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View Poll Results: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee
127 Hours
3
3.03%
Black Swan
16
16.16%
The Fighter
0
0%
Inception
12
12.12%
The Kids Are All Right
1
1.01%
The King's Speech
4
4.04%
The Social Network
34
34.34%
Toy Story 3
10
10.10%
True Grit
11
11.11%
Winter's Bone
8
8.08%
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Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Old 01-27-11, 04:36 AM
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo View Post
Don't see it on the poll, but I have to throw my hat in the ring here with a vote for Tron Legacy.
The reason you didn't see it listed in the poll is because the poll is asking, out of the 2011 Oscar nominees for best picture, which would you pick?
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
The reason you didn't see it listed in the poll is because the poll is asking, out of the 2011 Oscar nominees for best picture, which would you pick?
Tron Legacy.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

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what exactly is your problem with this flick?

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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
what exactly is problem with this flick?
Nothin'. It's a great, moody little slice of life film. I was on edge for the entire film and it's more suspenseful than most thrillers out today.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Apologies to Kings Speech and True Grit since I have yet to see them but my list is:

Social Network
The Fighter
Black Swan
Inception
Toy Story 3
127 Hours
Winter's Bone
The Kids Are Allright

I'm a big fan of the top 3 movies listed. Social Network was easily the best, The Fighter is the best feel good movie of the year and Black Swan was perfectly haunting.

Inception, Toy Story 3 and 127 Hours were solid but somewhat flawed movies.

And outside of some good performances, I didn't like Winter's Bone or The Kids are Allright very much. I wouldn't have nominated either for best picture.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

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Nothin'. It's a great, moody little slice of life film. I was on edge for the entire film and it's more suspenseful than most thrillers out today.
Really? I enjoyed the movie and all, but never once did it occur to me to be on edge, and only for a second was it the least bit suspenseful. Lucky you though, I'm sure it boosted the enjoyment factor way up.

Since everybody loves lists (I'd say 3.5 is the point where I'd feel good recommend a movie to others outside of "It's alright.")

1. The Social Network -- 4.5 / 5
2. True Grit -- 4 / 5
3. The King's Speech -- 4 / 5
4. Inception -- 4 / 5
5. Black Swan -- 3.5 / 5
6. The Fighter -- 3.5 / 5
7. Winter's Bone -- 3.5 / 5
8. The Kids Are All Right -- 3.5 / 5
9. 127 Hours -- 3.5 / 5
10. Toy Story 3 -- 3 / 5

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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

I'm probably the last person that would be expected to pick an animated film, but I've gotta say that I felt Toy Story 3 was the most emotionally-resonant and rewatchable film of the nominees I've seen.

I loved Black Swan, but I can only take so much ballet in a movie. The Social Network had fantastic writing, and it should win for screenplay (and score), but if it didn't have a script that sharp I don't think it would've been anything special. Inception was great fun, but I never thought it deserved any awards, aside from editing. Still haven't seen King's Speech, True Grit, 127 Hours, Winter's Bone, Fighter or Kids.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Really? I enjoyed the movie and all, but never once did it occur to me to be on edge, and only for a second was it the least bit suspenseful.

its a chilling film, and knowing places like where the film is set makes it all the more eerie.


my vote is for The Social Network though.
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its a chilling film, and knowing places like where the film is set makes it all the more eerie.


my vote is for The Social Network though.
I guess growing up and visiting places like that in my younger days took the impact out of it. There's nothing inherently eerie about the Ozarks to me, just a lot of trailer trash. Though there is certainly a lot of truth behind stories like it, unfortunately, a little too much truth.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

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I think what he is saying, is that no one really thinks that Inception will win. Or he just completely missed it on the list.
Nope. I'm an idiot. Completely missed it. For some reason all the talk of Nolan not getting a Best Director's nomination made me think that Inception wasn't nominated either.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Am I supposed to vote for who I think should win or will win?
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Am I supposed to vote for who I think should win or will win?
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this.

My favorite is Black Swan but the better film is TSN. Some character elements are just a bit weak for me to put Black Swan at #1. #2? Sure....
Agree. Home run of a post.
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Tron Legacy.
Get help.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

I voted "Black Swan" with "The King's Speech" a close second.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

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Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee
This.

The purpose of the poll is to see what DVDTalkers think is best movie amongst the nominees, not what you think will be more likely to win.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Seen everything except Winter's Bone (which I actually started to watch). Will vote once I've seen it.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

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what exactly is your problem with this flick?
It's a mediocre film not worthy of the praise people are giving it. Some interesting performances, yes, but nothing that merits an Oscar nomination. Tell me why this crap deserves nominations, but Robert Duvall was passed over? Get Low is a far better film than Winter's Bone. For that matter, so was Flipped. Even Hot Tub Time Machine was better!
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Lets see, Solid authentic-feeling acting, great sets/backdrops, great editing, authentic dialogue, great direction and cinematography... hope that helped you. 'Get Low' was a great film too but did drag some and although I really liked it, it wasn't Winters Bone.

So,

Winters Bone fairly easily for me.

It doesn't have any real chance so I hope my number 2 film wins 'The Kings Speech'.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Of the nominees I've seen, here are my rankings:


1. Winter's Bone
2. Black Swan


3. 127 Hours
4. True Grit


5. The Social Network
6. Toy Story 3
7. Inception

Have not seen:
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
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I've seen all 10 and predict The King's Speech to win the Oscar. Should it win? I say yes.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

I have yet to see True Grit, but of the others,

The Social Network
Black Swan
Inception
Toy Story 3
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
Winter's Bone
127 Hours
The King's Speech
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Winter's Bone
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Saw The King's Speech today. I'd change my vote now. That is my #1.

(only one I haven't seen in the list is 127 Hours)
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2011 Oscars)

Of what I've seen -- Inception, King's Speech, Social Network and True Grit, all of which were very good -- I'd have to barely go with True Grit above Social Network, because I'm a whore for a great Western.

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