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  1. Comment on My current Oscar predictions in ~movies

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    I have not seen most of these movies, in fact about five of the movies I list on my Best Picture predictions haven’t been released or have only had screenings in like five theaters. I could say...

    I have not seen most of these movies, in fact about five of the movies I list on my Best Picture predictions haven’t been released or have only had screenings in like five theaters.

    I could say that my favorite movies of the year include In The Heights, Last Night in Soho, Belfast, and The Last Duel.

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  2. Comment on My current Oscar predictions in ~movies

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    The French Dispatch and Spencer definitely have buzz. With a lot of people thinking that Stewart is the front-runner to win Lead Actress. The French Dispatch started losing a lot of buzz when it...

    The French Dispatch and Spencer definitely have buzz. With a lot of people thinking that Stewart is the front-runner to win Lead Actress.

    The French Dispatch started losing a lot of buzz when it premiered at Cannes to good but not ecstatic reviews like The Grand Budapest got. When it screened at Telluride it got an even worse reception. It’s a movie that’s gotten a lot more 7s than 9s. It’s something that might show up in technical categories (Cinematography, Production Design, Costumes, Hair & Makeup) but I think there’s too much competition this year for the Academy to give a few nominations to a lukewarm received movie.

    Spencer is a movie that is not playing well with the general audience. It has a lower audience score than Jackie (from the same director) which was a successful movie with the Academy and for which Natalie Portman was given a nomination (who at some point, like Stewart, was considered the front-runner). The problem is that this seems to be a more polarizing movie than Jackie was, and it’s by all accounts (I haven’t actually seen either movie) a much weirder movie than Jackie. So because of that I don’t see it performing well with the Academy, and especially with the Actor’s branch who prefer crowd-pleasers.

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  3. Comment on My current Oscar predictions in ~movies

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    Well I expect there to be dramatic moments in this, and have a tone closer to something like Succession (which Adam McKay is an Executive Producer on and also directed the first episode) than...

    Well I expect there to be dramatic moments in this, and have a tone closer to something like Succession (which Adam McKay is an Executive Producer on and also directed the first episode) than Anchorman (which McKay also directed). From all the test screenings it seems like it’s gonna play very well with the academy, and is Netflix’s priority of the season. It’s also a political satire, which helps a lot.

    I wouldn’t call them straight-up comedies, but comedies that have won Best Picture are Green Book, Birdman, The Artist, and The King’s Speech (which is much more of a buddy comedy than most people remember). With the exception of The Artist which had virtually no competition, all of these movies ended up beating their more serious counterparts (Roma, Boyhood, and The Social Network).

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  4. Comment on Beyoncé - Be Alive (2021) in ~music

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    Thought I’d share this future Oscar nominated song from the major motion picture King Richard.

    Thought I’d share this future Oscar nominated song from the major motion picture King Richard.

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  5. Comment on My current Oscar predictions in ~movies

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    I think Don’t Look Up has the potential to be a big hit among general audiences. The trailer makes it seem like a really accessible studio comedy crowd-pleaser, and it releases during Christmas....

    I think Don’t Look Up has the potential to be a big hit among general audiences. The trailer makes it seem like a really accessible studio comedy crowd-pleaser, and it releases during Christmas. (I also think it’s currently the front-runner to win Best Picture).

    Edit: Actually the only movie I named in Best Picture that could be considered art-house is Power of the Dog, the rest can be considered crowd-pleasers.

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  6. My current Oscar predictions

    I know that there aren’t a lot of film buffs here, and that a lot of you don’t care about awards. I love awards. The oscars are actually a really important thing that got me watching more...

    I know that there aren’t a lot of film buffs here, and that a lot of you don’t care about awards. I love awards. The oscars are actually a really important thing that got me watching more interesting movies. And I make it a point to watch all the Best Picture nominees every year.

    I spend a lot of time on trying to predict what will get nominated and will win at the Oscars. I’m pretty okay at it. I average about a 76% correctly predicting what gets nominated and an 80% what wins. Things change as more award shows happen. And the closer we get to the Oscars.

    But, I wanted to share with y’all what I thought would get nominated at the Oscars this coming year.

    In no specific order:

    Best Picture:

    Don’t Look Up

    King Richard

    The Last Duel

    Licorice Pizza

    The Power of the Dog

    Belfast

    West Side Story

    Dune

    Being the Ricardos

    House of Gucci

    Best Director:

    Adam McKay - Don’t Look Up

    Paul Thomas Anderson - Licorice Pizza

    Kenneth Branagh - Belfast

    Ridley Scott - The Last Duel

    Denis Villeneuve - Dune

    Best Lead Actress:

    Jodie Comer - The Last Duel

    Jennifer Lawrence - Don’t Look Up

    Penelope Cruz - Parallel Mothers

    Nicole Kidman - Being the Ricardos

    Lady Gaga - House of Gucci

    Best Lead Actor:

    Will Smith - King Richard

    Benedict Cumberbatch - The Power of the Dog

    Leonardo DiCaprio - Don’t Look Up

    Javier Bardem - Being the Ricardos

    Adam Driver - The Last Duel

    Best Supporting Actress:

    Kirsten Dunst - The Power of the Dog

    Ariana DeBose - West Side Story

    Meryl Streep - Don’t Look Up

    Aunjaune Ellis - King Richard

    Caitriona Balfe - Belfast

    Best Supporting Actor:

    Jamie Dornan - Belfast

    Bradley Cooper - Licorice Pizza

    Mark Rylance - Don’t Look Up

    Jared Leto - House of Gucci

    Jon Bernthal - King Richard

    Best Adapted Screenplay:

    The Power of the Dog

    The Last Duel

    House of Gucci

    Dune

    West Side Story

    Best Original Screenplay:

    Belfast

    Don’t Look Up

    King Richard

    Licorice Pizza

    Being the Ricardos

    Best Cinematography:

    Dune

    West Side Story

    Licorice Pizza

    The Last Duel

    The Power of the Dog

    Best Costume Design:

    House of Gucci

    The Last Duel

    West Side Story

    Dune

    Being the Ricardos

    Hair and Makeup:

    House of Gucci

    Being the Ricardos

    King Richard

    Dune

    West Side Story

    Best Production Design:

    Licorice Pizza

    The Last Duel

    Dune

    West Side Story

    Belfast

    Best Sound:

    Don’t Look Up

    West Side Story

    Dune

    No Time To Die

    The Last Duel

    Best Original Score:

    Dune

    The Power of the Dog

    The Last Duel

    Don’t Look Up

    King Richard

    Best Original Song:

    No Time To Die from No Time To Die

    Be Alive from King Richard

    Down to Joy from Belfast

    Dos Oruguitas from Encanto

    Just Look Up from Don’t Look Up

    Best Film Editing:

    Don’t Look Up

    King Richard

    The Last Duel

    Dune

    Belfast

    Best Visual Effects:

    Black Widow

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Dune

    No Time To Die

    Don’t Look Up

    That’s what I have for now.

    If this list is worth anything, it’s to let you guys know what films have a lot of buzz. The only films I think are certain of getting a Best Picture nomination are Belfast, King Richard, The Power of the Dog, and Don’t Look Up.

    If you haven’t watch Belfast or King Richard as of yet, I highly recommend checking them out.

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  7. Comment on The Game Awards 2021 nominee list in ~games

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    As a film buff, I’ve heard the same thing. Oscars are bullshit etc etc. I still really like them, and they’re still representative of the industry.

    As a film buff, I’ve heard the same thing. Oscars are bullshit etc etc. I still really like them, and they’re still representative of the industry.

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  8. Comment on The art of editing and Suicide Squad in ~movies

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    The first time I saw this video was summer 2017. And it’s a video I re-watch every now and then. It taught me a lot about film editing, and it helped me better articulate my thoughts when...

    The first time I saw this video was summer 2017. And it’s a video I re-watch every now and then. It taught me a lot about film editing, and it helped me better articulate my thoughts when discussing film.

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  9. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    So I watched the first two episodes of the American Ghosts. First of all, Paramount+ is a god awful streaming service. For some reason everything takes a really long time to load, and I know it’s...
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    So I watched the first two episodes of the American Ghosts. First of all, Paramount+ is a god awful streaming service. For some reason everything takes a really long time to load, and I know it’s not my internet connection.

    The first two episodes of this show is essentially the first two episodes of the original. Everything is brighter, the lighting is like a classic American sitcom (think of the difference between how the American Office looks like and how the UK Office looks like.) The performance are also very sitcomy, but like old school sitcomy. It eschews the more naturalistic performances of recent sitcoms like New Girl and The Good Place in favor of the hammy acting in a lot of second rate 90s sitcom shows.

    Everything happens a lot faster. The original took it’s time to introduce us to the characters, but this one just tries to get to places faster. We lose a lot of the original character development because of how much they cut out in favor of gags.

    It all feels very low brow. Which is interesting considering the original is high brow English humor.

    It’s just not very good.

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  10. Comment on The Game Awards 2021 nominee list in ~games

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    I don’t play video games, but I do like award shows quite a bit. One thing I don’t understand about this is why isn’t there a Video Game (or “Interactive Media”) Academy in the vein of the...

    I don’t play video games, but I do like award shows quite a bit. One thing I don’t understand about this is why isn’t there a Video Game (or “Interactive Media”) Academy in the vein of the Television Academy (Emmy’s) and the Motion Picture Academy (Oscars).

    I know the BAFTAs give out awards to video games, but why isn’t “The Game Awards” voted on by a group of programmers, writers, animators, directors, voice actors, etc that work in the industry?

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  11. Comment on Why do we use Tildes? in ~tildes

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    I like reading some of the comments from some of the users. Specifically, Naravara, who I agree with on a lot of things. The reason I started using tildes in the first place, though, was because I...

    I like reading some of the comments from some of the users. Specifically, Naravara, who I agree with on a lot of things.

    The reason I started using tildes in the first place, though, was because I started becoming obsessed with the old internet. Old forums and Usenet. Stuff that had been around before I was born. I would read threads on r/theoryofreddit about the history of the internet and how it’s evolved since Reddit began. I started becoming nostalgic for a time I was not alive for. A time when the internet seemed... better. I was already a few months out of my Twitter phase, and I was looking for a place where people could write in cohesive sentences.

    While digging through old posts on r/theoryofreddit I learned about the existence of this site and Hacker News. And I spent quite a bit of time reading old posts and discussions from both. It seemed like the type of thing I was looking for.

    So for me, it’s more of a way to read higher quality comments and articles rather than having any sense of community with any of the people here. No offense to anyone, I just don't ever feel close to people I meet on the internet.

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  12. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I’ve only seen the original.

    I’ve only seen the original.

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  13. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Ghosts is such a good show. If anyone has HBOMax I highly recommend checking it out.

    Ghosts is such a good show. If anyone has HBOMax I highly recommend checking it out.

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  14. Comment on Annapurna Pictures: Photograph in ~movies

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    This video is essentially some promo material for Annapurna Pictures (back when they were just a production company). I think it’s really beautifully made though, really well edited. For those who...

    This video is essentially some promo material for Annapurna Pictures (back when they were just a production company). I think it’s really beautifully made though, really well edited.

    For those who don’t know, Annapurna Pictures is a company founded by Megan Ellison whose father is a billionaire. Her company has incredible financial trouble since she gives filmmakers a blank check and complete creative control. It’s a company that won’t last, but damn if she hasn’t produced some amazing films.

    Movies featured in the video:

    Her (2013)

    Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

    Spring Breakers (2013)

    Killing Them Softly (2012)

    American Hustle (2013)

    The Grandmaster (2013)

    The Master (2012)

    Foxcatcher (2014)

    Lawless (2012)

    Last Days (2014) (Kathryn Bigelow Animated Short).

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  15. Comment on How to scrub your online footprint? in ~tech

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    Oh yeah, I’ve used Nuke Reddit before. I also try not to reveal any personal details, I have different accounts for different subreddits that I use, and just try to talk about whatever subreddit...

    Oh yeah, I’ve used Nuke Reddit before. I also try not to reveal any personal details, I have different accounts for different subreddits that I use, and just try to talk about whatever subreddit I’m using the account for.

    Every few months I Nuke the account and start over.

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  16. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I don’t have much interest in reading much else in this world. I’m only gonna be reading The Long Halloween because I know it inspired The Dark Knight and is also gonna be a big inspiration for...

    I don’t have much interest in reading much else in this world. I’m only gonna be reading The Long Halloween because I know it inspired The Dark Knight and is also gonna be a big inspiration for The Batman.

    The last graphic novels that I really liked were Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing and The Fade Out. I also like Watchmen (of course), and I’ve been meaning to read From Hell. But I haven’t found anything else that I really want to sink my teeth in.

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  17. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I haven’t been reading much lately so I decided to change that. The first thing I read was Batman: Year One. I don’t really read comic books in general, and specifically superhero comics. But I’ve...

    I haven’t been reading much lately so I decided to change that.

    The first thing I read was Batman: Year One. I don’t really read comic books in general, and specifically superhero comics. But I’ve always heard good things about it. I didn’t like it at all. I thought a lot of the dialogue was cringe-inducing. I plan on reading The Long Halloween and I just hope it’s better than this.

    I’ve also been reading The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff. Not to get into it, but I don’t think witches are real. And I was on a Reddit thread that had modern witches stuff as a subject. And there was someone there that clearly did his research on the history of witches. What he was writing got me interested in learning more about the Salem Witch Trials, and I really dig American history, so I did some research and downloaded this book.

    I don’t think I’ve ever read anything about this topic outside of a high school textbook. So the writing of it, which flows in a way that narrative prose flows, was a little bit of an adjustment.

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