September 3, 2014 at 9:14 pm #160564
Samuel L. “I have had it with these muthaf-cking snakes on this muthaf-cking plane” Jackson was voted Best in Show in our Pulp Fiction poll.
For this poll, we take a look at the third and final installment of the Batman trilogy, which imho was unfairly snubbed, with a stunning cast who turned in great performances (minus an Oscar winner’s death scene). So…who was the best in show??
You have 2 days.
Also, note I think I’ll stop after #15, just so these polls aren’t interfering with any upcoming news or festival reactions/discussions. Unless, of course, things are really slow…
Best in Show #1: Meryl Streep – August Osage County
Best in Show #2: Mark Wahlberg – I Heart Huckabees
Best in Show #3: Sandra Bullock – Crash
Best in Show #4: Kim Basinger – L.A. Confidential
Best in Show #5: Jack Lemmon – Glengarry Glen Ross
Best in Show #6: Amy Adams – American Hustle
Best in Show #7: Hugh Jackman – Prisoners
Best in Show #8: Peter Finch – Network
Best in Show #9: Toni Collette – Little Miss Sunshine
Best in Show #10: Julianne Moore – Boogie Nights
Best in Show #11: Mark Ruffalo – The Avengers
Best in Show #12: Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp FictionSeptember 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm #160566
This is my least favorite of the trilogy, which I find unfortunate to say, as it was one of my more anticipated films of 2012. That said, I love Anne Hathaway’s performance as Selina Kyle. She really makes that character come alive in a way that I wasn’t expecting. Would have loved for Tom Hardy to get my vote, but I think the film does him a slight disservice in the end. My second might actually be Michael Caine, who gets only a few scenes spread throughout, but is heartbreaking in all of them. Third is probably Bale.September 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm #160567
Hathaway. I loved Hardy, I loved Bale, and really liked Caine, Oldman and Gordon-Levitt too. But Hathaway stole the film for me. I preferred her performance here over her Oscar winning turn in ‘Les Mis’.September 3, 2014 at 9:31 pm #160568
Same. Anne, Tom, and Michael, with Christian fourth. I thought JGL was good as well. Everyone, actually.
I was disappointed that Hardy was wearing that horrible mask covering up his gorgeous face. Damned that bugged me. I also think Cotillard’s death scene is hilarious.
Also my least favorite of the three, but I enjoyed it all the same, nuclear bomb and all.
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Philip K Dick Blade RunnerSeptember 3, 2014 at 9:38 pm #160569
The plot holes were ridiculously gaping, but this is my favourite of the trilogy. I loved the scale of it.
Anne Hathaway is normally worst in show, so she gets my vote.September 3, 2014 at 9:56 pm #160570
lol I loved it. I thought it was an excellent conclusion to the trilogy and literally ended with a bang. I’m going to sound like a fanboy, but like, the plot hole argument is such a lazy criticism. Were there plot holes? sure but they’re so nonessential to the actual story that it doesn’t really matter. I thoroughly enjoyed it (even Cotillard’s “death” scene lmfao, a comic book movie as bleak as this need some comic relief). I also love the fact that people under rate it because now I can be the lone contrarian hehehehe 😀
Anne Hathway steals this for me, and showed what a talented performer she is. From the moment her ‘Selina Kyle’ takes form, I couldn’t look away everytime she’s on screen. 100 million bajillion times better than her Fantine? Hells yes. So I’ll just pretend she won for this film instead.
Michael Caine comes with a close second. Good lord, he had quite a few emotional scenes and they were pretty effective.September 3, 2014 at 9:59 pm #160571
I also have to agree that Tom Hardy was wasted. His Bane really was menacing and he did everything he could (especially that VOICE for the ages), but that mask was not good.September 3, 2014 at 10:22 pm #160572
I thought Michael Caine gave the strongest performance. Without Eckhart or Ledger, he really stole the show. I thought Hathaway, Oldman, Levitt, Bale, and Cotillard were great as well. I actually liked Tom Hardy in this I loved that voice and look. I also loved the 2 great cameosSeptember 3, 2014 at 11:12 pm #160573
I thought Michael Caine gave the strongest performance. Without Eckhart or Ledger, he really stole the show. I thought Hathaway, Oldman, Levitt, Bale, and Cotillard were great as well. I actually liked Tom Hardy in this I loved that voice and look. I also loved the 2 great cameos
Not sure which two you mean but for me, seeing Tom Conti was a highlight.
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Philip K Dick Blade RunnerSeptember 4, 2014 at 2:23 am #160574
I LOVE this movie. Saw it twice on the theaters. I’d usually go with Tom Hardy because I’m his biggest fanboy (duh look at my username) or JGL but Anne Hathaway was completely outstanding. I went to the movie thinking “no one could ever come close to Michelle Pfeiffer’s work as Catwoman” but oh boy did Anne prove me wrong. Absolutely love her.September 4, 2014 at 3:08 am #160575This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.September 4, 2014 at 3:28 am #160576This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.September 4, 2014 at 4:21 am #160577
I pick Bale, because Batman himself needs to win at awards sometimes.
I also think that Cotillard’s death scene is so awkward and unnatural, but as her usual self, of course, she is flawless-looking in this movieSeptember 4, 2014 at 4:24 am #160578
JGL with Bale a close second
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