Two years ago I began what I had decided would be a grand tradition concerning the Oscars. That is, Tivo the whole thing and watch it the next day. The Academy Awards show is the very reason god invented Tivo after all. In three and a half hours of pomp there’s between twenty and forty minutes of watchable programming. (My sister and I differ on exact amounts. She likes the dresses, I like the cleavage.)
Unfortunately last year I began what would prove to be my actual Oscars tradition, namely forgetting to set the Tivo and missing the whole thing. I saw about 3 or 4 seconds of Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway singing while I put dishes away this morning and that was it. Oh, someone said Sean Penn won something for Milk. I need to watch that movie.
Right now my eyes are set ahead towards March 6th. Watchmen is opening at the Imax and I plan to be there. I’m happy it’s getting some publicity… compared to Spiderman, Batman, or even Iron Man, Watchmen is fairly unknown. (I don’t count Superman in this list of superhero movies because it was more of a suck-erhero movie.) I want Watchmen to be great because I loved the story in the comics, but also because there was obviously some serious cash behind this one, and I’d hate to see the studios get burned and become down on this kind of story.
I’m still holding my breath for a Chronicles of Amber movie. I figure if Lord of the Rings could make it out of the courtroom and onto the screen, anything can happen.