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  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    It's great when people resonate with a film from the heart. I have that with The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

    I had never heard of that one, but looking at the synopsis on IMDb, I may consider watching it.

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    I am in the camp of those who did not like EEAAO. Nor am I a fan of MY. My dislike of the film has nothing to do with MY. She was fine, but she is not an actor I look forward to seeing. For me the brief clip shown several times featuring mother and daughter at the end of the film is the film. Do I recognize it's quite different from the usual kinds of films nominated for best picture? Sure. But being different doesn't convince me it's a great film that will stand the test of time. A great film is one I'll come back to from time to time. This is not that. It seemed like another interminable DC or Marvel offshoot that has saturated cinema for the past several years. I recognize EEAAO has its fans, and that's fine. For me, it didn't work and it didn't have anything to say that I haven't heard before. Even though I don't like the film, I respect the talent of the artists who created and worked on the film. And I certainly do not question the depth of emotion shown by those who won awards.
  • edited March 2023 Posts: 7,506
    I quite liked EEAAO, although it does suffer from what I call the "ADHD syndrom" in modern movies. (I am 30, not 60, just to clarify :P ) As good and original as the film is, I feel like this Oscar rush is a little overdone. I suppose it is a classic example of trend being a deciding factor in the Oscars. Although some of it’s awards are justified, others are a little bizarre. Editing for example. SUPERFAST and A LOOOT OF editing is not the same as good editing. It seems a little lazy to give so many categories to two films when it logically should be more evenly distributed.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Many of the winners were humble and genuine people which was good to see.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    I haven’t this year’s winner, though I’m happy for Michelle Yeoh. I will watch it at some point, I’m sure.

    Glad that Im Westen nichts Neues received four Oscars, one of the best new films I’ve seen in many years.
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    Many of the winners were humble and genuine people which was good to see.

    I was thinking the same thing. Too often the actors especially come off as embarrassing narcissists, but I don't feel that was the case with this year's winners.

    Fifteen years ago Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh were starring in the mediocre THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR. Now they're this year's Best Actor and Actress. That's pretty wild.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Many of the winners were humble and genuine people which was good to see.

    I was thinking the same thing. Too often the actors especially come off as embarrassing narcissists, but I don't feel that was the case with this year's winners.

    Fifteen years ago Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh were starring in the mediocre THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR. Now they're this year's Best Actor and Actress. That's pretty wild.

    Yep, everyone can grow as artists, as well as people. All in all, fair winners for all. I’m slightly sad that The Batman didn’t win anything, let alone be nominated for Best Cinematography and Music.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I haven't yet seen Whale. Do I hear "recommend" from the room?
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    It's great when people resonate with a film from the heart. I have that with The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

    I had never heard of that one, but looking at the synopsis on IMDb, I may consider watching it.

    @j_w_pepper , it's a film I think every teacher ought to see.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    I now watched EEAAO last night. While I don't think it will ever be among my top ten or maybe even top fifty movies, I enjoyed its absurdity and craziness, and for a change this is a film that actually demands that kind of super-quick editing and is greatly enhanced by it (unlike...well, you know). The actors were all great and I agree that Stephanie Hsu would also have been worthy of the award that Jamie Lee Curtis received.

    However, I suppose that the Academy was afraid that awarding yet another Asian-heritage actor might be seen as caused by an overdose of political correctness, which would possibly lead to a devaluation of Yeoh's and Quan's Oscars in the eyes of parts of the public. Anyway, I don't have a problem with Jamie Lee being the winner.
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »

    I suppose that the Academy was afraid that awarding yet another Asian-heritage actor might be seen as caused by an overdose of political correctness, which would possibly lead to a devaluation of Yeoh's and Quan's Oscars in the eyes of parts of the public.

    JLC's win was probably more sentimental than fear of voting for too many Asians. I hated the film, but for me SH was the film's best performance.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    Asian actors have been routinely overlooked by Hollywood, so this year was a refreshing change.

    And who doesn't love Ke Huy Quan from The Temple of Doom and The Goonies? That was the comeback story of the year.
  • I have to say this was a genuinely enjoyable Oscar ceremony for a change. Strong field of contenders, and such heartfelt winners who love their craft. Two big moments stood out for me:
    1. One Bond girl presenting the Best Actress Oscar to another Bond girl
    2. Ke Huy Quan sharing the stage with Harrison Ford during the Best Picture win (what a journey for Mr. Quan!)
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    I'm late to this thread, but Everything Everywhere All at Once ended Lawrence of Arabia's decade-long run as my favourite film of all time. They both ultimately won 7 Oscars including Best Picture, and both deserved it. In an ordinary year it would have been really great to see Tár and Babylon and The Fabelmans win at least one statuette apiece...but those films had the misfortune of coming out in the same year as Everything Everywhere All at Once.
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    Got myself to see All Quiet on the Western Front. Very disappointing. It's well made but at the end of the day a very generic war movie of which we have seen many before. How it won for best original score I have no idea.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    jobo wrote: »
    Got myself to see All Quiet on the Western Front. Very disappointing. It's well made but at the end of the day a very generic war movie of which we have seen many before. How it won for best original score I have no idea.

    Personally I thought it was phenomenal, both the film and the score. But to each his/her own of course :)
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    All righty, the Oscars are tonight, and still nobody has posted about the nominations (my best guess : Oppenheimer will do a razzia). So, like each year, here are the nominees for best song :



    Nice latino vibe here.



    Didn't know Ryan Gosling could sing. That would be my favourite this year.



    Nice song.



    I don't think this one has a chance to win.



    Okay, this is Billie Eilish, and that Bond fan would like to see her win a second Oscar. But of the two songs nominated for Barbie, I still think the one with the better chances is Ryan Gosling's.

    And now, on to the discussion. Keep it civil, folks !
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Moost inportent/exited and only 2023 movie i already collect on Bluray in same year is Mario.
    Second movie i Whas looking forward the moost making mess of Bluray release and then later change title, Mi7. 3th movie: Transformers 7.

    Best promotion of 2023 movie: Oppenheimer
    2. Mario Movie
    3. Barbie

    Best at Dutch Boxoffice: Oppenheimer ($22,233,207)
    2. Barbie ($21,733,606)
    3. Mario Movie ($20,018,566)
    Very close to last three Bond movies.

    Biggest Suprise at Dutch Boxoffice: Wonka. So far $15,103,471
    2. Killers of the Flower Moon ( $3,650,706). Shame this will possible not get Bluray (or dvd) release.
    3. The Little Mermaid. It makes $6,004,439 (More then Fast X), but with negatief talking i expect it wil flop and even promotion was better then i have seen in years from Disney and that footage that i have seen looks very good.
    4. Barbie. The trailers look bad.
    5. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Not consider it as flop, but i expect more then the $2,313,449. Inspecialy after Bumble Bee bring back some people.

    Worse choose in making Bluray: Universal with the Fabelmans. Not believing in movie because there not release movie by them selfs but Dutch studio with as result it be biggest movie flop at Dutch Boxoffice (under 550.000) and Bluray /DVD with no extra's (whyle we stil should be thankful that there be Bluray). Whyle it is Steven Spielberg and movie by him and about him.
    2. Paramount: Mi7. No bonus disc and making difrent first disc removing isolated score whyle there are discs with Dutch subs. We can't blame boxoffice because movie did it better then Fallout. Should we blame Boxoffice numbers of Transformers 7 and Babylon. Or are there thinking we going to release 2 Disc or even better edition around release of Mi8. With title change we mabey should be thankfull afterwards and give them option to make release with more extra's.
    3. Paramount: Babylon. No bonus disc.

    Best movie news of 2023: Sony making a litle return in releasing movies on Bluray (Dvd, 4K) again after 2 years. Iam saying little, because the deal there making works only for some part of titles. There is stil a problems with titles where should use Vs, Uk, German or French discs for Dutch subs. This problem turn in simalar misleading as Disney die with some tv series or half misleading (what Disney did a lot too and Warner & Paramount sometimes doing too.).
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I may watch the Oscars tonight, its been a while since I sat through the ceremony though hoping Nolan does well. I will try to watch Poor things before the show starts, just noticed it is on Disney+, I am a fan of Emma stone, Emma is one of the more grounded and likable actresses i hope she wins also..
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    I don’t watch award ceremonies, but I think its clear Oppenheimer will be a lock to win the heavy duty hardware (best supporting actor, best actor, best director, best picture, best adapted screenplay, possibly best cinematography, best film editing).

    I personally thought Killers of the Flower Moon deserves best adapted screenplay (I think it wasn’t even nominated which was a way of clearing the decks for Oppenheimer (one was clearly a better script than the other IMO)), it also has the better direction, and it was also the far superior best picture (IMO).

    I love Emma Stone, but Lily Gladstone was marvellous. Everything about her performance was so subtle, but extremely powerful. She was a true gem in a film that boasted heavy hitters.

    Downey Jr was by far the best thing in Oppenheimer and deserves the trophy for best supporting.

    I will think it’s a robbery if KOTFM doesn’t win at least actress, costume (rich and gorgeous), production design (eye popping), I wish editing too, but that likely won’t happen…


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    Hm, I liked Oppenheimer a lot, but there is no way I think it deserves to sweep the Oscars like it's rumored to do.

    I think it deserves best original score, best supporting actor (Downey Jr) and maybe best cinematography, but I would stop there. For the other categories it's rumored to win, I think Poor Things was the best film, KOTFM should win best direction and I think Bradley Cooper should win best actor for his performance in Maestro.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    The Oscars for the first 40 minutes has been entertaining, no real surprises regarding the winners so far.

    Barbara Broccoli got a shout out.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    American Fiction wins best adapted screenplay...
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    American Fiction wins best adapted screenplay...

    Wow ! Awesome 👏🏻! Didn’t see that one coming at all!
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Arnie, Devito and Keaton moment then was gold.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Minus One wins get in, best visual effects.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    RDJ and Editing gone to Oppenheimer so gaining traction.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    .... but did Godzilla actually show up to accept this trophy?! :))
    All kidding aside, I'm over the moon about this win. So much so that I'm going to blast the Godzilla Theme in a few minutes!
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Oppenheimer best cinematography....
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I'm Just Ken with Slash was a major highlight.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Oppenheimer best score.
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