Just a good church going southern boy, who always watched the Oscars as religiously as church. One of my favorite places to be is in a dark theater, getting lost in another world for a couple of hours.
Nov 03, 2010
Jun 08, 2023
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May 22, 2023 at 2:13 pm #1205437834
That looks WOWOWOWOWReplyMay 22, 2023 at 11:53 am #1205437596
The real question here is, which one of them would you f-ck?
Asking for a friend…
Seriously though, I’m enjoying this particular squabble.
Too old for LeoReply
Too tall for TomMay 22, 2023 at 11:39 am #1205437566
Does it really need to be a boxoffice juggernaut? Wouldn’t the “cultural, historical significance” be enough? It boasts the craft and treatment of themes to get in the National Film Registry after Marty passes:P
For Oscar chances? Pretty much. It would need AMAZING reviews to overcome financial disappointment, or at least great word of mouth. If critics and audiences are meh, it will have a tougher hill to climb.ReplyMay 22, 2023 at 11:08 am #1205437506
This will be a tougher sell than some of you think. By that I mean it will be a tougher sell among the average moviegoer. The running time will be a huge hurdle. It’s tough enough to get moviegoers into theaters as it is, but for over 3 hours, good luck. Also, a longer running time means fewer showings per day. Plus, DiCaprio’s previous films weren’t just straight historical dramas like this one. OUATIH had humor and Tarantino, The Revenant had action and the bear, etc. Not saying it won’t be a hit, but that expectations need to be tempered.
Also, that first trailer, while many here are big time cinema fans and have been waiting for this, the average movie goer I don’t think was quite as thrilled by it or got a good sense of the movie. Marketing and good trailers will be key to success for this.
If this isn’t at least some sort of financial success, wins will be tough. Scorsese is great at getting nominated for financial disappointments, The Departed made almost $300M worldwide (and only had a 2.5 hour run time). Folks may wait until it comes to Apple+ before giving it a try.ReplyMay 19, 2023 at 2:33 pm #1205433069
Heidi got done WRONG! I personally would have given her the win, but at the very least, she should have been in the top. I would have put her in the top over Jimbo. You knew La La would be in the top due to her redemption from her season. Also, she looked great so I’m fine with her being in the top 3. Not sure why Jimbo got in over Heidi, but Heidi wasn’t having it. I’m not watching Untucked, mainly because I don’t watch Untucked. I can’t with all that. But I read the recap!ReplyMay 19, 2023 at 12:18 pm #1205432933
Out of those choices? Brosnan I guess. But in 1999, it would have been the Oscar winner for American Beauty.ReplyMay 18, 2023 at 10:08 am #1205431751
I’m super hyped for this film. I love the trailer. But the runtime is killing me
Yikes, that’s too much. That’s what a mini-series limited series should be. Too much more is less these days. A good movie can be 2-2.5 hours, a good mini/limited series can be 6-8 hours. The 3.5-4 hour movies and 10-13 part miniseries can just be too much.
OK, back to yelling at folks to get off my lawn.ReplyMay 11, 2023 at 8:16 am #1205426746
Her family told ABC News that she passed away after a short battle with cancer
Jacklyn Zeman Cause of Death RevealedReplyMay 8, 2023 at 9:32 am #1205423737
Taraji P. Henson (come through Abbott!)
Marla Gibbs (come on Academy seriously! I mean one of Loretta Swit’s or Rhea Perlman’s Emmys wouldn’t have hurt ya. But Eileen Brennan keeps hers!)
The Cosby Show/A Raisin in the Sun/This Is Us:
Phylicia Rashad (in my mind, Laura Linney doesn’t win for John Adams)
Sandra Oh (and for Killing Eve too!)
Annie Potts (and now for Young Sheldon)May 2, 2023 at 12:19 pm #1205419189
This one is out of left field but in ny the jenifer Hudson and Sherri Shepard shows are on Fox. Not sure about other areas of the country but maybe one of them?
They are just on FOX affiliates in your town. Neither of their shows is produced by FOX. Plus, they’d probably want to promote primetime rather than daytime if they were. Good thinking though.
I’m also leaning towards Joel McHale.ReplyApril 24, 2023 at 8:37 am #1205408520
My thought, initially, with Close is that she is actively getting competitive nominations so they may be holding off for that reason. But, Diane Warren was nominated the year she received her honorary, so there goes that theory (unless they just thought by now she ain’t never winning one). Makes it seem like they want Close to win a competitive one before they throw an honorary at her? I dunno.ReplyApril 22, 2023 at 1:17 pm #1205407222
Well that ain’t never gonna happenReplyApril 21, 2023 at 1:41 pm #1205405886
We are recording a video slugfest next week. I will be advocating for Billy Crystal, Harrison Ford, Kevin Feige and a few others.
Glad to see you have such good taste hahaReplyApril 21, 2023 at 9:28 am #1205405444
I agree that Billy Crystal deserves an honorary Oscar. I would also put forth Harrison Ford. I would have thought Greg P. Russell, but when his nomination was rescinded a few years ago for violation of rules for calling members, I don’t see that happening. Maybe Thomas Newman could finally get one instead. I do wonder if the Academy would ever consider Mia Farrow for the Jean Hersholt. Would they think about Kevin Feige for a Thalberg?ReplyApril 13, 2023 at 2:52 pm #1205389382
Also the ending with Barbara inviting Janine to shop at Ross with her was adorable. Their “Work Mom” relationship is always a joy to watch.
I think you mean “The Ross”, I loved that tiny tiny thing.ReplyNot now