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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:23 am

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkZxoko_HC0
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Postby Tyler » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:03 am

Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

I'm tired of Hollywood going back to this same well. When will a movie have an original idea for once?
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Postby wags83 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:42 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

I'm tired of Hollywood going back to this same well. When will a movie have an original idea for once?

Lol, that whole description sounds like some kind of weird game of Mad Libs.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:10 am


Good on them. I'll check this out when I can from the comfort of my own home. This doesn't seem like something that would benefit much from seeing in a large screen.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:27 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post This doesn't seem like something that would benefit much from seeing in a large screen.

I lied. Found a showing of it because I kept hearing how great it was. It's in the top 5 movies of 2018 for me. This movie should make a lot of noise in the Oscars, but I heard there is some drama with the story vs the true story that is discouraging people. I will look into that yesterday.

Before seeing this movie I joked how silly it was that it won for "Best Musical or Comedy" in the Golden Globes. It certainly isn't a comedy, but there are dozens of laugh out loud moments. It is downright hilarious at times, but always grounded in reality. The story was very good and they stuck the ending. Highly recommend. Extremely charming and still respects the serious subject.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:24 pm

That was good. I still like Green Book. I think some of those troupes apply, but it wasn't a straight up white savor movie. If anything...the white was saved!
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Postby Blue Jackets » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:18 am

Green Book was the 32nd most popular film in critics' 2018 lists - the lowest-ranked for any Best Picture winner since at least 1989

In 1989, only the 20 most popular are listed, and Driving Miss Daisy didn't make the cut.

Since then, the ranking of the Best Picture winners -

1990 - 2nd (Dances with Wolves)
1991 - 1st (The Silence of the Lambs)
1992 - 1st (Unforgiven)
1993 - 1st (Schindler's List)
1994 - 4th (Forrest Gump)
1995 - 21st (Braveheart)
1996 - 4th (The English Patient)
1997 - 3rd (Titanic)
1998 - 3rd (Shakespeare in Love)
1999 - 2nd (American Beauty)
2000 - 8th (Gladiator)
2001 - 14th (A Beautiful Mind)
2002 - 7th (Chicago)
2003 - 2nd (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
2004 - 6th (Million Dollar Baby)
2005 - 6th (Crash)
2006 - 1st (The Departed)
2007 - 1st (No Country for Old Men)
2008 - 3rd (Slumdog Millionaire)
2009 - 1st (The Hurt Locker)
2010 - 7th (The King's Speech)
2011 - 4th (The Artist)
2012 - 4th (Argo)
2013 - 1st (12 Years a Slave)
2014 - 3rd (Birdman)
2015 - 2nd (Spotlight)
2016 - 1st (Moonlight)
2017 - 6th (The Shape of Water)
2018 - 35th (Green Book)

Edit: Since this was posted, Green Book has dropped from 32nd to 35th...

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