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 Posted: Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 11:18 pm
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1994 also had SPEED , The CROW, and CLERKS



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I thought Major League 2 was pretty poor. The original was cartoonish, but kept enough of a toe in reality that you could ignore certain little things. Major League 2 had utterly implausible stuff like Willie Mays Hayes starring in an action film and Roger Dorn buying and then selling the team. It also wasn't nearly as funny as the original. \

Naked Gun 33 1/3 was a case of going to the well too often. It was played out. The most memorable moment when I saw it came not from something on screen, but in the audience. A certain former NFL running back, then in jail awaiting trial on double homicide charges, made his first appearance in the movie. This sent the audience into whispers, comments, some boos, and so on. My buddy suddenly bellowed out, "Yes, we all know about OJ. Now be quiet and watch the movie!" People laughed and that cut the tension regarding OJ.

Somewhere along the line it became a federal offense that Forrest Gump won Best Picture for 1994. It has even become derided as a bad movie in some circles, partly due to the cult of Shawshank Redemption. Forrest Gump isn't for everyone and may not be as rewatchable, but it deserved its honor.

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tamalie wrote: Naked Gun 33 1/3 was a case of going to the well too often. It was played out. The most memorable moment when I saw it came not from something on screen, but in the audience. A certain former NFL running back, then in jail awaiting trial on double homicide charges, made his first appearance in the movie. This sent the audience into whispers, comments, some boos, and so on. My buddy suddenly bellowed out, "Yes, we all know about OJ. Now be quiet and watch the movie!" People laughed and that cut the tension regarding OJ.

And the whole audience cheered and he was carried aloft out of the theater as the King of All Men.

tamalie wrote:Somewhere along the line it became a federal offense that Forrest Gump won Best Picture for 1994. It has even become derided as a bad movie in some circles, partly due to the cult of Shawshank Redemption. Forrest Gump isn't for everyone and may not be as rewatchable, but it deserved its honor.
This is not true. As I said before, Shawshank gets rated highly by average, but no one thinks it's the best movie of all time. I think more people rate Pulp Fiction more highly. Forrest Gump is a good film, but it's not a great one. Remember that the Oscars are just industry awards for the movie industry, and certain types of movies will always do way. Look at films like The Artist and La La Land. Forgotten about more year after year, but they were always clear favorites to win the Oscars. Forrest Gump had a unique narrative, with the hero living through all those historic American events (such an easy story to write, it's just and then... and then... and then...). It also had groundbreaking, at the time, special effects, with Hanks inserted seamlessly into archival footage. Nothing special today though, but it had never been seen before. It was a perfect film to impress the Academy voters.

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I really like The Artist. The creators basically put as many obstacles in their way as they could and still came up with a compelling film.

The Forrest Gump narrative is not unique, think of Zelig if nothing else. And Hanks' performance was insulting one-note rubbish. Not even the excuse of creating a character, JK Simmons and Mahershala Ali have shown how one does that much more impeccably. It's probably stopped Hanks winning another Oscar, the Academy doesn't think he deserves three, and having fucked up with his second won't vote for him again.



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No love for "House Party 3" or "Police Academy: Mission to Moscow"?

Oh...and "Cabin Boy".

In 1995, I took a "American Baseball History 315" as a summer course. The instructor told us to do a movie review from his list. "Cobb" was included, even though he hadn't seen it. I rented it, did my review on it, and his written comments to me were something like: "sorry you had to watch this. Good job on reviewing this turkey, though".

I didn't mind it, too much. The main point was that Cobb was an asshat, so in that regard it worked.

I remember liking "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" when it came out. Haven't seen it, since, so don't know if it's aged well.



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