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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZaius View Post
    What kills me is that with a quick go through I see about 21 films that are pretty much "schlock." I shouldn't be able to see 10% "schlock." I guess that one man's "schlock" is another mans art.
    I'm sure some of that "schlock" are a few of my favorite movies.

    When the voting starts, I'll vote for the ones I like the most. I won't care how many awards it won or how critically acclaimed it is or what kind of rating it has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZaius View Post
    What kills me is that with a quick go through I see about 21 films that are pretty much "schlock." I shouldn't be able to see 10% "schlock." I guess that one man's "schlock" is another mans art.
    I'm sure we all see some we think shouldn't be there, I know I do. But it takes all kinds to make the world go round I guess.....

    Just to add to that, it might even be some folks strategy to second films that they know won't make it far to boost their own nominations' chances of going further. I hope that's not the case....

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    Shlock is pretty subjective. I can equally appreciate a slow four-hour foreign-language family drama masterpiece like Fanny and Alexander for its obvious craft and museum-level artistic genius as well as utterly enjoy something completely silly like Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, which I just rewatched on Tubi (free to stream! ding!) and loved every minute of it. Sure there are some picks I may not completely agree with, but I feel like we got an incredibly representative collection of '80s goodness, as we've done with the 1990s and the 2000s previously. And shlock was certainly a staple of '80s cinema!

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    We all love King and some folks definitely consider some of his books to be very schlocky. If I told you tomorrow that I was working on a movie about a car that kills people, without any prior knowledge of Christine, wouldn't you find that just a tad bit schlocky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Shlock is pretty subjective. I can equally appreciate a slow four-hour foreign-language family drama masterpiece like Fanny and Alexander for its obvious craft and museum-level artistic genius as well as utterly enjoy something completely silly like Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, which I just rewatched on Tubi (free to stream! ding!) and loved every minute of it. Sure there are some picks I may not completely agree with, but I feel like we got an incredibly representative collection of '80s goodness, as we've done with the 1990s and the 2000s previously. And shlock was certainly a staple of '80s cinema!
    The 80's seemed like it was filled with lots of comedies. I think this will be the decade with the most comedies in the tournament. Probably a lot of those comedies are what are being called Schlock here. There were so many comidies I was tempted to nominate, but figured if it had come out in the 2000's I wouldn't dare.

    Will be interesting to see how the voting goes. Will the comedies fall during the first couple of rounds?
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    So, has anyone been catching up with any of the nominees they haven't seen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    So, has anyone been catching up with any of the nominees they haven't seen?
    This weekend was all about catching up on Oscar films I had yet to see. Little Women, 1917 and Pain and Glory. I think you would really like Pain and Glory, Mae.

    Believe it or not, it's the first Almodovar film I've seen.

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    I did see Pain and Glory, loved Banderas's performance. I would love for him to win. I hope you watch more Almodóvar, one of the masters! Sad to see Women on the Verge... not seconded here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    So, has anyone been catching up with any of the nominees they haven't seen?
    This weekend was all about catching up on Oscar films I had yet to see. Little Women, 1917 and Pain and Glory. I think you would really like Pain and Glory, Mae.

    Believe it or not, it's the first Almodovar film I've seen.
    me too. I have seen them all but Little Women did not work for me. I really liked the other films. Pain and Glory I am still missing to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    So, has anyone been catching up with any of the nominees they haven't seen?


    I figure if there are movies out there that are almost 40 years old and I haven't seen them yet, I'm probably never going to.

    Most of the movies I haven't seen I at least have some knowledge of. I know the basic plot or I've seen bits and pieces of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    Believe it or not, it's the first Almodovar film I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
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    So, has anyone been catching up with any of the nominees they haven't seen?
    This weekend was all about catching up on Oscar films I had yet to see. Little Women, 1917 and Pain and Glory. I think you would really like Pain and Glory, Mae.

    Believe it or not, it's the first Almodovar film I've seen.
    me too. I have seen them all but Little Women did not work for me. I really liked the other films. Pain and Glory I am still missing to.
    You won't like Pain and Glory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
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    So, has anyone been catching up with any of the nominees they haven't seen?
    This weekend was all about catching up on Oscar films I had yet to see. Little Women, 1917 and Pain and Glory. I think you would really like Pain and Glory, Mae.

    Believe it or not, it's the first Almodovar film I've seen.
    me too. I have seen them all but Little Women did not work for me. I really liked the other films. Pain and Glory I am still missing to.
    You won't like Pain and Glory.
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    I'm going to create a Letterboxd list called "Movies Webstar Shouldn't Watch."

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    I thought Pain and Glory was one of the best movies of 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    I thought Pain and Glory was one of the best movies of 2019.
    It's very good, but I don't think it's something he would like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Stir Crazy is a great pick, Jon, sorry you just missed the nominations
    It's all good. I can't really contribute much to such a contest anyway.

    Should be interesting to read, though!
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    And vote!

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    FUCK!!!!!!!!

    I'm so mad at myself. I left A Soldier's Story off my list. Would this have been seconded if I had remembered to include the film on my list and nominated it?

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    It's not one I've seen, but I'll check it out now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    It's not one I've seen, but I'll check it out now!
    It's one of Denzel Washington's first films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
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    So, has anyone been catching up with any of the nominees they haven't seen?


    I figure if there are movies out there that are almost 40 years old and I haven't seen them yet, I'm probably never going to.

    Most of the movies I haven't seen I at least have some knowledge of. I know the basic plot or I've seen bits and pieces of them.
    So last night I actually did happen to watch one of the nominated movies that I hadn't fully watched previously. Full Metal Jacket. It was ok.

    I had watched about half of it before. The first half where they are in boot camp. That was probably the best part of the movie. Mostly due to R. Lee Ermey. Once they leave boot camp and actually get to Vietnam, it was kinda boring.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Really? I think Full Metal Jacket is one of the best war films ever. That last scene is so haunting...

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