I think this year's Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture has had a wonderful selection, but unfortunately not everyone agrees with the choices. Some complained that Avatar
was unoriginal, Inglorious Basterds
too talky, and so on and so forth. Most spill members downright hated some of the selections on the list. Well I think the proper solution to this would to combine the nominations together and you not only get better selections but better films as well. Check this out:
In the future, a group of Jewish-American soldiers from earth known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture.While the Basterds begins to bond, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the Basterds to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.
THE BLIND EDUCATION
Jenny ( Carey Mulligan) a very bright girl on the cusp of her 17th birthday, finds herself in a whirlwind romance with the much older David ( Peter Sarsgaard). Prior to meeting him, Jenny was working hard at secondary school to ensure getting to Oxford University. When she sees the lifestyle David can provide, one she never imagined could be hers, she's hooked and thoughts of Oxford are forgotten. Then, when things are looking pretty good for Jenny with the dashing ( yet a little too smooth) David, the truth hits her like a ton of bricks. Jenny goes from being a bright eyed school girl and a sophisticated young lady, all the way back to questioning if she really knows who she is at all. She is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help her fulfill her potential. At the same time, Jenny’s presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own.
A DISTRICT 9 MAN
A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Tony Award nominee Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolff) is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job.
While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Also, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appears over his house and take refuge, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. in a militarized ghetto called District 9. a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. . Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. He is also exposed to a strange alien chemical by the Prawns. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man?
THE PRECIOUS LOCKER
Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life as she is part of an elite Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team that tactfully navigates the streets of present-day Iraq, she faces the constant threat of death from incoming bombs, sharp-shooting snipers, and her mother. In Baghdad, roadside bombs are a common danger. The Army is working to make the city a safer place for Americans and Iraqis, so when it comes to dismantling IEDs (improvised explosive devices) the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) crew is always on their game. But protecting the public isn't easy when there's no room for error, and every second spent dismantling a bomb is another second spent flirting with death. Now, fearless Precious as a bomb technician take on the most dangerous job in Baghdad, it's only a matter of time before she is sent to "the hurt locker.
UP, UP IN THE AIR
A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to a Lost Land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died. Carl remembers the promise he made to her. Ryan Bingham's job is to fire people from theirs. The anguish, hostility, and despair of his "clients" has left him falsely compassionate, living out of a suitcase, and loving every second of it. When his boss hires arrogant young Natalie, she develops a method of video conferencing that will allow termination without ever leaving the office - essentially threatening the existence Ryan so cherishes. Determined to show the naive girl the error of her logic, Ryan takes her to Carl’s house and the house fly away. However they have a stowaway aboard. An 8 year old boy named Russell, whose trying to get an assisting the elderly badge. Together, they embark in an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin.
Hopefully next time, The Academy will be wise to this idea:)