Ten on Tuesday – Who’s Oscar?

Today’s Ten on Tuesday we have a choice! We can either write 10 Thoughts On This Year’s Oscars, or — my choice — 10 New Movies I Want To See. It was a no-brainer for me, since I didn’t keep up with the Oscars. I don’t think I saw any of the movies nominated for Best Picture, and several of them I hadn’t even heard of.

So, with that in mind as an insight into my movie preferences, here are 10 New(-ish) Movies I Want To See:

1. The Secret World of Arrietty

Why? Well, let’s see. It’s a Disney movie. It’s by Studio Ghibli. It looks beautiful. Oh yeah — and it happens to be based on a book series I was in love with as a young girl: THE BORROWERS. I would go see it for any of those reasons, but when you combine them? This one’s a must for me. It’s been out a week or two now; I’m surprised I haven’t seen it yet.

2. The Pirates! Band of Misfits

It’s an Aardman. Which means it looks hysterical. Need I say more?

Yes? Okay. How’s this: Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, and Martin Freeman.

3. The Hobbit

It’s not out yet, not done yet, and I’m not sure I’ll like it. (I’m still afraid they’ll make dumb choices in the script. A repeat of Faramir’s depart from character, anyone?) But I can’t help but want it.

4. Brave

Disney. Pixar. Want.

5. The Lorax

Another one I’m not sure I’ll be pleased with, but feel a need to see. I had no desire to see it — in fact a desire to stay COMPLETELY AWAY FROM IT — until I saw the trailer when we saw Beauty & The Beast re-released in 3D. And then I was cautiously optimistic about The Lorax. We’ll see, but I do want to see the movie now.

You may have noticed a trend in my movie viewing choices by now. And I totally own these decisions. I like happy movies, and I like fantasy. This is me. Like it, or at least deal with it.

My parents trained me well.

Now, moving on…

6. Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Yes, I know it’s not a “new” movie because it’s been out for a while now. No, I haven’t seen it yet. Yes, I want to. Things just kept getting in the way of me making it to the cinema.

7. The Avengers

But first I want to watch the rest of the movies that I’ve missed. So, I’ll need to see Thor and Captain America. I’m looking forward to it, though, it looks like a great movie.

8. The Hunger Games

I haven’t read the book (yet), though I’ve heard the buzz about how wonderful the series is. Frankly, I was skeptical until I saw the movie trailer. Now I want to both read the book and watch the movie.

9. Finding Nemo (in 3D)

It looks GORGEOUS. Seriously. This is a must on the big screen for me.

10. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

This isn’t a movie that I was initially interested in (I’m not a huge Tom Cruise fan) but I’ve heard so many good review that I’d like to see it now. No huge rush, but I do want to eventually see it.

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3 thoughts on “Ten on Tuesday – Who’s Oscar?

  1. Chris says:

    I’m not sure I could bear to see the new Lorax – I love the original one so much! (And have it on VHS still.)

  2. mrspao says:

    I like your list! I’ve not really kept up with what is on at the cinema.

  3. Carrie#K says:

    The Hunger Games (book) was fabulous.

    The Avengers was terrible! terrible! but then, I loved the series.

    I must get my hands on Pirates! Band of Misfits….

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