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  • Feb 17, 2019 05:09 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    Went pretty well, all considered. I didn't like them opening the show with the 2nd song being a cover of 'We Are the Champions'. Felt really, really tone deaf. I wonder how many people in the audience or those involved in the making of the Oscars realized that in the most self congratulatory show in existence, you include an anthem to how awesome you are? :) Poor choice, but good performance.

    Otherwise, didn't miss the host at all. Thought it was pretty well done. Easy format going forward. Wonder how the ratings were for this year vs the past?

    Also, guess I will have to watch Green Book now. Could have sworn Roma or The Favourite or Black Panther was going to win Best Picture. I had Roma winning it. Green Book was like 5th or 6th on my list of predictions.

  • Feb 11, 2019 07:14 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    It was just alright. I'd much rather the Grammys introduce me to really good music that goes under the top 40 pop chart radar. That hasn't been the case for many years though. We already have the Billboard Awards.. the Grammys needs to rethink their strategy.

    It's something I appreciate about the Oscars actually. Every year at least 1-3 films gets on my radar because of the nominees list. Films that I wouldn't have probably watched otherwise that are actually pretty good to great get seen. Wish I could say the same about the Grammys.

  • Feb 17, 2019 05:09 PM
    Last: 3mo
    557

    Kevin Hart will not be hosting the 91st Academy Awards due to a controversy surrounding some tweets.. so for the first time in exactly 30 years the Oscars will be aired WITHOUT a host.

    That's really odd to me and I didn't even realize the Oscars had ever done this before. But digging into it some more it kinda makes sense and it might be a good move this year and going forward.

    Everyone seems to be very aware of how much this hosting job just plain sucks now. It's impossible pressure put on whoever takes the job and with declining ratings year in year out and with the growing PC culture that puts every joke you make under a ridiculous microscope, it really does feel like a lose/lose for any would-be comedian or celebrity to take on the task.

    Maybe this will allow for longer speeches from the winners now that we don't have to sit through those sometimes painfully contrived musical numbers and just barely funny jokes as the host 'plays up the A-listers in the front row'.

    Or maybe this will just give the Academy more of a window to show compilations or maybe longer cuts from performances of the nominees during? I'd actually much prefer that. That would actually be the main selling point to this host-less Oscars; focus more on highlights from the acting, directing, editing, camera work, writing process, costume/make-up process.. everything that makes a film work. Go more in depth into that instead of .. host vamping.

    That'd be cool. Hope this model works and maybe its the mold for the Academy from now on.

  • Jan 27, 2019 06:11 PM
    Last: 4mo
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    I'll also give credit to Amazon. Their last few commercials have been among the best, 90 seconds and all that. Especially liked their latest ad with Harrison Ford, Forest Whitaker and those two girls from Broad City on Comedy Central. Really well paced and I liked how they did the Queen song at the end. Also crazy it already has over 38 million views on YouTube.
  • Jan 22, 2019 04:48 PM
    Last: 4mo
    253
    We just had 8 film trailers this year but they were all pretty good. Gotta say Us and Toy Story 4 were the most compelling.
  • Jan 27, 2019 06:11 PM
    Last: 4mo
    291

    There are lots. From this year though so far, gotta go with The Dude reprisal -

    Stella Artois - Change Up The Usual

  • Jan 22, 2019 04:48 PM
    Last: 4mo
    253

    I think my favorite part of the Super Bowl outside the game itself is the movie trailers. I like the other ads fine. But we usually get the best and most exclusive movie trailers dropping for the first time during the Super Bowl, like for all the upcoming summer blockbuster releases and whatnot.

    There have been 131 Super Bowl Movie Trailers since 1980 (and counting), so lots to chose from and reminisce here about!

    I also really like it when a somewhat indie film makes it through, cause that's the best chance that movie trailer will ever get to be known by the mass public, with ~100 million people all watching at the same time.

    Was thinking about the best Super Bowl movie trailers to ever drop, in anticipation for this year's lineup. And here's what I came up with, curious what makes your list.

    Paramount Pictures - A Quiet Place - Super Bowl Ad Trailer (2018)

    This one makes the list for the indie angle. I think it really put this film on the map for millions of people that might not have ever heard about it otherwise. Beyond that, it was perfect because of the nature of the film, to be really really quiet, really stuck out surrounded by all the loudness of the ads that aired around it so it caught my attention as something to really pay attention to.

    20th Century Fox - Deadpool - Super Bowl Ad Movie Trailer (2016)

    This might be the best Deadpool ad ever, and there are many good ones over the years. I just really liked the 4th wall breaking down, like they love to do, of saying 'See you this Friday, America'. Was just really well done I thought.

    20th Century Fox - Independence Day - Super Bowl Trailer (1996)

    Gotta give it up to this one as well. This film encapsulated summer blockbuster better than any film I think I have ever seen, before or since. Cheesy text on screen and voice acting from the Movie Guy.. pretty great.

    So, what tops your list?

  • Jun 22, 2017 01:23 PM
    Last: 4mo
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    Mandy Moore and Candy... makes sense. You can tell she had big time mixed feelings about being a bubble gum pop star. And you don't get much more 'pop aimed at the masses for a quick buck' than 'Candy'. :)
  • Jan 03, 2019 04:54 PM
    Last: 5mo
    558
    Thanks for that! Maybe will have another this year..
  • Dec 30, 2018 03:34 PM
    Last: 5mo
    188

    That is tricky. Reboots in general are so hit and miss and clearly just a ratings grab by networks that are out of new ideas. But that doesn't mean they all suck. I really liked the Roseanne reboot until they booted her from the show. The Connors should not have happened. Will and Grace is probably the best example of a reboot working out great.

    But Carell is 100%. Please don't revive The Office. It was already dragged on a few seasons longer than it should have been. It goes down as one of the greatest comedies ever, definitely for me. But the premise ran it's course. I would be way happier with a slightly different premise, same writers, completely new gang of actors, with maybe cameos from the old crew every now and again.

    Most shows don't make sense to reboot. My first thought from your list was 'Fresh Prince!'. Then I thought about it. How old is Will Smith now? That won't work because the show was based off of him growing up in an alien environment, rich vs poor and all that. It wouldn't be believable anymore.

    For some that could work that I'd be down for though:

    1. Seinfeld
    2. Everybody Loves Raymond
    3. Home Improvement (agree with you here, that'd be interesting)
    4. Parenthood
    5. House