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Old 02-20-19, 08:37 AM
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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.
Maybe it was my frame of mind...everyone loved "MTG". I felt disconnected from the subjects...

"Free Solo" is the one to beat, in my mind.
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I'm not seeing this on kanopy...
If Kanopy is like Hoopla, it depends on what library system you used to sign up with, every system has a different inventory of books, movies, TV, music, etc.
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Old 02-20-19, 07:17 PM
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Okay, I only have enough prizes for one lucky winner. They're all from my personal collection and opened:

Blu-Ray: Dances With Wolves: 20th Anniversary
Blu-Ray: In The Heat Of The Night
Blu-Ray: Shakespeare In Love
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Old 02-21-19, 05:38 AM
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Woo hoo, prizes! Thank you Mao.
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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.
I know, right?! I was thinking, "I guess I have to watch this skateboard movie," and then I was blown away! I would actually LOVE to see it win. But I'd be happy with Free Solo too. Hopefully those that saw FS were able to do so on a big screen (I'm sure it makes a difference).
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If Kanopy is like Hoopla, it depends on what library system you used to sign up with, every system has a different inventory of books, movies, TV, music, etc.
Interesting. I have to say that my library has an AMAZING selection so I hope you others feel the same about yours.
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Tonight I have The Matrix and Aliens in a theatre at a brand new little film festival here in Calgary called The Escape Film Festival. I will also be seeing E.T., Willow and Starship Troopers, all honored by the Academy, among other classics. Should be a fun weekend!
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Final update --> https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/6...l#post13486396

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We're in the home stretch!
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Old 02-24-19, 07:28 AM
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Last day of the challenge. Time to get those last minute views in. I think I'm going to end on Alfred Hitchcock. We're in for severe weather so hopefully, I will have electricity to actually watch movies today.
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My final day will involve trying to get Roma in at work, and then of course the awards tonight. Finished my personal checklist last week, didn’t really try on the Challenge checklist.
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Well, I can no longer say I've never seen E.T. and getting to see it in a theatre with a bunch of young families was a special treat!
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This was strangely synchronous. As a big MST3K fan, this time of year makes me often think of Marooned, aka Space Travelers, the late 1969 Gregory Peck and Gene Hackman film that to date is the only Oscar-winning film riffed by the show. I watch the episode/film pretty much every February for this Challenge. So today, the day of the Oscars, I’m watching Roma, the film set in 1969/1970 and expected to win best picture and other awards tonight, and darn if there isn’t mentions of and a big scene of them watching Marooned in a theater.

So Roma gets double credit, right?
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Old 02-24-19, 06:14 PM
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I started to watch Guardians Of The Galaxy earlier on Hulu. I had to turn it off when buffering got too bad, but I enjoyed what I saw of it. I turned it off when Thanos made his appearance. It reminded me of an Infinity Wars prequel when I saw him.
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Old 02-25-19, 05:25 AM
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Well, I didn't watch the ceremony (I never do) but there were some good surprises and some not so good surprises.

I kinda figured that The Green Book would win even though I was hoping it wouldn't. It's a film that makes white people feel good about racism so I had a feeling it would win. As folks are already predicting, this one's going down in history in the same vein as Driving Miss Daisy.

Maybe because the Academy knew the backlash they'd get for the Best Picture choice, several black people won: Regina King, Ruth Carter (finally), Hannah Beachler, Peter Ramsey, Mahershala Ali, and Spike Lee/Kevin Willmott.

What say you all: did the Academy get it right?
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This challenge gives me an opportunity to watch classic films for the first time that I should have seen years ago. This year it was GoodFellas. I just about got to Citizen Kane, but I guess I will save it for 2020.
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Old 02-26-19, 05:34 AM
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I ended up with exactly the same total as last year, 38 views. However, with my effort to watch as many potential nominees as possible starting around October, I was able to see all but one by the time of Sunday's ceremony, the oddly allusive Never Look Away.

That left me wondering if I'll EVER get to see it... Why? Because I still have never been able to see the only nominee I haven't seen from the 2017 awards, the short film Watani: My Homeland. I don't understand why the producers don't make it available. What good is a documentary about as big an issue as families trying to flee the war-torn Syria if you don't let people see it? I just don't get it, don't they want their story told? I'd pay to see it, but it is completely unavailable, at least in Canada (but I don't see available anywhere else either). Strange.
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And thanks, lisadoris, for running one of my favourite challenges of the year.

And remember, all, that each category is voted on individually at the same time, and in particular the Best Picture category is scored with preferential balloting, so group collusion about awarding other people of colour to make up for the Green Book victory just isn't probable let alone possible. In fact, I'm sure the voters, who didn't even have to have it in first place on their ballot, thought a GB vote WAS a vote for another anti-racism movie. It may not have been the best choice, but it was high enough on everyone's ballot to score the win. In fact it could have won by being most voter's second choice as long as the first choices were scattered around, as this year's nominees likely were. I wonder what would have won in a straight up vote like in other categories?
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They should just do straight up voting for the Best Picture winner though who knows if that would have changed the outcome. We did have Crash and Driving Miss Daisy win for Best Picture so, there's a history of this sort of thing.

Do folks have any suggestions for next year's challenge? I think I am going to put the Checklist in Alpha order since the Oscar Database lists the categories in Alpha order. 2018- will be added to the checklist years.

It doesn't look like too many people took advantage of the Razzie or the Movie That Should Have Been Nominated checklist categories so I can nix those.
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It doesn't look like too many people took advantage of the Razzie or the Movie That Should Have Been Nominated checklist categories so I can nix those.
I used Groundhog Day for a movie that should have been nominated (screenplay), but didn't want to abuse it
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Old 02-26-19, 02:04 PM
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I thought about Star Trek II for a movie that should have been nominated, but never got around to it. My reasoning is that I always felt that Ricardo Montalban deserved a best supporting actor nod.
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