Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

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Oscar's Best Picture

Black Swan
0
No votes
The Fighter
0
No votes
Inception
2
15%
The Kids Are All Right
0
No votes
The King's Speech
7
54%
127 Hours
0
No votes
The Social Network
1
8%
Toy Story 3
2
15%
True Grit
1
8%
Winter's Bone
0
No votes
 
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Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

Postby Naughtius » 14 Feb 2011, 15:10

With the nominees for the 2011 Academy Awards already announced, lets see your pick for best picture.
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Re: Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

Postby lostinasia » 14 Feb 2011, 20:57

"The Fighter" and "127 Hours" haven't opened here yet - they open later this week. "True Grit" and "Black Swan" open next week. "The King's Speech" is on March 4, and "Winter's Bone" on March 11. That's six out of the ten movies yet to show in Taiwan, which makes voting a little weird.
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Re: Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

Postby elektronisk » 15 Feb 2011, 01:37

I tried to vote several times but I got "invalid". :bravo: :loco:



I've seen all of them except Black Swan.


The Fighter - good movie for a fun afternoon but probably mostly for men?
Inception - very good atmospheric effects and displacement of reality but more of a movie for effects rather than affect.
The Kids Are All Right - other people really like it, I didn't.
The King's Speech - very good, more of a film about character(s) than straight forward plot structure.
127 Hours - good soundtrack by A. R. Rahman but grueling in several senses of the word, however if you stick with it you might like it.
The Social Network - MTV done by VH1. Fun but little bite.
Toy Story 3 - the best of the three T.S.'s with a lot of heartfelt emotion.
True Grit - a return to real storytelling and beautiful cinematography and Hailee Steinfield.
Winter's Bone - stark and real with a great performance by Jennifer Lawrence.


This would be my ranking from this list since I can't vote and we can't vote for more than one. Starting at best for me:

1. True Grit
2. Winter's Bone
3. The King's Speech
4. Toy Story 3
5. The Social Network
6. Inception
7. 127 hours
8. The Fighter
9. The kids are all right.


I would recommend all 1-8 are worth watching.
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Re: Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

Postby Maceck » 15 Feb 2011, 01:55

The Social Network is one of the best movies I've seen in years. I'm a sucker for the Non Fiction, based on true events flicks. It is an incredible story told in an incredible way. I didn't go to Harvard, but I did grow up and go to a competitive college in the northeast of America, so the mindframe and culture that influenced and drove these characters' is very relatable for me. One of the best tales of greed, power and betrayal I've ever come across
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Re: Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

Postby Maceck » 15 Feb 2011, 02:09

My review of The King's Speach:

"Oh, No! The Prince can't talk in public! His daddy was mean to him and now he's got a stammer! Let's waste everyone's time and take all their money by making a movie!"

*that should be read with a really bad 'John Stewart Queen of England' style British accent*
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Re: Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

Postby jimipresley » 15 Feb 2011, 07:38

elektronisk wrote:I tried to vote several times but I got "invalid". :bravo: :loco:

Try changing to "prosilver". :whistle:
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Re: Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

Postby Belgian Pie » 15 Feb 2011, 09:23

Oscars ... what the hell is that? :eek:
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Re: Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

Postby ThreadKiller » 15 Feb 2011, 23:39

Loved The Kids Are All Right as is clear from some of my previous posts. Didn't hate The Social Network, but will eat something horrible if it wins - only some basis in fact (I suppose this is true of all true stories). Eagerly awaiting a viewing of Black Swan next week.
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Re: Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

Postby Naughtius » 22 Feb 2011, 17:05

Now that 127 Hours and The Fighter are out, anybody think they are best picture worthy?
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Re: Poll: Oscar's Best Picture

Postby citizen k » 22 Feb 2011, 17:37

elektronisk wrote:I've seen all of them except Black Swan.


You will revise that list once you see it, me thinks. I see it being one of two that might take it and being at least one or two in your top three. And Winter's Bone took the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance last year. True Grit is an interesting little proposition; has a remake ever won best picture?
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