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    Ms. Trunchbull
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    I find it so funny when people have such hatred for a film they haven’t even seen yet!! You need to stop letting the critics tell you what to think! I’m sure it’s probably a very bad movie but at least wait until you see it and then form an opinion…

    I usually don’t read reviews or watch previews, but I hate this one in particular because it’s directed by Ron Howard lol

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    Ma Rainey is tricky material. The play was acclaimed when it premiered but when they revived it with Whoopi Goldberg a few years ago it got terrible reviews and flopped. Could see the movie go either way.

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    Ma Rainey is tricky material. The play was acclaimed when it premiered but when they revived it with Whoopi Goldberg a few years ago it got terrible reviews and flopped. Could see the movie go either way.

    To be fair, lots of excellently written shows have poorly received Broadway revivals.

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    JackO
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    legend movie getting a 2nd thread!

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    I watched it…

    I don’t think it’s the worst film of the year – The Witches makes me want to slap Robert Zemeckis – but I didn’t like it.

    I think the word I would use to describe this is … antiquated. The structure, the thematic ideals of people being unwilling to elevate themselves, and the performances leaning into histrionics and broad stereotypes – it all felt very 00’s Weinstein Company. I think Glenn was alright, Amy Adams was not good… but in both cases, I didn’t see the characters, I saw them trying to get an Oscars reel. The script is terrible – there are a lot of clunkers equivalent to that Terminator monologue.

    I think this film isn’t entirely poisoned out of the Academy race – I think a backlash to the backlash could form as this is an old-fashioned film with white actresses doing bad accents, there’s still a contingent in the Academy for that. I went in expecting a 1/5 film and I got a 2/5 – a little better, but still not good.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Wolfwalkers

    Best Animated Feature: Wolfwalkers

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    WildforFilm
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    Well regardless how this pans out at the Oscars, at least we’ll always have Amy Adams roller-skating her heart out to Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer,” which is a treat everyone can appreciate 🙂

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    John Berchmans
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    Drop a film starring Oscars’ two biggest losers? Just think of the publicity that will arise from either or both of them being nominated AGAIN, and the suspense that will follow of “Will either or both win?”.

    Why would Netflix support a film with two of the biggest Oscar losers when they have films on their docket that have Oscar winners?

    John's Best of 2020

    Best Picture: Soul
    Best Director: George Clooney-The Midnight Sky
    Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman-Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
    Best Actress: Viola Davis-Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
    Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo-Da Five Bloods
    Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried-Mank
    Best Original Screenplay: Soul
    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Midnight Sky

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    Why would Netflix support a film with two of the biggest Oscar losers when they have films on their docket that have Oscar winners?

    And performances that are universally acclaimed.

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    Don’t worry guys, even though the theatrical film industry is dying before our very eyes, Netflix is losing subscriptions and money by the millions, and the Academy hasn’t touched a panned Oscar-bait film with a 9 foot pole that wasn’t produced by Weinstein since before most of us were born, Hillbilly Elegy will still be saved by the ever-important “general audience”: the same general audience that saved Bohemian Rhaposdy, even though that film received a fresh score on RT, had an extremely baity biopic premise that had sent several other similiar films osaring to Oscar gold in the past, and was already well liked by Academy voters and voters from the precursors; the same general audience that saved Joker even though that film received a fresh score on RT and raves from the non-SJW media, won the GOLDEN FUCKING LION before the film had even released to the public, and was already well liked by Academy voters and voters from all of the precursors; and the same general audience that saved Green Book, even though that film received a certified fresh score on RT, was only the 4th highest grossing film that was nominated for Best Picture that year (out of 8 films btw), was extremely well loved by voters in the Academy and voters in all of the precursors, won multiple major industry prizes before the Oscars including the PGA and the Comedy Globe, and was the clear consensus pick for a massive contingent of Academy voters that did not want to award Netflix (the same Netflix that is producing Hillbilly Elegy) the Academy Award for Best Picture. No, there definitely wasn’t any other extraneous factors that led to those films becoming huge Oscar successes. It was all thanks to the “general audience”, who did us the public service of salvaging the chances of those poor, nearly-forgotten multi-Oscar winning films.

    John's Best of 2020

    Best Picture: Soul
    Best Director: George Clooney-The Midnight Sky
    Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman-Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
    Best Actress: Viola Davis-Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
    Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo-Da Five Bloods
    Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried-Mank
    Best Original Screenplay: Soul
    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Midnight Sky

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    Don’t worry guys, even though the theatrical film industry is dying before our very eyes, Netflix is losing subscriptions and money by the millions 

    It is?

    FYC:

    Best Director - Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)

    Lead Actor - Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

    Supporting Actor - Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

    Supporting Actress - Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)

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    Yep, they’ve been steadily losing subscribers but Cuties boycott acelerated and hit them real hard.

     

    So Mamaw is more like NahNaw eh?

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    Yep, they’ve been steadily losing subscribers but Cuties boycott acelerated and hit them real hard. So Mamaw is more like NahNaw eh?

    I don’t know about in the US but here in the UK Netflix seems to be doing well. In fact it feels like one of the only things (if not the only thing) people are watching in these pandemic days.

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    Yep, they’ve been steadily losing subscribers but Cuties boycott acelerated and hit them real hard.

    Neither of these things are true. I think you mean that the growth rate is declining, because the total number is most definitely still going up. Their stock hit an all time high in September 2020.

    FYC:

    Best Director - Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)

    Lead Actor - Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

    Supporting Actor - Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

    Supporting Actress - Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)

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    I think people are being way too quick to judge based on the critics reviews, none of us have seen it yet so let’s wait for ourselves to judge. Even the worst reviews are still praising Adams and Close’s Performances so I wouldn’t write them both out yet.

    FYC OSCARS

    PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN in all categories (inc. CAREY MULLIGAN & Emerald Fennell in Screenplay)

    THE FATHER in all categories (inc. Best Picture, ANTHONY HOPKINS, Olivia Colman & Adapted Screenplay)

    Lo Si (Diane Warren) for Original Song

    Chloe Zhao for Director

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    30%… I know it’s just a number, but I remember when I got that on my midterm in a shitty course I knew immediately I was done. I didn’t really study but so many parallels lol

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