The Oscar nominations were announced earlier this week. Is it sad to admit the only movies I've seen were in the Best Animation category? I want to see several of them...I just can't seem to find the time to get to the theater. I'm so behind on my movie watching.
Every year I promise myself that I'm going to watch all of the best picture nominees before the ceremony. I don't think I've managed it a single time. Since they've upped it to 10 nominees I think my chances of succeeding at that goal have dropped dramatically.
I do want to see The King's Speech. I've heard it's fantastic from several people. Black Swan interests me just because it looks like one of those movies that will bend my mind...and I've always like Natalie Portman. Not to mention ballet. I haven't seen Social Network. I know, blasphemy. I mean, I'm on Facebook, but I'm not sure I really care about the history of it. Everyone's told me the story is actually very good. I can't get over the fact that it's a movie about very intelligent, nerdy college students. I'm well past that stage in life so it doesn't really interest me.
Inception looked interesting. I've even rented it a couple times...haven't managed to watch it though. I'm not a western fan but I've heard the little girl in True Grit is amazing. Not sure I can get over the dusty background and cowboy hats. 127 hours looks gut wrenching. I cried when I heard about the real story behind this movie. I'm not sure I could take a couple hours of it on the big screen. Toy Story 3 was playing in the same room while I worked...does that count? The other movies I haven't really heard of so can't form an opinion, although I do know that Winter's Bone is adapted from a book.
Have you seen any of the Oscar nominees? Did you like them? Any I should bend over backwards to see?
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