The 1o movies nominated for the “Best Picture” award are:
Avatar - I have had no desire to see this except I think I should since it may very well win and my family loved it.
*The Blind Side - I saw this one (see prior blog in November) - loved it!
District 9 - no desire.
An Education - will see soon but not in time for Oscars.
*The Hurt Locker - saw this last week - couldn't take my eyes off of it.
Inglourious Basterds - will see this.
Precious - I really want to see but don't know if I can.
*A Serious Man - saw this last month and thought I was sitting down to watch A Single Man; for those of you who have seen both, you will immediately recognize how ridiculous that is!
*UP - I saw this - delightful.
*UP in the Air - I saw this - great writing here (not bad scenery either).
So, I have seen 5 out of the 10 Best Picture Nominees (the ones with the *). Given that until this year only 5 films were nominated, I feel like I have seen enough to weigh in. Going out on a limb here for The Hurt Locker but I have to say that if there was a category for Best Feel Good Movie, I would go with The Blind Side (close second would be UP). Now, when actually does Avatar win, I have a built in excuse that I did not see it yet. And, that is why I am not a movie critic.
I plan to enjoy the Red Carpet and also look forward to seeing the hosting duo, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Here is a link to all the nominations.
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