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Monday
Mar252019

Beauty vs Beast: Girls Gone Wildin'

Happy Monday to one and all, Jason from MNPP here with this week's brand new edition of "Beauty vs Beast" -- enfant terrible provocateur Harmoney Korine is tossing another neon grenade our way this forthcoming Friday with his film The Beach Bum (reviewed at SXSW), twisting our sexual stoner preconceptions of Matthew McConaughey to suit his perverse needs. So for this week's contest, with Britney's voice still warbling in our heads, let's toss it back seven years to Korine's last much celebrated ode to the wacky Florida lifestyle, Spring Breakers.

In one corner we've got our four bikini kill co-eds (played by Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine) and everywhere else we've got the drug-dealing pistol-fellating Alien (James Franco), owner of shit.

PREVIOUSLY I figured last week's Eternal Sunshine contest wouldn't be close but it really, really, wasn't close -- Kirsten Dunst walked away with 92% of the vote over Elijah Wood's mega-creep; said Fitz:

"Mary, Mary, Mary. No contest. I think Kirsten Dunst's performance, as a supporting actor, was perhaps more impressive than Kate Winslet's with the limited time she got. Mary's arc was devastating, and Dunst (no surprises) was heartbreaking in the role. Sadly—just another Oscar nod that was denied Dunst who should have at least 6 and 1 win by now (her turns in Melancholia, The Beguiled, Bachelorette, All Good Things, The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, The Cat's Meow, Eternal Sunshine, Interview with the Vampire were all Oscar-worthy performances)"

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I'm glad that I'm not the only one who loved Dunst in Bachelorette!

March 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterErik

I give credit to Hudgens for trying to take risks with her career post HSM. She did Broadway as well and is generally regarded as the saving grace of the live musicals she appears in on TV.

March 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom G.

7 Nominations incl. 1 win? Holy cow! Can you Name the Performances which you exclude in the years? Ist one Thing to say, one Person must have more Oscars noms and for which Performances, but t he other to exclude others especially. ;-)

March 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

One of the genuine poops of recent years.

Nathaniel is a genuine film lover who genuinely understands film.

But doing anything other than spitting on Franco's performance is too much. He's so awful. I'd rather watch the Disobedience spit scene on a loop, without the lady walking out in disgust (I laugh every time I think of that).

March 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMe

But what about Crazy/Beautiful??? lol.

It's really upsetting that she couldn't get more traction for Melancholia, she definitely deserved a nod for that. I'm hoping she's nominated one day, but it doesn't seem like she's getting much these days.

March 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

Neither

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

I used to love James until all that sexual harassment stuff came out last year. He seems to be a pariah now in Hollywood, and I don't think he is in the running anymore for major roles.

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAunt Peg

The girls. Always the girls. I LOVE Spring Breakers btw.

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterthefilmjunkie

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