Sunday, February 17, 2013

Oscars On The Brain

Probably for the first time ever I've seen most of the movies nominated for this year's Best Picture.  Beast of the Southern Wild takes my nod, so if you've got two hours and many tissues on hand, be sure to check it out.  The youngest person ever nominated for an Oscar, Quvenzhane Wallis plays an adorable six-year-old named Hushpuppy.  The afro-clad babe's forced to learn the ways of courage and love as the health of her hot-tempered father begins to fade and her ramshackle bayou community is flooded.

In the days of Netflix and Redbox, I'm not one to normally buy a DVD.  But, this is one story that's absolutely stolen my heart!

Notice the New York City skyline in the background. 
Of course, if you don't have enough time to watch a full-length flick but still want to see an Oscar nominated film, my suggestion would be take a look at this Disney short. One of the most romantic movies of the year, Paperman is the love story of a young businesses-minded man whose whole life changes when he meets a woman wearing red lipstick on the subway platform.  No names or cell phone numbers could be exchanged before the train doors close. But of course, once at work, his mind begins to wander to the mysterious woman.  He stares out the window, and low and hold, she's in the building across the street.  So, he attempts to grab her attention.  Now, I wont spoil the shorts entire plot.  So take the seven minutes and see how he ends up with his lady.  

Unfortunately, Youtube wont let me add the video link to my page without buying it first, but here it is on Hulu.  Take a look, and tell me what you think.  Does it measure up to last year's The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore?

And don't forget to watch the 85th Annual Academy Awards next Sunday, February 245h.  

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