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October 10, 2014 at 3:08 am #313745
I do not even know where to begin with all the things that went wrong here.
was explicitly mentioned by the doctor examining Dot and Bette that
they have four lungs. So how is it even possible that Bette smokes a
cigarette and Dot exhales the smoke. 5 minutes into the first episodes
and we are already confronted with a typical Murphy gimmick, only
concerned for the effect and betraying all logic. Yet another
illogicality can be spotted in that cold open. A close up shot of
Lange’s legs, exposed by a kneelength skirt, absolutely contradicts the
reveal in the final scene of her having both her legs being amputated. I
hardly doubt prosthetic legs in the 1950’s were so good that it was no
problem for her to wear stockings and heels and nobody would notice her
For someone as full of himself and proud of his work, I
continue to be amazed that Murphy uses something as banal and
embarrassing as the horror flick stupidity in the introdction scene of
the killer clown. For the sole purpose of shock, the girl has the brains
of a gold fish and thinks her pompadour boyfriend hires THIS clown to
entertain her. C’mon!
Evan Peters’s boudoir scene falls into the same
category, even though I have to admit I found that one slightly
entertaining and genuinly surprising. But still, the scene was only
targeting for effect and did not have any other purpose.
put up an umbrella for the shit that will be thrown at me by the Lange
monkeys of this forum, but that singing scene was AWFUL! Good heavens.
Not only was the song completely from another time and not authentic to
the 1950’s setting, but that auto-tune made the whole thing
cringe-worthy and practically unbearable. I do not know how well Lange
can sing, but her voice was so heavily altered that she sounded like
Paris Hilton back when she tried to make music.That Goldderby headline
is RIDICULOUS! “Wow”?! Yeah, “Wow” I cannot believe I just watched that
I’m sure the cast will deliver some good
performances, albeit on the verge of being over-the-top, as Paulson in
particular proved in the premier, but the Murphy-ness is on full power already.July 10, 2014 at 7:03 am #322475
Elisabeth Moss and Michelle Monaghan are shocking omissions. (As are B99 and Samberg but I don’t really care about them.) And I’m really sorry for Dean Norris, Blair Underwood, Rebecca Ferguson & Mindy Kaling although I can’t say I’m surprised. Too bad The Good Wife didn’t make it afterall.
On the bright side, all the OITNB ladies, even though I had preferred Manning over Lyonne, as it seems like Pennsatucky does not get to do a lot anymore this season. Fred Armisen and Kate McKinnon are great inclusion, especially if you consire who they kicked out. And I’m glad for Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles returning to their respective categories.June 20, 2014 at 10:47 am #319783
Kristen Chenoweth. Especially considering that she wasn’t a sure bet, as her show was cancelled and she had already lost the year before to an inferior performance.June 16, 2014 at 1:28 am #316288
[quote=”tomhardys”]People wake up now. Vergara and Bowen are not getting dismissed over newbies. They’re both nomination-locks.
Didn’t Eric Stonestreet (the lock) get snubbed for Adam Driver (the newbie) last year? A Vergara snub is unlikely but she definitely isn’t a lock.
I was expecting this response. There are 4 supporting actors of Modern Family competing for a spot in a slot of 6. When you’re a 2x Emmy Winner for a role in a very popular show and you go from delivering a very layered performance each season to ruin everything by going over the top and actually make the character a parody of gay people, trust me you will be snubbed. Jesse Tyler Ferguson managed to get a nom because his work is always more consistent and he kept his tone and stayed true to the character. Eric Stonestreet didn’t. Easy.[/quote]
He did just that right from the beginning of MF. “Layered performance”June 13, 2014 at 1:30 am #319264
I’m generally not a fan of multiple wins unless they are inevitable and
deserved as in the cases of Bryan Cranston, JLD or Claire Danes. Doris
Roberts is not in that group, as there were worthy alternatives in her
category. (Same goes for Allison Janney on the drama side)
is my least favorite S&tC character as she is pretty one note, and
well, cartoonish as Catrall’s “schtick”, if you really want to call it
that, got old. But what did Doris Roberts do to really set her apart
from that one note cartoonishness? Nothing if you ask me. In fact she is
even more static than Catrall and more reliant on her “schtick” as the
nagging mother-in-law. “Debra, where’s the figurine I gave you?” and I’m
quoting from Liz Lemon’s Marie Barone impression here, because I
couldn’t even remember if this was an actual Marie Barone storyline.
That’s how memorable and impressive she was, at least to me.June 6, 2014 at 11:41 am #318703
Man, THR puts a lot of effort in creating a laughably dark and mysterious masculine environment for the actor roundtable. As if they couldn’t talk about their series in a more neutral environment and any pop of color threatened their status of a dramatic actor. At least they kept it simple with the actresses and they didn’t place a giant bouquet of hydrangeas in the center of the table.June 2, 2014 at 1:47 am #316199
Supporting actress might have some weak spots with Chlumsky and Weaver, but since there is no clear consensus on who of the OINTB ladies is the clear stand-out and is the most likely to be nominated, neither will be. Aside from Mulgrew and Cox there is also Prepon who will steal some votes from her co-stars, as she is is the most well known of the contenders and this will prevent any nominations to happen.May 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm #269673
No, Roberts does not have it in the bag yet. Bates’ role is very much flashy and especially chilling. And if they submit the first episode of Coven for Bates, she is a threat to Roberts.April 18, 2014 at 3:02 am #315921
Well this is the only way to go if they want to score acting nods beyond Schilling. Too bad for Natasha Lyonne and maybe Laverne Cox though if this strategy proves to be true. But, as said before, 4-5 entries might result in none of them nominated due to vote splitting. I’m rooting for Taryn Manning now.
It seems odd for Pablo Schreiber to be submitted to guest though. He’s been in every episode, more than Mulgrew who is apparently submitted to supporting, and he’s more likely to get nominated than Biggs.March 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm #149529
Wow, when I read the title I expected this thread to be a place to bash
AB, considering the consensus of the film on this site. So I’m surprised
to see most of you acknowledging the script, which I personally find
extremely well constructed, albeit somewhat traditional as Gabriel
described it “Screenplay 101”. But this doesn’t diminish it to me, I
think it achieves near perfection as a whole. All strings come together
creating full narative closure and the cues in the film are nice to
trace back. Sometimes they are almost too blatant, but who cares… they
have their purpose and run like a golden thread through the film. I find
it very impressive that the film is overall so well-rounded, and every
aspect makes sense and has its purpose, no lose ends, resulting in a
very satisfying viewing experience.
Eventhough Charlie Kauffman
is my favorite screenwriter of all time and I adore BJM and its
masterful brilliancy (and Maxine probably being my favorite film character ever), I
would have given the win to AB alone for its fantastic execution. And afterall Kauffman rightfully won for an even better screenplay 5 years later, that makes AB’s win even more “right”.March 25, 2014 at 4:54 am #148688
^ yeah, there’s something true about that.
I like Todd Field’s movies.March 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm #73440
I didn’t want to start a new topic, since there was already one here. I recently watched the film again, and I loved it even more. Spacey richly deserved the Oscar, and Annette was wonderful, but Swank rightfully won that year. There’s one thing that wasn’t mentioned. I know Thora Birch and Mena Suvari receieved BAFTA nods in the supporting actress category, but did you think they should have earned Oscar nominations for it? I’d like to hear other people’s opinions about that.
I would say Cameron Diaz or Julianne Moore would have deserved the nomination over them, if any of the actual nominees would not have made it. Both Birch and Suvari were good and perfectly cast for their respective parts, and maybe in a weaker year they would have made the cut. But given the other nominees and other contenders they should not have been nominated. Although I can’t say anything about Samantha Morton, since I have never watched Sweet & Lowdown.March 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm #313350
People – quite a few fans of the show among them – have been saying that “The Simpsons is past its prime” (I believe the trope is “not as funny as it used to be”) for years. One of the problems is, the plots tend to repeat themselves – “Yet another Homer and Marge’s Marriage Is In Trouble episode”, “Yet another Lisa Takes Up A Liberal Cause episode”, “Yet another Bart Has Issues With (choose: Nelson, Principal Skinner, Lisa) episode”.
There was a time when I would have said, “The show will continue until one of the three main male voice actors leaves the show” (I singled out the males because the three main females don’t do that many voices, so they would be easier to replace – it shouldn’t be that hard to find someone else that can do the Lisa voice). However, when Marcia Wallace died and they decided not to replace her, it became somewhat obvious that if any of the six stars leave, that pretty much ends the show.
(They could go the “Hey, let’s turn Homer into a single parent; that
ought to be good for a few episode plots” route if Julie Kavner leaves,
but I don’t see that happening.)
No, I don’t
think they would ever do that or even consider. The Simpsons have become
THE iconic figure of family on American Television. They have established
such a strong family image emphasizing many traditional family values, that they would never let Marge die, let
alone divorce Homer and leave the kids with him. This would probably cause a big media outcry.March 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm #313345
I don’t follow the Simpsons anymore. I might catch a new episode here
and there, but mostly not intentionally. But nonetheless I still love
the Simpsons to death. It’s one of those shows that I grew up with. My
brother introduced them to me and I became just as much a fan of them as
he was. That was during the early 00’s, and consequentially those
seasons (ca. 11-15), their themes, structure and humour are the best to
me. People mostly praise the early seasons, and I appreciate those, but
they are so heavy sometimes and not the light and ridiculously hilarious
comedy that I got accustomed to and still love today. I could watch
“Skinner’s Sense of Snow” (to name one example) again and again, but do I
feel a need to watch that episode when Bart gets caught shoplifting a
videogame? Not really… Maybe there was more meaning to the earlier
episodes but the lighter comedy is just way more enjoyable, and I really
am a fan of Homer becoming dumber.
Those most recent seasons
however I do not even care about anymore. It seems like the charm what
made the simpsons so special is completely missing by now, the episodes
are repetitive, and the humour is mostly replaced by gimmicky guest star
appearances like in that Lady Gaga episode. They should have ended the
series by now. But I guess that will only happen once the main voice
actors no longer want to continue.March 10, 2014 at 11:25 am #146162
Monique was a clear winner that year for Sup. Actress. Non of the nominees was any competition for her. Mariah Cotillard was snubbed. Thank God the ladies from Inglorious Bastards were snubbed. They did absolutely nothing to deserve buzz, let alone nominations at other award shows. The film itself, was very entertaining and deserved its nods
I agree on Kruger, who is a very limited actress and nothing more than a pretty face. She cannot act in English and is even worse in German, which is her mother tongue after all. That SAG nom was ridiculous…
Laurent however, I do not agree on. Her performance is fantastic. Her portrayal of the heroic Shoshanah is truly perfect and comes very close the greatness of Christoph Waltz’ performance. She was campaigned as lead actress and this hurt her chances on a nomination immensely. If Harvey Weinstein had given a crap about Kruger and had pushed Laurent in the Supporting category, she would have kicked out Gyllenhaal and would have rounded out that line-up.