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2018-03-05 11:39:54 AM  
The Shape of Water was not the best picture of last year. It wasn't even that good of a film imo.
 
2018-03-05 11:42:51 AM  
Meryl Streep last seen sneaking out a side exit muttering, "I'll show you Frances Mcbiatch."
 
2018-03-05 11:49:04 AM  
Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence riffing on Jodie's crutches about Streep taking her out was awesome.

I found it funny as hell though, that Guillermo Del Torro, first thing he did when he got on stage was to look at the envelope and make sure that it was right.
 
2018-03-05 11:53:42 AM  
That's just low.
 
2018-03-05 12:00:48 PM  
(Crossed fingers) Please let it be Kobe's.
 
2018-03-05 12:07:45 PM  

Hobodeluxe: The Shape of Water was not the best picture of last year. It wasn't even that good of a film imo.


Three Billboards lost. That's all that matters.
 
2018-03-05 12:09:23 PM  
Hint: Frances heard yelling, "Whyyyy? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?????"
 
2018-03-05 12:12:26 PM  
Good thing they caught the guy, otherwise she might've had to alert the public in some way, making the police look inept
 
2018-03-05 12:14:43 PM  
That's a shame, because she paid extra to get Tru-Coat put on it.
 
2018-03-05 12:16:15 PM  

Hobodeluxe: The Shape of Water was not the best picture of last year. It wasn't even that good of a film imo.


Watching it, I didn't think it was a Best Picture winner, but what was better last year?

This year's list was all flawed films.

Three Billboards forget to include a plot.
The Post is the 3rd best film about the same topic and people.
Dunkirk and Darkest Hour split their votes, being about the same thing. Dunkirk also forgot to include a plot. Darkest Hour was the second film about Churchill in 2017 (although better than Churchill), and the topic is somewhat duplicative of King's Speech -- which also included Churchill!
Lady Bird was... http://www.the-editing-room.com​/lady-bird.html. And probably split some of the coming-of-age story votes w/ Call Me by Your Name.

This leaves Call Me by Your Name, The Phantom Thread, Get Out, and The Shape of Water.

Phantom Thread is oblique even by Lewis's standards. What novelty it has is swamped by the thematically-similar The Shape of Water.

Get Out was sort of like Moon -- well acted and popular in the mainstream critics circles for being revolutionary, although less beloved in genre circles because it wasn't actually novel. That it was a black metaphor was its strongest and weakest parts. Straight horror starts in a deep hole in awards circles; it, sci-fi, and comedy are seen as a film ghetto. This one had a chance, but was a dark horse.

The one I thought would win was Call Me by Your Name. Gay sold, but perhaps this wasn't the year for "rich, white and Jewish", and perhaps it split votes with the topically-similar Lady Bird.

Shape of Water was an awards darling by a director who was probably owed payback for Pan's Labyrinth. A film so dense in minorities in this Oscar year, shot by a director who famously hated the Weinsteins and was about the last person to cast Mira Sorvino, and which was such an ode to old Hollywood would be a front-runner. The only question is whether it could overcome the even deeper hole of being a monster movie.

That the retrospective montage was so dense in sci-fi (Metropolis, Bride of Frankenstein, Star Wars, and Blade Runner got long nods) might have been a clue this was sci-fi's year.
 
2018-03-05 12:20:22 PM  
I hope she gets it back. She earned it for distracting everyone from a terribly flawed script, and also for masterfully portraying an angry Irish hit man in drag, trapped in a witness protection program in small town America.
 
2018-03-05 12:25:19 PM  
I was an extra in Wonderboys.  I was walking with another extra when someone asked me about her.
I said I wasn't a fan and probably some other negative comment about her acting.

I then realized she was walking maybe 10 feet in front of me. She never turned around or said anything but she had to have heard me.

I felt bad about it.  I keep my mouth shut now (if you don't have anything nice to say...and all that)

/CSB
 
2018-03-05 12:28:17 PM  

BizarreMan: Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence riffing on Jodie's crutches about Streep taking her out was awesome.

I found it funny as hell though, that Guillermo Del Torro, first thing he did when he got on stage was to look at the envelope and make sure that it was right.


I saw Beatty peep down again as everyone was coming up
 
2018-03-05 12:30:16 PM  

buntz: I was an extra in Wonderboys.  I was walking with another extra when someone asked me about her.
I said I wasn't a fan and probably some other negative comment about her acting.

I then realized she was walking maybe 10 feet in front of me. She never turned around or said anything but she had to have heard me.

I felt bad about it.  I keep my mouth shut now (if you don't have anything nice to say...and all that)

/CSB


I hear she sleeps with her director to get roles
 
2018-03-05 12:31:58 PM  

ruta: I hope she gets it back. She earned it for distracting everyone from a terribly flawed script, and also for masterfully portraying an angry Irish hit man in drag, trapped in a witness protection program in small town America.


[Flashback to earlier that night]
Oscar:   FINE! I HOPE I GET STOLEN!
McDormand:   I hope you get stolen, too!
 
2018-03-05 12:32:55 PM  

Fano: buntz: I was an extra in Wonderboys.  I was walking with another extra when someone asked me about her.
I said I wasn't a fan and probably some other negative comment about her acting.

I then realized she was walking maybe 10 feet in front of me. She never turned around or said anything but she had to have heard me.

I felt bad about it.  I keep my mouth shut now (if you don't have anything nice to say...and all that)

/CSB

I hear she sleeps with her director to get roles


No no no no no that's not what I heard.  I heard she saw someone drowning and could have reached down to help but instead just let this guy die and Phil Collins saw the whole thing.
 
2018-03-05 12:33:32 PM  
"And the Oscar goes to, oh hell not again this can't be right, what? It is? Okay then, The Shape of Water!"
 
2018-03-05 12:38:42 PM  
At least it wasn't a Grammy; an award that actually takes talent and original thought to win.
 
2018-03-05 12:39:40 PM  

SBinRR: That's a shame, because she paid extra to get Tru-Coat put on it.


I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou.
 
2018-03-05 12:40:35 PM  

killro: At least it wasn't a Grammy; an award that actually takes talent and original thought to win.


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2018-03-05 12:47:34 PM  
Did the suspect flee the interview?
 
2018-03-05 12:50:26 PM  
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"Drawp that Oscah!"
 
2018-03-05 01:00:15 PM  

Hobodeluxe: The Shape of Water was not the best picture of last year. It wasn't even that good of a film imo.


Somewhat agree, but it was it had a lot more to day and was executed much better than Billboards.   
Sam Rockwell was the only award i was comfortable Billboards winning, and even he was a bit of a cartoon character.

My best Pic nom would've gone to Darkest Hour, which i don't think most the Academy even watched.
 
2018-03-05 01:37:46 PM  

Hobodeluxe: The Shape of Water was not the best picture of last year. It wasn't even that good of a film imo.


Shape of Water was a beautiful looking film (rightly won the production design Oscar), but IMO did not have the emotional impact as a Best Picture film should have. Frankly, The Last Jedi had a stronger emotional impact on me, and likewise, I thought it was a better film, backlash aside.

The only other Best picture nominees I saw was Dunkirk and Get Out, both were entertaining and probably Get Out was more interesting than Shape of Water, IMO. Dunkirk was good but not Best Picture good.
 
2018-03-05 01:58:48 PM  

TotallyHeadless: Shape of Water was a beautiful looking film (rightly won the production design Oscar), but IMO did not have the emotional impact as a Best Picture film should have. Frankly, The Last Jedi had a stronger emotional impact on me, and likewise, I thought it was a better film, backlash aside.


Shape of Water didn't send Zelda on some useless side-quest and then pointlessly have Mikhalkov upstage her grand sacrifice.

That alone made it a better film than The Last Jedi.
 
2018-03-05 01:59:14 PM  

Hobodeluxe: The Shape of Water was not the best picture of last year. It wasn't even that good of a film imo.


You're just mad because you thought Farking Nemo had no chance to win.
 
2018-03-05 02:02:28 PM  

Billy Liar: SBinRR: That's a shame, because she paid extra to get Tru-Coat put on it.

I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou.


All I'm sayin' is that you get oxidation problems on that Oscar and you'll be looking at paying a lot more than the cost of that Tru-Coat.
 
2018-03-05 02:48:33 PM  

This text is now purple: TotallyHeadless: Shape of Water was a beautiful looking film (rightly won the production design Oscar), but IMO did not have the emotional impact as a Best Picture film should have. Frankly, The Last Jedi had a stronger emotional impact on me, and likewise, I thought it was a better film, backlash aside.

Shape of Water didn't send Zelda on some useless side-quest and then pointlessly have Mikhalkov upstage her grand sacrifice.

That alone made it a better film than The Last Jedi.


Well, they did have Giles go and try to pick up the guy at the pie shop. Which, as I perceived it, was key to the motivations of Giles after he rejected Elisa's plan. Sort of like Rose and Finn's side-quest was key in motivating Finn into committing to the cause and motivating Rose to not let Finn needlessly sacrifice his life for the wrong reasons.

Or, if I perceive it your way, that the whole Giles being gay was pointless and did not add anything to the main story and should have been cut out because it makes Shape of Water a bad movie.

/I can play this game.
 
2018-03-05 02:52:20 PM  
"Hey, man!  When did you win that Oscar."
"What?  Oh, this little old thing?  It's not an Oscar....  it's....  a Doscar!"
 
2018-03-05 03:21:54 PM  

TotallyHeadless: This text is now purple: TotallyHeadless: Shape of Water was a beautiful looking film (rightly won the production design Oscar), but IMO did not have the emotional impact as a Best Picture film should have. Frankly, The Last Jedi had a stronger emotional impact on me, and likewise, I thought it was a better film, backlash aside.

Shape of Water didn't send Zelda on some useless side-quest and then pointlessly have Mikhalkov upstage her grand sacrifice.

That alone made it a better film than The Last Jedi.

Well, they did have Giles go and try to pick up the guy at the pie shop. Which, as I perceived it, was key to the motivations of Giles after he rejected Elisa's plan. Sort of like Rose and Finn's side-quest was key in motivating Finn into committing to the cause and motivating Rose to not let Finn needlessly sacrifice his life for the wrong reasons.

Or, if I perceive it your way, that the whole Giles being gay was pointless and did not add anything to the main story and should have been cut out because it makes Shape of Water a bad movie.

/I can play this game.


See, I saw Giles' sub-plot as his eventual realization that you have to grab happiness as it comes, not as you wish it to be. He gets on-board with the plot when his more half-hearted attempts at a romantic life have failed.

To an extent, both Zelda and Giles are living vicariously through Elisa's adventure. Neither character wants Elisa's life to turn out the way theirs have.

Giles is gay because it allows Elisa to have a platonic male friend (necessary for the escape) who enjoys show tunes.
 
2018-03-05 04:18:50 PM  
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2018-03-05 04:34:18 PM  

ruta: I hope she gets it back. She earned it for distracting everyone from a terribly flawed script, and also for masterfully portraying an angry Irish hit man in drag, trapped in a witness protection program in small town America.


She did.
Considering she had already had her name engraved on it, the thief wasn't going to get far with it. It's a pretty safe bet that no pawn shop in LA was going to buy it from him.

Not to mention, the statues themselves are not worth that much money. There was a CNN piece a few years ago on the place that makes them. They're not solid gold, rather a mixture of copper and nickel that is dipped in gold. They're only worth about $400.
 
2018-03-05 04:58:35 PM  

TotallyHeadless: Or, if I perceive it your way, that the whole Giles being gay was pointless and did not add anything to the main story and should have been cut out because it makes Shape of Water a bad movie.


Every sympathetic character in the film is an "other"

Disabled woman
Gay man
Black Woman
Russian Spy
Fish monster
 
2018-03-05 05:30:25 PM  

Spice Must Flow: [img.fark.net image 850x627]


Somebody's pissed that new "Birth of a Nation" film didn't sweep.
 
2018-03-05 05:33:00 PM  

Spice Must Flow: [img.fark.net image 850x627]


Ah yes, Ben Garrison. The "libertarian" who flat out refuses to get off of Trump's balls. But at least he answers the question "What would Jim Davis be doing if he was an anti-semite?"
 
2018-03-05 05:37:17 PM  

EyeballKid: Spice Must Flow: [img.fark.net image 850x627]

Somebody's pissed that new "Birth of a Nation" film didn't sweep.


That wasn't a remake of the DW Griffith movie. It was about the Nat Turner slave rebellion.
The writer/director just took the name because it's recognizable, and no one would think of suing claiming to own the rights to the original.
It was his way of "taking it back."
 
2018-03-05 05:50:58 PM  

EyeballKid: Spice Must Flow: [img.fark.net image 850x627]

Somebody's pissed that new "Birth of a Nation" film didn't sweep.


Somebody also had their fee-fees hurt that YouTube is "censoring" Alex Jones for violating their Terms of Use.
 
2018-03-05 06:06:18 PM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: killro: At least it wasn't a Grammy; an award that actually takes talent and original thought to win.

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With video:

The Simpsons on the Grammys
Youtube CoFJkNhr8XQ
 
2018-03-05 07:28:16 PM  

Slappy Longballs: Spice Must Flow: [img.fark.net image 850x627]

Ah yes, Ben Garrison. The "libertarian" who flat out refuses to get off of Trump's balls. But at least he answers the question "What would Jim Davis be doing if he was an anti-semite?"


And check out the pecks he draws on Trump's fat ass. This libertarian cartoonist not only can't get off Trump's balls, he worships his flabby orange essence. If Garfield, Jim Davis's funny cat, were less orange, you wouldn't be able to make that comparison, believe me:

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2018-03-05 07:32:00 PM  

Paul Hackett: Slappy Longballs: Spice Must Flow: [img.fark.net image 850x627]

Ah yes, Ben Garrison. The "libertarian" who flat out refuses to get off of Trump's balls. But at least he answers the question "What would Jim Davis be doing if he was an anti-semite?"

And check out the pecks he draws on Trump's fat ass. This libertarian cartoonist not only can't get off Trump's balls, he worships his flabby orange essence. If Garfield, Jim Davis's funny cat, were less orange, you wouldn't be able to make that comparison, believe me:

[media.wired.com image 850x637]


Yep. Libertarians. So neutral. So f*cking hilarious. So useful for the GOP.
 
2018-03-05 07:36:02 PM  
I thought I had anger issues. Then I saw Ben Garrison drawings. Garrison reminds me of Goebbels in the Hitler series I just finished watching, the episode about Hitler committing suicide at the end of the war. Goebbels decided that without his leader, life wasn't worth living. If Trump is ever impeached and thrown out of office, I can imagine Garrison having a nervous breakdown.
 
2018-03-05 08:13:17 PM  

Slappy Longballs: Paul Hackett: Slappy Longballs: Spice Must Flow: [img.fark.net image 850x627]

Ah yes, Ben Garrison. The "libertarian" who flat out refuses to get off of Trump's balls. But at least he answers the question "What would Jim Davis be doing if he was an anti-semite?"

And check out the pecks he draws on Trump's fat ass. This libertarian cartoonist not only can't get off Trump's balls, he worships his flabby orange essence. If Garfield, Jim Davis's funny cat, were less orange, you wouldn't be able to make that comparison, believe me:

[media.wired.com image 850x637]

Yep. Libertarians. So neutral. So f*cking hilarious. So useful for the GOP.


Nah, libertarians are useless to anyone out of high school. Well, maybe to laugh at.
 
2018-03-05 08:51:41 PM  

Fano: buntz: I was an extra in Wonderboys.  I was walking with another extra when someone asked me about her.
I said I wasn't a fan and probably some other negative comment about her acting.

I then realized she was walking maybe 10 feet in front of me. She never turned around or said anything but she had to have heard me.

I felt bad about it.  I keep my mouth shut now (if you don't have anything nice to say...and all that)

/CSB

I hear she sleeps with her director to get roles


Lol! My Brother in law was drinking at a little film "festival" of Paul Veerhoven films.  Outside of the theater he went on a drunken rant that "Hollow Man" was the worst thing Veerhoven ever did and it was all Kevin Bacon's fault because, well he's Kevin Bacon.  My sister tries to get his attention and make him shut up because Kevin Bacon was actually walking past their group.  Mr. Bacon stopped, looked up at the marquee, said "Veerhoven alive?" (The event name) and walked off down the street.
 
2018-03-05 11:07:28 PM  

Slappy Longballs: Paul Hackett: Slappy Longballs: Spice Must Flow: [img.fark.net image 850x627]

Ah yes, Ben Garrison. The "libertarian" who flat out refuses to get off of Trump's balls. But at least he answers the question "What would Jim Davis be doing if he was an anti-semite?"

And check out the pecks he draws on Trump's fat ass. This libertarian cartoonist not only can't get off Trump's balls, he worships his flabby orange essence. If Garfield, Jim Davis's funny cat, were less orange, you wouldn't be able to make that comparison, believe me:

[media.wired.com image 850x637]

Yep. Libertarians. So neutral. So f*cking hilarious. So useful for the GOP.


Ron Swanson is a Libertarian. //Subby
 
2018-03-05 11:16:26 PM  
Good to see more black men getting Oscars.
 
2018-03-05 11:29:29 PM  

Phionix: Slappy Longballs: Paul Hackett: Slappy Longballs: Spice Must Flow: [img.fark.net image 850x627]

Ah yes, Ben Garrison. The "libertarian" who flat out refuses to get off of Trump's balls. But at least he answers the question "What would Jim Davis be doing if he was an anti-semite?"

And check out the pecks he draws on Trump's fat ass. This libertarian cartoonist not only can't get off Trump's balls, he worships his flabby orange essence. If Garfield, Jim Davis's funny cat, were less orange, you wouldn't be able to make that comparison, believe me:

[media.wired.com image 850x637]

Yep. Libertarians. So neutral. So f*cking hilarious. So useful for the GOP.

Ron Swanson is a Libertarian. //Subby


A Hollywood Libertarian, who literally worked for the government. He's about as realistic a Libertarian as Neal Patric Harris was a doctor.
 
2018-03-05 11:32:56 PM  

carnifex2005: Good to see more black men getting Oscars.


You're a very bad man.
 
2018-03-06 03:16:45 PM  

Paul Hackett: [media.wired.com image 850x637]


What hope is there convincing Trump's fans of anything if they won't even accept the reality that he's fat?
 
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