I have a feeling this is going to be a slow blogging week - I've got a fairly large to-do list to tackle! I started off this morning by crossing one off the list though - I mailed out Gwen's birth announcements! I feel so accomplished I might just be lazy the rest of the day and watch Trouble With The Curve (from Redbox). It's the little things.
Anyway, I have several movie-related things running through my head, so bullet points it is.
-We rented Here Comes The Boom from Redbox this weekend, and Derek and I loved it! It was a good movie. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the story was good, it was humorous, and there were several positive elements too - like one of the characters talking about the story of Jacob wrestling God in Genesis, and the group praying before the final match. I was wishing we had supported it by seeing it in the theaters!
-Speaking of movies and theaters, for the first time in my life I watched the Oscars. Well, part of the Oscars. I watched the red carpet coverage. Did anyone else think Amy Adams looked so sad in her interviews? I don't know what her personality is like normally, but I like her as an actress, so I felt concerned. Her dress was pretty though.
And also, I could not take that host - the Seth McFarlane guy. He bothers me. I was offended by the joke about Lincoln's assassination. I don't care if it's been 150 years, it's never going to be appropriate to joke about that. I get the feeling he was trying to offend people though. I changed the channel shortly after, so I don't know what other inappropriate things he said, but I am not a fan.
Some movie called Argo won Best Film. I haven't seen it. In fact, I didn't see the majority of the movies they talked about last night. I'm more of a kid's movie fan myself . . . why did I hear nothing about Wreck It Ralph (unless I missed it, since I changed the channel)? That was the last movie I saw in the theaters. No, wait, it was The Hobbit. That was a good movie too (though not a kid's movie - hey!).
Overall, I sat down and watched the first half hour of the Oscars and laughed, because it's basically all these movie people getting together and patting themselves on the back, and telling each other how great they are. And from someone who doesn't think most of Hollywood is that great these days, it struck me as funny!
Though someone should tell me what that Oscar mystery object was, because that's the only thing I missed that I'm curious about.
This concludes my thoughts on the Oscars.
-I find it funny that the Fonz in Happy Days was supposed to be this really cool guy, and yet the guy who played him was named Henry Winkler. I like the name Henry Winkler, but I think Fonzie would have thought he was too cool for a normal name like that. In fact, there probably could have been a whole episode with that plot, like the Full House episode where Jesse tries to hide the fact that his real name is Melvin, or Marvin, or something like that. Oh, the irony.
Disclaimer: I happen to like all of the names mentioned above - they are good, strong names! In fact Henry is a family name on my side, and I like it a lot. I'm talking about fictional character's opinions of the aforementioned names only.
What does this have to do with the previous two points? Well, Henry Winkler played a music teacher in Here Comes The Boom. Other than that, absolutely nothing. It's just been on my mind.
-I clearly prefer movies aimed at children and/or older TV shows to most of the junk they make today.
Okay, that's it. Glad I got that off my chest.