Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
There is no force more powerful than the will to live.
127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?
Let me begin by stating a couple of personal opinions in that I considered 127 Hours to be the best film of the year when it was released in 2010 (I still do); and after re-watching it now for about the third time I am willing to go as far as to say it is the most inspirational film I have ever seen. When one thinks of a inspirational film, most of the time its sports movies. For some damn reason people get all flabbergasted to see some great athlete overcome some sort of adversity whether it be recovering from a gruesome injury, being an underdog or winning a championship. Other inspirational films could be political films for some select…
Who knew that watching James Franco stuck to a rock for 90 minutes could not only be so interesting but so amazing?
Danny Boyle is an hyperactive boy. He may give in to the mainstream audience's sensibilities, but he had the respectable talent of transforming a harrowing survival story - and therefore an authentic horror account - into an inspiring survival drama utilizing the always amazing work of A.R. Rahman, contrasting styles and throwing a thought-provoking reflection in the process regarding how much we value every single element in our lives, from family to anecdotes and our basic human needs for surviving. With Aronofsky editing, Terry Gilliam angles for shits and kicks, and an Abel-Gance-like splitting of the screen into three parts, we have a proper true story and an interesting character analysis for the purpose of dramatization thanks to its visual…
The film chronicles the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco), a recklessly arrogant mountain climber whose arm gets crushed under a boulder during a trip through Utah canyon country. With no one coming to save him, he must decide whether he will die or fight for survival.
The logline and description may not sound like much, but 127 Hours delivers one of the most riveting and incredibly emotional experiences I have had in a theatre in some time. I was unsure Boyle and his crew could top their Oscar-winning work in Slumdog Millionaire, but this film improves upon it in every way possible. Because of all the talk about "the scene", the majority of people will know how the…
I like Danny Boyle. I feel his films always bring something to the table most directors just don't seem to bring. Here, he is in amazing form as he has taken it upon him to tell a story mainly set in one location of which we already know the outcome. And still, it is tense, exciting and moving.
The screenplay is a thing of beauty, filled to the brim with creativity and respect for its source. This film is perfectly paced, which allows you as a viewer to share that small crevice James Franco is stuck in, you're right there beside him and that makes for a very engaging experience. It would have been easy to have this film be…
How can you not like this film?
It's a true story and one hella of an event where this guy could have died.
One in a million chances for this to happen to anyone and this guy was the one.
Thank goodness he had a few things to keep him going and one item for him to escape (no Spoiler intended) or I don't think we would have heard about his story, let alone seeing this film.
Everyone kept talking about The Rock but I didn't see Dwayne Johnson in this ;)
What really helps the entire film is Franco's performance and Danny B's fast pace directing.
The Blu Ray picture is absolutely stunning with glorious colour and it's just worth watching this for the views.
A great solid film which still deserves to be pushed high in the Top Tens.
Had Colin Firth not won for best actor, James Franco should have for this movie.
I watched this on my laptop in the halls of my school, But I had to fast forward through the arm cutting off scene, because there were weak human beings around me. I still have yet to see that scene :(
Awesome cinematography, it was a real shame it didn't win an Oscar.
Essentially a movie with mostly James Franco in it more than usual. The movie feels like a documentary because Franco made it look that way. It turned out way better than expected as I thought it would be total dramatic movie.
A thrilling and unforgettable film, with a fantastic performance by Franco.
Behind "Slumdog Millionaire," this is probably one of Danny Boyle's best as well, thanks to a gut-wrenching storyline and a fantastic performance from James Franco. For Boyle to wring this much drama out of a story set in one location is remarkable.
As much as this film has discouraged me from ever hiking again, it does an amazing job as a feel-good kind of movie. Yes - this movie about a man trapped in a canyon, drinking his own pee and cutting his arm off with a cheap, dull pocket knife made me bubble over with happiness.
Given, I was not jumping for joy as I watched this guy hallucinate, contemplate his entire existence, and go through every other kind of suffering both physical and emotional, but the last ten minutes will really get you going about making the most of your life, blah blah blah.
I don't usually take note of editing and that sort of thing, but it was hard…
Franco does a good job and so does director Danny Boyle, but this is a story that -- while interesting -- doesn't quite carry a 90 minute movie. Although intense at first, it eventually starts to get monotonous. Read full review.
I expected this film to be much longer..
Lame.. I can do better. Retry
Time was on his hands. Or rather, hand..
No, no, wait.. lemme try
Guess he was on a tight schedule..
Man this is hard to make cracks about
why does this almost make me tear up
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