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Random Entertainment Poll: 5/15/2017

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by TJ Wells, May 15, 2017.

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Favorite Best Picture winner from the 00's?

  1. Gladiator

    4.2%
  2. A Beautiful Mind

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Chicago

    4.2%
  4. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

    4.2%
  5. Million Dollar Baby

    4.2%
  6. Crash

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. The Departed

    33.3%
  8. No Country for Old Men

    45.8%
  9. Slumdog Millionaire

    4.2%
  10. The Hurt Locker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. TJ Wells

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    What's your favorite Best Picture winner from the 00's?
     
  2. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    A much closer call than the last one, this time between The Departed and No Country for Old Men. 2007 was a year where they actually picked a film that clearly deserved to win, and they still got it wrong (There Will Be Blood edges out No Country for Old Men for me but I adore both films). I love The Departed as well but I have to go with the Coens on this one.
     
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  3. stayillogical

    Don't make me an optimist, you will ruin my life. Prestigious

    If Fellowship of the Ring had won, that would have been my choice.
     
  4. Morrissey

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    No Country for Old Men is pretty far ahead of the rest. There are some deeply awful films in that list; jokes about Crash write themselves, but Chicago is a trainwreck.
     
  5. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    No Country For Old Men was on TV this weekend. I switched to it during the scene where Moss and Chigurh face off at the hotel and I literally became, just, transfixed by it all over again as if I'd never seen it before. So good.
     
  6. thedrudo

    delta. Prestigious

    Because I love it so much I went with The Departed.
     
  7. VanMastaIteHab

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    Picked The Departed because, while No Country is really good, I will always love There Will Be Blood more and it's also not my favorite Coen film in general. Whereas The Departed is easily my favorite Scorsese.
     
  8. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Picked The Departed thinking it'd be an unpopular opinion, I thought there had been some hate in recent years.
     
  9. Morrissey

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    The Departed is a fine film, but it is going to be so confusing to newer generations of cinephiles to see that Martin Scorsese's biggest awards haul was for a film other than Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, or Goodfellas.
     
  10. Anthony_ May 15, 2017
    (Last edited: May 17, 2017)
    Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    It's already confusing to this generation of cinephiles lol
     
  11. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    Went with No Country; but considered picking The Departed for a moment.
     
  12. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    There are two movies that might be better, but Slumdog gets the pick for favorite.
     
  13. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    2008 had such a weak field, overall. Of the five nominees, I probably would have gone with Milk, personally. Slumdog was enjoyable at the time but I have never revisited it in the last nine years.
     
  14. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I actually think 4/5 of them are very good. The Reader was a very poor choice though in a year with Wall-E, The Dark Knight, In Bruges, The Wrestler, Doubt, etc.
     
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  15. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Milk, Wall-E, In Bruges, The Dark Knight, and The Wrestler would have been my five nominees, probably. I do enjoy Frost/Nixon a lot though.