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Tuesday
Dec252012

Complete the Sentence(s). For Christmas ___________

Complete the Sentences!
 

1. For Christmas this year we watched _______________* and it was _____________!

*some of you bitches better say Les Miz!


2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw _____________ because _________________ and ____________


3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate ____________. 

 

 

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For Christmas this year, we watched The Hobbit and it was completely underwhelming, terribly long and horribly paced.

My favorite Christmas going movie experience ever was when I saw Brokeback Mountain because of Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhall and Michelle Williams. Favorite is not quite the right word here, but it was definitely the best movie I saw during a Christmas break. Wept into my hot cocoa immediately afterwards though.

If Oscar voters wanted to give me a gift, they will nominate Emmanuelle Riva in Amour. And maybe have a "breakthrough" category that Rebel Wilson could win.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlickah

If Oscar voters wanted to give me a gift, they will nominate Nicole Kidman!!!!

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSpencer

For Christmas this year we watched "Les Miserables" and it was a dream!

My favorite moviegoing experience ever was when I saw "The Family Stone" because my family was going through a very similar situation that holiday season; and now it's a Christmas tradition to watch the movie.

If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'lll nominate Jean-Louis Trintignant for "Amour" because he's haunting and palpable in the movie.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBVR

1. For Christmas this year we watched nothing and it was okay because it is not a tradition where I live to watch movies during Christmas. i did just watch Game Change because I was bored, but I don't think that counts. ;)

2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw The Nightmare Before Christmas because it blew my mind as a kid and it still is my favorite animated film behind The Little Mermaid.

3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Nicole Kidman...every year.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

1. For Christmas this year we watched Killer Joe and it was totally inappropriate and disturbing in the best way possible! Les Mis happens tomorrows.

2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw Inglorious Basterds because the theater was empty except for my brother and me and we didn't have to leave the theater when the credits started to actually discuss the merits of the film.

3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Christopher Walken for Seven Psychopaths. Why nominate actors who are sleepwalking through insubstantial supporting roles when you can recognize a brilliant and challenging performance in a thought-provoking film?

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert G

For Christmas this year watched Les Miserables (at the midnight showing - knowing that would bring more of the musical lovers and make a more festive and enraptured audience). Acting and singing were great, but Hooper was obsessed with closeups (I mean Peter Dinklage could have been Valjean- you never get to really experience the stature of Jackman which is one thing that makes him great for the part).

I hope they nominate Eddie Redmayne, he was excellent and then did the best Empty Chairs ever. It surprises me he is not getting precursor love. He gave a lot of heart and emotion to a character that could have had much less an impact with a different actor.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

For Christmas this year, I watched 'Django Unchained' and it was surprisingly dense and wonderful and bloody and so very, very Tarantino.

My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw 'Sideways' because I knew it was one of my favorite movies from the very time I saw it and duh, this doesn't need a second reason - it's fucking 'Sideways'.

If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Dwight Henry for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'. Though, if they REALLY loved me, they'd get Paul Thomas Anderson to WIN Best Director - not necessarily because he deserves it (though, I think he does), but because I'm an insatiable fanboy who wants to finally see one of his favorites win Best Director for good movies, and not when they're 70+ yrs old and win for inferior material. **cough**Scorsese**cough**

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames C.

For Christmas this year we watched The Silver Linings Playbook (for the second time) because Les Mis was sold out and it was even better than the first screening. I am so proud of Bradley Cooper for breaking through his good looks and charm; he's at his prime in this. I love Jennifer, in anything. She is flawless. Deniro finds a way to work his elderliness.

My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw Elf because it was with my first glass of wine at Christmas and I've never laughed as hard as I did when Buddy fights Peter Dinklage.

If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of The Southern Wild, Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy and Channing Tatum in Magic Mike.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

1. For Christmas this year we watched We're No Angels with Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray and it was so enjoyable, a Christmas movie that's not really a Christmas movie!


2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw Steel Magnolias because it was instantly recognizable as something I could return to again and again.


3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Rachel Weisz.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

For Christmas this year, we watched Silver Linings Playbook and it was fine. Nothing spectacular really. I wish Jacki Weaver had a little more *anything* for her character to do. Liked Cooper's and J-Law's performances though.

My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw The Piano because it was utterly original and immersive... and it was snowing like hell and we almost didn't make it to the theater in time :) (Also good Christmas-moviegoing experiences with both Titanic and As Good as It Gets).

If Oscar voters want to give me a gift, they will nominate Judi Dench in Skyfall.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTravis

For Christmas this year, we watched Les Miserables! and it was spectacular!!!

My favorite Christmas going experience was Les Miz because it was so epic and huge and very moving and Anne was amazing!!

If Oscars wants to give me a gift, they'll nominate Les Miz for Art Direction and it will win that category!! As well as Best Picture....

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

1. For Christmas this year we watched DJANGO UNCHAINED and it was... better than RESERVOIR DOGS and DEATH PROOF but that’s about it. Solid B.


2. My favorite Christmas movie-going experience ever was when I saw CHICAGO because the quality and the company.


3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER for Best Adapted Screenplay.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyanSt

Saw Les Miserables and thought it was magnificent !!!!!! That's all I care to say about it ......

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrick

For Christmas I watched Lambada The Forbidden Dance and it was magical as only shit movies can be. Good cinema is totally overrated, since trashy atrocities are always much more fun!

Best Christmas movie experience was Gone with the Wind, with commentary from my Grandma, who watched it for the first/only time in 1940 when she was ten y.o., and still remembered every frame with such richness in details, so that in the end I was less enjoying the film than enjoying her recollection of it.

Christmas gift nomination: Amy Adams (who people are slowly but surely starting to hate) knocks someone out of Best Actress, or better yet Clint Eastwood knocks somebody from Best Actor (preferably Joaquin Phoenix), for The Trouble with the Curve. It's been a while since the Academy has trolled people and I long for the fun that comes along everytime something like Crash or Meryl 3rd happens and heads explode! Best chance we seem to have this year is Silver Linings, so Harvey better bring it!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWhy not?

1. For Christmas this year I watched Les Miserables and it was as magical a movie-going experience as I could have hoped for. Sold out at the Ziegfeld, huge audience response. Lived it!

2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience was when I saw Letters From Iwo Jima because, having already seen Flags of Our Fathers, I had no idea Letters was going to be so good and so moving.

3. If Oscar voters want to give me a gift, they'll nominate (everyone's already said some really good ones so I'll repeat) Jean Louis Tritignant for Amour BUT ONLY if they don't lose their minds and forget to nominate Joaquin Phoenix at the same time.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAR

For Christmas this year we watched Brave and it was pretty much as wonderful as it was when I saw it in theaters back in June.

Can't answer the second - I never see movies in the theater on Christmas Day, and usually whatever I watch at home is something I've already seen.

If Oscar voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Moonrise Kingdom for best original screenplay - and it'll win.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoark

For Christmas this year, we saw The Hobbit (on Christmas Eve) and Les Miz (Christmas Day). The first was good but LOOOOOOOOOOONG, and would have been better if they had just made it its own movie as opposed to a prequel to the LOTR films. As for the latter... I have too many thoughts, but it was good-but-not-great, except for Jackman and Hathaway and the finale, all of which were perfect or damn close to it.

My favorite Christmas movie-going experience ever was when I saw Chicago, because it was basically an entire theater full of musical theater people, all of whom were so enraptured with everything that we all applauded like it was a stage show. AMAZING.

If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Stephen Chbosky's screenplay for Perks of Being a Wallflower. And/or Matthew McConaughey.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

Ugh, meant Loved it, not lived it. I mean, I did both, but whatever. Must go to sleep!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAR

1.Les Mis
2. Talented Mr. Ripley, because...the entire cast
3. Eddie Redmayne

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermikey67

For Christmas this year we watched It's a Wonderful Life and it was too sentimental and idealistic to really enjoy. I can't believe George Bailey is truly happy at the end of the movie as he's still stuck in his dead-end town and hasn't realized his dreams.

My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw the Lord of the Rings films on three consecutive Christmas' because I watched it with members of my family (who I rarely watch movies with) and I had just finished reading the books a year before the first movie was released; a great moviegoing experience.

If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate The Master for all the big awards because it was by far the best movie I've seen this year.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

1. For Christmas this year we watched Parenthood and it was Dianne Weist porn. Naturally it was wonderful.

2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw Once because my dad got it for me on DVD without knowing anything about it and the surprise of it being so lovely and delicate and wonderful was a perfect Christmas moment.

3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Kiki for Bachelorette. I'd settle for Beasts nominations across the board though.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTB

1. For Christmas this year we watched Les Mis and it was interesting. Not sure how I feel. It was almost bashing me over the head with its emotions. Hugh and Anne were great, so were Amanda and Eddie (he will be nominated for a BAFTA, methinks), but Russel Crowe was awful. Helena Bonham Carter was such a bland "duh" choice and can't sing so like, no. And Samantha Barks was decent, but I think I would've enjoyed seeing Lea Michele in that role more. I Dreamed a Dream actually didn't affect me like I expected it to. The ending did get me though, when it got to the last quarter or so, it was really affecting. Overall I liked it, but jesus the closeups! And it's definitely not perfect.

2. None because that's not a tradition for us haha, so I guess I'll choose this one. :P

3. If Oscar voters want to give me a gift, they WON'T nominate Helen Mirren. And they will also nominate the following people: Quezahanasnsaje Wallis, Rachel Weisz, Emanuelle Riva, Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington (assuming her role is even awards worthy, haven't seen it yet, might tomorrow), Nicole Kidman, Adele ... I'm sure there are more I'm forgetting. Either way, I'm happy that this season has so many uncertainties. So much more fun that the last few years. I don't even mind the idea of Leo being nominated in supporting if it means he can get an Oscar that so many want him to get in a performance that I hear is very good and stop other "alright" performances from earning someone a second Oscar.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

I'm almost wishing for a les mis and jackman WIN on oscar night, if only to witness a particular meltdown on the oscar blogosphere.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarcelo

1. Les Miz, fantastic and heartbreaking; The Hobbit, not as bad as people have been saying.
2. I'm thinking Les Miz takes the cake, because the big Christmas releases coming to mind were big disappointments and it was much more emotional than I expected.
3. This year there's a huge list, but to be honest, Kidman getting in would lighten up any big misses because it would be hilarious.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

For Christmas this year we watched Frankenweenie and it was a real delight: so funny and moving at the same time, a true return to form for Burton.

My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit? back to 1988, because I fell in love with Jessica Rabbit and now I know that it was the first step into my actressexuality awareness.

If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Rachel Weisz fo The Deep Blue Sea.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterferdi

marcelo - i pray that somehow hugh jackman takes down ddl

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

All I want for Christmas is Freddie Quell and Jimmy Emmett.

The Academy can make sure both Kidman (1st Actress in a Supporting Role nod) and Paul Thomas Anderson (screenplay and director) show up.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

1. For Christmas this year we watched "Les Mis" and I have really mixed feelings about it. There are so many things about it that I love love love, especially Annie, but Russell Crowe and that insane use of the close-up really keep me from loving it as much as I want to.

2. This will sound terrible, but my favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when my dad pinched a nerve in his foot outside the theater and had to go to the ER because it meant I didn't have to see "Valkyrie." No shame. Still haven't seen it.

3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Ezra Miller and Dwight Henry, because I know that Allison Janney for "Liberal Arts" would be asking WAY too much.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

For Christmas this year, we watched Les Miz and I loved it. I drag my brother and nephew along and I thought they're gonna hate it but to my surprise they loved it too and shed a few tears also. Me? I cried the whole movie... It certainly has some flaws (I'm looking at you Russell) but the result is so beautiful and emotional, you forget about them.

My favorite Christmas going movie experience ever was when I saw Chicago with my family. I usually bring them to the movies on Christmas, and almost always there's a musical to see.

If Oscar voters wanted to give me a gift, they will nominate Eddie Redmayne. Who could foresee he had THAT voice and his rendition of Empty tables is as heartbreaking as Anne's IDAD.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSeisgrados

Les Miserables is not opening in Brazil soon, so...

For Christmas this year I watched Potiche (I know I'm late) and I respect Ozon's creativity more and more.

I also watched People Like Us and I love Pfeiffer more and more. Your capsule review is soooooo acurate.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcelo

1. For Christmas this year we watched Django Unchained and it was hilariously bloody! I thought Samuel L. Jackson completely ran away with it and it made me mad he's not in the discussion as much as the other two 'supporting' men. Oh, and Kerry Washington was a vision but I sorely wished she had more to do. Overall, not bad but definitely nowhere near QT's best and anyone who says it is... is simply talking out of their ass and should be redirected to Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. But my most important takeaway is: QT needs to officially stop with the revenge stories.


2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw a double feature of Broken Embraces and A Single Man in 2009 because it was amazing and I had been waiting for both for the longest time and both were gorgeous, heartbreaking films with great performances and the general experience was pretty magical and serendipitous considering how many things could've gone wrong that night and simply didn't.


3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate a kick-ass Best Actress line-up, which won't include Mirren or Watts. Too many good and unusual contenders this year for either to take up precious space. I feel like the Mad Hatter and March Hare, "No room! No room!". But, really, c'mon, there isn't space for that default (Mirren) and arbitrary narrative BS (Watts) this year!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark The First

I'll only complete the last one:

If Oscar voters wanted to give me a gift, they will nominate Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy because she is an underrated actress yet the bravest one working today.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

1. For Christmas this year we watched Lincoln and it was very wordy, exhilarating at times and featured a great performance by DDL, so lived in and wonderful and now I sort of understand why he hogged all of the Oscar buzz. But I am also pissed that the SAG ensemble nomination left out such great work by actors like Gloria Rueben, I mean really WTF!

2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw Bugsy in the cinema with my sister because of that amazing close up shot of Annette Bening when (spoiler alert) she was told that he had been killed and just generally her awesomeness in the film ("why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda") I knew right then and there that I loved actresses and acting and movies. The Bening deserved to win the Oscar that year and the fact that she was not even nominated still baffles me today.

3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Ann Dowd for Best Actress in Compliance, I have not even seen the film but by all accounts she is incredible in it and the fact that she has to campaign in supporting for even just a chance at a nomination and her having to self fund her campaign because she is not a star just puts me on her side automatically. Even if I end up watching and hating the performance I won't mind.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrami (ramification)

1. For Christmas this year we watched Les Miserables and it was Hathaway all over my chills!

2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw E.T (I was 5) because my family still remember me that I was depressed 3 days crying because "E.T. won't ever return" (my aunt invented a story for me with a happy ending)


3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate The Impossible and SIlver lining playbook and the Kidman + Keira Knightley

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCriticoenserio

JOE -- i applaud you're one track mind. haha. Les Miz for everythign ;)

WHY NOT - love the story about your grandma! i love hearing my mom and dad talk about movies from their childhood. it's so rare!

EVERYONE -- So let's see what we got?

For what you saw last night we got...

11 MENTIONS
Les Misérables

3 MENTIONS
The Hobbit

2 MENTIONS
Sillver Linings Playbok
Django Unchained

SINGLE MENTIONS
Lincoln
Frankenweenie
Brave
Killer Joe(SO WRONG!)

RETRO VIEWINGS
Potiche, It's a Wonderful Life, Parenthood, We're No Angels, and Lambada The Forbbiden Dance (SO WRONG!)

for favorite Christmas Moviegoing memories so far we have

3 MENTIONS
Chicago

1 MENTION
Les Miz, Brokeback Mountain, The Family Stone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Inglourious Basterds, Elf, Steel Magnolias, The Piano, Gone With the Wind, Letters from Iwo Jima, Talented Mr Ripley, Lord of the Rings, Once, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Broken Embraces, A Single Man, Bugsy, E.T.

for Oscar christmas wish we got

7 MENTIONS
Nicole Kidman

2 MENTIONS
Eddie Redmayne, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Paul Thomas Anderson, Dwight Henry

SINGLE MENTIONS
Rachel Weisz
Emmanuel Riva
Christopher Walken
Ezra Miller
Paul Thomas Anderson
Quvenzhane Wallis
Channing Tatum
Rachel Weisz
Judi Dench
Les Miz
amy adams
clint eastwood
moonrise kingdom
matthew mcconaughey
the master
kiki dunst
beasts of
Keira Knightley
The Impossible
Ann Dowd
silver linings

December 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

1. For Christmas this year we watched the Winona Ryder Little Women and it was fun seeing an embryonic Claire Danes' patented and still recognisable cry-face, now matured into a fine vintage on Homeland. Seriously though, that film holds up as completely charming, even as it feel decidedly old-fashioned in its wholesome "family-fare" style of filmmaking. And it's a total delight watching Ryder pull off winsome without being self-conscious or affected. Kirsten Dunst is in it for far less than I remember though!

2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw The Fellowship of the Ring because it only took until the title came up over Frodo sitting in a lushly verdant Hobbiton for me to be completely transported and enthralled. I still haven't seen the Hobbit but I hope it doesn't taint that formative cinematic memory.

3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Jonny Greenwood

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

ALICE -- now, that's a Master nomination I could get behind in a big way!

December 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

1. For Christmas this year we watched TABU and it was THE BEST MOVIE OF THE CURRENT DECADE!

2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw AVATAR because ME AND MY B.F. WERE SO IN LOVE AT THE TIME and HAPPY PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT CRAPPY SCREENPLAYS.


3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate HOLY MOTORS IN EVERY POSSIBLE CATEGORY.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPivo

1. For Christmas we watched The Gold Rush and it is a wonderful tradition going strong.
2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw Django Unchained, because it was the first time I went to the movies on Christmas and I heard the audience cheer bloody murder but react with horror to a penis.
3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Ezra Miller for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZ

1. Nothing yet on the big screen - but will see Lincoln and The Hobbit in the next couple of days. Watched the Doctor Who Christmas special last night and it was a solid B.

2. Un Conte de Noël - because it was something my mother and I could bond over when she was having a tough time. And there are some wonderfully watchable actresses in that film.

3. Picture, screenplay, and directing nominations for Moonrise Kingdom; Actor, Supporting Actor and screenplay nominations for Perks of Being a Wallflower; and a screenplay nomination for Looper. Yeah, I'm asking for a lot.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw nothing because I hate crowds and small children in movie theaters. (Seriously, I checked and I haven't seen a movie on Xmas Day in at least 12 years.)

If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate me for membership in the Academy. (Am I really the first person to think of this? Wow, y'all are relatively easy to please.)

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ.P.

1. We saw The Hobbit on Christmas Eve. The scenery was once again beautiful, and parts of it were fun but it was way too long withtoo many battle scenes for me. I remember the book being more lighthearted.
2. The theater near my house played A Christmas Story and It's A Wonderful Life this past weekend, and seeing them on the big screen, without commercials, with lots of audience participation, and $1 popcorn!! was really magical.
3. I agree with those who would like to see nominations for Moonrise Kingdom and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I also would like to see Anna Karenina get some love as it stayed with me for days after seeing it. My future Oscar wish (now that Mark Ruffalo has a nomination) is to see Ewan McGregor get nominated.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdaisy5

For Christmas this year I watched Les Mis * and it was well-performed but ultimately disappointing.

If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Perks of Being A Wallflower for anything.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill h

3-- Sarah Silverman "Take this waltz" (one can always dream)

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstjeans

A+ answer stjeans

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill h

For Christmas this year, we watched Amadeus, which has been a semi-Christmas tradition of mine for around 25 years now. I'm still planning to see Les Miz and Django sometime within the next week though.

My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw Amelie because (a) it's such a sweet, enchanting movie and (b) it's one of the last movies I got to see with my dad.

If Oscar voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Wes Anderson for best director, because he's my favorite contemporary filmmaker.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

For Christmas this year we watched Les Miz, and it was shockingly good. I had heard so much about it being lousy (thanks Entertainment Weekly) that I was quietly blown away. I saw it with my Dad & Stepmom and they never are effusive about movies, but my Stepmom was crying and my Dad actually applauded at the end (surely a first?).

I am really, really hoping in some impossible way that Eddie Redmayne gets an Oscar nomination out of this movie. He blew me away. Such a great tenor range. And if he doesn't get an Oscar nomination, well then I hope he gets a recording deal. I'd buy that record!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave in Alamitos Beach

1. For Christmas this year we watched Les Miserables in a packed theatre and it was good but not great. Did not overwhelm me with emotion like the first time I saw the stage play in London in 1989. However, I agree with all the other comments that Eddie Redmayne was much better than expected, as were the voices of the Enjolas and his other comrades. Russell Crowe can surely act, but I wonder who was first cast as Javert 'cuz no way in hell RC was #1 on that list.

2. Best Christmas movie experience was the first time I saw Christmas in Connecticut and fell in love with the young Barbara Stanwyck.

3. Oscar voters will give me a gift if they nominate Argo for best screenplay. It doesn't have to win, but it should be in the company of other great films of 2012.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam

For Christmas this year we watched "The Bishop's Wife " (1947) on TCM a perfect holiday movie.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

1. For Christmas this year we watched THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTOIN and it was not QUITE as enchanting as I remember, but it was more profound and just as lovely and I still have no qualms about it being my favourite 2008 release.


2. My favorite Christmas moviegoing experience ever was when I saw CHOCOLAT and A MIGHTY HEART (even though it wasn't in theatres) because I saw it with my sister, who usually doesn't got for movies as much as I and she ended up liking both and after the stress of the latter the former was a beautiful delight, even if it's hated I think Juliette and everything about it is generally winsome.


3. If Oscar Voters want to give me a gift they'll nominate Rachel Weisz

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrewK.

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