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  1. Slambros

    Best Animated Feature 2018 - Predictions

    https://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/animation-is-film-announces-11-animated-features-in-competition-lineup-164312.html Fascinatingly, GKIDS is producing their second annual film festival, Animation Is Film (or AIF for short), in Hollywood's Chinese Theater. The eleven films in the main competition are: Another Day in the Life (Poland/Spain) Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Spain) Funan (Belgium/France/Cambodia)* I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (Japan) Mirai (Japan)* Okko's Inn (Japan)* Pachamama (Argentina/France) Penguin Highway (Japan) Ruben Brandt, Collector (Hungary) Seder-Masochism (USA)* Tito and the Birds (Brazil)* * = It's no surprise because Annecy Int'l is also a part of this festival, but the asterisk states that the film was also in competition over ar Annecy. (Descriptions of the films, as well as a list of the festival competition's jury members, are available in the provides link.)
  2. Slambros

    Box Office Theory's Most Anticipated Films

    1. A Star Is Born 2. First Man 3. Bad Times at the El Royale 4. Halloween 5. Serenity 6. Beautiful Boy 7. Can You Ever Forgive Me? 8. Indivisible 9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 10. Widows
  3. I also have a question to ask you, @chasmmi. There's two animated films from this year, 2018, that I am wanting to put on my list. Would you be okay with me and other voters putting films from this year on our list? Or is it too early?
  4. There's a film I just watched with Amazon Prime Video. It's from 1982, so you can tell it's got some age on it, but if you can, I wholeheartedly believe that it is at least worth a look. Beautifully animated, marvelously voice-acted, and presented with an exceptional directorial effort, The Last Unicorn is a hidden gem that is deserving of attention. The film is at once a fairy tale and a fantasy epic, and the film is not afraid to ask intriguing questions. It is also fascinating as a product of its early-80s time period. It is a film that I will certainly be putting on my list.
  5. Titanic v. Rogue One  The Dark Knight v. The Exorcist
  6. Counter argument: My family and I also fall into that Republican-voting category as a middle class family in a fairly populated city. But I want to say that, if we fall into that category, and if we want to vote Republican because of that, then we need to take up responsibility by doing two things: 1) Volunteer Service -- in other words, serving people who are in need without being told to do it by authority figures. 2) Encouraging others to help themselves initiate their own financial betterment. "Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime." My current situation with Hurricane Florence provides a good allegory for my viewpoint. My father owns a kitchen for his business, and he was given the opportunity to host a non-profit organization that cooked meals for people in shelters, people like policemen and firefighters, and power line technicians. Thanks to my conservative father's selfless choice to lend his kitchen to the volunteer organization, 10,000 people have been fed every day for a week. That includes the people in shelters who were in need, and the people keeping the city safe, who needed food in order to keep themselves able to do their work. I've been able to help with dishes during this time as the one who organizes all the pots and pans and utensils for the kitchen workers. And I've seen that my efforts were helping to facilitate their ability to work efficiently. That's what's important -- to help others, so that they can help themselves. You probably agree with everything I'm saying in this rant already, but my main point is this: you've been blessed with priviledge in your life, and that's definitely okay. But I personally believe that people like us need to regard our priviledge as a gift, thus harnessing it to improve the livelihoods of the fellow Americans around us. And that's not gonna be accomplished by a mere vote; that's accomplished by going into the landscape that's been ravaged by the (in this instance, metaphorical) Apocalypse, and helping others to get through it themselves, no matter the personal sacrifices.
  7. Slambros

    Best Picture Predictions - 2018

    I've had a thought. For Original Screenplay, four locked nominees are in the process of being solidified: The Favourite, Roma, Green Book, and Vice. That leaves one more spot up for grabs, and with nothing else to really achieve this season, A24 will want to make a leap for that wildcard spot. But I don't think the A24 film with the best chance would be Eighth Grade. I think it would be First Reformed. First Reformed was written and directed by Paul Schrader. He's the guy that wrote Taxi Driver and Raging Bull... but he was never nominated for either of those scripts. The Academy loves to right past wrongs, and this would be a great chance to do it. The screenplay for First Reformed is a highly intellectual one, and based on what I've read about the film, it's a very tense, dramatic, and surprising one. I wholeheartedly believe that the film is a great candidate for Original Screenplay, and I think A24 knows that, too. We'll have to see how early critic-backed precursors go before the chance is solidified, but I definitely wouldn't count out the film's chance.
  8. Slambros

    Most Anticipated November Movie

    I voted for Crimes of Grindelwald. I'm not necessarily a Potterhead, but I have an aunt that likes the Potter films, and visiting them for Thanksgiving, the family all saw the first Fantastic Beasts together - it's one of my favorite recent memories of going to the theater. That, and I personally relate to Newt Scamander.
  9. That's more than a little disappointing. I'm sure one of WAG's originals will hit it out of the park one day, but I guess this isn't the film to do it. I'm glad it's not an outright disaster, at least.
  10. Slambros

    SUR(V)IVOR: Episode 9 - Strife Itself

    Dang; I even bought and used both the candy apple and a poison apple, and that still didn't do anything to help me. Well, it's been fun, everyone. I have college to worry about anyway so maybe it's for the best that I'm eliminated. I'll still be keeping up with the story and commenting in these threads from time to time! I wish the best of luck to everyone!
  11. Slambros

    SUR(V)IVOR: Episode 9 - Strife Itself

    I didn't expect that to happen, to be honest. I'm really grateful to be able to keep playing the game! I thank you profusely for this decision @Sheikh!
  12. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/rosamund-pike-enters-jam-packed-actress-race-a-private-war-at-toronto-film-festival-1142747 Rosamund Pike might be in the race after all!
  13. Slambros

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    I don't know where else I could talk about it, so I figured I'd post it here... I'm in the middle of Hurricane Florence right now, as we didn't evacuate. The Hurricane lost power as it came ashore... but, well, so did the house. Now, it's past 3:30 AM and there's a mysterious beeping noise coming all the way from the kitchen that's preventing me from sleeping. And I'm using my phone to type this, meaning I'll be losing a lot of battery overnight. I'm just worried that the garage is flooded or something. I'm too afraid I'll wake up my dad to check, though. Some of you who live more inland should count your blessings that you don't have to deal with hurricane season. That's all I'm trying to say. **** Edit: Florence's eye past us at around 7:00 AM, so we won't be getting the brunt of the winds anymore. It's a shame it took the entire night to move across. But the garage wasn't flooded or anything bad, so that's a good thing. Besides losing power, I don't think our house had significant damage. We're about to leave the house in a bit, so I'll be able to see how my town (Wilmington) faired as a whole.
  14. I'm rooting for all of the This Is Us actors to succeed so I think it's great that Watson has joined the cast!
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