2020 Rotten Oscars

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I'm pretty sour on the idea of 1917 running away with a bunch of awards as well. I know I'm in the minority, but I won't be shy; that film doesn't work for me. I'm a huge Roger Deakins fan and I think he did a tremendous job. I just don't think it was the right job for this movie. The "one take" approach is an unnecessary gimmick and it takes away from the movie. There's not much plot and the film ends up feeling like WAR MOVIE: THE RIDE. I don't understand the reasoning behind making it appear to be one take. No shot is longer than 8 minutes.

Don't get me wrong, it's beautifully shot with camerawork heavily inspired by Paths of Glory and Full Metal Jacket, but I'm not enamored with the movie in any way.

Also, don't get me started on Joker. Utterly mediocre, half-baked Scorsese with an obvious performance by Phoenix. Not a fan...

I'd be thrilled to see The Irishman run away with tons of awards, but I'm not sure it's going to win anything. That and Parasite are my favorites out of the nominated films. I'm actually not the biggest fan of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I don't dislike it, it's an enjoyable flick, but it barely made my Top 25 and I don't think it warrants all the noms. Brad Pitt is fun, but I preferred his work in Ad Astra and would rather see Pesci honored for his subtle yet incredible performance. I think there are several actors more worthy than DiCaprio.

Speaking of Ad Astra, I'm a big fan, more so than most. It's one I keep going back to. There's a solid audio commentary on the blu-ray. It should've at least got a visual effects nom. (I'll save my Lion King rant for another day.)

Just got my picks in. Hoping I'm wrong on a lot of them and we're thrown some surprises tonight!

Cheers all! Happy Oscar Sunday
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Agree with your thoughts in 1917. I didn't get the hype. I thought it was fine, but nowhere near what others say. I lost track of the cuts at 20 and that was before they jumped a few hours. it annoys me more than usual because there are so many great movies this year, and I feel like this is the one that will take away some trophies from more deserving people. Also, Germans should be better shots from 10 feet away.

Very much disagree with your opinion of OUATIH, it was personally my favorite movie of the year. I know Pitt will win but I'd be so delighted to see Pesci take it.

I loved The Irishman, probably #2 of the year and I'm so glad I saw it in a theater. I do not think it'll win anything though. Between the sour taste some in the Academy have over Netflix, and such a strong field this year, I think it'll get shut out.

Looking forward to tonight. This thread always makes it more fun.
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Ad Astra drymounting rules. I am with you RA.

I still can't believe Uncut got totally shut out. Thought it would at least get a nom for editing.

#justiceforARPandLIZMOSS #snubbedagain

Also don't let Irishman12 participate. Kthx.
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Top Ten 2019 -

1. Parasite
2. Once Upton a Time...in a Hollywood
3. The Irishman
4. Joker
5. Uncut Gems
6. 1917
7. Knives Out
8. Marriage Story
9. Ford V Ferrari
10. The Farewell

https://youtu.be/ihalG3Rw_QA

Great funny speech by the Sandman at the Spirit awards !
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Best Movies of 2019 :
15. Climax
14. Under The Silver Lake
13. Dragged Across Concrete
12. Parasite
11. Batman v TMNT
10. Marriage Story
9. Her Smell
8. The Head Hunter
7. Ad Astra
6. The Irishman
5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
4. Knives Out
3. Uncut Gems
2. Doctor Sleep
1. Avengement
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Best Supporting Actor Snub: Song Kang-Ho in Parasite

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My Top 10 of 2019
1. Midsommar
2. The Forest of Love
3. The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
4. The Lighthouse
5. Parasite
6. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
7. Uncut Gems
8. Ad Astra
9. The Art of Self Defense
10. Avengers Endgame
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I'm sad to admit I've only won once, back in 2013 when they felt as predictable as the rain. I did a little digging through old messages and found this:
RottenAtom wrote:
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:08 am
With a score of 19/24 GatorCanes is the winner of the 2016 Rotten Oscars :clap:

Drawings for the other prizes coming soon.

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RottenAtom wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:29 am
middayshadows wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:15 am
....I'm dreading the 1917 streamroller. I'm pretty sour on the idea of that film running away with awards I think are far more deserved elsewhere (Roger Deakins excepted from that, I'm always in awe of his work). I'll spare further rant about that here.
Hey midday! :pint:

I'm pretty sour on the idea of 1917 running away with a bunch of awards as well. I know I'm in the minority, but I won't be shy; that film doesn't work for me. I'm a huge Roger Deakins fan and I think he did a tremendous job. I just don't think it was the right job for this movie. The "one take" approach is an unnecessary gimmick and it takes away from the movie. There's not much plot and the film ends up feeling like WAR MOVIE: THE RIDE. I don't understand the reasoning behind making it appear to be one take. No shot is longer than 8 minutes.

Don't get me wrong, it's beautifully shot with camerawork heavily inspired by Paths of Glory and Full Metal Jacket, but I'm not enamored with the movie in any way.
Hey RA! Thank you thank you for doing this again :pint:

Since we're on 1917: it felt shallow and unsubstantial, to me. And seemed obviously created from a list of awards-baiting check boxes. It looked beautiful but the 'single shot' gimmick is a technical exercise that was more distracting than immersive: much of the time the film felt like I was watching someone playing a first-person shooter. The cameos were gratuitous and also distracting. In the end, we learned nothing, really, about the character(s) in it? Using WW1 as a setting was pointless. The film had nothing to say about war, let alone anything to say about that specific war. I didn't hate it, I just sound that way when I think about it compared to the other BP nominees that I thought were more much more affecting and passionate.

I definitely had a different experience with OUATIH than you, especially with Pitt and Leo's performances. I really did love it. I'll be happy to see it take almost any award it does, though I'd say that about Parasite , too. The Irishman, I also loved, definitely.

Agreed, I liked Ad Astra very much. I'm seeing a bunch of films on people's lists in the thread here that are deserving of all the praise they get.
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It is my humble opinion that Cloud Atlas was snubbed for the following:

Best Picture
Best Score
Best Editing
Best Supporting Actress: Doona Bae
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Best Production Design
Possibly Best Supporting actor for Ben Winshaw

And though its not a snub, I may even like Tom Hanks, in his multiple roles, better then Grandpa Lincoln wrapped in a blanket. (no offense to the incredible Mr. Day-Lewis)

I'm pumped to be here for the Rotten Oscars! Thanks Rotten A, and good luck everyone.
I'm coming for one of those "Wolfie" Prints
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:06 pm

DickButt wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:10 am
Also, Germans should be better shots from 10 feet away.
They shot like stormtroopers :lol:
RambosRemodeler wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:38 am
Ad Astra drymounting rules. I am with you RA.
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middayshadows wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:44 pm
I'm seeing a bunch of films on people's lists in the thread here that are deserving of all the praise they get.
Yes indeed, I love seeing the lists, pics, and gifs :clap:

Midday, I totally agree about 1917. I'd like to see OUATIH again. I saw it in the theater and enjoyed it and I've seen it once since, but it was on the dingiest-looking low-quality screener.
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:21 pm

revmod wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:20 pm
I'm sad to admit I've only won once, back in 2013 when they felt as predictable as the rain. I did a little digging through old messages and found this:
RottenAtom wrote:
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:08 am
With a score of 19/24 GatorCanes is the winner of the 2016 Rotten Oscars :clap:
Ah, got it. Thanks! My bad GatorCanes.

Updated:

2012: AdamSmasher
2013: revmod
2014: AdamSmasher
2015: abstractlyput
2016: GatorsCane
2017: jjttdw
2018: duckyhoward
2019: DickButt

My scores over the years. Hoping to bounce back from a rough 2019, but not feeling super confident. We shall see :twisted: :rock:

2012- 17/24
2013- 18/24
2014- 22/24
2015- 20/24
2016- 16/24
2017- 15/24
2018- 20/24
2019- 15/24
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:26 pm

ShireLaBeef wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:42 pm
I'm coming for one of those "Wolfie" Prints
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Good luck! :pint:
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