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Old 02-09-19, 01:35 PM
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Got a few prizes I'm working on...

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Old 02-09-19, 04:03 PM
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^ Thank you for your sponsorship, Mao. Much appreciated.

Earlier today I was browsing the Dish Guide, and came across Terminator 2, on one of the Epix channels. I hadn't seen it in years, so jumped at the chance for a challenge eligible movie. I wish others in the series were eligible as well, but oh well.
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Old 02-11-19, 04:01 PM
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"Hale County: This Morning This Evening", a documentary nominated this year, is being shown on "Independent Lens" on PBS this evening (2/11)....check your local listings.
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Updated "Where To See The Nominees" link here --> https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/6...l#post13486396
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I bought a digital copy of Black Panther yesterday. It came with bonus features too. Looking forward to watching it this month.
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I have been sick as the proverbial dog all week which lends itself to watching a bunch of films.
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Old 02-17-19, 10:45 AM
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So I wanted to make my case for the film that should have been nominated for an Oscar and it's Don Cheadle's performance in Devil in a Blue Dress. I listened to the commentary track and Carl Franklin mentioned that the studio desperately wanted a "name" for that role. I guess they were nervous that Denzel Washington couldn't open a film so they auditioned Sam L. Jackson, Delroy Lindo, and Marlon Wayans for the role of Mouse. Cheadle came in and nailed it so Franklin fought for him to get the role.

All these years later, it is still unbelieveably rare for any actor to steal a film from Denzel Washington and that's exactly what Don Cheadle did in this film. Mouse is a lovable sociopath who has some of the best lines of the film but it could have either gone into a farce or into scary black man territory. Cheadle kept it in-between those goal posts and turns in a wonderful performance. The Supporting Actor category in 96 included: William H. Macy -- Fargo; Armin Mueller-Stahl -- Shine; Edward Norton -- Primal Fear; and James Woods -- Ghosts of Mississippi. I haven't seen Shine and I really disliked Fargo but I think I would knock Woods out of the mix.

In the head-to-head with the winner, I think Don Cheadle is a much stronger actor than Cuba Gooding Jr., but his performance in Jerry Maguire is also damn memorable. Don't know who'd I'd choose between those two. Still, I think Cheadle should have at least gotten a nomination.

On a slightly different note, Franklin also talked about the fact that he, Washington, and Cheadle wanted to make more films with these characters. It sucks that they weren't able to do that. I've read all of the Easy Rawlins' books and most of them would make great films.
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So I wanted to make my case for the film that should have been nominated for an Oscar and it's Don Cheadle's performance in Devil in a Blue Dress. I listened to the commentary track and Carl Franklin mentioned that the studio desperately wanted a "name" for that role. I guess they were nervous that Denzel Washington couldn't open a film so they auditioned Sam L. Jackson, Delroy Lindo, and Marlon Wayans for the role of Mouse. Cheadle came in and nailed it so Franklin fought for him to get the role.

All these years later, it is still unbelieveably rare for any actor to steal a film from Denzel Washington and that's exactly what Don Cheadle did in this film. Mouse is a lovable sociopath who has some of the best lines of the film but it could have either gone into a farce or into scary black man territory. Cheadle kept it in-between those goal posts and turns in a wonderful performance. The Supporting Actor category in 96 included: William H. Macy -- Fargo; Armin Mueller-Stahl -- Shine; Edward Norton -- Primal Fear; and James Woods -- Ghosts of Mississippi. I haven't seen Shine and I really disliked Fargo but I think I would knock Woods out of the mix.

In the head-to-head with the winner, I think Don Cheadle is a much stronger actor than Cuba Gooding Jr., but his performance in Jerry Maguire is also damn memorable. Don't know who'd I'd choose between those two. Still, I think Cheadle should have at least gotten a nomination.

On a slightly different note, Franklin also talked about the fact that he, Washington, and Cheadle wanted to make more films with these characters. It sucks that they weren't able to do that. I've read all of the Easy Rawlins' books and most of them would make great films.
That film has never been on my radar. Should it be?
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That film has never been on my radar. Should it be?
If you like detective films, film noir, Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle then yes, I highly recommend it. The film would fit in with next month's Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge too.
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I was able to see Being John Malkovich in a theatre last night (at 10pm... sheesh)! What a cool film. Gotta love Charlie Kaufman. 3 nominations too. Nice to see a cooky film like this get some Oscar attention.
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Alright, after viewing Solo and Christopher Robin today, I have only one 2019 nominee left... Never Look Away, which, at the current time, seems impossible to see before next week's ceremony. So close...!
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BTW, Hale County This Morning, This Evening is also available on Kanopy.
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Alright, after viewing Solo and Christopher Robin today, I have only one 2019 nominee left... Never Look Away, which, at the current time, seems impossible to see before next week's ceremony. So close...!
Sweet!

I will have seen all the features and shorts, too...with the exception of Capernaum and Never Look Away....can't find them anywhere!
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BTW, Hale County This Morning, This Evening is also available on Kanopy.
Thanks!

I'll add it to the list. I'd extremely good! Takes the usual documentary conventions and kinda throws them out the window. Very effective!
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Old 02-19-19, 03:49 AM
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There are quite a few movies i still want to get in on this last week. Have dental surgery today, so plan to use my time of being laid up to get back into this challenge.
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Sweet!

I will have seen all the features and shorts, too...with the exception of Capernaum and Never Look Away....can't find them anywhere!
Fortunately I had heard enough about Capernaum by the time it screened at the Calgary International Film Festival in September and caught it there. Had no chance at all for NLA as it has never screened in western Canada that I know of. Just TIFF out east.
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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Select Animation and Live Action are available on iTunes and other platforms for purchase. "Bao" and "Late Afternoon" are missing from the Animation line-up, but all of the Live Action shorts are a part of the package.
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I wish there was a comprehensive list of all Oscar nominated movies that was sortable by running time.
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I know this after the fact, but "Minding the Gap" was on POV last night on PBS, I'm not sure how they did it (time compression of some sort) but they made a 93 min. movie run at 83 min. - it didn't look like the movie was cut aside from the 'saucy language' being obscured but it looked like the full complete movie.
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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Select Animation and Live Action are available on iTunes and other platforms for purchase. "Bao" and "Late Afternoon" are missing from the Animation line-up, but all of the Live Action shorts are a part of the package.
I wonder why 'Late Afternoon' is not included ?
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Updated "Where To See The Nominees" link here --> https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/6...l#post13486396

Incredibles 2 - (DVD/Blu / Digital Purchase/Rental)
Incredibles 2 is also on NetFlix ( link )


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BTW, Hale County This Morning, This Evening is also available on Kanopy.
I'm not seeing this on kanopy...
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I'm not seeing this on kanopy...
I wonder if the list is different between Canada and the USA?
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Watched Minding the Gap on PBS last night and that was not what I was expecting. The description said it was a movie about skateboarders but yeah, that's not what the film is really about in a good and surprising way.
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