I was looking at this list of Oscar nominees yesterday, and it occurred to me that I haven't seen (almost) any of the movies. People told me before the baby but goddamn if it isn't true - once you have a child you can forget about ever going to the movies. But that sad fact wasn't the biggest self-revelation I had. The fact is, before the baby arrived I would try to see at least all of the best movie nominees before the awards. It usually made the show more fun to watch and more importantly talk about at work the next day. But looking at the list I realized that not only had I seen only a couple of the movies, this is the first year in a while that I just don't give a crap.
Anyway, here's my 2005 Academy Award breakdown by movie and where/how I saw it, and if I did or would like to see it. I'm going by not just the best movie nominees, but all the movies associated with a nominee on the nominees page - a total of 57 by my lazy count. Continued for those that give a crap...
Movies I've seen:
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. (DVD) It didn't change my life, but I enjoyed it.
- Shrek 2 (DVD). I thought it sucked.
- Spiderman 2 (Theater). Good movie for a PG-13 action movie, but I'm not rushing out to buy the DVD.
- I, Robot (Theater). I'm a sucker for Will Smith action movies, but seriously, the CG looked as good as my XBOX. This was the last one we saw before the baby.
Movies I would like to see but don't really care if I do any time soon:
- Hotel Rwanda - Cheadle.
- Sideways - Paul Giamatti rules and got robbed of his own nomination this year. At least that's what I want to believe.
- The Aviator - If it wasn't for DiCaprio, I'd probably actually try to go see this soon. It seems like the sort of movie you should see in the theater.
- Ray - I know, it's a whole lot of Jamie Fox, but I usually like musician biopics - especially when the actor actually plays the instrument.
- Collateral - Just seems like a good rental.
- Supersize Me - I actually half-heartedly tried to see this in the theater before the baby was born.
- The Incredibles - I figure there will be a time in my not so distant future when I end up seeing this over and over again, but it still sounds good.
Remaining number of movies I don't give a crap about: 46