Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I am embarrassed to say I forgot that the Oscar nominees were announced today. I was sitting at dinner and asked my family what movie I should write about tonight.
"How about the Oscars?" My husband asked.
"Well, when they announce the nominees I will."
"Uh, they did, this morning."
I should turn in my movie card. That is terrible. I also have only seen one of the best picture nominees. This is also terrible. I am having surgery on February 6th. I am working almost non-stop until then so there is no way I will see any more of them.
Most of these came out around the holidays. I have intended to go the last two weeks to the movies but then my husband made delicious large breakfasts on both Sundays which sent me into a afternoon long nap.
But I also blame Hollywood. There are several that I don't really care about. I will watch "Moneyball" since it is already on DVD. I saw "The Help" which was amazing. But other than that, none of the other nominees made me want to run to theater. A big breakfast and a nap sounded better.
So here are my thoughts on the Best Picture Nominees.
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES:
Meh? A silent movie. May be fantastic, just don't really care.
This is actually the movie I almost went to. I like Alexander Payne, especially "Election" and George Clooney is a favorite. Maybe on my day off, but "One For The Money" starts this weekend too. I don't know.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Can't watch Tom Hanks die. I am too emotional right now.
Saw it. Loved it. Want this cast to make a movie together every year.
Sorry Marty. Just no interest.
Midnight in Paris
Sorry Woody. No desire here either.
Don't worry Brad, I can watch this during my recovery. Does anyone have a DVD I can borrow?
The Tree of Life
Terence Malick, I watched the "Thin Red Line". I have a theory that if a critic can't understand a movie they declare it brilliant. Not going to do it.
Sorry Steven, I can't invest in a war movie or a horse movie. It may be brilliant, but I'm not in the mood.
In the past I have watched movies merely for their nominee status. There are are some I have been pleasantly surprised by. There are others I have suffered through. It does make the Oscars more interesting to watch. I hope to get a couple of movies in, but we'll see. Still no driving need.
But I will be watching Oscar night, with snacks. After all Billy Crystal is hosting.
* Yes, I managed to slip in two Brad Pitt photos. You are welcome.