Monday, November 1, 2010

And Let the Oscar Race Begin!


With November upon this years Oscar race is really heating up!  This years buzzworthy films thus far include Inception, The Kids Are Alright, Another Year, Black Swan, The Fighter, True Grit, The Social Network, The King's Speech, Toy Story 3 and 127 Hours.  It turns out Love and Other Drugs starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway that was suppose to have some steam going into the race has fizzled out and fallen flat.  I'm also a little surprised that Welcome to the Riley's isn't being talked about.  Check out an overview of each film after the jump.  So which films did you see so far and what are your thoughts?  Also, are any of these films debatable or are all they all worthy of the Academy's time?

Source: OhNoTheyDidn't 


127 Hours- Mountain Climber/ Adventurer Aron Ralston (portrayed by Jams Franco) get trapped by a bolder and turn to drastic measures in order to survive.

Another Year- A happily married couple journey through the seasons and painfully watch their friends struggle in their relationships.

Black Swan- A viscous rivalry between to ballet dancers.  Starring Natalie Portman and Winona Ryder and director by Darren Aronofsky.

The Fighter- This film about Irish boxer Mickery Ward who was trained by his brother in the 1980s.  This film stars Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams.

Inception- The mind bending thriller by director Christopher Nolan and starring Leo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Ellen Paige takes you on an extraordinary journey.

The Kids Are Alright- This heart warming tale details the hardships of parenting with a lesbian couple.

The King's Speech- Starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, and Guy pierce details the journey to King George VI of Britain and his journey to the thrown with the help of a speech therapist.

The Social Network a.k.a "The Facebook Movie" directed by David Fincher covers the sordid and controversial details of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.

Toy Story 3- This animated tale of a boy and his toys resurfaces and brings all the memories of childhood back.

True Grit- This film about a US Marshall who helps a young woman find her father's murderer is brought to us by the Coen brothers and stars Matt damon, Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin.

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