2/9 Instead Of 10/10

Possibly the strangest blog title you’ve seen in a while right? Well 2/9 means 2 out of 9 of the Best Picture nominees that I have seen before this years Academy Awards. 10/10 refers to the 2011 awards when I saw 10 out of 10 of the Best Picture nominees. This explains the lack of Oscar talk on Let’s Go To The Movies this year. I don’t feel that I have seen enough of the nominated films to post comments and make predictions this year. Even more so compared to last year when I managed to see all the best picture nominated films.

This has led me to a different approach for tonight’s Oscars, which I have set to record on Sky+ and not really sure if I am looking forward to them very much. I will of course still watch it tomorrow when I get a chance, but I will probably be checking to see who won which award in the morning!

As I haven’t seen many of the nominated films this year (which has often been due to lack of time at the cinema, or not appearing at the cinema at all). I have decided to do my predictions on the big awards using only the films I have seen:

Best Picture, between The Artist and The Descendants . . . it has to be The Artist. I enjoyed it from start to finish and thought it was just an amazing journey.

Best Actor in a Leading Role, between Clooney, Dujardin and Oldman I am going to go for Dujardin just because he had to use actions rather than words. But I wouldn’t be disappointed if either of the other two walked away with the award.

Best Actress in a Leading Role, between Mara, Streep and Williams I am going to say Williams was my favorite. I thought she was pretty perfect as Monroe.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role, between Branagh and Nolte without a doubt for me Branagh’s performance is on a different level. I still haven’t got over Nolte being nominated I couldn’t understand a word he was saying throughout Warrior.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role, between Bejo and McCarthy it would have to be Bejo such a moving performance in a film I really enjoyed. Yes I did love Bridesmaids but didn’t think any of the performances would get an Oscar nom.

Those are the only one’s I’ll do as let’s face it, it really is not as fun having only seen two or three of the nominations! I guess I have a few films to catch up on from 2011! Any thoughts on which ones not to see is much appreciated!

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7 Best Picture Winning Films I Haven’t Seen Yet

These films must be on my to see list! But I want your opinions on whether they are worthy of wining the Best Picture Oscar? Let me know if they are must see’s or not!

All Quiet on the Western Front

It Happened One Night

On The Waterfront

Ben-Hur

Annie Hall

Driving Miss Daisy

Schindler’s List

7 Reasons You Should Have a Cineworld Unlimited Card

Cineworld’s Unlimited Card means you can go to the cinema as many times as you want for the very low-cost of 14.99 per month. See every film, see a film ten times or a few times a week. It’s up to you!

  1. You can see as many films as you want – no limit you could go see a couple of films everyday if you really wanted to! You will also end up seeing films you probably wouldn’t have picked out if you had to pay each time, therefore seeing some hidden gems!
  2. You don’t have to worry about money – it’s already paid for each money so you don’t have to be concerned about not having enough cash to see the latest releases
  3. Exclusive offers – until last weekend my local cinema had an offer on which allowed Unlimited card holders to get 30% off all food/drink/sweets.
  4. Exclusive Screenings – every now and then you get an email through telling you about a card holder only special preview of a film, before its general release.
  5. Social – If your like myself your friends all have a card too, therefore you can go in a big group or with a close friend. Plus you will end up talking to the staff because they recognize you when you attend the cinema all the time.
  6. Quick Service – When purchasing your ticket all you have to do is swipe the card, so much quicker than paying with cash!
  7. Local Unlimited Offers – Cineworld has teamed up with all different restaurants in different areas so you can get discount off your meal. Places include Frankie & Benny’s, Nando’s, Handmade Burger Co and Pizza Hut. You will often find that this is a place close to the cinema, so why not combine the two for a night?

If you like going to the cinema and watching the latest releases you really should check how close Cineworld is to you as this Card really is the way forward when it comes to cinema viewing.

Happy 3 Year Anniversary!

It has been 3 years now for Let’s Go To The Movies (well slightly over as the first post I made was 9th February 2009) I had no idea that when I started this blog, actually that was the date of my first post! I registered the blog on January 28, 2009. Now this blog is something that I wish I had started years before that date. As I had seen some very random films and I would have loved to have been able to look back and remember what I thought of them at the time. A reason why I keep going with reviews, especially for films I have seen in the cinema to get my thoughts saved as soon as possible. I try to complete cinema reviews as soon as I return home or the next day. I find it gets harder to review a film the longer you leave it. I have enjoyed creating top 10 lists and making general posts on movies or actors.

I go to the cinema at least twice a week most of the time (depending on how many films are released) due to having a Cineworld Unlimited Card so why not try to review everything that I see on the big screen? But some films do slip through the net!

But I have to admit that if you told me I would keep this blog going for 3 years with not many gaps in posts, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. I also find it just brilliant to see that so many fellow bloggers who started in Feb 2009 are still going strong today and posting about 3 years themselves. I still enjoy reading those blogs too!

So we shall now focus on the year ahead and what 2012 has to bring in the year of film!

George Clooney – LAMB Acting School

February’s acting school over at LAMB is for none other than George Clooney. See below for Let’s Go To The Movies related Clooney posts, including a top 10 list of his films and a few reviews. If you want to get involved in LAMB click on the image above to find out more!
Reviews
Lists

Top 10 – George Clooney Films

I have always been a fan of George Clooney therefore was very disappointed to count up that I have missed out on eight of his films. Especially since one of those is his Oscar-winning performance! But As you can see below this top 10 list is based on the Clooney films I have seen.

Films I’ve Seen: The Descendants, The American, Up in the Air, Oceans 11, Oceans 12, Oceans 13, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Burn After Reading, Michael Clayton, Intolerable Cruelty, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Perfect Storm, One Fine Day, Batman & Robin, From Dusk Till Dawn.

Films I Haven’t Seen: Ides of March, Leatherheads, The Good German, Syriana, Solaris,  O Brother Where ‘Art Thou, Three Kings, Out of Sight.

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