Sunday, February 24, 2008

it's oscar night...

...and I couldn't care less. About the only thing less appealing than celebrities telling me how to vote and how to think is celebrities preening with vain smugness while congratulating themselves for basically doing their jobs. Which pretty much sums up Oscar Night. Where's the remote?

5 comments:

Mike said...

you obviously haven't seen No Country for Old Men. or There Will Be Blood. Which, having seen, would make watching this pretty funny.

every industry has their awards ceremonies, right? which are all kinda bs anyway, for the most part. it just so happens the movie people get to televise theirs. big deal. go watch No County, its worth it. Or better yet read some Cormac McCarthy. Incredible storyteller.

mikesielski said...

"No Country" was a great film, Dom, and a great book. Read it, then see it. Then, get back to complaining about actors and actresses.

the life of kings said...

I didn't say I didn't want to see good movies, Mike & Mike, just that I can do without the self-congratulation and the pompous, half-informed political lectures from those who feel their opinions matter more because they're famous. After all, isn't the Academy the same outfit that lauded George Clooney a couple of years back for his "bravery" for making a film critical of Sen. Joe McCarthy?

Daria said...

Even more ridiculous than The Academy Awards, are the non-academy losers who have "Oscar Parties". Nothing like cleaning bean dip off the carpet and getting ready for another day in the cubicle....

mikesielski said...

Not saying you don't want to see great movies, Dom. I guess I'm saying that the show held a little more interest for me than it did in previous years b/c I'd seen "NCFOM" and "Juno" and liked them both. (Though it was criminal that "Zodiac" wasn't nominated for anything.) You're right about the actors' pretentiousness, of course, and Daria's right about people who hold Oscar parties. Losers, the lot of them.