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How many of the Best Picture Oscar nominees — “Avatar,” “The Blind Side,” District 9,” “An Education,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Precious,” “A Serious Man,” “Up” and “Up in the Air” — have you seen?

Response Percent Votes
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28% 710
1
 
20% 512
2
 
17% 431
3
 
13% 325
4
 
8% 203
5
 
5% 137
6
 
1% 48
7
 
1% 40
10
 
1% 32
8
 
0% 16
9
 
0% 11
Total 2465

Comments

jking 4 years, 1 month ago

Not that you really have to go to the theters.

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jking 4 years, 1 month ago

I don't really like to go to the dirty thetrers. And they charge to much.

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jking 4 years, 1 month ago

I don't really like to go to the dirty thetrers. And they charge to much.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

avatar didn't deserve to win anything other than what it did (cinematrography and some kind of special FX category). the story was super predictable and contrived.

i loved district 9 but knew it wasn't going to win anything. i am glad it was nominated in several categories tho.

okay, so i saw avatar, district 9, basterds and precious. i liked them all but liked district 9 best and precious would be my 2nd fave. basterds could've been much better. i did like dude who won best supporting actor tho. he was good.

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John Hampton 4 years, 1 month ago

I tire of critics that blast a movie, book, narrative, whatever, for lack of original story.

Guess what? There are only so many stories applicable to the human condition. Here is a discussion on just this topic.

http://fiction-plots-pacing.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_seven_basic_plots

So get over yourself as an up and coming Roger Ebert... you're just not, well, very original.

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mr_right_wing 4 years, 1 month ago

It's been over 10 years since I set foot in a movie theater. It became way to expensive then, and I can't even imagine how outrageous it is now. I'm patient...I have no problem waiting until I can watch online or get the dvd.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

and, no bulls**t, i accurately predicted ALL of the winners in the acting categories, best director and best picture. wish i would've had money on them!

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CreatureComforts 4 years, 1 month ago

I haven't seen a movie in Lawrence in about 4 years...I take all of my business to Olathe, OP or KCK. I vote with my dollars...I'd love to see the Lawrence theater go the way of the dodo bird.

That being said, I have seen 7 of the 10. Missed out on An Education, A Serious Man and Blind Side. I'll rent them...I guess.

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BigPrune 4 years, 1 month ago

I'm with notjustyoureverydayaveragetrol, the Lawrence movie theater sucks - no leg room at all. No wonder people drive to KC metro to do things and Lawrence loses tax dollars. The last 10 movies I've been to have been in Olathe at one of their nice AMC Theaters. I cannot believe the building inspector, or fire marshal for that matter, approved the theater we have on south Iowa Street. With 8" of leg room in some of the rows, what would one do if there was a fire, scream for help, I'm stuck?

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none2 4 years, 1 month ago

I saw District 9 on Blu-ray. At first I thought it was kind of boring, but as it progressed I got more involved with watching it. I don't care for the reality TV/documentary approach they took to the filming, but I assume that such filming is something younger audiences appreciate. An older friend told me that the continual camera motion made him dizzy.

I haven't seen Avatar yet; but I'm sure I will some day. I was also surprised that 2012 didn't get nominated for special effects. I would have loved to have seen that movie in an iMAX format.

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BABBOY 4 years, 1 month ago

thebcman is up at 3:46 in the morning crying about not being able to handle going to a movie theater. Now, who is the retard?

Saw UP. Liked it. Saw District 9. Thought it was ok but thought the concept was better then the actual movie which was lame. I am sure bcman loved it...........

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thebcman 4 years, 1 month ago

Haven't been to a movie theater since the last Lord of the Rings movie came out. The general public is a rude, obnoxious, selfish bastard. Too much talking, texting, and general rude behavior. I would rather wait for the DVD, where I can at least hear the dialogue and not have to listen to the retarded, yes i said retarded behavior of the general public.

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maxcrabb 4 years, 1 month ago

"Up" had one of the greatest opening sequences in film history. Every single person I've spoken to who has seen the first 10 minutes admitted they cried. Virtually no dialogue, completely computer animated, with more soul and emotion than the last three 'Best Picture' winners combined.

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Steve Jacob 4 years, 1 month ago

Saw Avatar, 9, Bastards, and Locker. Avatar was mind blowing in 3D, but not the greatest plot, but Steven Lang was a great bad guy. 9 had good writing, Bastards was a crowd pleaser with Waltz stealing the movie from Brad Pitt, and I loved Jeremy Runnier in Hurt Locker. I am proud to be ahead of the curve and was one of the few who saw it on the big screen.

And the theater here stinks. I see all of my movies and AMC 20 or 30.

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grammaddy 4 years, 1 month ago

I've seen 3, "Up", "Precious", and "Avatar".A friend had bootleg copies of 2 of them and I took the grands to the movies to see the other.

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TrooGrit 4 years, 1 month ago

movies are way out of line. Of course, only having ONE DAMN THEATRE chain here in Lawrence, COULD have something to do with that. I agree with frwent, I used to LOVE going to the theatre, but frankly, they've taken the joy out of that.

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svnelson87 4 years, 1 month ago

I'm obsessed with the Oscars. I try and see all best picture nominees before Oscar night. And this year, I saw all 10! It's always so much fun.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 4 years, 1 month ago

gsxr600---It proves that the level of intelligence in Lawrence and among LJW readers is higher that usual, and that perhaps some of the readers have a brain and are not entertained by the low calibre and nit-wit productions from the Republic of Southern California.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 4 years, 1 month ago

I have not seen any theatre movies in over 5 years. They are too damned expensive, the concessions are a rip-off, and the content ot today's movies is so lousey as to be below evaluation.

To wit in short, Hollywood sucks. Period.

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Graczyk 4 years, 1 month ago

Up sucked. District 9 was a neat story, but I did not think it was one of the year's best films. But then again, most of the entries seems pretty weak. I

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notjustyoureverydayaveragetrol 4 years, 1 month ago

I saw about half of them, however, I saw zero here in lawrence because I am unfortunately over 5'2" which is about the maximum height you can be to watch a movie here.

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notjustyoureverydayaveragetrol 4 years, 1 month ago

I saw about half of them, however, I saw zero here in lawrence because I am unfortunately over 5'2" which is about the maximum height you can be to watch a movie here.

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morroray 4 years, 1 month ago

Rented "Hurt Locker" from On Demand. Excellent IRAQ war story. On the edge of my seat most of the time.

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tange 4 years, 1 month ago

I've seen them all. Years ago.

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gsxr600 4 years, 1 month ago

And 0 takes the cake. Goes to prove, ljworld commentors are an anti-social bunch that live under the rocks by day, and only come out at night to get milk.

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jumpin_catfish 4 years, 1 month ago

hey yankeevet, you do know that Dudley Doright is Canadian.

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jumpin_catfish 4 years, 1 month ago

Avatar was groundbreaking but Inglourious Basterds desired no awards but I did like the gratuitous violence.

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overthemoon 4 years, 1 month ago

I saw 'up' and I can not believe it is up for an Oscar. Sentimental weak story.

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yankeevet 4 years, 1 month ago

Saw Blind Side once...............and saw Avatar twice.........the second time was better while having a bourbon and coke................lol

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denak 4 years, 1 month ago

I've only seen "UP" but I am going to see "The Blind Side" at the Union tonight.

Cletus, you might want to check out the movies shown at the Kansas Union. They are 2-3 dollars and open to the public. So far, this year they have shown Up, Precious, Inglorious Basterds, New Moon, The Blind Side, Avatar (in 2 weeks), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and next week, The Princess and the Frog. Why spend $9 dollars when you can see it for $3 dollars, $2 if you are a student or have a coupon.

Dena

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cletus26 4 years, 1 month ago

i've only seen 2; "up" and "precious". the movies is expensive and to try and see them all would have made me count and spend too many pennies. so im waiting on the redbox!!

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