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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:40 am

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Arkaeon wrote:While artistic audience members much prefer real actors, the Oscar Awards prefer to give prizes out to Movie Stars. Even a legendary great actor will often have to wait until they reach their cameo-stage "with...as..." phase to get recognized by the Academy. I know that sounds like the Oscar has no meaning, but Johnny Depp still hasn't gotten one, so there's proof for you.


And on the rare occasion they do give it to a real actor, there's inevitably a celebrity media backlash against it going to someone who, like, hasn't even been on the cover of People magazine.


They have to make a certain type of movie though. You wont get an Oscar for playing a pirate... :cry:

For example Ray Milland was an action hero (he was Welsh by the way) and later in horror films when he lost his looks, but he won an Oscar for 'Lost Weekend' in which he played an alcoholic.

Johnny Depp was in one of my favourite films of all time 'Ed Wood' in which he played the title role but the Oscar went to Martin Landau for his portrayal of a drugged up Bela Lugosi.

I think there's a clear message there...Johnny Depp needs to play an aging drugged up, alcoholic Pirate at the end of his career struggling with the demons of his past and a huge sense of failure.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:15 pm

Continuing on in my 80s slasher/horror flick phase, I watched Slumber Party Massacre last night. Formulaic, with every possible stupid decision being made by the actresses, but quite enjoyable. Watch if you are a fan of this genre.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:07 pm

black bart wrote:I think there's a clear message there...Johnny Depp needs to play an aging drugged up, alcoholic Pirate at the end of his career struggling with the demons of his past and a huge sense of failure.

Keef? :haha:
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:13 am

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black bart wrote:I think there's a clear message there...Johnny Depp needs to play an aging drugged up, alcoholic Pirate at the end of his career struggling with the demons of his past and a huge sense of failure.

Keef? :haha:


Exactly. Johnny Depp in...The Keith Richards Story. Who'd play Jagger though? :lol: Knowing Depp's luck Daniel Day-Lewis would play Jagger and steal the film!

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:04 am

They've shown the Ace Ventura films on the last couple of weekends, always a good laugh.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Arkaeon » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:07 am

About qualifying for an Oscar:

black bart wrote:I think there's a clear message there...Johnny Depp needs to play an aging drugged up, alcoholic Pirate at the end of his career struggling with the demons of his past and a huge sense of failure.


Hey, now we know who all's on the board of the Academy!

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Last movie I saw was the MST3k sendup of "The Starfighters," which was essentially an 80 minute propaganda film for how cool the Air Force was in 1964. There's lots of aerial footage, but nothing really happens during the film. By the time Mike, Crow, and Tom Servo get done with it, though, it's a sidesplitter comedy with airplanes in the background. Typical MST3k wonderousness. Now, go refuel!

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:12 pm

The Time Traveller's Wife. Mrs. H. loves the book, and shouted all through the movie about all the stuff that was wrong with the movie because it was different in the book. I have no idea if it was a good movie or not, as I haven't read the book. Yet.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby pieces o'nine » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:45 pm

Just got back from Woman in Black.

I quite liked it, although I enjoyed the crowd reactions around me as much as the film. I went with a friend who jumps, shrieks, and grabs the arm of the person next to her at any 'scary' moment. Well, she used to. I gave her the Glare of Death when she grabbed my arm and shrieked at a Harry Potter film (no, I'm not kidding), so now she just lunges halfway out of her seat, catches herself, quickly says, "I'm not grabbing!" and sits down again. There were some jumpers and shriekers in the rows ahead of us, too.

Also, I quite liked it. He may have a good chance to transition successfully from child actor to adult actor.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:11 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:Also, I quite liked it. He may have a good chance to transition successfully from child actor to adult actor.


It helped that his big "child actor" role went on into his early adulthood.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby pieces o'nine » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:54 pm

PKMKII wrote:
pieces o'nine wrote:Also, I quite liked it. He may have a good chance to transition successfully from child actor to adult actor.


It helped that his big "child actor" role went on into his early adulthood.

And perhaps that the character himself was growing into early adulthood?
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:59 am

I keep getting 'The Woman in Black' confused with 'The Woman in white' by Wilkie Collins.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roy Hunter » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:25 am

black bart wrote:I keep getting 'The Woman in Black' confused with 'The Woman in white' by Wilkie Collins.

You and me both, mate. The Woman in Black is apparently co-screenwritten by Jane Goldman, AKA Mrs. Jonathan Woss. Nice to see I'm not the only bloke being kept by his wife...

Daniel Radcliffe did Equus in the West End, including the full-frontal nudity bit. I think that put the whole 'child actor' thing behind him.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby bacon » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:51 am

Arkaeon wrote:Last movie I saw was the MST3k sendup of "The Starfighters," which was essentially an 80 minute propaganda film for how cool the Air Force was in 1964. There's lots of aerial footage, but nothing really happens during the film. By the time Mike, Crow, and Tom Servo get done with it, though, it's a sidesplitter comedy with airplanes in the background. Typical MST3k wonderousness. Now, go refuel!


Oh great, now the song from Starfighters is in my head. Of course, the best scene is when they try out their poopie suits. :idiot:

Finally saw The King's Speech. I loved it. Saw a few other movies the past few days, but nothing else has really stood out too much.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roy Hunter » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:47 pm

The Ice Storm is on TV. Damn, that's a good movie. Not a lot of explosions or car chases, but a pretty good story and an amazing cast.

Ang Lee rocks.

Also, Sigourney Weaver.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:08 pm

Just got Netflix. Watched The Princess Bride. It is still one of the funniest films I've ever seen.
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