26 February 2007

Now, where was I?

I apologize to the tons of loyal readers I've disappointed by my (nearly complete) absence over the past two weeks. It's amazing how little internet access they let you have in rehab.

Hey, how about those Oscars (tm)? I thought the best part of the night was when Martin Scorsese stabbed Francis Ford Coppola in the neck with his pen, screaming, "That's what happens to backstabbing weasels!" And then they cued the music, so I'm not sure if Coppola lived or died. I found out, though, that both movies I saw in theaters this year were Oscar nominated for something or other: Pan's Labyrinth, which actually won 3 awards, and Cars, which I don't think won an award.

Recently, we've been watching some movies, but it's been with our son, so most current movies are off the table. However, we have an extensive backlist of videotapes and dvds to choose from, and two weeks ago we watched A Little Romance, with Laurence Olivier and a very young Diane Lane. Charming. We followed that one up with The Princess Bride, which was one of those films I'd missed when it came out. Very enjoyable. No one does campy Errol Flynn better than Cary Elwes.

Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be pulling out Taxi Driver or The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for family film night anytime too soon.


Momentary Academic said...

I wish that I had a suggestion for FFN. Unfortunately I don't. But, my netflix dues just were just reduced a dollar! Woot!

Reya Mellicker said...

When Britney Spears shaved her head, I immediately thought of Taxi Driver.

What I loved about the Oscars was Ellen. She is so funny, can poke fun at people without being mean. Though I miss Billy Crystal, I just love Ellen as the master of ceremonies. Strange suit she wore, though.