Sunday, January 25, 2009

Has It Really Come To This?

Here it is, Oscar season. The nominees have been announced. I like to consider myself a serious movie fan, so why is it that I have not even seen one of the Best Picture nominees this year? In fact, the last seven movies I have seen in theaters were (I kid you not): Paul Blart, Mall Cop; Beverly Hills Chihuahua; Hotel for Dogs; Bedtime Stories; Bedtime Stories (a second time); The Tale of Despereaux and Yes Man.

Oh my.

Well, according to Jeffrey Overstreet, the Oscars are a joke this year anyway. Thank God LOST is back on!

10 comments:

Meghan said...

Yes Man was funny! How was Hotel for Dogs? The boys really want to see it, would they like it?
I still want to see the Benjamin Buttons movie - did you guys see it yet?

Meghan said...

the only ones I've seen on the list are the animated ones - guess that's just the life stage right now

Randall said...

Hey, Matt! Our Senior Pastor went to see one of the Oscar nominees SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and thought it was excellent. I hope to see it. I don't know about the others, but at least it's not a total wash.

Suzie said...

well, you have seen more movies then we have!

Matt Nightingale said...

Well, yes, I have seen a lot of movies. But truly... I would do almost anything to have the 2 hours of Beverly Hills Chihuahua back.

I've one seen so many movies through the generosity of others... movie gift cards and the like. And so then we feel like we need to see family-friendly stuff. We saw Despereaux on Christmas Day as a family. That was nice. We saw Yes Man with the Andersons in Washington, and yes, it was funny. It wasn't as bad as I'm making it out to be. (Except the old lady scene. Disgusting and completely unnecessary!) The Adam Sandler movie was nice the first time. Saw it the second time at a Drive-In with the Tiens. Now THAT was fun! (I actually slept through the movie in the back of the van!) The experience more than made up for having to see Bedtime Stories again and Hotel for Dogs the first time. :) So, I'm grateful for the chance to go at all! We did have FUN seeing such awful excuses for cinema. :)

mamajoyCarol said...

Well, Matt...I remember those days of raising children, and being immersed in their lives. But you do owe it to yourself and Luanne to see "Slumdog". The big screen really enhances this experience. I also found "Grand Torino" completely worthwhile. So...don't go by those trailers for it, it is a story of learning to live and even love one another.

Meghan said...

oh, yah, the old lady scene, now that grossness is running thru my mind

Tony's 2 Cents said...

ahh..how I too miss the days of late night movie screening to our hearts' content!

elise said...

Slumdog Millionaire was amazing... Definitely worth seeing.

Matt Nightingale said...

I *did* eventually see SLUMDOG - twice. Once with Luanne and then once with Josh. We thought it was an important film for him to see... accessible yet real about the living conditions of so many on our planet.

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