After I listed all the films I want to see to be prepared for the Oscar race, I realized there are so many more movies coming out that I want to see! Some people think I will only watch a movie if it is award winning or in any way related to the Academy Awards (you know who you are mister!). This couldn’t be any further from the truth! I truly love all movies and I am willing to watch anything that peaks my interests. Now we all know with the holiday season in full swing, a huge wave of new movies will be hitting the theatres. Here is a list of some movies and the release dates I’m looking forward to seeing over my holiday break! (some of these may also be on my Oscar watch list)
- The Descendants (R)
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (PG-13)
- A Dangerous Method (R)
- Arthur Christmas (PG)
- Hugo (PG)
- The Muppets (PG)
- My Week With Marilyn (R)
- The Artist (PG-13)
- Shame (NC-17)
- I Melt With You (R)
- New Year’s Eve (PG-13)
- The Sitter (R)
- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (R)
- We Need to Talk about Kevin (R)
- Young Adult (R)
- Carnage (R)
- Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (PG-13)
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Not Yet Rated)
- Albert Nobbs (R)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)
- We Bought a Zoo (Not Yet Rated)
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Not Yet Rated)
- War Horse (PG-13)
- The Iron Lady (PG-13)
- Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)
- Underworld Awakening (R)
Let me know what you think if you see any of these winter movies! Always love to hear what you think of them!
It’s that time of year again! And no I’m not talking about the holidays. I’m talking about the start of the Oscar race!
Now some of you are probably thinking it’s only November. Why would anyone being thinking about the Academy Awards when the ceremony isn’t until February 26th? Well, just like Christmas, I get a little overly excited and I jump the gun on trying to predict who will be nominated and then win. Starting in about mid-December, it will be a little clearer on who and what film will have leads over others but right now the field is wide open!
With most, if not all, the major film festivals done for the year, the standout movies are already known even if they haven’t already been seen by the masses. To be honest, it makes my life a whole heck of a lot easier now that I already know which movies that even have a remote possibility of a nomination. There still might be a lot of films to be seen but think of all the movies viewed at the festivals throughout the year. Having them already narrowed down is a huge life (and time) saver!
Last year, I decided that I was tired of watching the Academy Awards and not know anything about the movies that were nominated. I couldn’t have my own opinion on anything! It was pretty frustrating. So I made a goal that I would watch every movie that was nominated for Best Picture and any other film I could fit that had an actor/actress nominated for an award. By the time the ceremony aired, I definitely reached my goal. I successfully saw all the Best Picture nominees and all the films that had nominated performances! For the first time, I was completely prepared to watch the Academy Awards! (And in case you need updating on last years awards, catch up here!) Again, this year, I have the same goal. Since I didn’t make the decision to do this as late as last year, I feel like I can take my time watching all these (hopefully amazing) movies.
I’ve slowly gotten started watching but between school and the simple fact that most of the movies are not available to the public yet have made it a little harder to watch as much as I’d like. But I have compiled a list of the movies that I want/need to see to be prepared for the Oscars this year. Now these are not all the movies I want to see. These are just movies (as of right now) that are front runners for a nomination.
- The Artist
- The Descendants
- War Horse
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
- The Help
- The Ides of March
- Midnight in Paris
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
- J. Edgar
- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
- The Tree of Life
- Young Adult
- We Bought A Zoo
- Albert Nobbs
- The Iron Lady
- We Need to Talk About Kevin
- My Week With Marilyn
- Martha Marcy May Marlene
- Like Crazy
- A Dangerous Method
Okay. That definitely seems like a lot of movies. And honestly, it is. However, in the next coming months, some of these will probably drop out as front runners and the categories will narrow. If you are thinking about trying to watch these but don’t want to waste your time on some movies that have a good chance of not getting a nomination, I’d suggest looking at the first 6 or 7 movies in the list above and then go from there. Hopefully, I’ll get my reviews of these movies on here quickly after I watch them. Let me know if you watch any and your opinion on them! I’d love to hear from you!