Okay, so far I've seen:
- les Miserables. Les Terribles more like. UGH! Awful! Anne Hathaway's "I Dream A Dream..." was the only high point; beautifully shot, well acted. It was the only time the "sing/speak" choice worked in the film.
- Life of Pi. Gorgeous! So far (of the ones I've seen) it gets my vote (it won't win, but I would want it to). Ang Lee is a genius; only he could bring the "unfilmable" film to life.
- Argo. Meh. It was good, very funny, Alan Arkin stole his scenes... but I didn't leave thinking "wow!" A solid film, yes. A great film... no.
Seeing Lincoln this weekend (though I don't want to), Django Unchained on Wednesday (EX-CI-TED!), and then Zero Dark Thirty the following weekend. And with that I've covered most of the Oscar runners (I'm sorry, Amour is not going to win; so I'm skipping it). Will try and rent Silver Lining Handbook and Beasts of the Southern Wind on DVD before the Oscars (though "Beasts..." won't win, but I want to see it). So far... I prefered Skyfall to all but Life of Pi. Robbed! ROBBED, I SAY!!!