1. Rooker2. Liotta3. Caan4. Cheung5. DeppLouis: Ratings & Thoughts on Mel Gibson in Hamlet, Tim Robbins in Jacob's Ladder, Gabriel Byrne in Miller's Crossing, Sean Connery in The Hunt For Red October and Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.
1. Rooker2. Liotta3. Cheung4. Caan5. Depp
1. Rooker2. Liotta3. Cheun4. Caan5. Depp
1. Michael Rooker2. Ray Liotta3. James Caan4. Leslie Cheung5. Johnny Depp
Winning predictions or not, I must support one of my top 10 lead performances of all time, Depp. Hence:1. Depp2. Rooker3. Liotta4. Cheung5. Caan
I'm really looking forward to your review of Johnny Depp, because besides Ed Wood and Donnie Darko you don't seem to be a huge fan of him. I do like his performance here but I think that also depends on whether you enjoyed the film or not.
Deiner: Brasco, not Darko.
1. Rooker2. Liotta 3. Cheung 4. Caan 5. Depp (I actually hope I'm wrong about this one. I think he's brilliant.)
1. Liotta2. Rooker3. Cheung4. Depp 5. Caan
Ray Liotta and Johhny Deppare the only ones I am interesting in reading , what a shitty list .
You must be new. And judging by your attitude, 16.
lol yes yes Brasco, not Darko. I don't know what I was thinking hahaha
1. Rooker2. Liotta3. Caan4. Cheung5. Depp
1. Rooker2. Liotta3. Caan 4. Cheung 5. Depp
1. Rooker2. Liotta3. Caan 4. Depp5. Cheung
1. Liotta2. Rooker3. Cheung4. Caan5. Depp
1.) Depp2.) Liotta3.) Rooker4.) Cheung5.) Caan
Louis: Your Ratings For Gene Hackman in The Firm and Donald Sutherland in Eye Of The Needle.
I know it was briefly mentioned, what is everyones thoughts on the new Star Wars trailer?
Meh. It was okay, I guess. Better than that lousy Batman v. Superman grimdark bullshit.
RatedRStar: It was a great trailer, that was sparse on plot details, the visual effects were great and childhood memories of the originals had flood back to me, with the appearances of Han Solo and Chewbacca. My anticipation has risen substantially for the film and is my No. 4 behind Macbeth, The Revenant and Spectre. I'm also relieved with Macbeth, being in competition for the Palme D'or, since I haven't heard much about it since Last May.Finally, Chelsea, Champions Of England.
1) Michael Rooker2) Ray Liotta 3) Johnny Depp4) Leslie Cheung5) James Caan
1. Liotta2. Rooker3. Caan4. Cheung5. DeppWhy is Rooker not being considered 1986?Louis thoughts and ratings on Christian Slater in Pump Up the Volume and Steve Martin in My Blue Heaven?
Scott Gingold: By Louis's Rules, he goes by the original theatrical release date, which was 1990 instead of its initial festival showing in '86.
Louis I just remembered something, from over half a year ago, from Alternate supporting 1979, how could you =(, fifth from bottom, didnt you find him likable or lovely in the slightest =D lol.
Louis: For this post or the next, can I have your thoughts on the latest episode of Game Of Thrones.
1. Michael Rooker2. Ray Liotta3. James Caan4. Johnny Depp5. Leslie CheungI'm with Robert on Depp, I still love that performance and would love to see it win. Caan would be my second favorite of the lineup and I think he's a likely 5, I'm quite tempted to switch him with Liotta. I also think there's a good chance people are overestimating Rooker, his film puts a lot more emphasis on his day to day, routine interactions than his killings, which I can see Louis seeing as either bland or strangely intriguing.
Luke:Wait on a few of those for re-watches.Gibson - 4.5(Gibson actually proves himself quite capable in the language but further than that his take on Hamlet is an intriguing one. Where Olivier portrayed the flamboyancy of the character as that of the heroic, and Branagh as the purposeful theatrics, Gibson instead portrays it as not at all purposeful. Instead Gibson presents Hamlet very bluntly is bi-polar as his performance goes from the extreme of an outgoing happiness to an extreme sorrow in the matter of seconds. It's an effective performance and Gibson's especially makes sense out of his treatment of Ophelia. The stringing her along in his bouts of joy to the cruelty in the bouts of sorrow)Culkin - 4(It is a performance that is easy to take for granted but Culkin really is quite good in the film. He gives a very assured performance but never becomes too much that it feels cloying. He really goes just enough and carries the film with an ease not often seen in child performances)Sutherland/Hackman - 4 Scott:Slater - 3.5(I'll admit to not being much of a Slater fan to begin with. Nonetheless I really liked the first third of his performance. He brought the needed acerbic energy to the shock-jock scenes, while I felt he played the reserved type rather well in the public scenes where he can barely speak. My problems come in later where the film takes its potentially interesting concept and turning it into a pretty lame good vs evil battle of wills. That principal character particularly poorly written. Anyway I do feel Slater is able to stay above the film just enough, but I still felt as though he never takes the character anywhere particularly interesting. In addition when the two sides meld Slater's performance is a bit underwhelming. He never becomes bad though and with a better a script and direction I think this could have been something special.)RatedRStar:Well that's one where my bottom five weren't all that weak when compared to other years.
1. Liotta 2. Rooker 3. Caan 4. Depp 5. Cheung
@Louis: Ahh I see, so what would your rating and thoughts be on Marcelino?
Louis, what's your ratings and thoughts on Tony Shalhoub in Barton Fink and The Man Who Wasn't There?
Luke:I really liked the episode as I found the pacing to be much more refined this time. Which is funny considering they handled even more plots than last time. I felt it handled the set up well while giving the characters their time. I particularly liked the introduction of Doran Martell, and is it just me or does Alexander Siddig look a whole lot like Raul Julia in this? Also I have to say Emilia Clarke gave her best work at least since the first season, although again she's best when playing into the vulnerability of her character rather than her strength. Matt:Barton Fink - 3.5(Shalhoub is quite enjoyable in tapping into the fast talking producer type, that seems like out of a 40's movie. He's few scenes are all quite entertaining but I also like when he grounds his character ever so slightly when he quietly pleads with Fink to come up with something)The Man Who Wasn't There - 4(He seems particularly good at connecting with the unique style Coens go for with their films. Once again he seems completely in tune with the idea tapping into the absurdity without ever over stepping the reasonable bounds of it. In this case he's again very entertaining in portraying the flamboyancy of the hot shot lawyer while still realizing the character's abilities in an effective way)
Michael: I am with you, guys. Loved him in this!
Moviefilm: I'm in complete agreement with everyone who liked Depp's performance in the film, and is my personal favourite, from his entire career. I expect a 4 at best from Louis, but then again he gave McKellen a 5 for Apt Pupil, so god knows what'll happen.
I have faith in Depp winning. Well, blind faith. I mean, stranger things have happened on this blog and as I said, I'll always support a performance that's one of my all time favourites.
GDSAO: Also, from my resources, Louis hasn't seen the film in nigh on 20 years now, so I do think Depp has a good enough chance to get a great rating, although not the win, but I'm not willing enough to take the risk on placing him any higher than last place, considering his opinion on him as an actor overall.
@Luke: That is true as well.The more I think about it, Caan is actually a great choice, his role is arguably the most limited out of these five nominees and consistently runs the risk of being overshadowed by Bates yet still excels and is incredibly memorable. You know what?1. Depp2. Liotta3. Caan4. Rooker (I know I'm crazy)5. Cheung
What's with the love for Depp's performance? Nothing against the performance,(I haven't seen the movie in such a long time) just wondering if a rewatch is a good idea.
Mcofra7: I'd certainly give it a chance, since for me, it's Burton's best film after Ed Wood, plus he's a very strong 4.5 for me.
What are your thoughts on Depp's performance?
Mcofra7: I found Depp's performance to be very effective in it's gentleness and from what I could remember, his silent approach to the character, I found to be quite endearing.
Louis what are your ratings and thoughts for Jennifer Jones in The Towering Inferno? I liked her in that, and I only ever liked her in three movies (that, The Song of Bernadette and Since You Went Away)
When is the review up?
Louis: Your rating for Christopher Walken in True Romance.
Louis: And Philip Seymour Hoffman in Hard Eight.
I know the next post may be coming soon and this may well be swept away, but what are everyone's (aside from Louis as he has not covered these years yet) Best Picture, and actor/supporting actor choices for 1939, 1940, and 1962? 1939Goodbye, Mr ChipsMr Smith Goes to WashingtonThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (winner)The Wizard of OzThe Roaring Twenties (I should note I still haven't seen Gone With the Wind)Robert Donat for Goodbye Mr Chips (winner)James Cagney for The Roaring TwentiesJames Stewart for Mr Smith Goes to WashingtonCharles Laughton for The Hunchback of Notre DameRalph Richardson for Q PlanesClaude Rains for Mr Smith Goes to Washington (winner)Cecil Hardwicke for The Hunchback of Notre Dame Ralph Richardson for The Four FeathersRay Bolger for The Wizard of OzLee J. Cobb for Golden Boy1940The Shop Around the Corner (winner)RebeccaThe Great DictatorPinnochioThe Thief of Bagdad/Foreign CorrespondentJames Stewart in The Shop Around the Corner (winner)James Stewart in The Mortal StormCharlie Chaplain in The Great DictatorLaurence Olivier in RebeccaGeorge Sanders in Rebecca (winner)George Sanders in Foreign CorrespondentHerbert Marshall in Foreign CorrespondentFrank Morgan in The Mortal StormConrad Vedit in Thief of Bagdad1962To Kill a Mockingbird (winner, controversial I know)The Loneliness of the Long Distance RunnerLawrence of ArabiaThe Miracle WorkerBilly BuddClose Runner-Ups: The L-Shaped Room/LolitaTom Courtenay in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (winner)Gregory Peck in To Kill a MockingbirdPeter O'Toole in Lawrence of ArabiaJames Mason in LolitaJack Lemmon in Days of Wine and Roses(I hate to leave Terrence Stamp, Alan Bates, James Stewart, and especially Ralph Richardson out of the top 5)Robert Duvall in To Kill a Mockingbird (winner)Omar Sharif in Lawrence of ArabiaAnthony Quayle in Lawrence of ArabiaPeter Sellers in LolitaBrock Peters in To Kill a Mockingbird(Again, I hate to leave Robert Ryan, Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave, and especially Claude Rains off the list)
I used to think, before watching some of their best work through Louis' blog, that Claude Rains and James Cagney were overrated, gosh how the times have changed :D
What, you never saw Manchurian Candidate?
I'll just give you my winners for picture and the four acting categories of those years.1939Gone with the WindClark Gable, Gone with the WindVivien Leigh, Gone with the WindThomas Mitchell, Gone with the WindOlivia DeHavilland, Gone with the Wind1940RebeccaHenry Fonda, The Grapes of WrathJoan Fontaine, RebeccaGeorge Sanders, RebeccaJane Darwell, The Grapes of Wrath1962To Kill a Mockingbird/Days of Wine and RosesJack Lemmon, Days of Wine and RosesLee Remick, Days of Wine and RosesEd Begley, Sweet Bird of YouthAngela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate(I still have many movies to see, such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Lawrence of Arabia)
@GDSAO: How about you for the female categories?
Also if people don't mind, your Best Picture, and acting winners for the 1940s, I'm actually doing a survey here :D1940The Shop Around the CornerJames Stewart in The Shop Around the CornerJoan Fontaine in RebeccaGeorge Sanders in RebeccaJane Darwell in The Grapes of Wrath1941 Ball of FireJoel McCrea in Sullivan's TravelsBarbara Stanwyck in Ball of FirePeter Lorre in The Maltese FalconMary Astor in The Maltese Falcon1942SaboteurJames Cagney in Yankee Doodle DandyBette Davis in Now VoyagerClaude Rains in Now Voyager/Kings Row/Casablanca (I actually am cheating a bit by adding Casablanca in, he would actually be #2 for me in 1943)Celia Johnson in In Which We Serve1943Shadow of a DoubtJoseph Cotten in Shadow of a DoubtTheresa Wright in Shadow of a DoubtDana Andrews in The Ox-Bow IncidentGoogie Withers in The Silver Fleet1944Double IndemnityFred Macmurray in Double IndemnityBarbara Stanwyck in Double IndemnityClifton Webb in Laura (this is such a tough choice to make between him and Robinson and Lorre)Renee Asherson in Henry V (based on Louis' critera)1945Brief EncounterRay Milland in The Lost WeekendCelia Johnson in Brief EncounterTrevor Howard in Brief EncounterMargaret Rutheford in Blithe Spirit1946It's a Wonderful LifeJames Stewart in It's a Wonderful LifeOlivia De Havilland in The Dark MirrorHenry Travers in It's a Wonderful Life (sorry Harold Russell, Claude Rains and Lionel Barrymore)Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life1947Odd Man OutRichard Attenborough in Brighton Rock/Trevor Howard in They Made Me a FugitiveDeborah Kerr in Black NarcissusF. J. McCormick in Odd Man OutKathleen Byron in Black Narcissus1948The Fallen Idol/The Winslow BoyRalph Richardson in The Fallen IdolJane Wyman in Johnny BelindaAlec Guinness in Oliver TwistClaire Trevor in Key Largo1949The Third ManJames Cagney in White HeatOlivia de Havilland in The HeiressOrson Welles in The Third Man/Ralph Richardson in The Heiress/Trevor Howard in The Third Man (this is a three-way tie, though if I had to pick I would go for Welles)Alida Valli in The Third Man (I see a lot in this performance that most people don't seem to think much of)
@kook160: I need to re-watch it. I thought it was decent enough when I first watched it 4 years ago, I remember being impressed by Sinatra and Lansbury and being a bit distracted by the accent Harvey uses, but I really need to check it out again. I can guarantee you when 1962 comes round I will most certainly be re-watching the film.Anoynmous: Haven't seen enough for nominations lists, but now that you ask:1939Bette Davis in Dark VictoryGreer Garson in Goodbye, Mr Chips1940Joan Fontaine in RebeccaJane Darwell in The Grapes of Wrath1962Anne Bancroft in The Miracle Worker (although Leslie Caron is not far behind)Shelley Winters in Lolita (although as I said, I do need to re-watch The Manchurian Candidate)
Anonymous: Also, you seem to like Gone With the Wind a rather lot :)
Harvey was actually my favorite performance in the film, even with the shaky accent. He more than made up for it in every other area.
@kook160: Well then, you know what Robert I may actually re-watch it over the next few days since I have liked Harvey in mostly everything I've seen him in besides The Alamo and Darling (and even then he wasn't bad just a bit bland)
@GDSAO:1940 (His Girls Friday, Cary Grant - HGF, Roz Russell - HGF, George Sanders - Rebecca, Jane Darwell)1941 (Citizen Kane, Joel McCrea, Bette Davis - TLF, Walter Huston, Patricia Collinge)1942 (Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Jules Berry - The Devil's Envoy, Agnes Moorehead)1943 (Shadow of a Doubt, Pierre Fresnay - Le Corbeau, Theresa Wright, Dana Andrews, Gladys Cooper - Bernadette)1944 (Double Indemnity, Fred Macmurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien - Meet Me in St. Louis)1945 (Brief Encounter, Jean-Louis Barrault, Celia Johnson, Pierre Brasseur, Margaret Rutheford)1946 (It's a Wonderful Life, James Stewart, Joan Crawford - Humoresque, Claude Rains)1947 (Black Narcissus, Richard Attenborough, Joan Fontaine - Ivy, Richard Widmark, Kathleen Byron)1948 (Letter from a Unknown Woman, Bogart, Joan Fontaine, Huston, Margaret Leighton - The Winslow Boy)1949 (Late Srping, Edward G. Robinson - House of Strangers [Haven't see many], Havilland or Setsuko Hara, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins [maybe I'm the only one who think she's perfect])
@GDSAO: I love Gone with the Wind, I just think it's brilliant.@GM: I actually really liked Miriam Hopkins in The Heiress. She'd be my second for 1949, after Deborah Kerr in Edward, My Son (she's supporting for me and, although flawed, she really moved me, although I know you don't like her performance)
@GM: I just saw Trevor isn't in your Supporting Top 6 for Key Largo! Don't you like her in that? She was amazing for me.@GDSAO: My Best Picture winners for 1940s.RebeccaThe Little FoxesCasablancaThe Ox-Bow Incident/Shadow of a DoubtDouble IndemnityBrief EncounterThe Best Years of Our LivesBlack NarcissusLetter from an Unknown WomanThe Heiress (haven't seen The Third Man)
Anon: She used to be my winner until I decided Leighton can be considered supporting, I think Trevor is the best thing about Key Largo (hate that movie).
Anonymous:Jones - 4(It's kinda reason I hate the film. Jones brings such a great deal of warmth with her performance bringing some genuine feeling to the film while having such charming chemistry with Astaire. That's why it is absolutely unforgivable what the film does to her. It's far too cruel especially how sudden it is)Luke: Walken - 4Hoffman - 3.5
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