Thursday, January 28, 2010


It's seems that the "Academy" has decided to change the Best Picture category to include 10 movies.  I have to be honest here...I'm just not feeling it.  Ten is popular with David Letterman and other list-aholics (like me) but I'm thinking this is a bit....excessive.

In case you have heard, here are the 10 movies nominated this year:
  • Up in the Air
  • Precious
  • Up
  • Nine
  • The Road
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Avatar
  • The Boys Are Back
  • Inglourious Bastards
  • Away We Go
Seems like a rather long list.  Didn't it make you think twice if it was right?

A positive  out of this change is that a small movie like "Away We Go" even gets the chance to be nominated.

I've seen 4 of these movies and there are two more that I would like to see..but there are also a few that I really don't want to see.  I know I should, but harsh doses of reality are not my idea of fun or entertainment.

My general rule...don't see movies that will keep me up at night.  It's not much...but I find it's a good rule to go by as I am very impressionable and easily distraught.  (Blame Virginia...I inherited this tendency from her.)

So...which of the 10 movies might you be rooting for this year? 

Me...I'm guessing I'll be rooting for Up or Away We Go at this point.  Likely, I'll be disappointed on Oscar night.


  1. I have not seen a move in FOREVER, but I would really like to see Precious, The Road (might prefer to read that actually), and probably Avatar just because. I'm sooo far out of media, I don't even know half these movies!

  2. In a few minutes, we're going to be watching The Boys Are Back, thanks to Family Video.

    I know what you mean about movies and harsh doses of reality. When the movie is over, I want to be feeling good/happy, not depressed. Real life is harsh enought, right?


  3. What, no love for The Hangover? - Doc Hollywood

  4. I have only seen one on that list - UP. That is kind of sad. hardly ever make it to the movies, unless it's a kids one.

    Loved your take on the awards!


  5. Hey..Doc GaGa, Believe it or not, The Hangover did not get a nomination for best picture. Even with a field of 10.

    Thank goodness for the Golden Globes.

  6. Hi, I saw your comment over at LissyLou's. Best you don't know about the Parky interview!
    I think your 'who would you like to play you in a movie' idea would make a great blog question. I'd want Emma Thompson.
    Of the ten movies, I've only seen UP and I thought it was a lovely film. xx