Oscar Who?

Well, people, the transformation is complete. I am officially completely out of it.

There was a time when I had seen all of the movies up for Best Picture at the Oscars. In fact, our best friends used to throw an Oscar party where folks would dress up in costumes reflecting their pick for best film. Now that I consider it, I don’t know that we were any more hip then, but at least we knew enough about movies made in the last year to be able to have an adult conversation about the world. And we could raise that conversation and turn it into a costume.
This year, I have seen NOT EVEN ONE of the movies on the nomination list. I don’t exactly equate movie-watching with good character, but I feel a bit loser-ish that I haven’t seen EVEN ONE. And just to add insult to injury, I’ve seen only one of the animated features. Seriously! I don’t even watch cartoons anymore! 
(By the way, who are these ClayMation people? Why are they tossing back the juice in a kids’ movie?)

Marc and I have such good intentions. We TALK about seeing movies, which is kind of like talking about exercising. We want to watch Les Mis, for example, but when we are finally on a date and we have to reacquaint ourselves with our names, our life experiences, our hopes and dreams, blah, blah, blah, we hardly have the energy, time or cash to tack on another three hours of babysitting time to watch people sing and cut their hair.

See what I mean? Total, cynical loser. It’s over. The change is complete.
Where’s my Titanic costume?

Editor’s Note: After hearing my sad story Saturday, Marc rented Argo and we watched it that evening. Wouldn’t you know, that bugger won Best Picture last night?! My efficiency-obsessed husband was so happy! One and done, baby! One movie a year and we happened upon the winner! 

0 thoughts on “Oscar Who?”

  1. You're not alone. My husband claims it's because Hollywood is currently void of genuine creativity and that we are too mature and moral to appreciate what movie-makers try to pass off as cutting edge art. I think that's his over-complicated way of saying we're old.

    The only one of the nominees that we've seen is "Brave" — another winner. We've seen it at least 15 times, since our daughter is obsessed with Merida. She even does the Scottish accent, quite well, I might add. Oh, and we've seen the previews for "Wreck-it Ralph" at least a hundred times. It's on our to-rent list for this weekend.

  2. I watched Brave (I love animateds) on the plane to Ireland and was underwhelmed, I must say. Of course, I'm 59—not exactly the demographic. 🙂 I saw 2 of the nominateds in theaters: Les Miserables (which was an enjoyable movie but not necessarily Best Picture) and Silver Linings Playbook, which was fantastic. 🙂

  3. I wanted to drag my husband to see Lincoln, and I never got that far! (He is just not a movie-goer!) I didn't watch the Oscars, either, but at least now I know which movie won best picture! 🙂

  4. I'm with you sis. Unfortunately the one movie we did see lately was Identity Thief and I don't think that one got any nods. Waste of my life watching that. I can barely watch previews because it's all so terrible and amoral! If old means I'm going to heaven, I'll take it:)

  5. Yippee! I'm not alone in the geriatric ward!

    Thanks for the solidarity, girls.

    And I'm so sorry, Tanya, but I have to agree with Jamie on the Brave issue. It started with such promise but the last half of the movie had me watching the clock. I don't easily understand animal-people.


  6. You are definitely not alone. Movies I have seen in the last 9-12 months are Madagascar 3 and Lincoln. Lincoln was LONG and SLOW and BORING and I may or may not have tried to fall asleep in the theater while watching it. (I use the term "watching" loosely here.) I do really want to see Argo though. Maybe sometime in the next year…

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