February 28, 2017

"While Affleck garnered a standing ovation for receiving the award, Larson, who won best actress for her role in Room in which she plays a rape survivor, appeared to offer the world a silent, noiseless protest."

More subtle Oscar drama.

Now, that terrible Casey Affleck has a standing O in his garner, but no acclaim from Brie Larson.

29 comments:

David said...

Garner, the noun! Well done.

Laslo Spatula said...

When you are a star you can just grab them by the pussy.

Figured I'd get that out of the way.

I am Laslo.

rhhardin said...

Brie Larson, let's see

I have her in Just Peck (2009) and Short Term 12 (2013), okay flicks as I remember but nothing great.

rhhardin said...

I'd imagine rape survivor stories are like drinking problem stories, a couple of hours of agony and bad acting.

rhhardin said...

Pretty Woman is the opposite.

AprilApple said...

Only reason he gar-nerd a standing O was his tirade against Trump.

wealthy elite leftwing bubble dwellers who play dress up and cry on Q for millions - to your feet!

Actors are important.

Bob Ellison said...

Did he get raped by a bear? 'Cause without that, you're just fifth business.

rhhardin said...

Okay flicks means watch to the end. Not boring or predictable, except for the genre format making it predictable.

There may be a coin flip at the end. You can flip it yourself mentally as well. Just substitute the ending you want.

Bay Area Guy said...

Casey has a sister-in-law, Jennifer, who tends to Garner media attention as well.

EDH said...

You should see Casey without makeup.

In the original allegations, Ms White alleged that Affleck referred to women as "cows", groped her when she rejected his sexual advances and instructed a camera operator to flash his genitals at her on several occasions.

rhhardin said...

Wasn't there a baseball player who was a mathematician?

Two professions, or maybe one profession and a hobby.

rhhardin said...

Actor and political commentator.

Brando said...

Looks from the article that Affleck was accused (and settled out of court) of groping and making lewd comments to a producer on one of his movies. So I don't know why we need to be so quick to condemn him out of hand--it's possible he did none of this, or that what he did was mild (maybe the "groping" was an unwelcome advance that he stopped when it was rejected).

But these days just the accusation is enough to get you a scarlet "R" and get writers to do think pieces about how your white male privilege gets you out of trouble and how wrong it is for you to be applauded for your work when you're such a predator.

And why all the focus on him being "white"? His race has literally nothing to do with any of this.

AprilApple said...

"Affleck was accused of sexual harassment by two female colleagues in 2010."

oh really? If true, where's Ashley Judd, Madonna and Meryl Streep to condemn?

AprilApple said...

Casey can leave all his groping behind by speaking truth to power about Trump.

The Cracker Emcee said...

"Silent, noiseless protest"

Finest kind. Especially when compared to the loud, noiseless protests.

The Cracker Emcee said...

Anyway, it worked for Clinton. Well, one of them...

St. George said...

Who is Casey Affleck and who is Brie Larson?

I saw the trailer for "Room." The movie looked unspeakable. It's like 'they' want to make movies no one will want to see. I'm reading the new biography of George Lucas. There's a man who wanted to make money by the truck load. And entertain people. What a thing to do.

Fernandinande said...

Sam Harris Induces Cognitive Dissonance in Ben Affleck
...
"The tells for cognitive dissonance in this case:
1. Smart person (Affleck) unexpectedly encounters a far smarter person (Harris). Apparently Ben didn’t read Harris’ bio before engaging. Oops.

2. Harris uses data to make Ben’s argument fall apart. ..."

Birches said...

I was made tangentially aware of these allegations yesterday. We live in such weird times.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

I liked Brie Larson's dress. She's a very pretty woman--I admit I wasn't always certain she and Summer Glau weren't the same person.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

AprilApple said..."Affleck was accused of sexual harassment by two female colleagues in 2010."
oh really? If true, where's Ashley Judd, Madonna and Meryl Streep to condemn?


Roman Polanski was unavailable for comment.

EDH quoted...In the original allegations, Ms White alleged that Affleck referred to women as "cows", groped her when she rejected his sexual advances and instructed a camera operator to flash his genitals at her on several occasions.

Standard locker room talk, no? Besides, we were assured that you could grab 'em by the genitals and "they let you do it," so something's not adding up here.

Why's liberal, hard-Left Hollywood such a cesspit of sexism? Sexual harassment, casting couches, pay disparities...how do the Republicans keep making things so bad there?!

HoodlumDoodlum said...

On the other hand, of course, Viola Davis assured us that artists are the only profession that celebrate what it is to be human, and since actors are artists and since it's apparently very important to celebrate what it is to be human--and further since Affleck is an actor and therefore an artist...I guess we have to cut him some slack. What's a little sexual assault if it's in service of a lofty goal like celebrating what it is to be human?
We all know that at the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life, so how much MORE important it must be to actually CELEBRATE those things!
Why, it's damn-near unAmerican to even think about constraining an artist's ability to do that--you Affleck-accusers aren't some kind of godless Commies, are you?!?

(Viola Davis, it must be remembered, was stunningly good in the underappreciated series I'll Fly Away (w/Sam Waterson) in the early 90's and was painfully bad in the recent Suicide Squad movie...so it's a mixed bag, there.)

n.n said...

Liberal la la land will never honor the few survivors of their twilight faith and Pro-Choice quasi-religion, and Planned Parenthood. A veil of privacy hides the truth in plain sight.

Martin said...

And this is important because...?

Liesl said...

@n.n-- "A veil of privacy hides the truth in plain sight." Indeed. What are they, too blind, dumb, brainwashed, to see? I'm somehow reminded of the image of women at the March on Washington dressed up as suffragettes, claiming "same shit, different decade." I'm not sure why-- both demonstrations of the general amount of gall within the left, I guess, one daring to compare Universal Suffrage to abortion on demand and without apology, the other awarding a portrayal of a rape survivor while simultaneously applauding a rapist. Wake up, women. The Left is not for us. It never was, and never will be.

n.n said...

Liesl:

It's how they reconcile disparate, often conflicting, occasionally incompatible, interests to synthesize a solution.

I think that we can do better.

Krumhorn said...

The girl at Starbucks who hates you would understand.

-Krumhorn

tim in vermont said...

Speaking of standing o's, anybody seen Wedding Dates?