So it's Friday. What are your plans for the weekend? Oh yea? That sounds great; should be a lot of fun.
OK, enough about you.
I don't have any weekend plans, and from the way I'm currently feeling I may be spending it close to the can. What's up with the cramps; first Lisa and now me? At least as a colitis sufferer I have an excuse. Whatever.
So the Oscar Nominations came out yesterday. Of course I haven't seen any of the movies in any of the categories save for Iron Man, which is up for "Achievement in sound editing" and Achievement in visual effects." Oooo! I haven't even seen the any of the best animated feature nominations. My kids have seen more Oscar nominated movies than me.
I'd really like to see The Wrestler. Yes I like Mickey Rourke. Go f*ck yourself. Yes he made some shi**y movies, and yes he went off the deep end for about 10+ years, and yes he looks like he got whacked with the ugly stick, and yes his closest friend is a Chihuahua, but I still like him. And I hear Marisa Tomei gets naked so it's got more than just Rourke going for it, you snobs.
I'm sorry for my bitter tone. I blame the cramps, and I'm not talking about that punk band, though who knows, maybe they are at fault. But I also blame the fact that during my lunch time drive today I heard the following suck ass songs on the radio; songs that I wish would just go away:
- Lyin' Eyes
- Don't go breaking my heart
- With Arms Wide Open
- It's till Rock and Roll to me
- Hotel California
Am I asking too much?
So I'd like to see some of these movies and performances that the academy is raving about. Wait! I saw another one. Robert Downey Jr. is up for Best supporting actor for his role as a white man playing a black man in Tropic Thunder. Great stuff. He likely won't win, what with being up against a dead guy and all. Ledger is bound to get the sympathy vote.
I see Anne Hathaway is up for best actress in something called Rachel Getting Married. Never even heard of it, though I did hear that she shows her cans in Brokeback Mountain. I wouldn't know because I don't want to wade through dead guy and Zodiac guy making the broke-back mountain to get to them. Boy this is turning into some sort of six-degrees of Downey separation thingy; Downey in Iron Man, Downey vs. Ledger who was in Brokeback with Hathaway and Gyllenhaal, who was in Zodiac with Downey.
Kate Winslet is up for another Oscar. Has she ever won? I like old Kate. Another fine actress who respects her art enough to get naked for it. God love her.
And hey wow, both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are up for Oscars. That might be some sort of Oscar first, but I'm sure a movie nerd out there can confirm that. SPEAK O movie nerd.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is up for a ton of awards, but I've heard more than a few discouraging reviews of this film. Might be worth waiting for the DVD. I'd sure hate to see Brad Pitt beat out Mickey Rourke for Best Actor. I think if the academy has any love and/or respect for Rourke they need to give it to him now while he's still around and working.
There sure are a lot of throw away Oscars at the Oscars: Best Live Action Short Film – "Auf der Strecke?" "Spielzeugland?" "The Pig?" does anybody see this stuff?
Hey look, Hellboy II: The Golden Army is up for a makeup award. Good for Hellboy. I know he puts a lot of time into his appearance.
Looks better than Mickey Rourke anyway.