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Waiting on Wednesday: The Oscars Edition

Waiting on Wednesday: The Oscars Edition

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly hosted by Breaking the Spine.A quick update on my trek through this year’s Oscar nominees! Since I originally posted, I’ve seen Philomena and 12 Years a Slave. I really enjoyed Philomena. Judy was marvelous in her portrayal of a mother in search of the son she unwillingly gave up. There were lots of tears in this movie for me! 12 Years a Slave was meh for me. There wasn’t enough character building so I wasn’t able to connect with anyone in the movie and the music, which is so often used to build on the moment and draw you in was either absent or dissonant to the scene it was distracting. What Oscar picks have you seen? Did you like them? Movie Nominations Quick Review American HustleBuy on Amazon.com Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Director   Captain PhillipsBuy on Amazon.com Best Picture Best Supporting Actor   Dallas Buyers ClubBuy on Amazon.com Best Picture Best Actor Best Supporting Actor GravityBuy on Amazon.com Best Picture Best Actress Best Director   HerBuy on Amazon.com Best Picture NebraskaBuy on Amazon.com Best Picture Best Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Director PhilomenaBuy […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on February 20, 2014
Waiting on Wednesday: The Oscars Edition

Waiting on Wednesday: The Oscars Edition

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly hosted by Breaking the Spine.I really like the idea of “Waiting on” Wednesday, but I can barely keep track of the books I have scattered about my house and stored on my Nook to participate in this event weekly. And then I thought, HEY! I’m waiting on the Oscars and consuming so many movies right now, in the spirit of “Waiting On” Wednesday, I could do an Oscars Edition. So here is goes! On Super Bowl Sunday, I posted about how the Oscars is my Super Bowl. In the months leading up to the big event, I train hard. I’m at the locally owned second run theatre at least once a week sometimes twice. I don’t mind seeing movies alone. On the 6th, I saw Her alone because the hubby wasn’t interested in watching a man fall in love with his computer. Personally, for me, Her was the best romantic movie I’ve seen in ages. So below is breakdown of the big nominations. I’ll be updating the last column with a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down, the rating system here at Second Run Reviews, after I see a movie. If I think the movie […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on February 12, 2014
A Note from the Director: My Super Bowl is not your Super Bowl

A Note from the Director: My Super Bowl is not your Super Bowl

That’s right. I said it. I don’t care about the Broncos and the Seahawks. I won’t even be tuning in to watch the commercials. Tonight at about 10 to 8, I’ll be making tea, snuggling up with the kitty-babies and tuning into PBS to watch Sherlock insult Watson and the Dowager Countess insult everyone. My Super Bowl is a month away and I have a lot of prep to do. I am a huge movie buff and this is my favorite time of year. I relish being able to go to the movie theatre almost every weekend and get lost in the dark. Next to the smell of fresh brewed coffee mixed with the smell of new books, watching a movie is one of my favorite experiences. And I don’t mind waiting. It’s become kind of a challenge for me to see how many nominated movies I can see before the Oscars and then making my picks. I’m not very good at picks. I ignore the critics and vote with my heart. What movie made me laugh or cry or look at the world in a different way? Those are the movies that should win. Sometimes a box office hit […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on February 2, 2014