Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cross It Off the List


Mark and I stopped by the Redbox after dropping off his mum at the airport on Monday night. I made it a goal to see all the Oscar Best Picture nominees this year and even though we're past awards season, I did manage to watch the last one (The Fighter) on Monday night. Well, it actually stretched into Tuesday morning. What can I say? I'm a night owl. Not that anyone really cares, but here's how I'd rank them, from best to worst:

1. Toy Story 3
2. True Grit
3. The King's Speech
4. The Fighter
5. Inception
6. 127 Hours
7. Winter's Bone
8. The Social Network
9. The Black Swan
10. The Kids Are All Right

The top three are pretty interchangeable for me in terms of greatness, so I ranked them based on which movies I'd be willing to watch over and over again. Toy Story 3 is regular feature at my house and I love it every time! I'm never unhappy when Charlotte requests "Buzz Woody Choo Choo Train" (referencing the opening scene). And I told my sister the other day that if True Grit ever came on tv, I'd stop and watch it each and every time. No matter whether I caught the beginning or not. I loved it that much! Basically it's my version of You've Got Mail if you're my sister, or The Replacements if you're my father. Everyone has a go to movie, right?

I was excited to hear that The Academy has switched up their Best Picture nominations and has now made the rule that there must be at least five nominees, but there don't necessarily have to be ten. I wonder how many of the above films would have made the cut if The Academy could have just picked five. Which were your favorites? And which do you think shouldn't even have been nominated? And most importantly, what's your go to movie - the one you could watch again and again?

2 comments:

Jo said...

I didn't see them all, but out of the ones I saw, Inception would be #1 on my list, followed by The Social Network. 127 Hours was ok, but I don't think I would watch it again... and I fell asleep during "The Fighter"... two nights in a row. Toy Story 3 was really good too.

My go to movie is either The Outsiders or The Godfather (the original) *whispers* or Newsies. :-)

marie said...

Hmmmmm....I haven't seen any of those movies. :(

As for a "go to" movie....I could watch Hope Floats and Sweet Home Alabama again and again. From start to finish or any bit in between!

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