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Post by A_B » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:21 am

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Looking forward to watching Nomadland this weekend after it premieres on Hulu. From the sounds of it, Frances McDormand might join Daniel Day-Lewis as the only people with three Best Actor/Actress Oscars.
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Looking forward to watching Nomadland this weekend after it premieres on Hulu. From the sounds of it, Frances McDormand might join Daniel Day-Lewis as the only people with three Best Actor/Actress Oscars.
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Nominated 12 times. Every one for Best Actress. I guess you didn't hire Kate to play second fiddle.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:51 am

I was going to point out Meryl Streep, but her win for Kramer vs. Kramer was as a supporting. I've never seen it; was her role really supporting in it?
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Post by A_B » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:02 am

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I was going to point out Meryl Streep, but her win for Kramer vs. Kramer was as a supporting. I've never seen it; was her role really supporting in it?
That may have been a campaign to not go up against Sally Field in Norma Rae.
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Post by brian » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:15 am

I stand correctly. I somehow thought she had only two Best Actress Oscars.

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Post by Giff » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:38 am

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I stand correctly. I somehow thought she had only two Best Actress Oscars.
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In fairness, they would be the only actors with three best acting awards. Hepburn is the only one with four.
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Post by Reaper » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:23 am

I decided to watch Fruitvale Station last night instead of paying to watch Soul Man with you all. Damn, that movie was heavy, even though you pretty much knew what was going to happen. Ryan Coogler was a damn good filmmaker right from the jump.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:20 pm

Watched Judah and the Black Messiah...It was okay. Straight to HBO Max with no premium (i.e. Disney model) was the right commitment for this one.

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Post by Giff » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:59 pm

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Watched Judah and the Black Messiah...It was okay. Straight to HBO Max with no premium (i.e. Disney model) was the right commitment for this one.
That's why I'm excited about HBO Max. There are a lot of those movies I'm missing today. OK movies are OK. I used to watch them all the time. Now it's such a time and money commitment now that I have kids, that there are so many movies that i would've seen and enjoyed, that have just fallen through the cracks. Plan on a movie marathon this weekend with Jebadiah and the Black Messaiah, The Little Things, and Nomadland.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:45 pm

It sounds like Nomadland would be right up my alley - but I don't want to spend the time if it's really grim. (Even if it's really well-made grim.) So once y'all watch it, let me know.
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Post by brian » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:48 pm

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It sounds like Nomadland would be right up my alley - but I don't want to spend the time if it's really grim. (Even if it's really well-made grim.) So once y'all watch it, let me know.
Supposedly from the reviews, it's the very opposite of grim. (i.e. joyous and life-affirming)

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It sounds like Nomadland would be right up my alley - but I don't want to spend the time if it's really grim. (Even if it's really well-made grim.) So once y'all watch it, let me know.
Supposedly from the reviews, it's the very opposite of grim. (i.e. joyous and life-affirming)
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Post by brian » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:20 pm

Nomadland was as good as advertised. Best movie I’ve seen since The Florida Project which is a spiritual cousin. McDormand deserves that third Oscar.

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Post by A_B » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:05 am

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Nomadland was as good as advertised. Best movie I’ve seen since The Florida Project which is a spiritual cousin. McDormand deserves that third Oscar.
I thought it was well done, but it didn't have the impact that The Florida Project did.
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Post by brian » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:53 am

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Nomadland was as good as advertised. Best movie I’ve seen since The Florida Project which is a spiritual cousin. McDormand deserves that third Oscar.
I thought it was well done, but it didn't have the impact that The Florida Project did.
Yeah, I think the difference is the subject/actors in The Florida Project weren't professional actors and the supporting actors were and Nomadland was basically the exact opposite, but they're both the kinds of movies that will stay with you for a long time. Both movies showed a side of America that's almost never seen in the movies.

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Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:48 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:45 pm
It sounds like Nomadland would be right up my alley - but I don't want to spend the time if it's really grim. (Even if it's really well-made grim.) So once y'all watch it, let me know.
Supposedly from the reviews, it's the very opposite of grim. (i.e. joyous and life-affirming)
Watched it last night. It was powerful, raw and real. It wasn't grim, but was closer to grim than joyous, but it certainly was life affirming and had me questioning the benefits of living in one place for a long time vs. living in an RV and moving where ever I want on a moments notice. My wife and I have mused about selling the house and living in an RV when the kids move out. Our first apartment in NYC wasn't much bigger than an RV, so I think we could manage. And with remote work, we could do it before retiring. This had me seeing the upside and the downside, I like being part of a community and knowing people over a long time. It's nice going to the store and seeing the guy you coached a kindergarten tee-ball team with and catching up.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:48 am

Also, I thought I read that a good chunk of the people in Nomadland were actually a part of that life, not professional actors.

Looking forward to seeing it. Haven't had a Hula subscription for many months, probably need to get back on it.
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Post by A_B » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:01 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
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Also, I thought I read that a good chunk of the people in Nomadland were actually a part of that life, not professional actors.

Looking forward to seeing it. Haven't had a Hula subscription for many months, probably need to get back on it.
I think it's only available for 21 days from Friday. Or maybe that is what HBO is doing and not Hulu.
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Post by brian » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:27 am

A_B wrote:
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Also, I thought I read that a good chunk of the people in Nomadland were actually a part of that life, not professional actors.

Looking forward to seeing it. Haven't had a Hula subscription for many months, probably need to get back on it.
I think it's only available for 21 days from Friday. Or maybe that is what HBO is doing and not Hulu.
Wouldn't swear to it, but should be available on Hulu "forever"* They bought Nomadland like they did Palm Springs and released both in theaters and on Hulu at the same time.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:28 pm

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:16 am

Coming 2 America....glad it was free in Amazon.

One Night In Miami...liked it. Would have enjoyed it more as a play on stage but solid acting and good tension. Also glad it was free on Amazon.

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Post by brian » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:55 pm

Coming 2 America is just OK but there’s some awesome cameos but maybe the best is by...
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:21 pm

Greyhound was really good.

Kind of a throwback in that it was barely 90 minutes - but it worked well. Interesting in that there was no backstory on any of the characters (other than a minute or so of the main character), and ultimately, it didn't need any to tell the story.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:08 am

Nomadland...award winner...not sure why...just not doing it for me. Part way through and may not return to it.

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Post by brian » Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:07 am

God bless Michael Bay. Someone's gotta make movies for dummies.


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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:01 pm

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God bless Michael Bay. Someone's gotta make movies for dummies.


It was Bruckheimer. Not bay

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Post by brian » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:37 pm

Michael Bay directed The Rock.

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Post by Giff » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:29 am

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Michael Bay directed The Rock.
The wife and I randomly started cracking up this morning on our walk thinking about that.

The Rock is an awesome action flick. First movie that I saw in the theatres solo and made me realize how awesome that is to do sometimes.
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Since it's March, a reminder why Hoosiers sucks.
Awesome, now I don't feel like I missed something by never having seen Hoosiers. It was my college roommate's favorite movie. Pretty sure he had a VHS copy with him the 3 years I lived with him, and he watched it multiple times.
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Since it's March, a reminder why Hoosiers sucks.
Bah. It's not perfect, but it's a great movie. Maybe that guy would like a movie where everyone is good and nice, nobody is better than anyone else, and the teams are all diverse. He should stick to Disney movies.
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Post by A_B » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:00 pm

I don't revere it. It's fine, but wasn't it acknowledging the racism pretty overtly? That's different than a movie that ends up being dated by how it handles race. I mean I guess the plucky white guys winning in the end over the big mean black guys, but it IS an underdog story after all.
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Post by brian » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:34 pm

I like it fine too, but it's OK to point out it is not without faults, some of which have grown over time (including the abusive behavior of Coach Dale).

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Post by sancarlos » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:35 pm

Funny how old sports media lionized abusive coaches. The Junction Boys about Bear Bryant, and pretty much everything about Vince Lombardi come to mind. And, anything about Bobby Knight that came before Season on the Brink.
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Post by Shirley » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:50 pm

Yeah, Hoosiers came out in '86 while Knight was still at the top of his powers. I'm sure if they made it today, Coach Dale would be quirky instead of an asshole.
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Post by duff » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:07 pm

Interesting idea. Who would they pattern Coach Dale after today? Tony Bennett? Mark Few? Coach K?
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Post by brian » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:12 pm

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Interesting idea. Who would they pattern Coach Dale after today? Tony Bennett? Mark Few? Coach K?
Would probably be a coach busted for cheating. I’d say someone like Bruce Pearl.

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