The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

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Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

#176 Post by sldawgs » 07 Mar 2010, 10:32

Mazer wrote:Figured this weekend was a good time to get back to this.

Cavalcade :2stars: Took me a long time to actually get through this. Felt like it was just running through a checklist of the major events of the start of the century. But because not enough time was spent on the characters, I didn't really care how these things were affecting them. I liked the idea of having the "upper class" family as well as the former servants, but would have liked it better if they'd done something more with it.
Yeah, Cavalcade wasn't one of the best. And since I have seen all ten nominated this year I can officially say 83/83. :lol:
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#177 Post by bratzks » 07 Mar 2010, 11:21

Mazer wrote:Cavalcade
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#178 Post by bratzks » 21 May 2010, 09:33

Who has seen Hurt Locker?
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#179 Post by knarf » 21 May 2010, 09:37

bratzks wrote:Who has seen Hurt Locker?
Not yet - still at the top of my queue since it's DVD release. :roll:
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#180 Post by sldawgs » 21 May 2010, 10:09

bratzks wrote:Who has seen Hurt Locker?
Shouldn't you be watching Cavalcade? Isn't that the only one you're missing?
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Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

#181 Post by bratzks » 21 May 2010, 10:14

sldawgs wrote:
bratzks wrote:Who has seen Hurt Locker?
Shouldn't you be watching Cavalcade? Isn't that the only one you're missing?
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#182 Post by Nunis » 23 May 2010, 10:47

bratzks wrote:Who has seen Hurt Locker?
Me.

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#183 Post by Agrajag » 23 May 2010, 13:36

Nunis wrote:
bratzks wrote:Who has seen Hurt Locker?
Me.
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#184 Post by bratzks » 23 May 2010, 21:32

Agrajag wrote:
Nunis wrote:
bratzks wrote:Who has seen Hurt Locker?
Me.
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#185 Post by Agrajag » 24 May 2010, 05:55

Is it just me or are the checklist columns a little wonky in the first post?
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#186 Post by sldawgs » 24 May 2010, 06:11

Agrajag wrote:Is it just me or are the checklist columns a little wonky in the first post?
It's just you.
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#187 Post by Agrajag » 24 May 2010, 06:20

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Agrajag wrote:Is it just me or are the checklist columns a little wonky in the first post?
It's just you.
Really? Then how can I get it to stop looking like this
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Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

#188 Post by Batman » 24 May 2010, 06:42

Agrajag wrote:
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Agrajag wrote:Is it just me or are the checklist columns a little wonky in the first post?
It's just you.
Really? Then how can I get it to stop looking like this?
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#189 Post by Mazer » 30 May 2010, 06:18

I have seen The Hurt Locker.

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#190 Post by Middle » 31 May 2010, 00:57

Mazer wrote:I have seen The Hurt Locker.
So have I.
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#191 Post by Mazer » 01 Jun 2010, 15:58

Looking at the list on the first page, I also now need a check mark for The French Connection, which I reviewed in the movie resolutions thread. Much thanks.

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#192 Post by knarf » 04 Jun 2010, 20:11

knarf wrote:
bratzks wrote:Who has seen Hurt Locker?
Not yet - still at the top of my queue since it's DVD release. :roll:
Okay, now I've seen it.
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#193 Post by Agrajag » 12 Jul 2010, 18:05

Ordinary People DVD :4.5stars:
Great acting throughout; Hutton looked so young, but he was amazing! The flashbacks were a little annoying, especially the ones that were barely a second long—so jarring. Redford directs the story very well; fantastic debut (and since it's been over a decade since I've seen Quiz Show, that just got put on the Queue).
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#194 Post by Agrajag » 16 Aug 2010, 18:19

Update for Ordinary People & Marty
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#195 Post by bratzks » 16 Aug 2010, 20:47

Agrajag wrote:Update for Ordinary People & Marty
:check: Sorry, missed that post in July.
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#196 Post by Agrajag » 17 Aug 2010, 04:43

bratzks wrote:
Agrajag wrote:Update for Ordinary People & Marty
:check: Sorry, missed that post in July.
I just realized it now :roll:
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#197 Post by Batman » 17 Aug 2010, 05:43

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bratzks wrote:Who has seen Hurt Locker?
Me.
You misspelled "meh".
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#198 Post by Agrajag » 06 Nov 2010, 07:01

How Green Was My Valley DVD :4stars:
I thought this was a very sprawling story that somehow remains self-contained. It seems like more time should be passing throughout this story (at times I pictured young Roddy McDowall [so surprised to see his name in the cast] as a 16-year-old Huw). I thought this also used its narration very effectively... In the first 10-20 minutes, there was little to no dialogue beneath the narration, which I found interesting. Loved McDowall (very impressive for his age) and O'Hara here, as well as Donald Crisp as the often put-upon patriarch.
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#199 Post by Agrajag » 26 Dec 2010, 20:03

"Recent" Resolution films:

The Life of Emile Zola DVD :3.5stars:
This is an amazing & vast story about which I knew nothing. There are some fantastic aging effects on Paul Muni. It does get a bit boring at times, but I'm still glad I learned about this piece of history.

Around the World in Eighty Days DVD :3stars:
Definition of epic... I wish I could recognize more of the famous cameos, but many of them were lost on me... Very odd to hear Keaton's voice (loved the bridge scene, even if it wasn't an homage to The General); Sinatra was definitely a surprise!

Gigi DVD :3stars:
This was enjoyable at the start—very reminiscent of My Fair Lady. But the final 2 minutes wrap up in such an odd way, that they detract from the film as a whole. Caron is great as Gigi.

Hamlet (1948) DVD :3.5stars:
Olivier is great, although the film was a bit disappointing. Very slow first hour (like most Shakespeare), and I never understand Ophelia's madness. Want to rewatch Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead now to honor their deletion

A Man for All Seasons DVD :4stars:
Odd seeing Quint as the King of England, but this was another good history lesson w/some great acting all around, especially from Scofield.

An American in Paris DVD :3stars:
Gene Kelly's great to watch, but Best Picture? Maybe because I recently saw Singin' In The Rain, but I'd have preferred it if the film had some plot...

Tom Jones Netflix Streaming :2.5stars:
It seems unusual for this to be a Best Picture winner too... Breaking the fourth wall can be funny (and it is here), but the film is too silly & forgettable for an Oscar (IMO).


71/83... Tied with Sela! :banana:
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Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

#200 Post by sldawgs » 27 Dec 2010, 06:39

Agrajag wrote:71/83... Tied with Sela! :banana:
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