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2020-01-13 03:24:37 PM  
The poorly received and not well remembered Lion King? That one?
 
2020-01-13 05:14:31 PM  
How many remakes had nominations this uear? Or in previous years?
 
2020-01-13 07:14:52 PM  
They'll get over it.
 
2020-01-13 07:19:09 PM  

ArkAngel: How many remakes had nominations this uear? Or in previous years?

Ben Hur

had 12, Titanic 14 and The Departed had five.
 
2020-01-13 07:21:11 PM  
I didn't see anything about them getting mad
 
2020-01-13 07:22:26 PM  
The BeyHive is still a thing? I would have thought they'd moved on to Cardi B by now.
 
2020-01-13 07:30:10 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: ArkAngel: How many remakes had nominations this uear? Or in previous years?

Ben Hur had 12, Titanic 14 and The Departed had five.


Can't call a movies made from a novel remakes.

Or movies made after a historical event.

The Departed, sure, but that movie sucked balls.
 
2020-01-13 07:39:24 PM  
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2020-01-13 07:42:17 PM  
I'm sure the billionaire (I think her combined wealth with Jay-Z is over a billion) will be fine.
Also, that author sounds incredibly butthurt.
 
2020-01-13 07:43:50 PM  
Sharting out yet another design by committee music by Numbers Song for what ended up being a largely forgettable Disney movie doesn't bode well for its chances to get an award nomination.
 
2020-01-13 07:45:48 PM  

baltimoreblonde: The BeyHive is still a thing? I would have thought they'd moved on to Cardi B by now.


You are allowed to be part of multiple Cults of Personality these days, you just can't be members of those that are diametrically opposed to each other.
 
2020-01-13 07:48:02 PM  
Great point that I saw mentioned in this very good column last year:  Beyoncé's music is virtually never critiqued as art anymore.  It's very difficult to even find a review that tells you if her music is any good or not.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2​0​18/10/03/magazine/morality-social-just​ice-art-entertainment.html
 
2020-01-13 07:48:26 PM  
Maybe if she actually did something original...
 
2020-01-13 07:49:39 PM  
HuffPost culture reporters...

I want to party with THEM!
 
2020-01-13 07:51:32 PM  
Got nothing on the greatest Best Song snub of all time, "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" from Hamlet 2:

Hamlet 2 - Rock Me Sexy Jesus
Youtube UzwJTOogKyc
 
2020-01-13 07:56:59 PM  
Hoes Basics mad
 
2020-01-13 08:00:07 PM  
The Beygency - SNL
Youtube rGxe83lXgJg
 
2020-01-13 08:02:10 PM  
I'm not really into her music, but she was great in Goldmember. meh
 
2020-01-13 08:08:10 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: AliceBToklasLives: ArkAngel: How many remakes had nominations this uear? Or in previous years?

Ben Hur had 12, Titanic 14 and The Departed had five.

Can't call a movies made from a novel remakes.

Or movies made after a historical event.

The Departed, sure, but that movie sucked balls.


Based on that criteria, the only other nominee that is a remake is The Fugitive.
 
2020-01-13 08:13:48 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: AliceBToklasLives: ArkAngel: How many remakes had nominations this uear? Or in previous years?

Ben Hur had 12, Titanic 14 and The Departed had five.

Can't call a movies made from a novel remakes.

Or movies made after a historical event.

The Departed, sure, but that movie sucked balls.


Ben-Hur was more or less also a remake of the 1920's movie.  But Titanic, I'm not sure what he's talking about.
 
2020-01-13 08:28:53 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I didn't see anything about them getting mad


SHUT UP AND BE OUTRAGED
 
2020-01-13 08:30:30 PM  
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The original Bee-Hive
 
2020-01-13 08:37:12 PM  

shroom: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: AliceBToklasLives: ArkAngel: How many remakes had nominations this uear? Or in previous years?

Ben Hur had 12, Titanic 14 and The Departed had five.

Can't call a movies made from a novel remakes.

Or movies made after a historical event.

The Departed, sure, but that movie sucked balls.

Ben-Hur was more or less also a remake of the 1920's movie.  But Titanic, I'm not sure what he's talking about.


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1958....Wouldn't call "Titanic" a remake, though.  This was pretty damn good on a $2 million budget.  Same basic story.
 
2020-01-13 08:39:10 PM  

shroom: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: AliceBToklasLives: ArkAngel: How many remakes had nominations this uear? Or in previous years?

Ben Hur had 12, Titanic 14 and The Departed had five.

Can't call a movies made from a novel remakes.

Or movies made after a historical event.

The Departed, sure, but that movie sucked balls.

Ben-Hur was more or less also a remake of the 1920's movie.  But Titanic, I'm not sure what he's talking about.


By his logic, every movie about WWII is a remake.
 
2020-01-13 08:40:58 PM  
Are they sharpening their Bey-blades? Will they demand that Bey be declared the tops of the music world?
 
2020-01-13 08:44:43 PM  
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2020-01-13 08:50:45 PM  
I'm just glad the Academy had enough decorum to not nominate anyone named after bottled water.
 
2020-01-13 08:55:03 PM  

baltimoreblonde: The BeyHive is still a thing? I would have thought they'd moved on to Cardi B by now.


That'll get you stung.
 
2020-01-13 08:57:48 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: baltimoreblonde: The BeyHive is still a thing? I would have thought they'd moved on to Cardi B by now.

That'll get you stung.


Or at least roofied and robbed.
 
2020-01-13 08:59:24 PM  

rummonkey: Sharting out yet another design by committee music by Numbers Song for what ended up being a largely forgettable Disney movie doesn't bode well for its chances to get an award nomination.


Do they teach that phrase in the Guitar Center employee handbook?
 
2020-01-13 09:02:37 PM  
Who?  I had forgotten about her.
 
2020-01-13 09:05:37 PM  
While "A Night To Remember" is the best (IMO) version of the Titanic tale yet set to screen (and certainly the most factual, as it's based on the post-incident inquest notes from the real deal), the movie that Cameron remade (and having seen it, thanks, as always, to the programmers at TCM, there is absolutely zero doubt that Cameron viewed it once or twenty times) was the 1953 Barbara Stanwyck-Clifton Webb starring "Titanic."


/I mean...seriously. Cameron stole (er, paid homage) to certain scenes/plot points/beats note-for-note (he just gave them to different characters.)
 
2020-01-13 09:07:29 PM  

baltimoreblonde: The BeyHive is still a thing? I would have thought they'd moved on to Cardi B by now.


They are now the LizzoVerse.
 
2020-01-13 09:11:07 PM  
...(er, paid homage to)...
 
2020-01-13 09:12:02 PM  
Beyonce is an example of talent gone to waste. She could have been doing great music, instead she did a bunch of trite, easily-forgotten, low-effort tunes that relied on a "hook" instead of her voice. It's not her fault. She put her career in the hands of shiatty producers who crank out lifeless autotuned "hits" and went from being a legitimate talent to just another vocalist who does their bidding and dances on cue.

So meh. Don't care what happens to her now.
 
2020-01-13 09:12:54 PM  

stoli n coke: rummonkey: Sharting out yet another design by committee music by Numbers Song for what ended up being a largely forgettable Disney movie doesn't bode well for its chances to get an award nomination.

Do they teach that phrase in the Guitar Center employee handbook?


Yeah, look in the "B" section.
 
2020-01-13 09:19:32 PM  

rummonkey: stoli n coke: rummonkey: Sharting out yet another design by committee music by Numbers Song for what ended up being a largely forgettable Disney movie doesn't bode well for its chances to get an award nomination.

Do they teach that phrase in the Guitar Center employee handbook?

Yeah, look in the "B" section.


Or go out to the smoking area once the string and stick monkeys get tired of slobbering over Neal Peart.
 
2020-01-13 09:27:10 PM  

dwrash: Who?  I had forgotten about her.


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2020-01-13 09:31:42 PM  

WilderKWight: Beyonce is an example of talent gone to waste. She could have been doing great music, instead she did a bunch of trite, easily-forgotten, low-effort tunes that relied on a "hook" instead of her voice. It's not her fault. She put her career in the hands of shiatty producers who crank out lifeless autotuned "hits" and went from being a legitimate talent to just another vocalist who does their bidding and dances on cue.

So meh. Don't care what happens to her now.


She was warned "Like Someone in Love" and "The Anchor Song," on the other hand, are like a mass of Velveeta on top of an already bland dish. Beyonce fails to carry off these slow, nauseating, Perry Como-esque ditties, one of which makes a most anti-climactic ending to a boring plot. Hopefully, Beyonce won't waste her vocal talent on such talentless music."
 
2020-01-13 09:34:05 PM  
What should have been nominated for Beyoncé? I assume they are looking at Best Original Song which eliminates anything from the original film, so as far as I am aware it just leaves the one song that TFA specifically points out as not very good. The album she released with songs not from the film is irrelevant.

I also really hate the suggestion that somehow an actor nominated for a Golden Globe deserves to be nominated for an Oscar. There are twice as many Golden Globe nominees for best actor / actress (five drama and five comedy) than Oscar nominees. All ten nominees were nominated for Golden Globes, so no being nominated for one isn't an argument for Eddie Murphy.
 
2020-01-13 09:35:12 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: The poorly received and not well remembered Lion King? That one?


Poorly received?


DOMESTIC (32.8%)
$543,638,043
INTERNATIONAL (67.2%)
$1,113,305,351
WORLDWIDE
$1,656,943,394
 
2020-01-13 09:47:30 PM  

dywed88: What should have been nominated for Beyoncé? I assume they are looking at Best Original Song which eliminates anything from the original film, so as far as I am aware it just leaves the one song that TFA specifically points out as not very good. The album she released with songs not from the film is irrelevant.

I also really hate the suggestion that somehow an actor nominated for a Golden Globe deserves to be nominated for an Oscar. There are twice as many Golden Globe nominees for best actor / actress (five drama and five comedy) than Oscar nominees. All ten nominees were nominated for Golden Globes, so no being nominated for one isn't an argument for Eddie Murphy.


The argument for Eddie Murphy was that he turned in a great performance in a role that he was perfect for.
FFS, Dolemite is My Name was way more entertaining and heartfelt than that pretentious "look at how weird we are" snorefest "The Disaster Artist," and people absolutely fawned over that piece of crap.

But hey, I'm sure Jonathan Pryce was great in "Fops with Funny Hats," as was Antonio Banderas for "Ugh, Foooooooreign!"
 
2020-01-13 09:58:53 PM  

BlueVet: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: The poorly received and not well remembered Lion King? That one?

Poorly received?


DOMESTIC (32.8%)
$543,638,043
INTERNATIONAL (67.2%)
$1,113,305,351
WORLDWIDE
$1,656,943,394


Poorly received, in internet speak, means "an OK movie". If someone doesn't dox you, or email you death threats if you say thier favorite movie sucks, then your movie is a disaster, because no one feels strongly enough to disagree with you.

Star Wars made buckets of money. Critics gave it a meh, and You Tube is busy masturbating over how suicidal it made them to watch it. Because it was OK, middle of the road, it was the biggest bomb to ever bomb. Same holds true for Avatar, and some Marvel movies, and D.C..

I get the sentiment. A studio who literally has 70% of all the money that passes through Hollywood should be crushing anyone else into...a thin red paste. But since they are a faliable company, like any other company, if a movie doesn't get 800 Oscar's and 900 Emmy's, it is garbage, because some people think money=sucess, when making a product. All money actually does is have great production values. Writing is still an artists version of the NFL draft.
 
2020-01-13 09:58:58 PM  

stoli n coke: dywed88: What should have been nominated for Beyoncé? I assume they are looking at Best Original Song which eliminates anything from the original film, so as far as I am aware it just leaves the one song that TFA specifically points out as not very good. The album she released with songs not from the film is irrelevant.

I also really hate the suggestion that somehow an actor nominated for a Golden Globe deserves to be nominated for an Oscar. There are twice as many Golden Globe nominees for best actor / actress (five drama and five comedy) than Oscar nominees. All ten nominees were nominated for Golden Globes, so no being nominated for one isn't an argument for Eddie Murphy.

The argument for Eddie Murphy was that he turned in a great performance in a role that he was perfect for.
FFS, Dolemite is My Name was way more entertaining and heartfelt than that pretentious "look at how weird we are" snorefest "The Disaster Artist," and people absolutely fawned over that piece of crap.

But hey, I'm sure Jonathan Pryce was great in "Fops with Funny Hats," as was Antonio Banderas for "Ugh, Foooooooreign!"


I am not saying he doesn't deserve it. I am saying the references to him (and Awkwafina) getting Golden Globe nominations aren't useful when there are half as many Oscar nominations.
 
2020-01-13 09:59:01 PM  

Naido: Great point that I saw mentioned in this very good column last year:  Beyoncé's music is virtually never critiqued as art anymore.  It's very difficult to even find a review that tells you if her music is any good or not.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20​18/10/03/magazine/morality-social-just​ice-art-entertainment.html


Brilliant article, great read. Thanks Naido!
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2020-01-13 10:06:28 PM  

BlueVet: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: The poorly received and not well remembered Lion King? That one?

Poorly received?


DOMESTIC (32.8%)
$543,638,043
INTERNATIONAL (67.2%)
$1,113,305,351
WORLDWIDE
$1,656,943,394


The people buying those tickets don't vote in the Oscars. Critically it generally got a resounding "meh".

Which is where I would put it in its own right, however since we have had a much better version of the same film for 26 years it falls down a lot for me. The CGI is amazing, but it also cripples the film by sucking so much of the emotion out of it compared to the original.
 
2020-01-13 10:11:25 PM  
Her fans are the worst... Well, Star Wars fans are worse, but hers are well within thr "shut up, shut up" range.
 
2020-01-13 10:12:54 PM  

NathanAllen: Her fans are the worst... Well, Star Wars fans are worse, but hers are well within thr "shut up, shut up" range.


The jury is out on which group is the worst. I say it's the ones that first realize that they were the x-factor for their ruined childhoods.
 
2020-01-13 11:45:23 PM  
Does any of this mean that her children's children's children will not be absolutely wealthy just by virtue of being born? No? OK then. Fan base or otherwise, what's to care about here?
 
2020-01-13 11:52:29 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: The poorly received and not well remembered Lion King? That one?


Yep, that's it. You knew what it was without even having to read the article.
 
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