Thursday, January 25, 2007

movies I have to see in the next month

My family always gets together for the Academy Awards every year and of course we also have a betting pool and for the last few years I’ve come in second or third and I’m tired of getting so close without getting the gold, so this year I’ve decided I want to be as informed as possible, which means that by the night of the show, I’m making it my business to have seen every film that’s nominated for more than one award, as well as every film that’s nominated for Best Picture, Director, all four of the acting categories, and both of the writing categories. Which means I have to have seen all of the following films by February 25th:

Apocalypto (3 nominations), Babel (7 nominations), Blood Diamond (5 nominations), Borat (1 nomination, screenplay), Cars (2 nominations), Children of Men (3 nominations), The Departed (5 nominations), The Devil Wears Prada (2 nominations) Dreamgirls (8 nominations), Flags of Our Fathers (2 nominations), Half Nelson (1 nomination, actor), Happy Feet (1 nomination, animated), An Inconvenient Truth (2 nominations), Last King of Scotland (1 nomination, actor), Letters from Iwo Jima (4 nominations), Little Children (3 nominations), Little Miss Sunshine (4 nominations), Monster House (1 nomination, animated), Notes on a Scandal (4 nominations), Pan’s Labrynth (6 nominations), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (4 nominations), The Prestige (2 nominations), Pursuit of Happyness (1 nomination, actor), The Queen (6 nominations), United 93 (2 nominations), Venus (1 nomination, actor), Volver (1 nomination, actress).

I’ve already seen the movies in bold. I’m going to be spending a lot of time at the movies next month.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

first, yo.
lindsay

Erik said...

this was a really boring post.

Erik said...

lindsay, third yo.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to see any of these movies in Los Angeles?

Eleanor

Erik said...

Eleanor:

Some of them I'll watch on the telly because I have dvd screeners. But I'm sure I'll see some of 'em in LA. Are you going to be in LA soon???

Anonymous said...

You know who else spent a lot of time at the movies? Ralphie. The movie theatre was his favorite place to eat his gobstoppers, the old-timey ones with only one color and flavor. He would review the movies based solely on whether or not he enjoyed his gobstopper du jour, or whether he choked a little or a lot (one time the usher had to slap him on the back a couple of times to help with the obstruction. He gave that movie a 1 star out of 10 because he kind of liked the usher and the slapping wasn't too bad).

True Story.

Eleanor said...

Los Angeles this weekend. I'll hand over what you want if you go to a movie with me (except really just kidding because I'm giving it to you either way since I have been sufficiently shamed, but just pretend).

TheDarkerUma said...

on grey's, is that who i think it is??!!

if so...FUCK YEAH!

TheDarkerUma said...

ARGHHH!!!!

THIS IS TOO MUCH....

too much...

michal, help me out here!

Erik said...

SO GOOD!

Erik said...

And yes, that WAS Sandra Oh.

TheDarkerUma said...

i loved her on sideways and had no idea she was on a prime time show. Good for her!!!!!

Erik said...

She's actually been on the show for awhile! It's crazy that you never noticed! She's wonderful.

Eleanor said...

Is Uma being sarcastic? Because not only is Sandra Oh on the show, her character is modeled after Uma!

Erik said...

Since posting this post, I've seen Blood Diamond (loved it, Djimon should win for supporting) and Notes on a Scandal (trashy and brilliant, and Dame Judi should win best actress, hands down).

Erik said...

Oh, and El, Uma knows that Sandra Oh's character is based on her, that schtick about her not knowing it was Sandra Oh was a little inside joke thingimibob.