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    The first film I *remember* seeing – in a cinema, no less – was Peter-No-Tail in Americat. No idea what the first film I actually saw was.

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    The first film i technically saw was some adult movie . i was a baby and i think my mother took me to like 91/2 weeks

    But the first few movies i remember are the Little Mermaid ( I was 3) and then i Vivdly Rememebr Aladdin , and Jurassic Parkwhich i saw on opening day and i screamed through the whole movie .. so much so that i didnt know the kitchen scene was even in the movie till i watched it later in life.

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    Foolio
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    Since no-one seems to want to answer this question anymore, here’s a new one.

    Who is more likely to win an acting Oscar first, Scarlett Johansson or Keira Knightley? Why?

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    Honey
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    Scarjo will prob win a song one though.

    Is David O Russell overrated?

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    Pulp
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    I love Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle so I’ll say no.

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    Foolio
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    Yes, he’s overrated.
    He’s treated as a revolutionary auteur but I don’t quite think he’s there. He’s hit and miss- I Heart Huckabees is a mess of a movie and American Hustle is very overrated, though in fairness, Joy is underrated. The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook are the two really memorable films by him that I’ve seen.

    Who is more likely to win a directing Oscar first, Ava DuVernay or Spike Lee? Why?

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    Honey
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    Spike Lee, because he’s capable of being nominated

    will Ang Lee win a third directing Oscar?

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    Pulp
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    Probably

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    Honey
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    Yeah but it’s be when his film wins best picture cuz they won’t do this to him 3x in a row

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    Foolio
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    He will get a third Oscar when he is handed an honorary statue thirty years from now but I don’t see a third competitive win happening for him.

    Write a three-word review of the following films:

    Lost in Translation
    Citizen Kane
    Moonlight
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    Back to the Future

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    Atypical
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    “Lost in Translation”: “Make a connection.”
    “Citizen Kane”: “Great men fall.”
    “Moonlight”: “Black life matters.”
    “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”: “Money changes everything.”
    “Back to the Future”: “Present meets past.”

    What did you think of the Royal Wedding?

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    Foolio
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    I’m not a royalist by any stretch – I think maintaining that kind of conservative power structure plays a significant part in why we’re not progressing more rapidly when it comes to gender norms, LGBTQI+ rights, racial and ethnic equality, economical equality, and so on.

    There’s no more blatant representation of this structure than a royal wedding, and therefore a royal wedding is by default a pretty offputting concept. That said, Meghan and Harry are doing their best to shake up the system at least a bit, and yesterday was clearly a manifestation of an utterly repressive institution updating its outlook and core values to the year 2018.

    It still was a privileged celebration for privileged, almost exclusively cis hetero people. But it was also more ethnically inclusive than any previous royal wedding and broke many stubborn rules of the draconian institution. The Reverend was a total rock star, Meghan’s mother with her nose piercing was fierce, and the whole thing had a relatively informal and modern vibe to it (within the very strict confines of a royal wedding, of course). Steps were clearly taken in the right direction – you’ve got to start somewhere.

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    Tom Hardy savage as fuck.

    On a more serious note, I dug the sermon by the American bred preacher. Truly a show stopping moment.

    I also just want to say it’s been great seeing Meghan Markle come this far as as a woman, and I hope she and Prince Harry make the most of what they have.

    Is Steven Spielberg overrated? Why?

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    Foolio
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    No. I’m not the biggest fan of his style or the message his movies want to put out to the world (liberal on the surface but actually pretty conservative at the core) but there’s no denying that he’s an immensely impactful and visionary director. He also deserves mad props for staying on the top for such a long time and reinventing himself while still staying true to his essence.

    Who is more likely to win an acting Oscar first, Johnny Depp or Harvey Keitel? Why?

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    *sigh* Unpopular opinion here, but YES Steven Spielberg is greatly overrated for his talents and vision. He’s made tons of great films and I consider myself a fan of even some of his lesser received work like Hook. Hell, A.I. Artificial Intelligence is easily one of my Top 5 favorite films of all time, if not #1. The thing is, the reason I loved A.I. so much is why movies like War of the Worlds, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The BFG, The Post, and Ready Player One bore the living crap out of me: I like movies that explore complex ideas in a nuanced and morally ambiguous way. Not every movie has to be like that of course, but then you can have cool or layered characters to get you along for the ride just fine! With Crystal Skull and all those other movies you didn’t even have that. I feel that Spielberg has gotten to a sad Alfred Hitchcock in his final years type of zone as an artist where he coasts on his once-deserved reputation as a cinematic master to let him phone it in narratively with whatever film he makes. His spectacle is still there, its just the lack of any intellect, soul, or sense of innocent wonder that truly hurts. He started out big in the 70’s doing his own thing, going against the system with his wunderkind vision. Now, he’s become the system. Try comparing the wide-eyed beauty and dare I say it, originality of a movie like E.T., where a human child met an extraordinary creature, to his recent BFG film which had that same kind of basic storyline. You can’t compare them on any other level though, can you? Because the former is so timeless due to the sincere heart it had, with the cheesiness and serious parts all balancing out. Meanwhile, I still can’t believe he thought all those Queen’s dogs farting in the BFG was a good idea. The villains in many of his films are far too one-dimensional even for generic action movie standards. At least Dustin Hoffman was entertainingly campy in Hook. Even Saving Private Ryan you just had the heroes versus the faceless personality-free German enemy. Schinder’s List might be his genuine best film for a lot of reasons, but among the main ones is that it had an amazingly layered villain in Ralph Fiennes’ Nazi character. To describe Spielberg’s career overall, imagine a gourmet restaurant turning into some McDonald’s crap, and people still act like that restaurant is as good as it always was. LOOOONG story short, it isn’t that Spielberg is overrated in contemporary cinema because of how terrible he’s always been, because that simply isn’t the case. Spielberg is now gotten overrated because of how his current work is treated at some higher level as some kind of “event” film no matter how obviously mediocre it gets. He’s gone from being one in a million to one of the millions in world of cinema.

    Sorry if that was a bit long, but I felt the need to explain such an unpopular opinion thoroughly.

    EDIT: Also, sorry that it took me so long to reply that I missed Foolio’s response and new question.

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