Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Movies and Me

So the final tally of Best Picture Blitz 2014 was:

Precocious Daughter and I saw six of the nine films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Actually, PDaughter watched Gravity on her Kindle on the day of the Academy Awards, so she saw seven.

It was a great experience. The movies, the time spent with PDaughter, discovering new theatres in the area that we'd never visited. Actually recognizing a bunch of the films mentioned on the Oscars! That was cool.

So today we saw The Lego Movie.

It was awesome.

I really, really loved and appreciated 12 Years a Slave and Nebraska and Philomena and American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club and Captain Phillips.

But I laughed so hard at The Lego Movie, swear to God.

Hollywood gives us all these movies, because it knows we can enjoy both thoughtful, well-crafted dramas and movies based on plastic toys.  It doesn't expect that just because I can be brought to tears of compassion by Chiwetel Ejiofor, I can't be reduced to tears of laughter by Will Ferrell.

Hollywood gets me.

Also, the next movies I want to see are an Indian rom-com called The Lunchbox and the documentary Tim's Vermeer.

Because movies, like Legos, come in all shapes and sizes and are awesome.

What's your most recent favorite, Drunkards?


  1. I don't think I've seen any Oscar winners this year. In fact, I think the last film I saw in a theater was Thor 2. So sad :(

  2. Loved About Time. It's a rom-com with time travel.

  3. My most recent favorite is Europa Report, which had such a limited release I never got to see it on the big screen. I haven't seen Gravity yet, but in a way I feel like I've already seen it. Europa Report is grim and realistic, although also is smart enough to skip over some of the thorny technical issues and focus on the characters.


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