Saturday, February 5, 2011

Let's go to the movies...again

We're in the midst of awards season, which has me ramped up to see as many movies as I can. Here are a few I've seen in the last month.

The Social Network - This is a great flick! As someone who is an avid user of Facebook, I found it extremely interesting to get a glimpse of the personalities behind the story. Jesse Eisenberg did a fantastic job portraying Mark Zuckerburg. And there's a new British cutie that I have my eye on. Hello Andrew Garfield!

Temple Grandin - This one is based on the real life of our title character. I enjoy true stories, especially ones about people overcoming disabilities dealt to them. The story is compelling and Claire Danes proves that she is a phenomenal actress. I give this movie 4 stars!

Planes, Trains & Automobiles - I might be the only person on the planet who had never seen this classic comedy. Hubby was persistent about us watching this the other night and I'm so glad we did. Steve Martin & John Candy were a great comedic duo and any movie that can make me literally cry with laughter gets 2 thumbs up from me.

Clash of the Titans (2010) - The cast list of this movie is full of European stars, which you would hope bodes well for a good film. However, hubby says it just didn't live up to the original. I'll have to take his word for it because I never saw the original and don't plan to. The special effects were pretty cool and Sam Worthington is nice eye candy. Other than that, the film was just ok.

Inception - The cinematography was nausea-inducing. The storyline was incredibly hard to follow. And I am reminded, yet again, that Christopher Nolan is my least favorite director & writer of all time. I didn't care for this one but apparently I'm in the minority.

I'm on the hunt to see as many 2011 Best Picture Oscar nominees as I can before the ceremony on the 27th. So far, of the 10 nominees, I've seen 3. The Social Network, Inception and Toy Story 3.

What's a movie you've seen lately? Or one that you want to see? Are you an Oscar fan?


Shannon said...

"Christopher Nolan is my least favorite director & writer of all time"

That was way harsh, Tai.

I'm just going to pretend I didn't read that part. Moving on...

I also thought The Social Network was great. Of the 10 nominated films, I've only seen that one and Toy Story 3. I really want to see The King's Speech.

Jane's In The Jungle said...

I know this is a shocker...have no desire to see The Social Network....but would like to see The King's Speech, in which I am betting on an almost O sweep!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

The Kings Speech was wonderful. You must see it.

Heather said...

I sadly admit that I am not a movie buff, nor do I pay much attention to who wins what award.

Gasp, I know.

That being said, I am going to the movies today to see The Rite. You know I love a good scary flick!

Cerise said...

I love watching the Oscars...but sadly don't get out to see movies as much as I would like. I would LOVE to see The Kings Speech and I think I've seen Toy Story 3 enough times that I could recite it word for word.

CrystalChick said...

We usually watch Planes, Trains during the holiday season. Seen it many times, it's a classic.
Saw Inception, it was alright. We did enjoy Toy Story 3. Want to see The Kings Speech.
The last movie we saw at the theater was The Little Fockers. Cute. More of the same if you've seen the other two.
And on cable, I watched The Lovely Bones. Good. Sad.

rach said...

I loved that movie Temple Grandin- I've actually read up a lot on and about her and by her throughout the last 5 years and really admire her. I thought it was one of claire danes best roles. Temple is such a great role model in the autistic community! glad hollywood finally made a movie about someone worth making one on!

brainella said...

Of all these, I've only seen Clash of the Titans -- which is NOTHING like the original or the actual story of Perseus and Andromeda. Go figure. That said, I actually enjoyed it. Sam Worthington is seriously hot. Dang. :)


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