The various critics groups from around the country are beginning to announce their favorite films of the year, and not surprisingly David Fincher’s The Social Network is leading the pack, with Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan following closely behind. Those who have announced their winners include The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The Boston Society of Film Critics, The New York Critics Online and the Broadcast Film Critics Association, with the New York Film Critics Circle announcing today.
The Social Network
Certainly, The Social Network was a surprise for me. I didn't think at first it would be good. Speaking only for myself, it made it quite high on my individual Top Ten List for 2010 ( # 3, as a matter of fact ). Everyone is different and may "see" things from a different point of view. It's just an opinion. Remember the old proverb: "What is one man's cup of tea, is another man's poison."
When I went to see this movie, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I was hoping for the history of a company designed by college kids, and I definitely got that. What I wasn't expecting was the acting skills of Jesse Eisenberg. I absolutely loved his character in Zombieland and Adventureland. So I was expecting to love his character in Sociel Networking. What I got instead was a very complex character that I hated at the beginning and felt sorry for at the end. I was not expecting that. The movie blew me away because of his acting skills and he should definitely when best actor. I loved the movie, but haven't seen the other contendors to determine if it should win best picture.
I think Inception should've gotten best picture but I'm not gonna complain. The Social Network was a fantastic film.
I would agree with this. I love a good movie that has imagination and tries something new. Inception definitely did this and I would think that it should also be nominated. Inception was the first movie in a while that I really want to buy for my own collection. I rarely watch a movie more than once, too many to see, not enough time. Good call.
Although I agree that Inception should get a little more credit, but bottom line it's basically well thought out action thriller. It was definetly one of my favorite movies of the year. usually the Oscar fare leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Over the years there have been a few movies that have won awards that I loved (The Usual Suspects and American Beauty for example). I trully enjoyed Social Network and as far as the selection goes it was quite an enjoyable film Eisenberg finally broke the typecasting of being a Michael Cera alternate. I also believe Toy Story 3 should take best animated film. I saw almost all the animated flicks this year and believe it to be the best!
How can we know? Half the movies listed aren't released in theaters yet! Social Network was great. Toy Story 3? Another formula cartoon for kids?
Toy Story 3 wasn't just for kids. There were so many grown men who cried at the end of that movie.
I find the idea of a sequel being nominated interesting. Has a sequel ever won best picture? As a movie, I thought it was wonderful, even though it scared the heck out of my 6 year old. I think it was a great movie to finish the Toy Story movies off. I don't think I would put it in the same category as Inception or Social Networking.
Good point about the sequel thing. I can't think of any either that have won best picture.
Pretty sure LOTR Return of the King is a sequel...
I had no idea Return of the King won best picture. Good call.
i do not agree at all, i felt the movie stunk, i dont see whats so great about it at all lol
What about the human centipede. I never saw it get selected for anything. =P
Why isn't Restrepo hitting more lists? I expected a sweep.
I still think Inception should be at least recognized for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Score and maybe give Marrion Cottilard Best Supporting Actress. The reason why i say this is because Christopher Nolan possibly has been the most snubbed when you comes to awards season. Memento didn't even get an award. I just feel that the Academy should really take into account Christopher Nolan's talent as a filmmaker and how ingenious his movies really are. I haven't seen The Social Network but I feel that that movie shouldn't be recognized as it being a fictionalized retelling of the REAL story of how facebook was founded. In other words give an award for true genius instead of an award for a fable.
The Social Network was FANTASTIC. I'm glad to hear it's working its way up to Oscar frontrunner.
Social Ntework as Best Picture! really? uuuugh!!
If Toy Story 3 doesn't win the award for Best Animated Movie, I will be both shocked and infuriated.
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