Josh and I are huge movie fans, and by huge, I mean we named our dog after a character in "The Godfather" huge. Every genre, every era, every color scheme...I just love getting lost in film.
Every year when the Oscar nominations come out, we make it our goal to see all the films nominated for Best Picture; we have done this for the last 4 years. We also figured, let's go big! We have a list of all the Best Picture nominees and winners from 1950-2012, and our goal is to see them all! From 1979-2011, there are only 3 films that we have not seen: "Tess," "Atonement" (which I have seen, Josh has not), and "Atlantic City." That's dedication!
Here are the last two movies we've seen on the big screen!
Django Unchained" about a week ago and MAN was it great! Quentin Tarantino is such a fabulous director, he's probably one of my favorites. The cast was superb (Leonardo DiCaprio at his finest, I'd say), and while it was a bit bloody and overly racist (it is about a former slave in 1858 who uprises against the people who split he and his wife apart), it will definitely be on my list of the best movies of the year...I just know it. When Christoph Waltz teams up with Tarantino, he is unstoppable, his performance completely compelling. I can't say enough good things about this film. I'd give it an 8.5/10.
Les Miserables" for a long, long time. This movie was phenomenal. I cried, I sighed, I was right there with them! It was a tad bit long, just shy of the 3 hour mark. The acting was fantastic, the songs were performed so well, and overall, I thought it got the recognition it deserved. The only thing I will say was I didn't really like the "new" song written for the movie (a bit Oscar-baity, if you ask me). In my opinion, it did the stage production justice, even though I'd like to see it again to compare! Just stellar! 9/10!
So, for this week's Off Topic Tuesday, what's the last movie you've saw in the theater? Let me know!