Each year when the nominations for the Academy Awards come out I feel that I need to have seen all the movies to truly appreciate the award show.  I’m not like this with other award shows, so not sure where this came from or where it started, but it’s just something I like to do.  To be honest, since having kids my movie watching days are slightly below average.  Actually let’s make that very below average.  I love going to the movies and when Aaron and I were dating we did movies a lot.  Now, when we have a date night it’s hard for me to justify a movie because you don’t actually talk in the movies, but every once in a while my desire for fried pickles from Alamo Drafthouse outweighs my desire to have normal adult conversations with my husband.

So, when the list of movies came out I was a little disappointed that out of all the movies for best picture I have seen a whopping grand total of ONE of them.  Out of 9 of the best movies in the past year I’ve only seen one.  Not a good percentage for someone who enjoys a great movie.  If I waste my time and money on a bad movie I’m literally mad.  The last movie that Aaron and I went to, no lie, we both fell stone-cold-asleep about 45 minutes into it.  It was opening weekend so the place was packed.  We got our tickets early, stood in line and were seated w/ plenty of time to get in our order of friend pickles and a nice cold beverage.  The movie started, we consumed our food and then both of us started counting sheep.  Hilarious.  That is my problem people.  I fall asleep in movies.

So, when the list came out I pulled up the handy Netflix account and started adding movies.  The first one I’m gonna watch is MONEYBALL, and then down the list.  Some of them are still in the theatres, so hopefully I can get to the movies once or twice before the awards show.  I might try a matinee, because then I’ll only pay $7 for a ticket instead of $12 – good gravy!

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES

BEST PICTURE

HUGO – MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – MONEYBALL – THE TREE OF LIFE – WAR HORSE – THE ARTIST – THE DESCENDANTS – EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE – THE HELP

 

So, what movies have you seen?  What’s the best?  Which ones should I FOR SURE see before the show?

 

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