Let's take a look at each one here and, basically, do what the Academy should have done...
I love Danny Boyle and James Franco but I expected more from the both of them, leaving me unimpressed with 127 Hours. Is that snobby? Oh well, fuck it. Chin up boys...and step it up.
The Kids Are Alright??? I watched it, had mixed feelings and went to bed.
Jeff Bridges and The Coen brothers have proved to be a perfect pair in the past and I'm afraid that without El Duderino himself, True Grit just would be crappy CGI mountains surrounding a stronger performance by fifteen-year old Hailee Steinfeld than Matt Damon's had in twelve years.
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I didn't get a chance to see Winter's Bone, but either did you. I guess there's some chatter about John Hawkes winning an actors award though. Guess I'll bump it up in the Netflix queue.
Social Network. Hmm. I feel like this movie came out a little too soon. I understand why it's being called "a film of a generation" but a film about Facebook winning an Oscar puts a bad taste in my mouth. I'm a Fincher fan but most of the time I was confused and distracted by trying to figure out if Mark Zuckerberg was in some way autistic. I later found out that he is not, which is just one of the other many misinterpretations found within the movie...so maybe it does define a generation after all.
Well, I didn't get to watch The Fighter in time for tonight but I doubt it's going to win Best Picture anyways.
I'll say it, I loved Inception and as much as I hate movies winning awards for blockbuster status...I wouldn't mind seeing it take home Best Picture. It won't but I could watch the rotating fight scene over and over again.
Is it me or did anyone else think that Toy Story 3 was fucked up? I found my heart pounding at times out of fear. Between the creepers duo of Big Baby and Lots-O, I was just waiting for a gang bang. While watching it with children I kept checking their little faces to make sure they weren't noticing how much I was freaking out and to be sure they weren't scared too...instead I found smiles and twinkles in their eyes. WTF?! I'm sure this horrific tale will win the category for Best Animation anyways. Hey, Academy! How does Pixar's dick taste?
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Who should win- Black Swan Who will win- The King's Speech
Who should win- Darren Aronofsky Who will win- David Fincher
You would think that James Franco would win for cutting off his arm but I just didn't buy his performance. I did love Jeff Bridges though (as always) and we already know my thoughts on the portrayal of Facebook's Zuckerberg. Sadly, I didn't get around to Biutiful and Colin Firth seems to be the favorite. I liked Firth in The King's Speech, so sure...I'll choose him.
I'm all about the swan this year. Sorry ladies, Natalie Portman wins. Hands down.
I admit I didn't see any of the documentary's this year but I'd love to see Exit Through the Gift Shop win over the other contenders. Unfortunately, money seems to always win in this day and age so I think Inside Job has the best chance.
Lastly, I'd like to thank my boyfriend who had to sacrifice a lot of basketball games in order for me to watch these movies. How much basketball does he watch? Check out his blog to find out. We're making a feast tonight to celebrate The 83rd Academy Awards. A roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables and even some chocolate peanut butter oatmeal deliciousness for dessert! I love award season!