The Academy Awards begin in less than 2 hours. Today, I met my goal and one that I'd hoped to accomplish year after year but never had until today. I have seen all 5 of the Best Picture nominated movies! Saw "Milk" at noon today so now I've seen them all. Stella's review:

  • Frost/Nixon – very good
  • ..Benjamin Button – didn't do much for me except make me look at my watch – had no idea it was so long – I actually left the movie early to get kids from school and I dont' feel I missed a thing
  • The Reader – very good, loved Kate Winslet in it
  • Milk – brilliant performance by Sean Penn. Loved the movie.
  • Slumdog Millionaire – probably one of the best movies I've ever seen. Saw this one first and I have told anyone who'll listen "go see it!" My daughter saw it last night, finally, and also thought it was outstanding. I can't even describe how awesome I thought it was. Heavy topic though. Not for the faint of heart.

And now to open the champagne, get out the snacks and hunker down…. Shhh.. no one is allowed to speak to me when the Oscars are on. I'm obsessed!