Two very important things happened today: 1) I had a hot stone massage pedicure, and it was HEAVEN. It was so much HEAVEN, I almost just spelled that HEAVAN. And 2), the Oscar nominations were announced.
Oh, and there may have also been a State of the Union Address. Whatever.
Obviously, the Oscar Noms is the most important of the important things that happened today. I believe I’ve mentioned in the past that every year, I attempt to watch all of the movies nominated for the 8 major awards (Picture, the four Acting awards, Director, and the two Writing awards) so I can make educated guesses as to who will win and lord it all over everyone else.
So when I read the nominations, I was filled with both glee and dread. Glee because HOLY SHIT Melissa McCarthy was nominated for Best Supporting Actress!? That accomplishes TWO major things: a funny woman was nominated for being funny, and also, Bridesmaids was the first true comedy in YEARS that was actually recognized by the Academy for being FUNNY. What have I been saying for YEARS? FUNNY MOVIES ARE AWESOME TOO. In fact, the argument could be made that my love for comedies is what caused me to start this blog because if I hadn’t spent all my time watching Anchorman for the frillionth time, I would probably have seen a lot of these freaking movies by now.
ANYWAY. Here’s where the dread comes in:
Oh god — I have to see Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close? And The Help? And Warm Horse? I HAVE TO GO SEE WARM HORSE?!
[PS. Dear Jimmy Fallon: I heart you so much. Because now, every time I see the commercial for War Horse, all I can do is mutter “Warm Horse.” So yes, I’ll be the idiot in the theatre making jokes about the boy is now being played by a puppet to avoid crying at the fact that the horse is DYING. Oh, right, spoiler alert; sorry.]
So anyway, regardless; whatever. Don’t be surprised if I end up talking about the movies as I see them — and god bless Redbox, because without that little DVD magic machine, I’d be screwed six ways from Sunday, and none of them good.
Although, as John reminded me:
John: You know, Weevil — you doing this Oscar!Watch would be more meaningful if you had seen some other movies. Like Braveheart.
Alaina: It’s on my list! Right after Warm Horse.