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    Mind you, I think the concept of Black Swan is really interesting. It's just that the execution sounds . . . not so impressive.
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    Mind you, I think the concept of Black Swan is really interesting. It's just that the execution sounds . . . not so impressive.
    With all the rave, particularly the end, I thought it was going to be a surprise but it wasn't and there was enough clues, I think, to have guessed where it was going. I mean, I called out the ending for Oldboy about twenty minutes into the movie and everyone in my class said "Yeah, right."

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    I love cheesy melodrama, so I'll definitely see Black Swan at some point. The movie I really want to see is 127 Hours, but it is sadly nowhere near me.


    The Washington DC Critics came up with their nominees:

    Best Film:
    Black Swan
    Inception
    127 Hours
    The Social Network
    Toy Story 3

    Best Director:
    Daren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
    Danny Boyle (127 Hours)
    Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)
    David Fincher (The Social Network)
    Christopher Nolan (Inception)

    Best Actor:
    Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
    Robert Duvall (Get Low)
    Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
    Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
    James Franco (127 Hours)

    Best Actress:
    Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
    Anne Hathaway (Love & Other Drugs)
    Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
    Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)
    Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seerek View Post
    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).
    I've never seen The Wrestler or Requiem for a Dream (not all the way through) but The Fountain is pretty melodramatic as well. It's just Aronofsky's thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martian_girl View Post


    The Washington DC Critics came up with their nominees:


    Best Actor:
    Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
    Robert Duvall (Get Low)
    Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
    Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
    James Franco (127 Hours)
    What? No Leo for Inception or Shutter Island?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soxxy View Post
    What? No Leo for Inception or Shutter Island?
    I thought he pretty much played the same "tough guy with family issues" character in both films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelda View Post
    I thought he pretty much played the same "tough guy with family issues" character in both films.
    I don't recall his character having a family in Shutter Island, but it's been a while since I've seen it. I liked Inception more.

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    Spoiler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post

    Spoiler

    Obviously my memory is completely shot. Moving on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by martian_girl View Post
    The Washington DC Critics came up with their nominees:

    Best Actress:
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    Anne Hathaway (Love & Other Drugs)


    I've heard horrendous things about this film. Anyone see it?

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    I liked it but it wasn't outstanding. The first half was better than the second half. The two leads were very good though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martian_girl View Post
    The Washington DC Critics came up with their nominees:

    Best Actor:
    Robert Duvall (Get Low)

    Best Actress:
    Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
    So well-deserved. Hoping it foreshadows strong Oscar campaigns. Rooting for Bening to win (FINALLY!) ... she made TKAAR soar when it could've been a drag. And for Duvall to get a nomination ... he was so damned good in Get Low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefcake View Post
    So well-deserved. Hoping it foreshadows strong Oscar campaigns. Rooting for Bening to win (FINALLY!) ... she made TKAAR soar when it could've been a drag. And for Duvall to get a nomination ... he was so damned good in Get Low.
    I haven't seen Get Low, but I love Robert Duval. I'm really excited for Annette Benning, she was great in The Kid's Are All Right, which is very underrated in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefcake View Post
    And for Duvall to get a nomination ... he was so damned good in Get Low.
    Seconded!
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    Quote Originally Posted by martian_girl View Post

    Best Actor:
    James Franco (127 Hours)
    James Franco lives our dream, makes out with himself.
    http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2010/1...h-himself.html

    See, I'm not the only person who does this.

    The New York Times "short films" link is interesting. 54 sec films.
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    Boston Society of Film Critics announced today:

    Best Picture: "The Social Network"
    Best Director: David Fincher, "The Social Network"
    Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network"
    Best Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
    Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
    Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Lewis, "Conviction"
    Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"
    Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, "True Grit"
    Best Documentary: "Marwencol"
    Best Foreign-Language Film: "Mother"
    Best Animated Film: "Toy Story 3"
    Best Film Editing: Andrew Weisblum, "The Black Swan"
    Best New Filmmaker: Jeff Malmberg, "Marwencol"
    Best Ensemble Cast: "The Fighter"
    Best Use of Music in a Film: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, "The Social Network"

    http://www.thewrap.com/awards/column...-network-23185

    Los Angeles Film Critics:

    PICTURE: “The Social Network”
    DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas, “Carlos,” and David Fincher, “The Social Network” (tie)
    ACTOR: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech” Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez, “Carlos”
    ACTRESS: Kim Hye-ja, “Mother” (?)
    SUPPORTING ACTOR: Niels Arestrup, “A Prophet”
    SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”
    SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”
    FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Carlos”
    ANIMATION: “Toy Story 3″
    DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM: “Last Train Home”
    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Matthew Libatique, “Black Swan”
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