Oscars Tonight

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Oscars Tonight

Postby Dr Markus » 04 Mar 2018, 16:14

Anyone give a shit? I stopped caring along time ago. I think the expected lecturing from actors and directors will turn people off.
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Re: Oscars Tonight

Postby Pansy Puff » 04 Mar 2018, 16:18

Anyone else singing the thread title?
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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 04 Mar 2018, 17:30

Dr Markus wrote:Anyone give a shit? I stopped caring along time ago. I think the expected lecturing from actors and directors will turn people off.


I don’t give much of a shit because most of the movies are bad. If anything, the fact that artists might use the occasion to speak up is one of the few aspects of the evening I AM interested in.
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Re: Oscars Tonight

Postby PENK » 05 Mar 2018, 08:32

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:I don’t give much of a shit because most of the movies are bad.


You think?

I think Del Toro is a hack but otherwise the one ’Best Picture’ nominee I’ve seen (Dunkirk) was excellent and the rest all look at least interesting (maybe not the Churchill one). It looked the strongest selection in years.
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Re: Oscars Tonight

Postby CAN » 05 Mar 2018, 09:51

PENK wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:I don’t give much of a shit because most of the movies are bad.


You think?

I think Del Toro is a hack but otherwise the one ’Best Picture’ nominee I’ve seen (Dunkirk) was excellent and the rest all look at least interesting (maybe not the Churchill one). It looked the strongest selection in years.


Yeah, that's what I thought too. Lots of very fine films.

I understand how important it is for actors to make their position known and to be seen to be part of this movement, but by fuck it's not in the least entertaining. And I always watched the Oscars (red carpet and all) for the enjoyment.
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Re: Oscars Tonight

Postby Goat Boy » 05 Mar 2018, 10:10

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PENK wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:I don’t give much of a shit because most of the movies are bad.


You think?

I think Del Toro is a hack but otherwise the one ’Best Picture’ nominee I’ve seen (Dunkirk) was excellent and the rest all look at least interesting (maybe not the Churchill one). It looked the strongest selection in years.


Yeah, that's what I thought too. Lots of very fine films.

I understand how important it is for actors to make their position known and to be seen to be part of this movement, but by fuck it's not in the least entertaining. And I always watched the Oscars (red carpet and all) for the enjoyment.


Yeah, it's tedious.

I've only seen Get Out, Dunkirk and Three Billboards but two of them are very good indeed. Judging by the reviews Call Me By My Name, Lady Bird and Phantom Thread are worth checking out too. I'm less fussed about Spielberg and Del Toro
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Postby PresMuffley » 05 Mar 2018, 11:54

The only film nominated that I tried to watch was Get Out. Didn't make it half-way through as it seemed ridiculously obvious and OTT. Pretty much the entire cast was annoying.

I'm all for satire, social commentary, etc., but this was a rather weak attempt in my view.
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Postby Dr Markus » 05 Mar 2018, 12:26

No great surprises really. Read a review of it from the BBC. Suggested it went well, and Emma stone kinda bombed when mentioning there was only one woman nominated for best director.
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Re: Oscars Tonight

Postby algroth » 05 Mar 2018, 14:08

Yeah, another vote in favour of this year's selection and, to be honest, the selection of most of the past few years as well. As far as I'm concerned the Oscars haven't been in this strong a streak since the 70s, and it makes the whole whingening around the awards ring fairly hollow to my ears. But granted, they could do with far less preaching at the actual ceremony.

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Re: Oscars Tonight

Postby Dr Markus » 05 Mar 2018, 14:28

It shows like it was a tame affair this year.
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Re: Oscars Tonight

Postby the gorton gollum » 05 Mar 2018, 23:03

Imagine how livid you’d be if you died and then popped up in a montage with musical accompaniment from Eddie fucking Vedder. Thanks a bunch.
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Postby algroth » 05 Mar 2018, 23:16

nev gash wrote:Imagine how livid you’d be if you died and then popped up in a montage with musical accompaniment from Eddie fucking Vedder. Thanks a bunch.


Beats Lady Gaga or Celine Dion at least. :lol:

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Re: Oscars Tonight

Postby Dr Markus » 06 Mar 2018, 13:02

At least there was some laughs.

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Re: Oscars Tonight

Postby Jeemo » 06 Mar 2018, 13:19

I'm glad Markus wasn't interested otherwise I'd never know what happened.
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