::i'm not a big movie person, but if i had a movie night, what would you recommend i watch?::
here are a few movies that i like, and that i think have a pretty wide appeal.
so if you aren't a big movie person, you'll probably still like some of these!
a knight's tale (2001)
ocean's 11 (2001)
you've got mail (1998)
fantastic mr. fox (2009)
dan in real life (2007)
500 days of summer (2009)
10 things i hate about you (1999)
the holiday (2006)
::what are your thoughts on argo (or ben affleck) being 'snubbed' by the oscars, and how much attention is it receiving from other awarders?::
so, Argo was nominated for the Best Picture academy award, but ben affleck was NOT nominated for the Best Director academy award, so a lot of people are saying he was 'snubbed.' personally, i think the film will actually win Best Picture (i'm not a soothsayer or an expert, but i think it's one of the most feasible nominees, and i thought it was excellent). do i think he should have been nominated for best director? yeah. but there were so many good directors nominated this year as well, and all of them deserve to be there. also, ben affleck won Best Director at the Golden Globes, and Argo won at the screen actors guild awards and the BAFTA awards, and probably more... those are just a different group of people than the academy, who run the oscars. 2012 was a really great year, and so it was probably really hard to pick nominees, and it will be really hard to narrow it down to a winner in each category.
i don't claim to be an authority on movies at all, because i'm just learning, and the people who are movie authorities are in hollywood and across the world making stuff, and are my professors and they teach me boatloads of new things every single day. but that aside, i have actually thought about writing on the blog about other movies i like. The mainstream ones, the less mainstream ones, ones that are a little off-beat, or that are a little older. or maybe setting up a page on my blog where i have a list of movies i recommend. i don't know. it could be fun.