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Sunday, February 24, 2013

It's that time of the year.......

Yes, again it's that time of the year...... it's the time for the Oscars!

And from the long list of nominees, here are the films doing the rounds (in one or multiple categories, including the contenders for acting) that I have had the privilege of watching:
Life of Pi 
Zero Dark Thirty 
Silver Linings Playbook 
Beasts of the Southern Wild 
Django Unchained 
Les Misérables 
The Sessions 
The Impossible
Mirror Mirror
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Moonrise Kingdom

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LoverBoy said...

Grand win for 'Argo'!!!!
And super-liked that 'Life of Pi' has bagged 4 Oscars, and 'Les Miserables' 3!

mehul said...

I have seen all the films listed here, yeaaaaaah...... and am happy for the wins this year, I had predicted that Ang Lee would be winning though most had thought it'd be Steven Spielberg with the Best Director award. Glad that 'Argo' won the Oscar for Best Picture, although I must say that 'Lincoln', 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'Amour' and 'Life of Pi' are all favorite films of mine.

Siddhu said...

Wow! You have seen a whole lot of films this time. I have seen the ones which had theatrical release here and I particularly like 'Brave'; happy that it has won.

Raghav said...

Watched the show. In entirety, at the rpt slot.
Hey, do write about your favorites from the ones listed, plz..... and tell us if you liked the Academy's choices for the winners this yr!

Neeraj said...

I would have loved to see 'Moonrise Kingdom' find favor with the Academy honchos...... I really loved the film, didn't you?

Eric said...

I liked all the films. But loved 'Django Unchained', ;Life of Pi', 'Brave', 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'Moonrise Kingdom', and 'Amour' - each widely different from the other!!!!

Joy said...

My picks, as recommended Oscar season viewing:
'Silver Linings Playbook'
'Moonrise Kingdom'
'Life of Pi'
'The Impossible'
'Zero Dark Thirty'
'The Master'

And I was saddened that Nicole Kidman did not get a nomination for 'The Paperboy'. I liked that film.

Imran said...

I loved Les Miserables - the musical - a lot. I know the songs could have been better, as many had said, but I would make a special mention for Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway doing a great job by putting their heart and soul into the songs.

Prince J. said...

OMG! You have seen all these films?


I loved 'Argo', 'Ted', 'Life of Pi', 'Les Miserables' and 'Anna Karenina'.

inder said...

Finally, saw them all! Have to say that MOONRISE KINGDOM captured my heart, totally, as did LIFE OF PI and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. I also found BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD to be very interesting, different from the usual favorites and winners.

Mohit Kumar said...

As Gollum would have said!
It's a precious listing, thanks, need to keep up.

ranjann said...

I won't say that the films in contention at the Oscars this year were too good to boast about, but half a dozen of them managed to intrigue me indeed. I would give preference to films like 'Beasts of the Southern Wild', 'The Master', 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'Flight', and 'Lincoln', for diverse qualities though.

Miimzo said...

I wonder why films like 'Frankenweenie', 'Amour', 'Moonrise Kingdom' and 'Anna Karenina' did not release in theaters here in Kolkata....... a real shame that I could not watch them on the big screen. I feel sorry for my fellow citizens who missed out on the opportunity despite these movies have created not only the Oscar buzz but were also treats that were fit to be experienced by all cinebuffs.

ankit said...

Missing from the list:
The Avengers, ParaNorman, Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Hitchcock!
All of them I had liked much!

Anindo Sen said...

Thanks everybody for the comments. Glad to know about your favorites as well.

I am sorry, ankit, I could not include The Avengers because it had just slipped from my mind, having seen it quite early, long before the Oscar buzz was generated.
I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it - as it had fulfilled the criteria of its very genre rather successfully.
Would soon write about many of the other films that I have been seeing lately and I hope to see all the other films from the Oscars listing of yours by then, ankit.

Kunaal said...