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    BEST PICTURE
    "Appaloosa"
    "Australia"
    "Body of Lies"
    "Burn After Reading"
    "Changeling"
    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
    "The Dark Knight"
    "Defiance"
    "Doubt"
    "Gran Torino"
    "Happy-Go-Lucky"
    "Frost/Nixon"
    "Milk"
    "Miracle at St. Anna"
    "Mamma Mia!"
    "The Reader"
    "Revolutionary Road"
    "Secret Life of Bees"
    "Seven Pounds"
    "The Soloist"
    "Vicki Cristina Barcelona"
    "The Visitor"
    "Wall-E"
    "W"
    Of that list, I have seen "Wall-E" and "Burn After Reading". "Wall-E" was pretty good. :D

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    Usually I've seen a couple of entries - but not this year, I guess!
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    I have seen Doubt, Dark Knight and Gran Torino and all three were very good. My personal favorite was Doubt, mainly for the drama. DK was a great action flick and Torino was excellent for demonstrating how relationships can change people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacitus View Post
    I have seen Doubt, Dark Knight and Gran Torino and all three were very good. My personal favorite was Doubt, mainly for the drama. DK was a great action flick and Torino was excellent for demonstrating how relationships can change people.
    Meryl Streep is up for Best Actress for her role in "Doubt".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Of that list, I have seen "Wall-E" and "Burn After Reading". "Wall-E" was pretty good. :D

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    notice how half the nominees have some sort of political/message hidden in their plots and how the themes are ALWAYS far left leaning??
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    notice how half the nominees have some sort of political/message hidden in their plots and how the themes are ALWAYS far left leaning??
    It's been quite a while since the Academy took any notice of what movie viewers like or don't like in their nomination process. Of course, it's been quite a while since most people tuned in to watch the awards.

    Maybe there is some kind of mysterious correlation.
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    I can't stay up late enough, and I don't really care who wins when I haven't seen the movies yet. I read the list of winners in the paper the next morning, and that's sufficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    It's been quite a while since the Academy took any notice of what movie viewers like or don't like in their nomination process. Of course, it's been quite a while since most people tuned in to watch the awards.

    Maybe there is some kind of mysterious correlation.
    generally a best picture win is a sure sign in my book NOT to see the movie. Either the movie is too artsy to be worth watching or it has some far left agenda item it's driving which makes it worthless as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    generally a best picture win is a sure sign in my book NOT to see the movie. Either the movie is too artsy to be worth watching or it has some far left agenda item it's driving which makes it worthless as well.
    I'd say that "No Country for Old Men" challenges both those assumptions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I'd say that "No Country for Old Men" challenges both those assumptions.
    But the English patient prove it.
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