I’ve been reading a lot about War Horse lately.
People who follow the movie industry seem to think it’s got a shot at an Oscar
nomination. The highly-anticipated screen adaptation of the stage adaptation of
the novel will be out on Christmas. If you can’t wait ‘til then to get your
new-horse-movie fix, there is another film that was released in limited markets
Kris Kristofferson, Aiden Quinn, and a clever Gyspy horse named Odd Job Bob.
Let’s cut to the chase: this film is not going to go head-to-head with War
Horse in the Oscar race. In fact, it’s getting pretty much universally panned
by critics. However, judging from the preview, if you do decide to go see this
film, you will probably at least be able to appreciate the amount of training
that must have gone into Bob’s training. I’m going to predict that he easily
steals the show.
Hey, if you find yourself stuck trying to find
entertainment for your young cousins over Thanksgiving weekend, better this
than Twilight, right?
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