Monday, February 25, 2008

More on the Oscars

Who was the "Sarah" George Clooney was with?

Tilda Swinton's dress looked like a garbage bag.

Does Rene Zellwigger have actual eye balls or just eyelashes?

I'm already tired of hearing people say that they hadn't heard of any of the actors or any of the nominated movies. Everyone should know who Daniel Day Lewis is. I just heard Barbara Walters say of Javier Bardem "who knew him". He was nominated in 2000 for Before Night Falls.

Of the best picture nominees, aside from Atonement, the others were all strong movies, with great reviews and Juno even had a good box office. It's the Oscars, what do you expect but good movies to be nominated? If you don't go see them, you don't get to say it was boring because you never heard of the films. If people start going to the good movies, maybe Hollywood would start making more of them.

It seems this was probably the lowest rated Oscars ever, beating out 2003 for that honor. And still ABC got $1.8 million for a 30 second commercial spot, up 7% from last year.

I've seen a few things like this that say "Jon Stewart didn't get a laugh all evening long." I conservatively counted that he got 20 good laughs in the opening monologue.


Megs said...

The Sarah w/ Clooney is his new girlfriend who was in the motorcycle accident with him.

I ask why Kerri Russell looks so anorexic. And what in the world were Daniel Day-Lewis & his wife, Rebecca Miller, thinking with their choice of shoes?

Natalie & Jessica's Dad said...

Unfortunately it doesn't make much financial sense to go to movies lately, especially if you're Al Bundy'd....

Movie tickets: $18
Pocorn and snacks: $20
Babysitter: $25+

Opportunity to stand in the lobby of a movie theatre on a Saturday night and gawk at brainless, belly-showing, straight-haired, all-trying-to-look-like-Britney-before-the-downfall waifs as they text each on their cell phones while standing only 8 feet from each other...priceless.

I won't complain, I'll just put the nominees on my Netflix list.

The other day my wife and I went to see Juno (and felt we made a wise choice) and, with no snacks but with an inexpensive dinner and no alcohol, we spent a hundred bucks. Ain't no way we're seeing 113 of the nominees that way ;-)

And Tilda Swinton scares me.

Howard said...

Perhaps you could snack less. Splitting a large popcorn is only about $6. But yeah, those baby sitters. When did straight-haired become pejorative?