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#61 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.24
    Originally posted by Moss
    Bale is not the co-lead of THE FIGHTER, there's one lead of THE FIGHTER and that is THE FIGHTER. Marky Mark is THE FIGHTER and thus the lead. Bale supporting.


This is correct. Just as Heath Ledger was not the co-lead of The Dark Knight even if he was the lead villain.

    Originally posted by Moss
    Hailee being supporting is nothing but politics however. She was the female lead and thus should be best actress.


Regardless, should Hailee win the Oscar, she's not going to refuse it, throw the statue down in protest and demand Natalie Portman's.





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#62 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.86
Honestly, and given the capricious nature of the Oscars anyway, I'm glad Hailee's in a category that she could actually win. At least TRUE GRIT has a clear "other" lead to justify the positioning - it's not as mystifying as Kevin Spacey winning supporting for THE USUAL SUSPECTS despite being the clear centre of the picture.
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#63 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.58
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    Honestly, and given the capricious nature of the Oscars anyway, I'm glad Hailee's in a category that she could actually win. At least TRUE GRIT has a clear "other" lead to justify the positioning - it's not as mystifying as Kevin Spacey winning supporting for THE USUAL SUSPECTS despite being the clear centre of the picture.
Gabriel Byrne. He was easily the most important person in any scenes that were not Spacey & Chazz Palminteri scenes.



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#64 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.86
In terms of time onscreen and character development, he's still a distant second to Verbal, though.
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#65 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.58
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    In terms of time onscreen and character development, he's still a distant second to Verbal, though.
I don't think he's that distant (if at all) for onscreen, and Byrne develops over the time of the movie, while Verbal develops over the last minute. When you watch the movie for the first time, the movie is ALL about Byrne. It's only the subsequent viewings that Verbal matters.



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#66 Posted on
    Originally posted by John Orquiola

    Regardless, should Hailee win the Oscar, she's not going to refuse it, throw the statue down in protest and demand Natalie Portman's.


If she did I would LOL and award her Greatest Person Ever.



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#67 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.65
Saw Black Swan last night. As I thought the wife was hanging on to my arm for the last half hour of the movie and then I gave her, the "You were warned" speech. The theater we went to started 20 minutes late for no reason. Their sound system kicks ass, but their service is god awful and overpriced for a small business. I have new found respect for theater chains, because they start on time and don't hide the price gauging.

Its a good flick, the way its filmed keeps you off balanced through out the picture thus making the scary moments more terrifying. I thought the best part of the movie was the make-up not giving any of the actresses especially Portman the superstar treatment, at times I didn't even recognize her. The wife and I were discussing if Lilly was making Nina go insane or was it all in her mind. I am leaning towards she was trying to push her over the edge. Yet, when Lilly did fuck things up for Nian, I had to resist the urge not scream out "Damnit, Meg." All in all, its a good psychological thriller and Portman should win. I still like Inception better since there were times I felt a little bored during Black Swan. King's speech this weekend and hopefully True Grit the next weekend.
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#68 Posted on
Ok, I have seen 7 of the 10 movies (missing 127 Hours, Social Network and Winter's Bone)

Inception was the best movie I saw and would be my choice. It was the only movie that had me totally engrossed from scene 1 until the end. There were parts of the other movies where I found my mind wandering.

Firth was phenomenal. I think he was the only person who could have pulled this off, which is my criteria for winning the award.

Same with Portman. She was awesome. Regardless that she is #1 on my list of people I would leave my wife for (just kidding...kind of).

Bale did the best acting of anyone in any movie I saw. He was THE MAN. Every time he was onl screen with Wahlbergm I felt bad for Wahlberg because he looked like an amatueur next to Bale.

Steinfeld, even though I think she was more lead than supporting, was the reason True Grit was so good. If not for her, the movie would have felt flat. I think other actresses could have played the mom in The Fighter as well, but I do not know mane 13 year old girls who could have been as good as Stenfeld.

Since I picked Inception, I will stay with Nolan for Best Director. The movie was a visual masterpieve and the acting across the board was top notch.







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#69 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.89
Nolan's not nominated.
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Oops. Sorry. Forgot he was bypassed.



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#71 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.05
Saw King's speech. Very good still think Inception was a better film. Cast was great. Rush again does a stellar job of being the best supporting actor out there. Colin is a lock for Best Actor. I did have a weird Doctor Who moment which I almost think was intentional. The Cardinal is played by the same actor who played the old Master from Season 3 of Doctor Who. Rush is dressed almost like Tennent with a blue pinstripe suit and they are discussing Rush being a Doctor while the Cardinal is very skeptical/antagonizing of Rush. It might be a fanboy wishful thinking, but it was very surreal. Still, a good flick and deserves most of the praise its is getting.

The wife brought up an interesting point on how this almost seemed like a prequel to the Queen. She pointed out the line about in the Queen that matched this movie. Elizabeth is talking about how being King was not what her father wanted and almost killed him. While not showing how it almost killed him, King's speech shows the rather dubious Ascension of King George VI. As well as the parallel, of outsiders from the Monarchy trying to help the Monarchy during a dark period for the Empire. I am curious what other films you can tie together about the Monarchy that would seem to flow from one to another. Elizabeth would be a good one due to Rush in an advisory role, but much more dark and scheming. Just a thought I throw out there.
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#72 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.33
    Originally posted by lotjx
    I am curious what other films you can tie together about the Monarchy that would seem to flow from one to another. Elizabeth would be a good one due to Rush in an advisory role, but much more dark and scheming. Just a thought I throw out there.


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#73 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.75
Well, I finally saw True Grit. I liked it better then Black Swan and about the same as King's Speech. Inception seems to be the winner to me. I also liked the darker ending it took from the original even with leaving La Beef's fate up in the air unlike his death in the original. The girl was a thousand times better then the girl in the original. Even though she is the lead actress in the film, I do think the Academy realizes she deserves something and pretty much conceded the award to Portman. Daniels is also amazing and even though Colin is a lock to win, I would put Daniels ahead of him.

At the end of the day. Here are my picks.

Picture-Inception

Actor-Daniels

Actress-Portman

Supporting Actress-Halie

Supporting Actor-Rush

Director- Black Swan

Original Screenplay-Inception

Adapted Screenplay-True Grit.

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#74 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by lotjx
    Daniels is also amazing and even though Colin is a lock to win, I would put Daniels ahead of him.
Bridges, you mean. (I do the same thing sometimes.)

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#75 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.75
    Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
      Originally posted by lotjx
      Daniels is also amazing and even though Colin is a lock to win, I would put Daniels ahead of him.
    Bridges, you mean. (I do the same thing sometimes.)

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