12 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'academy awards':

My name is Srah and I'm here to recruit you!

Oscar time snuck up on me and there are still three more I'd like to see before the night itself. We'll see if I actually accomplish that, with everything else I have to do. In the meantime, you can still enter my Oscars poll. Some people have reported errors in submitting their picks, so if your name is not on the list below, please re-enter! TrishaAlfieKatelinJess (fushmush)Aunt PamSylvieJasonMaryleneBob B.Erin P.Mike H.allthewine The rest of you have until Saturday night to enter!...

srah - Tuesday, 17 February 2009 - 8:35 PM
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WTF, Academy?

I have created an Oscars pool. You can enter your picks here, any time between now and 12am EST on February 22, 2009 (that is to say, the Saturday night before the Oscars). First prize is a mix CD with the music of my choice (YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED). Second prize is NOTHING! Third prize is your money back (which is okay because this pool is free). I will be entering myself, but seeing a lot of Oscar movies does not equal guessing a lot of Oscar winners correctly (as I have seen in past years), so there is little...

srah - Friday, 30 January 2009 - 12:48 PM
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So much for those resolutions about being more active...

It's that time of year again, when I set aside the long-running AFI Top 100 project and instead go on a crazed rampage, trying to watch as many Oscar nominees as possible. If I were really smart, I would spread this out a bit more through the year, watching movies that are likely to be nominated before the official nominations are announced. I never have much interest in watching dramas unless I think it's going to help me in Oscar pools, though, so I'm generally not motivated to watch them until it's official. So instead, it's a late-January/early-to-mid-February movie-going extravaganza....

srah - Thursday, 22 January 2009 - 12:29 PM
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Oscar countdown!

You have about 24 hours left to locate and watch the movie Once before it is no longer "the movie Once" and is instead "the Academy Award-winning film Once." You have been warned! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mIpwx5lA5I It's such a sweet, lovely movie and I would love for everyone to see it. It manages to be romantic without being Romantic - that is, it's a wonderful story about the relationship between two people, but it's also very realistic. It felt very real - possibly influenced by the fact that the leading actor and actress fell in love during the making of the movie....

srah - Saturday, 23 February 2008 - 8:49 PM
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You know, they call me the cautionary whale

It's a good thing that I went to Kroger in my pyjamas that one time, because otherwise I think this would have turned entirely into a pop culture and movie-reviewing blog. Don't expect that to end anytime soon. My movie-viewings are usually more exciting than my real life. And so, with no further ado, I bring you... Juno! I am really glad to be able to say that I've seen Juno. It makes me feel like that much more of a legitimate moviegoer, since my Oscar-nominee-viewing was - pre-Juno - at three, and none of those had been nominated for...

srah - Monday, 28 January 2008 - 8:41 PM
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F***ing Oscars f***ing report f*** f*** f*** blah blah

So... how 'bout them Oscars, huh? About a week before the Oscars (which was weeks and weeks and weeks ago) I saw The Departed, which brought my grand total of Oscar-nominated Movies Seen from three to four. That's an increase of... something percent!¹ It actually improved my viewing a lot more than that, because the other ones I'd seen were Little Miss Sunshine, The Devil Wears Prada (nominated for Best Actress and Costume Design) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (nominated for several miscellaneous crew awards). So I went from seeing one of the Best Picture nominees to...

srah - Thursday, 8 March 2007 - 5:01 PM
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This is a bitch of an satisfactory situation

The only Academy Award that I cared about this year was won by the person I wanted to win it. Ford's in his flivver, etcetera etcetera. [ETA] I don't really get the "Best Song" category though. Is it for the song that's the stand-alone best or the song that supports its movie in the best way or what? I didn't see Hustle and Flow, so maybe the song worked well in the movie, but now that I've had it in my head all day today, I have to say that I'm not all that impressed with the incessant repetition of...

srah - Monday, 6 March 2006 - 11:24 AM
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Déjà vu

Chicago won Best Picture? I no longer have any desire to live on this cursèd planet. I hate the Oscars....

srah - Monday, 24 March 2003 - 6:35 AM
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Moulin Rouge

I finally got around to seeing the thrilling, award-winning film Moulin Rouge this weekend. Huh. It was entertaining, but I don't quite see why it seems to be everyone in the world's favorite movie at the moment. It was funny and it was different, but it was lacking in many ways. It didn't really pick up at all until the "Like a Virgin" sequence and by then, almost all of the music was over. It was like: First half: Many musical sequences that have nothing to do with each other or what's going on onscreen. I thought it was really...

srah - Monday, 1 April 2002 - 1:47 PM
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More Oscar Whinging Thoughts

Yes, Gwyneth was awful. The dress was awful and made her boobies look droopy and wrinkly. And her eye makeup was scary. Barbra Streisand's dress was bad too. Did you see that one makeup guy or whatever he was in the fringy tuxedo? Hmmmm. Halle Berry's hysterical tears made me cry too. I'm such a pushover. Ian McKellen's boyfriend is VERY VERY YOUNG! There is still a chance for Alex. He was practicing what he would say when Sir Ian called him. (It was not "Sorry, I have a girlfriend." I have hidden his body somewhere the cops will never...

srah - Monday, 25 March 2002 - 10:58 AM
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The nominees are online! My picks: Tom Wilkinson (even though he thinks I'm a dork), Ian McKellen, Monsters, Inc. (if you look at the two other nominees, I think you can see why I chose that...), Amélie Amélie Amélie and when Amélie's not nominated, Fellowship of the Ring. Amélie may have gotten the shaft at the stinking Golden Globes, but she's coming back for revenge in the Oscars. Watch out!...

srah - Tuesday, 12 February 2002 - 9:37 AM
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What a sad sad slow year

What a sad sad slow year this has been for movies. Echhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I hope Amélie gets nominated for the Best Picture Oscar....

srah - Thursday, 20 December 2001 - 3:39 PM
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