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Carol-Channing: I enjoyed the film a lot, and there’s a lot to admire. Everything is engaging, the story keeps you on the edge of your seat (although I had predicted the mid-movie twist within the first few minutes… but still, there were surprising elements), and there is a clear, distinct vision that comes from David Fincher. However, I felt like some of that vision was a little forced upon us, especially near the end. That ominous music just kept going and going, and it was like “OKAY. I get it! It’s a thriller!”
Nessie: I’m a Brit but it seemed to me Rosamund Pike‘s American accent was wonky too. I can’t understand all the praise she has received either. I found the character totally unbelievable. I’ve never particularly liked Pike (when I noticed her), she looks like a human kewpie doll and has the least expressive face and voice ever.
TomHardys: Just came back from the theaters… WOW! What a movie! I never thought I would like it as much as I did and trust me: my expectations were pretty darn high. Ended up loving it. There’s literally no one who could play Amy better than Pike. She brought this charming, loveable and quite chilly vibe to the character at the beginning and in the flashbacks and then PUFF. The twist kicks in and she’s good to go.
Renaton: Adele had excellent reviews and her album was second in the year-end aggregate of best of the year lists on Metacritic, behind only PJ Harvey. Sam Smith is not even remotely close to that kind of acclaim. If he gets an AOTY nom, it will be because of sales and two beloved singles.
mikeboy898: I also agree that Sam Smith will likely be similar to fun. 2 years ago, and get AOTY, SOTY, ROTY and BNA nominations, plus Pop field nominations. He was huge this year. The only thing I think hurting him is only 1 huge single and mediocre album reviews. Incredible voice/performer though.
xoxo0: I’ve seen “Still Alice” myself during TIFF and I can honestly say this is the type of performance that could sweep awards season. The reaction for this film especially Julianne Moore’s heartbreaking performance is incredible and phenomenal. They’re going to do a qualifying run for “Maps to the Stars” in NY and LA so that it will be legitimately qualify for the Golden Globes and Oscars. Personally, she should campaign down supporting role as the field is looking very weak even though she won at Cannes for Best Actress.
ETPhoneHome: Even if the performance warrants it, Maps to the Stars is entirely rejecting the Oscars. That being said, I could totally see her being a double nominee at the Globes. The campaign seems to suggest that it prioritizes the Globes instead of just ‘the big one’.
mikeboy898: I was very, very pleasantly surprised. I don’t want to give away anything so I won’t say much, but the narrative is very intriguing and the episode is not at all what you think. The trailer hardly portrays the show the way it actually is presented to the audience (maybe that was intentional?). Ruth Wilson – you go girl. You stole the show! Dominic West also very strong. I’m really intrigued and will absolutely keep watching – I’m already hooked. Let me reiterate- this show is not what you think it is.
Awardzilla: This is the one new fall show I was eagerly waiting for. I had my suspicions before hand, based on what I was reading, that this would be Showtime’s next big vehicle and have subtle hints of True Detective to it, alongside that of Homeland and The Good Wife. I won’t spoil the Pilot, but watching throughout I certainly think the Globes just found its next Drama series winner, and the emmys best clear the decks for this one.
Macbeth: If “Inherent Vice” does well (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, a few tech) then Josh Brolin will win. If voters really like “Birdman,” but don’t want to give it Best Picture and only give it Best Actor, then I can see Edward Norton winning with a few tech categories. If voters REALLY like “Boyhood” by giving it Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay, Ethan Hawke will get drawn into the group and win.
BamaEd: I thought Sarah Silverman did a very solid job and she was actually used more than Chris Pratt was last week. The writing is still very mediocre though. There wasn’t anything awful last night but not many spectacular moments. I’m liking Michael Che on WU. I agree that his delivery–interaction are better than Colin Jost. Jost almost loosened up when he–Che interacted on things Jost could–couldn’t say, but not quite enough.
EmmyLoser: I was disappointed in the episode overall, but thinking about most of the sketches on their own, they were pretty good. Sarah Silverman is awesome, and she did a great job, but I did wish that she could have been a little more her raunchy usual self.