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    Ezee, what are your predictions this year for the...

    Ezee, what are your predictions this year for the major categories?
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    Poll: Voted yay but I'm kinda ambivalent. The...

    Voted yay but I'm kinda ambivalent.

    The romance storyline was cliche and flat, the stuff with the hand was good but was also (weirdly?) staged like a suspense thriller.

    I did enjoy the...
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    Poll: You guys are nuts. This was extraordinary.

    You guys are nuts. This was extraordinary.
  4. Thread: Top 10 of 2019

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    1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2. Portrait of...

    1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
    3. The Nightingale
    4. Marriage Story
    5. One Cut of the Dead
    6. Dragged Across Concrete
    7. 1917
    8. The Report
    9. Dolemite is My...
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    Because a single price, open to everyone, sorta...

    Because a single price, open to everyone, sorta matches my idealism. I think that model is very democratic, very "American." If the Queen of England and I show up in the ticket buyers line, we're...
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    Go in blind and just read this entire thread....

    Go in blind and just read this entire thread. It's a helluva great story.

    https://twitter.com/jbenton/status/1218362598309212160
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    Said it before, but: Stadium and reserved seating...

    Said it before, but: Stadium and reserved seating are the death of the movie-going experience.

    (And it won't be long before one chain or another decides to charge more for the popular seats,...
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    The trick is giving limited actors as few lines...

    The trick is giving limited actors as few lines as possible. cf: Keanu in "Speed" and "The Matrix."
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    Inspired by the "Unpopular Opinions" thread, this...

    Inspired by the "Unpopular Opinions" thread, this from twitter:

    "Games and narrative storytelling are fundamentally incompatible - the defining feature of video games as a medium, their...
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    The Rock's dad died ...

    The Rock's dad died

    https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2020-01-16/rocky-johnson-pro-wrestler-the-rock-dead
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    I was extremely surprised that Dis+ didn't have...

    I was extremely surprised that Dis+ didn't have anything ready to go more than this show --- the bulk of the new MCU stuff won't be released until later this year (& some not until 2021)
  12. Thread: Dracula

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    I bailed on the show earlier than most, but even...

    I bailed on the show earlier than most, but even the hardcore fans turned on that show. There were quite a few angry tumblr posts & I once saw a 90+ minute youtube vid detailing the many ways Moffat...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1WJqKWqUHQ ^...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1WJqKWqUHQ

    ^ Double anyway, I like it when people take hard and fast stances on old bands. I grinned when I read trans' post.
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    I've been so depressed lately that listening to...

    I've been so depressed lately that listening to Joy Division cheers me up. (wait what thread is this again ...?)

    Anyway I will always love Queen because of this gloriously cheesy shit.
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    Poll: Part of my confusion came from the initial scenes...

    Part of my confusion came from the initial scenes with Amy. I didn't understand why her sisters left her at home and I didn't understand why she takes such nasty revenge on Jo --- because it's not...
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    I woulda given it a chance but the show is run by...

    I woulda given it a chance but the show is run by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, two of the worst writer-producers on television.
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    Poll: Ugh. I might have liked this a little more if I...

    Ugh. I might have liked this a little more if I hadn't already seen "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" and "The Nightingale," both of which were period pieces about the lives of women, also written and...
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    bumping this because Duke...

    bumping this because Duke :D
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    Duke the goal is to nominate good films, not more...

    Duke the goal is to nominate good films, not more mediocre and bad ones :p
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    btw, I bitched earlier in the thread about...

    btw, I bitched earlier in the thread about distribution & people not able to see Oscar nominated movies before awards night.

    Here's a good list of where some stuff streams, including documentary...
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    Awkwafina all the way. I think the industry could...

    Awkwafina all the way. I think the industry could use a few surprises.

    I resent Scarjo's noms because she's a mediocre actress and this level of recognition makes it harder to make the case.
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    Lemme put it this way: It's the "Bye Bye Man" of...

    Lemme put it this way: It's the "Bye Bye Man" of mainstream studio films
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    Yes! Meant to say nominated (thanks for catching...

    Yes! Meant to say nominated (thanks for catching that)

    The list I saw was:

    "It Happened One Night" (1934)
    "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937)
    "Hamlet" (1948)
    "Marty" (1955)
    "Tom Jones" (1963)...
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    Also, shoulda mentioned: I'm pissed "Portrait of...

    Also, shoulda mentioned: I'm pissed "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" got shut out because France chose "Les Miserables" over it.
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