Oscars

lego oscarDid you watch the Oscars? What a mess. I thought the host was terrible–I hate Neil Patrick Harris, and he was as bad as I figured.  Not funny at all, and some pretty insulting jokes at times. His opening number had some great effects in it, making it look like it was live, but it was all pre-configured to look that way. Nothing else on the show impressed me.  Except the Lego Oscars that were handed out during the performance of “Everything is Awesome” from the Lego movie.  Those looked 3D printed.  Now I’m wondering if they’re on thingiverse.com.

And the Oscar everyone waits for–Best Picture — always at the very end of the show – was the final nail in the coffin: Birdman.  Seriously??? I fell asleep halfway through that movie and never got around to finishing it, it just didn’t make much sense to me. I guess I should have tried–and probably will now, just to see what happened that made it worthy of the best picture Oscar.  American Sniper won far too few awards, and Grand Budapest Hotel won far too many awards. Gawd, THAT movie was a real comedic farce. The goofy sets and comical acting was like watching the game “Clue” come to life. So many backgrounds and sets were so fake-looking I didn’t know if they were SUPPOSED to look like that, or if it was just really poorly made.  Just a ridiculously goofy movie.

And Neil Patrick Harris in his tidy whities?  Come on, I know it was a reference to Birdman, but it was still just as lame as the rest of his performance and just seemed embarrassing.  That’s about all I can say.  Since the Oscars are pretty much my “SuperBowl” for the year (I prefer the Oscars over the actual SuperBowl, and watch the SuperBowl just for the commercials), I would say this year it was just as disappointing and the playoff game that lost the Packers this year’s championship.  Just a lame year all the way around I guess.  Better luck next time!

Now I’m off to see if I can get through Birdman without falling into a near-coma again… Wish me luck!

Snow, Bowls and Oscar

Pretty busy these days!  Tomorrow we’re going to the annual Snow Sculpting Championships in Lake Geneva to check out the finished sculptures right after they’re done, before judging begins.  Kevin and I are going, but have to be back quick, since he has to work in the afternoon.

Then Sunday is the SuperBowl.  I was sorry to see the Packers didn’t make it this year, they got so close!  It was an exciting championship game.  I knew that much, and I don’t know sh*t about football!

After that, Kevin’s birthday is next week on February 5th, and Oscar time is coming up on February 22nd.  Before that date, I’m trying to find time to watch as many Oscar-nominated movies as possible.  We watch Boyhood, and it was really good.  American Sniper was even better though.  I watched about 1/2 of Birdman with Michael Keaton and I just couldn’t figure it out.  I ended up falling asleep and never did get back to watching the rest of it.  If I have time, I watch it over again before the 22nd.  I also watched Whiplash.  I thought that one was ok, but nowhere near as good as Boyhood or American Sniper.  Those are just some of the nominees for Best Motion Picture.  There’s several other categories I haven’t even looked at yet.  Many of which are more nominations for the same movies, but others are different movies I’ll have to look into finding.