Holiday Movies time!

It’s been a while since we watched movies in the theatre, by our own definition. The boy and I are huge movie goers – so I figure our definition of “a while” is most likely a lot shorter than some of you readers (I know there are some of you out there!).

Our last movie was Argo – which was a fantastic thriller. It made me read up on its history, to realise that too many countries have too many different viewpoints on what happened exactly, so Argo is the US’s side of the story. If you were to ask Canada, they’ll give you a completely different picture. Of course, with the US taking a much much smaller piece of the action.

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The movie before Argo, was probably Skyfall.

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I’m annoyed at missing out on Pitch Perfect (the boy didn’t want to watch it with me sobs) and Frankenweenie (it’s Burton cmon!) because it was barely on the screen for less than 1.5 weeks. 1.5 weeks! Seriously.

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So in the spirit of the December (and festive) holidays, there’s a whole slew of movies coming our way that I don’t want to miss. Besides, it’s almost the awards season and this is when the quality ones come our way. Argo is considered one of the top contenders for the awards – it is pretty damned good.

The movies I am gonna keep my eye out on:

  1. Lincoln (funny how two Lincoln movies came out this year, one biopic and one nonsensical one. This is the biopic one.)
  2. Silver Linings Playbook (Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence!)
  3. Life of Pi (catching it tomorrow!)
  4. Les Miserables
  5. The Impossible
  6. Zero Dark Thirty
  7. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (how can anyone miss this one? We’ve been waiting for so long!)
  8. The Guilt Trip
  9. Gangster Squad (Emma Stone! Ryan Gosling!)
  10. Movie 43 (quoted by EW as starring half of Hollywood)

Movie 43 is an interesting one. I found the youtube trailer and watched it. It had my jaw drop for the full length of the trailer. One would never expect this to come out from Hollywood. Almost never.

It’s mildly offensive – don’t watch if you are offended by the sight of female anatomy on your screen.

I am surprised at how the stars of Hollywood agreed to do Movie 43. Must read up more.

In the meantime, I really should be researching on Macau and Taiwan. Less what to watch, more what to see when travelling. More like, alternative things to do in Taipei for a few days.

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