The Theory of EverythingNominations (5): Best Picture, Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Best Actress (Felicity Jones)
Based on the book: Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking
Why I want to watch it: Because Stephen Hawking is a brilliant and fascinating man. While familiar with his popular books, I'd love to learn more about his personal life
This movie reminds me of A Beautiful Mind, another movie that looks at the life of John Nash, a Nobel-winning economist and mathematician, who has schizophrenia. (By the way, this movie was also based on a book.) (I have a feeling this is going to make me cry.)
Watch it on: Amazon.com
Based on the book: American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History by Chris Kyle
Why I want to watch it: I'm not sure I do but only because I have a hard time watching war movies because of the violence. I think this is well worth the time though, to get an understanding of how psychologically challenging being a sniper is. This is controversial for many reasons, I think it's a fascinating look into the psyche of a man who is compelled to do his job well. Besides, Bradley Cooper is a such a good actor!