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Recent Award Winners

I’ve been interested in classic movies lately.  Watched In the Heat of the Night  “They call me MR. Tibbs!”  Loved it!  Watched Wall Street, not sure that it is a classic, but I felt like it was on the list of “Movies Everyone Has Seen and Gets Referenced Enough that I Should Watch It.”  (Am I the only one who has this list?)

The way I got started with this list was reading someone’s blog about the 10 Most Memorable Movie Quotes.  As I went through the list, I realized that the two movies above were the only ones I had not yet seen.  So, I can check those off my list.

I then decided to check out what Academy Award Winning Movies (Best Picture) I had seen/not seen.  (This was also prompted by my friend Mark who was shocked to find out I had never seen The Godfather.  Yes, it is now in my Netflix queue.)

The past 10 years of Best Picture are as follows

  • 2008 Slumdog Millionaire-haven’t seen it, and don’t really want to.  Just not my cup of tea, I guess.
  • 2007 No Country for Old Men – haven’t seen it.  Too violent for my taste, I think.
  • 2006 The Departed – saw it, and had to admit it was pretty good.  I’m a sucker for Matt Damon movies.
  • 2005 Crash– EXCELLENT MOVIE!  Love those movies where everyone is impacted by other characters, seemingly unrelated.
  • 2004 Million Dollar Baby – haven’t seen it, but I HATE boxing and boxing movies.  (“It’s not a boxing movie, it’s a movie about (insert life-changing moment here)”.  No, it’s a boxing movie.  Sorry.)
  • 2003 Lord of the Rings-Return of the King – Saw it.  Loved it!  Never read one of the books.   Wouldn’t have even seen the first one, if my only other option hadn’t been to stay at home and watch 12 kids while their parents went to the movie.  Yeah.  Not a tough choice there. 
  • 2002 Chicago –Haven’t seen it.  However, I saw the musical at The Fox in 1998, and so the movie’s not on the top of my “must see” list.  Not a big fan of Richard Gere or Renee Squinty-EyesZelleweger.  (I know.  I shouldn’t talk…She probably makes fun of me too.)
  • 2001  A Beautiful Mind Excellent movie.  Excellent acting.  Loved it.
  • 2000 GladiatorI haven’t seen this one either, but I have to admit that I’m going to add it to my Netflix queue.  Not a big Russell Crowe fan, but it’s probably worth it.  After all, Elizabeth Taylor’s announcement of Best Picture at the Oscars that year alone made it intriguing enough for me to want to see it!

So, what have you seen and loved?  Or what do you wish you hadn’t wasted your time on?

Comments on: "Recent Award Winners" (2)

  1. I have actually seen all of those movies, and Crash was my least favorite of them–Don’t remember why I wasn’t a huge fan–maybe because it was built up way too much. It was just, Aw’ight. Love Netflix btw.

  2. You must see Chicago! I love it and it’s one of my favorites! I saw it and i saw the stage musical and (even though i agree with you on the renee zellweger thing) it is amazing and I actually liked it over the stage musical (which is uncommon). Please give it a chance.
    ~Elyse *Candygirl* Bertani

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