“Best Motion Picture” reviews

Well, I was on quite a roll… Having decided that I would post reviews of the ten films nominated for “Best Motion Picture of the Year” Academy Awards (aka “Oscars”) I got through the first five before I ran into a problem.

I can’t possibly see 127 Hours (which is next in the alphabetical listing) before the awards show on Sunday.

I was pretty proud of myself… I’ve posted reviews of Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, and The King’s Speech. Hell, I’ve even written all of the others that I will have seen before Oscar Sunday, but I don’t normally confess to writing several entries at once and posting them one-by-one to fill up the calendar. (Oops!)

The sad truth is, last week 127 Hours dropped out of regular rotation in all movie theaters in the Charlotte area. I’d have to drive over a hundred miles to find it playing before Sunday, and there just isn’t time to do that… Nor is it playing on pay-per-view at home.

Heck, I’m probably not even going to be able to see True Grit, and that IS still playing in theaters. I’ve simply run out of time. Between all of the live theatre I’ve been seeing, and the mother-in-law visiting, and finding a stray puppy on the side of the road… It’s been a busy two weeks.

Rest assured, I’m going to get to #6 and #9 on my list. And heck, I’ll probably still post a review, just in the interests of finishing what I started. But I confess, I’ll be unable to make an informed commentary about either film when Sunday comes around. (And of course, I’ll continue posting the other Best Picture nominee reviews.)

I hope you’ll forgive me.

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