25 January, 2009

Get ready for the Red Carpet!

With Oscar night approaching on February 22nd I just went through the list of all the nominations and am a little sad to say, that I have only seen 4 movies on that list so far: Wall-E, The Dark Knight, Tropic Thunder and Iron Man - not the greatest movies of the season, but my excuse is that I have teenage kids *lol*! I'm hoping that our movie theatre will play all the nominated movies and I can go watch them in the weeks prior to this event!

My list of movies I'd like to see:
  1. The Visitor (I liked Richard Jenkins in Six Feet Under and am happy to see him again!)
  2. Milk (anything diverse is for me!)
  3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (alright, this one got a lot of buzz and I don't mind Bratt Pitt either :)
  4. The Wrestler (just to see how fucked up Mickey Rourke looks now)
  5. Doubt (Meryl Streep as a mean and bitchy nun - fantastic!)
  6. Revolutionary Road (Kate any day!)
  7. Rachel getting married (Anne Hathaway not in roll I would expect from her, maybe?!)
  8. The Reader (exciting to see what they made out of this story line!)
  9. Ricky Cristina Barcelona (come on, Woody Allen AND Penelope!! How exciting is THAT!)
  10. Slumdog Millionaire (oh, the buzz it got... and then some hated it and some loved it)
Some German movies made it as well:
  1. The Baader Meinhof Complex (Foreign Language Film: about the RAF, a German terrorist group in the 60s/70s)
  2. Spielzeugland (Shortfilm: In 1942, a German boy believes that his Jewish neighbors are going to Toyland.)
  3. Auf der Strecke (Shortfilm: A department store security guard who is drawn to one of his co-workers makes a fateful decision.)
If I could get a hold of the German movies, that would be SO awesome!

1 comment:

  1. I am in the same boat...also want to see these movies but have not had the chance yet...I hear so much about them, especially on Howard Stern, but he talks about seeing Kate naked in her film and how fucked up Mickey Rourke looks now and how is never going to be able to be in another movie looking like that...lol and I guess the Reader is about a woman and a 14 year old having a love affair...they all sound exciting on sooo many levels!