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  1. @captainwondyful @chasmmi @Claire of Themyscira @DAJK @elcaballero @Fancyarcher @glassfairy @JJ-8 @Keanu @Kjtc @Mr Pastaffelees @PanaMovie @Rorschach @Sheikh @StarWarsMemer @Thanos Legion @Wrath @YourMother the Edgelord @ZeeSoh A few important things: - I guess it's because of labor day weekend, but the three-day actuals likely won't be available today. So I'll be posting Episode 4 tomorrow instead of today. - This means that the team that goes to Tribal Council will be predicting Wednesday numbers. The Tribal Council itself will be posted on Thursday. - Pedictions for the next Weekend Challenge will still be due during the regular Thursday time.
  2. @CayomMagazine New Journey Pictures has reevaluated their agenda and has made the tough decision to limit future studio output. They're not making less films by any means; they are simply choosing to refrain from starting any new franchises, with Banjo-Kazooie potentially being an exception. Franchises that have already started, such as The Ancient Magus' Bride series, are safe. Unfortunately, this means that The Needles of Haystack County, having previously been greenlit, has now been, well, red-lit. The studio and director Jon Favreau have come to an agreement that now is simply "not the right time to pursue a multi-film project." Furthermore, while the distributor will provide bigger budgets to films that need it, they have no plans to deviate from its successful mid-budget strategy of making and releasing films. Nevertheless, New Journey Pictures will remain a beacon for genre filmmakers to make exciting originals and enthralling adaptations without the burden of having to commit to a sequel.
  3. @sfran43 Question: are the 3-day weekend actuals going to be announced today? It might be different because of labor-day.
  4. I think one thing in Parasite's corner might be the deal Neon made with Hulu. Hulu's inclusion in that Disney+ deal means more people with access to Hulu (and subsequently Neon's film slate), more people who can watch Parasite in the comfort of their homes, and more people who are aware enough of Parasite to propel its chances. Maybe the movie won't be coming from theaters to Hulu fast enough for the nomination aspect, but it could be a boon for the film to win the foreign category, or maybe even another category. Does this theory hold water?
  5. Believe it or not, I've actually seen Taylor Russell in person. The yet-to-be-released Words on Bathroom Walls was being shot in my hometown, and my dad enlisted me to help cater with the catering company one night. I was handling drinks and was worried about whether the water cups were safe to drink out of--it's a long story, and I was probably just being a worrywart. So when Taylor Russell is standing in front of me with AnnaSophia Robb, Charlie Plummer, and Devon Bowstick, I don't really process that they are well-known actors that I've heard of before. And I don't process that Walton Goggins and Molly Parker are well-known actors either. It was only when I looked up the casting information after that night that I figured out who they were. Safe to say, I've decided to root for the success of all those actors because of that moment. So I, too, am ecstatic that Taylor Russell is receiving raves for a performance! I had previously only seen her in Lost in Space, and I'm really happy that she might be hitting the bigtime sooner than later! Let's hope she's nominated!
  6. I'm not feeling good about Harriet. The trailer makes the film look a bit TV-quality. A good comparison for Harriet might end up being the Thurgood Marshall movie with Chadwick Boseman that bombed in 2017. Cynthia Erivo might still get in for Actress, but the chances for categories like Director and Original Screenplay are starting to wane a bit. I wouldn't want the film to get in for Original Screenplay anyway because there's a lot more eclectic choices that could take that spot.
  7. You're awesome man! Good luck on life's journey!
  8. Great film. Very naturalistic in its approach.
  9. I would rather have A24 only have one surefire Best Picture contender each year with the rest of its lineup being divisive films that are remembered for years, than have the distributor devolve into some strange youth-energized clone of the Weinstein company.
  10. I wish the best for him. Hopefully he can get a passion project of his greenlit. In the age of franchise blockbusters, I want their great directors (Gareth Edwards, Scott Derrickson, the Russo brothers) to be able to get their original passion projects greenlit. If the greed of Hollywood deprives directors and moviegoers of that silver lining, then we are truly in dark times.
  11. I think he's got a point. This is the kind of thing that I'm afraid of as someone who would love to have the honor of making features. Does my film have to part of a franchise for people to care about it? I'm still excited for this film all the same.
  12. Quite a few American critics likely have the privilege of being invited to the Venice Film Festival, so it wouldn't surprise me that a few of them saw it from there and are able to provide reviews.
  13. So I just watched the first narrative feature film directed by a faculty member at my college! And the crew was all college alumni! It's called Don't Know Yet, and it's about a man who picks up hitchhikers to find meaning in his life! I just watched the film today and I thought it was a pretty decent effort. I overheard another student compare it to The Room when walking out of the screening, and I do admit that the comparison is warranted in the sense that this film is "so bad it's good" in more than a few places, but it would mean a lot if anyone reading this decided to watch it! It's available on Google Play for a $2.99 rental! Plus, this film cast a POC (James Kyson) as its main protagonist way before that became a trend!
  14. I'm rooting for Bennett's War to surpass box office expectations with its grassroots marketing! The YouTube trailer has 15M+ views! Hopefully that's a good omen!
  15. 1. It: Chapter 2 2. The Goldfinch 3. Brittany Runs a Marathon 4. Ad Astra 5. Abominable 6. Joker 7. Judy 8. Gemini Man 9. Parasite 10. The Lighthouse
  16. I like Dr. Pepper too! Drinking some now with ice!
  17. @captainwondyful @chasmmi @Claire of Themyscira @DAJK @elcaballero @Fancyarcher @glassfairy @JJ-8 @Keanu @Kjtc @Mr Pastaffelees @PanaMovie @Rorschach @Sheikh @StarWarsMemer @Thanos Legion @Wrath @YourMother the Edgelord @ZeeSoh Please remember that the Weekend Challenge predictions are due tonight at 11:59 PST!
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