April 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm #150734
Getting great reviews (though it sounds to me like a re-tread of “Mud”). Nicolas Cage is getting raves. Though I cannot stand Nicolas Cage, I’ll check this out. I couldn’t stand McConaughey either before “Mud”.
Sounds like Cage could be a Best Actor contender.April 10, 2014 at 4:35 pm #150736
Not even sure he will be eligible. The film is VOD at the same time, so unless it was sneaked in as a qualifier someplace under the radar in LA Co, the film will be a non-factor for all categories.
This for me is a terrific film, but the reviews actually are more middling than great from what I see from the influential sources.April 10, 2014 at 4:44 pm #150737
Ok! A “Joe” thread.
Low budget, David Gordon Green, Tye Sheridan, and a Cage who reminds us that yes, he can act.
I’m a tad concerned about it’s eventual release, but
I’m there.April 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm #150738
There’s an article in Variety today noting the eerie similarities between Mud and Joe, giving details on Joe’s release:
Scott, it’s not eligible then? The reviews for the film may not all be great, but Cage’s notices are.April 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm #150739
It’s eligibility is a question mark. It opens in LA tomorrow, but whether it had a hidden one week I don’t know and will try to find out.Riley (the normal one, not the one who won the predictions contest)ParticipantApril 10, 2014 at 5:37 pm #150740
I do not doubt what you say, Scottferguson, but I feel like the studios are sneaky and exceptions are always being made, so until we get some Blue is the Warmest Color public confirmation of ineligibility, I am going to assume that it is eligible for everything.April 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm #150741
No exceptions are being made. They’d be challenged by rivals. I know of no cases where a studio is sneaky about eligibility – a film either qualifies or it doesn’t.
Blue Is the Warmest was Oscar eligible last year for all categories except FL film. Since it received no noms, if France submits it for this year, it will be part of the judging process for that category.April 10, 2014 at 6:48 pm #150742
Just confirmed that it will be eligible – initial shows at one theater in LA Co at least will start a 8 pm tonight, ahead of the midnight initial availability on VOD.April 11, 2014 at 10:02 am #150744
Very sad: Gary Poulter who gets such a fantastic review was a homeless Austin man, an alcoholic and junkie, that Green had met and hired for the film. The filmmakers tried to help Poulter get out of his situation, telling him he could have a career as an actor, but after filming, Poulter, who couldn’t control his drinking and drug-taking, drowned in a lake.April 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm #150745
Shit, freaking sad /\.
Nevertheless, I can’t wait for it. I knew someday, someday Cage would get out of this nonsense he’s been for so many years.
Also, on the same line, I’ll keep waiting for Pulp Fiction John Travolta to return, what he did in that movie, not so many can.April 12, 2014 at 11:50 am #150746
I just watched this movie, I don’t get the comparison with “Mud”, aside from Sheridan.
That was fantastic and so was Poulter in it, such a tragic story, this article here from EW almost made my cry.
Welcome Back Cage.April 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm #150747
I liked it. I wasn’t as crazy about it – or about Cage’s performance – as the critics led me to believe I would be. Cotton mouth water moccasins were certainly a tip of the hat to Mud! Tye Sheridan is really very, very good, so was poor Poulter.
I do think Cage is in with a chance for a nomination though. It is certainly a flashy role that he (sort of) underplays to good effect.
The film was also reminiscent of Green’s Prince Avalanche.April 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm #150748
I can’t imagine Cage will still be in the conversation come the Fall. Want to check this out, though.
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