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The 89th Academy Awards (2017) Movie • Page 2

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by OhTheWater, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. I'm hoping to catch Paterson. It'll start playing in my town this Friday.
     
  2. I actually thought the sound editing in Silence was atrocious. It was really distracting in the theater for my brother and me.
     
  3. Elle wasn't even on the shortlist! I don't really know how that happened, but it's weird, for sure.
     
  4. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    What about it, exactly? Was it the movie's sound design, or the theater's sound system?
     
  5. I'm pretty happy that my three favorite screenplays of the year, Hell or High Water, The Lobster, and Arrival, all got nominated.
     
  6. Jake Gyllenhaal

    I’m a surfer! Supporter

    Yea I saw it in the theaters last August
     
  7. It was the film, for sure. Random moments of dialogue that were extra loud, random moments that were filled with static. Even beyond the sound, the whole film (which I liked overall) was sloppily or unevenly edited, at least in some scenes, such as two random scenes that had a heavy contrast filter on them.
     
  8. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Hm. Can't say I noticed any sound issues that felt jarring, everything I saw and heard felt intentional, a part of creating the experience of the film. Fair if it didn't work for you.
     
  9. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    Hell or High Water with the dark horse nom, gotta see it. As well as a handful of others.
     
  10. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

    Andy Hull was never getting a nomination. But like, did these guys just not watch Sing Street?
     
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  11. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Hell or High Water is fine enough but there are a great number of films from the year I'd recommend prioritizing above it. I actually preferred Nocturnal Animals in terms of films from the year with ornery sheriffs and psycho outlaws in Texas. It doesn't hit 100% of it's aims but is certainly more interesting thematically and Ford's visual style is more engaging.
     
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  12. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    So what are the biggest snubs? Silence?
     
  13. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Odd that Silence didn't get a BP nom, especially with the open space
     
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  14. Jake Gyllenhaal

    I’m a surfer! Supporter

    The farting boner corpse movie
     
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  15. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    Somewhere someone is raging that Deadpool wasn't nominated
     
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  16. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Silence, the Handmaiden, Elle, Swiss Army Man, the Witch, Certain Women, the Nice Guys, and Paterson are movies that deserve attention and got little or none from the Oscars (some of them were never going to be on the Academy Award radar, but still)
     
  17. Dean

    Trusted Prestigious

    The only BP nominees I've seen are Arrival and La La Land. Both are ok.
     
  18. omgrawr

    That loneliness is not a function of solitude.

    So why do people dislike La La Land so much? Seems pretty popular right now to write about how it #actually is bad. It isn't my favorite of the year but I enjoyed it quite a bit.

    That being said my favorite movie from this year was either The Nice Guys or Moana, so what do I know haha.
     
  19. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    lmao at that rainbow connection rip from la la land getting a nom
     
  20. Morrissey

    Trusted

    I have only seen three of those movies. The divide between critical acclaim and the Oscars grows more every year.
     
  21. Dean

    Trusted Prestigious

    The best song in La La Land was the I Ran cover.
     
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  22. Morrissey

    Trusted

    It is hard to tell if the Academy knows or cares what a self-parody they are. Make a film about Hollywood, reap the rewards.
     
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  23. Nathan Jan 24, 2017
    (Last edited: Jan 24, 2017)
    Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    It's not that it's bad or people even dislike it. Just as often happens with the Oscars, a fine, flawed movie overwhelms many great, often smaller or foreign films. And while I like La La Land, it's just a little tiring to see it beat something like Moonlight or Manchester by the Sea over and over again, or hear unending praise for it when many of the greatest works of the year are largely unnoticed and ignored by audiences and awards shows.
     
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  24. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    What a boring list.
     
  25. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Has anyone seen Hidden Figures? It's the only one of the BP nominees I haven't seen.