September 13, 2014 at 10:50 am #161593
Sir Ian McKellan narrowly (by two votes) overcame Sean Astin for the title of Best in Show in our last poll! Talk about cutting it close. YOU SHALL NOT PASS.
Anyway, this time I’m shirking all the suggestions (thanks for them by the way and I’ll get back on track next time so keep them coming!) to take a completely left turn towards TV movies, which are still films that’s just shown on a smaller screen, but with the same amount (or more) of the actressing that we expect. We’ll be looking at Ryan Murphy’s much discussed ‘The Normal Heart’ which lost majority of its presumed Emmy wins, (rightfully so imho). So who’s the best in show???
You have 2 days.
Best in Show #1: Meryl Streep – August Osage County
Best in Show #2: Mark Wahlberg – I Heart Huckabees
Best in Show #3: Sandra Bullock – Crash
Best in Show #4: Kim Basinger – L.A. Confidential
Best in Show #5: Jack Lemmon – Glengarry Glen Ross
Best in Show #6: Amy Adams – American Hustle
Best in Show #7: Hugh Jackman – Prisoners
Best in Show #8: Peter Finch – Network
Best in Show #9: Toni Collette – Little Miss Sunshine
Best in Show #10: Julianne Moore – Boogie Nights
Best in Show #11: Mark Ruffalo – The Avengers
Best in Show #12: Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction
Best in Show #13: Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises
Best in Show #14: Cameron Diaz – The Counselor
Best in Show #15: Sir Ian McKellan – Lord of the Rings trilogy (Fellowship of the Ring)September 13, 2014 at 11:22 am #161595This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.September 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm #161596
I havent seen it. I’ll try to catch up on it in the next two days, in between driving to Calgary. picking up a motor home, and leaving to go almost across the entire country by tuesday. Lol.
A TV Movie. Thanks Boog.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K Dick Blade RunnerSeptember 13, 2014 at 3:06 pm #161597
Matt Bomer. Gave one of the best performances of the year in film and TV.September 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm #161598
I only watched this last night. Uniformly well acted, though Matt Bomer was the standout in the cast.
Given the poor direction and screenplay the cast really deserve alot of praise for making this watchable.
And The Band Played On is a far superior and trufthful telling of those dreadful times.September 13, 2014 at 3:39 pm #161599
I’ll go with Matt Bomer, though I was surprised by how much I really enjoyed Taylor Kitsch, even as a fan of his prior FNL work.September 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm #161600
Bomer is just ridiculously pretty.September 13, 2014 at 6:56 pm #161601
Haha hope you catch up Pook and good luck with your very busy week.
I agree with Aunt Peg’s assessment that the cast made it watchable, so applause to them. I’m kinda irked that Taylor Kitsch got left out of the Emmys consideration. Did they run out of space?September 13, 2014 at 9:49 pm #161602
Julia Roberts. I thought she was amazing. Joe Mantello, Matt Bomer, and Mark as well. Actually, the whole cast. I loved them allSeptember 13, 2014 at 10:42 pm #161603
Honestly, I thought Bomer was good, but he wasn’t THAT good. I don’t know where I would rank him in the ensemble of men.
I voted for OTHER. Danielle Ferland gave my favorite performance in the movie. The monologue she had to perform was so poorly written, yet she rose above the material and stole the show for me.September 14, 2014 at 1:04 am #161604This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.September 14, 2014 at 8:52 am #161606
I found Bomer a little disappointing, and I wasn’t a fan of Roberts or Ruffalo. I am going to go with Joe Mantello, who was just superbSeptember 14, 2014 at 10:05 am #161607
Bomer’s look was impressive. His performance was not. His performance was mediocore.
Taylor Kitsch. Easily. No contest. Followed by Roberts and Ruffalo.
I hope we won’t start bitching about winning-losing and homophobia in this topic. Because I’m kinda tired of that nonsense.
Sure. Let’s bottle and cap all important subjects which curtail individual rights as a human being. Better to keep a lid on it than make anyone uncomfortable….
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K Dick Blade Runner
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.