Friday, November 7, 2008

It's Supposed to Be Oscar Season, Right?

Then where exactly are all of the Oscar contenders? How can it be November 7th and I'm deciding between seeing Role Models or High School Musical 3: Senior Year (for the third time!) this weekend? I don't live in a huge city so I'm not expecting to get something like I've Loved You So Long or Rachel Getting Married (although that would be nice) but come on, Hollywood. I know you're not exactly predictable or especially kind to people like me (you know, people who like serious films) but I'm dying here. Last year at this time, I was going to see Michael Clayton, Eastern Promises, Into the Wild and American Gangster and while none of them completely knocked me out, they were serious films made for grown-ups. Do you want to know the best grown-up film in my area? Changeling, and I'm really dreading seeing that since I'm not particularly fond of Clint Eastwood or Angelina Jolie (and I've heard it's not even that good anyways). On the plus side, I guess this means more time for playing catch up with movies from earlier this year that I missed. Yay?


Kayleigh said...

I love Angelina so I'll be seeing The Changeling. Empire Magazine gave it 5 stars which isn't an easily given honour. I also want to see Waltz With Bashir. As for Oscar frontrunners, I am in the Wall-E Bandwagon!

J.D. said...

Ugh, I know, right? Besides Changeling, like, the only serious Oscar movies are still very much in limited release or far off in the future STILL. *grumbles*

Wait, Into the Wild was made for grown-ups?

Michael Parsons said...

Changeling is one of those odd films. People either LOVE it or respond with a very loud MEH.

Will have to wait to see it and judge for myself.

So far my favourite films of the year are all genre. 'Wall-E', 'The Dark Knight' and 'Cloverfield'

Strange days