The Hurt Locker:
This is already being touted as the dark horse for Best Picture, and I was really excited to see this. Well, when it was over, I was disappointed. I really don't know what it was (I'll watch it again soon), but it seemed like it was pointless. Like what was this movie trying to say, the Iraq War is bad and shouldn't be fought? I don't need a 2 hour movie to prove it to me, I know it's wrong. And Jeremy Renner, and espically Anthony Mackie, give the only performances in the film that weren't shakey. So, I would be really disappointed if this (or Up In The Air) wins Best Picture.
The Blind Side:
I try to be openminded when I'm watching a movie...but sometimes, it doesn't work. First of all, the movie is a MESS. It feels like the worst Lifetime movie you've ever seen. The story is unbelievable, and amazingly, this is based on a true story. Now, here's the answer to the question most of been asking, should Sandra Bullock be nominated? NO! Her performance was so unatural, annoying, and when she is saying her big speechs, she looks like she is reading cue cards. Why in the hell is she getting buzz? So, I urge you readers not to go see this, unless Bullock does get nominated, then watch at your own risk.