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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted February 02, 2010 02:25 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
* “Avatar”
* “The Blind Side”
* “District 9”
* “An Education”
* “The Hurt Locker”
* “Inglourious Basterds”
* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
* “A Serious Man”
* “Up”
* “Up in the Air”

With the number of best picture nominations increased to ten, there were bound to be some surprises. I can't comment on "District 9" since I haven't seen it, but I thought "Inglourious Basterds" was a film with two great scenes (the opening interrogation, the basement bar) and that's about it.

Nice to see "Up" nominated in both Best Picture and Best Animated Feature categories.

Doug

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Stewart John Boyle
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 - posted February 02, 2010 02:38 PM      Profile for Stewart John Boyle   Email Stewart John Boyle   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A very widespread list this year,
I still have to see inglorious,maybe a dvd purchase.
District nine i thought was enjoyable,i watched about an hour of hurt locker and thought it was going nowhere fast.. i think i need to watch it again. My early predictions is that i dont think Avatar will win any of the majors,maybe special effects,etc...
Cant wait for Oscar night though [Smile]
Stewart

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Christian Bjorgen
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For me, "Avatar" or "Up".

Inglorious was great, but I'm a hardcore Tarantino fan, so I pretty much love everything he makes [Wink]

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Larry Arpin
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Inglourious Basterds is my pick for best picture. I thought Avatar & Hurt Locker were entertaining but not great. Cameron must be fumming that his ex-wife won Director's guild award. I've watched Basterds several times already, but the others I have really no desire to see again. Avatar is by far my least favorite Cameron film. Not very repeatable for me. I've seen UP but I thought it should only be in its own category.

Christoph Waltz will hopefully will the Oscar for best supporting actor. He won several already. Well deserved.

And I'm not a big fan of Quintin Tarantino. I didn't even like Pulp Fiction. And that other thing he made last was just horrid.

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Joe Taffis
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I don't watch too much TV anymore. I can't believe the Tarantino film is actually nominated?....Wow! Times have changed from years ago! I guess the old prejudices in the academy are gone. I'm a big fan of his films, including "Inglourious Basterds", which was totally keeping with his own unique style. Usually the directors I admire most NEVER get Oscar mention.

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Christian Bjorgen
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The Boondock Saints. The most underrated film ever.

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Douglas Meltzer
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Christian,

I really liked Boondock Saints, but didn't see the sequel (All Saints Day). How was it?

Doug

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