Sunday, 7 May 2017

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2012

And the Nominees Were Not:

Bradley Whitford in The Cabin in the Woods

Richard Jenkins in The Cabin in the Woods 

Thomas Bo Larsen in The Hunt

Cillian Murphy in Broken

Ronald Cheng in Vulgaria

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2

For Prediction Purposes:

Whitford in The Cabin in the Woods

49 comments:

Luke Higham said...

1. Whitford
2. Bo Larsen
3. Murphy
4. Cheng
5. Siddiqi

Matt Mustin said...

1. Larsen
2. Whitford (although I actually think Fran Kranz is the MVP)
3. Murphy
4. Siddiqi
5. Cheng

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Make sure to watch Shadow Dancer.

Ratings and thoughts on Ice Cube in 21 Jump Street, Johnson, Law, Gleeson and Macfadyen in Anna Karenina, Tim Roth in Broken, Michael B. Jordan in Chronicle, Lars Mikkelsen in What Richard Did, Andy Serkis in Wild Bill, Liev Schreiber in Goon, Cox and McDermott and Sudeikis in The Campaign, Paul Giamatti in Cosmopolis and the cast of Ginger & Rosa.

Varun Neermul said...

1.Siddqui
2.Larsen
3.Whitford
4.Murphy
5.Cheng

Calvin Law said...

1. Bo Larsen (he was great)
2. Whitford (haven't seen him but I'm sure he's great)
3. Cheng (he's absolutely HILARIOUS in the role guys)
4. Murphy (I remember liking Roth and Emms more but a re-watch could change that)
5. Siddiq (haven't seen him but I hope he's great)

Louis, thoughts and rating for Robert Emms in Broken?

RatedRStar said...

I would have suggested Ronald Cheng but my HK suggestions dont usually make it unless its a winning request so I didnt bover.

JackiBoyz said...

1. Bo Larsen
2. Whitford
3. Murphy
4. Cheng
5. Siddiqi

Calvin Law said...

Also Louis, did you think Baby Groot was overused, or enjoyable enough?

Charles Heiston said...

Cheng was great. Glad he was chosen.

1. Bo Larsen
2. Whitford
3. Cheng
4. Murphy
5. Siddiqi

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Lastly, your thoughts on the supporting cast of The Grey.

Robert MacFarlane said...

1. Whitford
2. Larsen
3. Murphy
4. Cheng
5. Siddiqi

Robert MacFarlane said...

I was hoping Kranz would get reviewed myself for his Shaggyesque stoner/only sane character.

Giuseppe Fadda said...

My winning request would be Jean-Hugues Anglade for Queen Margot (supporting actor 1994).

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Are you gonna watch both parts of Gangs of Wasseypur.

Maciej said...

1.Whitford
2.Larsen
3.Murphy
4.Cheng
5.Siddiqui

Luke Higham said...

Emma Watson won Best Actor at the MTV Movie Awards for Beauty And The Beast.

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST!

No wonder they've got no credibility. Give Twilight 4 consecutive wins and now this.

Charles Heiston said...

Luke: The MTV Movie Awards do something stupid, what's new?

Luke Higham said...

That's what happens when you let the general public decide or to be just a bit more exclusive, teenage girls.

Charles Heiston said...

Luke: I'm not bothered, give one to the teenage girls. MTV Movie Awards have been garbage for ages.

Luke Higham said...

Charles: What do you think of the new name for the WWE PPV in July.

Charles Heiston said...

Luke: The stupidest PPV name i ever heard. Someone must've been on drugs writing it.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Ice Cube - 4(He's one note, purposefully stated as such by his character to be the Robert DoQui in Robocop type stereotype, and properly runs with that idea. He is hilarious by absolutely owning that one note to its fullest potential by making his constant intense anger comedic gold.)

Taylor-Johnson - 1.5(He's so horribly bland in the role, and offers little reason why he should have such an allure to all the women around him. Every one of his scenes is severely underwhelming but I guess at least he isn't quite actively bad.)

Macfadyen - 3(I think this adaptation really would have benefited from an exercise of the main story. Macfadyen is enjoyable in his scenes, as sort of the exact opposite of Darcy bring the right joviality to his womanizer who carries not a second thought to his behavior.)

Gleeson - 3.5(As usual Gleeson brings such an honesty to his role and makes his secondary romance so much more interesting than the main one. Again he has such nice chemistry with Vikander and he's quite moving in portraying both the heartbreak of his initial rejection then later the modest joy at the reconciliation.)

Law - 4(As usual Law seems most at home in the supporting role. He reminded a bit of Claude Rains here, though this was further amplified here by how uninteresting the affair was. Law though was so good though in portraying the quiet dignity of his character in an engaging way. He managed to portray so well the internalized emotional pain of his character that still made him such a striking sympathetic presence throughout.)

Roth - 4(A good performance from him and probably one of his most understated turns. Roth brings the right consistent warmth in his portrayal always keeping the love the father a constant. He does well though in his reactions throughout though by so subtly showing the way his character takes in the various things going on his neighborhood in stride.)

Jordan - 3.5(I think actually slightly underutilized overall, I would have preferred if Russell had made the early departure to be honest. Jordan though does well in a performance very much based around charisma which he has plenty of on display here.)

Mikkelsen - 3.5(I liked his scenes with Reynor though I think there could have been a bit more of him. They have a nice chemistry when they are together as there is warmth between them, yet a certain minor disconnect. He's great though in the scene where Richard tells him the truth and he's rather heartbreaking in depicting the anguish of the father realizing what his son has done.)

Louis Morgan said...

Serkis - 3.5(Watching this I did notice that really Hywel Bennett, he and Iwan Rheon should play Grandfather, Father and son in something. Past that though I thought Serkis was quite good in his two scenes in creating the right type of casual menace in his performance fitting to his fairly low grade position as a crime boss. Along with though he was very good in creating a more dimensions to this in this time, creating the sense of the history with Wild Bill.)

Schreiber - 3.5(Ahh needed more of him since he was hilarious any time he was onscreen being so entertaining in portraying such a vicious enjoyment for the fight, he was particularly excellent in the final confrontation scene by so well showing the love of battle.)

Cox - 2.5(Wasted)

McDermott - 3(He's sort of amusing in portraying just the one note fixer.)

Sudekis - 3(You know I'll give him credit for trying to be Peter Boyle in the candidate, and not completely failing in attempting to bring just a touch of substance to his character.)

Giamatti - 3.5(His performance is strange yet in the good sort of Cronenberg way and almost made me see how the film could have worked even if it doesn't quite on its own. Giamatti manages to have this strange emotional detachment and makes that inconsistent idea work.)

Elgert - 2.5(For being the second half of the titular duo I felt she didn't make much of an impact.)

Nivola - 3(I pondered about his performance for awhile by just how insufferable but in the end that was the point. Nivola's good but I do think this had the potential to be a great performance.)

Bening - 3(She doesn't get much to do but I did rather love the way she delivered the moment where she cuts Nivola's character down to size.)

Spall - 3(He's Spalling it up maybe just a tad too much at times yet I still liked the warmth he brought as a mentor of sorts.)

Hendricks - 3(Underused much of the time, though purposefully so I'd say to put us in Ginger's perspective of her. Her pivotal final reaction though I did fine properly devastating though.)

Roberts - 3.5(All of the three are very good in portraying sort of the wear of the situation. I liked the sort of underlying hope he brought into his performance as well as the idea of empathy within the scenes where he asked Ottway about his suicide contemplation.)

Mulroney - 3.5(Easily the best I've ever seen from him as he providing such a poignancy in portraying his character's connection to his daughter, he's particularly moving in his final few seconds.)

Grillo - 3.5(A great contrast by offering such a intense cynicism within his performance though I liked the quiet contentment he brings on it in his last scene that is rather haunting.)

Maybe.

Calvin:

Emms - 3.5(I guess he left less of an impression on me, because he certainly was no Robert Duvall though I think was part of the point of the character. I don't think he really created that illusion either that Skunk would see in him. I did think he was effective though in just portraying the mentally disturbed state of his character.)

I thought Baby Groot was used in just about the right amount honestly.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

1. Whitford
2. Larsen
3. Cheng
4. Murphy
5. Siddiqui

Charles Heiston said...
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omar said...

1. Bo Larsen
2. Whitford
3. Cheung
4. Siddiqui
5. Murphy

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

Seeing the Dunkirk trailer, I'm immensely excited. Here's to hoping Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance give 5 star performances. Heck, I'm even hoping ol' Harry Styles delivers.

Alex Marqués said...

I'm not hoping for that, I don't think Nolan's style benefit ensemble performances.

Calvin Law said...

I reckon Hardy won't have a big role, nor will Branagh. Rylance and Murphy though I could easily see giving 5-worthy performances.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I honestly thought Murphy looked kind of shaky in the trailers. His line readings just seem off.

Luke Higham said...

Tahmeed: I agree with the others, Hardy and Branagh look like 4.5s at best to me and I've said previously that the Murphy/Rylance story was the most interesting one on paper.

Louis: Your thoughts on these Star Wars pieces.
Main Theme
The Force
The Imperial March
The Throne Room
Duel of The Fates
The Emperor's Theme
Victory Celebration (1983 & 1997 versions)
Anakin's Betrayal
The Immolation

Luke Higham said...

Louis: And Yoda's theme.

RatedRStar said...

1. Bo Larsen
2. Whitford
3. Cheng
4. Murphy
5. Siddiqi

Luke Higham said...

Did anyone see the Blade Runner 2049 trailer.

Calvin Law said...

Just watched it, looks great, though it seems like Leto has a bigger role than expected.

Calvin Law said...

Although he actually looks kinda promising.

Alex Marqués said...

The trailer looks so promising.

Charles Heiston said...

The trailer looks great to me.

moviefilm said...

1) Larsen
2) Cheng
3) Whitford (terrible performance, just like anybody's in the dreadful film)
4) Murphy
5) Siddlddksjkd - just kidding, Siddiqui



Don't know, how should I predict. I have no idea, who the two are, nor do I know their films.

Charles Heiston said...

moviefilm: Your comment is more brilliant than Siddiqui's performance.

94dfk1 said...

Blade Runner: 2049 looks amazing. Hopefully it does well box-office wise since it looks like it cost a fortune.

Anonymous said...

Luke: That was a great trailer.

Alex Marqués said...

Has anyone seen Olive Kitteridge? McDormand and Jenkins are beyond great in that.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Your cast and director for a 2010's version of Vertigo.

Robert MacFarlane said...

One performance to watch before the final rankings: David Oyelowo in Middle of Nowhere.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Main Theme - (What is there not to love with the score in its absolute full use of the orchestra in very much the vein of the epics of old say Gone With the Wind or Ben-Hur. It captures that sort of grandeur though with a modern, for the time, bent in granting a further elegance that is quite new. In addition there is the diminishing strings with the flute, that usually leads to the opening scene which gives it that distinct sci-fi feeling while still maintaining the broader fantasy style.)

The Force - (Chills seem to be a guarantee and that's coming from someone who doesn't even love the films. The mystic quality fitting to the force that is so well realized through Williams who here makes the right touch at the right time with that legendary use of the french horn. It's a truly unforgettable theme that as with so many of these instantly illicit the memories of the films.)

The Imperial March - (Clearly inspired heavily by Chopin's Funeral March. Williams though doesn't copy here though but just uses sort of the basic melody which he even alters there so brilliantly by upping the tempo to true march. It creates such an magnificent piece as it creates that organized work fitting to a goose step but also evoking death.)

The Throne Room - (This one obviously is part replay of the main theme, quite effectively though with a bit of the Wedding March thrown in for good measure fitting to a build up fitting to a joyful conclusion. Along with the segue into credits reprise which is almost as memorable as the initial fanfare.)

Louis Morgan said...

Duel of the Fates - (If you want chills for a film that doesn't even deserve it, here you go. This is such a brilliant piece though by Williams I love of course the choir that is as powerful as it should be, but there's such beauty in that quiet melody that acts as a form of a reprive. In additions the repetitions of the exchange of instruments that underscores it creates such a palatable urgency that only builds to such a climax within the song itself. It's an amazing piece.)

The Emperor's Theme - (Very Jerry Goldsmithesque and I mean that in absolutely a good way. Do rather love this theme in that there is just such pure evil within the tune which is almost all bass and baritone, with only a bit of strings that ever grants a higher pitch. It feels so fitting to the uncompromising nature of the character itself and I also love just that simple melody fitting to a dark wizard, almost like an anti-The Force, that only inspires doom rather than hope.)

Anakin's Betrayal - (This film's score is actually quite dynamite. This song frankly grants more heartbreak to the betrayal than what is experienced in the film as Williams work here evokes both his previous themes of the light and the dark side in a somber combination that creates such poignancy. It's a beautiful requiem in style in that there is the fire in the beginning, a Dies Irae, yet sort of the acceptance of Lacrimosa dies illa.)

The Immolation - (Essentially a simpler reprise of Anakin's betrayal yet quite effectively so.)

Victory Celebration - (I mean one must reap what they so with the Ewoks. The pieces both are trying to make them work as well as close out the series, obviously a difficult challenge as never is perfect. The first sounds more like a Muppets song, but a good enough muppets song. The second is definitely beautiful but also doesn't really evoke Star Wars, sound like more fitting to an psa about saving the rain forest.)

Anonymous:

Vertigo 2010's Directed by Denis Villeneuve:

Scottie: Guy Pearce
Judy/Madeleine: Marion Cotillard
Midge: Linda Cardellini
Gavin: Kyle Chandler

Robert:

I'll keep that in mind.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: whatcha think of the new Blade Runner trailer?

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

Looks stunning of course, I think this could be Deakins's year finally as long as the film itself does not completely flop. It appears as though the plot is going to have more urgency than in the 82 version, which I suppose should be expected, and that is not a problem. I'd prefer Villeneuve to redefine rather than replicate (no pun intended). Gosling looks promising, Ford looks like he's trying, Leto at the very least looks intriguing and at this point I'm always happy to see Bautista. My anticipation probably has gone up a bit from the trailer, which I'm glad did not spell out the plot.