Before we being I am going to bring up the fact that the Oscar's are going to be on Sunday February 28th and they just announced the nominations last week. I can't wait! My goal each year is to see the nominated Best Movies. I have a few more to see......
On December 10th I went to see The Secret in Their Eyes. I thought this movie was good. I didn't know the story line other than what I saw in the trailers for it. There were some great twists and turns that I didn't expect.
"A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered."
Obviously things got busy after that with the Christmas Holiday. I didn't see this next movie until January 2nd. Mark and I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
I have to admit that I really enjoyed this movie. Loved seeing the originals back! I also liked the newest characters Finn and Rey and look forward to seeing them in future Star War movies.
"Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance."
Next up was The Big Short. This movie is about the housing bubble crash. I liked this movie and the actors were great. I was a little lost in all the financial stuff but I am really glad I saw it.
"Four denizens of the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight."
Next up is the movie Joy. The trailers actually didn't impress me that much but I did love all the stars who were in it so I knew I would see it at some point.
Then I saw Jennifer Lawrence on the Andy Cohen show and realized who the story was about. It is about Joy Mangano and I bought her mop on QVC many, many years ago. I enjoyed the movie!
"Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty."
I was able to see two movies on the 5th of January. I went to the afternoon show of Joy and then I meet Mark at Chili's for a quick bite to eat.
We went to see Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. All I can say is that we really liked it. You have to be a fan of his work because his movies are very bloody. The dialogue in this movie was excellent.
"In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters."
The next movie is The Revenant. This movie was excellent and I hope this is Leonardo DeCaprio's year for an Oscar. He already won the Golden Globe! It is not an easy watch but definitely one to see.
"A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820's fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team."