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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #2355 on: January 14, 2016, 10:35:43 am »
I saw Mad Max: Fury Road and enjoyed it.  But Best Picture...really?

jez 10 noms over all

yikes

I had no idea that all these people had them as their #1 movie of 2015 too
1st ? Noel Murray , The A.V. Club
1st ? Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
1st ? Kyle Smith, New York Post
1st ? Sara Stewart, New York Post
1st ? Scott Mendelson, Forbes
1st ? Calum Marsh, Details (magazine)
1st ? Liz Shannon Miller, Indiewire
1st ? Ben Travers, Indiewire
1st ? Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
1st ? Jeff Baker, The Oregonian
1st ? Richard Lawson , Vanity Fair
1st ? Simon Abrams, Village Voice
1st ? Nick Schager, Village Voice
1st ? Bilge Ebiri, Vogue
1st ? Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
1st ? Alison Willmore, Buzzfeed
1st ? Consequence of Sound
1st - Empire Magazine (staff consensus)
1st ? The Playlist
1st ? Slant Magazine

This is a terrible year for film all around and that film is idiotic. Room should win althought Spotlight was really good.
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« Reply #2356 on: January 14, 2016, 10:46:27 am »
I don't know, #28 is the only way I could attend any High School sport
and what is Body Passing?

is that crowd surfing?

and taking away trash-talk...might as well play solitaire

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Body passing? Shit, I thought it said body piercing. I'm cool with body passing, whatever that is.

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« Reply #2357 on: January 14, 2016, 10:48:32 am »
As a strictly Netflix guy, I'm always six months behind the curve on films, so have seen very few of the Oscar nominated films.

That said, from reading critics lists, it seems like may Carol was snubbed?

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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #2358 on: January 14, 2016, 11:12:42 am »
I don't know, #28 is the only way I could attend any High School sport
and what is Body Passing?

is that crowd surfing?

and taking away trash-talk...might as well play solitaire

jez-louise


Body passing? Shit, I thought it said body piercing. I'm cool with body passing, whatever that is.
It's basically crowd surfing someone (usually females) up the seats in an arena.
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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #2359 on: January 14, 2016, 11:13:50 am »
I don't know, #28 is the only way I could attend any High School sport
and what is Body Passing?

is that crowd surfing?

and taking away trash-talk...might as well play solitaire

jez-louise


Body passing? Shit, I thought it said body piercing. I'm cool with body passing, whatever that is.
It's basically crowd surfing someone (usually females) up the seats in an arena.

that actually sound kind of dangerous if there are seats and possibly a incline!?
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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #2360 on: January 14, 2016, 11:22:12 am »
I don't know, #28 is the only way I could attend any High School sport
and what is Body Passing?

is that crowd surfing?

and taking away trash-talk...might as well play solitaire

jez-louise


Body passing? Shit, I thought it said body piercing. I'm cool with body passing, whatever that is.
It's basically crowd surfing someone (usually females) up the seats in an arena.

that actually sound kind of dangerous if there are seats and possibly a incline!?
It's quite unsafe, actually. Used to be very popular at UofM football games (with a bowl stadium design you could go from bottom to true top) and a similar ban was placed in effect in late 70s.
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« Reply #2361 on: January 14, 2016, 12:12:42 pm »
I saw Mad Max: Fury Road and enjoyed it.  But Best Picture...really?

jez 10 noms over all

yikes

I had no idea that all these people had them as their #1 movie of 2015 too
1st ? Noel Murray , The A.V. Club
1st ? Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
1st ? Kyle Smith, New York Post
1st ? Sara Stewart, New York Post
1st ? Scott Mendelson, Forbes
1st ? Calum Marsh, Details (magazine)
1st ? Liz Shannon Miller, Indiewire
1st ? Ben Travers, Indiewire
1st ? Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
1st ? Jeff Baker, The Oregonian
1st ? Richard Lawson , Vanity Fair
1st ? Simon Abrams, Village Voice
1st ? Nick Schager, Village Voice
1st ? Bilge Ebiri, Vogue
1st ? Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
1st ? Alison Willmore, Buzzfeed
1st ? Consequence of Sound
1st - Empire Magazine (staff consensus)
1st ? The Playlist
1st ? Slant Magazine

Wow, it really got nominated for Best Picture? Sure, the film was non-stop fun and looks great, but best picture of the year? Really? I'd love if it won. Only to piss everyone off, but I guess I didn't realize so many people/publications/sites picked it as their top of the year.

Sicario was absolutely fantastic.
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« Reply #2362 on: January 14, 2016, 01:09:16 pm »
This is the price you pay for expanding the category from 5 nominations to 10.

But think about this - they only nominated 8 this year - they couldn't even find two more that were worthy after including Mad Max.
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« Reply #2363 on: January 14, 2016, 01:13:53 pm »
This is the price you pay for expanding the category from 5 nominations to 10.

But think about this - they only nominated 8 this year - they couldn't even find two more that were worthy after including Mad Max.
To be fair that's because of how they've changed the rules. It went from 5 to 10 but then a few years ago it went to "up to 10." Films have to get a certain % of first-place votes to be a nominee. Oscar insiders say 8 films is going to start being the most common nominee amount just because of the voting system mathematically.

The whole Oscar voting protocols for Best Picture are bizarre and if more people knew how they decided on a winner, they'd think its nuts.
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« Reply #2364 on: January 14, 2016, 02:24:37 pm »
Why has the government not done anything about those dumb rednecks in Oregon?
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« Reply #2365 on: January 14, 2016, 02:43:33 pm »
Why has the government not done anything about those dumb rednecks in Oregon?
Because they're patriots, duh,
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« Reply #2366 on: January 14, 2016, 02:54:36 pm »
Why has the government not done anything about those dumb rednecks in Oregon?
Because they're patriotswhite, duh,
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« Reply #2367 on: January 14, 2016, 04:20:40 pm »
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« Reply #2368 on: January 14, 2016, 04:30:22 pm »
because Ammon Bundy is so fucking hot!  he needs to come occupy my house.

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« Reply #2369 on: January 14, 2016, 05:37:16 pm »
i hear he has a fantastic dildo collection.  guaranteed fun times.
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