The nominations aren't yet out. According to the ever reliable Google search, they should be released on February 2nd. Since that doesn't leave much time before the actual awards are handed out to catch all the films, we try to start early with a few movies that seem like shoo-ins for Academy Award nods. So far we've seen:
Inglorious B: a fun film about the Nazi invasion of Europe. Really it's like a caricature of different cultures. Everyone is mocked. No one is spared. I might get chewed out for liking a comedy about the largest genocide in history but it's no big deal, I've been chewed out before.
Up: I watched this with the kids while Matt fell asleep on the couch. I am in love with this flick. Much like a MTV's Teen Mom, everyone should watch this. There are lessons and wisdom in both programs, but if you only have time for one I would chose Up.
Matt saw Avatar while I was in Georgia, which means I'll be going to the movies by myself to see it. I'll let you know what I think. I'm sure you are waiting on pins and needles for me to tell you how you should feel about Avatar. I won't let you down.
Tonight we watched Julie and Julia. For those of you that aren't familiar, the movie is based on a book by the title character Julie about her year of cooking through Julia Child's cookbook and then blogging about it. It's a fun flick. I would definitely recommend it. I particularly enjoyed the observations about blogging. They touch on how she becomes self-involved from writing about herself all the time (I'm sure none of us have any experience with that) and how she pines for comments and readers. I can't relate to this at all. I never give any thought to how many readers/comments I get. I don't pine for your love and approval. (Lies. All lies. I need you.)
In the end, Julie makes it big. Gets a book deal and eventually a movie is made out of said book. Don't be mad at me for giving away the ending. It's not my fault if you couldn't figure out the ending based on the premise of the movie.
Every time Matt gets wind of a blogger making it big off of their blog, he gets all starry eyed and asks me when I'm going to strike it rich so he can retire. I roll my eyes at him and point out that I don't run a very professional show over here. I'm pretty sure that most would consider it poor business practice to
Thanks in advance to the Edwards family for generously donating their family picture album for my profit. I promise I write you into my memoirs which will naturally be made into a film, in which I will be played by Megan Fox (based solely on our striking resemblance) and will win an Academy Award for Screenplay, of course.