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by Big Magilla
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: The People
Topic: June Lockhart played Lassie?
Replies: 1
Views: 35

June Lockhart played Lassie?

I was scrolling through one of those on-line things about old actors and actresses who are still with us and came across this gem about June Lockhart who made her film debut in the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol in scenes with her parents, Gene and Kathleen Lockhart as the Cratchits. She became m...
by Big Magilla
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2419

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

Another bad idea as reported by the New York Times via Entertainment Weekly: Serena Williams may not have anything to do with this year’s crop of Oscar nominees but the world-famous tennis player will have an important role in next Sunday’s Academy Awards. As The New York Times reports, Williams — ...
by Big Magilla
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Supporting Actor
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Categories One-by-One: Supporting Actor

I don't know why Fox or Fox Searchlight hasn't done more to promote Can You Ever Forgive Me . Apparently they put all their promotional money into The Favourite with nothing left over, unlike last year when they gave an equal push to Three Billboards and The Shape of Water . The Favourite is slated ...
by Big Magilla
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-By-One: Costume Design
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Categories One-By-One: Costume Design

This comes down to a close race between Black Panther and The Favourite.

Black Panther has the most innovative designs, The Favourite has the most gorgeous. Gorgeous generally wins out. I think Sandy Powell will add to her collection for that.
by Big Magilla
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One by One: Best Actor
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Categories One by One: Best Actor

To be fair, I haven't seen Vice and have no desire to do so, although as an Oscar completist I will have to at some point, but I'm not going to spend money on it. It will have to be on cable or a streaming service I already have a subscription to. I was a fan of Christian Bale as far back as Spielbe...
by Big Magilla
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 52
Views: 3500

Re: A Star is Born reviews

Cooper's version doesn't reach the lofty heights of the Gaynor-March and Garland-Mason versions, but it's lightyears ahead of the Streisand-Kristofferson version. The screenplay is well written, but Cooper's line readings and whiskey-soaked singing voice take some getting used to. Lady Gaga, though...
by Big Magilla
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2419

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

Make of this what you will: https://twitter.com/peterknegt/status/1098033983919742976 I did see something about having major stars appear as segment hosts, so if they're doing that she would certainly be a good choice for one of them, but I doubt after all the brouhaha they would have a host for th...
by Big Magilla
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2419

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

Another bad idea as reported by the New York Times via Entertainment Weekly: Serena Williams may not have anything to do with this year’s crop of Oscar nominees but the world-famous tennis player will have an important role in next Sunday’s Academy Awards. As The New York Times reports, Williams — a...
by Big Magilla
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

It was obvious that they added Finney to the BAFTA montage, but I wouldn't have expected to see him show up first. I kept thinking who could possibly be bigger than Finney to show up last, having forgotten about Reynolds. Oscar, though, nominated Finney five times and Reynolds once. One would think ...
by Big Magilla
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 12341

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Sound mixing was only part of the problem with The Front Runner . The screenplay was poorly constructed. It wastes the first thirty-seven minutes of the film on boring meetings and press conferences instead of building a case as to why we should care about Gary Hart who is presented as an arrogant, ...
by Big Magilla
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Precious Doll wrote:Best Sup. Actor: Mahershala Ali

Point breakers:
2. Green Book


Ali wins supporting actor, but Green Book goes home empty-handed?
by Big Magilla
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2419

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

:wink:
mlrg wrote:After all the mess it would be appropriate to open the show with a rendition of “Show Must Go On”
by Big Magilla
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2419

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

Queen had been asked to open the Oscars, but turned the request down. This looks like they're back on as the opening act since the Instagram clip shoust Feb 24 5pm which is when they start in L.A.
by Big Magilla
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Lee Radziwell
Replies: 0
Views: 39

R.I.P. Lee Radziwell

Jackie O's sister, princess and sometimes actress was 85.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/obit ... -dead.html
by Big Magilla
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Betty Ballantine
Replies: 0
Views: 34

R.I.P. Betty Ballantine

The lady who helped introduce paperbacks was 99.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/obit ... tion=Media

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