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Monday, November 14

EW & Upcoming Movies

I've been reading this week's Entertainment Weekly, which previews movies due out over the holidays and prior to the Oscars in January, and It strikes me that we are now and have been for the past year in the midst of a film flood. It must have something to do with these dire economic times that so many of us need to escape our own lives to enter into the lives of those characters we see on the big screen. There seem to be so many movies coming out that I want to see, starting with The Descendents, then on to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the one is which Michelle Williams does her Marilyn whisper and walk, The Artist (getting much buzz for best picture despite its black and white and silent treatment), John le Carre revisited in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the latest Mission Impossible with Tom Cruise cruising again, Glenn Close disguised as a man in Albert Nobbs, Meryl Streep disguised as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, Max Von Sydow in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. And that's just some of them. I don't know if I'll be able to stand all that popcorn. But I'll give it a shot. As for EW's predictions about the Oscars, I agree with some, disagree with some. Brad Pitt's role in Moneyball for best actor. Nah, he just wasn't that good. Viola Davis in The Help for best actress. Yeah, she was that good. But I'll still bet Glenn Close will finally get a win for Albert Nobbs. Octavia Spencer for best supporting actress in The Help. Nah, she just wasn't that good, nor was Melissa McCarthy for her schtick in Bridesmaids. Even though I haven't yet seen it, I'm betting on The Descendents for best picture and Clooney for best actor. But first, I have to see a bunch of flicks between now and Oscar night. Lots of pop, lots of popcorn. I can hardly wait.

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