Officially time to open this thread, even if I'm one of the few who cares. I'm disappointed every year, but my favorite part is the speculation and seeing the movies, of course. I feel like getting a jump on this because I saw 7 movies this weekend. I had a 5 day weekend and I used it to see Les Miserables, Django Unchained, Pitch Perfect, The Other Dream Team, Looper and the Minecraft movie for good measure. Lots of movies were watched. Looper might be my favorite of the bunch, but Les Miserables slayed me. I thought about mentioning it in the "Tears of Manliness" thread, but people were talking about serious stuff there so I decided to start this thread early instead. I would love to hear from other film fans what they thought about some of these movies. I feel like I've seen a good chunk of what will likely get nominated.
Why do the Oscars matter? They don't. The show is almost always unwatchable and way too self-important. But I love movies and like the BCS, which also leaves most people unhappy about the process of picking winners, at least the Oscars prompts us to debate and talk about film and for that I keep tuned in. What's at the top of your list currently? What should I see with my coming 4 day weekend?