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

    So the over-animated, over-hyped, boring and predictable remake and fusion of Little Big Man, Dances With Wolves, and Forbidden Planet didn't win an Oscar. Oh, dear.

    So a movie which, according to all reports is grossly inaccurate, celebrates unprofessional leadership in a profession in which professional conduct is critical to survival, wins the Best Picture Oscar from an academy of buffoons almost none of whom ever donned this nation's uniform outside of a sound-stage.

    Hollyweird is still scoring perfectly on the Left-Wing Predictable Scale.

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    I did not watch the Hurt Locker, but the guys at work said not to because it's full of military and historical inaccuracies that would just piss me off the entire movie if I watched it...for any military types out there, is that true?

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    Avatar, like almost everyone here has said, contains all the originality of a dung beetle. And I apologize to the dung beetle.
    Not to mention the predictability, melodrama and dumbing down of the story so that anyone of an IQ 80 or above could get the message.

    In some respects it was as much a kids movie as Up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    The Hurt Locker - Movie was terrible. Entirely unrealistic and set up as basically a "woo look war is CRAZY! it makes people CRAZY! lets wrassel."



    exactly.... After being told by some to go see its realistic depiction of the Iraq war. I went and a actually paid to see this crap...


    I walked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    exactly.... After being told by some to go see its realistic depiction of the Iraq war. I went and a actually paid to see this crap...


    I walked out.
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    " A Matter of Loaf and Death " was far and away better tan any of the noninees. It's a travesty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Israeli makes good war movies. There is public outcry if the actors are not trained soldiers, which is what happened with Beaufort.



    The worse was sitting through a dinner the next night, and having to listen to a bunch of people who never served pontificate on how accurate a war film this was...


    I did not sit quietly for long.


    These films always piss me off.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    I did not watch the Hurt Locker, but the guys at work said not to because it's full of military and historical inaccuracies that would just piss me off the entire movie if I watched it...for any military types out there, is that true?
    The way this all played out was rather interesting. When the movie first came out, it was an indie film that got little notice outside of the rarefied circles that most Oscar winners float around in. The initial reviews criticized the film for making such an effort to avoid talking about the politics of the war, presumably because it was a wasted opportunity to wax poetic about the failures of American foreign policy. However, despite that, it won early acceptance because there were a few reports of soldiers talking about how it was the most accurate war movie in decades, one that really conveyed what it was like to be on the front lines. As the film started gaining momentum going into the Oscar season, the producers started adopting a more overtly anti-war tone in their characterization of the film, presumably to win back some of that lost enthusiasm. At the same time, more soldiers started seeing the film and began pointing out the terrible inaccuracies. All of this developed so quickly during the voting season that it got lost in the rush and most people voting believed that the film was an accurate portrayal of war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    The way this all played out was rather interesting. When the movie first came out, it was an indie film that got little notice outside of the rarefied circles that most Oscar winners float around in. The initial reviews criticized the film for making such an effort to avoid talking about the politics of the war, presumably because it was a wasted opportunity to wax poetic about the failures of American foreign policy. However, despite that, it won early acceptance because there were a few reports of soldiers talking about how it was the most accurate war movie in decades, one that really conveyed what it was like to be on the front lines. As the film started gaining momentum going into the Oscar season, the producers started adopting a more overtly anti-war tone in their characterization of the film, presumably to win back some of that lost enthusiasm. At the same time, more soldiers started seeing the film and began pointing out the terrible inaccuracies. All of this developed so quickly during the voting season that it got lost in the rush and most people voting believed that the film was an accurate portrayal of war.



    I think that was made up hype. The way they went about clearing IED's was completley inaccurate and implausable.



    EOD clearing houses? "lets split up"?


    I doubt anyone in the military would call it an "accurate portrayal"....
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm 90% sure they are serious.
    that was 100% parody video.

    Oh, and I'd take District 9. I think it was a great story and presented very well. Probably one of the most unique of the bunch. While I liked Avatar, it's just not that great of a movie. I mean, the graphics were all new, the 3-D was cool. But the story was pretty much the same ol' same ol'.
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