Friday, January 21, 2011

130 Goals Update: Oscar Films

As I mentioned in this post, I am going to try this year to see all of the films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year; one because it is on my 130 list and two, because all of the films out right now look so good!

Now I realize they have not announced the nominees for Best Picture yet but the Golden Globes and critics' reviews are always good indications.  Based on this information, J and I went and saw two movies this week that I am sure will be nominated (and if they are not they were still great films worth seeing): The King's Speech and Black Swan.  Technically J saw three because he went with some friends for a boy's night on Sunday to see True Grit (for them it was like a Big Lebowski reunion)

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Once I have collected my thoughts on Black Swan (I just saw it last night and it made it hard for me to sleep) and The King's Speech I will be sure to share them with you all. 

Next up, True Grit (for me), The Fighter and Social Network.  I've heard some dark horses for the race include Toy Story 3, Inception and The Kids are Alright.  With ten possible nominations to be announced on January 25th, I better get crackin'!

Have you seen any good movies lately?  Any plans to see one this weekend?  

P.S.  I've added a page to the blog called Film Class with the hope of eventually filling it with film reviews and so forth.  If you are reading this with Google Reader, go on over and check it out!


  1. What a great goal ... and super fun! I'm curious to hear what you have to say about Black Swan. I haven't seen it, but I'm pretty curious. So maybe I should just see it ... but it also just seems scary! I'm definitely see True Grit soon though! Looks awesome!

  2. @ Jenn: More organized thoughts to follow but it was a bit scary, mostly disturbing. I turned my head away more times than I can count. Natalie Portman was great in it though :)


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