Sunday, February 15, 2009

Oscar Movie Update

I saw a few more Oscar movies this week:

Rachel Getting Married

Anne Hathaway is nominated for best actress for this movie and I think it's a shame it didn't get a best picture nomination.

The movie is the story of Anne's character's sister (Rachel) getting married. It also happens to be same weekend that Rachel gets out of a 9 month stint in rehab. I won't reveal why she's there as it comes out gradually over the course of the movie. The last half of the movie is the wedding itself and it appears to be shot like a real wedding. There is all kinds of footage shot on handhelds and it's hard to tell who is acting or who isn't. I kept thinking it was a real wedding being filmed. Definently worth watching.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Brad Pitt is too good looking. And so is Kate Blanchett. Those two together are also way more good looking than any couple should. This movie will most likely win for best make-up - hands down.

I had a hard time getting into the movie because I felt it had so much Brad Pitt in it. The architecture.... the clothes... the motorbikes... That said, definently a great watch and highly recommended.

Up Next

Next up for me is going to be Doubt and The Reader.

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