Saturday, January 2, 2010
Every year at this time we begin our quest to see most of the movies which have or will be nominated for Oscars. We know it's silly; we know that a nomination doesn't make a movie better or worse, or even more likely that we'll like it, but it's what we do, and it's kind of fun. Plus, the weather is cold and dreary, and we don't feel guilty about spending time inside. So, so far this week we've seen Up in the Air (loved it), It's Complicated (liked it a lot), and we saw Avatar today. I really liked it, despite the way it was a mash up of every other James Cameron movie and Dances With Wolves, too. Or maybe I liked it because of that; it's hard to say. Either way, it was a cool, totally absorbing way to spend three hours. Ten feet tall blue folk, who woulda thunk it?