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Space Freely

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« Reply #480 on: January 11, 2018, 05:15:50 pm »
I thought former professional wrestler dwayne johnson was the highest paid actor

That was 2016 apparently

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/11/opinions/williams-wahlberg-pay-gap-opinion-alaimo/index.html

In 2017, as Hollywood's women bravely spoke out against sexual harassment, the pay gap between female and male actors did not seem to be closing. According to Forbes' list of top-paid actors, Wahlberg -- the highest-paid man in the biz -- made $42 million more than the top-paid actress, Emma Stone.

On a side note I have to laugh at Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams crying about being underpaid when they have a net worth of 20 million each.

walkonbyeeeeeeeee

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« Reply #481 on: January 11, 2018, 11:06:30 pm »
I'm not sure whether to think this whole Mark Wahlberg thing, is simply where one actor, whether male or female, negotiated a better deal for themselves and somehow . . . that's a bad thing? If I could get an extra 1.5 million dollars for my job, I think I would say yes to it.

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« Reply #482 on: January 11, 2018, 11:55:20 pm »
Johnson is box office viagra.
Wahlberg sucks.  He is a real piece of human garbage.  Check out his history of racism and assaulting children by throwing rocks at them while he was a teenager. 
Personally I do not watch his movies for the reasons above.

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« Reply #483 on: January 16, 2018, 10:06:59 am »
Really liked I, Tonya. And so far am loving having a moviepass. Tonight going to see The Post. Will Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep get on my nerves, or will I like it? We shall see.

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« Reply #484 on: January 16, 2018, 10:45:33 am »
I also really liked I, Tonya. No chance of winning Best Picture, but Allison Janney is certainly a strong contender for Best Supporting.

I'll be skipping The Post. I think I am one of the few people who simply isn't a fan of Spielberg films. I find them formulaic and utterly predictable.   

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« Reply #485 on: January 16, 2018, 12:09:13 pm »
Johnson is box office viagra.
Wahlberg sucks.  He is a real piece of human garbage.  Check out his history of racism and assaulting children by throwing rocks at them while he was a teenager. 
Personally I do not watch his movies for the reasons above.

He served time for his crimes and seems genuinely remorseful and has gone on to (I think) live a crime and racism free life since doing some fucked up things as a teenager. Aren't we as a good society supposed to forgive people like that? I mean, if the victims were your family or friends I could see how it might be more difficult to forgive....

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« Reply #486 on: January 16, 2018, 12:58:17 pm »
I think I am one of the few people who simply isn't a fan of Spielberg films. I find them formulaic and utterly predictable.

ditto


I Am Not Your Negro is an excellent documentary about Evers, King and Malcolm X through the eyes of the eloquent James Baldwin (voice by Samuel L. Jackson).  The perfect film to watch yesterday or any day for that matter.  Found it on Amazon.  EVERYONE needs to see this film.

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« Reply #487 on: January 17, 2018, 01:20:50 pm »
I also really liked I, Tonya. No chance of winning Best Picture, but Allison Janney is certainly a strong contender for Best Supporting.

I'll be skipping The Post. I think I am one of the few people who simply isn't a fan of Spielberg films. I find them formulaic and utterly predictable.

It was SO BAD. I went to see it because I have a moviepass and thought I would appreciate the story. Totally overdone and obvious. Like every single part of every single scene was deliberately made to look "just so" down to where people were standing. Things totally looking like a movie set and just UGH.

People will fucking love it though.

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« Reply #488 on: January 17, 2018, 01:21:20 pm »
I think I am one of the few people who simply isn't a fan of Spielberg films. I find them formulaic and utterly predictable.

ditto


I Am Not Your Negro is an excellent documentary about Evers, King and Malcolm X through the eyes of the eloquent James Baldwin (voice by Samuel L. Jackson).  The perfect film to watch yesterday or any day for that matter.  Found it on Amazon.  EVERYONE needs to see this film.

Saw this in the theater and loved it.

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« Reply #489 on: January 30, 2018, 08:59:36 am »
Saw 3 Billboards last night. Good character study for the mom, but otherwise not the best. Why is this winning everything? Shape of Water and Call Me By Your Name were so much better. In Bruges is still his best movie.

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« Reply #490 on: January 30, 2018, 09:28:34 am »
The Florida Project and Phantom Thread were the best films I saw this year. Lady Bird and 3 Billboards were good. Shape of Water was tripe.
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« Reply #491 on: February 03, 2018, 02:05:50 pm »
I can't believe the hoopla over three billboards . . . it was ok to good, but not a masterpiece.  and just wait, for Winchester to come on video.  you know, like vhs video; that's how bad it is.

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« Reply #492 on: February 03, 2018, 03:23:30 pm »
Recent movies of note:

Paddington 2: 9.5 out of 10
God's Own Country: 8.5 out of 10.
I, Daniel Blake: 6.5 out of 10
Mother! 3.5 out of 10

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« Reply #493 on: February 03, 2018, 04:02:58 pm »
Darkest Hour was a solid 7.5.

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« Reply #494 on: March 20, 2018, 10:31:05 pm »
I'm watching Shape of Water as I type this and I'm wondering how the hell did this stinker win Best Picture?