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Let's hear some of your movie hot takes.

 

I will start with one, The Princess Bride is not very good. Just watched it for the first time and don't see why so many love it. Maybe had I watched it 20 years ago it would be something I'd appreciate more. I'd take Never Ending Story and several others over this one.

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Let's hear some of your movie hot takes.

 

I will start with one, The Princess Bride is not very good. Just watched it for the first time and don't see why so many love it. Maybe had I watched it 20 years ago it would be something I'd appreciate more. I'd take Never Ending Story and several others over this one.

Princess Bride is a horrible movie.

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There have been less than 5 really good movies since 2000 that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The Academy simply views movie differently than the majority of people do. Most people want to be entertained by a movie. The Academy doesn’t use that same criteria.

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A few boring or average movies that won Best Picture Oscars and shouldn’t even been nominated:

 

How Green Was My Valley (1941, beat out Citizen Kane).

 

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952, beat out High Noon).

 

Around the World in 80 Days (1956, beat out The Ten Commandments).

 

Chariots of Fire (1981, beat out Raiders of the Lost Ark).

 

Gandhi (1982, beat out E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

 

The English Patient (1996, beat out Fargo).

 

Shakespeare in Love (1999, beat out Saving Private Ryan).

 

Moonlight (2016, beat out a host of better movies, namely La La Land).

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Blazing Saddles is the most overrated movie of all time.

I don’t know if I would go that far. I mean I like Blazing Saddles. It’s funny at times, but basically every time I watch it now I just think about what the reaction would be if someone tried to make that movie in 2020.

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There have been less than 5 really good movies since 2000 that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

 

I would say 7

 

2000 - Gladiator

2001 - A Beautiful Mind

2003 - Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

2004 - Million Dollar Baby

2005 - Crash

2006 - The Departed

2007 - No Country for Old Men

 

Everything since was mediocre at best.

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There have been less than 5 really good movies since 2000 that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

 

I'd say six of them were really good:

Gladiator - 2000

Crash - 2005

The Departed - 2006

No Country For Old Men - 2007

The Hurt Locker - 2009

The King's Speech - 2010

 

 

Nominated and didn't win but were "Best Picture - Worthy":

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 2000

Traffic - 2000

Atonement - 2007

There Will Be Blood - 2007

Zero Dark Thirty - 2012

1917 - 2019

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I'd say six of them were really good:

Gladiator - 2000

Crash - 2005

The Departed - 2006

No Country For Old Men - 2007

The Hurt Locker - 2009

The King's Speech - 2010

 

 

Nominated and didn't win but were "Best Picture - Worthy":

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 2000

Traffic - 2000

Atonement - 2007

There Will Be Blood - 2007

Zero Dark Thirty - 2012

1917 - 2019

 

I really liked both, but I would have picked Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon over Gladiator.

 

Also, I really think my vote for No Country For Old Men vs. There Will Be Blood would have come down to a coin toss.

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