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Is it okay to mention a TV show? Because I have been binging the second season of Future Man on the weekend, and it is the funniest thing I have seen all year. Haley Joel Osment is terrific in it, and if this was the kind of show that gets awards (and sadly it isn't, as evidenced by the fact that Derek Wilson was getting no awards love at all for season one despite being amazing), he would be nominated for everything.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMrW

Still thinking about The Last Thing He Wanted even though we haven't seen a trailer or anything yet. Gah, I badly want that movie to be good.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew St.Clair

MrW -- is that the Josh Hutcherson show? I tried that but hated it. but glad you're enjoying!

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I've just been astounded at post-Memorial Day openings of supposedly big blockbuster movies (Godzilla, LIfe of Pets, Dark Phoenix, MIB) not just being underwhelming, but in most cases utterly pathetic. I guess we can say audiences are more discerning and these movies never looked good or something, but there's GOT to be more to it?

On the other side of the coin is Disney. Even their throw-away movies like Dumbo didn't do TOO bad relative to the movies I just mentioned. And even with MASSIVE pre-release buzz, Aladdin is on its way to 300m+ DOM and probably 900m+ worldwide. The latter is due to IP's strength and great WOM, but still. And on the horizon this summer? Toy Story 4, Lion King. Even Spider-Man is Disney-adjacent.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I mean to say re: Aladdin, with its MASSIVE *bad* pre-release buzz.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I am rewatching Malcolm in the Middle and i still can't understand why Jane Kaczmarek never won an Emmy and why the ensemble cast was never nominated at the SAG awards

But talking about movies i been thinking a lot in Me, Myself and Irene because is my favorite performance from Jim Carrey, his facial expressions but specially the physical work is insane. I love when actors use their whole body in comedy.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCésar Gaytán

I’m wondering if they’re going to bother waiting to see if the just announced Hunger Games prequel novel sells well before a film adaptation is announced or not.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRobert G

Yes, it is. The second season is better than the first, but if you weren't into that, the second probably still isn't for you. I like the irreverence of it all and the way it plays with wherever time travel plot devices can move a story. And considering I expected Osment to be merely a bit of stunt casting before I watched the show, I was really impressed by him, especially in season two.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMrW

I rewatched the 1939 version of The Women yesterday and started thinking about how strange that 2008 remake was. The 1939 film of its time - delightful in context but sexist today, and there's really no reason to modernize it. And so many things about the 2008 remake were ill-fitting and strangely retro; why not just make another film with an all-female cast?

Anyway, that's probably the most anyone's thought about that remake of The Women since it was released.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Any chance the ensemble of BOOKSMART could surprise at the SAGs?

This was a cast chocked full of originals!!

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

The new West Side Story looks brown

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

DAVID - If BOOKSMART does get a nomination, I don’t believe it would include Billie Lourd and most of the younger cast.

Kaitlyn and Beanie share the first credit together, so in theory it could be only them eligible if I understand the rules correctly. Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis get their own credits. Then everyone else (more or less the entire high school characters) shares their credits with someone else, so I assume that makes them ineligible for the SAG Ensemble award.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

I'm almost in love with Madame X. It's been a struggle but it finally happened,

Você pensa que eu sou louca.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Don't like the first picture of the new West Side Story. Maria looks... white again? Seriously?

Am I going to have to endure another awful Puerto Rican accent?

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

On my mind right now is Toy Story 4, and how on earth am I this exciting to see a movie that I've been confused about existing since it was first announced?

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDevin D

What happened to the color in the West Side Story remake? No!!

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCash

After Big Little Lies I want whatever on tv with Nicole, Alexander and Laura together. And a movie directed by David Lynch.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterFeline Justice

I'm thinking about the upcoming Judy movie.

The nice thing for Zellweger is that if it's a success, she needn't bother with the "can she win?" conversation that plagues Glenn and Annette whenever they're in the running. A modest awards run would be sweet, a Best Actress nomination even sweeter.

If Judy performs as well as 20th Century Women (Globe nod), Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (BAFTA nod) or The Wife (shot at the win) I don't think we'll feel the same anxiety and disappointment that it didn't do even more—'cause Renee already has her Oscar.

Either way I think there's more goodwill for her than the last decade suggests.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterH

Courtship of Eddie’s Father was on TCM yesterday. So Shirley Jones is on my mind. She should have done more films like Elmer Gantry, playing against type, but also as a fully-formed, randy female (like she was IRL according to her autobiography). Also, Ron Howard really was a remarkable child actor.

Also, I NEED more musicals right now, so super excited for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Just re-watched Godford Park, and Children of Men not long ago...

Why isn't Clive Owen a bigger star!?!

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

And West Side Story
And In the Heights
And Judy

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I watched Be Kind Rewind's assessment of the 2009 best actress Oscar race on YouTube yesterday. Her insights are so thoughtful. I love how she provides historical context for each race that ventures beyond the bounds of the nominees' performances and careers to the larger sociocultural climate of the time.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

Watched Brief Encounter last week. It's perfect.

Thinking about a few films on my to-watch list, including Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death and Cocteau's Orpheus.

Also looking forward to revisiting A Streetcar Named Desire soon.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTravis

I saw The Last Black Man in San Francisco yesterday and I still can't shake it. So beautifully crafted, and that score! GAH. This is major, and I wish people would go see it in theaters. It deserves to become a word of mouth success.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDancin' Dan

A Travis saying that BRIEF ENCOUNTER is perfect and it's not me?

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTravis C

Brief Encounter is perfect. I agree completely.

But I was thinking about Shirley Knight. I thought I saw her yesterday (it wasn't her) and I was thinking about her career. She came out of the gate fast (early nominations, prestige pictures) but she hasn't acted in a few years. Can she still get a juicy role? Or maybe an honorary Oscar?

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom G.


June 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTravis

When I brush my teeth in the morning I pretend I'm Frances McDormand and say O-live-yah Col-mah.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

I’m watching El Ministerio Del Tiempo, in Spanish with English subtitles. And I’m starting to think I maybe understand a little why people say they don’t like subtitled things. It’s not just the reading thing.

Although I’m aware of most of the Spanish historical events (Lope de Vega, El Cid, Spanish Armada, Spanish Civil War, etc.) I just have a glancing knowledge, so I feel I’m not getting the context and attitudes and shaping of what they are doing. It’s like coming in at the middle of the story. You’re playing catch up, but you don’t have the info.

Is that part of why old movies and foreign movies are considered difficult? People have no contextual knowledge of other eras and histories, so it’s hard to connect?

PS I do love the actor in the time travel team in Ministry Of Time who comes from the 1500s(?). He’s so sharp edged and definite and swash buckling.

June 17, 2019 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Starting the day with a perennial or pet is the only way.

June 18, 2019 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

Nikky Blonsky' comeback in a Mama Cass Elliot biopic. I hope their age match.

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJorge

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