You may recall that last year Precocious Daughter and I set out to watch all nine of the films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Or eight of the nine: We mutually agreed to take a pass on the sex, drugs, and many, many uses of the F-word that was The Wolf of Wall Street. We're not prudes, but if there was any chance that I might glimpse Jonah Hill's bare bottom, I wanted no part of it.
|Not entirely enchanted with his front, for that matter.|
This year, we've already seen four of the nominated films.
Not sure if our taste in movies has improved, or if we're seeing more movies overall, or if the Oscar-bait films of the past year just happened to appeal to us, but we are way ahead of the game this time.
Here's the list, if you want to play along:
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory of Everything"
We saw Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Theory of Everything when they came out, and we saw The Imitation Game just today. I've been dying to see Whiplash (it's about a drummer, people), and both of us have been wanting to see Birdman. That leaves just American Sniper and Selma as our "medicine" movies, but honestly, if they weren't quality movies they wouldn't be on the list, so it's all good.
Anyway, reviews of all eight coming over the next few weeks. The winners will be announced on February 22 and will most likely be a live-blog event on my Facebook page and Twitter feed.
I love to watch the Oscar telecast. Oh, and Neil Patrick Harris is hosting eeeeeeeeee.