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by Mister Tee
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 566
Views: 20541

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I don't think anyone is letting the Mel-Jacket distract them from the full extent of the horror that's flooded our TV screens this week. That will be a lasting concern. However...it really was pretty unbelievable. Like many, I had to have it confirmed for me multiple times that it was for real, not ...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 3278

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

There's also the tired "teachers want to medicate our boys; they don't understand they're just boisterous" hokum that right-wingers like to promote. Uhhh...over-medication is actually a very serious problem facing adolescents (mostly boys) today. Haven't seen the movie, and don't know how...
by Mister Tee
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Best Cinematography 2003

Racing in to quickly comment on this uninspiring year, before we move on to the next. Not much in the way of exciting alternates. I see I had Lost in Translation down, but can't really remember why. Seabiscuit had a sunny glow. That's pretty much all I recall from that mediocrity. Its nomination isn...
by Mister Tee
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 3278

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Not that I had any reason to expect the 15:17 to Paris would be good (reviews were pretty downbeat), but I was honestly shocked at just how bad a movie it is -- almost a non-movie, really. The central event occupies only about six minutes of screen-time, and the 75 or so minutes leading up to it are...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2018 Tony Awards
Replies: 33
Views: 1021

Re: 2018 Tony Awards

Every award went to an adaptation, either a revival or a non-revival based on a movie or TV show. Does anyone know if this is the first time it has happened? Well, it would basically require a year where the winning play is based on a novel/movie etc., and there's not many. Also, I'm not quite sure...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 566
Views: 20541

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

So... that’s a key. Respectfully but firmly disagree. I can understand reacting to the media's initial willingness to swoon for the pageantry, but I think it's analogous to the response after Trump's first address to Congress -- remember "He BECAME president tonight"? That conventional wi...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2002
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Best Cinematography 2002

I keep falling behind here, and I guess the reason is I feel I've already spoken my piece on all these issues over the years I've been posting. Yes, this is now a shocking 16 years ago, but it still feels like a stale conversation. So, a quick blast through: I see in my notebooks that I highlighted ...
by Mister Tee
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2018 Tony Awards
Replies: 33
Views: 1021

Re: 2018 Tony Awards

Hindsight is of course 20/20, but I can't say I'm all that shocked Tina Fey lost. Precedent, in fact, would have suggested she was something of a long-shot for her category -- it's virtually unheard of for the artier show to take Best Musical but lose Best Book to something more commercial/populist...
by Mister Tee
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2018 Tony Awards
Replies: 33
Views: 1021

Re: 2018 Tony Awards

Well, unexpected juggernaut. Most people I've heard have had quite restrained opinions about The Band's Visit, but clearly nothing was getting in its way tonight. Timing is everything. What seemed a show that might win 4-6 awards on a good night instead ends up impressively high on the all-time list...
by Mister Tee
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 566
Views: 20541

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I recently found out that my wife's brother-in-law -- a lifelong, deep-dyed Republican -- voted (kicking and screaming) for Hillary in 2016, for the blunt reason that Trump was "dangerous." Anyone who doesn't see that after the past two days will never see it. As someone wrote today, the m...
by Mister Tee
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2018 Tony Awards
Replies: 33
Views: 1021

Re: 2018 Tony Awards

I guess there might have been a year when I cared less about the Tonys, but I can't recall one offhand. This is of course partly because I've seen almost nothing, but also because the dominant contenders are just new versions of shows I saw a quarter- or even half-century ago. The shows that are alm...
by Mister Tee
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 3278

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

I'm surprised BJ failed to note the one thing about First Reformed that immediately jumped out at me: Paul Schrader has performed a massive act of self-plagiarism, virtually re-writing his Taxi Driver script. (SOME SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW, AS IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO FULLY MAKE MY POINT) You have a isolate...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Russell Nype
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: R.I.P. Russell Nype

I'm pretty confident I'm the only one here who can say I've had a conversation or two with Russell Nype. Back in the 70s, I was down in Pennsylvania, studying acting with Northwestern legend Alvina Krause, and Nype was appearing at the local college in a production of Harvey. He said it was in prep ...
by Mister Tee
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 566
Views: 20541

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

GULP, every day just takes us further and further into uncharted territory. Assume this is related to him tweeting out today that he can pardon himself? It's to the point where people need to specify what outrage they're referencing; it's the rare day there's only one absurdity floating in the medi...
by Mister Tee
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 566
Views: 20541

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

So, no one appears to be responding to this. Not to say people are obligated to reply to things I post, but...isn't anyone else alarmed by this? 40 years ago, Nixon said "If the president does it, that means it isn't illegal", and the nation gasped at the imperial notion. Here, Trump's law...

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