The Shape Of Water (2017)

 Rated R for all the talk of fish…uh…let’s say “boning”.

The Next 116 Project staggers back 8 short months to re-look at Guillermo Del Toro’s Oscar-nabbing smash. The Fish F*%^er didn’t touch us as deeply the first time we peeped at it the way it did for so many others. Did we see things differently this time or is this an appropriate choice for the 1st selection in “Movies We Hate” Month? Actually, it’s a complicated answer to that question, so you’re gonna want to find out what we really think. Meanwhile, help out our longtime sponsor and get yourself some tremendous Sparkplug Coffee. You can still score a 10% discount on your first order when you apply the promo code: “top100project”.

For The Record: Alfonso Cuaron actually won 2 Oscars for Gravity, one for directing and one for editing. Also, there have been the maximum 10 nominees for the Best Picture Oscar only once (2009) since they upped it to as many as 10 after 2008. The most-frequent number of BP noms in a year is 9 (which has happened 5 times in 8 years).

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Coming Attractions Trivia Answer: ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

2017 U.S. Box Office

2017 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Picture, Director, Music & Sets

Links to: Creature From The Black Lagoon and E.T. and Splash and Pan’s Labyrinth and Call Me By Your Name and Get Out and The Florida Project and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

YouTube links: Elisa’s pre-fish-man life and Elisa argues with Giles and ruining the bathroom and they dance and the ending

Previously on the Next 115 Project: Pleasantville

August 20th on the Next 117 Project: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days