Weekend Open Thread

January 12, 2013

It’s the weekend, y’all!

Let’s talk Oscars and movie awards season in general.

I have seen three Best Picture nominees so far: Zero Dark Thirty, Argo and Silver Linings Playbook. I will make it a point to see Lincoln and Les Miz before the Oscars, and possibly Django Unchained.

I’m shocked that Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck didn’t get nominated for Best Director. So their movies were Best Picture contenders, but I guess the films… just directed themselves? I thoroughly enjoyed both films, they had me on the edge of my seat. Gripping storytelling, stellar acting. I thought Silver Linings Playbook was sweet and I adored Jennifer Lawrence’s performance especially.

Last night DH and I watched a movie that wasn’t nominated but that we thoroughly enjoyed: This Is 40. I laughed out loud and cringed in recognition and rooted for them. The weird part were the eerie similarities between the couple in the movie and DH and me: from the cycling hobby to the beer they drank to the Sprinkles cupcakes they scarf to the weekend away in Laguna Beach. The 8-year-old daughter character even bore a certain resemblance to our DD, especially in her demeanor. Thankfully, we like each other much more than the couple in the movie like each other, but it was still very fun to watch. Melissa McCarthy’s outtakes during the end credits were almost worth the price of admission on their own.

Which movies have you watched lately? Which would you like to watch? Which would you tell people not to waste their money on? Who will be watching the Golden Globes tomorrow night (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting, HOLLA!).

What else is on your mind? Chat away!