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Best Picture?

Poll closed Feb 26, 2008.
  1. There Will Be Blood

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. No Country For Old Men

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. Juno

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  4. Michael Clayton

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. Atonement

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. (Mark)
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    Best Picture

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by (Mark), Feb 24, 2008.

    This was the best year for Hollywood I can remember in a long time. What do movie do you think is going to win best picture? Who do you think should win?
     
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    Either There Will Be Blood or No Country for Old Men will most likely win. But for me... Juno was the only one out of all of those movies that I actually enjoyed.
     
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    Cormac McCarthy is one of my favorite writers. Until I saw There Will Be Blood, I was convinced that No Country should win. But wow, Daniel Day Lewis is amazing in Blood. You should do yourself a favor and see it if you haven't.
     
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    I've only seen No Country for Old Men, which was great, so I'll have to see one or two more on that list before I vote. :p
     
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    You mist Rambo
     
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    I didn't miss it at all. Didn't watch it either...
    (just not my cuppa)
     
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    I've not actually seen any of those films yet, which do people recommend?
     
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    Kit, outrage!

    No Country for Old Men was a deserving winner. Having seen There Will Be Blood also, Day-Lewis was extraordinary, but the movie failed to fully capture my attention as it was overly/unnecessarily long.

    Juno is a great flick, and a personal favorite with me. I'm glad Diablo Cody picked up the Screenplay award - well deserved.
     
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    Sorry :( Lol.

    Definitely recommended then?
     
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    I wanted to see No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood. Juno looked all right. Since I haven't seen them, I won't vote but I think No Country for Old Men is going to take home the win.
     
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    Looks like No Country For Old Men did take home the win, and Daniel Day-Lewis got the best actor award for There Will Be Blood. Joel and Ethan Coen also took home the best directing win for No Country For Old Men.

    I hope next year is as solid as this year when it comes to movies. Last year was starting to get better, with films like The Departed, and this year continued that trend. I can only hope that next year will be even better.
     
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    This year we get Indiana Jones and Star Trek back dude, of course it's going to be great :p
     
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    Ha, they pushed Star Trek back until 2009, didn't they?

    I'm looking forward to the new Indiana Jones movie too. The first three were childhood favorites.
     
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    ...

    No, it can't be...

    [​IMG]

    KHHHAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!
     
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    Haha, that was the best Star Trek movie of them all. I used to love Star Trek, when I was six or seven years old, and you just couldn't beat The Wrath of Khan.
     
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    I'm looking forward to Quantum of Solace in November. If that is anywhere near as well done as Casino Royale, it will be outstanding!
     
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    Is that the new Bond movie? I can't wait! I like the new guy. He's the best Bond since Sean :cool:.
     
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    It is, and it is closely related to the way Casino Royale ended. It's not only Daniel Craig's fine acting, but also the way the films writers have returned to the basics of the Ian Fleming novels that made Casino Royale exceptional.

    Much of the focus of the new movie, from what I have read, deals with Bond being obsessed with avenging Vesper Lynd's death.
     
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    Daniel Craig is an excellent actor. It was strange, watching Casino Royale, because I found myself actually enjoying a new James Bond movie. I hope that the next one lives up to the high bar that was set by its predecessor.
     
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    Do you like the title, Cog? I love it, I don't understand why so many were being rude about it.

    I didn't particularly enjoy Casino Royale since I was hoping for more of the typical bond, as in bad guy dies right at the end. So it took me by surprise and I wasn't ready for the change.
     
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    Casino Royale was the first Bond novel by Flemming, right?
     
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    Yes. up until Casino Royal, the Bond films haven't really stayed true to Flemming's works. Don't you love reboots :D?
     
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    Goldeneye was pretty good. The Brosnan films have all been downhill since then. :\
     
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    I'm just messing with yah :p. I'm of the opinion Brosnan was the worst of the Bonds. I'm sorry but they guy just looks like a wussy. I can't take him any more seriously than I can this guy (From the Matrix):

    [​IMG]
     
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    Eh, Neo was a great character.

    "No."
    "Yes."
    "What?"

    He was jam-packed full of one-liners just like those, which are solid gold.

    You didn't like Goldeneye?
     

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