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Wait, Joker got 11 nominations? It's a single fantastic performance surrounded by a perfunctory and derivative movie. 🙄


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Ah, time to read NPR whining about lack of minorities nominated or something. Like clockwork


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9 hours ago, Malcador said:

Ah, time to read NPR whining about lack of minorities nominated or something. Like clockwork

To be fair, there are some serious snubs on POC this year. Eddie Murphy, J. Lo, Awkwafina and Lupita all turned in powerhouse performances. 

But then snubs all around. Willem Dafoe was undisputably better in The Lighthouse than every single actor nominated including Phoenix. 


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12 hours ago, TrueNeutral said:

To be fair, there are some serious snubs on POC this year. Eddie Murphy, J. Lo, Awkwafina and Lupita all turned in powerhouse performances. 

But then snubs all around. Willem Dafoe was undisputably better in The Lighthouse than every single actor nominated including Phoenix. 

I do feel that The Farewell not making a single category was a pretty major snub, but I will say that I wasn't too surprised by the exclusion of the other names you mention here. Even Uncut Gems which has been generating a fair bit of buzz this last month was struggling to make the list in most awards predictions and ended wholly excluded from the nominations. Don't know if I'd call the others snubs considering the nominees went mostly as expected.

I will say that I'm generally pretty okay with the nominees this year. All of the films up for Best Picture I've either liked or am at the least curious to watch, with even the most "Oscar bait" of the lot having a somewhat more interesting or appealing angle than, say, Green Book. I do think it's a much stronger crop all around than last year, where it felt like we had regressed back to the "tradition of quality" landfill of the 90s and early 00s. Would I have wanted to see more attention for Uncut Gems or The Lighthouse? Absolutely. But given how the list turned out, I think it's fine.


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On 1/13/2020 at 12:46 PM, algroth said:

The early 00s are back, all we need is a nu-metal soundtrack.

you have inspired us to watch blade:trinity this eve.

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well, that were enuff.

however, seeing the trailer for morbius, other than wondering if we can get a j. jonah jameson quip 'bout the morbius name, can't help but make us wonder if ethics is an optional elective at the various Universities of Super Science in comic book worlds. 

HA! Good Fun!

 

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Blade Trinity is worth watching just to admire the crazy workout regimen that those actors must have followed.

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Snubs  happen every year and has nothing to do with race or gender.  Then again HW isevil. Lol


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12 hours ago, Hurlshot said:

Blade Trinity is worth watching just to admire the crazy workout regimen that those actors must have followed.

And to laugh at how Snipes is clearly rarely in the same room as any other actor in his scenes. 

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Just finished watching Knives Out. Very much enjoyed it. I figured out the villain in the first few scenes, which is usually a bad sign for a whodunit, but the actual how and when continued to surprise and delight that I'm sure it was intentional. Like an episode of Columbo. Rian Johnson works better in a genre built on subversion. 


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Troop Zero on Amazon was fantastic. I recommend watching it with a girl scout like my daughter, who has had her fair share of conflicts with 'proper' kids.  She's in it for the wilderness survival, not the gossip. :p

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