(The following post is brought to you by my fatigued and disjointed brain.)
I didn’t get around to posting yesterday, but it was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Happy Choice, ladies! *raises glass*
The Oscar nominations have been out for only a day, and already I’ve lost money on them. On our way home from the movies Saturday night, post-There Will Be Blood and pre-barffest, we were talking about how Daniel Day-Lewis has GOT to be a shoo-in for Best Actor this year, especially since he didn’t win for Gangs of New York and that’s kind of how the Oscars roll (see also: Washington, Denzel). And I started whining about Sweeney Todd, which I really did not like, and said that I bet it would win Best Picture because stupid shit like that happens all the time. The husband disagreed and we bet $5 on it.
Well, Sweeney Todd wasn’t even nominated. But I put another $5 down on both Johnny Depp winning Best Actor and Atonement winning Best Picture, because even though the latter looks like a boring pile of The English Patient leftovers, sweeping period romances tend to fare well. The husband thinks the Coen brothers are going to win big. I hope they do, but I have serious doubts.
I really suck at gambling.
I do think Javier Bardem is going to win Best Supporting Actor, and rightly so because he was amazing. And I will hump the TV during his acceptance speech because I lurve him, despite his frighteningly large cabeza (see also: the husband’s head).
Dave Eggers is coming to my school’s Visiting Writers Series in a few days and all I can think of is this one great line from Californication, which went something like, “It could be a piece of shit or a heartbreaking work of staggering genius…There’s a difference?”
I tried to watch Smokin’ Aces last night and it was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. I actually managed to sit through a whole hour before giving up on it.
I know it’s stupid, but I’m really bummed about Heath Ledger. I guess I’m thinking of his daughter. That’s got to be so confusing for a little kid that age. You see Daddy all the time, and then suddenly you don’t.