Sunday, January 5, 2014

Oscar's Best Movie Nominations

  • Here are last year's Oscar nominees that I saw, and the ones I didn't see.  Since this year's Oscar nominees are on my 2014 list, I thought I would post last year's.
    Armour
    Argo - loved this movie; although I basically knew the outcome, I was on the seat of my chair (actually since I was home, I was just in a state of agitation, anxious to see what would happen). 3/30/13
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Django Unchained - this is definitely a Quentin Tarantino movie. Lots of gore and revisionist history.  It was okay, except for the couple of scenes that were totally over the top. The language was foul.  I would have liked it more if I felt the little things had been historically correct.  If you like Tarantino, I am sure you will enjoy this movie. 5/25/13
    Les Miserables
    Life of Pi - I enjoyed this. I have issues with the theology at the beginning, but otherwise it was good.  It was not at all what I expected and very, very entertaining. I'm not sure which story is true, but I like the one about the tiger.  5/5/13
    Lincoln - I hate to admit this, but I didn't find this movie entertaining at all.  I kept waiting for it to end.  I'm sure the acting was great.  I'm sure Civil War history buffs really enjoyed it.  If you are someone who enjoyed it, please let me know what you liked about it. 4/4/13 (Liked Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer better.  -- Did I actually say that???)
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty- I also liked this one. I didn't know anything about the controversy until after I watched it. Again, I knew the ending but found myself very anxious while watching it. 2/28/13

4 comments:

Katie said...

I need to see some of these still too. I liked Argo and silver linings playbook (although I didn't find the latter oscar worthy). I was not a fan of life of PI, or les miserables at all.

Shay said...

I saw Argo, Django Unchained and Lincoln. (Totally agree with you about Lincoln!)

Marg said...

Oops I haven't seen any of those. Looks like I need to try to get to the cinema a little more often this year!

Kate said...

I'm in the same boat as Marg, I didn't see any of these.