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View Poll Results: Which Movie is your favorite for 2012 "Best Picture" OSCAR
The Artist 11 28.95%
The Descendants 3 7.89%
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 1 2.63%
The Help 5 13.16%
Hugo 2 5.26%
Midnight in Paris 3 7.89%
Moneyball 3 7.89%
The Tree of Life 0 0%
War Horse 2 5.26%
I don't care because I'm a poopy old crank.... 8 21.05%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-26-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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Here's what seems to be the official website for the OSCARS.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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I would like to see "The Artist" win everything
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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What do you all think of the other movies?
I've seen four of these; I still want to see Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I can't understand how The Descendants, although well acted and interesting, would be nominated for Best Picture....that's really stretching it, IMO. Loved The Artist.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:17 PM
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So far, I've only seen "The Help" and "Hugo" so I'm not going to vote yet. I've decided to see all of the nominees before the Academy Awards this year, but how I'm ever going to make it through "Midnight in Paris" is beyond me. Of the two I've seen, I liked "The Help" best, but I don't really think it's Best Picture quality. I can't imagine that any other actress could have done a better job than Viola Davis, though.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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So far, I've only seen "The Help" and "Hugo" so I'm not going to vote yet. I've decided to see all of the nominees before the Academy Awards this year, but how I'm ever going to make it through "Midnight in Paris" is beyond me. Of the two I've seen, I liked "The Help" best, but I don't really think it's Best Picture quality. I can't imagine that any other actress could have done a better job than Viola Davis, though.
Katz, what's your concern about Midnight in Paris?

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the lead actor taken back in time to meet with Hemingway and other notables....there was something magical about those scenes. Try it, I hope you like it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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I liked the concept of Midnight in Paris, but I don't think it's an all-around great movie, worthy of a Best Picture nomination. The script was weak, the acting wasn't above-par, etc. It was an enjoyable movie, but fluff. Definitely not Woody Allen's best.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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I agree with the weak field comments.

I've not seen most of them. Sadly I don't even care to see most of them even after nomination. Usually come oscar time I want to watch the list.

Nothing on there sounds Oscar worthy
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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Having seen most of them, I don't think any of them is really a top-drawer film, and a couple of those, like Descendants, shouldn't even be on the list.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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As of right now, I've only seen 3 of the nominated movies: The Help; Midnight in Paris; and War Horse.
All were excellent, but Midnight in Paris really transported me back to another era in time.
Mike, I've never steered you wrong...get out there and see The Artist if you can. It's a terrific movie! You'll feel like you're back in 1927...even if you were never there in the first place! And if you're an animal lover, Uggie (the Jack Russell), will steal your heart.

The Artist | The Weinstein Company
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:51 AM
 
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I have seen all of them except for EL&IC:

Here is how I would rank them and rate them:

The Artist - 9/10
Hugo - 9/10
The Descendants - 8.5/10
War Horse - 8/10
Moneyball - 8/10
The Help - 8/10
Midnight in Paris - 6.5/10
The Tree of Life - 5/10

N/S: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
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