The Academy Awards are set for Sunday night. I can't wait. This week, I've seen two more movies that will round out my Oscar experience:
In Animal Kingdom , Jackie Weaver was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the matriarch of a mid-level crime family. She did a good job playing the cold and calculating mother of a group of thugs. When her grandson comes to live with her, after her daughter dies from a drug overdose, the kid soon has to choose between the law and his murdering, thieving, drug-dealing flesh and blood. It was pretty good.
I liked The Town much more than I thought I would. It is based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan. Ben Affleck directed, helped adapt the screenplay and starred in this film about a group of bank robbers in Charlestown, MA. He falls for a former hostage, played by Rebecca Hall, that the gang took during a heist. Jeremy Renner was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a volatile member of the group. It was good.
You may now return to your regularly scheduled activities.