Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekebd Update with K.B.

Not a bad weekend overall. For those who taped Oscars by didn't see it yet, avoid this post as it got spoilers.

We have made an exception and went to see an Oscar nominated movie on Saturday. With the exception of Lord of the Rings movies (I think at the time we went to see it it wasn't nominated yet) I usualy avoid movies that get Best Picture nomination and go for those that get nominated for best Visual Effects.

We went to see Slumdog Millionaire. I was a great movie, in all aspects. Very entertaining, good story, excellent production values (whatever I believe the production values are). I think it deserved the Best Picture nod. The interesting part about it, for me, was that it was made by Brits, with Indian cast, and yet it was very Hollywood-y, story line and all.

It also seemed to clean house at the Oscars. We watched the show, as we always do. I think it went faster than the previous ceremonies. Less presenters, good hosting by Mr. Jackman. Kudos to him for the musical talent he has. Some of the choices, like movie rolls were weird. The musical numbers were a bit weird. I was also left with the feeling that the show was a bit underpracticed.

On the unrelated note, we were able to get a little sledding done on Sunday, although the snow melted almost everywhere. And Chicago still is the best place for pan-style pizza.

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