We don't go to many movies during the year, and while we have movies On Demand with Comcast and Amazon Prime, we don't watch very many of those either. We like quality films, and there just aren't that many of them.
However, once the Oscar nominations are out, I like to see all of the nominated movies, and as many of the lead actor roles as we can get to.
So far we have seen four of the eight nominated movies. We liked The imitation Game very much, and thought Benedict Cumberbatch was wonderful as Alan Turing. We were not at all thrilled with Birdman, but Michael Keaton was very good in the lead role.
Yesterday we saw Boyhood, which is now out on DVD, so we watched it at home. This movie was made over twelve years, and chronicled a fictional family, and especially the boy, as he grows from a young child to an 18 year old, off to college. Tom and I both liked it very much, both for story and character development. It was intriguing to see how see how the characters changed, who came and went, and who stayed around for the whole twelve years.
Tonight we went to the theater to see The Theory of Everything, the portrayal of the life on Stephen Hawking. Eddie Redmayne was amazing in the lead role as the young and funny Stephen who matures into the older, extremely disabled, but still funny Professor Hawking. The story is sweet and touching and sad and victorious!
I already have my favorites, with four more to go.