Tuesday, 31 January 2012

just checking in...

Job applications still the focus of my days. Really interrupts my book reading and tea sipping but I will soldier on!! Had a lovely afternoon yesterday in my job search. I actually got to talk to managers and hand them my resume. Yay, for connecting with a person!!!

Not doing very well at keeping up with my awards shows! Missed the SAG awards for no other reason than I just forgot. I have been making my annual attempt to see the main award winning movies before the Oscars. Can't say I agree with the SAG decision re: The Help but I certainly agree with the win for Jean Dujardin as lead actor in The Artist. Go see this on the big screen for sure. In one of the scenes, Jean is the spitting image of a swashbuckling Gene Kelly in The Three Musketeers!! Both lead actors make this movie and the costume and set design is top-notch. Hats off to the cast of Iron Lady and especially to Meryl Streep. I doubt this movie would have received any attention if it were not for her. Brilliant. My Week with Marilyn was very good but not up to what I was expecting from all the hype. You could watch either of these on the small screen.

For a movie off the award roller coaster, I finally got to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. What can I say? RDJ makes my heart beat a little faster. Even more astounding is, how often is a sequel the better film to see!! The connection between Jude Law as Watson is finally the way it should be. Great story, great action, lots of laughs!! I would recommend it for the big screen as the cinemetography is excellent. Well, for those of you who have 52" TV's, I am sure it would be good at home too!!

Still have not seen Hugo. While I was in Cali, the reviews were atrocious and it was a movie I was so looking forward to seeing. As I was worried about being disappointed, I kept putting it further down my list. Now, here it is with the most nominations. Hmmmm! Did see The Descendants while in Cali. Not sure I agree with the nod to George. My friend and I both thought that Jeff Bridges would have done a better job. Warning, sadness level pretty high! Thankfully, I knew that before I went.

Bottom line....there are some fabulous movies to watch right now!! And, it is a reminder to me to never listen to the critics!!!

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