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Post by Freeza Sat 23 Jan - 1:13:23

@LeSwagg James wrote:The Revenant was trash.. Great visuals and camerawork but that doesn't make a good movie


That really depends on what you're looking for in a movie though.

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Post by CBarca Sat 23 Jan - 1:26:30

The Revenant trash? Laughing get outta here lmao

Would personally pick it over Spotlight, although Spotlight was great. Might have to give the edge to Mad Max though for best picture, although the Oscars won't.

Apparently the academy is going to double their minority numbers and females by 2020. I can't say it's a bad decision but I'm annoyed that it's come out of all of this protest of an event which isn't and shouldn't be responsible for equity in their nominations.
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Post by Freeza Sat 23 Jan - 1:36:52

They are doing what they should be doing. Setting an example for a subliminal racist business. It's the only to tackle it. Even though it's not really their problem but the studios'.
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Post by McAgger Sat 23 Jan - 1:40:21

I loved The Revenant. But Im fully behind Spotlight winning Best Picture.

My top 3 for 2015: Spotlight, Sicario, The Revenant.

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Post by LeSwagg James Sat 23 Jan - 1:43:56

@Freeza wrote:
@LeSwagg James wrote:The Revenant was trash.. Great visuals and camerawork but that doesn't make a good movie


That really depends on what you're looking for in a movie though.


How about a great story with some you know, dialogue going on. It was the most basic revenge movie I have ever watched.
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Post by Freeza Sat 23 Jan - 1:48:21

@LeSwagg James wrote:
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@LeSwagg James wrote:The Revenant was trash.. Great visuals and camerawork but that doesn't make a good movie


That really depends on what you're looking for in a movie though.


How about a great story with some you know, dialogue going on. It was the most basic revenge movie I have ever watched.


Maybe read a book if you only want plot and dialogue. Visuals and great directing can make a basic story great.
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Post by LeSwagg James Sat 23 Jan - 1:54:04

@Freeza wrote:
@LeSwagg James wrote:
@Freeza wrote:


That really depends on what you're looking for in a movie though.


How about a great story with some you know, dialogue going on. It was the most basic revenge movie I have ever watched.


Maybe read a book if you only want plot and dialogue. Visuals and great directing can make a basic story great.


The highlight of the movie was when Leo got mauled by the bear Laughing

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Post by CBarca Sat 23 Jan - 5:24:42

And Boyhood was, plotwise, the most basic coming of age story ever. Because that's all it was, a kid growing up. Yet Boyhood was a great film.

It's based on true events, what did you want them to do, completely ignore the facts and make the movie entirely fiction?

You can have a problem with the plot, that's fair, but acknowledge that a film is so much more than the plot itself. To me, the direction, the acting, the pacing, and the cinematography were so brilliant, it carried what was a basic revenge story and made it so much more, and that to me was what was so amazing about the Revenant. Really fantastic movie. If those aspects didn't do it for you either then you can have that opinion but you're in the minority and most would argue that it's a very good film...to call it trash, lol gtfo

@Freeza, you're right, I just never really was able to get behind those against the Oscars, when they're not the ones responsible. They're reacting well though and setting an example, you're right.
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Post by LeSwagg James Sat 23 Jan - 22:22:05

@CBarca wrote:And Boyhood was, plotwise, the most basic coming of age story ever. Because that's all it was, a kid growing up. Yet Boyhood was a great film.

It's based on true events, what did you want them to do, completely ignore the facts and make the movie entirely fiction?

You can have a problem with the plot, that's fair, but acknowledge that a film is so much more than the plot itself. To me, the direction, the acting, the pacing, and the cinematography were so brilliant, it carried what was a basic revenge story and made it so much more, and that to me was what was so amazing about the Revenant. Really fantastic movie. If those aspects didn't do it for you either then you can have that opinion but you're in the minority and most would argue that it's a very good film...to call it trash, lol gtfo

@Freeza, you're right, I just never really was able to get behind those against the Oscars, when they're not the ones responsible. They're reacting well though and setting an example, you're right.


Honestly if I was running a big studio and someone brought that story to me I would tell them to go *bleep* themselves Laughing

Also, I didn't see a lot of opportunities for great acting.. Great visuals, nothing more :coffee:
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Post by Freeza Sat 23 Jan - 22:29:08

You'd be the most retarded studio owner ever then. Turning down the Oscar winning director's script starring Leonardo and Tom Hardy. Yeah turn that down.
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Post by El Gunner Sat 23 Jan - 22:29:30

Well then it's a good thing you don't run a big studio, or any studio for that matter.
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Post by LeSwagg James Sat 23 Jan - 23:30:22

Going to get my drone out and go get some sick visuals. Maybe you guys will see me at the next Oscars Proud
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Post by Freeza Sat 23 Jan - 23:41:32

@LeSwagg James wrote:Going to get my drone out and go get some sick visuals. Maybe you guys will see me at the next Oscars Proud


Yeah, agreed. You could probably get the same visuals as Lubezki Proud

Pass that good shit please, you've had enough
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Post by CBarca Sun 24 Jan - 3:24:32

LeSwagg hasn't been the same since the Cavs loss to the Warriors, sadly.

Come back LeSwagg Sad
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Post by McAgger Sun 24 Jan - 6:17:00

Curry has him shook. He's living rent free in LeSalty's head.

Take this L mate.
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Post by LeSwagg James Sun 21 Feb - 21:14:18

I watched The Martian last night, great movie.. Much better than The Revenant Laughing

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Post by LeSwagg James Tue 23 Feb - 3:09:15

The real star Proud

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Post by Guest Fri 26 Feb - 9:54:51

I didnt even know it was this weekend until my girlfriend just texted me about it. Not 100% sure on whether or not I'll boycott watching it. Will probably wait to see what everybody else in my Japanese society young professional group says Saturday.

My picks:

Best Picture
The Big Short – Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner
Bridge of Spies – Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger
Brooklyn – Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
Mad Max: Fury Road – Doug Mitchell and George Miller
The Martian – Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam
The Revenant – Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon
Room – Ed Guiney
Spotlight – Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust

Best Director
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
Adam McKay – The Big Short
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo
Matt Damon – The Martian as Mark Watney
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs as Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett – Carol as Carol Aird
Brie Larson – Room as Joy "Ma" Newsome
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy as Joy Mangano
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years as Kate Mercer
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale – The Big Short as Michael Burry
Tom Hardy – The Revenant as John Fitzgerald
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight as Michael Rezendes
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
Sylvester Stallone – Creed as Rocky Balboa

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight as Daisy Domergue
Rooney Mara – Carol as Therese Belivet
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight as Sacha Pfeiffer
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman

Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Ronnie del Carmen, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Straight Outta Compton – Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short – Adam McKay and Charles Randolph from The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby from Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Carol – Phyllis Nagy from The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
The Martian – Drew Goddard from The Martian by Andy Weir
Room – Emma Donoghue from Room by Emma Donoghue

Best Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran
Boy & the World – Alê Abreu
Inside Out – Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
Shaun the Sheep Movie – Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
When Marnie Was There – Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Best Foreign Language FilmDIDNT SEE ANY
Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia) in Spanish – Ciro Guerra
Mustang (France) in Turkish – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Son of Saul (Hungary) in Hungarian – László Nemes
Theeb (Jordan) in Arabic – Naji Abu Nowar
A War (Denmark) in Danish – Tobias Lindholm

Best Documentary – Feature
Amy – Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
Cartel Land – Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
The Look of Silence – Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
What Happened, Miss Simone? – Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom – Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

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Post by El Gunner Fri 26 Feb - 21:52:37

TBH I just want Spotlight to win Best Screenplay and that's all.

Personally think Fassbender in Steve Jobs was better than Leo in The Revenant, but meh, don't care so much.
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Post by El Gunner Fri 26 Feb - 21:54:29

Best Supporting Actor seems to be "the most contested" award. So far Stallone, Elba and Mark Rylance have gotten recognition. Although just saw again Elba didn't make the Oscar noms Laughing
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Post by El Gunner Fri 26 Feb - 21:55:20

Wouldn't mind George Miller sneaking that Best Director as well
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Post by RealGunner Sun 28 Feb - 22:58:16

Tonight is the night ffs

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Post by El Gunner Sun 28 Feb - 23:15:21

Imagine the deception if....
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Post by McAgger Sun 28 Feb - 23:31:05

There are no deceptions left, it's time.
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Post by Kaladin Sun 28 Feb - 23:59:11

If Leo doesn't win it now, he won't win it ever again
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Post by El Gunner Mon 29 Feb - 0:01:39

ES wrote:If Leo doesn't win it now, he won't win it ever again

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