Thread: Best Picture Oscar! Will win and Should win?

ooogie - 1/25/2011 at 10:22 PM

1. Which movie WILL win the Best Picture Oscar?
2. Which movie SHOULD win the Best Picture Oscar?

Best Picture

"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"Inception"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"The King’s Speech"
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network"
"Toy Story 3"
"True Grit"
"Winter’s Bone"


Bhawk - 1/25/2011 at 10:24 PM

I think they need to nominate more movies.


Bhawk - 1/25/2011 at 10:25 PM

Oh! Sorry. "The King's Speech." It's one of those artsy English historical pieces that no one has seen. Those always win.


ooogie - 1/25/2011 at 10:33 PM

It's going to be either 'The Social Network' or 'The King's Speech'.

I have yet to see 'The Kings Speech'. 'The Social Network' was okay but nothing great. Good directing.
Both pictures are getting the accolades and critic choices.

Wild Card is Black Swan.


Brucebcd - 1/25/2011 at 11:23 PM

quote:


I think they need to nominate more movies.


Oh! Sorry. "The King's Speech." It's one of those artsy English historical pieces that no one has seen. Those always win.




Ha, that's a good one-two punch there...

and true. I knew Fargo wouldn't win the year it came out because of that one English movie that all the chicks like was up against it.

don't even remember the name...


chiliD - 1/25/2011 at 11:30 PM

I've seen:

True Grit
The Fighter
127 Hours


All three are worthy of the nomination.

In addition to those three, my wife also saw:

Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech


Of those three, she said only "The King's Speech" was Oscar worthy...although "Inception" was "pretty good"...she didn't like "Black Swan" at all.

Bruce, was that the year that "The English Patient" pretty much ruled the Oscars?

[Edited on 1/25/2011 by chiliD]


jerryphilbob - 1/25/2011 at 11:59 PM

Hollyweird? I try not to donate. Plus, I can't stand watching an awards show for a bunch of millionaires that have not really done anything that great just to blow smoke up their azzez. No thanks, I will pass.

When was the last truly epic motion picture?

BTW, all the buzz for The Kings Speech.


Brucebcd - 1/26/2011 at 12:04 AM

quote:

Bruce, was that the year that "The English Patient" pretty much ruled the Oscars?




yeah, that's the name. thanks...


RobJohnson - 1/26/2011 at 05:56 AM

Even though they finally won Best Picture for No Country For Old Men, the Coen Brothers deserve about 5 Best Picture Oscars that they didn't get, so I'm rooting for True Grit

Barton Fink, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski and many other deserving Coen films got shut out completely. To me, they are by far the best moviemakers working today, especially now that Terry Gilliam (Brazzil, 12 Monkeys, Fisher King) seems to have lost his mojo.


PGator - 1/26/2011 at 02:54 PM

"The King's Speech” will likely win and deservedly so. It was an outstanding, well acted movie. If you do not mind movies with very little action, I highly recommend it.

That being said if it we up to me based upon my personal favorite, I would go the “The Fighter”.


Uvaldeslim - 1/26/2011 at 03:25 PM

Will:
True Grit

Should:
Machette


gapeach69 - 1/26/2011 at 03:41 PM

Isnt it funny that Mark Wahlberg started as a rapping street punk called "marky Mark" but turned out to be so incredilby talented? THe FIghter is a great movie with a great cast. Loved it.

True Grit....awesome! Loved it. Went to see it the day it came out. THe Coen Brothers are really great arent they....you are so right they deserve several Oscars that they didnt get...maybe this is their year.

Inception was a smart movie that kept me guessing the whole time if you miss like 30 seconds you were lost. Leo Dicaprio puts in a Great performance.

Yes the King's Speech is all the Buzz and of course nobody has seen it or heard of it until the nominations started...(yes that was me gagging) and the ENGLISH PATIENT SUCKED THE BIG ONE!!!!

And the Black Swan... a posessed Ballerina...um, seriously? although I shouldnt comment havent seen it, just dont think I want to.


TanDan - 1/26/2011 at 05:00 PM

"Winter's Bone" is a powerful movie with standout performances. Really stays with you. I even forgot I was watching a film.


fensranger - 1/26/2011 at 05:05 PM

i have only seen Black Swan and Toy Story,

of the 2, Toy Story is the hands down winner


sixty8 - 1/26/2011 at 06:20 PM

Over the last few years I have lost all interest. The state of movies these days is very lame IMO. Can't remember the last movie I really liked. Maybe Avatar or the last Star Trek. Looking forward to the Godzilla movie coming out I think in 2012 but that will probably disappoint as well. Why can't they just make any decent non 3D BS movies anymore. Just want some good stories and good acting like it used to be. Now it's either weird and confusing story lines or overly produced and special effects laden crap. I can't even recall the last time a movie motivated me to go see it in a theater???? Ten years ago it was one of my favorite things to do and would often catch matinee showings the day a good movie was debuting.


Rusty - 1/26/2011 at 06:35 PM

quote:
Isnt it funny that Mark Wahlberg started as a rapping street punk called "marky Mark" but turned out to be so incredilby talented? THe FIghter is a great movie with a great cast. Loved it.

True Grit....awesome! Loved it. Went to see it the day it came out. THe Coen Brothers are really great arent they....you are so right they deserve several Oscars that they didnt get...maybe this is their year.

Inception was a smart movie that kept me guessing the whole time if you miss like 30 seconds you were lost. Leo Dicaprio puts in a Great performance.

Yes the King's Speech is all the Buzz and of course nobody has seen it or heard of it until the nominations started...(yes that was me gagging) and the ENGLISH PATIENT SUCKED THE BIG ONE!!!!

And the Black Swan... a posessed Ballerina...um, seriously? although I shouldnt comment havent seen it, just dont think I want to.



I got dragged to see the Black Swan. It was really a very well written and produced movie! I went prepared to not like it. It's a psyco-drama in a similar vein as The Shining. Little twist at the end.

I also saw True Grit. Jeff Bridges was great in the flick, but I think an Oscar should go to Hailee Steinfeld, who was really great. I wouldn't be surprised if the Dude also wins a statue.

Toy Story will probably win - I haven't seen too much competition in the animation department this year.

Not being a participant on Facebook - I just didn't feel as strongly about the Social Network, Well made movie, but it didn't really register with me.

Inception was good, but I'm not a big fan of effects movies. This flick was so overwhelmed with special effects that you could easily get lost in the plot. Maybe an Oscar for effects? I actually preferred DiCaprio's, Shutter Island.

I saw the Kings Speech earlier this week. It's one of those films from the "Room With a View of Howard's End" genre. Slow and boring but so tasteful that the Academy wouldn't want to be viewed as being shallow so they vote for it out of snobbery. Good movie, though.


gapeach69 - 1/26/2011 at 07:10 PM

Thanks Rusty...maybe I will go see Black Swan then, I do like Natalie Portman and thrillers are my favorite!

Oh Lord wasnt True Grit great!?! I really love everything about it, the original is one of my all time favorites.....John Wayne.... Jeff Bridges is so wonderful, I am really glad that people are starting to realize how talented he is. He has been vastly underrated for so long to me. Have you ever seen The Big Lebowski? Probably one of the stupidest movies ever made, but I have seen it about 50 times because of him, you gotta see it! Hilarious! The scene where they drug him and he "trips" is worth the rental fee alone...I promise.

I like this thread....I love movies almost as much as music.


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