My husband and I like to see movies – especially in the latter part of December and early in January when studios fill theaters with great movies in order to make the required screening date of December 31, and be eligible for an academy award.
We especially love to do movie marathons, seeing three films a day sometimes, in order to get them all in before the Academy Awards. We focus on potential movie, actor, and director nominees.
That can be a lot of movies since we’re usually choosing our viewing by reading critic’s predications for who they think will be nominated, but it’s our Christmas week goal to see them all. This year we spent Christmas with family out of state and missed our annual movie binge, so we’re slowly trying to get caught up. It’s easier because the list is smaller since nominees have been announced.
We don’t live in a huge “market” so often don’t get to see the best films until January roles around. Theaters are full of them now. We finally got “The Imitation Game” this past week and saw it with anticipation last night. Great movie – we loved everything about it. Benedict Cumberbatch was terrific in the role of Alan Turing. The story was good – based on fact – of a few men and one woman who attempt to break Nazi Germany’s code system during WWII. Well worth seeing, and of the four nominated movies I’ve seen so far, the best.
Seeing the movie made me want to read the book. It’s sure to be even better than the movie – a fascinating read.