Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Winning Requests


Hugh Laurie - The Personal History of David Copperfield

Paul Dano - Swiss Army Man
Tadanobu Asano - Harmonium
Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Raman Raghav


Ulrik Munther - The Here After
Christopher Plummer - Remember


Paul Dano - Ruby Sparks


Philip Seymour Hoffman - Jack Goes Boating
Vincent Gallo - Essential Killing


Ricardo Darin - The Secret in Their Eyes
Tahar Rahim - Un Prophète
Paul Giamatti in Cold Souls
Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Nowhere Boy
Boman Irani - 3 Idiots
Hal Holbrook - That Evening Sun


Aamir Khan - Taare Zameen Par
Ryan Gosling - Lars and the Real Girl
Sam Riley - Control
Michael Shannon - Bug


Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Brick
Atul Kulkarni - Rang de Basanti


Al Pacino - The Merchant of Venice
Christian Bale - The Machinist
Mads Mikkelsen - Pusher II
Daniel Wu - New Police Story
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in 2046
Yūya Yagira - Nobody Knows.
William Hurt -"The Village
 Daniel Bruhl - The Edukators
 Leigh Whannell - SAW


Leslie Cheung - Inner Senses
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Dirty Pretty Things
Bill Paxton - Frality
Hiroyuki Sanada - The Twilight Samurai
Kyung-gu Sol - Oasis
Brendan Fraser - The Quiet American
 Leandro Firmino da Hora - City of God
Marcel Lures - Harts War


Joaquin Phoenix - The Yards
Paddy Considine - A Room For Romeo Brass
Byung-hun Lee - Joint Security Area
Kyle MacLachlan - Hamlet


Sean Gullette - Pi
Christopher Lee - Jinnah
Bob Hoskins - TwentyFourSeven
Sharukh Khan - Dil Se
Donald Sutherland - Without Limits


Cary Elwes - Liar Liar


Alan Rickman - Sense And Sensibility
Linus Roach - Priest


Tom Cruise - Interview With a Vampire
Kevin Bacon - The River Wild
Sharukh Khan - 'Kabhi Ha Kabhi Na'
Robert De Niro - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Temuera Morrison - Once Were Warriors


Jacky Cheung - Bullet in the Head
Wojciech Pszoniak-  "Korczak"


Michel Blanc - Monsieur Hire
Klaus Maria Brandauer - La Révolution française


Rutger Hauer - The Hitcher
River Phoenix - Stand By Me
Chow Yun Fat - A Better Tomorrow
Roberto Begnini - Down By Law
John Goodman - True Stories


Stellan Skarsgard - The Simple-Minded Murderer
Gerard Depardieu - The Return of  Martin Guerre
Max von Sydow - Flight of the Eagle
Bertil Guve - Fanny And Alexander
Marcello Mastroianni - The Night of Varennes


Sam Neill - Possession
Nicol Williamson - Excalibur


Al Pacino - Cruising
Scott Wilson - The Ninth Configuration
Naseeruddin Shah - Sparsh
John Savage - Inside Moves
Richard Dreyfuss - The Competition


Malcolm McDowell - Time After Time
Steve Martin in The Jerk
Oliver Reed - The Brood
Aleksandr Kajdanovsky - Stalker


William Devane - Rolling Thunder


Robert Shaw - The Swashbuckler
Oskar Werner - Voyage of the Damned


Bernard Cribbins - The Railway Children
Klaus Kinski in Count Dracula
Richard Harris - The Molly Maguires


Donald Pleasance  - Fantastic Voyage
John Randolph - Seconds


David  Tomlinson - Mary Poppins
Innokenti Smoktunovsky - Hamlet
Ivan Dixon - Nothing But a Man


Nikolai Burlyayev - Ivan's Childhood
Herbert Lom - Phantom of the Opera
Henry Krüger - Sundays and Cybele
Kirk Douglas - Lonely Are the Brave
Ross Martin - An Experiment in Terror


Murray Melvin - A Taste of Honey
Alan Bates - Whistle Down the Wind


James Cagney - Shake Hands With the Devil
Fredric March - Middle of the Night
Soumitra Chatterjee - Apur Sansar
Anthony Perkins - On the Beach
Burl Ives - Day of the Outlaw


Anthony Quayle - Ice Cold Alex


Danny Kaye - The Court Jester
 Masayuki Mori - Floating Clouds


Boris Karloff - The Body Snatcher
Roger Livesey - I Know Where I'm Going
Danny Kaye - Wonder Man
Errol Flynn - Objective, Burma


 Alexander Knox in None Shall Escape


Edward G. Robinson - Dr. Erlich's Magic Bullet


Robert MacFarlane said...

Speaking of Redmayne, you'll be happy to know he and Jupiter Ascending were nominated for a ton of Razzies.

Meanwhile, I'm pissed they nominated Dakota Johnson for 50 Shades. Say what you will about the film, she was the only good thing.

Anonymous said...

@Robert: I COMPLETELY agree with you about Dakota Johnson. She did her best with a horribly written character and managed to give a good, at times even compelling performance.
Also I'm kind of tired to see them nominating Katherine Heigl every year even when her performance isn't bad (her nomination for One for the Money was deserved but she was actually better than most of the cast of Big Wedding, including De Niro, and yet she was nominated last year).

Robert MacFarlane said...

The Razzies in general are a lazy organization that should have hung it up years ago.

Anonymous said...

@Robert: Who do you think will be nominated tomorrow? For some reason, I don't see them nominating Mirren and McAdams and I think Fonda might sneak in. I also think Michael Keaton might get a surprise nomination but a
I'm not sure.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I have no clue whatsoever. This has been a weird Oscar race. Initially I had a No Guts, No Glory prediction of Jason Mitchell making Supporting Actor for Straight Outta Compton.

Luke Higham said...

Lead's alot easier to predict, so:
1. Damon (5)
2. DiCaprio (4.5)
3. Fassbender (4)
4. Cranston (4)
5. Redmayne (3/3.5)

Robert MacFarlane said...

Ugh, none of them deserve higher than 3.5. Also, I'd be surprised if Redmayne was anything other than a 2.

Calvin Law said...

Robert: Not a fan of Damon in The Martian? Don't worry I totally get it, I think I'm strangely enamoured with it as a performance. Least I have someone to root for.


Calvin Law said...

For supporting I predict:

Del Toro

Luke Higham said...

1. Del Toro (5)
2. Rylance (5)
3. Elba (5)
4. Stallone (5)
5. Bale (4)

Though if Hardy managed to get in instead of Bale, which is very unlikely, he'd probably come 2nd or 3rd.

Calvin Law said...

I actually think Louis could go lower for Bale. He gave him a 3.5 for his excellent performance in American Hustle and from what little I've seen of him in The Big Short he's far less impressive in that.

GM said...

1966: Per Oscarsson - Hunger

ruthiehenshallfan99 said...

Louis: Out of sheer curiosity, what are your ratings for the cast of Mars Attacks?

Michael Patison said...

Louis: Excellent idea putting up all of the requests and making them readily available.

Robert: I agree about Johnson, but let's be honest, we all knew she would get a nomination simply because she was in the movie. The Razzies have indeed become a parody of themselves (I guess that would classify them as a farce. Parody of a parody=farce?), but I still find it funny to glance at the nominations when they come out and see that, yes indeed, Adam Sandler is once again nominated.

Michael Patison said...

Robert: That being said, the scarcity of nominations for Pan is troubling.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I'm really surprised they didn't go for Hedlund. By all accounts his performance in Pan is as much of a WTF as Redmayne in JA.

RatedRStar said...

I will give my final acting predictions for the two categories.

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Matt Damon - The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

I still dont think Redmayne and Cranston are locks, as I see the films momentum starting to wane a bit, Damon Vs Depp Vs Smith seems likely for the final spot and I think that globe win plus momentum for his film helps Damon, I would like to see Depp take Cranstons place but realistically I dont think that will happen.

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale - The Big Short
Idris Elba - Beasts Of No Nation
Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
Mark Rylance - Bridge Of Spies
Sylvester Stallone - Creed

Rylance and Stallone are locks for me, Elba is close but Daniel Bruhl is lurking in this category, fortunately for him I think Michael Shannon will be Daniel Bruhl. Christian Bale is not a lock either but I think with The Big Short doing well I think he will do ok, Tom Hardy and Benicio Del Toro could appear, as I can see lots of people giving number ones to Del Toro despite him being virtually on his own, while Hardy could join The Revenant which will get at least 10 nominations I think so Hardy is 6th for me, Dano has suffered from his film just lacking traction, Ruffalo I can easily see getting in as I see people giving him plenty of 3 and 4th places which might be enough, ITS A BLOODBATH.

Michael McCarthy said...

This reminds me I still have a winning request saved up from 1995 lead, so I request Jeffrey Wright in Basquiat for 1996 lead.

Anonymous said...

I'm starting to believe Stallone is going to win the Oscar, if he gets nominated.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I'm hoping Stallone wins.

Anonymous said...

Robert: I wouldn't mind if he won, although Rylance is my choice.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Rylance isn't sticking with me like I thought he would. In fact, I think Hanks is better in that movie.

RatedRStar said...

Robert: You haven't really enjoyed this Oscar Season have you lol.

Anonymous said...

RatedRStar: Although you have already 5 performances suggested for 1960 bonus rounds, I would suggest these two: Clift in Wild River and Mitchum in Home From The Hill (Critics say this performance is better than his one in The Sundowners, and I kind of preferred it as well).

Anonymous said...

*already have suggested 5 performances

RatedRStar said...

=D of course I will keep them in mind.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: Your fives for 2015.

Robert MacFarlane said...

@RatedRStar: I have unfairly high standards and idiosyncratic tastes. This hasn't been that much different than any other Oscar season for me.

RatedRStar said...

Luke: I will do that at some point later.

The next time I come on will be after the Oscar Nominations are announced,

ladies and gentlemen.....

In the final words of Captain Edmund Blackadder......good luck everyone...

Calvin Law said...

The Hateful Eight ratings:

Jackson: 5 (my new #3 supporting actor of the year)
Russell: 4.5
Leigh: 5 (my new supporting win of the year)
Goggins: 5 (my new #5 of the year)
Roth: 4.5
Dern: 4.5
Bichir: 4
Madsen: 4
Tatum: 2
Tarantino: 0

Louis Morgan said...


It's been since I saw it in the theater nevertheless:

Nicholson - 2.5(Recall him not being particularly funny or particularly bad as the slightly off kilter but mostly straight forward president, or doing his best Burt Reynold's? impression as his other character)

As for the rest of the supporting cast I remember everyone else being pretty forgettable or unfunny in trying to find some sort of tone for their performance to try to match the film. To be perfectly honest I recall Tom Jones and Jim Brown actually acquitted themselves the best. Maybe it's because they played it just kind of straight, where the rest tried too hard to be slightly wacky which did not work.


Glad to hear that at the very least you took to the performances.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: Oh I loved the film. Not without flaws but thoroughly engaging throughout. I think Leigh not winning would be the biggest travesty of all.

Calvin Law said...

Although I have to say, he who you all term 'The Other' I found very distracting, not that he was actively bad, but it's just that I thought the effect of having him onscreen was more of the satisfaction I took in seeing that stupid grin wiped off his face for having done that to Warren.

Couldn't help but think how someone like, say, John Hawkes, would have done in the role.

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin: I did not have a problem with him because there was not much of him anyway, but I do think the apparent original choice, Viggo Mortensen, would have made a much stronger impact.

Calvin Law said...

Ah, shit. I just remembered that rumour.

Oh Viggo. :(

Calvin Law said...

Is Roth a strong 4 for you (and any chance of him going up?), because I actually loved him here. So glad to see him in a good role/film once again.

Louis Morgan said...


Very strong actually and he could easily go up.

Calvin Law said...

What would your top 10 list of Tarantino performances be?

Calvin Law said...

Actually scrap that you might spoil future reviews. Sorry!

Calvin Law said...

Anway for me:

1. Christoph Waltz in Inglorious Basterds
2. Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight
3. Uma Thurman in Kill Bill
4. Samuel L. Jackson in The Hateful Eight
5.David Carradine in Kill Bill Vol. 2
6.Walton Goggins in The Hateful Eight
7. Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained
8. Samuel L. Jackson in Django Unchained
9. Pam Grier in Jackie Brown
10. Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction

Calvin Law said...


The Hateful Eight (1960's directed by, yes, Sergio Leone)
Marquis Warren: Woody Strode
John Ruth: Karl Malden
Daisy: Shirley Jones
Chris Mannix: Warren Oates
General Smithers: Edmond O'Brien
Oswaldo Mobray: Richard Attenborough
Joe Gage: Ben Johnson
Bob: Anthony Quinn

Matt Mustin said...

Could've sworn somebody requested Mads Mikkelsen in The Hunt. That's an astonishing performance that you should definitely at least see.

Calvin: We all know the only choice for John Ruth is John Wayne.

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Robert MacFarlane said...

I went to see The Big Short. I walked out of it halfway through. It broke me and it beat me.

Matt Mustin said...

Robert: Are any of the cast at least decent?

Michael McCarthy said...

I still say Carell was really good inThe Big Short, even though the film was a mess.

Calvin Law said...

Just out of curiosity, people's ratings for the cast of the Tarantino films they've seen?

Reservoir Dogs
Keitel: 4.5
Roth: 4.5
Buscemi: 4.5
Penn: 4
Tierney: 4
Madsen: 4.5

Pulp Fiction
Travolta: 4
Jackson: 5
Thurman: 4.5
Keitel: 4
Roth: 3.5
Plummer: 3.5
Walken: 4
Willis: 3.5
Stoltz: 3.5
Arquette: 3.5
Rhames: 3.5
Medeiris: 3

Jackie Brown
Grier: 5
Jackson: 4.5
Forster: 4.5
De Niro: 3.5
Fonda: 4
Keaton: 2.5

Kill Bill
Thurman: 5
Carradine: 5
Madsen: 5
Chiba: 4.5
Liu: 3.5
Fox: 3.5
Hannah: 4
Liu: 3 and 3.5
Parks: 3 and 4

Inglorious Basterds
Pitt: 3
Laurent: 4.5
Waltz: 5
Fassbender: 4.5
Diehl: 4.5
Roth: 2
Novak: 3.5
Bruhl: 4
Kruger: 4
Menochet: 4

Django Unchained
Foxx: 3.5
Waltz: 5
DiCaprio: 4
Jackson: 5
Johnson: 3.5

Luke Higham said...

Louis: If you've finished Wolf Hall, could you give Rylance's performance a mention in his Bridge Of Spies review.

Luke Higham said...

Calvin: Is your Supporting top 5:
Del Toro

Omar Franini said...

Reservoir Dogs
Keitel: 4.5
Roth: 4.5
Buscemi: 4.5
Penn: 4,5
Tierney: 4
Madsen: 5

Pulp Fiction
Travolta: 4,5
Jackson: 5
Thurman: 4.5
Keitel: 5
Roth: 4
Plummer: 4
Walken: 4,5
Willis: 4
Stoltz: 4
Arquette: 3,5
Rhames: 3.5
Medeiris: 4

Jackie Brown
Grier: 5
Jackson: 4.5
Forster: 5
De Niro: 3.5
Fonda: 4
Keaton: 3

Kill Bill
Thurman: 5
Carradine: 5
Madsen: 4,5
Chiba: 4.5
Liu: 3.5
Fox: 3.5
Hannah: 4
Liu: 3.5
Parks: 3

Inglorious Basterds
Pitt: 3
Laurent: 5
Waltz: 5
Fassbender: 4.5
Diehl: 4
Roth: 2
Novak: 3.5
Bruhl: 4
Kruger: 4
Menochet: 4.5

Django Unchained
Foxx: 3.5
Waltz: 5
DiCaprio: 5
Jackson: 5
Johnson: 3.5

The Hateful Eight
Jackson: 5
Russell: 4
Goggins: 5
Leigh: 5
Roth: 4
Dern: 5
Madsen: 3,5
Bechir: 3,5
Parks: 3
Tatum: 3,5

RatedRStar said...

RIP Alan Rickman I cannot believe this =(

Luke Higham said...

R.I.P. Alan Rickman :( :( :(

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Alan Rickman :(:(:(
Can't believe this. :(:(:(

Alex Marqués said...

oh man this sucks
RIP Alan Rickman

Louis Morgan said...

RIP Alan Rickman

Luke Higham said...

Hardy's in. Fuck Yes. :))))))))))

Unknown said...

Can I nominate 1 here? How about Leslie Cheung in Farewell my Concubine-1993! I know that was an insane year for lead actors but I stil wanna hear your thought about Cheung's performance Morgan! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Phoenix for Joker. Seriously one of the films of the decade. Amazing