As I'm doing my own traveling, I've gotten a chance to catch up on some pop culture news. Entertainment Weekly has a news item in the July 11th issue about how few oscar films have been released. A steadfast rule of mine the last 10 years is that if a movie is released between January and March, skip it. If you think a movie looks good after watching commercials or the trailer, don't worry you've seen the best part of the film already. There, I just saved you $10.
The print article has a the following in a nice graph that I can't find online.
Major Oscar nods received by films released before Aug. 1
2000 -- 10
2001 -- 6
2002 -- 4
2003 -- 8
2004 -- 4
2005 -- 6
2006 -- 6
2007 -- 4
This backloading of the quality movies after August first frustrates me. What I want to know is what was the last movie worth seeing released in January, February or March?