Thursday, February 3, 2011

Movies for 2011

It's the Awards season. The red carpet, the acid tongue of Joan Rivers... and all those frocks and botox.

It's also the time of year when movie saturation sets in. And year after year the Oscars roll around and I haven't seen the darn movies. And by the time it's all over I don't really want to.

I have had children for six years now... I blame them. (They're also behind my career collapse, the disordered state of my house and my new grey hairs. I admit that all of that might have happened without them but we humans like to lay blame and they're much shorter than me and don't read my blog.)

Now where was I? Ah yes, watching clips of the King's Speech over and over again until I'm going off Colin Firth.

I have decided it's time for another list.  2011 is the year of the list and catching up and getting current.
First the books, now the movies.

I have trawled through the last eight years or so of Oscars winners and nominees (further back and it started to feel like the special effects would be laughable and the actors so young I'd feel old) and drafted my Movies for 2011.

A warning - this is not a list for film buffs. This is a list for sad old bloggers and their partners who can just struggle down to the local DVD shop on a Saturday and then just stay up long enough to watch the movie and drink half a bottle of red. Three quarters on a big night.

The list is really for my husband. Its hould save him many precious minutes of wandering the aisles aimlessly wondering what to get. Time then to nip next door and buy the wife a slab of chocolate.

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  1. Hi from a fellow sad old blogger, great list, loved No Country for Old Men, can I also recommend The Big Lebowski IMHO the best Coen Brothers film of all time, and the one Mr PK inflicts on anyone who suggests watching a DVD........avoid There Will Be Blood at all costs, (ok call me a philistine), I dont know about blood, but there was terminal boredom and the sad knowledge I will never get that 3 hrs of my life back........!

  2. Oh no... there are many of us that have elected never to see Avatar! x

  3. Clever of you to make a list. We always say we will but never do. Word of warning regarding Avatar - it is a fantastic movie when seen in the 3D version (James Cameron's 3D is much more realistic) and is just a good movie when watched at home.

  4. I hear ya and I'm with ya! Have just booked sitter to see The King's Speech on the weekend before it goes off (although with Colin up for an O, it'll probably be on for a while). Once upon a time we went every Sunday ... sigh.

  5. I loved The Reader and The Dutchess, and Sandra really is excellent in The Blind Side...promise! :)

  6. Some fab choices there, Ann. I adored 'Closer' and actually bought it. We saw 'The Hurt Locker' last year in our only trip to the cinema - yes, it was good but I wouldn't have given it the Oscar. J x

  7. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  8. I blame my girls for many of my shortfalls too especially the grey hair. Had glimmer of social life last week in attempt to see The Kings Speech, but as Brunnel was reading the book, had to defer. Saw The Kids Are Alright instead.
    Love your movie list. I'm going to refer to it when in the DVD store also.
    P.S I might be overdoing the red wine it's hard to leave just a quarter in the bottle!


Thanks for taking the time to write, Ann x


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