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soxxy
12-02-2010, 08:48 PM
First up, National Board of Review. The Social Network led the way:

Best Film: The Social Network

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Foreign Language Film: Of Gods and Men

Best Documentary: Waiting for “Superman”

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Ten Best Films
(in alphabetical order)
Another Year
The Fighter
Hereafter
Inception
The King’s Speech
Shutter Island
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

http://www.nbrmp.org/

Allen
12-02-2010, 09:40 PM
Ten Best Films
(in alphabetical order)
Another Year
The Fighter
Hereafter
Inception
The Kingís Speech
Shutter Island
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winterís Bone

http://www.nbrmp.org/

Interesting top 10 list. The Social Network is probably the best film of the year with Winter's Bone just slightly behind. I would have had Let Me In on the list for sure. I was also expecting to see Black Swan on the list. I am excited about The Fighter and Another Year. I wasn't expecting Shutter Island to be in the top 10. I'm really excited for Jennifer Lawrence getting the breakthrough award, her turn in Winter's Bone was absolutely stunning.

Wyliefan
12-02-2010, 09:47 PM
Hereafter? Color me surprised. I thought the story was really weak.

Allen
12-02-2010, 10:05 PM
Hereafter? Color me surprised. I thought the story was really weak.

I didn't see it, but I don't remember it getting particularly great reviews. I didn't find this year to be particularly strong in movies, but maybe it was weaker than I thought.

AliasJohnDoe
12-02-2010, 10:18 PM
I can't wait to see the remake of "True Grit". Not sure if anyone can live up to John Wayne though.

I'd love to see a remake of "Jeremiah Johnson" also.

Allen
12-02-2010, 10:50 PM
I can't wait to see the remake of "True Grit". Not sure if anyone can live up to John Wayne though.

I'd love to see a remake of "Jeremiah Johnson" also.

I'm in love with the idea that the Coen brothers remade True Grit. I'm just not usually a big fan of westerns, so I'm not sure if I'll actually love the movie as much as I do in my head.

KatieC
12-02-2010, 11:07 PM
I wonder why anyone would want to remake True Grit. What's the matter with the original? Then again, I think remakes of anything are annoying. Except possibly A Star is Born, which to me was really just three different movies, twenty years apart.

BigB08822
12-03-2010, 01:29 AM
I'm sorry but has anyone actually seen Winter's Bone? It is an AWFUL movie. The acting saves it from being on the "worst" list for me. The writing actually had myself and my BF laughing out loud because it was just awful. You could practically see writers in the background as this stuff came out of the actor's mouths.

Allen
12-04-2010, 12:12 AM
I'm sorry but has anyone actually seen Winter's Bone? It is an AWFUL movie. The acting saves it from being on the "worst" list for me. The writing actually had myself and my BF laughing out loud because it was just awful. You could practically see writers in the background as this stuff came out of the actor's mouths.

I hate to disagree, well...actually I don't, I think Winter's Bone was really amazing. The acting is great and while the writing may not be up to the acting 100 percent, I don't find it laughable like you seemed to find it.

soxxy
12-06-2010, 12:13 AM
I thought Winter's Bone very worthwhile, with Jennifer Lawrence acting award well deserved. I suppose one's mileage may vary regarding the story....it's very similar to Frozen River and to Tilda Swinton's Julia, somewhat.

Indra486
12-06-2010, 12:21 AM
It can't nearly be as funny as Black Swan. :shuffle:

soxxy
12-06-2010, 01:10 AM
It can't nearly be as funny as Black Swan. :shuffle:

Do tell. It won't be in my area for a while. I love Portman's Swan makeup! :lol:

Seerek
12-06-2010, 01:29 AM
But that is quintessential Aronofsky - most of his films are structured that way (some to a greater degree than others). Some have argued that the Wrestler bordered on overtly melodramatic tones (nearing the end of the movie).

Indra486
12-06-2010, 01:42 AM
Do tell. It won't be in my area for a while. I love Portman's Swan makeup! :lol:

I found myself laughing at how over the top it was. It almost seemed like a "serious" parody of the ballet world.

Particularly, in one scene Vincent Cassel tells Portman that she MUST masturbate in order to discover her Black Swan. It just sounded like do or die.

Then it was wild times with Tom and Jerry. Yes, those are the names.

Portman also steals the door knob after, IIRC, she locks her mother in.

soxxy
12-06-2010, 01:49 AM
I found myself laughing at how over the top it was. It almost seemed like a "serious" parody of the ballet world.

Particularly, in one scene Vincent Cassel tells Portman that she MUST masturbate in order to discover her Black Swan. It just sounded like do or die.

Then it was wild times with Tom and Jerry. Yes, those are the names.

Portman also steals the door knob after, IIRC, she locks her mother in.

Yikes. I've only seen Aronofsky's The Wrestler, which I liked, and Requiem For a Dream, which I didn't, except I've grown to like the score. ;)