Tuesday, January 31, 2012

You Outta See The Pictures


Good morning, sweets! Hope your week is off to a great start.

Mine certainly has been. Got to meet up with my favorite girl Shari last night while she's in town on a short visit. And also, tonight I'm off to watch The Artist with friends.

For the past few years J & I have had a pact/challenge with our friends to see all of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. And, if there's any extra time, we try to catch all of the other nominations. {Wishful thinking as that has never been a reality...}

I really had my work cut out for me this year because I hadn't seen many at the time the nominations were announced. I'm starting to make a dent though. Here's how the playing field stands.

Best Picture Movies Seen
Midnight in Paris
The Help
{Also saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo & Bridesmaids which have nominess up for Actress in a Leading Role and Actress in a Supporting Role.}

Best Picture Movies Yet to See
The Artist {after tonight this will be a check!}
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Tree of Life

So as you can see, I have quite the challenge in front of me. 6 movies in less than 3 weeks. And I'd like to squeeze in My Week With Marilyn and The Iron Lady as well. Wish me luck!

How about you all? Which nominated movies have you seen this year? Are you going to try to catch them all before the Oscars?


Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife


Adele said...

Wow! That's quite a list to get through!! Good luck Dawn xoxo

Plami said...

I don't think I will really have the time to see all the movies before the Oscars but I will definitely try ;)

I am glad I inspired you my dear :) I'm hosting an exciting giveaway so check it out if you like :)



The Dainty Dolls House said...

Good luck!! I have no time to go to the movies with my baby, so enjoy for me!! I hope you get through them all, I think its a fun pact!! Have a great day doll xox

Katie said...

Ive only seen Moneyball and The Help so you're ahead of me :)

O said...

Happy Tuesday Dawn! How funny, wrote about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo today. I love a good movie. Still haven't seen the Help and Moneyball and all yours yet too see :) xoxo

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

That's nice! Enjoy the movies!
And awesome pictures too!

♥ www.thegirlatfirstavenue.com

Collette Osuna said...

Have fun at the movies sweets!! SOOOOO jealous you are spending time with Shari..love that lady to bits!

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Debby said...

I guess I've slacked with movies this year. The only one I saw on that list is The Help and surprisingly, I found it kind of boring. xo

prettymeggy said...

i don't remember when was the last time i've seen a movie.. with my baby its a bit hard. i would love to see midnight in paris!
take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

Shelly said...

I really like the colors of the post.. :)



Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Oh girl, I need to catch up on all of those as well... such a commitment! :) Hope you had a nice time with Shari! Loving the gorgeous collection of images, sweets! xo

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Styleabaad said...

I've only seen Midnight in Paris so far (and I loved it) and I'd like to see a few more from that list... But somehow I rarely get around to going to the movies...

Good Luck with that challenge, I bet you're gonna be able to do it :)


*Glam Chameleon* said...

I saw few movies from your list but I must to catch up with the rest, I'm writing them down now!:) Happy Tuesday dear!!


Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

I need to see a few before the Oscars, too! Yikes, I need to make a list.

hope in high heels said...

Fabulous challenge! I - sadly - have seen none of the nominees. Good luck fitting them in - sounds like you'll have a lot of fun date nights over the next three weeks!

classiq said...

I never get to see all the nominated films before the awards because some of them arrive in our cinemas after the ceremony. truth be told, nor would I like to see all of them, as I don't exactly see the Academy Awards as a barometer of the best movies of the previous year. I saw "Midnight in Paris", I'm a fan of Woody Allen's movies, and can't wait to see "The Artist".

Have a beautiful day, Dawn! xo

With love... said...

How funny. We have the same goal here on the island. Though a bit challenging as not all movies make it here. But the Artist and Iron Lady are also still on my list.

Enjoy them. :)


Dancing Branflake said...

I don't think I've seen any of them. I actually don't like watching movies. But my husband LOVES it so I've seen a few as long as there is popcorn involved.

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Happy Tuesday! Enjoy the movies =)

rolala said...

6 movies in less than 3 weeks is a lot. You and J. def. have your work cut out but at least it will be fun. Good luck! I've only seen The Help. Been really behind on films. We should totally do an NYC blogger meet-up sometime btw :)

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Wow I applaude your goal! I've only seen 2, The Descendants and Incredibly Loud so far and want to see Iron Lady but don't think I'll be able to squeeze in many more. Good luck Dawn!

xo Mary Jo

Alexa said...

I haven't seen any of them. So sad! Have heard great things about The Artist and Midnight in Paris.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I'm with you, Dawn, so much to catch up on. Saw Midnight in Paris (loved!) and The Help (also loved!) but none of the rest, so guess it will be movie marathon time! Have a lovely week, sweetie! ~xoSM

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

oooh i want to see The Artist and Hugo too! i have yet to see Midnight in Parist - i hear so many good things. and of course, looooved the Help!

Leslie said...

I'm with you - I've seen the top three (loved Midnight in Paris) and The Artist is on my list - supposed to be excellent. Just watched La Vie en Rose over the weekend - older film but worth seeing if you haven't.


Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

What a fun challenge! I LOVED Moneyball and Bridesmaids and I've heard that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is great. Planning to watch The Help soon!

Have a great week Dawn!


B. in the Know said...

That is such a fun challenge! And so fun that you got to have some fun girly time last night. I also got to have some quality girl time last night with some of my favorite ladies - best way to end a manic Monday!
Much love,

Casa Très Chic said...

I'll try to see all this movies before the Oscar.
Warm hugs to you.

Melisande said...

i've seen a couple of them and "midnight in paris" and "girl with the dragon tattoo" are both my favorite movies now. especially loved "midnight in paris"!!

Martina said...

Ambitious plan lovely, but a nice one! Haven't been to the movies much but saw midnight in Paris (loved it) and the tree of life from your list. Really want to make it to the artist too - let's see!

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

That is a fabulous plan! I hope you manage to squeeze in as many as you can before the Oscars. I'd so much like to see The Artist and Hugo. Well, I would like to see all of these.

I haven't been to the cinema for ages. We have no one here to take care of the kids so hubby takes them to see the animated films and the two of us just wait for DVD releases. I just got back from the library with a stack of DVDs ;-)

Julip Made said...

Well I'm failing. I've only seen Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, and the Help. How to you watch them? Party w/ betting? Alone at home?

Taj Acosta said...

I hopoe you make your list! I have to admit I haven't seen as many as I'd like to either!! xx

Glam Fashionista said...

I don't watch movies as much as I use too, I guess if you have a movie that you think it is worth watching, let me know.

LOIS said...

love this post :)
Love Lois xxx


pretty pink tulips said...

Dawn, this is too funny. We've seen and not seen the exact same movies. I really want to see The Artist and Warhorse. My son read Hugo....I'm interested to see how they turned it into a movie.

Best part about the Oscars....the clothes and the red carpet!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Lily said...

i thought Midnight In Paris was so enchanting!! Good luck on watching the rest!

Oh - Fancy That.

Punctuation Mark said...

i have a feeling these awards have become so politically correct because there are some amazing movies out there that don't get recognized... i'm happy the artist is getting all the recognition!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Let us know if the artist is any good!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Alleen said...

I am embarrassed to say I haven't seen many of the movies. Going to be at a loss this year but it's still fun to watch. And I'll start watching the winners first. xo

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

good luck! i am really hoping to see Moneyball, the descendants, the artist, AND midnight in paris.. Just saw Extremely Loud....sad but really liked. So well done.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

Good luck with getting through your list of movies to watch.
I watched Midnight in Paris, coming back on the plane, which I loved. There are some on your list that I look forward to seeing too.

Enjoy the rest of the week

Samantha Elisabeth said...

Oh Midnight in Paris has my eyes and heart totally, but I do have the softest spot for The Help. I saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo--very, very graphic. (And not just that erm, rape scene, but the CAT!!) Bridesmaids was beyond hysterical. They're actually showing Moneyball at my school soon, and I really want to read and see Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I want to see the descendent, I heard so many wonderful things aout it. Bridesmaid is just too funny (great for a non thinking night)

JennySue said...

Since I have 3 kids- getting to go to the movies is a rarity, so the only one I've seen is Bridesmaids-kinda pitiful huh?? guess i'll be watching the oscars just to look at the fashion and rooting for Bridesmaids!! It was hilarious and would totally watch it again- love a good comedy over a drama any day!


Tamra {ever swoon} said...

I'm joining the challenge but I have a lot to go!! I can't wait to see Midnight in Paris, what did you thinK?

Erika [small shop] said...

I don't get out to movies much so I would just love to see The Descendants in my native Hawaii! I hear it's really good.

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Those movies are really interesting and worth the trip to the movies but a movie I'm dying to see is Iron lady can't wait to see it!

kristina said...

ah! so many good ones to see! i loved midnight in paris, want to see the help and the descendants as well... i doubt i'll get the chance to see most of these before the oscars though ;(
xoxo, kristina

kristina said...

ah! so many good ones to see! i loved midnight in paris, want to see the help and the descendants as well... i doubt i'll get the chance to see most of these before the oscars though ;(
xoxo, kristina

kristina said...

^^sorry for the double post {triple now!}
xx, k

M.E said...

I really want to see the Artist before the oscars!


honey my heart said...

my movie viewing has not been too good, but i hope to catch each movie when they come out on dvd. i really want to see the descendents.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

wow, that should keep you busy :-)

I have seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Bridesmaids, and have been meaning to see The Help because I read the book and really loved it, but haven't managed yet.

Keep us posted!

Lana {lanalou style} said...

Good luck with the challenge Dawn! I've only seen Midnight in Paris, so I'm definitely not winning!x

Elle Sees said...

I do the same! I'm a big movie geek...love em. But I've been a slacker this year. I also see the nominated animated short films and the regular short nominees.
I've been away from the blog due to a devastating event, but glad to be back and start my morning off with your lovely blog. Thanks, Dawn.

The Wild Fleur said...

I'm soooo behind on watching all the nominated films. I did manage to see Midnight in Paris and The Artist though. LOVED them both!

Camille @ The Wild Fleur

Andrea Reh said...

Having worked at the movies for years, I unofficially set this challenge for myself, too - unfortunately, however, some of the movies haven't yet made it to New Zealand!

Andrea x