It may seem silly to us now, but mark my words, one day there will be a Sherlock Holmes Meets Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, and no one will even blink.
The 2010 Oscar nominations are finally here, and they are... not at all surprising! Not really, anyway. Look at it this way: The good news is you're going to win your office Oscar pool. The bad news is, so will everyone else, so you're just going to get your own twenty back. Sorry, but that's the way it is. Let me show you.
An Education is a movie that's gotten a lot of critical attention over the past year, so when I finally saw it recently I expected something completely different than what I got. What the movie is is a perfectly enjoyable coming-of-age story that is slightly smarter than its peers, the quaint British film of the year, and likely the launching of a new star in Carey Mulligan. What it isn't is groundbreaking or brilliant, which is what I assumed it was considering all the snooty buzz, but it is worth seeing if you like the genre, and/or want in on this Carey Mulligan action from the ground up.