So my foot is firmly in mouth re: any suggestion “Avatar” wouldn’t be all it could be and more. Pretty much everyone who saw it yesterday went ape shit for it, and all of a sudden I’m very excited to see it Tuesday night here in Dubai. As a result, I present you with what seems like a very good bet for this year’s best picture lineup. It’s the first time I’ve felt like I could predict this lineup with any significant confidence:
The Hurt Locker
A Serious Man
Up In The Air
Nine, A Serious Man and Inglourious Basterds are the weakest links, here… But I can’t imagine too many films that could really work up the buzz to take their places.
Also… the Cameron vs. Bigelow battle of the exes faceoff for best director seems officially on! Director is looking like Bigelow, Cameron, and Reitman for sure (a woman and two Canadians!). Beyond that it could be various folks. I’m guessing Tarantino and Daniels…