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January 24, 2022 at 11:36 am #1204746931
Repulsive movie and not because of struggling moms (excellent job casting those little s***ts). Leda is just an awful character. Obnoxious, manipulative, twisted, and the less said about banging that sleazoid de luxe Peter Sarsgard (sp?) the better. That really turned me off. That beard, that bear ur chest, just ugh.
I hate Leda. Her miserable attempt to goad Nina into leaving Elena was just next level evil. First she kept the doll cause the kid was hysterical and drove Nina nuts, than she was going to give her and Will the key so that they could sneak around and eventually run away. Awful awful. And finally, evil to the very end, she didn’t go to the infirmary but let herself bleed out because, as always, her solution to any problem was leaving/running away. Oh and Nina could end up with murder changes. Screw this awful character.
I guess Colman and Buckley were fine but couldn’t stand the character’s mannerisms, especially Buckey’s. She did some facial tick which I’m not sure it was her approach to the character or just her thing but I couldn’t stand it. Trully despicable character. I don’t know who’s gonna vote for her when they have much more likable options in Chastain, Kidman, Gaga.
MGyll did a good job with direction, very atmospheric, and I wans’t bored. I really liked direction. But the story was just blah and the ending was completely abrupt. There was no build-up to Leda admitting the theft. It built up to that she would be busted. I also don’t understand why Nina’s fmaily had to be kind of threatening since nothing came out of it. It was Nina who did her in so to speak because she was (rightfully) angry. And I’m still trying to block Bearded Sleazebag’s chest. Vomit.January 24, 2022 at 11:24 am #1204746916
Gaga/Gucci haters right now:
It did not pass 150M, it’s not true, it’s bull****, it did not pass it, it did naht! Oh hai Mark!January 17, 2022 at 1:22 pm #1204734243
Why the gross keeps falling, it’s 124 now, what is happening with this site LOL, OGH also there?
It’s a typo. Someone should tell him. This is last week total:
$50.1M Domestic (37%)
$84.2M Intl (63%)
2 big mkts open this week – Korea WED and Japan FRI.
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) January 10, 2022
As you can see, BOM’s international total is 10M less than what it should be, and it’s also lower than previous week (77M).
New numbers are expected today. Long weekend always brings delays in reporting.January 14, 2022 at 5:18 am #1204726565
Best Actress Predictions: Kidman Gaga Colman Chastain Stewart/Zegler/Cruz
Anti-Hudson bias is real. Nobody cares about Cruz and her movie. She’s flopping left and right. OTOH, Hudson movie has been seen and she scored SAG and is on BAFTA Longlist unlike Cruz. But somehow, Cruz w/o any passion is ahead of her. Keep dreaming.
Also, Stewart hit GG and CC but her movie doesn’t connect with the industry (something we’ve heard about since Venice) and from now on all awards will be industry ones. Unlike Hudson movie which is industry catnip and obviously has support since she made the line up despite August release and a number of recent contenders.
Zegler, I think, is in slightly better position due to her sure-fire Picture nom but she’s upstaged by DeBose who’s taking Supporting. So, IMO, 5th is in this order:
That’s all.January 14, 2022 at 5:10 am #1204726557
Kidman is competitive to win cause her role is AMPAS catnip and her movie has enough prestige (Sorkin, Bardem, etc) to overcome negative reviews and coattail more than just her. That said, it doesn’t mean she wouldn’t win for House of Wax. You can be both – competitive to win (cause voters love historical wax figures) and a wax figure.January 14, 2022 at 5:08 am #1204726549
Clayton embarrassed himself yesterday when HoG overpeformed after he tweeted doubts about Gaga nom with SAG. But being wrong is kind of his trademark so…January 14, 2022 at 5:05 am #1204726544
Jessica Chastain is giving a perfomance of Oscar nominee profile. I mean hitting SAG, GG and CC while winning some critics awards should be enough to not question that she is kinda locked for a nomination. I personally liked the movie, but I felt like she was doing each scene to feel Oscar worthy forced. Maybe that’s just me. Also, the movie wasn’t widely seen, but she didn’t have a problem so far landing the key noms apart AACTA.
That’s Oscar bait 101. Movie made for AMPAS and acted for AMPAS. “Look at me! Oscar clip! And another! And another! Now please vote!” That’s why Oscar baits are mocked. They are too desperate. It’s hilarious to me when some call movies that aren’t baits “baits” just because they are getting awards traction. There’s a big difference. Some weird and arthouse is not a bait, nor are most tentpoles aka movies for masses. But movies like Tammy and Ricardos absolutely are. They know they are AMPAS catnip and exist solely for that reason.
Oh boy are we heading to some of the worst frontrunners of all time. (In terms of performances, not actresses. Unlike SAG voters, I know the difference)
Yeah, like an actress all you want but bad performance is bad performance. I like Kidman but don’t want her to win for this desperate bait (no less desperate than Tammy which is mocked much more around here). She should win again for something like her best work – To Die For, Moulin Rouge, The Others – not this biopic crap. I respect Leo in that regard. When Hoover didn’t pan out, and that was a desperate bait, he relaxed and we got his near win for WOWS and then win for basically an action movie. Both were blockbusters too.January 14, 2022 at 4:55 am #1204726507
It didn’t get in for stunts at SAG…
SAG’s worst omission in stunts was The Last Duel. Duel itself should have been competitive to win. Instead, crap like Black Widow, with those awful transitions between stuntwomen and actresses who didn’t do s***, somehow got in.January 14, 2022 at 4:52 am #1204726498
Also. I don’t buy Zegler getting in at all. DeBose outshines her easily.
Yep. Zegler would have to shockingly win BAFTA to be competitive to win. As it is now, she’s fighting for a nom in the shadow of a sure-fire winner from her own movie.
If you think Viola Davis marvelous performance
Stopped reading right there. Your Queen had no clothes, she only had fatsuit. And she went full Milli Vanilli. Marvelous travesty.
Chastain looked ridiculous with the makeup used on her towards the end of her film. I found it hard to look at her.
Well, that’s end of the movie. last year winner looked ridiculous from start to finish. So I guess Chastain has an uphill battle. :sarcasm:January 14, 2022 at 4:44 am #1204726484
Black Panther only got one (or was it two?) nomination(s) a few years ago at BAFTA – I wonder if Dune will have a similar fate this year?
Sorry wut? Not comparable at all. No one outside of America took that movie seriously (as in awards contender, unlike Joker that scored bucketload of Picture and above the line nominations across precursors including BAFTA). Dune is much more up BAFTA alley. It isn’t capes*** with bad CGI, it’s based on a masterpiece book that gives it credibility and Villeneuve is way more respected than Coogler. Dune is more comparable to Fury Road. Big tech player with likely Director nom.January 14, 2022 at 4:40 am #1204726472
Jared Leto is getting a razzie nomination for House of Gucci and The Little Things (and they’ll probably throw in Morbius, too) Maybe he’s this year’s Glenn Close. I guess I could see that.
Because he’s safe to drag. They won’t dare give Razzie to Zhao and Eternals. Half of that cast was bad af especially Chen, that kid actress and Jollie.January 14, 2022 at 4:37 am #1204726461
After SAG awarded the worst performance ever last year, the Lip Synchin Fatsuit, and now snubbed sublime subtlety Stewart and Thompson, is there any doubt who is going to win SAG? The appeal of prostehtic transformation in a mediocre to bad biopic is real. Not to mention that The Cheeks of Chipmunk is very likely to generate 2 noms – Actress and Make Up – which is the same as Judy. Plus there’s no actress in a frontrunner who hit all precursors to create a situation similar to last year.January 12, 2022 at 10:22 am #1204720906
I have a feeling Hudson is just a classic SAG nom that doesn’t get in at the Oscars. Yes, she got AACTA and was longlisted at BAFTA, but her performance came and went and voterers will struggle to remember her when there’s more performances out there.
Er, they just remembered her performance cause she got all those nominations while more recent ones (Haim, Zegler, Thompson, etc) missed some. Not to mention she also got SAG nom over a perceived frontrunner Stewart (whose movie had a long festival run unlike Hudson’s August release) and critics darling Cruz (who was making headlines recently for winning some trifecta awards). Anyway you slice it, that’s pretty incredible resiliance which points at industry support. Whether people want to admit or not.
The problem is that Chastain also looks like that kind of SAG nom, unless she surprises and win the award.
Chastain made GG, CC and BAFTA longlist so hardly just a SAG fluke. Her biggest obstacle is that she has a role similar to a number of nominees (historical figure, big and showy, middlebrow biopic) in particular Kidman whose movie has at least more SAG support (Bardem, Simmons) than Chastain’s, and she won a biggie (GG) and is very likely winning a sem-biggie (AACTA). So fans of biopics may divide their attention and spread the wealth or simply like one more and back her up (which could be Chastain but also Hudson or Kidman and judging by Kidman movie support, advantage is there).
I was afraid Colman would get snubbed due to the nature of her movie, but she survived and will likely get BAFTA and have international support. Stewart is not safe, but she will likely win the Critics Choice (if it does happen before the Oscar voting ends) and that will boost her chances. Also, I agree that all the attention from her snub could help her like the Michaela Coel snub at the Globes last year helped her to stay in the Emmys conversation. I’ll predict Colman, Gaga, Kidman, Stewart and Zegler, in this order, with Chastain and Hudson in 6th and 7th.
Colman isn’t a Big Performance In a Biopic so she’ll have her fans who won’t bne torn between 3-4 such contenders. That’s a good news for her.
Zegler is in no way in better position than Chastain and Hudson cause, GG win aside, DeBose upstaged her as the projected winner for WSS acting. Chastian and Hudson are their own shows. Yes, Zegler could coattail but I’m not buying that WSS underperformed due to late screener cause DeBose was unaffected. They simply liked others better.January 12, 2022 at 7:57 am #1204719506
Hudson is just “that typical SAG nomination”, just like Affleck, Bardem and possibly Blanchett and Leto too.
not really. she made BAFTA longlist with August movie. All others were recent. So it should tell you something about the industry support that she isn’t forgotten. I don’t know why so many are blind to this fact. She has the role. Her movie is accessible. She’s the earliest contender (based on her movie’s release month) yet managed to get a majot nom over recency bias (Zegler, Haim) and a perceived frointrunner (Stewart). I wouldn’t write her off as just a SAG thing.January 12, 2022 at 7:51 am #1204719420
Maybe the reports of the industry having a lukewarm reaction to Spencer are true. I think THR reported this around the time the film was making its fall festival run.
There’s no maybe. They are lukewarm, always have been. So was the general public reception. Her movie isn’t The Crown aka accessible traditional biopic. It’s highbrow and weird and lets not forget that, for all GOAT reviews that they gave her, top critics awards went with other actresses, they didn’t rally behind Stewart. So it’s bigger than industry. By all means, she should have swept top critics awards a la Lupita. Not even close.Not now