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  • #32612

    Tommyfw
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    Agree with both of you. It’s very well made, and it seems like the type of movie that wins Best Picture. At least it has something to say, unlike say The Revenant. It would be crazy if it wins Best Director, though, as there’s very little style to it. Can’t believe Ruffalo and McAdams got nominations and Keaton didn’t. I found Ruffalo to be doing some weird affectation that annoyed me. I loved the scene where Keaton basically undercuts Ruffalo’s Oscar bait speech by saying “alright settle down, I’m the boss here.” McAdams doesn’t do anything special, though she does get the best scene in the movie, at the door of that priest with dementia.

    That scene and the BC High “intervention” scene were my two favorites.

    I though Revenant was a better movie visually.  Both movies were very good.  I think I liked the Revenant more than you guys.

    #32773

    Danny Duberstein
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    Watching the Blu Ray of The Martian.  Such a good interpretation of the book.  Just really well done.

    #33632

    Danny Duberstein
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    Ryan Coogler (Creed) is directing Black Panther.  Nice hire, very excited about that movie.

    #33730

    Kevin
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    I’ve never been much into the whole liberal white guilt thing. So when this whole thing with the Oscars being too white, and people boycotting them, I really don’t give a shit.

    But in the interest of finding a movie that both my wife and I could tolerate watching, i put that movie “Brooklyn” on Saturday night. I figured she could get her some love story, and I know it got a few nominations, so I could maybe stand it.

    We lasted a half hour. What a bore fest. Not sure how that could be nominated for Best Picture.

    It’s also the whitest movie ever. :lol: Creed was much better. Haven’t seen Straight Outta Compton yet, but it has to be better.

    #34063

    Tommyfw
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    Straight Outta Compton was very good.  Worth a couple hours of your time.

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    #34068

    Lebron
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    Finally caught Ex Machina.  Really enjoyed that one, probably because it was pretty straight forward and you had 3 characters.  Ironically I had caught Imitation Game the night before so was fully versed on the Turing Test.

    #34470

    Patrick Pass
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    Saw Spotlight. Very good movie despite the media are heroes agenda. Well acted. In fact I’d say I expected to see it and think it was overrated. But I didn’t. Probably the best of the five nominees I’ve seen so far (haven’t seen Brooklyn, Room or Fury Road)

    #34482

    Tommyfw
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    Concussion was pretty darn good.  When you think about the NFL ignoring science in relation to weather effects on football you see that play out in this movie as well.

    Not sure why Will Smith didn’t get a nomination for that movie. He was great.

    #34489

    Yahtzee
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    Saw Spotlight. Very good movie despite the media are heroes agenda. Well acted. In fact I’d say I expected to see it and think it was overrated. But I didn’t. Probably the best of the five nominees I’ve seen so far (haven’t seen Brooklyn, Room or Fury Road)

    Just saw it. Took me a good 10 minutes to get over Curse of the Bambino is a good book scene. Seriously.

    As a practicing Boston Catholic it was hard to watch at times; including trying to remember how I reacted at the time. I think I was fucking naive: something of this magnitude is impossible. I was wrong.

    Law should be in jail. Hank Paulson is well down the list compared to him.

    #34490

    Yahtzee
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    Concussion was pretty darn good. When you think about the NFL ignoring science in relation to weather effects on football you see that play out in this movie as well.

    Not sure why Will Smith didn’t get a nomination for that movie. He was great.

    Because he’s black?

    #34493

    Kevin
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    Wow, Straight Outta Compton is terrible! :lol:

    #34494

    Gimp
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    Respectfully disagree.  Just watched Straight Outta Compton on a flight back from France-along with Black Mass- and thought it was the better of the 2.  The only thing I didn’t care for was Paul Giamatti’s character: almost like he was playing a cliche.  Ice Cube’s playing him and the actor that played Dre were great.

    #34496

    Kevin
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    Agreed, it is better than Black Mass, which is very terrible. :lol:

    About the only time the movie good is when Cube is rapping. Unfortunately, that’s ten minutes out of 2:20. Otherwise, it is very perfunctory and low energy.

    Here’s the part where all the record guys are scared to sign them. Oh here’s the part where Suge Knight scares the hell out of everyone. Here’s the part where the doctor carefully says to Eazy that HIV can also be transmitted by heterosexual sex, too!

    #34501

    Tommyfw
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    Concussion was pretty darn good. When you think about the NFL ignoring science in relation to weather effects on football you see that play out in this movie as well. Not sure why Will Smith didn’t get a nomination for that movie. He was great.

    Because he’s black?

    Signed,

    Jada Pinkett Smith.   :lol:

    I expected that since it was a lay up but he was honestly really good in that movie.

    Kevin just made Straight Outta Compton feel trite.  How do you tell a story about something that happened in a different world when now those same things feel trite?  I thought the movie accurately portrayed what the prevailing culture of the day felt like.

    Then again I would look forward to a Fab 5 movie as well since I think that was one of those major changes in culture.

    #34522

    Danny Duberstein
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    Respectfully disagree. Just watched Straight Outta Compton on a flight back from France-along with Black Mass- and thought it was the better of the 2. The only thing I didn’t care for was Paul Giamatti’s character: almost like he was playing a cliche. Ice Cube’s playing him and the actor that played Dre were great.

    Paul Giamatti as Jewey Jewman.

    #34651

    Kevin
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    https://www.gq.com/story/the-definitive-ranking-of-all-17-coen-brothers-movies?mbid=social_twitter

    Lebowski sixth? Come on!

    Full disclosure: Raising Arizona sucks.

    #34654

    InThisTown
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    Blood Simple and Raising Arizona both ssssstink.  What terrible choices.  I mean, anyone who would rather watch them than True Grit is batty.  I’ll listen to any argument for Fargo, Lebowski, Millers, No Country for best.

     

     

    I really liked Black Mass, mostly because I had such low expectations after the reviews.

    #34672

    BSF34
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    I don’t have the hate for Raising Arizona like you guys, but #1? Uh, no.

    Wait, what?

    #34681

    Lebron
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    Haven’t seen Raising Arizona in a long time – Nathan Arizona (Huffheinz) pointing out that all the cops were at the one place where we know my boy ain’t at was good.  No Country was awesome.  I also enjoyed A Serious Man.

    #34715

    Patrick Pass
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    Anyone see Cartel Land? I saw it was nominated for Best Documentary at the Oscars and it’s on Netflix so I watched it.

    I would say it was okay at best. I found the story about the Autodefensas in Mexico interesting. But the part about the couple American crackpots in Arizona should have been left out altogether. The thing was was too long probably could have cut off a half hour at least of filler including, like I said, the entire American part.

    #34803

    Rickkyboy
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    I don’t have the hate for Raising Arizona like you guys, but #1? Uh, no.

    Same here.

    I love O’Brother but probably more so for when Durning, Root and Goodman characters are in scenes.

    #35735

    Patrick Pass
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    Saw Black Mass again. Had originally seen it in the theater. Thought it was borderline bad in the theater though not completely awful. Liked it a lot better with a second viewing for some reason. Still think its just okay. Disappointing thing is it could have been done much better. Depp was good I’ll grant that.

    #35751

    Marty Nopointe
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    I’ve seen maybe 5 of those Coen movies, the rest sound boring

    #35774

    BSF34
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    Just 21 reviews so far, but Deadpool is at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    Wait, what?

    #35798

    Doncabesa
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    Just 21 reviews so far, but Deadpool is at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    tickets bought for saturday, no kids this weekend makes that easier.  Can’t wait

    #35817

    Kingasaurus
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    Blood Simple and Raising Arizona both ssssstink. What terrible choices. I mean, anyone who would rather watch them than True Grit is batty. I’ll listen to any argument for Fargo, Lebowski, Millers, No Country for best.

    I have no argument for best, just a general opinion. Lebowski is a cultural touchstone at this point, it has to be higher than 6th.

    I seem to be in the minority in thinking that Ladykillers is underrated, and doesn’t deserve the bashing it gets. I remember he audience I saw it with laughed in all the right places and was very enthusiastic. Oh well. Maybe people viscerally rebel at Tom Hanks playing a bad guy.

    True Grit being 10th is a fucking joke. Higher.

    #35823

    Kevin
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    Saw the Amy Winehouse doc.

    It was good, but I don’t think I was supposed to laugh when after she died, they had Tony Bennett to tell us how great, great she was. :lol:

    #35973

    Danny Duberstein
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    Just 21 reviews so far, but Deadpool is at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    I’ve never taken to the character.  I’ll skip, just like Guardians and Ant Man.

    #36372

    thatsnotwhatisaid
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    Just 21 reviews so far, but Deadpool is at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    I’ve never taken to the character. I’ll skip, just like Guardians and Ant Man.

    Guardians is worth seeing whether you are attached to the characters or not.  I had no idea who any of them were going in and it was a fun watch.

    #36414

    Major Intangibles
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    And I found Ant-Man to be way more enjoyable than the Avengers-Age of Ultron.

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #36417

    Lebron
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    Enjoyed Guardians way more than I thought I would and I had no idea who they were.  Avengers is/are fucking terrible.  The stupid cutesy line exchanges among them were awful.  I liked the first Iron Man movie although Downey grates on you right quick, the Captain America movie, and the Norton Hulk movie, but when they put them all together and mix in pensive Mark Ruffalo, blech.  Expecting the Batman/Superman to be the same just from the promos.

    #36436

    Gimp
    Participant

    And I found Ant-Man to be way more enjoyable than the Avengers-Age of Ultron.

    This.  All day.  Avengers began taking itself too seriously 2 movies ago.

    Was pleasantly surprised by Ant Man.

    Had no knowledge of Guardians, still dug it.

    #36903

    Kevin
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    My memory might not be the best, but the first Zoolander movie was fucking terrible, right?

    #36906

    Danny Duberstein
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    The worst of the bunch is Iron Man 3.  Horrible.

     

    And yes, Zoolander was a steaming pile of shit.  It’s been long enough that most people forget this.

    #36919

    InThisTown
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    My memory might not be the best, but the first Zoolander movie was fucking terrible, right?

    Yes. Inexplicable love from the early 30s crowd.

    #36920

    Kevin
    Participant

    My memory might not be the best, but the first Zoolander movie was fucking terrible, right?

    Yes. Inexplicable love from the early 30s crowd.

    I didn’t even think it reached some sort of cult status, but it must have, I guess.

    And I like Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell.

    #37120

    Doncabesa
    Participant

    Just watched Bone Tomahawk with the Mrs., fantastic movie.  Slow paced as all hell, but a damn good old timey horror, gore-riffic Western.

    #37180

    Marty Nopointe
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    Zoolander was funny, won’t argue this, Will Ferrell is commonly thought of as funny because of Johnny Reilly

    #37181

    Major Intangibles
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    I’m with Marty on this. And I’m going to further assume all the really funny parts of Zoolander were penned by co-writer Drake Sather, who being dead since 2004 was unavailable to make Zoolander 2 not horrible.

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #37208

    Doncabesa
    Participant

    Deadpool was pretty damned entertaining, hopefully they keep it similar for the inevitable sequel.

    #37217

    BSF34
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    Deadpool was pretty damned entertaining, hopefully they keep it similar for the inevitable sequel.

    Saw it yesterday morning and thought the same. And a sequel has already been announced.

    Wait, what?

    #37269

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Watched Ex Machina this weekend, fantastic.  Kind of spooked me all day yesterday stuck in the house :lol:

    #38147

    Lebron
    Participant

    If you have Showtime or Amazon (thought I saw it on there) highly recommend the hour and 20 minutes spent on the Meru documentary.  Ended up watching it twice over the weekend.

    #38257

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Another thumbs up for deadpool

    #38631

    Kevin
    Participant

    Hail, Caesar: Ehh.

    Wished it had more laughs.

    #38977

    Patrick Pass
    Participant

    Saw Room, the last of the Best Picture nominees I hadn’t seen. Well made (but not Best Picture worthy) but disturbing movie. Wouldn’t surprise me if Larson won Best Actress.

    #39007

    Kevin
    Participant

    Saw Room, the last of the Best Picture nominees I hadn’t seen. Well made (but not Best Picture worthy) but disturbing movie. Wouldn’t surprise me if Larson won Best Actress.

    You made it all the way through “Brooklyn”?

    #39046

    Patrick Pass
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    Saw Room, the last of the Best Picture nominees I hadn’t seen. Well made (but not Best Picture worthy) but disturbing movie. Wouldn’t surprise me if Larson won Best Actress.

    You made it all the way through “Brooklyn”?

    I did. Boring chick flick.

    #39057

    Patrick Pass
    Participant

    Saw Deadpool last night and thought it was great.

    #39062

    Tommyfw
    Participant

    Saw Room, the last of the Best Picture nominees I hadn’t seen. Well made (but not Best Picture worthy) but disturbing movie. Wouldn’t surprise me if Larson won Best Actress.

    Completely agree.  Larson was amazing.  Source material made me queasy.

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