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Monday, February 29, 2016

Movies and the Oscars






Do you enjoy movies? If you're a regular reader, you know that I do. IMDB (Internet Movie DataBase) is my friend. I’ll be watching a movie and see a familiar face. Immediately, I want to know who s/he is and what movie or TV show I know them from. I love the ease with which I can find the information. That aside, I enjoy movies.

When I was growing up, we saw lots of movies on television. I saw few movies at the theater. When I did, it was a real treat. We did go to the drive-in. Dad would pile us all in the station wagon with bags of popcorn we made at home. No running to the concession stand for us. We brought our own refreshments.

Fortunately, I married a guy who enjoys movies, too. He introduced me to James Bond and I introduced him to The Lord of the Rings. I fell in love with action adventure. I can’t say the same for him with fantasy. Even so, he indulges me by sitting through The Hunger Games and Divergent series, and I watched Mad Max. One movie genre we both enjoy is science fiction. Together, we eagerly awaited the seventh Star Wars movie plus all the Star Trek movies.


So last night, we watched the Oscars. Sorry to say, a lot of the movies nominated were unfamiliar. And many movies we did see weren’t even nominated. Oh, well . 

We get a phenomenal amount of enjoyment from a couple of hours in a darkened theater with a shared box of popcorn and a soft drink. Or at home in our living room. Gotta have that bowl of popcorn. 



I know a book lasts longer. I love it when a book I’ve enjoyed is turned into a movie. I’m always skeptical that the movie won’t live up to the book. Most don’t disappoint.






I hope you enjoyed the Oscars. Did you see any of the nominated movies? What about the winners?


6 comments:

  1. I think the only nominated movie I saw this year was the new Star Wars movie. I'll do better next year. Maybe.

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    1. I always say that--next year. But some of the pictures don't appeal. And some have such sensitive subjects, I don't think I could watch them. Thanks for your comment.

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  2. I love IMBD too. It is so useful. I'm not a fan of watching the award shows though. They bore me. I'd rather watch a movie.

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    1. LOL After watching last night's show, I agree. I was very disappointed in the "political" message Chris Rock was conveying. To me, an actor is an actor and his or her work should be rewarded. It shouldn't depend on his/her color/race/sexual orientation/religion/whatever. Reward good work.

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  3. That's the thing I can't stand about the Oscars. The nominated movies are ones I either never heard of or wouldn't see. Why can't the movies that everyone flocks to the theaters to see during the year be part of the show?

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    1. Agree, Chrys! It's like "literary" awards. As if popular movies or books can't be good enough to reward. It used to be that comedies were not only nominated but won. It Happened One Night is a good example. But then that was in the 1930s.

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