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August 24, 2019 at 1:38 pm #1203037992
Glenn Close’s Cruella is iconic. She was nominated for a Golden Globe but was snubbed everywhere else, probably because the film itself wasn’t well-received by the critics.
If Stone wants an Oscar nomination for this, she’ll have to give a performance that is just as good, if not better than Close’s. Anything short of that and she can forget about it.August 22, 2019 at 6:19 am #1203034774
The Predictions Center currently has Theron in Lead and Kidman and Robbie in Supporting.
IMO, Theron will be a lock unless the film flops critically.
Kidman and Robbie are wild cards, because both will have to deal with splitting votes with The Goldfinch and OUATIH, respectively. I don’t see both of them getting in unless (1) this film is better than both of those other two films; and (2) they have an undeniable case, like Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz did last year.August 14, 2019 at 6:24 am #1203023302
Now Supporting Actress: I’m predicting Pugh because of the “MVP” comments from screenings, but I would watch out for Watson. Dern and Streep won’t ruin their chances for Marriage Story and The Laundromat nominations and Watson seems to have bigger roles then them. Though in one of the screening reactions, they said she was miscast, I believe that was just one person (unlike Chalamet) and she has a substantial storyline in this film.
For some odd reason, the Predictions board seems to be way more favorable towards Streep than anyone else.
Four predictors have only Streep getting in.
Two predictors have only Pugh getting in.
One predictor has both Streep and Pugh getting in.
One predictor has both Streep and Watson getting in.
Four predictors have Streep not only getting in, but WINNING.July 20, 2019 at 8:35 am #1202986743
Saw the trailer last night (it was part of the previews for The Lion King).
My first thought was, “Judi Dench looks like the Cowardly Lion in this movie.”
My second thought was, “Wait a minute. As far as I’m concerned, people don’t get creeped out when they see the Cowardly Lion.”
So… I don’t get it.June 18, 2019 at 8:04 am #1202942736
Looks like the initial reports of Fisher playing Elvira were wrong. Leslie Mann will be playing that part instead. Fisher is still attached, but she’s in fact playing a different role, most likely Ruth.May 24, 2019 at 11:47 am #1202907247
Release has been pushed back to February 2020 in order to accommodate demands to change Sonic’s design.May 21, 2019 at 10:45 am #1202903228
But Comer is really coming for awards the next Oscars seasons and I’m here for it.
I absolutely agree. I can see her as becoming either the next Deborah Kerr (she has similar looks and the same voice) or the next Robin Williams (her ability to change voices/accents rivals that of Robin). Both ended their careers with 4+ nominations to their name, plus one win (although Kerr’s win was an Honorary Oscar, not a competitive one).May 19, 2019 at 4:47 pm #1202900204
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2. La La Land
4. Slumdog Millionaire
6. The Shape of Water
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
8. Mad Max: Fury Road
9. The Aviator
10. HugoMay 16, 2019 at 7:17 am #1202896289
This sounds awesome! Elvira should be Anne Hathaway or Claire Foy
I actually think they would be better suited to play Ruth, the second wife of Dan Stevens’ character.
Elvira will basically be trolling the other three characters for the entire film. Fisher is more than capable of taking that to the nth degree.
Speaking of Fisher, be prepared for category fraud if this gets Oscar attention. Although she’s co-lead with Dench, odds are she’ll get the same treatment Cate Blanchett got with Notes on a Scandal because, well, her co-lead is the Dame!April 29, 2019 at 6:52 am #1202871965
It would be a great thing if we could see double nominees in the leading categories again though.
The last time that happened was in 1992, when both Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon were nominated for Best Actress for Thelma and Louise.
The last time that happened and one of the two nominees won was in 1985, when both F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce were nominated for Best Actor for Amadeus, and Abraham won.
Meanwhile, there’s been one occasion where three actors were nominated in lead for the same film. In 1936, Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone were all nominated for Best Actor for Mutiny on the Bounty. None of them won.April 1, 2019 at 7:18 am #1202836044
So… let’s see what’s changed since its opening weekend.
ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORES
All Critics: 51%
Top Critics: 60%
Amateur Critics: 47%
All Audiences: 34%
COMPARED TO SPRING BREAKERS
All Critics: 66%
Top Critics: 65%
Amateur Critics: 67%
This film seems to have failed to live up to the hype, falling short of Spring Breakers by 15 points, 5 points, 20 points, and 4 points in the respective categories. What a shame. 🙁March 29, 2019 at 7:46 am #1202833389
I’m not looking forward to this movie unless it’s a “modern twist” version. And I’m saying this as a big fan of both the Coen Brothers and Denzel Washington.
We already had a major adaptation just a few years ago (in 2015, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard), and it was pretty good.
But, it is a Coen Brothers movie, so odds are this version will be different. Let’s see what happens.