I know everyone and their mother is going to be recapping the Golden Globes today, letting the internet know which dresses they loved and which ones were just plain bad. But because other people can do that so much better than I can, instead I want to tell you what I was doing while the Golden Globes were on.
Matt and I really don't go to the movies all that often, which is a CRYING SHAME because in College Station, movies are only $4 a ticket. I managed to miss all the movies that were nominated for anything. So I spent the evening with my Netflix page open, adding movie after movie to my queue in the hopes that someday I'll get around to seeing all of them. Most of them were current nominations, but some were ones I missed wayyy before this year.
When they did that tribute to Woody Allen for having like a billion (okay 74) movies out in the last 40 years and he won whatever award that was, they showed a whole bunch of clips from a bunch of Woody Allen movies, and I realized that I have not seen a single one of them in my entire life. So Annie Hall had to go on the list, because it seems like that was one of the more iconic movies of his career. I also added Take the Money and Run, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona was already on there.
The Wolf of Wall Street
I also added this one to my reading list, because the previews were so compelling and books are always better than the movies based on them. But then I got a text message from my sister, and this was her review of the movie: "Well, it was three hours long for one. It never seemed to end. And there was a TON of drug use and vivid prostitution. It was good, just way too long. I think it's worth it if you're prepared to sit for three hours. But they really didn't hold back. They show like everything. [Matteo, Rachel's boyfriend] says it will be worth watching on Netflix. Or Redbox. Lol So you can pause and stuff."
Plus I found out via the Golden Globes that it boasts 500+ F-words in three hours. I'm kind of amazed they were able to string together a preview at all. But I still kind of want to see it.
Dallas Buyers Club
Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won awards for Dallas Buyers Club, and I really want to see it. I've heard amazing things about it. (I told Matt that Mr. All Right All Right All Right won, and he was like, "The guy from Fool's Gold??" Yes. The guy from Fool's Gold. Worst movie ever.) And while I normally don't like movies about illnesses that kill you, this seems like it comes from a different angle than the usual ones.
I had not even heard of a LOT of the nominated movies last night, so for no particular reason other than they looked interesting, I also added Enough Said (which from the description actually sounds kind of cheesy Lifetime), American Hustle (duh, JLaw is my BFF), Frozen (HOW DID I MISS THIS MOVIE?), Her (a unique movie idea in Hollywood?! It's a miracle!) and Labor Day (which I didn't realize was even nominated until like an hour in, but they played the preview about 6000 times during the broadcast). Obviously, Behind the Candelabra was already on the list, because ... um. I don't have a good reason. Sequins?
Have you seen any of the movies that were nominated? How often do you go to the movies?
(all images from IMDB)