| Movie/TV Board|| re: Any movies based in Louisiana? - bluestem75 on 3/14/14 at 2:52 pm|
It's animated, but The Princess and the Frog?...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: If these movies were released in the same year, which wins Best Picture Oscar? - bluestem75 on 3/14/14 at 10:58 am|
NOT a technical award. I'm so tired of hearing this argument. The Academy clearly thought this was the BP of the year. It wasn't even close.
[quote]It didn't win any actor wards, and was only up for one. It's screenplay wasn't even nominated, so you know it lost two fai...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: If these movies were released in the same year, which wins Best Picture Oscar? - bluestem75 on 3/14/14 at 10:52 am|
[quote]So did Gravity this year...yet...[/quote]
which is why they really f-ed up this year. On that note, however, Cabaret won 8 in 1972 and The Godfather only won 3....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: If these movies were released in the same year, which wins Best Picture Oscar? - bluestem75 on 3/14/14 at 10:44 am|
Titanic--in a landslide--it would win its 11 against any field (except Schindler's List maybe)
I like Gladiator on that list best, but I wouldn't vote for it over Titanic--that film was a game changer in so many ways.
Titanic is in a category along with GWTW, West Side Story, Ben-Hur, and LOTR...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Need help selecting my next TV series to watch on Netflix - bluestem75 on 3/13/14 at 11:44 am|
[quote]Battlestar Galactica [/quote]
| Movie/TV Board|| Quantum of Solace - bluestem75 on 3/10/14 at 9:50 am|
Just watched Casino Royale and Quantum back to back this weekend. I seriously don't get all of the hate for QOS. Entertainment Weekly had it ranked as one of the worst Bond movies ever made behind duds like Moonraker, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, A View to a Kill, and License to Kill....
| Political Talk|| re: Remember the attacks on those asserting that "12 Years A Slave" won... - bluestem75 on 3/8/14 at 11:27 am|
[quote]I've seen all of the movies that were up for best picture and 12 Years A Slave was EASILY the best. [/quote]
Then why did it only win 3 of its 9 nominations? It lost Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Costume, Prod Design, and Editing.
If its elements aren't good enough to win, how can...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Just saw Usual Suspects. Didn't like it. spoilers - bluestem75 on 3/7/14 at 9:29 am|
I agree. Saw the twist coming a mile away. Don't understand why Spacey won in the supporting category. He's clearly the lead....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Mad Men, Lost, The Following, Bates motel, or House Of Cards - bluestem75 on 3/5/14 at 3:29 pm|
Don't listen to the haters on this board...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Your favorite music videos of all time (80s, 90s, 2000s) - bluestem75 on 3/5/14 at 3:24 pm|
Madonna-Material Girl/Express Yourself
Madonna--Vogue/Ray of Light
REM--Losing my Religion
They still made music videos?...
| Political Talk|| Can Lerner even take the 5th in this situation? - bluestem75 on 3/5/14 at 2:41 pm|
[quote][b]No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury[/b], except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be s...
| Political Talk|| re: The war on women is very real and needs to stop now. - bluestem75 on 3/5/14 at 10:30 am|
[quote]Can you link to where NOW says its OK for him to rape? [/quote]
Can you link to where they openly comndemned his adulterous behavior? Where they condemned it as sexual harrassment?
Two can play at this game....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Why Leo didn't win, and may not any time soon - bluestem75 on 3/5/14 at 9:27 am|
Dallas Buyers Club
Wolf of Wall Street
McConaghey didn't just win for DBC. It was one of those wins where the Academy awards an actor for his entire body of work over the last year or two....
| Political Talk|| re: New O-Care delay to help midterm Dems - bluestem75 on 3/4/14 at 8:01 am|
At this rate, this law will never be fully enacted....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Cate Blanchett's 2 Oscars - bluestem75 on 3/4/14 at 7:52 am|
I would have voted for Adams.
I think the Academy got confused on Blanchett's first Oscar and thought they were giving Kate her fifth posthumously....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: My obligatory Oscar rant - bluestem75 on 3/3/14 at 2:25 pm|
[quote]Roots isn't a movie[/quote]
Doesn't matter--the whole point was that the subject matter hasn't been treated, when, in reality, it has.
Amistad depicts the horror and brutality about the slave trade--a film by, guess who, Speilberg, which further proves my point that McQueen is riffing o...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Has Leo Deserved an Oscar? - bluestem75 on 3/3/14 at 12:40 pm|
[quote] I did think his best performance was Blood Diamond. [/quote]
This. He should have won that year....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: My obligatory Oscar rant - bluestem75 on 3/3/14 at 12:33 pm|
How many movies about/depicted slavery have there been? At least 6:
Uncle Tom's Cabin (yes, it was made into a movie)
to name a few. I don't think that 12YAS broke any new ground. It follows the footprint that Speilberg pioneered with Schindle...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Finally watched Gravity... - bluestem75 on 3/3/14 at 11:58 am|
This film should rightly be compared to 2001. it has the same feel and mood. Some of the shots in it are a direct homage to 2001. That being said, I didn't get/appreciate 2001 til recently in my late 30's. Maybe this film requires the same kind of "aging". It may be an acquired taste.
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Where does 12 years a slave fit in the list of greatest best Picture winners? - bluestem75 on 3/3/14 at 11:34 am|
Lower 1/4--It will always be remembered that it got its arse handed to it by Gravity--not even close. It only won 3 of its nine nominations.
It also lost major artistic categories to other films: art direction/costume/actor
Frankly, I'm puzzled by its win. It seems the Academy liked Gravity m...
| Political Talk|| re: Dartmouth radicals..."Meet our demands or Else!" - bluestem75 on 2/28/14 at 2:13 pm|
It's the New Puritanism. Welcome to New New England.
These people are losing it. Just have gone off the deep end....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Texas gears up for beer sales. Should LSU be next? - bluestem75 on 2/26/14 at 10:41 am|
I'm surprised that universities are even considering this. It would only take one alcohol-related incident/death of an underaged student and stadium sales of alcohol would disappear. Seems like too much of a liability....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Who would you vote for? (Oscars) - bluestem75 on 2/25/14 at 4:09 pm|
[quote]over a crop of Coen, Aronofsky, Fincher, and Russell [/quote]
And they didn't even nominate Nolan for Inception......
| Movie/TV Board|| Who would you vote for? (Oscars) - bluestem75 on 2/25/14 at 10:35 am|
If you were an Academy member, who would you vote for? (This is NOT a prediction thread, but more of a how you would fill out your ballot thing)
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU football- best a** whoopin we gave to an opponent this past decade. - bluestem75 on 2/25/14 at 10:18 am|
Sugar Bowl vs. Illinois? The final score was way closer than the actual game. We led 34-7 at half....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why LSU football is better than Texas football? - bluestem75 on 2/24/14 at 3:13 pm|
My sister a UT alum and even my parents think LSU has a better atmosphere. They'll never say it out loud, but they like coming to LSU games better.
1--TS is louder with less people
2--Our band plays more than two songs and a bunch of drum cheers
3--We don't have that stupid large drum
| Olympics Board|| re: Dutch Speedskating Coach Ridicules The U.S. - bluestem75 on 2/21/14 at 3:43 pm|
Kudos to the Dutch and their dominance of the frozen oval, but this guy needs to look at the medal count and breakdown as of Friday:
USA 27 medals, across 9 sports
NED, 22 medals, all speedskating (all but one long track)
Hmmm? Who's the more diversified country? We support athletes in seve...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Why did Mud get snubbed by the Oscars? - bluestem75 on 2/20/14 at 2:24 pm|
They liked Dallas Buyers' Club better. Since both were McConaghey vehicles, the wwent with the DBC. Frankly, it's a better movie. (I really liked both of them)...
| Olympics Board|| re: Bronze - bluestem75 on 2/19/14 at 9:17 am|
You're thinking in American professional sporting terms--one winner and nobody else gets crap.
The whole goal of the athletes in most of these Olympic sports are structured around getting on the podium. If you've been paying attention to the athletes and the commentators, all they talk about is ...
| Olympics Board|| Defeated skaters Virtue, Moir question coach's loyalty - bluestem75 on 2/18/14 at 1:50 pm|
What is up with the Canadians this year? They are whining about everything this time. Very unusual for them. First, the Russians were heating up the luge track. Now this.