The Oscars!

I love the Oscars, I look forward to them every year.

Seth Macfarlane did a pretty good job I thought. I wonder if Chris Brown and Mel Gibson are going to hold a grudge. Few could throw the jokes like Macfarlane did without fear of retribution. Although I agreed with William Shatner Tina and Amy should host everything!

The dresses were as always beautiful, loved Jennifer Lawrence’s and Halle Berry OMG she is just amazing. Charlize Theron with the short hair, love. Although I hear a little crazy. Clooney always a handsome man and is it just me or is Stacey looking less trashy these days?

The Les Miserables song one of my favourite parts, partially because I love Helena Bonham Carter, she’ll always be Lucy Honeychurch to me. Also confirmed that Russell Crowe really can’t sing.

I don’t really care who wins and there were no big surprises. Anne Hathaway’s acceptance speech was much less annoying than I thought it would be. If she could just learn to cut it off just a moment sooner. Anybody else find the darts on her dress really distracting? Loved her hair though, really suits her.

Really liked Adele, loved her dress. What a voice it must be amazing to be able to sing like that. I’m more in the Russell Crowe category of please, please don’t sing, you’ll upset the dog. Love Adele accepting awards, seems like the kinda gal that would be fun to hang out with.

Barbara singing Memories, that song always brings back the memory of my Mother bawling during The Way We Were. My Mother was pretty much inconsolable when watching that film from start to finish just hand her a box of kleenex.

Chicago was ten years ago? Really? I feel old.

Jennifer Lawrence! Happy for her but that was a tough category, lot of great performances this year.

DDL great acceptance speech. Would love to see DDL as Maggie Thatcher.

Is anybody cooler than Jack Nicholson? Michele Obama, really? Love that Jack called her Obama “Obama do you have the envelope?”

Argo best picture, best thing that ever happened was Ben not getting nominated for best director. With best picture we George on stage as well!

So for the next week we get best and worst dressed, reactions from the winners and losers. Very unproductive couple of days at work coming up. Then the race starts up again for next year when maybe Tina and Amy will host!

The Hunger Games!

I finally got to see the movie. I missed it in theatres and the dvd was released on Saturday. After dinner I cozied in with the basset and was really excited to see the movie I’ve been waiting to see for a long time.

I loved it. It’s not perfect and some of the plot is altered but I can see where it is heading for the sequels. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen is really good. She’s strong and gets the essence of Katniss (at least I think so). Liam Hemsworth as Gale is a choice I liked as well he has the right cockiness and strength. Josh Hutcherson as Peeta I wasn’t sure about before seeing the movie. I couldn’t picture him as Peeta. I know he tends to be the one people complain about but I actually really liked him as Peeta.

The other characters I really liked Rue was great, Seneca Crane (really liked Wes Bentley), Lenny Kravitz as Cinna was fantastic and Donald Sutherland as President Snow was just creepy enough. Stanley Tucci was great as Caesar Flickerman.

The sets were really good, district 12 was pretty close to how I imagined it. The Capital wasn’t really as I imagined it but still worked. The games themselves were done well. Implying violence without being too graphic, it definitely got the point across. It also moves at a good pace at over two hours it didn’t feel like it and they packed a lot into that time.

All in all a very enjoyable movie, so much so I watched it twice over the weekend. I can see as well how the sequels are being set up and I can’t wait to see the next one!