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Tue Jan 22, 2019, 02:37 PM

My $.02 about the Oscar nominations.

I saw that a Netflix original movie called "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" was nominated for a few minor awards.

I watched it when it was first released onto Netflix. It was, as Coen Brothers movies always are, a well made or constructed movie, but I HATED it!

My 2 cents, and quite possibly over priced at that.

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MarianJack Jan 2019 OP
jodymarie aimee Jan 2019 #1
MarianJack Jan 2019 #2
TexasBushwhacker Jan 2019 #3
MarianJack Jan 2019 #5
flamingdem Jan 2019 #4
MarianJack Jan 2019 #7
geardaddy Jan 2019 #6
MarianJack Jan 2019 #8
geardaddy Jan 2019 #9
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2019 #10
MarianJack Jan 2019 #11
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2019 #12
bif Jan 2019 #13
MarianJack Jan 2019 #14

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 02:39 PM

1. I am sure they would love you spelling their name wrong, too

 

it is not CORN...

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 02:52 PM

2. Oops!

Damned auto correct.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 12:10 AM

3. I tried to like it. I really did.

But I quit about half way through.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 12:07 PM

5. I made the end, and...

...I realized that it was about 2 odd hours of my life that had just been shot right to Hell. Yuck.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:09 AM

4. Agree

Not worthy of a nom

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 12:09 PM

7. The nominated movie I most want to see is Black Klansman.

And I will we it tonight if my wife remembers to stop by Red Box on her way home.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 12:08 PM

6. I liked it!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 12:11 PM

8. And THAT...

...is the reason they make ice cream in different flavors.

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 12:14 PM

9. LOL

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 12:30 PM

10. I absolutely loved Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Top tier Coen work.

Behind only Fargo, Big Lebowski, A Serious Man, O Brother Where Art Thou and Raising Arizona in the pantheon of their work.

It is bleak, I will give you that. Even in its more lighthearted moments. And especially in its darker moments. "Meal Ticket" (the one with Liam Neeson) in particular was just haunting.

So I can understand why one might not like it, but for me personally, I found it incredible. Especially on the second watch.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 12:40 PM

11. I' m glad that you liked it.

I hated it. My favorite of their movies is Miller's Crossing, which I consider to be WAY superior.

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 12:45 PM

12. I've only seen Miller's Crossing once, years ago. Want to see it again.

Can't find it on Netflix or on demand for the life of me.

Obviously the common theme of TBOBS is death and mortality, which is a bit heavy.

Even if you didn't like it I might suggest a rewatch. Coen works have a way of sticking around and getting a lot better the longer you think about them.

The second time I watch it, I dug the last chapter--The Mortal Remains--a lot more than I did initially. When the Brendan Gleeson character sings his song and you see the three passengers faces slowly understand their "situation" it is a prime example of solid facial acting.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 01:03 PM

13. I enjoyed it. Wasn't wild about the beginning

But it grew on me. Not their best film, but very entertaining. Not sure it's Oscar worthy, but worth watching.

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Response to bif (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 08:51 PM

14. I wasn't wild about the beginning,...

...or the middle or the end...yikes.

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