Oscar Night!!

February 26th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

One of my favorite tv day/night of the year. I watch the pre-pre-show, then the pre-show and of course the show. This year I’ve seen a lot of the movies so I have opinions. The ones I missed: Hacksaw Ridge, because it’s Mel Gibson violence-porn, Hell or High Water, (I started it but couldn’t stick with it) and Fences, because it looked too much like a static play. Two that I didn’t watch but wish that I had: Captain Fantastic and Loving. Loving looked too upsetting, and I wasn’t even aware of Captain Fantastic.

Update: I watched Captain Fantastic and I’m now rooting for Viggo Mortensen.

I found this stray photograph, misfiled. I forgot to note the date. It could be from last year. We had a decent snowstorm last year. But this is my block.

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  1. 5 Responses to “Oscar Night!!”

  2. By Mark baughan on Feb 26, 2017

    Absolute idiot night. Lowest of the low.

  3. By Julia on Feb 26, 2017

    I love watching the Oscars too. (I also watched the Golden Globes and enjoyed it very much.) Over the years, I have given up on most of the pre-show stuff but maybe I will give it a whirl again this year. Unlike you, I haven’t seen ANY of the films, although I have heard about them. I heard about Captain Fantastic and thought it would be interesting because of the survivalist/minimal living aspect, as well as the loving parent and doughty kids angle. And of course, Viggo is fairly easy on the eye.

  4. By Ayelet on Feb 27, 2017

    Hi Stacy! I just wanted to encourage you to watch “Loving”–it’s very understated and well done and the acting is wonderful. I had the same fear as you but I didn’t find it upsetting.

    P.S. I enjoyed Captain Fantastic, too!

  5. By Stacy Horn on Feb 28, 2017

    Okay, I will give it a try, thanks for letting me know!

  6. By Stacy Horn on Feb 28, 2017

    Julia, I highly recommend Captain Fantastic. Added incentive: full frontal Viggo.

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