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10-25-2012, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by KallioWeHardlyKnewYe View Post
Yeah, I'm probably being too dismissive of Life of Pi. Haven't read the book, only seen the trailers. At this point in the game, with so much still unseen, I'm just looking at types of movies that typically appeal to the Academy (The Avengers that ain't).

So what will be the inevitable mediocre movie that does make the best picture cut?
I enjoyed Argo, but it is a pretty mediocre front runner at the moment. Wasn't a fan of either Moonrise Kingdom or Beasts of the Southern Wild, either; though they are better than mediocre, I guess. Anna Karenina got savaged at TIFF. Hyde Park on Hudson, which also got clobbered, might make the cut in a year that seems to be wrapping itself in American flags. Those two would seem to qualify as mediocre in the unlikely chance one of them is anointed.

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