The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Bossy didn’t see this film, but she knows from the above movie poster it’s the story of a man who lives his life backward, beginning as an aging Jon Voight and progressing through time until he becomes his son-in-law Brad Pitt. Three stars.
Frost/Nixon. Bossy isn’t sure if this is a movie or a recipe. One star.
Milk. Again with the recipe. Two stars. And those two stars are Sean Penn and Josh Brolin.
The Reader on Revolutionary Road. Nearly a decade after her affair with a teenage boy during World War II, Kate Winslet moves to a Connecticut suburb with Leonardo DiCaprio after their ocean liner capsizes. Four stars.
Slumdog Millionaire. This is the story of an Indian teenager who wins the Hindi version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and then is suspected of cheating the other Oscar nominees by sweeping the Academy Award categories at the last minute. Five stars.
Or you can see all the Oscar nominees here.
And who remembers Bossy’s 2008 Oscar picks?
MariaV saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 9:23 am
These nominations remind me that it has been a very long time since I saw a movie.
dgm saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 9:28 am
I think “Frost/Nixon” sounds like a movie about an assassination attempt on the president.
koehmstedt saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 9:34 am
Thanks for the bossy stars… I really want to see Revolutionary Road and Slumdog Millionaire, the others can wait until DVD.
Bridget saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 10:08 am
I like Bossy’s Oscar pics better than the real ones. Bruce Springsteen was robbed and Slumdog should win it all.
Cat@MyNameIsCat saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 10:13 am
I never go to see movies, but I somehow always knew what was new and buzz-worthy, but somehow that Slumdog Millionaire totally caught me by surprise at the Golden Globes, and now it goes and wins the Golden Bossy, too.
Domestic Goddess (in training) saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 10:27 am
I haven’t seen any of them, but is anyone else curious how Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio have managed to not age a day since Titantic. Did Dick Clark pass on his secrets or what?
furiousball saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 10:44 am
i’ve seen slumdog and it’s brilliant. heard good things about frost/nixon and benjamin buttons, which is not, i repeat not the sequel to billy madison
jandondi saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 11:03 am
WAIT just a minute…I’m behind on bossys…so I am SO laughing at Baracks Stimulas PACKAGE from a few days ago that I just have to comment….
Maybe the funniest blog and comments ever.
jen saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 11:25 am
I’m holding out for “Snoop Dogg Millionaire.” Four Stars, foshizzle!
Hokie Deb saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 11:26 am
–>The part about Frost/Nixon being a recipe made me CHUCKLE.
I always just netflix these movies so I can sit on my couch and watch them in the comfort of my own home.
Rochelle saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 11:35 am
I’ve seen them all and that pretty much summed it up! As for “Ben Button,” I saw this last night and thought it was hilarious. “If You See One Version of Forrest Gump this year…” http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/1d76506803/the-curious-case-of-forrest-gump-from-fgump44
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 11:57 am
Slumdog Millionaire has made my Top 10 movies ever list. To say I love it is to be very understated.
I’ve heard Benjamin Button described as “Life is like a box of digital effects.”
g saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 11:57 am
I loved Slumdog Millionaire! I don’t think I’ve seen anything else but Dark Knight, and while that was fun and Heath Ledger was fantastic (sob) the movie as a whole was….not so much.
And despite the fact that I heart Brad, Benjamin Button just strikes me as another boring “cosmetic aging” pic. Kind of like Little Big Man, if you are old enough to remember. And wasn’t there some other pic recently where a popular actress did the whole Aging Makeup thing? Bo-o-o-o-ring.
Give me some Bollywood!
POD saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm
Benjamin Button – yeah, like we really want to see someone else’s life get better over time.
Heide saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm
“Frost/Nixon. Bossy isn’t sure if this is a movie or a recipe.” Very, very funny. Can I steal that line and use it with friends who don’t read your blog?
Reeb saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm
Want to see Slumdog on big screen; Benjamin B at home where I can go to bathroom and raid refrigerator during its three hour length.
Looking at the wrinkly photo of Brad made me wonder: did he look at himself in the mirror on old guy makeup days and say, “so that’s what I’ll look like when I’m old!” or say “no way am I looking like this, taut Robert-Redford face here I come!”
joeinvegas saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 1:51 pm
We saw Button, thought it very good. Nixon? hey, we just got rid of Bush.
Grandma J saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm
Sadly, I haven’t seen any of these movies…and I go to the movies every week! The only one that has played locally is Benjamin Button, and I don’t care to watch someone get younger while I get older.
I want to see Revolutionary Road today, then I will go see Hotel For Dogs next week with my CA grandkids…because last week I took my TX grandson to see Mall Cop. Do you see a pattern? Silly movies will never win anything, but it allows Grandma J to laugh like a friggin hyena.
Seriously, I found Doubt, Gran Torino and The Changeling to be fabulous and obviously unappreciated by the industry.
Huh? What? this isn’t my blog?
Ok, I’ll quietly slip out the back way.
The Cheap Chick saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 5:12 pm
Why can’t the Academy ever nominate movies that I watch? Like HellBoy and Iron Man? Sure, Dark Knight got the nod, but someone had to DIE to get their attention. Sigh. I bet The Watchmen gets passed over next year…
chantel saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 5:36 pm
I’m hoping for Milk. I was really moved by Sean Penn’s acting. Plus I live in San Francisco so I’m hoping for a win. I loved Slumdog so I won’t be dissapointed if that wins a few too!!
Michelle saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm
I wouldn’t have even heard of Slumdog Millionaire if a teacher I work with hadn’t mentioned seeing it.
But I’ve seen Milk, and OH MY GOD, IT IS AMAZING. It deserves more than two stars, Bossy, I promise.
Dexter saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 7:27 pm
I cant believe Kevin James was snubed in the best actor catagory for Mall Cop. This is an outrage!
amberstar saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 7:36 pm
They have released Slumdog on a large scale here today. I thought I’d about missed its run and was thinking of going to the other side of town to see it.
We did go see Benjamin Button and liked it very much.
Gigi saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm
I saw Slumdog Millionaire and it was just so. sad. I like happy rainbow sunshine movies. The sad? Not so much. Don’t let that happy dance at the end fool you. Children in peril= can not enjoy.
Gigi’s Oscar goes to: Baby Mama!!!
Catherine McP saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm
I’ve seen BenjaminButtonboy, The Reader and Slumdog Millionaire…..Slumdog wins by a land slide. Well in my world anyways! I do want to see Milk though.
VE saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 8:43 pm
I was hoping for Paul Blart: Mall Cop. The acting, the drama, the special effects…just WOW! Must have not made it out in time.
mrs. g. saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 9:46 pm
With the exception of Slumdog, I think this is a bleak year of Oscar nominees.
And I have not seen most of them because my college daughter introduced me to a certain website. That would just be wrong.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysJanuary 23, 2009 at 11:37 pm
I trust Bossy for all things, including movies. I seem to remember movies. I have a vague recollection of sitting still in front of a huge screen Hoovering popcorn. Now I just do that in front of a desk-top monitor, clicking from one blog to another frantically and obsessively.
In addition, furthermore, and in conclusion, Grandma J’s(#17) last two lines made me laugh.
Auds at Barking Mad saysJanuary 24, 2009 at 12:41 am
I haven’t seen ANY of the movies nominated so I’m just gonna take your word for it.
Jason saysJanuary 24, 2009 at 9:22 pm
For a minute I thought the Kate Winslet photo was Bossy in uniform. You and Kate could be twins.
Tootsie Farklepants saysJanuary 24, 2009 at 9:24 pm
Thought Ben Buttons was good but it did not NEED to be 3 hours.
Redneck Mommy saysJanuary 25, 2009 at 3:42 am
I’m not going to even bother watching all of the movies now.
Nothing can live up to your review.
Plus, it’s way cheaper than forking out all that dough for admission and popcorn.
Jacmo saysJanuary 25, 2009 at 1:57 pm
you crack me up. Always. Thanks for the reviews!
Kelly saysJanuary 25, 2009 at 4:16 pm
Milk deserves three stars: an additional star for having Diego Luna in it. Just try saying his name out loud, while looking out the window, in a manner both quiet and dreamy. Di-e-goooo Luuuu-naaaa. It’s fun. And he’s hot.
mom101 saysJanuary 26, 2009 at 1:06 am
You’ll be happy to know that somewhere in between Jon Voigt and hot Brad Pitt he does a little Robert Redford. It’s not as wacky in the six degrees department, but it does give me hope that we’ll get to ogle Brad Pitt for a good long time.
Sewmouse saysJanuary 26, 2009 at 8:05 am
Haven’t seen ANY of these movies. However, that photo from the “Milk” movie seems to be just a picture of noses. There are a LOT of noses in that picture, some of which are rather spectacular noses.