Oscars are on the way… have you seen the Best Picture?

January 28th, 2013 at 6:44 pm by under THRS Movie Reviews

So, there are nine films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture this year… have you seen the winner?

I have seen five of the nine films, and I can’t wait to see the other four when I take on all nine nominees over the two Saturdays before the Academy Awards airs on Sunday, February 24th.   Luckily for me, this year the four I haven’t seen are equally spread.  A different one starts and ends both days!

What?  You don’t know about the Showcase? The AMC Best Picture Showcase is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love seeing all of the Best Picture nominees in the context of each other — even seeing some I have already seen is great.  It almost makes it easier to pick the best, if that is really even possible.

I have been going to the BPS forever!  Well, it feels like it anyway.  I spend 10am -11pm (times approximate) in my seat in the theater — my slice of heaven.  I bring a bag with a little pillow, my snuggie, a notebook, and, of course, my smartphone.  People all over the country are watching the showcase, and they are tweeting after every film hits credits.  I’m with film lovers in the theater, and we talk about the film right after it airs.  And you can also chime in on the twitter discussion using the hashtag #amcbps

If you have never been, if you love movies, and you haven’t thought about going, you should!  It’s a great deal!  You can find all the details at this link:  AMC BEST PICTURE SHOWCASE.  If you decide to go, let me know!  I’ll look for you there!

Now that you know about #amcbps, what do you think is going to win Best Picture?  Argo is building steam!  I remember seeing it the first time and was blown away.  Can’t wait to see it again.  I loved Silver Linings Playbook.  The dialogue was amazing and seamless.  Welcome to major acting roles, Bradley Cooper.  Life of Pi was visually stunning.  I am amazed at what Director Ang Lee was able to do with green screen technology!  Les Miserables was just a spectacle on the grandest scale.  If you love musicals, you just have to like it — in spite of some of the flaws.  The acting in Lincoln was mind blowing!  Daniel Day-Lewis is unstoppable.  Those are the ones I have seen so far.  Can’t wait for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amour, Django: Unchained, and Zero Dark Thirty.

It was all I could do to keep myself out of the the last two during the holiday season, but I had a feeling they would be a part of the showcase.  And I’m glad I will get to see them soon.

I have four others to see before I can fairly say I’ve seen the Best Picture.  But!  I really, really, really, loved Argo.

Have you seen the Best Picture yet?


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