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Ten On Tuesday

Those of you who are big movie buffs like I am probably have movies on your mind since the Oscar nominations will be announced this morning. This is something I look forward to a lot and I will be generating a list of must-see movies once those nominations are made public. In the meantime, though, I’m going to tell you the 10 Movies I Want to See Right Now – even though it will likely change by the time many of you are reading this post – because that is today’s Ten On Tuesday topic.

  1. Iron Lady. I love Meryl Streep and I just know her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher will be amazing. Honestly, I could watch Meryl Streep paint a room and I would find it entertaining.
  2. Red Tails. The story of the Tuskegee Airmen is a fantastic one and I’m always interested in seeing something about them.
  3. War Horse. I don’t generally like movies about horses because they are always sad but I’ve heard some Oscar buzz about this one and that’s why I’m putting it on my list. If it doesn’t get any nominations I will not be going to see it.
  4. The Descendants. I put George Clooney in the same category as Meryl Streep, frankly.
  5. Hugo. Martin Scorcese directed it. Need I say more?
  6. The Artist. It’s highly favored for a Best Picture nomination
  7. Midnight in Paris. Another favorite for an Oscar nomination and the cast includes Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. I’m not always a big fan of Woody Allen but this seems like a good one.
  8. One for the Money. I know it will probably stink but I love the Stephanie Plum books and I think casting Sherri Shepherd as Lula is perfect so I do want to see the movie. I wouldn’t have chosen Katherine Heigl for the lead but it ought to at least be good for some laughs.
  9. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Not until after I read the book, though.
  10. Gone with the Wind. I know it’s weird to list this one and I’ve seen it many, many times but Dale and I just finished listening to the book and now I’m really jonesing to watch the movie again.
It looks like I’m going to be busy going to the movies!

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  1. great list! I couldn’t even think of THREE movies yesterday (midnight in paris and the descendants were as far as I got) so I’m sitting out this week. I hope I can think of something else to blog about 🙂

  2. I am not a Woody Allen fan either but I really liked Midnight in Paris. It was much better than I thought it would be.

  3. A great list. Gone with the wind is just one of those movies you have to watch every now and again.

  4. Great list, Carole. We could pick a few of those and go see a movie together! (I bypassed Midnight in Paris because I tend not to like Woody Allen movies. . . but maybe I need to rethink. . .)

  5. We just watched Moneyball and my baseball-loving guy really loved it! I’m with you on several films listed, but I usually wait until they are on video or at the cheap-seats. You must, must, must read Extremely Loud before seeing the film. It’s one of my favorite books and I’m so afraid the film’s preview gives too much away. And it’s a book to read with your eyes, not your ears. Sure wish I lived close enough to sit down and watch the red carpet extravaganza with you! Cheers!

  6. I loved Midnight in Paris. I’d love to see Red Tails and Tinker Tailor. We never go to the theater and end up waiting forever to see anything.

  7. We saw Midnight in Paris on a DVD from the library (yeah, libraries!). I know everybody loves it, but I was somewhat underwhelmed, especially by Owen Wilson.

    I want to see The Artist, too. Meanwhile, got Jean Dejardin’s 007 spoof Nest of Spies. Very funny (but the Rio sequel one is a dog).

    The Separation also sounds intriguing. I’m not a Meryl Streep fan as I think she always plays herself.

  8. I’m with you on most of your list – especially your comments on War Horse and One For The Money. I couldn’t agree more. I saw Midnight in Paris with friends and then Lindsey and her friend saw it on my recommendation. I wouldn’t say that any of us are huge Woody Allen fans but it was a fun movie and appealed to my literate side.

  9. I thought The Artist was good, although I admit to dozing for a bit. But the dog in it is fantastic! He deserves a best supporting actor nod!

    And Hugo is amazing, amazing, amazing. See it in 3D if you can; normally I can go either way on it as a special effect, but in this case I really feel it enhanced the movie in some pretty magical ways.

  10. I wish you’d put ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ on there. It was one of the best things I’ve seen in ages. It won a Golden Globe and I think it could take the Oscar too. I bet Dale would have fun with it- go for the 3D version is my advice! I’m sure you know exactly what to expect, as I’m sure you know what Tintin is unlike many Americans. I think this is the very best translation work from ‘book’ to movie ever. And, yes- I am a 50 yo woman and not a 12yo boy!

  11. I like movies, but have gotten out of the habit–thanks to you and the other bloggers for some good ideas about what to see!

  12. the descendants was great! i have a heads up for anyone about it. i don’t want to spoil things but i want to give people a fair warning.

    midnight in paris was good. rachel mcadams’ character is super annoying

    i’m incredibly interested in red tails but the general gist of the reviews has been “this amazing group of men deserve way better a movie.” 🙁

    like you, i can watch george clooney and/or meryl streep pick their noise and be engaged 😛

  13. Great list Carole! I haven’t been to the theatre in a while, we end up watching movies after they have been DVD’d. Can’t wait to hear what you think of them.

  14. I too loved One for The Money (and most of the series)! I’ve been vascillating on seeing the movie as it just seems like it is going to be awful. Then today I got a Groupn for THIS movie, half off, and figured that if they need to entice people into the movie for half price … well, it is going to be worse than awful. And yet, I am still thinking about buying the Groupon (which is you are interested is at:

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