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  1. I'll speculate. The other Best Picture nominees in 91/92 were Bugsy, JFK, The Prince of Tides, and the eventual winner, Silence of the Lambs. From the outside looking in, it seems like it was a weaker year than others--we don't frequently refer back to a film like Bugsy--so it's easy to see why Beauty and the Beast, a film commonly referred to as the best animated film of all time, was able to secure its spot. Meanwhile, the 94/95 nominees showed much more strength all across the board. Three of the best films of all time were in that lineup: Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, and The Shawshank Redemption. Three undeniable classics. That doesn't leave room for much else. So if the Academy is famous for fixating itself on films the commonfolk forget after many years like Ordinary People and Out of Africa, then yeah, they're gonna fill those last two nominations with Quiz Show and Four Weddings and a Funeral. And I'm sure those films are deserving in their own right--we know from the Big Three of the year that 1994 was a landmark year for film. But yeah, The Lion King's miss was definitely an upset. Maybe it was the romance of Beauty and the Beast that spoke to the Academy. Maybe it was the historical setting. Maybe it was because the film, the kickstarter of the Disney renaissance, showed audiences breathtaking animation and visuals they've never seen before. And maybe The Lion King was deemed simplistic in comparison. But just because The Lion King wasn't nominated doesn't mean it didn't deserve it, and it doesn't mean we can't hold it dear to our hearts.
  2. I would be willing to compromise for the 2nd of September. I want the 26th and I really don't want the 9th, so the 2nd is a nice middle ground between the two. Gives everyone a solid February-sized month.
  3. To be fair, I'm sure that, in a ten film field, Inside Out could have surely gotten a place in the Best Picture lineup, and how close it got in a pretty strong year for film is pretty noteworthy in and of itself. I think Frozen 2 will depend on the competition, but you're correct in saying there's a ton of things against it.
  4. If only real world studios would do the same.
  5. If others need it then it should be granted for them. I am 6 of the 10 finished films... so I definitely support the extension.
  6. It seems to me like their push is already underway. I've seen many ads on television and YouTube. They're fighting to keep this known to the public, and I don't blame them with the goodwill that all three actresses have recently garnered. I can see this doing better than Widows to be honest.
  7. We mustn't take our lives for granted. It is truly a privilge to experience existence on Earth with the ones we love.
  8. I'm definitely looking for films that I can watch on Netflix, Amazon, or Kanopy.
  9. Eh. This is sort of a loose adaption of the show. I'm not making any part of the film with Butch specifically in mind. I will say that there has been, and will not be, a publicized announcement of Butch Hartmann participation that extends further than the kind of "story by" credit C.S. Lewis would receive for a Narnia film adaptation, or Stan Lee would receive for a Marvel film adaptation.
  10. Production on Rob Letterman's The Fairly OddParents has begun.
  11. 1. The Farewell 2. The Art of Self Defense 3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 4. Luce 5. The Art of Racing in the Rain 6. Blinded by the Light 7. The Peanut Butter Falcon 8. Overcomer 9. Ready or Not 10. It: Chapter 2
  12. I am going to submit a 25-film list. I will achieve this by watching as many black and white movies as I can. Be wary that my list may turn out to be a hodgepodge!
  13. I was originally planning on seeing Spider-Man tomorrow, but I may just have to see this instead. Spider-Man will always be there. This looks to be a potential cult classic and might not be in theaters for very long.
  14. The title change is sort of old news, but I think it's a nice title. Doesn't really roll off the tongue, but it's fitting. This can definitely be a $150M+ breakout with how weak 2020 is. If families want to go to the movies, then gosh darn it, they're gonna see something, and the strong cast leads me to believe they've got something on their hands.
  15. Not really. $17 Million if Google is correct. But the film needs an opening above $10M to allow positive WOM and strong legs to have the chance to help.
  16. Thry have the right to be confident for sure. Films like The Shallows and 47 Meters Down prove that the audience is there to make this a sleeper hit even without an overabundance of marketing. I'm counting on this film to laugh in the face of the Netflix conundrum while a mid-budget film still theoretically could.
  17. Not to worry! The trailer was also commonly placed in front John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.
  18. To be fair, all Disney would have to do for it is remove the gargoyles like they removed Mushu for Mulan, and that would guarantee that the live action is a better film than the animated one.
  19. I stayed away from Dumbo, people still saw it. I stayed away from Aladdin, people still saw it. I feel powerless as a moviegoer who wants something different. What use is withholding my investment if others don't care to do the same?
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