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September 14, 2019 at 9:51 pm #1203075647
What do people think of Queen & Slim, the trailers have been fantastic, and the cast looks great. Any buzz or word on if it is a contender.September 14, 2019 at 9:39 pm #1203075629
Ranya and the Last Dragon will win Best Animated Film. Both Pixar films, Soul and Onward will earn nominations.
West Side Story will not be nominated for Picture or Director, will get a Original Song nomination for whatever new thing they write, as well as some technical nominations like costume design, and maybe a some supporting acting nods.
Tenet and Dune will get a Best Picture nominations. Dune will sweep the technical categories.
Anne Hathaway for a Best Actress nomination for Robert Zemeckis’s The Witches. The film will also get a Best Makeup nomination.
The One and Only Ivan could surprise from Disney, source material is very critical acclaimed and heartwarming. I can at least see this getting a Best Visual Effects nomination.September 14, 2019 at 9:18 pm #1203075584
I think Frozen 2 is winning this unless it just ends up being terrible. But the trailers have been fantastic and if the songs are as good as the original film and if the film is as popular it will make for a easy winner.September 14, 2019 at 9:16 pm #1203075577
Patrick Fugit: Gave a great breakout performance in Almost Famous. Very talented young actor. Never did get many big opportunities after that performance, though he had a nice role in the little seen comedy Saved!. Has appeared in small roles in a few big films recently, with Gone Girl and First Man.
Carrie Fisher: Yes, Carrie had a huge amount of success. But drug use and mental health issues really hurt her acting career. I think she definitely had the potential to be a bigger movie star, especially in the world of comedy films.
Mark Hamill: Again a huge amount of success, especially in the world of voice acting. But Hollywood was just not interested in making him a star after Star Wars, and a lot of bad film roles led him to staring in some of the cheapest direct to video low budget stuff imaginable, especially considering he was the lead actor in the biggest franchise on the planet.
Courtney Love: Feel she could have had much better success and grew as a actress after The People vs Larry Flynt and Man on the Moon. I think issues in her personal life really kept her from her full potential.
Jamie Bell: He should have been the go to child and teen star after Billy Elliot, a truly great performance. The low budget and mostly unseen fare he starred in really kept him from his potential has a star. But maybe we are slowly seeing a comeback in this case. He was great in Rocketman this year.September 14, 2019 at 9:06 pm #1203075566
I always find these list interesting, even if I rarely agree with them, but it is always interesting to see different taste.
For me La La Land and Mad Max: Fury Road would be essential picks for the best films of the 21st century so far. The amount of critical acclaim and fan following both those films has makes them more than deserving.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy not being included also feels like a glaring omission.
Song of the Sea, The Florida Project, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Sorry to Bother You would be some of my essential picks.
Of the films on this list, the ones that would maybe make a Top 100 of the Century for me: The Incredibles, Gladiator, Paddington 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nebraska, Get Out, Spirited Away, and Boyhood.
Films I don’t like on the list: I hate Lost in Translation. I also find In the Mood for Love to be a mostly dull film.September 11, 2019 at 12:51 pm #1203069715
Under the Skin is one of the worst films I have ever seen. I would watch pretty much anything 3 times over again before having to sit through that film even once more. Boring, tedious, and ever so pretentious. I didn’t care once about what was happening on screen. And trudged through the whole film wanting to turn it off after 20 minutes. I found nothing interesting, not the acting, not the story, not the visuals. Nothing.September 11, 2019 at 12:47 pm #1203069696
I thought this was one of the worst movies I had seen this year. And I loved the first one.
The film is not scary at all, it is actually laugh out loud funny, and not on purpose. The CGI and editing is so bad. The scene of the old woman in the trailer, the reveal of that old woman is hilarious in the film, it looks so dumb. And the way they defeat It in the end is the worst conclusion I have seen to a big studio film since the Martha scene in Batman v Superman. And the film is about 40 minutes to long, so much could be trimmed and didn’t serve the story.
The cast is all good, and Bill Hader definitely gives a standout performance.
Overall, a very bad and disappointing film. 3/10.September 10, 2019 at 8:57 pm #1203068664
My current Best Picture nods:
1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Tarantino has a lot of fans, the film has good reviews, has made 310 million worldwide, and is about Hollywood)
2. The Irishman (even if this gets mediocre reviews it will probably get in, Netflix is going to spend a lot promoting this one. Scorese doing a gangster film is going to play well with a large segment of the Academy, and the cast is filled with Oscar winners)
3. Marriage Story (Netflix seems to be making a big push for this, the type of drama the Oscars like, big name cast, and stellar reviews)
4. 1917 (going with my gut feeling, Sam Mendes has done well at the Oscars before, Roger Deakins cinematography, subject matter that is going to appeal to old voters at the Academy, good trailer, same editor as Dunkirk)
5. The Farewell (one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, adds some diversity to the lineup, going to get a big push by A24 come Oscar time, the type of moving family drama the Academy likes)
6. Little Women (Greta Gerwig’s follow up to Lady Bird, material we know does well at the Oscars with three previous nominated versions, could do well at the box office around Christmas, perfect awards contender release date)
7. Parasite (might end up being regulated to foreign film, but this seems like the most critically acclaimed and talked about film of the year in the film critic/twitter community, and has been doing well at the global box office)
8. Ford v Ferrari (great early reviews, biopic story, two huge stars leading the cast, and the type of film that has the ability to get a lot of technical nominations)
9. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (I am hesitant on this one after the documentary was snubbed, Mr. Roger just might not have much meaning to non-American voters, but I can also see this being a box office hit crowd pleaser and doing well with old voters, big star in the lead role, heartwarming subject material, solid reviews out of TIFF)
10. Joker (Won the Golden Lion, is probaley going to make a ton of money at the box office, I am hesitant because genre films like this can have a uphill battle, the darkness of it may turn people off, and the RT score has fallen a lot, down to 78 percent at the time of me typing this)
Other Possibilities: I really hope JoJo Rabbit is great but it seems to be to divisive. Waves could be this years Moonlight. Don’t think three Netflix films are happening with The Two Popes.September 10, 2019 at 8:31 pm #1203068627
After seeing The Farewell, I think Awkwafina is getting in. She gives a great performance. She has a lot of great emotional scenes that show off her acting chops. She is one of Hollywood’s biggest rising stars landing parts in tons of upcoming franchises. And the film is one of the most critically acclaimed of the year.
Also not sold on Theron, it definitely is a Oscar baity role. But Bombshell had a terrible trailer, and a terrible title. I don’t have much faith in the product. Plus are people really going to be that impressed with a Megyn Kelly impersonation, especially from a actress as talented as Theron, well I guess I could imagine the old voters being impressed with that.September 10, 2019 at 8:23 pm #1203068620
What do people make of Knives Out chances, I see some of the experts putting it in their predictions.
I am looking forward to the film, but the film gives off the vibe from the trailers of the type of critically acclaimed comedy that want be Oscar contender. Giving me the vibes of a Edgar Wright film like Baby Driver or Shaun of the Dead. Doesn’t necessarily seem like a awards film, but then again, that cast as some heavy hitters.May 1, 2019 at 7:14 pm #1202876346
As a animation fan, Brave winning Best Animated film over ParaNorman and Wreck-It Ralph is a frustrating win and felt like Pixar bias.
I love Ex Machina, but it winning Best Visual Effects over Mad Max: Fury Road is ridiculous.
A lot of Best Picture winners are disappointing, but Argo feels like a particularly uninteresting choice. It is not even a bad film, just a pretty standard well-edited thriller. It’s perfectly good. I don’t see the Best Picture aspects to it at all. Would have given it to pretty much any of the other nominees.May 1, 2019 at 7:09 pm #1202876336
In an alternate universe, “Endgame” would be a Best Picture contender. There are a lot of “Oscar bait” scenes. Not in the traditional sense. But some of the characters get big dramatic scenes that are emotionally satisfying to the story. Especially Jeremy Renner. And if 2019 proves to be weak, then I don’t see why this ensemble wouldn’t make it into SAG. Literally every actor in Hollywood has a part in the MCU! Unfortunately there is STILL a bias against MARVEL. Even with strong reviews, record breaking box office, and established names starring in iconic roles.
I think the main problem with a film like this as a Best Picture nominee is that unless you are a big Marvel fan, then it is just fundamentally not going to be a great movie for you. Filled with too many cameos, references, and callbacks that are not going to have a emotional impact unless your a fan. I think this is a very good film, but it is also fan service the movie, well done fan service, but still fan service. Not really Best Picture material.
I don’t really expect Oscar voters who aren’t fans of the franchise or who have seen the films once to vote for Endgame for Best Picture or not at all, because to them it is just going to be a ok film.April 28, 2019 at 9:40 am #1202870455
If I had to nominate anybody for a Oscar for this movie it would be Hemsworth for Supporting Actor. I think he just fully embodies Thor and escapes into the role.
Downey I could see, though I think he is much better in the first Iron Man in 2008 than he is in this. Evans has never gave a great performance as Captain America to me, he is fine, but nothing close to award worthy.April 27, 2019 at 7:32 pm #1202869727
Saw it today, thought it was very good. A strong 8/10, easily the best out of The Avengers movies. Performances were very good, Hemsworth was a standout for me. A lot of nice jokes, and some very epic battle sequences and good emotional beats.
Could see this getting nominations for Visual Effects, the sound categories, or Makeup with the expanded nominees (Nebula, Gamora, Thor all very well done).
I can’t imagine this getting a Best Picture nod even with its record breaking box office. The film is heavy on fan service and will not have the emotional impact for viewers who aren’t familiar with most MCU films. There are plenty of random cameos and references, and you need to have seen movies like Doctor Strange and Ant-Man to get the full enjoyment of the film. And sometimes it is too much with how much they reference and call back.April 17, 2019 at 11:09 am #1202856788
I would attribute World War 2 to this, in combination with the strict Hayes Code. There were certainly classics from this era, but I think a combination of the War and Hayes Code make this the decade with the least films I love.
I was born in the 90s so I have some bias but I think this is a great decade for film for a number of reasons.
– As a lover of animation, the Disney Renaissance was in full swing with classics like The Lion King, Mulan, and Beauty and the Beast. Pixar emerged and made two gems with Toy Story and Toy Story 2. And stop-motion found a big presence than ever with The Nightmare Before Christmas
– Hollywood hadn’t been completely taken over by the need for sequels/reboots/prequels quite yet. So there were lots of great big budget films being made like Titanic, The Matrix, Total Recall, Jurassic Park, Men in Black and Independence Day that really broke new ground in visual effects and blockbuster filmmaking
– The success of Pulp Fiction definitely put a spotlight on independent filmmaking that decade, and directors like Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Richard Linklater, and Wes Anderson really started to emerge and thrive this decade
But depending on my mood I could totally change this answer. The 90s was a terrible decade for the live-action musical and horror films, two genres I love. And there are so many great films in every decade.