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  • Irishmovielover4ever
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    #96104

    The same with August: Osage County and Lowlife. If you want to go go here is the site to find the guy you can e-mail to get an invite:

    http://awardsdailyforums.com/showthread.php?32753-Saving-Mr-Banks-Thread-(First-Screening-is-on-Monday)

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    PJ Edwards
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    #96106

    Think this film may be a major sleeper. Looking forward to seeing reactions!  

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    Beau S.
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    #96107

    This will be screening in just a few hours.

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    PJ Edwards
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    #96108

    They are saying Hanks supporting (I knew it!) and Thompson got raves in link in OP. 

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    Madson Melo
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    Yes, apparently Hanks is far from lead. And Thompson and Farrell received great notice.

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    Beau S.
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    #96110

    Here are some twitter reactions

    @heyyoulouie – “Saving Mr. Banks was an amazing movie.”

    @PGSLE – “Saw “Saving Mr. Banks” tonight. Wonderful, moving and often hilarious. Great acting all around. Thanks!”

    @RavenSwift412 – “Saving Mr. Banks was Fantastic. Not only was Tom hanks good as Walt Disney, But so was every other actor. Disneyland Shots
    We’re awesome.”

    Reactions from awards daily:

    On Emma Thompson: “Yeah, she’s marvelous. Arguably the best thing in the whole movie, stole every scene she’s in. Best female lead of the year so far.”

    On Hanks: “Hanks isn’t in it long enough. Colin Farrell is in it a lot and I thought he was one of the best parts, but I just don’t think it’ll happen. Thompson was amazing and Hanks was good too.”

    Reactions from IMDb boards:

    “I went to screening at Arclight Pasadena, the night I am writing this post and was so lucky to see this movie that will not come out until December 2013! It was a fantastic film, in where I feel Emma Thompson might get and Oscar nod for PL Travers. The ending was very emotional, some really good laughs and great performances all around. This movie is for all ages and will especially be LOVED by Disney and Mary Poppins fans (I am a huge fan of both!) And, Jason Schwartzman as one of the Sherman Brothers! And much of the movie was filmed on the Disney lot, some of it a Disneyland, Grauman’s Chinese Theater. I will pay to see this again in the future! One “faux paux” is, in the Disneyland sequence, you can see Pinnochio Ride in the background, which was not at Disneyland in 1961. I put this in the notes in the questionnaire, perhaps they will catch this when they perform final cut!”

    From tumblr (take with a grain of salt):

    “Saving Mr. Banks was pretty good. Colin Farrell is really good at dying, almost as good as Leo but obvi no one beats Leo at dying. Emma Thompson was great, but nothing beats her performance in Beautiful Creatures #WOWOWOWOWOWOW. T.Hanks was honestly whatever, nothing exceptional. And all those stills of them shooting at Disneyland? There was only about 5 minutes of actual Disneyland footage in the movie, and it was basically unnecessary. Paul Giamatti was good, but also he and Travers have this cute lil flirt goin on but nothing comes of that. #sad #wasteBut BJ Novak and Jason Schwartzman basically steal the show by being cute as fuck and singing and dancing. singing and dancing. 

    The pacing was slow at times, but I thought they explained things very well by integrating the background of Mary Poppins/Helen Goff/PL Travers. It was evident but not obvious, certain things like the pear and why Travers insisted on a clean shaven Mr.Banks were done exceptionally well. I thought they balanced the humor well with the drama. The music was weird, but then again they did mention that it wasn’t quite perfected yet. Overall, I liked it…I’d probably give it like a 7.5/10 

    Also, its release date is supposed to be December 20th this year. And when I signed up for this screening it asked me if I saw Silver Linings Playbook, Hugo, Lincoln, The Blind Side and various other Oscar Nominees and such…….So that brings me to the conclusion that they’re trying to get this Oscar nominated???…..not sure if its worthy???”

    Some are also saying it could go comedy at the globes. 

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    Scottferguson
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    #96111

    Another film with a mediocre director – John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Alamo) – which suggests it will not be of any particularly lasting interest,

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    Mrs. Doolittle
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    #96112

    Seems like another “Hitchcock” to me. We all know how that turned out.

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    24Emmy
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    Trailer is up — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rZeuiJdaFg

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    tonorlo
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    80% of my interest in the film has just dissipated.

    Looks like Thompson’s playing Thompson (not a bad thing, per se, but this does seem like a waster bid at what could have been top-drawer character acting), and in what universe did Walt Disney have a southern accent?

    Seems like this is aiming for cuteness more than gravity, which perhaps isn’t so inappropriate… I was rather scratching my head as to just what the “cinematic story” was in the 20-year-saga of getting “Mary Poppins” to the screen… Still, this looks like a deluxe novelty item that could be blown away faster than any lineup of cantankerous old nannies, with much less wind, to boot.

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    Macbeth
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    #96115

    I think Hanks looks wonderful in this – depending on screen time, I feel he is a contender for Best Supporting Actor 

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    Beau S.
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    #96116

    Looks like Hancock stuffed this with all the same cheese that filled The Blind Side. Beyond Thompson it looks unbearable. Even Thompson seemed a little off.

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    Kevin
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    #96117

    Saw a small peek of Bradley Whitford (West Wing), which surprised me.

    Seems like Oscar bait for Emma Thompson, with the story with her father.  I assume she’ll get a big scene where she gets to cry about all the hardships in her life. 

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    Chris Beachum
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    #96118

    This is now one of my most anticipated movies of the year (just to give a completely different viewpoint from the ones above).

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    Stardust
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    Hanks is just giving me Charlie Wilson vibes. Not really caring for this film.

    Anyway, I don’t see him getting nom’d for this.

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