I've Already Started Writing My Acceptance Speech

Last February, a whole month after I started blogging and well before anyone other then myself had laid eyes on this blog, I went on record as saying that Matt and I spent most of February watching Academy Award nominated movies. It's a fun thing that we do together to cope with the lack of football. It also makes February fly by and I'm all about speeding these cold boring months by.

The nominations aren't yet out. According to the ever reliable Google search, they should be released on February 2nd. Since that doesn't leave much time before the actual awards are handed out to catch all the films, we try to start early with a few movies that seem like shoo-ins for Academy Award nods. So far we've seen:
Inglorious B: a fun film about the Nazi invasion of Europe. Really it's like a caricature of different cultures. Everyone is mocked. No one is spared. I might get chewed out for liking a comedy about the largest genocide in history but it's no big deal, I've been chewed out before.
Up: I watched this with the kids while Matt fell asleep on the couch. I am in love with this flick. Much like a MTV's Teen Mom, everyone should watch this. There are lessons and wisdom in both programs, but if you only have time for one I would chose Up.
Matt saw Avatar while I was in Georgia, which means I'll be going to the movies by myself to see it. I'll let you know what I think. I'm sure you are waiting on pins and needles for me to tell you how you should feel about Avatar. I won't let you down.

Tonight we watched Julie and Julia. For those of you that aren't familiar, the movie is based on a book by the title character Julie about her year of cooking through Julia Child's cookbook and then blogging about it. It's a fun flick. I would definitely recommend it. I particularly enjoyed the observations about blogging. They touch on how she becomes self-involved from writing about herself all the time (I'm sure none of us have any experience with that) and how she pines for comments and readers. I can't relate to this at all. I never give any thought to how many readers/comments I get. I don't pine for your love and approval. (Lies. All lies. I need you.)

In the end, Julie makes it big. Gets a book deal and eventually a movie is made out of said book. Don't be mad at me for giving away the ending. It's not my fault if you couldn't figure out the ending based on the premise of the movie.

Every time Matt gets wind of a blogger making it big off of their blog, he gets all starry eyed and asks me when I'm going to strike it rich so he can retire. I roll my eyes at him and point out that I don't run a very professional show over here. I'm pretty sure that most would consider it poor business practice to steal borrow pictures of Trent Edwards celebrities from random places around the Internet and then charge money for it. Sorry Matt, it doesn't look like early retirement is in the cards for you, unless, of course, you know where I can find said pictures without infringing on anyone's rights.

Thanks in advance to the Edwards family for generously donating their family picture album for my profit. I promise I write you into my memoirs which will naturally be made into a film, in which I will be played by Megan Fox (based solely on our striking resemblance) and will win an Academy Award for Screenplay, of course.

15 comments:

John Seegrist said...

I'm first to comment - Woot! Woot!

Dione said...

Ugh! My husband was logged in instead of me! Dang it! Now I'm the second to comment!

Ms Bibi said...

I loved Julie & Julia.My kids watched UP about 7 times by now. I had to by them the movie.

Shell said...

I love Julie and Julia.

Up- that scene in the beginning, going through the old guy's life, made me cry.

Cristina said...

You know what?? My hubs and I are total movie buffs and we don't do this...we totally should. I haven't seen J&J or Avatar, but he's seen Inglorious B and really liked it - but we're hard core Tarantino fans too...Just watched Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 twice this weekend - eve the soundtrack kicks booty!

xx

Cristina

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

Would you watch Julie and Julia again? I haven't seen it yet. A bunch of women friends of mine went out to dinner then went to see that movie. I went to dinner because I never turn down soup and salad at the Olive Garden. Mm.. Zuppa Tuscana. But after dinner, Belina (my sil) and I ditched the others and saw Terminator instead. And we liked it.

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I just noticed that I typoed my sister-in-law's name. Belinda. She rocks.

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

the entire time I was going to college, kev joked that when I got out, he was going to retire and let me bring home the bacon. He was kidding. kinda. now, he works 1/2 the time, so it could be worse, right?

**He's taken a career change that makes working 1/2 the time the norm, so please don't construe hubs is lazy or anything. . .only 1/2 the time. : )

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

construe/misconstrue??? whatevah. ya got the gist? I'm so blond today.

foxy said...

I love the idea of watching all of the nominees before the awards show. I might just have to steal that. And, gah, my hubs says the same freaking thing about "when am i going to strike it rich with the blog so he can retire". Uh, yeah, I'm working on that, ok?? Geeez. So freaking demanding.

coach said...

Watching all the Academy Award nominated movies with my wife is one of my favorite things I do all year. Tough thing to do though.

Also it would be great if she struck it rich. I am tired of waking up at 6 every morning!

The Boob Nazi said...

I AM SO OFFENDED YOU LIKED A MOVIE THAT IS ABOUT WWII AND THE NAZIS. SOOOO OFFENDED! hahahaha
I liked IB. I loved Up. I'm too lazy to look at the other movies and I forgot about them. Oh I didn't see Julie and Julia because I was lazy. THat's pretty much what my entire life is about.
Also, did you delete me from your sidebar? I'm a little hurt. :(

foxy said...

Hey chic - I have a little something for you over at my place! yay!

Happy weekend...

Crystal said...

I want to see Julia and Julie. And I know what you mean...my husband says the same things. :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

We saw Up in the theater and loved it!!! It's nice to see a movie that all three of us will enjoy!