Thursday, October 16, 2014

I've said it once (more like 100 times)...


...and I'll say it again; this is your Oscar Best Picture (and director/screenplay/cinematography/score and probably a slew of others) winner.  

The end.

16 comments:

  1. Yep. This looks like a winner. I'm already salivating over the cinematography.

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    1. Deakins is like the definition of DUE!

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  2. Uh.... I don't know. Gone Girl is already my pick at the moment unless Birdman or Inherent Vice will beat it.

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    1. Gone Girl is definitely the populous choice, and may even be my personal choice ATM, but it won't win BP at the Oscars.

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    2. Neither will Unbroken. It looks too Oscar-baity.

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    3. We shall see, but I think the fact that The King's Speech and 12 Years a Slave prevailed over the more critically lauded populous choices and the fact that Argo and Lincoln were our clear frontrunners in 2012 kind of proves that Oscar still salivates over bait, even when it's not done right.

      But nothing is certain, yet.

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    4. OK, how about we make a bet. If Unbroken wins Best Picture, I will have to make a list into why Russell Crowe is the Best Actor ever... or whatever form of torture you will make me do (as long as it doesn't involve Michael Bay). If Unbroken doesn't win. I will have to force you to watch something you might not like and you will have to review it.

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    5. Hehe, I'm not a betting man, but you're on. Why the hell not!

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  3. I just don't know about this one! I could see it maybe getting nominated, ala War Horse, but I don't know. I don't think audiences will jump on this one as much.

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    1. I've seen a lot of people throw around the War Horse comparison, but this is such a different story. This man's life...just SCREAMS Oscar.

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  4. I can see this-WW2 film directed by the famous Jolie-a woman director and a true story. Time will tell but I won't bet with you because I think you are on to something. I read up on this man. he lived to be 97 or something like that. He recently passed away and....he became born-again after he suffered from PSTD. He saw Billy Graham and changed his life, he stated. he ended up forgiving his tormentors. he visited them and gave them hugs of forgiveness. I am not a religious person (more spiritual I guess) but it worked for him. There is no way I could have hugged my tormentors and mean it. I probably would have kneed them

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    1. This man's life, from start to finish, is just pure bait. I have friends who have read his memoir and said that if this film does his life justice, it'll win everything at the Oscars, it's that baity.

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  5. Oh I will be so sad/angry/annoyed if this ends up like War Horse. I've been looking forward to seeing this all year and War Horse is.....not good, lol.

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    1. LOL, War Horse was awful, but that story is just plain stupid (Forrest Gump as a horse!)...this has such a richer, better story, so I have a feeling this will be a richer, better film!

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  6. This might win 7 or more Oscars (almost a flash in the pan these days), but it just looks SO Oscar baity. I think Interstellar, The Imitation Game, or even Gone Girl could have a shot as well.

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    1. I'm worried that The Imitation Game will be our King's Speech this year, but I honestly feel like, if this gets the reviews, then this is going to just walk away with everything, and that may even extend into Lead Actor, where I feel like a Brody moment is waiting to happen.

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