Heading out to Mom for two nights three days there. Before heading out am posting today's entry and starting out with a charming story:
It really should have been my win but I am happy to let him have the glory. Sounds like he needed a boost.
Do you like mysteries? I do:
What do you think the secret plane is doing? I'm thinking it is trying to find out how many of us use coupons. What is your guess?
Today they announced the Oscar Nominations. They changed again how many pictures can be nominated for best picture. It can be anywhere from five to ten. First it was five. Then it was ten. Now it is anywhere from five to ten. If there are only six movies in a year that are good enough for Oscar consideration then six will be nominated. This year nine were nominated. I've seen five of them. The five I have seen:
War House - to me this was the best movie of the year. About a house during World War I.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - touching movie about 9-11 with a boy searching for his father. Not enough screen time for Hanks or Bullock. To much time for the young actor discovered during Teen Week on Jeopardy, Thomas Horn.
Moneyball - True story about the Oakland Athletics winning the championship without giving players big contracts. Well acted. A little slow.
The Descendants - End of life decisions. Extremely well-acted. Moral decisions. My second favorite movie of the year.
The Help - Maids in Jackson, Mississippi during the sixties. My third favorite movie. Humorous and touching scenes.
The ones that I haven't seen but will:
The Artist - a celebration of silent movies.
The Tree Of Life - Three brothers in the 1950s with the eldest watching the loss of interest.
Hugo - magical better scene in 3D. A young orphan living in a Paris train station uncovers a mystery that jeopardizes his secretive way of life.
One I may or may not see. I am boycotting Woody Allen movies and have for a long time. I just don't think men should marry their daughters step or otherwise.
Midnight In Paris - A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business
Here is my dilemma. My goal every year is to see every movie nominated for The Oscars. I've met that goal two out of the last three years. I didn't go to 127 last year because I knew the story and didn't want to watch a man cut off his arm. My question is should I see Midnight In Paris. What is more important, my boycott of Woody Allen or leaving my goal to see all nominated movies wanting?