Tag: best picture

Academy Awards Movie Madness- Captain Phillips

"Argh! Ahoy there me hearties!" - Captain Feathersword, The Wiggles. Not to be confused with Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, an Academy Awards Best Picture nominee. Captain Phillips takes us back to 2009 and the Somali pirate hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, a United States cargo ship off the coast of Africa. My three word review: Exciting. … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness- Captain Phillips

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Academy Awards Movie Madness- Nebraska

As always, we open with an irrelevantly relevant comment . . .  Yesterday was Lincoln's birthday and a day off for me. Yay! Lincoln's birthday is one of the better holidays since everyone else in the country is at school or work. I used my "free day" to go to the movies to see Nebraska, an … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness- Nebraska

Academy Awards Movie Madness- Dallas Buyers Club

It's that time of year again-- awards season! Each year I try to see each of the Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees. Last year I managed to see six out of nine of the nominees and blogged about them. Feel free to check out last year's posts if you are procrastinating or bored. They are … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness- Dallas Buyers Club

Academy Awards Movie Madness-Amour, a Guest Post by Anita

Hi everyone! I didn't make it to see "Amour" in the theater, but my friend Anita graciously agreed to write it up for you. Her thoughts are below. It's her first blog post ever, so I'm sure she'd appreciate your comments.  As always, thanks for reading! Amour is not a movie for everyone. It is … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness-Amour, a Guest Post by Anita

Academy Awards Movie Madness- Beasts of the Southern Wild

"Beasts of the Who?" I thought, as I listened to the Best Picture Nominees being announced on the radio. Maybe it's a documentary about animals? During a recent day at home, I noticed that Beasts was the only Best Picture nominee On Demand, so I figured what the heck? I'll give it a try. I … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness- Beasts of the Southern Wild

Academy Awards Movie Madness- Les Miserables [Spoiler Alert!]

Every year when the Oscar nominations are revealed, I make a concerted effort to see all of the Best Picture nominees prior to the awards show. A few years back when there were only five movies in the category, this was simple. Now that there can be up to ten, I partake in a sort … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness- Les Miserables [Spoiler Alert!]