LawrenceA

Films of 2018

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Just five months after the lowest-rated #Oscars telecast on record, @TheAcademy's board of governors not only re-elected cinematographer John Bailey as its president, but also approved several major changes to the tradition-bound ceremony's format

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-plans-three-hour-oscars-telecast-adds-popular-film-category-1133138

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One thing this Oscar decision reflects is a gap between AMPAS's Board of Govs, which is very Hwood-establishment, and a huge new membership they don't yet know well. AMPAS can dismiss people like me as Twitter noise, but I think they may be surprised at some pushback from within.

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On the latest edition of CBS Sunday Morning, David Edelstein reviewed Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman," a comedy/drama based on a true story. The film, which won the Grand Prix award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, stars John David Washington (son of Denzel), Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace.

 

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On ‎8‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 6:54 PM, LawrenceA said:

Here's a picture of the lead actors, John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan, in costume as Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel, respectively.

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How are the reviews?

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But not a very good opening for this kind of movie

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17 minutes ago, spence said:

But not a very good opening for this kind of movie

From what I've read, the opening was a success, as it was twice that of what was predicted.

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16 minutes ago, spence said:

Any plans to go see this one?

No. I'll catch it on disc or on TV sometime, perhaps.

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Not box office related, or that I have even seen the film, but The Wife, a chamber-piece drama that made the festival circuit last year, opened in a few theatres in NY/LA and is getting flat-out raves for its lead, Glenn Close. Keep an eye on her as a potential nominee for Best Actress for next year, and depending on how the other actresses' films go over, she might finally win....

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