Happy Oscar Nomination Day!!! **
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I wasn't sure how I would feel about ten movies being nominated this year as that is ten movies I need to see before the awards show. And by need, I do realize these are arbitrary rules that me and my friends made up before watching the Oscars. It's our Superbowl. We have lots of fun with it.
List of nominated Pictures:
Avatar - Visually stunning, plotwise it was okay. It was enjoyable and didn't feel three hours long, but it was pretty predictable within the storyline.
The Blind Side - must see
District 9 - Creepy, interesting parallels to the place it was set in, very good
An Education - must see
The Hurt Locker - must see
Inglourious Basterds - must see (i'm a bad Quentin fan as I still haven't seen this)
Precious - Loved it. Pretty damn depressing. It does make you think about life and what you might take for granted on a daily basis. the acting was phenomenal.
A Serious Man - must see
Up - must see
Up In The Air - Really good. I loved George Clooney in this movie. I loved the characters, even when they horrified me or did things I just couldn't fathom. I love how it doesn't all work out in the end and you're left like the protagonist trying to figure things out.
I have favorites in other categories already, but I'm not ready to commit to anything. And you never know with the Oscar voters who might come out with a win. I'm still recovering from Roberto Benigni winning over Edward Norton for American History X and his whole "make love to the audience" spiel. ::shudders::
My new non-health related goal: To see the 2010 oscar nominated films
**Happy Groundhog's Day to those who rather celebrate that.