I love movies. There was a time in my life when I not only had heard of every Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, I had actually seen most of them. The kids are getting older now, and I’m determined to get that movie-buff groove back. On a whim, I decided that 2011 would be my year. My goal was to see every Best Picture nominee from the year. I’m here to review for you the ones that I have seen to date.
Three things you should know about me:
1) I embarrass easily. I prefer movies with no potty mouth and little to no skin, and certainly no dirty parts. And graphic violence makes me hide under the blanket. Movies about nuns or puppies tend to get a thumbs up for me. A movie about nuns with puppies are sheer bliss.
2) I do not read the blurb on movies or books. I don’t like spoilers.
3) There may be spoilers in this post. Please proceed with caution.
And now, without further ado, a review of the Oscar nominees my husband and I have seen so far.
Toy Story III - We’ve seen all the others. Aww. Andy’s all grown up! Wait! Mom, you moron! You just threw out Buzz and the gang! What’s wrong with you? OPEN THE BAG before you take it to the trash! Sorry. I got carried away. Okay, cute bear! No, wait! Evil bear! Psychological warfare! Are they going to melt and die? Can toys die? Where are my dollies? I need to get them out of storage and tell them I love them forever and always.
The King’s Speech- Beautiful story, wonderfully acted. It always makes me feel good to see Bellatrix LeStrange being nice to people. I wonder if the Dark Lord told her to. Standing ovation. That was great!
Inception – Whoa. What just happened? Wait. It’s happening again. Is it real? Am I real? Good, fun stuff. Popcorn was a little too salty.
The Social Network - Mark Zuckerberg is a real turd and Facebook is trying to take over the world. And then we watched the movie.
The Kids Are Alright - Hmm. Interesting. No, wait! Did you have to do that? Ugh, no! My eyes! MY EYES! What are they doing? No, really. I don’t get it. Make up your mind! Him or her? And put your clothes back on! The kids may be alright, but one of their moms is kind of messed up.
We still have a few on our list that we haven’t seen, but I’m not sure I’m going to.
127 Hours seems too long for me.
True Grit is a cowboy movie, and I’ve already seen one of those. Woody nearly got killed.
Winter’s Bone sounds a little violent. Or dirty. Or cold.
Black Swan is next on the list. I think it’s about ballerinas, so it can’t be bad, right?