Some of you–especially round these parts–are quite excited about the big sporting event in two weeks. For me, the Oscars have always been where it’s at. I follow along, I root, I cheer.
It always helps get me through some of the shortest days of the year–knowing I have something fun to look forward to every week. Every year, I joke that my New Year’s resolution is to see as many Oscar nominated movies as possible.
This year, I’ve seen 6/10 nominees for Best Picture
*Black Swan–intense, thriller
*Inception–so glad I saw it in the theater instead of on our 11 year old tiny TV
*Kids are Allright–there’s another post. Interesting, and relatable.
*King’s Speech–my pick for Best Film, Best Actor. I big bubbly heart Colin Firth. (Have you seen A Single Man?–beautiful story and each frame is so artistic it could be a photograph)
*Winter’s Bone–riveted by the performance and the story, and how little we could imagine living in the Ozarks. L and I talked about how difficult it would be to be an outsider, especially a social services worker.
*Social Network–so interesting. Loved the movie and learned a lot.
I would like to see: *Fighter, 127 Hours, True Grit, and Toy Story 3. If possible, I would also like to see a few more of the movies nominated for Best Actor/Actress roles–Blue Valentine, Rabbit Hole, Biutiful, The Town, 33 Days, Animal Kingdom & Exit Throught the Gift Shop.
What are YOU going to be doing to not only get through, but enjoy the dark days ahead?