View Poll Results: Who SHOULD win Best Picture?

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  • AVATAR

    13 28.26%
  • THE BLIND SIDE

    2 4.35%
  • DISTRICT 9

    6 13.04%
  • AN EDUCATION

    1 2.17%
  • THE HURT LOCKER

    13 28.26%
  • INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

    6 13.04%
  • PRECIOUS

    2 4.35%
  • A SERIOUS MAN

    0 0%
  • UP

    1 2.17%
  • UP IN THE AIR

    2 4.35%
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Thread: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    The Hurt Locker, definitely. An amazing movie.

    Avatar, like almost everyone here has said, contains all the originality of a dung beetle. And I apologize to the dung beetle.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Here was movie that should have won an award, in 2006, in both the Oscars and in Cannes.

    Tell No One - Ne le dis à personne (2006)

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    And the 10 Nominees are:



    Avatar - nah. Dances with Smurfs.

    The Blind Side - not seen it and don't intend to

    District 9 - nah. The Flying Saucershank Redemption

    An Education - Miss Jean Brody: the early years - good though

    The Hurt Locker - not a patch on Danger: UXB with Anthony Andrews

    Inglourious Basterds - The A-team meets Hogan's Heroes

    Precious - Haven't seen it. Sounds like Supersized Mike Leigh

    A Serious Man - How to kill yourself and look FABULOUS while you do it

    Up - not one for grown-ups surely

    Up in the Air - Death of a Fails man
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    and this is why US made movies are sequel happy and remakes of TV series. this like i said puts asses in the seats and i don't mean behinds.
    You are making a pretty big generalization.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    The Hurt Locker, definitely. An amazing movie.

    Avatar, like almost everyone here has said, contains all the originality of a dung beetle. And I apologize to the dung beetle.
    God, The Hurt Locker was amazing! I loved how James acted invincible throughout the movie, but still had a human side to him, with his squad and with Beckham.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Inglourious Basterds was just a fun, shoot em up movie, it was great.

    I didn't vote because I'm torn between that and District 9.
    See, I thought Inglourious Bastards was so much more then that. A movie within a movie... A self-conscious homage and an original WW II adventure film. Humor, drama... Multiple story lines, great characters.

    When you talk about originality, a film that is not like any that have come before (even though it's part homage), pretty amazing to pull that off.

    Tarantino's best film.

    I loved District 9 - but it's appeal is not universal.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    See, I thought Inglourious Bastards was so much more then that. A movie within a movie... A self-conscious homage and an original WW II adventure film. Humor, drama... Multiple story lines, great characters.

    When you talk about originality, a film that is not like any that have come before (even though it's part homage), pretty amazing to pull that off.

    Tarantino's best film.

    I loved District 9 - but it's appeal is not universal.
    I agree fully, I loved it.
    District 9 was very distinct and original to me as well.

    "The Road" should of been on that list, it was a great movie, pretty original in design.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Ah yes, from the noble institution that declared Fahrenheit 9/11 to be the greatest film of 2004.
    2004? Check your dates.

    Best Doc 2004 - Fog of War

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Out of those choices? I'd say "Up".
    But I really don't think any of those were 2009's best offerings.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That is why "The Road" isn't part of the list.
    What an awesome movie.
    It was an interesting adaptation--a thought-provoking breakdown of society piece... But there weren't too many layers to it--compared to something like District 9.

    I liked it though.

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