Film fans deliver Oscar tips
By HELEN JACK
KATE LOVETT and her family have a habit of going to the cinema together and pretty much know their movies.
But even the outcome of this weekend’s Academy Awards ceremony could go to any of the nominees because they are all so good.
Andrew Lovett said his favourite movie of 2007 was There Will Be Blood starring Daniel Day Lewis.
“His performance was incredible,” he said.
“The movie was not blood-thirsty like its name makes out but Lewis’ performance is what really makes the film.
“I think he should win an award for best performance.”
Maryanne McHugh said they had just seen the movie The Bucket List which was sad, yet inspiring.
“It’s about two old men who know they are going to die and so make a list of things they would like to do before they die,” she said.
“It stars two fantastic actors, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, it’s just fantastic.
“Jack Nicholson always seems to play ratbag characters.”
Kate, 9, and Maryanne both agreed that Ratatouille was a lot of fun as well as being about food.
While James, 13, said he was a big fan of the Simpsons, so he loved watching Simpsons The Movie.
Lismore Cinema duty manager Nicole Pryor said the Academy Awards had no influence on the number of people coming to the cinema.
“Movies like Shrek and Harry Potter pull in the people but they are not Oscar contenders,” she said.
“I think people in the movie industry care about the Oscars but the public or consumers of movies don’t really care, they will see whatever movie they want to see.”