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by spivey
10 Mar 2014, 13:36
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: Palme d'Or winners: How many have you seen?
Replies: 23
Views: 27262

Re: Palme d'Or winners: How many have you seen?

sldawgs wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:Wow. I never realized exactly how pretentious the Palme d'Or voters were.
Well, they are French.
I was wondering how long that was gonna take. ;)
by spivey
10 Mar 2014, 10:46
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: Palme d'Or winners: How many have you seen?
Replies: 23
Views: 27262

Palme d'Or winners: How many have you seen?

Inspired by the Oscars Best Picture Nominees: How many have you seen? thread. Can't believe I'm doing this as I've seen so few, but here goes.

For reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palme_d'Or#Award_winners

It's a shameful 16 for me. How about you?
by spivey
10 Mar 2014, 10:36
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing that made you laugh
Replies: 7385
Views: 768243

Re: Random thing that made you laugh

Batman wrote:
spivey wrote:
:lol:

"It's ok, they're all soulless hipsters anyway."
:lol: That one got me too.
by spivey
10 Mar 2014, 09:17
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing that made you laugh
Replies: 7385
Views: 768243

Re: Random thing that made you laugh

by spivey
03 Mar 2014, 15:03
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscars for 2013 films)
Replies: 44
Views: 40476

Re: The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscars for 2013 films)

Fwiw, bravo Ellen. I thought she was fine and could easily see this as a long-term gig for her. :green: :green: And Spivey... you killed it on your picks! Congrats! Aw, thanks! :D WD. The best I every did was 7/8 on the Top 8 awards. I remember my first ever Oscar pool years ago, I got 11 out of 21...
by spivey
03 Mar 2014, 14:20
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscars for 2013 films)
Replies: 44
Views: 40476

Re: The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscars for 2013 films)

Odd Todd wrote:
spivey wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:Fwiw, bravo Ellen. I thought she was fine and could easily see this as a long-term gig for her.
:green:
:green:
And Spivey... you killed it on your picks! Congrats!
Aw, thanks! :D
by spivey
03 Mar 2014, 12:29
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscars for 2013 films)
Replies: 44
Views: 40476

Re: The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscars for 2013 films)

Steel Frog wrote:Fwiw, bravo Ellen. I thought she was fine and could easily see this as a long-term gig for her.
:green:
by spivey
02 Mar 2014, 22:15
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing that you found mildly amusing
Replies: 1555
Views: 251893

Re: Random thing that you found mildly amusing

Of course I was gonna go there...

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by spivey
02 Mar 2014, 16:33
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscars for 2013 films)
Replies: 44
Views: 40476

Re: The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscars for 2013 films)

Is this where this goes? Here are my Oscar predictions, just in time. This is who I think will win. Where I think someone else should win, I've noted it. Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave (This was the last nominee I watched, and I finally found a Best Picture that will deserve winning Best Picture. Br...
by spivey
28 Feb 2014, 10:41
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing you want to ask
Replies: 5419
Views: 501685

Re: Random thing you want to ask

To me George Clooney is a good actor but he always takes the comfortable roles. YES. Motherf*cker needs to play a pedophile. Why? Nobody gave him any Oscar love when he did the Jared Leto thing in The Harvest . His character's name is even listed as "Lip Syncing Transvestite". George Clooney - The ...
by spivey
28 Feb 2014, 10:37
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing that made you laugh
Replies: 7385
Views: 768243

Re: Random thing that made you laugh

Batman wrote:Image

"Let me go! I am the night! That's right! I'm the night, motherfuckers!"
:lol:
by spivey
27 Feb 2014, 13:18
Forum: Television
Topic: Breaking Bad (spoilers)
Replies: 224
Views: 109831

Re: Breaking Bad (spoilers)

Character progression is another area where this show excelled. Certainly Walt, but maybe even more enjoyable to watch was Skyler's descent. :green: That's probably what I loved most about the series. And you're right - it was fascinating to watch Skyler try to rationalize, adapt, and change. That ...
by spivey
27 Feb 2014, 12:52
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing you want to ask
Replies: 5419
Views: 501685

Re: Random thing you want to ask

His best work, for my money, was in The Descendants, in which he had to deliver three separate soliloquies with three separate motivations/outcomes. That's not nearly as easy as it looks as it amounts to actor's studio work which is easily ridiculed. I don't know if this was truly a beyond the prot...
by spivey
26 Feb 2014, 14:20
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing you want to ask
Replies: 5419
Views: 501685

Re: Random thing you want to ask

In my view there are really two kinds of roles. The ones that stretch the acting abilities of the actors (I really need a good name for these kind), Oldman roles? (As in Gary.) and the ones that are comfortable for the actors (I actually call these Clooney Roles). :green: :green: :green: To me Geor...
by spivey
26 Feb 2014, 14:02
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscars for 2013 films)
Replies: 44
Views: 40476

Re: The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscars for 2013 films)

Had the chance to catch Nebraska on limited re-release tonight. I didn't take it, so finish exactly as I expected to. FWIW, here's my twopenneth: Best Picture 1. Her 2. The Wolf of Wall Street 3. Captain Phillips 4. Dallas Buyers Club 5. Gravity 6. Philomena 7. 12 Years a Slave 8. American Hustle H...
by spivey
25 Feb 2014, 12:11
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: Movie Soundtracks
Replies: 30
Views: 32596

Re: Movie Soundtracks

John Barry's Out of Africa score kind of sounds like it could double as a James Bond movie score, no?

by spivey
24 Feb 2014, 10:38
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing you want to ask
Replies: 5419
Views: 501685

Re: Random thing you want to ask

I used to have a goal of seeing every mlb team at home since I thought that would mean I'd hit all the major cities. I made it to 22 before I stopped liking baseball. I do have that goal. Not doing great on it, though. But, Boston in September! Let me know when you guys hit Houston for an Astros ga...
by spivey
18 Feb 2014, 14:57
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing that made you laugh
Replies: 7385
Views: 768243

Re: Random thing that made you laugh

NoShoes wrote:
sldawgs wrote:Image
:green: I actually like how it goes from evening to day light, and back to evening. Sort of like a cheesy low-budget 50's Sci-Fi
:green: :lol:
by spivey
16 Feb 2014, 20:45
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing you want to ask
Replies: 5419
Views: 501685

Re: Random thing you want to ask

What if your grandparents forget your birthday? They live for that shit. Seriously, my spouse never would, but if she did I'd chalk it up to a forgivable lapse. No biggie. The only grandparent I got to meet was my dad's mom. She was an alcoholic who married 4 different dudes. The last step-grandfat...
by spivey
14 Feb 2014, 10:24
Forum: Open Ended
Topic: Random thing you want to ask
Replies: 5419
Views: 501685

Re: Random thing you want to ask

What if your grandparents forget your birthday? They live for that shit. Seriously, my spouse never would, but if she did I'd chalk it up to a forgivable lapse. No biggie. The only grandparent I got to meet was my dad's mom. She was an alcoholic who married 4 different dudes. The last step-grandfat...
by spivey
14 Feb 2014, 10:09
Forum: Television
Topic: The Office (US)
Replies: 58
Views: 44583

Re: The Office (US)

I am officially obsessed with this show. My favorite episode so far is the Dwight/Hannibal Lecter episode. Did you ever see the original UK version? I did, and loved it! I loved it so much I refused to watch the US version until now. So glad that I'm watching it. Though I did mention to my partner ...
by spivey
13 Feb 2014, 14:57
Forum: Television
Topic: The Office (US)
Replies: 58
Views: 44583

Re: The Office (US)

I am officially obsessed with this show. My favorite episode so far is the Dwight/Hannibal Lecter episode.