I guess you could say we've been taking advantage of the fact that we don't have a baby yet and so our trips to the movie theater have been quite frequent- and the fact that there are so many good shows out right now to see. I have been so impressed with so many different preformances and i'm so interested to see who will take home the coveted academy awards, this year i won't be hosting a party, but i'll sure be watching! Here are the flicks we've seen recently and my two cents, for what it's worth.
Seriously Amazing. I for sure did not keep my eyes open the entire time, yes you heard right he has to cut off his arm and it's pretty graphic, but the fact that it's a true story is amazing. I can't imagine going through that- well lets be honest i would have died, but this guy, he's pretty incredible and James Franco does an outstanding job.
The Dilemma is sure to not be on any Oscar lists but it's pretty darn funny. It's def along the same movie standard as Vince's "The Breakup" - entertaining and actually somewhat thought provoking, What would you do if you saw your best friend's wife/husband cheating??
The Fighter surprised me because i thought Mark was going to be the standout star in it but Christian Bale steals the show with his amazing portrayal of the drug addicted brother. I also thought it would just be another sports movie about an underdog winning the title, but it digs quite a bit deeper than what happens in the ring. Amy Adams is fantastic as well, love her.
WHO even knew that this whole story was unfolding during the start of WWII in England?? I seriously believe Mr. Firth should win for this preformance (and he already did take home the golden globe for it), he was absaloutely capitvating, and i can't imagine how difficult it must have been to play his part. Geoffrey Rush however made the movie for Matt and I, his comic relief and fabulous character really helped to create a dynamic movie. Of all the movies we've seen i would say this is the most must see of the season.
And yesterday we made it out in the snow to see True Grit. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't near as dark and creepy as There will be blood, which i only saw parts of and hated. And what a fabulous breakout preformance by Hailee Steinfeld, she was really very good. It's a western with a happy ending, Matt and i both enjoyed it.
What are your favorites this season? any that i didn't see that i must? i know Black Swan is supposed to be amazing, but i just can't get myself to go because it looks so dark. I really want to see how do you know and no strings attached, i guess it all depends how much longer we are baby-less! :)