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February 4, 2016 at 1:32 am #214629
I thought “Trainwreck” mostly lived up to its title and had one of the worst screenplays of the year.
I thought the first half-hour of Trainwreck was fantastic. Then, it sort of fell apart. I didn’t think it ended up being BAD… but the full result definitely didn’t live up to what it could have been.January 30, 2016 at 12:24 am #213737
Haters to the back, because Mo is giving us some T.R.U.T.H.
She’s not being rude. She just ain’t got no time to beat around the bush.January 15, 2016 at 10:42 pm #208903
I just weirdly see Mara and Vikander canceling each other out. It’s not that their performances are similar, but I feel like they stand on very even ground in this race. Both a committing SERIOUS category fraud. Both are young (Mara is obviously not as much of a newcomer as Vikander, but she’s still a relatively new face). Both play opposite very flashy co-lead performances.
JJL’s performance and movie is very divisive.
McAdams’ performance exemplifies subtlety, which is nice, but it’s not what voters tend to vote for.
I can’t believe I’m saying this… But I think Winslet actually might take this sucker. Sure, the movie flopped, and the Academy is not in love with it, but it’s an extremely strong supporting performance. She would make a very solid winner. It’s funny because when I saw the movie I thought, “Oh, she’s terrific, but she’ll be the solid fifth place holder in the category.” Now, I see her winning.
Plus, she will win an Oscar the same night as Leo. Imagine the Buzzfeed articles. White girls all over America will weep. The Academy can’t pass that up, can it? 😉January 14, 2016 at 6:21 am #208586
Good job, Academy.
Nominate Tom Hardy for just looking mean with a camera swirling around him.
Nominate Rooney Mara for just opening her eyes really wide.
Nominate Eddie Redmayne for just whispering and crying.
Nominate Alicia Vikander in supporting even tho she’s the lead.
Nominate Mark Ruffalo for sticking his hands in his pockets, squinting, and desperately showing us how good he is at character work.
Nominate Matt Damon just because a lot of you are friends with him.
Nominate Jennifer Lawrence because America loves her.
Nominate Christian Bale because you always feel the need to nominate him now.
BUT, NO, DON’T NOMINATE JACOB TREMBLAY… THE ACTUAL BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR. IT’S FINE.January 14, 2016 at 6:15 am #208574
Now the Martian is Winning Best
You can stop right there… It’s not.January 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm #415664
I love Macklemore.
But the song “Growing Up” is terrible. Like… really terrible.January 1, 2016 at 5:21 pm #201422
Whoe lse is thinking that Jacob Tremblay is going to defy the odds and get a Best Actor nomination?
::Raises hand::December 27, 2015 at 3:34 pm #204070
2009 was a little predictable, but the boards were on FIRE that year. Bullock vs. Streep was as passionate as Goldderby has ever gotten.
What about Carey Mulligan? She got robbed for her stellar breakout performance in An Education IMO. Bullock was mediocre, and Meryl Streep was Meryl Streep serviceably imitating Julia Child.
Well, obviously neither Bullock nor Streep were deserving of that award that year. To me, Gabourey Sidibe gave the best performance by a mile with Mulligan in second. But still, that Oscar race was a BLAST to follow on the boards.December 27, 2015 at 11:37 am #202339
But the worst. THE F***ING SCREENPLAY. If you need actors to tell the audience what is going on on the screen, then someone had done a lousy job.
“Now any normal man would die up here. But, luckily… I’M A BOTANIST!!!”
I gripped the arms of my chairs at that moment lol.December 27, 2015 at 11:29 am #201363
Redmayne is not winning.
This Oscar is Leo’s, and it has been for a long time now. This is the only race that is pretty sealed… Leading actress is alllllmost there.December 27, 2015 at 11:24 am #204063
2009 was a little predictable, but the boards were on FIRE that year. Bullock vs. Streep was as passionate as Goldderby has ever gotten.December 27, 2015 at 11:21 am #204062
I can’t believe no one has said 2011.
The only big category that was up in the air was best leading actress (Streep or Davis). And it was the most GODAWFUL year for movies. The only BP nominees I liked were The Artist and Midnight in Paris. The Help and Moneyball were fine. The rest were quite bad, imo. There is no argument in the world that will be able to convince me that Hugo and/or The Descendants were good. Plus, does anyone even remember who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor that year?December 27, 2015 at 11:13 am #179851
People bitching constantly about Lawrence’s age, and that of her character…she’s not the only actor to play someone older than themselves this year. In The Danish Girl, Redmayne and Vikander (33 and 26 in real life) both are playing people who were well into their 40’s when the events of the film took place. No one is batting an eyelid at them for this!
In other words, GET OVER THE FACT THAT LAWRENCE IS 25!! WHOOOOOOOO CARES!? I didn’t even know she was that young until I came onto this thread – AFTER I watched Joy.
I WILL say that Vikander did come across as a bit young for her role in The Danish Girl. However, her character’s age was not important in the film. I was assuming the wife would be in her late 20’s and early 30’s by the end, which might have been younger than the woman was in real-life, but that doesn’t mean she had to be that age in the film adaptation. Now, that DOES say a lot about Hollywood’s problematic obsession with young women, but that’s a different topic.
But with Jennifer Lawrence, her role in American Hustle was not only for a woman who was older, but for a woman who ACTED older as well. She was a 23 year old who was given a wig and told to try her best impression of a Real Housewife of New Jersey. Not only did I not believe her age for a second, but I did not buy her as being a part of that world at all. She was already pushing it with the age in SLP, but I bought it. But with AH, she looked like a kid in a school play. And the fact that she’s playing older AGAIN in Joy just adds to the frustration of the whole thing. It’s such a shame because she’s an extremely talented girl, and while you can see her talent shining through the mis-castness of it all, continuously taking/giving her roles like this just kinda of makes her/David O. Russell look like messes.December 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm #179841
Indeed you can. I am proud to have awakened your cinematic soul and intelligence. Welcome to the next level! 😉
Now that I’m at the next level, does this mean I have to leave my love of Spice World behind?December 26, 2015 at 12:03 am #179831
Okay, so reality check right here: Crash is one of the WORST movies EVER MADE, and deserves to be included on the same level as the Super Mario Bros. Movie and Battlefield Earth!!!!
Oh, man. You really got me. Thanks for the reality check. I can now go on living my new, enlightened life.