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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jfg » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:41 pm

Winter's Bone 10/10: Best movie I've seen in probably 5-6 years.

Social Network 8/10: About what I expected. I didn't realize that Sean Palmer from Napster was involved in Facebook. I don't think this should win Best Picture though, it's a biopic that doesn't really change opinions about a person or an event. Best pics should go to original stories or at least bios that have a cultural impact.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:26 pm

jfg wrote:Winter's Bone 10/10: Best movie I've seen in probably 5-6 years.

Social Network 8/10: About what I expected. I didn't realize that Sean Palmer from Napster was involved in Facebook. I don't think this should win Best Picture though, it's a biopic that doesn't really change opinions about a person or an event. Best pics should go to original stories or at least bios that have a cultural impact.


You mean Sean Parker.

To be fair, The Social Network isn't a faithful biopic nor is it meant to be. I still have yet to see the film and I'm not sure if it deserves to win best picture, but I disagree at least about the Facebook story not having a cultural impact. Quite obviously, it does.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jfg » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:55 pm

Parker, right.

The Facebook story definitely had a cultural impact, probably the biggest impact in recent memory. The movie however does not. It tells the story but doesn't really make any stands or points because there really aren't any to make. Even in a weak year for movies it just didn't feel like a movie that should win a Best Picture award.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:44 pm

:-? i thought this was a great year for movies... dramas at least..

social network
kings speech
black swan
the town
inception
get low
winter's bone
rabbit hole
127 hours

thats a pretty quality roster if you ask me..

comedies on the other hand.. :-/
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:17 pm

jfg wrote:Parker, right.

The Facebook story definitely had a cultural impact, probably the biggest impact in recent memory. The movie however does not. It tells the story but doesn't really make any stands or points because there really aren't any to make. Even in a weak year for movies it just didn't feel like a movie that should win a Best Picture award.


Then again, I doubt The Social Network was made in order to make a point or an implied commentary on the Facebook story either. The movie was just made to take the story and dramatize it some such that it reflects classic themes most would relate to.

That said, I'd like to see some sort of Facebook documentary. If I remember right, The Social Network lacked Zuckerberg's infamous prank he pulled on Sequoia Capital investors (which is a cardinal sin to do in Silicon Valley, let alone Sequoia). Perhaps, it would've added more dimension to the characters in TSN, but again, I'll reserve judgment until I actually see the movie. :-B
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jfg » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:56 pm

lastingsgriller wrote::-? i thought this was a great year for movies... dramas at least..

social network
kings speech
black swan
the town
inception
get low
winter's bone
rabbit hole
127 hours

thats a pretty quality roster if you ask me..

comedies on the other hand.. :-/


Oscar-wise 2010 was pretty weak. It lacked an epic that voters always love and the best hot button issue movie was The Kids Are Alright which (at least in Hollywood) isn't really a hot button issue.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:01 pm

Don't think this counts as a 2010 film, but I've got A Prophet (Un Prophete) in my Netflix queue for some time now and have heard nothing but rave reviews about it. I suppose I owe it to myself to see it.

Think A Prophet, True Grit (2010), and The Fighter will be the next three movies I'll see and review as soon as this weekend.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:08 pm

lastingsgriller wrote::-? i thought this was a great year for movies... dramas at least..

social network
kings speech
black swan
the town
inception
get low
winter's bone
rabbit hole
127 hours
the fighter
true grit..

thats a pretty quality roster if you ask me..

comedies on the other hand.. :-/


adjusted to add two more good ones.. alot of really good movies in one year, i'd say
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:08 am

The Fighter - 8/10

MovieBob pretty much nailed my thoughts on this one, as usual.

Black Swan - 9/10

MovieBob pretty much nailed my thoughts on this one, as usual.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:27 am

am i the only one who has no desire to see The Stuttering King?
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