Oscar Weekend

I have not had as much time as I used to in the last several months to get out there and see all the movies that I might’ve wanted to see.

Next Sunday (March 5) is the Academy Awards show, and in the last five years or so, I’ve always at least taken in the 5 flicks up for best picture, so that when the winner is announced, I can have a qualified opinion about why the people who do the voting are fucking idiots.

This year will be no exception, although I am in the position of needing this “cram” weekend to do it all.

Last night, Jen and I went to the budget theatre in Oak Creek to catch The New World, which is up for best cinematography. I really enjoyed Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line, so I banked on this one being equally moving from a visual standpoint. I thought it was, for the most part.

Today I have three flicks on the agenda: Brokeback Mountain at noon, Good Night, and Good Luck around 3, and Munich later in the evening. That will leave me with only one left to go in the Best Pic category…

Right now Jen is breathing down my neck to help her with some housework, though, so that’s all I have to say about that. If you’re in Milwaukee and want to join up for any of the day’s movies, give me a call.

Reviews/reactions to come…

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