Let's Talk Movies! #21...Oscar Bait, Christmas Movies, "Bad" Movies You Loved......)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Nov 26, 2012.

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Which Of These New Movies Interest You? (Vote For As Many As You Like)

  1. December 7 – Deadfall (Crime drama with Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde)

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. December 14 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Fantasy with Ian McKellen...)

    46 vote(s)
    58.2%
  3. December 19 - The Guilt Trip (Comedy with Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott and Colin Hanks)

    9 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. December 19 - Monsters, Inc. 3D (Animated with John Goodman, Billy Crystal, etc.)

    8 vote(s)
    10.1%
  5. December 19 - Zero Dark Thirty (Action with Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, etc.)

    17 vote(s)
    21.5%
  6. December 21 - This Is 40 (Comedy with Paul Rudd, Melissa McCarthy and John Lithgow)

    10 vote(s)
    12.7%
  7. December 21 - The Impossible (Action with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor)

    12 vote(s)
    15.2%
  8. December 25 - Django Unchained (Western with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz)

    23 vote(s)
    29.1%
  9. December 25 - Les Misérables (Musical with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway)

    62 vote(s)
    78.5%
  10. December 28 - Promised Land (Drama with Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Frances McDormand)

    11 vote(s)
    13.9%
  11. February 8 - Identity Thief (Comedy with Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy and Jon Favreau)

    10 vote(s)
    12.7%
  12. February 14 - A Good Day to Die Hard (Action with Bruce Willis and Cole Hauser)

    9 vote(s)
    11.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    Silver lining was a very predictable story, but I enjoyed the movie. It was well done. I don't see it as a Best picture Oscar contender, however.
  2. martian_girl

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    The AFI Top Ten:

    Zero Dark Thirty
    Lincoln
    Argo
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Django Unchained
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Les Miserables
    Life of Pi
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Silver Linings Playbook
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    I saw 'Hitchcock' this past weekend. I had heard so no great things, but I enjoyed it. Nice entertaining movie -interesting story about the making of Psycho and Hitchcock's relationship with his wife - a nice marriage in Hollywood. Everyone was very good, especially Mirren. Janet Leigh came across like a really sweet person. It took me awhile to recognize Toni Collette. The meetings Hitchcock had with the ratings board were amusing - things sure have changed.
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  4. Vash01

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    Hitchcock and many of those listed by martian-girl are on my 'to see' list. This is such a great time of the year!
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  5. Alixana

    Alixana recovering Oly-holic

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    Imo, it was a fairly realistic portrayal of a person with bi-polar disorder up till one specific scene.
    where Bradley Cooper realizes that Jennifer Lawrence wrote the letter that supposedly came from his estranged wife
    I liked the movie overall but was disappointed that they caved and turned the last 20 minutes into a rom com.
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  6. Sofia Alexandra

    Sofia Alexandra Well-Known Member

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    In exactly 24 hours I'll be sitting in a movie theatre, the lights will dim, a hush will fall - and The Hobbit will begin.
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  7. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    My guess is that the house will be packed...and there may be a peep or two in the midst of that hush! :lol:
  8. Vash01

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    Yesterday I found out that Hobbit is going to be a trilogy, and not just one movie. I am not thrilled about this. I hate having to wait for 3 installments of a story. I was not crazy about the LOTR trilogy either.
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  9. topaz

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    I saw Lincoln this weekend. Incredibly good movie.

    I saw Skyfall a few weeks ago and loved it. Daniel Craig is just wonderful as Bond. He's made the role his own. He's a different kind of Bond, the most physical Bond ever, imo.
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  10. Vash01

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    If Skyfall gets a Best picture Oscar nomination, will it be the first ever for a James Bond movie?
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    Will this make me cry?
  12. orbitz

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    Les Mis is running 74% approval currently on rottentomatoes. Among the criticisms are that there are too many close-ups of the actors and too many of the shots are the same. There's almost universal praise for Anne's 3 minutes one-take rendition of IDAD. Most likely an Oscar winning performance for her.
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    I just scored some tickets to the preview of Cirque du Soliel: Worlds Away on Saturday morning. I'm putting aside the fact that it's a James Cameron production ... and concentrating on the fact that it's Cirque.
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  15. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Maybe. But NOTHING like Terms of Endearment!!!
  16. martian_girl

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    The Critics Choice Awards announced their nominations:

    BEST PICTURE
    "Argo"
    "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
    "Django Unchained"
    "Les Misérables"
    "Life of Pi"
    "Lincoln"
    "The Master"
    "Moonrise Kingdom"
    "Silver Linings Playbook"
    "Zero Dark Thirty"

    ACTOR
    Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
    John Hawkes – “The Sessions”
    Hugh Jackman – “Les Misérables”
    Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”
    Denzel Washington – “Flight”


    ACTRESS
    Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”
    Marion Cotillard – “Rust and Bone”
    Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour”
    Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
    Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Alan Arkin – “Argo”
    Javier Bardem – “Skyfall”
    Robert De Niro – “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”
    Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”
    Matthew McConaughey – “Magic Mike”


    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Amy Adams – “The Master”
    Judi Dench – “Skyfall”
    Ann Dowd – “Compliance”
    Sally Field – “Lincoln”
    Anne Hathaway – “Les Misérables”
    Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”

    I wasn't really excited for this one, but the trailer looks awesome! :eek:
  17. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Okay, so last week, I didn't think ANY of the trailers for the smaller movies looked any good. This week...they ALL do! :lol: The first three are going on my To See list. :)

    December 14 Any Day Now (Drama with Alan Cumming and Frances Fisher)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ghwGOuuNy0

    December 14 Let Fury Have The Hour (Documentary. From imdb.com: “A documentary that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define our culture in the 1980s.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWleS2KfRY0

    December 10 The Loving Story (Documentary. From imdb.com: “A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h62ZBiHNJoM

    December 14 The Girl (Drama with Sienna Miller, Toby Jones and Imelda Staunton)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4ALGg1gzFc

    December 14 Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (Documentary. From imdb.com: “When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGFDWTC8B8g
  18. VIETgrlTerifa

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    Glad to see Ang Lee and the Life of Pi getting some recognition.
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  19. Sofia Alexandra

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    I have now seen The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey, and I have two words for y'all: Thorin Oakenshield. :swoon: :smokin: :swoon: :grope: :swoon: Didn't expect to find myself wanting to throw myself at one of the dwarves, but there you go. :eek:
  20. Vash01

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    From what I read, this 'dwarf' is a 6ft 2 in. hulk in real life. :)
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    I like it that they have 6 spots in each acting category. The Oscars should do the same. Too many great performances just miss the cut.

    I agree with most of these nominations, although I have not seen The master and Les Mis and a few others.
  22. VIETgrlTerifa

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    You should check out the BBC miniseries North and South based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel. He's excellent in that.
  23. Vash01

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    I love these categories in the Critics Choice awards. Can James Bond/Daniel Craig win this one? I think the female award will go to Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger games) even though Judi Dench was excellent in Skyfall.

    ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
    Christian Bale – “The Dark Knight Rises”
    Daniel Craig – “Skyfall”
    Robert Downey Jr. – “The Avengers”
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “Looper”
    Jake Gyllenhaal – “End of Watch”


    ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
    Emily Blunt – “Looper”
    Gina Carano – “Haywire”
    Judi Dench – “Skyfall”
    Anne Hathaway – “The Dark Knight Rises”
    Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games”
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    So what awards that are not the Oscars carry the most weight with Oscar voters? I'm always curious about the Bafta's but then I'm not an Oscar voter (oh but I wish I was!)
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  25. orbitz

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    The Actor Guiles Award probably carries the most weight outside of the Oscar in the U.S., since the winners are determined by their peers.
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  26. Vash01

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    I think you mean the SAG awards (Screen Actors' Guild)........... they carry weight for the acting awards, obviously. They have the best ensemble award, instead of best picture. In the past the SAG awards had been very good predictors of the Oscars. Now a little less, but still pretty good.

    I think the Golden Globes have been pretty good predictors of Oscars in the last 3-4 years. Prior to that, sometimes the GG award winners were a big surprise (e.g. Jim Carey). They don't carry as much weight as the SAG for the actors, I think, but they still are respected, as any award would be. They are also widely watched (on major networks in the USA) which is another advantage for the nominees and the winners.

    IMHO the BAFTA does not carry a lot of weight with the Oscar voters because the BAFTAs are heavily tilted toward British actors and movies- just my impression.
  27. VIETgrlTerifa

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    Guild Awards (like actor's guilds, producer's guilds, director's guild, etc.) carry more weight than Critic circles or organizations.

    Other award shows like the Golden Globes and BAFTAs tend to have a lot of correlation as well.
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    He's kinda scary lookin'!

    I think you're right, but Haywire was a pretty good movie. :)

    There was talk about Jim Carrey being nominated for an Academy Award before, most notably for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. And maybe for Man on the Moon and The Truman Show as well? I thought he was quite good in "I Love You Phillip Morris" as well.

    By the way, I see at imdb.com that in 2014, we will be seeing Carrey in "Dumb and Dumber To". :lol:
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    Back off, he's mine!

    I've been drooling over Richard Armitage since Cold Feet, but it was his his leather-trouser-wearing Guy of Gisbourne and his dark-and-brooding-is-he-or-isn't-he-a-double-agent in Spooks that put me over the top.

    Can't say his look in The Hobbit is my favourite ... but I'm not complaining.
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    ummm I just watched some Les Miz teasers...Russel Crow is HORRIBLE. Like...REALLY BAD. I think he is going to ruin the movie. I don't understand why he is in the movie...
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    I wonder if Hugh Jackman lobbied for him since they're pretty good friends. Wish Alan Rickman was in the role instead.
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    That's not a point of reference for me, I didn't care for TofE at all.
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    "Give my daughter the shot!!!!!!!!" *jumps up and down frantically while awaiting my overdue Oscar*.
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    http://www.goldenglobes.org/2012/12/nominations-2013/

    "Lincoln" and "Les Miz" top Golden Globe nominations.

    Surprise love for "Salmon Fishing in Yemen" and another supporting actress nod for Nicole Kidman in the other-wise critically drubbed "The Paperboy." (She scored a SAG nomination earlier this week.)

    This is the most support for "Django Unchained" we've see as well. The review are love-it-or-hate-it apparently.
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  38. PeterG

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    Oh. My. God. This scene just slays me....

    And if you haven't reached for a hankie yet, how about Emma's goodbye scene?

    :wuzrobbed

    Well...a heart of stone is better than heart-less, no? ;)
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    Saw Salmon Fishing in the Yemen via Netflix recently; fastest cure for my insomnia I have ever had. Was stunned at how boring it was.
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  40. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I just noticed that The Hobbit hasn't gotten any award notices. Are the critics lukewarm about it?