I'm so excited! Have you looked at the box office releases coming up? Every weekend, there seems to be yet another movie that I would love to see. December is just like that. It's when all of the awesome movies of the year are out (hello Hunger Games!) and when most of the Oscar-hopefuls begin to peak their little heads to us common folk.
It's my favorite time of year! Looking past the holiday festivities, the parties and decorations and overall cheer, the movie theater is always so much fun to frequent this time of year. It's Oscar movie season. And, for the third year in a row, I will attempt to see every movie nominated for Best Picture. (See my reviews for 2012 & 2013)
Right now, I'm doing research for Oscar hopefuls (this list is awesome) and making plans for how to fit it all in! Last year, we had to make a few trips to "the big city" -- aka Austin & Houston -- to see some films that didn't make their way to our town. Those trips are always a great time for C & I. We try to sneak in brunch when possible. And we always go to the fancy theaters serving movie-themed cocktails.
So far this year, I've already seen Gravity and 12 Years a Slave. Most critics agree those are pretty much already a lock for a Best Picture nomination. And so far, I'd have to agree. They were both amazing in their own way. I see some Best Actress/Actor nominations coming from them as well.
Here's a few movies I have on my absolute must see list...
- American Hustle
- Inside Llewyn Davis
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- Dallas Buyers Club (in theaters now)
- The Butler (being re-released in theaters)
So tell me -- What movies are you looking forward to this winter?
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