I miss most movies in the movie theater. With a Kidlet and a dog, working and homeschooling, it’s a wonder that I get to see any movies at all, much less the ones from RedBox. As opposed to my brother, who is a filmmaker and sees almost every single movie that is released. Usually, he gives me a brief synopsis of the year’s best movies when the family gathers for Christmas.
So, even though I have only seen one ‘Best Picture’ Academy Award nominated movie this year, I already have had the full run down of the movies on this year’s list. For those of you who don’t have a filmmaker sibling and also missed the top 9 movies up for contention, the folks at Mom.me and Cinefix have made a short parody video with the year’s best films…reenacted by adorable kids (video below).
And the Nominees Are (synopses courtesy of Cinepix’s YouTube Page):
CAPTAIN PHILIPS – The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
HER – A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.
AMERICAN HUSTLE – A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET – Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
GRAVITY – A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
12 YEARS A SLAVE – In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
NEBRASKA – An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB – In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
PHILOMENA – A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Watch the Adorable Video
And the Oscar Goes to…
Now that you’re all caught up on this years contenders, what’s your vote? Which movie deserves the 2014 Oscar for ‘Best Picture?’