Poll: Oscar Picks: Most likely Best Picture winner?
A poll by pbn
Results of 17,167 votes:
12 Years a Slave (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
American Hustle (2013)
Captain Phillips (2013)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Lone Survivor (2013)
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
August: Osage County (2013)
Case Study for a Psychologist
You're a psychology student and have to write a case study. Which of these mentally afflicted characters (all Oscar nominated or winning performances) would you choose as subject for your paper? May contain SPOILERS as the mental state of some of the characters is only revealed in the course of the film, or at the end. Discuss here.
AMPAS Hollywood Costume Exhibit
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS - the people who bring us the Oscars) currently has an exhibit of more than 150 Hollywood costumes showing from October 2, 2014 through March 2, 2015. Of these iconic costumes from the exhibit, which would you most like to add to your movie memorabilia collection? Discuss the list here Special shout-out to the red dress from Pretty Woman (1990) and Marilyn Vance, who designed it. The dress is part of the exhibition but there's no photo in IMDb...
What starts with "F" and best defines Thanksgiving for you?
Which of these 10 words starting with "F" best defines Thanksgiving for you? And Happy Thanksgiving! Discuss here
Meryl Streep: Golden Globe Champion
The Cecil B. DeMille Award is an honorary Golden Globe Award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" Meryl Streep was the 64th recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award. With 8 wins and 31 nominations, Meryl Streep is the most decorated actor of the Golden Globe Awards, which are held by Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) (She has more wins and nominations than any actor, male or female.) In which Film, Miniseries or Television Film does Meryl Streep give her best Golden Globe nominated performance? Discuss here
Upcoming Cumberbatch project that excites you most?
Cumberbatch. Benedict Cumberbatch.
Actor Mark Wahlberg and actor/director/writer Peter Berg have made three very well-received action films together, and they have a trilogy currently in pre-production. Which of their collaborations have you most enjoyed? Discuss the list here
Your Favorite Survival Film Since 2000?
Which of these survival films since 2000 is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
The Sooner State Movies
The Sooner State is the official nickname of Oklahoma. The unassigned lands of the Oklahoma Territory were opened up to settler claims on April 22, 1889. Thousands of people were in line on the border waiting for the signal to be given so they could race into the territory to claim a stake of land. Some people went in early to stake claims and they became known as "Sooners." The early legal settlers of Oklahoma Territory held a very low opinion of sooners. That began to change by 1908 when the University of Oklahoma adopted the name for its football team. By the 1920s the term no longer carried a negative connotation, and Oklahomans adopted the nickname as a badge of pride and progressivism (source: statesymbolsusa.org). Oklahoma became the 46th state of the United States of America in 1907. These movies have a connection with Oklahoma. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Oklahoma? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
Run-Off: With What Family Would You Least Like to Spend the Holidays?
New Year's Eve, Christmas, Milad un Nabi, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Winter Solstice, New Year's Day: Whatever you celebrate, spending holidays with families that sometimes drive you crazy is universal. With which of these families would you least like to celebrate the holidays? Commiserate here This is a run-off of a three-part poll. The top vote-getters (by percentage) of each poll are below. See part one here. See part two here. See part three here.
Top Ten Anticipated Films at Toronto
Whether they've already debuted at Venice, Telluride or Harvey Weinstein's movie grotto (face it, he must have one) these are the films that have to be seen at Toronto to consider your attendance a success. The tragedy is the screenings can sometimes be scheduled at the same time (don't ask us why) so sometimes seeing them all is not possible...but here's the list. One of the great things about Toronto, however, is the UN-Anticipated films, which are the surprises that often end up making the entire festival worthwhile. by Keith Simanton
Celebrating Julia Roberts' 50th Birthday
Julia Roberts originally wanted to be a veterinarian. When her brother, Eric Roberts, achieved some success in Hollywood, Julia decided to try acting. At the age of 20, she made her first big screen appearance in the film Satisfaction (1988). Only 2 years later she became known to worldwide audiences when she starred in Pretty Woman (1990). After her breakthrough she was the highest-paid actress in the world throughout most of the 1990s and in the first half of the 2000s. In celebration of Julia Roberts' 50th birthday (October 28th), which movie featuring Julia Roberts is your favorite? You may discuss the poll here
Women's Day: Oscar-Nominated Mother-and-Daughter Roles
In celebration of Women's Day, which of these Oscar-nominated mother-and-daughter duos is your favorite (role and performance-wise)? Discuss here
Best Film Adaptations Written by the Author (Part 2)
This is a list of film adaptations written by the author of the original source material. Which one is your favorite? Discuss Here!!! Note: No adaptations of visual media allowed, ruling out adaptations of short films and television shows as well as remakes or reboots. See Part I!
Remembering Sam Shepard
Acclaimed actor, playwright and director Sam Shepard has passed away due to complications from ALS. While probably best known for his role as Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff, Shepard was a talented playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "Buried Child" and was nominated for two others. He also won 10 Obie (Off-Broadway) Awards, winning every one he was nominated for and he was companion to Jessica Lange for 27 years, producing two children and five film projects together. Which of Shepard's most well-known roles will you remember him for? Discuss the list here * Titles must have a rating of at least 6.5 stars and 2,500 votes
Broadway to Hollywood Stage Play Adaptations
Broadway is where the musical reigns supreme. Regardless, non-musical stage plays still find a niche and can become just as big when they make the move to Hollywood. Which big non-musical movie adaptation became even bigger when it flipped coasts? Which non-musical movie based on a successful Broadway stage play became the best Hollywood movie adaptation? * Broadway or Off-Broadway Discuss the topic here.
Most Anticipated Film: Fall 2013 Edition
Which film are you most looking forward to seeing during the remainder of 2013? Discuss here.
I was born in the month of...
In which month were you born? Discuss the list here
Actress Eden Sher of The Middle recently published her book, titled The Emotionary. It is "a dictionary of words that don't exist for feelings that do." Which of these words Eden included in her book would you be most likely to use? Discuss the list here
The Best 2010s War Movie
War is hell and these films from the 2010s showed us exactly why. The following films either took place during wartime, showed us ways in which the war affected others or immersed us directly into the horrors on the battlefield. Which of these 2010s War movies will you most likely remember? 2000s <<< Vote Other Decades >>> 1950s After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
With What Family Would You LEAST Like to Spend the Holidays?
Vote here Thanksgiving, Christmas, Milad un Nabi, Chanukah, Kwanzaa: Whatever you celebrate, spending holidays with families that sometimes drive you crazy is universal. With which of these families would you least like to celebrate the holidays? Vote in Part 2 of Poll here Vote in Part 3 here Commiserate here