Race to the Oscars, Part 1 of Several
February 3, 2012 | TV/movie addiction
I’m making headway this year. Thankfully there’s one fewer movie to see before the Oscars…which, can I do worse than last year’s goal by JUST finishing the 10th movie earlier this week from LAST year’s Oscars? Whatever. Who reads this blog, Scorcese? Negatory. But some other REALLY IMPORTANT people do, like you.
Yes, I’m talkin’ about you.
BUT LOOK! Mr. Squirrel and I have seen THREE… and, like last year, I’m ranking them as we see them, so I hope this makes sense.
1. “Moneyball” — I’m surprised that I liked this movie so much, and I’m not a big Brad Pitt fan. I also don’t enjoy baseball that much, but what I do love? Statistics. So, there ya go. I liked the movie, and I’m not sure why exactly I like it more than “the Help” — maybe I wouldn’t if I hadn’t read “the Help” already, which made it less surprising and appalling — I’d already felt those emotions. Jonah Hill was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Moneyball,” and if he wins, I will effing crap my drawers and yell at the tv (the yelling is rather common, the crapping not so much). His performance was fine, but worthy of a nomination? Dude. No.
2. “The Help” — I’d read the book. The movie did a great job following the book. I thought Viola Davis rocked the vote, and I’m so glad Jessica Chastain received a nominated as the awful, Hilly. She was fantastically awful. UPDATE: Thanks to Britt for knocking me on the head with a brick of DUH that Jessica Chastain played “Celia” and NOT “Hilly.” Ergo, Bryce Howard got screwed out of a nomination, and Jessica Chastain was good, but well, if she wins the Oscar, I’ll lose that bet.
3. “Hugo” — You may remember my thoughts on this movie. Art Direction, cinematography and director awards would be well-deserved, but that doesn’t add up to a Best Picture.
Still to come…
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
“Midnight in Paris”
“The Tree of Life”
Your thoughts? Have you been able to see any of the ones I’ve seen — do you agree with my opinions? Have you seen the others? My dad’s take on “War Horse?” He told me not to waste my money and that he could have written better dialogue. He did not, however, crap his pants.