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Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 02, 2010, 02:25 PM:
* “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.

Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on February 02, 2010, 02:38 PM:
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]
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on February 02, 2010, 02:41 PM:
For me, "Avatar" or "Up".

Inglorious was great, but I'm a hardcore Tarantino fan, so I pretty much love everything he makes [Wink]
Posted by Larry Arpin (Member # 744) on February 02, 2010, 04:24 PM:
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.
Posted by Joe Taffis (Member # 4) on February 02, 2010, 05:47 PM:
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.
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on February 03, 2010, 10:53 AM:
The Boondock Saints. The most underrated film ever.
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 03, 2010, 11:17 AM:

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


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