Each year when the nominations for the Academy Awards come out I feel that I need to have seen all the movies to truly appreciate the award show. I'm not like this with other award shows, so not sure where this came from or where it started, but it's just something I like to do. To be honest, since having kids my movie watching days are slightly below average. Actually let's make that very below average. I love going to the movies and when Aaron and I were dating we did movies a lot. Now, when we have a date night it's hard for me to justify a movie because you don't actually talk in the movies, but every once in a while my desire for fried pickles from Alamo Drafthouse outweighs my desire to have normal adult conversations with my husband.
So, when the list of movies came out I was a little disappointed that out of all the movies for best picture I have seen a whopping grand total of ONE of them. Out of 9 of the best movies in the past year I've only seen one. Not a good percentage for someone who enjoys a great movie. If I waste my time and money on a bad movie I'm literally mad. The last movie that Aaron and I went to, no lie, we both fell stone-cold-asleep about 45 minutes into it. It was opening weekend so the place was packed. We got our tickets early, stood in line and were seated w/ plenty of time to get in our order of friend pickles and a nice cold beverage. The movie started, we consumed our food and then both of us started counting sheep. Hilarious. That is my problem people. I fall asleep in movies.
So, when the list came out I pulled up the handy Netflix account and started adding movies. The first one I'm gonna watch is MONEYBALL, and then down the list. Some of them are still in the theatres, so hopefully I can get to the movies once or twice before the awards show. I might try a matinee, because then I'll only pay $7 for a ticket instead of $12 – good gravy!
HUGO – MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – MONEYBALL – THE TREE OF LIFE – WAR HORSE – THE ARTIST – THE DESCENDANTS – EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE – THE HELP
So, what movies have you seen? What's the best? Which ones should I FOR SURE see before the show?
the help! it was fantastic! Extremely Loud& Incredibly Close just came out, I want to see that next
The HELP is actually the only one I’ve seen! Loved it and loved the book. I’m actually boycotting seeing Extremely Loud until I read the book, which won’t be any time soon, but I really like to read books first! Watching MONEYBALL right now. 🙂
I love baseball & grew up watching it, so I loved Moneyball. But I feel like you have to know/enjoy baseball to really like it. Loved The Descendants, but it’s definitely not a “feel good” movie. I also am working to see as many more as I can before the show! The Artist & Hugo will prob be next because I feel like they are going to win the most, and I want to know what the fuss is all about.
Lindsey – I watched Moneyball last night and really enjoyed it. I love baseball too.
I haven’t seen HUGO, but Aaron took the boys and they loved it. He said it was one of the best movies he’s ever seen! They also read the book, which he recommends as well! I want to see the others too, especially the Artist. how can a silent movie be that good?!?!
I’ve seen Midnight in Paris, The Help, and Extremely Loud… Of those 3, The Help was the best – almost as good as the book. Midnight in Paris was quirky and cute. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was Extremely SAD and Incredibly TEAR JERKING, but the acting was amazing!!!! Have fun!
wow amy you’ve seen a lot. i’m very impressed and quite jealous!!! ;0