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POLL- The WEAKEST LINK: BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS OF THE 1990s - ROUND 2

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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,571
    Dances with Wolves
    I remember Awakenings.

    Better book than movie, but then again that's close to the rule (for me at least). 
    Yeah, the film was sentimental pap.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 23,154
    Dances with Wolves
    dankind said:
    I remember Awakenings.

    Better book than movie, but then again that's close to the rule (for me at least). 
    Yeah, the film was sentimental pap.
    I adore Oliver Sacks.

    HATED Ghost.
  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 3,266
    Dances with Wolves
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 21,138
    Braveheart
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    Without a doubt.. it's a classic that holds up today. 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,804
    Forrest Gump
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    I don't like GWH but am right there with you on LA confidential.  Big James Ellroy fan.  Pretty decent adaptation.
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,856
    Dances with Wolves
    mrussel1 said:
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    Without a doubt.. it's a classic that holds up today. 
    It's not your fault... that you both think this way.

    LA Confidential for the win!
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 21,138
    Braveheart
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    Without a doubt.. it's a classic that holds up today. 
    It's not your fault... that you both think this way.

    LA Confidential for the win!
    I feel like it's my fault
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,942
    Unforgiven
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    “How bout them apples?”   Classic line.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,856
    Dances with Wolves
    mrussel1 said:
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    Without a doubt.. it's a classic that holds up today. 
    It's not your fault... that you both think this way.

    LA Confidential for the win!
    I feel like it's my fault
    Need a hug?
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 12,257
    Dances with Wolves
    GFIII was nominated?

    Holy shit, I had forgotten it was nominated. (likely blocked it out like a repressed bad childhood memory)

    If anyone needs proof the Academy is more about politics/who you know than quality, there's exhibit A.
    What a piece of garbage that movie was.
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 7,907
    Dances with Wolves
    Man, no memory of GFIII being nominated. Stupid for sure. LA Confidential was fantastic. A lot of actors in their prime and a few classic ones supporting a solid group. Guy Pearce had a small run around that time. Memento was his best.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,296
    The Silence of the Lambs

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 8,246
    American Beauty
    dankind said:
    JimmyV said:
    American Beauty made it to Round 2? Yikes.  
    Happiness did a much better job making the point that I think American Beauty was trying to make. And it actually made sexualizing minors feel icky rather than something celebratory.

    Also, much funnier.
    Happiness is such a good film, but so damn disturbing.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,888
    Dances with Wolves
    Easy round. 
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,856
    Dances with Wolves
    More votes for Silence of the Lambs?!

    Bunch of drunk monkeys with internet access. :monkey:
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,989
    The Silence of the Lambs
    I prefer people in the biscuit version.
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  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 3,266
    Dances with Wolves
    First night of the NFL Draft slaughters the Oscars in TV ratings. Lol
    https://www.google.ca/amp/kmph.com/amp/news/entertainment/first-night-of-nfl-draft-outdraws-oscars-by-over-2-million


  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 21,138
    Braveheart
    I can't even name a movie from last year. 
  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,582
    I'm confused by the poll but Dances with Wolves is one of the best movies ever made, so if I had to pick the best Oscar winner . . .
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 12,257
    Dances with Wolves
    mrussel1 said:
    I can't even name a movie from last year. 
    Tough year with cinemas closed for much of it. 

    This weekend we rock Portland
  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 3,266
    Dances with Wolves
    I'm confused by the poll but Dances with Wolves is one of the best movies ever made, so if I had to pick the best Oscar winner . . .
    It wasn’t even the best movie made that year. 
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,571
    Dances with Wolves
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    Without a doubt.. it's a classic that holds up today. 
    It's not your fault... that you both think this way.

    LA Confidential for the win!
    I feel like it's my fault
    Need a hug?
    As a lifelong person in therapy, Good Will Hunting is absolute dog shit! The one redeeming quality it has is that it introduced me to the talents of Minnie Driver. Such a shame she’s just a plot element instead of a character in that film. 

    I do share the love for L.A. Confidential, and even though I enjoy that film much more than Titanic, I still think that the Oscars got it right that year. The latter film was a marvelous cinematic achievement; the former was a point-and-shoot run-of-the-mill noir detective story. 
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 21,138
    Braveheart
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    Without a doubt.. it's a classic that holds up today. 
    It's not your fault... that you both think this way.

    LA Confidential for the win!
    I feel like it's my fault
    Need a hug?
    Are ya game, sweetheart?
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,856
    Dances with Wolves
    mrussel1 said:
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    Without a doubt.. it's a classic that holds up today. 
    It's not your fault... that you both think this way.

    LA Confidential for the win!
    I feel like it's my fault
    Need a hug?
    Are ya game, sweetheart?
    Bring it in...

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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 20,855
    The Silence of the Lambs
    I'm confused by the poll but Dances with Wolves is one of the best movies ever made, so if I had to pick the best Oscar winner . . .

    voting for(or against as the case is) the one you like the least. through a process of elimination we arrive at(supposedly but these people are often wrong) the best film of the 90s
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 12,257
    Dances with Wolves
    dankind said:
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    Without a doubt.. it's a classic that holds up today. 
    It's not your fault... that you both think this way.

    LA Confidential for the win!
    I feel like it's my fault
    Need a hug?
    As a lifelong person in therapy, Good Will Hunting is absolute dog shit! The one redeeming quality it has is that it introduced me to the talents of Minnie Driver. Such a shame she’s just a plot element instead of a character in that film. 

     
    It also has mention of the Fisk HR in the 75 World Series.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,804
    Forrest Gump
    Fight scene is so bogus in Good Will Hunting. 
    "Hey I'm Will, we went to kindergarten together"
    Lame!

    I liked it the first time I watched it and any time/part thereafter it gets worse.
     
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,856
    Dances with Wolves
    dankind said:
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Hobbes said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Titanic is an overrated movie. There are two far superior choices in Good Will Hunting or LA Confidential. I would have voted for GWH. 


    Without a doubt.. it's a classic that holds up today. 
    It's not your fault... that you both think this way.

    LA Confidential for the win!
    I feel like it's my fault
    Need a hug?
    As a lifelong person in therapy, Good Will Hunting is absolute dog shit! The one redeeming quality it has is that it introduced me to the talents of Minnie Driver. Such a shame she’s just a plot element instead of a character in that film. 

    I do share the love for L.A. Confidential, and even though I enjoy that film much more than Titanic, I still think that the Oscars got it right that year. The latter film was a marvelous cinematic achievement; the former was a point-and-shoot run-of-the-mill noir detective story. 
    Cameron's reconstruction of the ship was indeed a marvelous cinematic achievement and he deserves all the accolades for that achievement, but the movie was not the best of the year.
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 24,706
    American Beauty
    Screw AB! 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,942
    Unforgiven
    Has unforgiven been voted off?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
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