Movies and Music

Sorry for the lack of post on Friday. I sat here for a very long time, looking at that blank entry and nothing would come. So I did work instead. Boring, I know.

So, the Oscars. I watched almost all of it; I missed Hugh’s supposedly wonderful intro, because we were finishing up Burn After Reading, which should have just been titled “Clusterfuck.” But anyway, onto the show. I was fairly impressed with the new way that they’re doing the best supporting and leading actor/actress nominations. I came in on supporting actress and I am digging the five previous winners coming out and addressing the nominee directly. Very cool idea. Now, in terms of awards, well, I just don’t think I “get” Slumdog. I guess I’d better see it. But things I was happy about: Wall-E, Daniel Craig (!!), and the Academy stepped up and did right and gave Heath the Best Supporting Actor. I would have been supremely disappointed if they had not. I mean, have you seen Dark Knight? Have you? There’s something about the way he portrayed the Joker that forces itself into your subconscious. It bores a hole deep inside you, leaves a mark. That is a good actor.

However, dearest Academy, WTF was his bit in the memorial montage? My mother posited that it was because his death was not due to “natural causes.” Neither was Chris Farley and I have a vivid image of him in the montage that year. Perhaps his family asked not to be a part. But they seemed a like a very genuinely good bunch of people. So what was it? Inquiring minds want to know. I felt snubbed for him. Though, a friend just told me he was in last year’s, that doesn’t make sense. Did I miss that? Wasn’t that a little, er,soon? I guess I wouldn’t be happy either way. but I felt like it was owed to us since he got the award this year.

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I took some of your music recommendations last week, went a little download crazy and here’s how I feel:

Adele – Yes!

Like the voice because it’s unique and the songs are catchy

The Weepies – Yes!

Good for when I feeling in a mood for the slow. But very good.

Goldfrapp – where have you been all my life???

That’s all I got for now from your recs. For some (Killers, Travis, etc…) I already had some but need to check out their new material. I appreciate everyone commenting on that thread – sometimes we all need a little help.

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My weekend was fairly busy. I cleaned Saturday morning and that always cheers me up. I had girl’s night later on and we pretty much just ate and chatted, as girls are wont to do. I don’t know if you know this but when a bunch of women who have had kids get together, there’s a lot of talk about breasts, and milk, and all kinds of funky things. I am never aware of it at the time but later, I will suddenly realize how odd that seems. On Sunday, we lunched at Chilis then walked around the Tallahassee mall, which – oh my lord – is dying a slow burning death and no one gives a crap. It was completely dead. I tried, then, to go to this comic shop across the street but it is, of course, closed on Sunday. Foiled again. Luckily, one of the others was open and I picked up something and got some new dice, for Magic. Someone swiped a couple of Ash’s when they were playing and they happened to be my dice. Ugh.

So anyway, tell me about your weekend. Oscar thoughts?