Friday, February 15, 2008

Oscar Movies So Far 

Juno - Loved it, The Girl loved it

Michael Clayton - I liked it, The Girl found it confusing. We both thought it took quite a while to get going, and neither of us really got too invested in the story.

Atonement - I thought it was okay. The Girl called it a snoozer, although she didn't actually fall asleep. The story was fine, the acting was fine, the cinematography was quite lovely and had lots of artsy angles, but overall it was just sort of flat.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age - I really enjoyed it, but The Girl fell asleep. She just really hates period pieces and grand histories.

Across the Universe - Fabulous on both counts

Once - We actually stopped the DVD after about 45 minutes as we just couldn't take it anymore.

Norbit - Yes, I actually watched this. From my hotel room in Sioux City. The makeup was terrific, which is what it's nominated for. It was actually a silly, fun movie.

Charlie Wilson's War - We both enjoyed it, but The Girl found it hard to follow

Ratatouille - Whee!

Sicko - The Girl enjoyed it, I got sucked in against my will. Michael Moore annoys me, things are skewed, but overall you just can't argue with some of it.

Bourne Ultimatum - We had a Bourne marathon, as we knew we wouldn't be able to follow it without refreshers on the first two. Fun.

3:10 to Yuma - We both enjoyed it. If you are watching it on DVD, I hope you have a good surround sound system for the train rumblings.

Bottom line thus far - Juno is the favorite for us both.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 5:25 PM