In preparation for The Academy Awards we went to see Zero Dark Thirty on Saturday. I thought the movie was very good. It is very intense and I never got board with it. It runs 2:38 minutes. This seems to be the year for some very long running movies! This movie is about the capture of Osama Bin Laden and Jessica Chastain was excellent. (Of course I loved her in The Help)
Then on Sunday morning we went to see Silver Linings Playbook. Of course with no football I can actually get Mark out of the house on the weekend. He left this morning for Brazil and won't be home until Saturday evening and hopefully without complications so he doesn't miss Super Bowl Sunday! This movie wasn't on Mark's list of movies to see but I felt he would like it after my friend The Boston Lady shared with me how much she liked it. So I twisted his arm....
Well the movie was excellent. We loved it and Mark can't stop talking about how much he enjoyed it. I am so happy it was nominated. Most likely it won't take a lot of awards because Hollywood always seems to go for the big production movies however Jennifer Lawrence did win an award at the Golden Globes for her performance in the movie. I generally will grade a movie according to if I will buy it and I will buy this movie! Can't wait to see it again..... (of course Bradley Cooper is fun to look at any day of the week)
So this week while Mark is gone I hope to push myself to get out of the house and see a few of the movies he doesn't care to see. I know that Les Miserables is one of them, Life of Pi and so is Argo. We will see Lincoln when he gets home since it's at our $5. Tuesday's theatre. I love being ready for The Academy Awards. How about you?