
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Carol Channing
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: R.I.P. Carol Channing

Carol Channing was, as far as I knew when I was a kid, one of these celebrities who was on television a lot who was amusing and somewhat kooky. Not someone I took seriously. Then, as a young adult who had been studying theater, I saw her on stage in one of the revivals of Hello, Dolly! She was astou...
by danfrank
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1373

Re: Golden Globe reactions

They should give the TV one to Bob Newhart, who's almost 90.
by danfrank
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Nancy Wilson
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: R.I.P. Nancy Wilson

Ah, Ms. Nancy. She was a great song stylist. “Guess Who I Saw Today?” Is one of the great examples of storytelling through song. I was fortunate to have seen her sing live. A class act and one terrific singer.
by danfrank
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 72
Views: 1525

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

flipp525 wrote:Kevin Hart is also homophobic which I know won’t be disqualifying for certain board members, but is disappointing nonetheless.

It matters to me. His "One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay" bit is truly horrendous.
by danfrank
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Replies: 68
Views: 1618

Re: New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Precious Doll wrote:
Though to be fair to Streep, The Iron Lady would have been insufferable with her.


It was insufferable regardless. Truly.
by danfrank
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: 2018 Baseball Post-Season
Replies: 16
Views: 3841

Re: 2018 Baseball Post-Season

I’ve been enjoying your posts, too. Due to life circumstances I’ve had little time for baseball. I could rustle up more interest if I had more skin in the game, but like you, Tee, the Red Sox and Dodgers are way off the list of any teams that I would root for. My beloved nephew is a big Dodgers fan,...
by danfrank
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 1568

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Cicely Tyson is an excellent choice. She is one of my cinema heroes, always riveting no matter how small her part.
by danfrank
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Aretha Franklin
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: R.I.P. Aretha Franklin

So glad I was able to see her perform live. A brilliant singer, and a force on the piano as well. She was someone who truly earned her divaship. Rest in peace, Lady Soul.
by danfrank
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: World Cup 2018

Besides just how great it was that Mexico beat Germany yesterday, my favorite World Cup-related story is that seismic sensors In Mexico City detected a slight earthquake in the immediate aftermath of Mexico's goal, apparently as the result of 20 million or so people simultaneously jumping up and down!
by danfrank
Wed May 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 11630

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

BJ's thoughts about Love, Simon are almost identical to my own. I'll just add that I found myself wishing that there were films like this when I was a gay teen, though even then my tastes were quite a bit more sophisticated than this. I also found the lead actor, Nick Robinson, quite likeable. The f...
by danfrank
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: Pulitzer Prize - Fiction 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Pulitzer Prize - Fiction 2018

And a gay San Franciscan to boot. My own book club read Greer's The Story of a Marriage (which would make for a good movie) a couple of years back. He's a strong writer. I've added Less to my list.
by danfrank
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: The 19th Annual Who'll Be Back?
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: The 19th Annual Who'll Be Back?

I always enjoy this particular post, Tee. I pretty much agree with you about everything, though I'm doubtful that PTA will go more mainstream. Tracey Letts is a great pick as a likely future nominee. I think that two years ago I picked Cynthia Nixon after her James White performance, and I'll pick h...
by danfrank
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Isle of Dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Isle of Dogs

I saw a trailer of this about 6 weeks ago at the cinema only the once. Since that time they have been advertising the film via a 'turn off your mobile telephone' message, which is rather odd given these days you hardly ever hear anyone's phone ring. I was at a late matinee of the Oscar-nominated li...
by danfrank
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film

1. Call Me by Your Name
2. Phantom Thread
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4. Get Out
5. Lady Bird
6. Dunkirk
7. The Post
8. The Shape of Water
9. Darkest Hour

For what it's worth, I would have ranked The Florida Project number one had it been nominated.

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