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.
127 Hours made it clear to me that if I were ever in a similar situation... I'd be dead.
James Franco stuck in a cliff for over an hour does not make for as boring a film as you might think.
That one scene though. You know the one I mean. Nope nope nope nope nope Nope NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.
really good, but a little boring
Statutory Warning: NOT for the faint of heart.
James Franco outshines himself in this rather gruesome account of an adventurer who, during his hiking trip to the canyons of Utah, gets himself stuck "between a rock and a hard place". And neither did he inform anyone of his expedition, nor did he bring his Swiss knife along with him. Oops.
Most of the film deals with one location and one actor, James Franco. There's a carefree prologue in which Ralston and a couple of young woman hikers have a swim in an underwater cavern. From that, things spiral down to a rather unpleasant ordeal of Ralston having to cut his right forearm off to escape. Even from such harrowing beginnings,…
How do you make an engrossing film with essentially one character that remains static for most of the narrative? No easy task. Danny Boyle succeeds doing just that and makes 127 Hours a funny, frightening, intense and ultimately touching experience. Visually, the film is endlessly creative, with a strong performance from James Franco whose unflinching depiction of perseverance deserves an Oscar nomination. By the film’s end I felt stunned, moved and exhilarated---and best of all, grateful for the gift of life.
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As far as I'm concerned, everything from when Ralston acts out that he's in a talk show to the end is absolutely flawless and basically euphoric. The whole "this rock" scene is practically a religious experience to me.
As we near the kickoff to Oscar season, I figured it would be appropriate for the site to have a…