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ponchi101 wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:31 pm Obviously, a matter of opinions but A Few Good Men is, to me, easily Rob Reiner's worst film. After going on that tear of SPINAL TAP, THE SURE THING, STAND BY ME, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and MISERY, A Few Good Men was terrible.
Sort of like Ridley Scott coming up with "Someone to watch over me" after Blade Runner and Legend.
But Sorkin seems to have been involved in some other good ones.
Wasn't expecting almost of this, let alone the A Few Good Men take. Matter of opinion sure, but you're an outlier for that one. And just interesting to call an Oscar nominee a worst film.
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Oh, don't get me started on the Oscars. People NEVER to get an Oscar: Stanley Kubrick, Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole (got honorary).
Few Good Men was nominated precisely because it was Reiner and that super-cast.
And don't get me started on Driving Miss Daisy. Spike may still be angry but he wasn't the only one that got robbed. I would say at least 10 films got robbed that year.
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ponchi101 wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 1:33 am Oh, don't get me started on the Oscars. People NEVER to get an Oscar: Stanley Kubrick, Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole (got honorary).
Few Good Men was nominated precisely because it was Reiner and that super-cast.
And don't get me started on Driving Miss Daisy. Spike may still be angry but he wasn't the only one that got robbed. I would say at least 10 films got robbed that year.
I'm not following this. Yes, many haven't won an Oscar. That wasn't at all what I was saying. I'm surprised to hear you calling something that was Oscar nominated a "worst film" in someone's career. And A Few Good Men, unlike many Oscar-nominated movies in the recent past, is one that regular moviegoers loved and it still gets put on TV today. So, I was saying you may not care for it for whatever reason, but many do and very few would be in the "worst film from Reiner" camp.
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I did say it was a matter of taste, and of all of Reiner's films, I think it is the worst.
The Oscar is a very PR award. "CRASH", best picture of the year. The whole thing is unwatchable yet it won that distinction. So, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, one of the true great American classics, does not even get nominated simply because it is comedy, and A FEW GOOD MEN does, simply because it is "serious", I say Few Good Men is Reiner's worst film.
Reiner is in the American Cinematography pantheon. But he is there for HARRY & SALLY, PRINCESS BRIDE, STAND BY ME and lunatic SPINAL TAP. Not because of FEW GOOD MEN.
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Re the 2021 Met Gala Hosts:

Billie Eilish - "singer" they're trying to make happen
Timothée Chalamet: He will probably have to walk sideways in and out of doors. His ego is reportedly way out of proportion to his acting
Amanda Gorman: The young poet from President Biden's inauguration

Billie Eilish is usually seen in clothing two sizes two big and green hair. We've got pics of her on here probably in the Grammy Awards thread. Ms Eilish showed up on the cover of British Vogue looking like this:

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Billie Eilish in British Vogue. — Photo: Craig McDean

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This is the opposite of our TENNIS PLAYERS topic, in which somebody was talking about showing age. Here I am: "who, who and WTF?" (the W standing for WHO too).
I know Eilish because I went on YT some time ago and looked up one of her videos. Which of course, I saw for about 2 mins and decided that my tinitus was preferable.
Yep, you can show your age in so many different ways. :)
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Billie Eilish has definitely already happened
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Anyone who thinks that this Billie Eilish Vogue thing was spontaneous is delusional.
This is the exact kind of marketing ploy that is planned well in advance - very likely a few years ago. Introduce her to the world in the coloured hair and baggy clothes, then, at a time pre-determined by a 'marketing expert', drastically change her 'style' and 'image'.
Shock value sells (to the gullible - and the majority are very gullible).

Of course, part of her 'personality' was that she was very 'genuine' and 'anti-phony'. But, as always, that was simply an act; a marketing ploy. If you're not a sell-out, no agency will ever sign you. Period.

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So this guy showed up at the Derby.
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I'm never sure when Royal Ascot takes place but we have the Kentucky Derby and the belles wear their hats too. Here's a sample from USA Today

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^Forget the hat what about those earrings?

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The gents represent too.

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© Sam Upshaw Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

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© Jim Owens-USA TODAY Sports

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© Matt Stone-USA TODAY Sports
^ A bit overdone

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© AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
^ I'm not a fan of fascinators but this one walks right up to the line of bad taste and doesn't cross it
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Pretty shocking on Bill and Melinda Gates to me, they've been working together (literally on their foundation, not just figuratively) for so long.
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