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June 24, 2020 at 1:49 pm #1203550396
The Way He Looks is a Portuguese language coming-of-age and is quite touching and cute.June 23, 2020 at 1:38 pm #1203548393
Showtime doesn’t justify its monthly cost. It is more expensive than Hulu and the cheapest Netflix plan but does not have the buzz as they do. Its not like Hulu is a huge player at the Emmys, but they do have a flagship series in THT, which consistently cleans up during award season and has lots of cultural discourse. They also have FX on Hulu, Little Fires, and Remy this year (I could be missing some others.) And they have day-after cable content and teen shows like Runaways and Love Victor which further justify their price point. Netflix is a behemoth.
Showtime’s flagship, Homeland, just ended. Their current flagship thus must be Billions, but nobody watches or cares about Billions. I’ve had Showtime for over a year (if you are, or know a college student, it comes with Spotify and Hulu) and have only used it 2 times, neither of which were for original Showtime material.June 23, 2020 at 1:05 pm #1203548333
The show was not very good but was cute and fun. Will watch season 2. I was a bit annoyed about how short it was, the show seemed like half a season since it was only about 5 hours of content or less. Due to the short length, the LGBT elements were really only super prevalent in the last 3ish episodes. That would have been fine if the show was 20 episodes rather than 10, but the selling point of it being a gay teen show was a bit misleading, since the majority of the beginning felt like your typical cheesy high school show and it didn’t “go gay” until late in the second half.
Does that make sense? It does not really as I read it back, but still.April 19, 2020 at 8:23 pm #1203436194
Lana Del Rey- Big Eyes (Big Eyes)
Lana Del Rey- Young and Beautiful (The Great Gatsby)
Lorde- Yellow Flicker Beat (Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I)
also any Celine Dion song made for a film deserves in my book.April 19, 2020 at 8:14 pm #1203436186
I think its becoming more rare for any Disney channel act to break out, or at least to the level of Selena Gomez/Miley Cyrus. The ones you named, aside from Zendaya, are hardly household names or getting any good significant work. Dove Cameron hasn’t been on the Billboard Charts since Disney, and the only thing ive seen her in was a supporting role in Agents of SHIELD. Bella works a lot but not in projects that garner her praise, she is in nothing significant. I don’t know who Sofia Carson is. I think if China has that descendants franchise, as well as as a semi-successful leading role on a CW show, she’s doing okay.
also colorism could definitely be a factor, but that is unfortunately obvious and I’d rather try to offer a different perspective.December 2, 2019 at 10:02 pm #1203212964
Lol. At people thinking Awkwafina is in this race to win. Let me remind everyone that Toni Collette won this award last year and didn’t get a nomination at the Oscars.
Victor, just last page you said:
There you go. Another example that it’s Adam Driver or Laura Dern getting the OScar for Marriage Story not Tree.
So is this an indicative award or not? Contradiction much? Your ScarJo hate is showing again.December 1, 2019 at 11:58 am #1203210598
Maybe it’s just me, but I have no trust in the Academy to make good decisions. In a just world, Joon-ho would win director. (and the Lighthouse would be a major contender)
However, the acting races this year are looking to be very light on diversity, and if the 5 directors are all men, that’s two scandals waiting to happen. I can easily see the academy snubbing Joon-ho in order to nominate Gerwig.
In my opinion, Tarantino, Joon-ho, and Baumbach could all potentially be at risk, but I don’t see them snubbing Tarantino, and Marriage Story (solely due to its chances of getting more noms than Parasite) may end up too big to snub Baumbach. Still haven’t seen Marriage Story, but I personally don’t see any way that it could be better directed than ParasiteNovember 21, 2019 at 2:36 pm #1203195687
I believe The Mule got the due success it deserved, as it had good box office. It wasn’t bad, but it should not have been an awards contender as some here wanted.
I’ve read a few reviews and they seem to be really liking Richard Jewell with all the performances being lauded as well as the script and direction (to a lesser extent.)
Eastwood is always hard to predict, as you can never truly tell whether we are getting a ‘Million Dollar Baby’ or a ‘The Mule.’ If Richard Jewell keeps this momentum, maybe it could secure a filler nom in picture, maybe adapted screenplay, and maybe best actress? Director and Actor are just too full right now.November 2, 2019 at 4:01 pm #1203163346
Driver has the better release date, and The Rise of Skywalker press will get a lot of exposure in the perfect time for voting. Driver and his team will surely make sure his Oscar chances are brought up during his interviews and junkets for TROS.
Joaquin gives easily the showiest performance, which doesn’t always win, but with Malick, Oldman and Leo, the academy does love showy performances. Allegedly Driver has some really bait scenes, but I’d still classify him in the Affleck camp.
And I have no idea what some people are talking about– the film bros are OBSESSED with Joker, as if it’s The Godfather or something. Which is very odd as none of the people with whom I discuss film in real life like Joker at all. The sect on twitter that despises it is the fake woke people, not film twitter.
Sometimes I wish the Goldderby team would create separate posts; some for the stans, and some for the people who actually wish to discuss award season reasonably.October 23, 2019 at 5:41 pm #1203149843
Tonight is the night where we get to see if Gerwig is really making it in or not. Ive been skeptical about Bong Joon-Ho, but after seeing Parasite he deserves a nomination very much. Still have Gerwig in over him though.
As we are talking about Ford v Ferrari, I don’t see Disney doing a huge campaign for it. Jojo Rabbit has its buzz already, and Disney is pushing Avengers as well. I think FvF may not get campaign attention.October 9, 2019 at 6:12 pm #1203130097
Wow, they banned Sasha? seriously? the main thread is filled with mindless standing and they ban one of GD’s most prominent posters?
anyway, onto best actress. Y’all love to bring up Austin Powers when discussing Jay Roach, but praise Todd Philips and Joker. Additionally, Bombshell has not debuted yet. why are we believing these posters who say Charlize isn’t good? I find it awfully coincidental that we have multiple people on here that went to ‘test screenings’…….October 7, 2019 at 5:25 pm #1203126678
Why are we pretending the idea that society can breed monsters is super deep? It’s not new, its not deep, and this film didn’t do anything groundbreaking like the stans say.
If it took Joker for you to understand such an obvious truth that society treats people poorly and can shape people’s decisions, you should probably not be on a film analysis forum.
But then, there’s this idea that Arthur isn’t responsible at all. I know this wasn’t the intended message of the film, but it can definitely be seen in that light. His first murders were self defense, his next few murders (talkshow host, mother, fake girlfriend) were in revenge due to their mistreatment of him. I’m sorry, but being the butt of a joke is not a murder-worthy offense. Even if society sucks, even if people are rude, that is not a valid response. Nor is (presumably) killing Zazie Beets’ character because “aww man women don’t like him.” Yes, that is unfortunate. Yes, if things were more positive in his life he probably would not have turned out this way, but in my opinion, the film does not really place any culpability in Arthur himself.
Thus, despite not being the intention, it isn’t hard to view this movie as: all blame on society and Joker is the true victim, and that’s just simply incorrect and very very problematic.October 5, 2019 at 11:06 am #1203122663
People now try to use Cinemascore to predict Oscar?
People are using Cinemascore to gauge rough audience perception which is extremely important in cases of controversial picks. Let’s say Jojo Rabbit gets a D Cinemascore, that means audiences don’t want it, its critic scores show critics don’t want it, thus it will not be nominated.
The conversation right now is Joker, which lacks the critical praise to get in on that alone. Many times in the past, movies with mixed (albeit often not as mixed as Joker, but mixed nonetheless) reviews have overcome that due to impressive box office, intense fan-support, cultural impact or some other alternative factor. Joker could fit into that category, but a B+ doesn’t do that. A B+ shows this film is indeed divisive critically as well as commercially.October 5, 2019 at 9:47 am #1203122575
Judy finally came to my town this weekend, and I have to say: why didn’t Rene try to gather a better crew for this? her performance was next level great, but she is the only good thing about that movie. Boring directing, mediocre script, not particularly imaginative period set or costumes, no supporting performances, etc. Without spoilers, that ending left a lot of content to the imagination. Rene could have been the easy winner if the movie was better, but as it stands, I will still predict Scarlett.
Just for some thought: Cinemascore. Suicide Squad B+. Batman V Superman B. It Chapter 2 B+. Bohemian Rhapsody A. Ad Astra B-. Rambo Last Blood B. Avengers Endgame A+. Midsommar C+. Hereditary D+. The Blind Side A+. justice League B+
B+ is not a good Cinemascore.