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December 9, 2019 at 1:43 pm #1203227734
Really hope Phillips misses the Oscar, the direction for Joker might be the worst aspect. Phoenix is deserving but Phillips is certainly not, there are 50 better directed films this year than Joker.December 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm #1203225314
Lupita does give a great performance in Us. I still think this could go the Ethan Hawke and Toni Collette route tho and not even get nominated for a Oscar. Let’s see how the Globes and SAG go.December 7, 2019 at 4:14 pm #1203222283
Frozen 2, not as good as the first one, but still a really enjoyable and emotional animated film. Beautiful animation, which is better than the first. And I found the soundtrack to be pretty catchy. Olaf also had some great jokes in this one.December 4, 2019 at 6:39 pm #1203217482
Underrated Films (A lot of these critically acclaimed, but not awards contenders or box office hits, they are movies I don’t hear talked about in casual conversation):
Song of the Sea
The Way Way Back
A Monster Calls
Saving Mr. Banks
I Declare War
Sorry to Bother You
The Florida Project
Lakeith Stanfield – Sorry to Bother You
Chris Pine – Into the Woods
Tom Hanks – Saving Mr. Banks
Paul Walter Hauser – I, Tonya
Julia Roberts – Wonder
Joel Courtney – Super 8December 4, 2019 at 6:29 pm #1203217478
I’m starting to worry about Bombshell. It seems like a strong contender right now, but bad reviews and a lack of precursor buzz could easily sink it. And right now it looks like at least one of those things will happen
Bombshell from early reactions seems like a film with no edge and just another Jay Roach HBO project.
It doesn’t seem to go into the fact that Megyn Kelly/Gretchen Carlson are horrible racist people. Their is a creative way to show that the sexual abusers and enablers at Fox News are evil, while also showing that Megyn Kelly is a horrible person (that still doesn’t deserve abuse). But this movie seems to just want to paint them as martyrs who stood up to the evil men at Fox News. And gloss over Megyn “Santa is white” Kelly’s terrible journalistc history.December 4, 2019 at 6:25 pm #1203217476
Then again it only showcases more for how out of touch the Oscars are
No it doesn’t, just because something is the highest grossing film of the year doesn’t mean the Academy has to nominate it. They have ignored plenty of genre blockbusters better than Endgame before: Terminator 2/Jurassic Park/Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and oh so many animated films from Fantasia to The Incredibles.
And I am all for the Academy nominating more genre films, movies like The Incredibles, Jurassic Park, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit should have been nominated. But Endgame? It is a very fun well made fan service film that serves little emotional connection to people who haven’t seen any of the other films and is going to be get lost in the sea of Marvel films in 20 years after we have had 50 more films in the MCU. And it is filled with fan service and references that nobody is going to get in the future when they haven’t seen all the films that have come before, they shove in every random character possible from the MCU in there.
Endgame is a film designed to be dated, which makes it not a very good Best Picture nominee.December 1, 2019 at 1:23 pm #1203210720
the acting races this year are looking to be very light on diversity
Yeah, I think we might get more diverse nominees come Oscar time. I could see a actor sneaking in from Parasite. I think Awkwafina as a strong shot for a Best Actress nom, and Zhao Shuzhen might get in Supporting. I think Jennifer Lopez is probably getting a Supporting nom. Sterling K. Brown is a Supporting possibility. Ervio and Woodward are a Actress possibility. Murphy might sneak into Best Actor, tho that race does look like a all white lineup.
Right now the potential winners all do look very white, which the Academy has been trying to avoid in recent years.December 1, 2019 at 7:41 am #1203210292
I imagine Adele’s record is just not finished. It would of been smart of them to release this week if it was. She is one of the few artist that still sells physical albums and that would of been a go to stocking stuffer for a lot of people. I definitely would of bought a copy for my dad for Christmas.December 1, 2019 at 7:37 am #1203210284
Something tells me Parasite might do better than with ranked voting than The Irishman, I could see both ranking high on a lot of ballots, but I could see Irishman ranking lower on some do to Netflix bias and runtime. The Academy has certainly chosen some non-traditional winners in recent years with films like Moonlight and The Shape of Water, and it is about time a Foreign Film won the Oscars for Best Picture. It is not supposed to be a English only award.
Scorsese seems like the obvious choice for director. He is overdue for a 2nd Best Director Oscar. He directed a 3 hour long epic with heavy focus on visual effects, costumes, production design, which the Academy loves. And I actually think his Marvel comments won him a lot of support with plenty of members of the Academy. And plenty already love Scorsese to begin with.November 30, 2019 at 7:31 am #1203209286
Meet Me in St. Louis on the Criterion Channel. It is a sweet little film, a little dated in some aspects, but it is a good one to start off the Holiday season with, and Judy Garland is lovely as always.November 29, 2019 at 10:33 am #1203208056
Coco is a better film than Dunkirk, Lady Bird and several of the other 2017 nominees.
Into the Spiderverse is better than Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Black Panther, and Vice. And it is not even close. You would have to have lame taste to think any of those films were remotely has good as Into the Spiderverse.
Kubo and the Two Strings and My Life as a Zucchini are both better than Hidden Figures, Hell or High Water, and Manchester by the Sea.
Song of the Sea is a better film than ever film nominated for Best Picture in 2014.November 28, 2019 at 3:12 pm #1203207314
I am going to lean towards pop music for this list at the moment, some of mine:
21 by Adele: A beautiful record. Adele’s vocals are some of the best in pop music. The songs have great lyrics that paint a tale of a emotional and devastating breakup. Rolling in the Deep is one of the most creative and unique pop singles of the decade. Someone Like You is a modern day classic ballad. One and Only, Turning, Set Fire to the Rain are all great jams, roaring vocals and catchy chorus with powerful lyrics.
Night Visions by Imagine Dragons: I want to make it very clear, this band sucks now and is producing some of the most generic music in the business. But this first album is fantastic and one of the best rock pop infused records of the decade. Dan Reynolds as soaring vocals that are great at capturing emotions. Radioactive is a song that makes you want to fight. On Top of the World just makes me feel happy. It’s Time is one of those songs you want to stand on a rooftop and belt. This is a album that showed so much promise that never came to be.
Rainbow by Kesha: I love this record. It is filled with pure emotion. Praying is one of the best tearjerker songs of the decade. Learn to Let Go is a jam. And Rainbow is my favorite song on the album, it is such a anthem.
Born to Die by Lana Del Rey: Beautiful vocals. Haunting melodies. Powerful lyrics. Video Games and Born to Die are going to go down as classic songs despite not being actual hits.
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) by Lizzo: Truth Hurts, Water Me, and Jucie are some of the best and most feel good anthems this decade has to offer. Very few artist make music as happy and fun as Lizzo that just makes you feel good. People are going to be listening to these hits for a long long time.
24k Magic by Bruno Mars: Both of his throwback records are two of the best party record of the decade. These songs are so much fun. That’s What I Like can immediately get every person in a room singing along. And Finesse is one of the best 80s throwback jams in a decade filled with 80s throwback jams.
Outside of pop records, I am very fond of the following:
My Head Is an Animal by Of Monsters and Men: In a decade with a lot of folk rock making its way into the mainstream (Mumford & Sons, Lumineers, Passenger), this is the best one. And it produced some of the best music videos to.
Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves: The best country record of the decade. Amazing lyrics.
Hozier by Hozier: I love this album. This man has one of the most beautiful voices. His songs are filled with lust, passion, and emotion.November 25, 2019 at 6:12 pm #1203203295
Saw A Beautiful Day in the <i>Neighborhood</i> today, thought it was great. Tom Hanks deserves a Supporting Actor nomination. I love how weird the film was, the dream sequence felt like something out of a horror film in a strange way. And framing the whole movie has a Mr. Rogers episode was a creative choice, and provided for a great emotional gut punch at the end.November 25, 2019 at 1:23 pm #1203202915
I saw A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, would be shocked if Tom Hanks is snubbed for Best Supporting Actor for this performance. He is charming as hell and magnetic everytime he is own screen.
I loved the film, but I don’t see it playing well in Picture/Director, I think it leans a little heavy on if you already are familiar with Mr. Rogers and love the man. I don’t know it is going to have the same emotional impact on somebody who has very little knowledge of Mr. Rogers.