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Movies to See in January 2014: Possible Oscar Contenders?

I want to devote January 2014 to seeing films that may garner Oscar nods. I know this could bankrupt me, but I'd love to attempt it anyway.

How do we know about the Oscar nominations? It's partially intuition and partially because of the Golden Globes. ;)

Here's a picture of Jennifer Lawrence since everyone loves her. Everyone except Joan Rivers.

First Movie: "Her" by Spike Jonze starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Mara Rooney. Out nationwide Jan. 10.



This has an incredible Rotten Tomatoes rating. Like, 92%? That is unheard of good! This will also be me come next year; I'm going to become enamored with my gophone I just know it.

Second Movie: "Saving Mr. Banks" by John Lee Hancock starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. Out everywhere now, more or less.



Did you know the writer behind "Mary Poppins" was a bisexual feminist who penned erotica? Me neither. Tom Hanks grates my nerves sometimes, but Emma Thompson is a gift.

Third Movie: "The Wolf of Wall Street" by Martin Scorsese starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Also out everywhere (even in Erie!)


Leo looks great! And this movie is all true- which is disturbing and somewhat disgusting. The real "Wolf of Wall Street" is free today and WORKS AS A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

Plus this is gross. I want to see this movie, but I don't think I'll be cheering.


p.s. I want to be Leonardo DiCaprio. Like, for a day.

Fourth Movie: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by Ben Stiller starring, uh, Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig- oh and Adam Scott. Out everywhere.



Reviews are mixed, but it still seems worth viewing. It's based off James Thurber's charming short story, something most people aren't acknowledging. 

Fifth Movie: "August: Osage County" by John Wells starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and the universe. Out Jan. 10. 



In my head, I've begun to refer to this as "Steel Magnolias: Part Deux."

M'Lynn: That sanctuary looks like it's been hosed down with Pepto Bismol!
Shelby: I like pink! Pink is my signature color.
Truvy: How many bridesmaids?
Shelby: Nine!
Truvy: Nine?! Good Lord!!
Shelby: Exactly. Mama made me have my cousins and Margie St. Maurice.
M'Lynn: Shelby, let's not go into this now! You know there was no way around it!
Shelby: It will be pretentious. And Daddy always says, An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure.


If I see all of these movies, I will blog about it. If I don't, you know.


You know.

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