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Feb 21 2018

Podcast: Pre Oscar Grab-All

The gang gets back together as Oscar approaches.Nathaniel R,Nick Davis,Katey Rich,andJoe Reiddiscuss what they've been watching as they prep for Oscar night.How many movies do YOU still have left to see?(Or are you not a completist?)

Index (41 minutes)
00:01 What we still haven't seen
02:30Loving Vincent& Animated Feature
08:40Andrey Zvyagintsev'sLoveless,Russia's nominee
12:00 Short Film categories
15:00A Fantastic Woman& Foreign Film
20:00 Acting Categories
23:00Lady Bird,actressy movies,messy trivia
29:30 Preferential ballot theories
33:00 Director/Pic splits andThe Shape of Water
37:00 Who will present Best Picture?
40:30 The End

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

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Jan 26 2018

Brand new Picture / Director / Screenplay charts!

by Nathaniel R

If you smooshed all theBest Picture nomineestogether this year you'd get an interspecies queer romance set during World War II with a provocative sense of humor and some very uncomfortable racial politics.Somehow there would also be a subplot about a mother and a daughter who are constantly bickering over maybe how to handle their newspaper or fashion empire.The movie is 115 minutes long and is rated R for graphic violence,constant profanity,masturbation scenes,and implicit interspecies sexuality.

We have never seen a movie like thisbut what a movie it would be!

Over at the Oscar charts you can now read trivia onBest PictureandBest DirectorandBest Screenplayand see serious and silly rankings of the whole set like "ranked by horniness"and "ranked by running time"and more.We also theorize on how the directors in particular secured their coveted nominations.Plus you can now vote (DAILY!) on who should win each of these four prizes.So have a look,share with your friends,return often,and comment to make this season more communal and festive!

Oct 20 2016

King Aragorn...and Other Luminaries

It's a big day for yourLord of the Ringsfans,even if you don't know it.Read on.

On this day in history as it relates to the movies
1882Bela Lugosi is born in what was then Hungary (and now Romania).He vants to suck your blood as the original big screenDracula.A century later Martin Landau will win a justly deserved Oscar for playing him in Tim Burton's wonderfulEd Wood(1994).
1895Rex Ingram,one of the earliest successful black actors in Hollywood was born.Credits include:The Thief of Baghdad(as the genie),Huckleberry Finn(as Jim),andCabin in the Sky(as Lucifer Jr)...

1901Frank Churchill is born in Maine.He wrote songs people still listen to today including"Baby Mine"fromDumboand "Someday My Prince Will Come"fromSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs.Tragically he committed suicide at age 40 mere months after his winning his Oscar forDumbo...

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Mar 17 2016

Screening Room Attempts to Recreate Theater Experience In Your Living Room By Subtracting Everything That Makes It A Theater Experience

Daniel Crooke,here.In one corner: art house cinemas,regional and independent theater chains,and the flickering hope that sitting in a dark room while watching strangers' problems projected onto a screen will warm you from the inside out.In the other: Steven Spielberg,Martin Scorsese,Peter Jackson,Justin Timberlake inThe Social Networkand the redheaded squirt fromThe Andy Griffith Show.Somewhere beyond the ropes,off in the stands,or wherever spectators chill in a sports metaphor: you,the audience,wondering how the hell you can just lean back and watch a damn movie.The fight: whether Sean Parker's in-home moviegoing composite,Screening Room– which offers the chance to stream day-in-date releases of top shelf studio releases in the comfort of your own home – accessibly accessorizes or fundamentally destroys movies as we know,watch,and profit from them.Is it a forward thinking,easy-making application or Napster's file sharing,older sister with a Friedkin poster on the wall?A brave new venture or a brave new world?

Doomsday scenarios and potential benefitsafter the jump...

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Dec 29 2015

"By the Hoary Hosts of Hogarth,it's hard to keep up!"

Lukewarm off the presses!Herewith a collection of very brief thoughts on this,that,and the other things that we haven't had time to comment on but definitely wanted to note.Please to discuss in the comments.

• By now you've seenEntertainment Weekly's gallery of Benedict Cumberbatch asDoctor Strange.The film arrives in 311 days which means most movie blogs have about 622 more articles left to write about it in "anticipation"BLARAARGGGH!How to reverse the equation and get people to write the bulk of their thoughts on movies AFTER seeing them?Even Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme probably can't cast a spell that powerful.I have three things to say about these photos.1) I still find Cumberbatch's casting weird because his face is so non angular / eyeberowless both of which are complete opposites of traditional depictions of the sorcerer 2) can't anyone ever find a way to represent magic that isn't shapeless CGI color beams.Ibegfilmmakers to try something new since this is literally the only way it's been done since CGI took over the cinema.3) Marvel superheroes are always trying to make wing-tip hairdos happen --- see also Wolverine -- but it never translates into the real world trends.

• Tired of movie awards yet?Too bad.You've still got two months of it to go.The latest critics orgs to throw their hat in the ring is theAustin Film Critics.They choseMad Maxfor top hours butRoomwon the most prizes (3) taking Actress (Brie Larson),Breakthrough (Jacob Tremblay) and Adapted Screenplay (Emma Donoghue)

• SinceStar Wars: The Force Awakenshas been seen by 25% of the Earth's population already (we're guessing) we're getting the usual raft of what might be in the next film articles (includingthe silly/wonderful Poe & Finnare gay for each otherfanfic wishful thinking) and a flood of info on what could have been...the post-movie release equivalent of the what-might-be speculation articles the internet is a hardcore junkie for.(ANYTHING TO NOT TALK ABOUT ACTUAL AS-THEY-EXIST MOVIES!) But I will say this:according to /Filmour heroine Rey's original name in the script was "Kira"and we should all breathe a huge sigh of relief that they changed it.It's already unfortunate enough that Daisy Ridley stole Keira Knightley's face,clenched jaw stress,and speaking voice (do you think she trapped it in a seashell necklace Ursula style?).If she also had a homophonic name it'd be even more disastrous.Is it silly that I'm really worried about what the Daisy Ridley explosion will due to Keira's Knightley's career?We've grown so fond of Keira over the years and really admire how much she's pushed herself to grow as an actress taking on challenging roles and stage work and so on.

• The internet is having a field day suggesting that Chris Nolan just can't handle his lack of Oscar nominations at this point andwill embark on a World War II film next.Mark Rylance,Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy arethe first announced cast members.

• November and December are punishing insatiable mistresses.There are SO MANY new trailers we haven't even managed to do a DIYYes No Maybe Soon including but not limited toFantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,Star Trek Beyond,Midnight Special,The Legend of Tarzan,The Nice Guys,Mojave,Storks,Gods of Egypt,X-Men: Apocalypse,andTerminus.Which have you watched and wanted to discuss?I don't even think I said anything aboutCaptain America: Civil Warin November and youknowhow I feel about the good captain.(Hint: pretty much how he feels about Bucky Barnes.)

new roles for Oscar Isaac

• FINALLY...we're really proud of our web friendAngelica Jade Bastiénwho's getting a lot of attention for her Atlantic Essay "The Case Against Colorblind Casting"which is a really fascinating read about acceptance versus erasure.It kicks off with the of the moment example of Oscar Isaac,riding high at the moment (and working constantly) on his considerable talent.

It would be nice to believe that someone as talented as Isaac could have done as well without colorblind casting or an ability to be seen as "ethnically flexible." Isaac has steadily increased his profile in recent years by bringing intensity and intelligence to vastly different roles...

But his success hasn't come without compromises.Isaac is open about the choices he's made in his career including dropping his last name,Hernández."Starting out as an actor,you immediately worry about being pigeonholed or typecast,"he said to the magazineIn."I don't want to just go up for the dead body,the gangster,thebandolero,whatever.I don't want to be defined by someone else's idea of what an Oscar Hernández should be playing."His tendency to play characters of different backgrounds extends to his new Star Wars character,whom Isaac has described as "non-ethnic." Notably,he didn't say "white"or "racially ambiguous,"instead referring to his character'sabsenceof ethnicity.

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