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Re: Filmspots 2014: Personal Ballot
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2014, 06:07:56 PM »
@noff. I'm not disagreeing with your opinion on older stuff. I just feel a little disappointed for you that it puts a barrier between you and a vast amount of media.

It has it's pros and cons. Pro, I have less stuff to watch. Con, I have less stuff to watch. :))

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You would find the effects in the original Robocop clunky, no doubt. The new one is as bright and shiny as you would expect. When the large robots appear it certainly is an improvement on the first one. The original big ED scenes are brilliant (you must have heard of the "you have ten seconds to comply" scene) but those effects are definitely ropey. It's just Verhoeven's nihilism really works with this story.

You touch on something that IS a selling point, or can be. Modern actioners can be crippled by an over-reliance on CG for every little task. Sometimes the old ways are still the best ways. I don't know if Robocop would have any examples that bear that out, but that's something I would enjoy finding.

Verhoeven is hit and miss for me, but you say this is a good fit for him and I have no reason to suspect otherwise.

This is probably a better way in for me than approaching it on a comparative basis. We'll see.

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Personal Ballot
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2014, 06:11:15 PM »
It was totally a ruse, thought some pokes at the king might invite a battle royal(e). Robocop is deliciously old school, the kind you can taste and slop around in. Do you like The Fly? That's my nearest comparison point, really. A wonderful blend of sci-fi ideas and corporeal mess.
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Re: Filmspots 2014: Personal Ballot
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2014, 06:17:15 PM »
I do love The Fly, but mainly because I'm a sap and the ending makes me emotional. :)

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Personal Ballot
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2014, 06:20:00 PM »
Alright, I'm just saying it's probably worth your time to try it out. Verhooven is hit and miss, but this is a big hit for me.
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Re: Filmspots 2014: Personal Ballot
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2014, 06:26:40 PM »
If'n it happens, and whichever way it goes, I'll be sure to post my thoughts. It's nice to see so many passionate supporters. :)

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Personal Ballot
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2014, 08:19:59 PM »
it's probably worth your time to try it out. Verhooven is hit and miss, but this is a big hit for me.

I agree with this.

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Personal Ballot
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2014, 02:20:22 AM »
@noff. I'm not disagreeing with your opinion on older stuff. I just feel a little disappointed for you that it puts a barrier between you and a vast amount of media.

It has it's pros and cons. Pro, I have less stuff to watch. Con, I have less stuff to watch. :))

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You would find the effects in the original Robocop clunky, no doubt. The new one is as bright and shiny as you would expect. When the large robots appear it certainly is an improvement on the first one. The original big ED scenes are brilliant (you must have heard of the "you have ten seconds to comply" scene) but those effects are definitely ropey. It's just Verhoeven's nihilism really works with this story.

You touch on something that IS a selling point, or can be. Modern actioners can be crippled by an over-reliance on CG for every little task. Sometimes the old ways are still the best ways. I don't know if Robocop would have any examples that bear that out, but that's something I would enjoy finding.

Verhoeven is hit and miss for me, but you say this is a good fit for him and I have no reason to suspect otherwise.

This is probably a better way in for me than approaching it on a comparative basis. We'll see.
I thought it would be easier just to link to the "10 seconds to comply" scene but someone's doing a good job of keeping it off youtube. However, strangely, the full film is linked to all over the place!

I like your original plan, because I liked the new film so much. The old one may actually be more interesting by comparison, and it's unusual for me to hold that opinion.
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Re: Filmspots 2014: Personal Ballot
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2014, 12:44:28 AM »
BEST PICTURE
(Please list only the title of the film.)

1. Big Eyes
2. Inherent Vice
3. Suite française
4. A Most Violent Year
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

other possibilities: Birdman, Interstellar, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, Trash, Unbroken

BEST DIRECTOR
(Film title only.)

1. Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
2. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
3. Werner Herzog (Queen of the Desert)
4. Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner)
5. Christopher Nolan (Interstellar)

other possibilities: David Fincher (Gone Girl), Tim Burton (Big Eyes), Angelina Jolie (Unbroken), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (Birdman)
 

BEST ACTOR
(Please list the film title followed by the actor's name.)

1. Bill Murray (St. Vincent De Van Nuys)
2. Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice)
3. Michael Keaton (Birdman)
4. Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes)
5. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

other possibilites: Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Brad Pitt (Fury), Al Pacino (Manglehorn), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)

BEST ACTRESS
(Film title and actress's name.)

1. Amy Adams (Big Eyes)
2. Michelle Williams(Suite française)
3. Jessica Chastain (Miss Julie or The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby)
4. Rooney Mara (Carol)
5. Carey Mulligan (Suffragette)

other possibilities: Cate Blanchett (Carol), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Meryl Streep (Into the Woods), Reese Witherspoon(Wild)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
(Film title and actor's name.)

1. Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice)
2. Benicio Del Toro (Inherent Vice)
3. Neil Patrick Harris (Gone Girl)
4. Edward Norton (Birdman)
5. Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

other possibilities: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Terrence Stamp (Big Eyes), Martin Sheen (Trash), Matthias Schoenaerts (Suite française), Johnny Depp (Into The Woods)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
(Film title and actress's name.)

1. Annette Bening (The Search)
2. Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
3. Viola Davis (Get on Up)
4. Emma Stone (Birdman)
5. Kristin Scott Thomas (Suite française)

other possibilities: Emily Blunt (Into the Woods), Meryl Streep (Suffragette),

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Personal Ballot
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2014, 08:19:47 PM »
BEST PICTURE
(Please list only the title of the film.)

1. Whiplash
2. Gone Girl
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. The Rover
5. Like Father, Like Son

BEST DIRECTOR
(Film title only.)

1. Birdman
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Whiplash
4. Under the Skin
5. Gone Girl

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
(Film title only.)

1. Calvary
2. Like Father, Like Son
3. Nymphomaniac
4. The One I Love
5. The Rover

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
(Film title only.)

1. Gone Girl
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Enemy
4. The Imitation Game
5. Under the Skin

BEST ACTOR
(Please list the film title followed by the actor's name.)

1. Blue Ruin - Macon Blair
2. Calvary - Brendon Gleeson
3. Whiplash - Miles Teller
4. Locke - Thomas Hardy
5. A Most Wanted Man - Philip Seymour Hoffman

BEST ACTRESS
(Film title and actress's name.)

1. Gone Girl - Rosamund Pike
2. The Immigrant - Marion Cotillard
3. Under the Skin - Scarlett Johansson
4. Nymphomaniac - Charlotte Gainsbourg
5. The Fault in Our Stars - Shailene Woodley

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
(Film title and actor's name.)

1. Frank - Michael Fassbender
2. The Rover - Robert Pattinson
3. Whiplash - J.K. Simmons
4. Starred Up - Ben Mendelsohn
5. Boyhood - Ethan Hawke

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
(Film title and actress's name.)

1. Snowpiercer - Tilda Swinton
2. Enemy - Sarah Gadon
3. Frank - Maggie Gyllenhaal
4. Bad Words - Kathryn Hahn
5. Nightcrawler - Renee Russo

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
(Film title only.)

1. Birdman
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Calvary
4. Gone Girl
5. Like Father, Like Son

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM
(Film title only.)

1. Like Father, Like Son
2. Bird People
3. Touch of Sin
4. Force Majuere
5. The Missing Picture

BEST ANIMATED FILM
(Film title only.)

1. [Abstaining]
2.
3.
4.
5.

BEST DOCUMENTARY
(Film title only.)

1. The Overnighters
2. Tim's Vermeer
3. Visitors
4. Life Itself
5. 20,000 Days on Earth

BEST EDITING
(Film title only.)

1. Birdman
2. Enemy
3. Gone Girl
4. The Overnighters
5. Visitors

BEST SOUND
(Film title only.)

1. Godzilla
2. Nymphomaniac
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. Birdman
5. Interstellar

BEST SCORE
(Film title only.)

1. Under the Skin
2. Visitors
3. Interstellar
4. Birdman
5. Whiplash

BEST SOUNDTRACK
(Film title only.)

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Frank
3. Nymphomaniac
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
5. Whiplash

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
(Film title only.)

1. Visitors
2. Birdman
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. Ida
5. The Immigrant

BEST ART DIRECTION
(Film title only.)

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Snowpiercer
3. The Immigrant
4. Birdman
5. Under the Skin

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
(Film title only.)

1. Under the Skin
2. Interstellar
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4. Godzilla
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST SURPRISE
(Film title only.)

1. [Abstaining]
2.
3.
4.
5. 

BEST DEBUT FEATURE
(Film title only.)

1. The One I Love
2. The Babadook
3. Force Majeure
4. Palo Alto
5. Cheap Thrills

BEST SCENE (DRAMATIC)
(Please list the film title and the scene description, matching the wording in the FYC thread.)

1. Whiplash - Finale
2. Godzilla - Halo jump into San Francisco
3. Calvary - The confessional
4. Gone Girl - "Cool girl" monologue/montage
5. The Rover - "What have you done with my brother?"

BEST SCENE (COMEDIC)
(Please list the film title and the scene description, matching the wording in the FYC thread.)

1. Frank - Frank presents his most likable song ever
2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Koba gets caught in the armory
3. Force Majeure - At the bar ("my friend thinks you're the most attractive man at this bar ...")
4. X-Men Days of Future Past - Time in a Bottle
5. Boyhood - Samantha sings for Mason

BEST SHOT
(Please list the film title and the shot description, matching the wording in the FYC thread.)

1. The Immigrant - Final shot
2. The Rover - Eric having a drink by the window
3. Like Father, Like Son - Midori and her son on the train
4. Whiplash - "On my way"
5. Enemy - "What are you doing tonight?"


BEST LINE
(Please list the film title and the line of dialogue.)

1. Whiplash - "'There are no two words in the English language more harmful than 'good job'."
2. Joe - "You make the pain face, like you got a lot on your mind, and then smile."
3. Nymphomaniac - "Fill all my holes."
4. Nightcrawler - "What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people, but that I don't like them?"
5. The Rover - "You should never stop thinking about a life you've taken - it's the price you pay for taking it."
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Re: Filmspots 2014: Personal Ballot
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2014, 08:28:44 PM »
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