The Oscar Project
It is March and we are only a week away from this year’s Oscars. The top prizes in Hollywood will be given out next Sunday, March 12 and while I’m a bit behind in my own Oscar nominee viewing this year, I’m excited for the show. It looks like there are going to be a number of live musical performances of the songs nominated for Best Original Song, and the announced list of presenters is already full of some of the top stars of today.
But you’re here for the announcement of the next category in the film challenge along with my pick for the week. After some films the last few weeks that might not have been that great for the kids, this week the category is a Family-Friendly Movie. Believe it or not, this was actually a harder category for me to find a film I hadn’t seen before. I have kids so some of the movies I see sooner than others are the newest animated films. This list I found from PureWow.com give us “The 80 Best Family Movies of All Time” and out of the 80, I have seen 58. That said, I did have a decent amount of choices from this list.
And before I reveal my pick, I’m not sure I agree that everything on that list is truly family friendly. The Hunger Games appears on the list as does Jurassic Park and The Adam Project, all of which I wouldn’t recommend for younger kids. But by and large, the list is a great look at films the entire family can enjoy.
My Selection-Akeelah and the Bee
This film is one that I heard about when it first premiered in 2006, but haven’t seen in the ensuing years. I love the cast of this, especially Laurence Fishburn and Angela Bassett, but also Keke Palmer who was a brand new young actress at the time, and has grown into a star with voice appearances in two Ice Age films and more recent roles in last year’s Lightyear and Nope. I stumbled on her excellent performance opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the 2007 film Cleaner which she made soon after Akeelah and was interested to see another film of hers from this period.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?