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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby AfroSamurai » 24 January 2017, 20:23

I finally saw Rogue One late last night and I'm happy to say that I am officially in love.

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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby AfroSamurai » 24 January 2017, 20:45

Oh, the Academy Award nominations are out as well.

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Best Picture
Arrival
Producers: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, Aaron Ryder, David Linde

Fences
Producers: Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, Todd Black

Hacksaw Ridge
Producers: Bill Mechanic, David Permut

Hell or High Water
Producers: Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn

Hidden Figures
Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi

La La Land
Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt

Lion
Producers: Emile Sherman & Iain Canning, Angie Fielder

Manchester By the Sea
Producers: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin Walsh

Moonlight
Producers: Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Best Supporting- Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting- Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Dev Patel (Lion)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Director
Arrival -- Denis Villeneuve
Hacksaw Ridge -- Mel Gibson
La La Land -- Damien Chazelle
Manchester by the Sea -- Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight -- Barry Jenkins


Best Cinematography
Arrival (Bradford Young)
La La Land (Linus Sandgren)
Lion (Grieg Fraser)
Moonlight (James Laxton)
Silence (Rodrigo Prieto)


Best Documentary Feature
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
The 13th

Best Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine, Denmark, Martin Zandvliet, director
A Man Called Ove, Sweden, Hannes Holm, director
The Salesman, Iran, Asghar Farhadi, director
Tanna, Australia, Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors
Toni Erdmann, Germany, Maren Ade, director


Best Costume Design
Allied (Joanna Johnston)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Colleen Atwood)
Florence Foster Jenkins (Consolata Boyle)
Jackie (Madeline Fontaine)
La La Land (Mary Zophres)

Best Original Score
Jackie (Micachu)
La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
Lion (Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka)
Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)
Passengers (Thomas Newman)

Best Original Song
"Audition" (La La Land)
""Can’t Stop the Feeling!" (Trolls)
"City of Stars" (La La Land)
"The Empty Chair" (Jim: The James Foley Story)
"How Far I'll Go" (Moana)

Best Sound Editing
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

Best Sound Mixing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Best Documentary Short
4.1 Miles (University of California, Berkeley)
Extremis (f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures)
Joe’s Violin (Lucky Two Productions)
Watani: My Homeland (ITN Productions)
The White Helmets (Grain Media and Violet Films)

Best Production Design
Arrival (Patrice Vermette)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Stuart Craig)
Hail Caesar
La La Land (Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco)
Passengers (Guy Hendrix Dyas)

Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water (Taylor Sheridan)
La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou)
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Arrival (Eric Heisserer)
Fences (August Wilson)
Hidden Figures (Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi)
Lion (Luke Davies)
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McRaney)

Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus Features)
Moana (Disney)
My Life As a Zucchini (GKIDS)
The Red Turtle (Sony Classics)
Zootopia (Disney)

Best Animated Short
Blind Vaysha (National Film Board of Canada)
Borrowed Time (Quorum Films)
Pear Cider and Cigarettes (Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation)
Pearl (Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures)
Piper (Pixar)

Best Film Editing
Arrival (Joe Walker)
Hacksaw Ridge (John Gilbert)
Hell or High Water (Jake Roberts)
La La Land (Tom Cross)
Moonlight (Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders)


Best Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/oscar-nominations-2017-complete-list-nominees-960044


Your thoughts on the nominees? Any snubs or undeserved nominations?
I guess this means Mad Mel can go back to sitting with the cool kids. Yay.
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Tony » 24 January 2017, 21:47

Having a quick look at the nominations for the 89th Academy/Oscar Awards, a few snubs stuck out to me.

Firstly, I think Amy Adam was one of the big casualty of this year's crazily overstuffed Best Actress race. She shone bright as Dr. Louise Banks in Arrival. She was also great in Nocturnal Animals, which leads to Aaron Taylor-Johnson who won Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes for the film, however he was snub in favour of costar Michael Shannon.

Sully only got a nom for Best Sound Editing. Snubbed perhaps for Best Picture, maybe Clint Eastwood for Best Director or/and Tom Hanks for Best Actor.

I heard alot of good things about Deadpool, like it being different from the other superhero films and the Golden Globes wholeheartedly endorsed it. After the expansion of the Best Picture category was designed as an effort to incorporate more populist favourites after The Dark Knight was edged out in 2008, I felt it may have the beneficiary of that policy this year but perhaps it wasn't the right fit for the Oscar crowd after all.




I watched Lion today in the cinema and it is such a beautiful film, with a simple story line, without any frills. It deals with aspects of origin and identity, and that we cannot escape from who we really are.

Superb, superb acting from everyone, from the young Indian actors, specially Sunny Pawar that plays the young Sarro, to Dev Patel who has clearly matured into a top class act and is endearing and touching playing the older Saroo. I think Dev Patel def deserved his Oscar nomination today. :)
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Brenden » 25 January 2017, 17:42

Tony wrote:… but perhaps it was wasn't the right fit for the Oscar crowd after all.

Because the Academy is still largely a group of old farts.

Gotta wait for them to fuck off into their graves, which, with recent trends, thankfully may not be that long.
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby AfroSamurai » 26 January 2017, 19:21

Tony wrote:Firstly, I think Amy Adam was one of the big casualty of this year's crazily overstuffed Best Actress race. She shone bright as Dr. Louise Banks in Arrival.

Oh OK, I'm going to see this then. I had been put off by Jeremy Renner but had been considering seeing it due to the storyline. I'm now convinced I should watch. Tell me, besides the two, are there any prominent characters of colour in the film?

Sully only got a nom for Best Sound Editing. Snubbed perhaps for Best Picture, maybe Clint Eastwood for Best Director or/and Tom Hanks for Best Actor.

I can't imagine the furore a Clintwood nomination would have caused- he distinctively symbolic of the old Hollywood which all the woke children are lambasting and want to be forgotten. Plus his infamous one man 'show' at the RNC would dug up again by pop culture opinion writers and meme-creators alike. Not the sort of thing Cheryl Boone Isaacs would want I image...but then again, Mel is back.

I heard alot of good things about Deadpool, like it being different from the other superhero films and the Golden Globes wholeheartedly endorsed it.

It's a fun, camp action flick which doesn't take itself seriously at all. But I don't think there's enough substance (and substance abuse) in it to be considered as a Best Picture contender.[/quote]
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Mod » 27 January 2017, 01:39

No word in for The Hunt for The Wilderpeople despite it being one of the most well regarded films of last year.
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Healie » 28 January 2017, 01:44

I'd like to see this movie

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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Tony » 28 January 2017, 13:07

I quite interested in seeing Hidden Figure in the cinema soon :)

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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby rxxli » 29 January 2017, 22:17

Well I watched iBoy today. Let's just say that I was not impressed. It kind of gave me an 8 year old movie feel. It felt like a cheap action flick from 2009 or something like that. Something that all the boys in highschool would watch and I would be sitting there thinking "this was boring".

It holds the classic British movie look - everything is bleak as fuck. Is it just me or do all British movies lack joy and happiness? Story is quite boring as well. A boy gets shot in the head and the fragments of the phone get lodged in his brain. And then he suddenly gains powers and can do shit with tech around him. Interesting premise of course. But it's kind of wasted. It never get properly explained. Anyways... as a payback he goes after some gang and then you have people getting hit in the face, threats, guns, ... Meh. Story is messy, we never really get any info about any of characters, ...

I thought that movies like this stopped getting made. I was obviously wrong.
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby SS91 » 3 February 2017, 21:47

Sully (2016)

Tom Hanks and the emergency landing of the airplane into the Hudson River in New York. Really enjoyed this film too and it was interesting and alarming how dismissive the authorities were of Sully's actions that saved 155 on board.

8.5/10. :-)
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Josh » 6 February 2017, 01:12

^ Beat me to it by about 60 seconds :lol:

I don't care what most people think of these movies, I love them to pieces - the sequels as much as the original. And this one looks far better than the fourth (which I think was the weakest) and it has a couple of really good directors behind it.
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Tony » 6 February 2017, 04:01

As a huge fan of the MCU, my favourite trailer/TV spot from the Super Bowl was def Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's one. It was funny, action packed and the bit at the end, made me laugh so much when I first saw it. I can't wait to see the film in the cinema! :noes:

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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby OprahWindFury » 6 February 2017, 04:21

Emma Watson is a brilliant actor
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Josh » 6 February 2017, 04:50

rxxli wrote:It holds the classic British movie look - everything is bleak as fuck. Is it just me or do all British movies lack joy and happiness?

...Interesting premise of course. But it's kind of wasted. It never get properly explained. Anyways... as a payback he goes after some gang and then you have people getting hit in the face, threats, guns, ... Meh. Story is messy, we never really get any info about any of characters

Some say a country's film output is reflective of the attitudes to that country itself (i.e. American films being obnoxiously optimistic or notably patriotic, Scandi-films being dark and noir-esque, British films... yeah :P ). That being said I think there's been more films to break free of that depressing mould in recent years in British cinema. So maybe not all, though I agree about a vast majority.

It sounds like the end product was exactly as the trailer suggested (a trailer which I only saw on here and have seen no further reference to this movie anywhere)...a weird blend of sci-fi ideas mixed with a bit of a gang/thriller film. Apart from attractive leads and a few decent actors that look to be wasted in it, nothing else seemed too appealing.

Tony wrote:As a huge fan of the MCU, my favourite trailer/TV spot from the Super Bowl was def Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's one. It was funny, action packed and the bit at the end, made me laugh so much when I first saw it. I can't wait to see the film in the cinema! :noes:

Looking forward to this a lot - these films are so vibrant and colourful, and happen to have awesome characters too!

Apart from GotG though I'm pretty much done with the MCU. Apart from the middle Captain America film which was superb, none of the others have really impressed me. The Iron Man films are fine but don't really seem to do much that Spiderman and X-Men films hadn't already done better. I find the Thor films quite dull. The first Captain America also didn't really began to drag, and the third one was an overblown mess that felt like a two hour trailer for the MCU itself. The first Avengers film was a typical blow-up-New-York movie, the sequel marginally better but an overblown mess. I've not even gotten around to Ant-Man or Doctor Strange and probably won't either. Add in the TV shows and it's just so much cinematic gluttony. There's no breathing room between any of it to appreciate it all properly and each film seems to be a promotion vehicle for the next. I might give Homecoming a go - just to see if giving up the Andrew Garfield films was worth it (I really liked them both, they felt like they were setting up something with a whole lot more potential).

The same problem has happened with X-Men too (and I suspect DC though I've not seen any of those films yet - despite finding the DC characters far more interesting, and it's also happening to Star Wars). It's tried to retool a self-contained trilogy of films from a decade ago into the start of a huge cinematic universe and it's gotten messy. I don't really like comics at all as they lack proper consequences... that's now coming across in all these tied films. I really hope GotG2 remains accessible to people who aren't following the wider set of films any more. If I'd been a fan of only Captain America and saw that third movie I'd have been pretty pissed.
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Dustin » 6 February 2017, 18:51

Excited! :noes:
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby rxxli » 6 February 2017, 22:08

Josh wrote:Some say a country's film output is reflective of the attitudes to that country itself (i.e. American films being obnoxiously optimistic or notably patriotic, Scandi-films being dark and noir-esque, British films... yeah :P ). That being said I think there's been more films to break free of that depressing mould in recent years in British cinema. So maybe not all, though I agree about a vast majority.

It sounds like the end product was exactly as the trailer suggested (a trailer which I only saw on here and have seen no further reference to this movie anywhere)...a weird blend of sci-fi ideas mixed with a bit of a gang/thriller film. Apart from attractive leads and a few decent actors that look to be wasted in it, nothing else seemed too appealing.

That's probably right. Actually I think that the whole European cinema is a lot more depressing.

That's pretty much a fair assessment of the movie. The only good thing is the cute lead actor. I would say that the idea isn't bad either, but the execution leaves much to be desired.
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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Healie » 7 February 2017, 17:05

All of the super bowl trailers.



For some reason, Life looks appealing



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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postby Mod » 8 February 2017, 07:30

I think I'm almost done with caring about MCu announcements. I'll still see the movies and shows for sure but Oh My Gooood the hype trains go on for too long.

Anyway I'm going to go and see Fences sometime soon, really keen for this one.

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