Either way, 2 months to go in 2013. Make it count! Have a good weekend!
Nothing political to start this week.
For my initial Comic-Con trip, I didn’t get to that many panels, but one of the panels I got to experience was for the new Fox show ‘Sleepy Hollow’ (starting tonight on Fox). If you’re a football fan, you’ve certainly seen the promos. Brought to you by the guys who did Star Trek, the premise is as high concept as it gets: Ichabod Crane has ‘somehow’ been transported to present day. The pilot does a better than you would expect job of explaining how all this comes to pass, including introducing his relationship to his modern day partner in crime, played by the lovely Nicole Beharie (who most of you know from 42.)
As I alluded to, the pilot has to cover a lot of backstory, but it finds a way to be scary, funny, ‘supernatural’, and overall entertaining while setting the table. If you’re into sci-fi, it’s worth checking out to see if it falls in your wheelhouse.
Have a good Monday.
Me and my loved ones all seem to be overflowing with good news and making ‘leaps’ of various types in our lives. However randomly, it made me feel like it was time for my annual posting of this clip.
I could rattle off 10 different things in this that kill me. But I’d rather get whatever you find funny out of this…
Skipping a song today as an inside joke reminded me of this…
While ‘The goggles…they do nothing’ is the one-liner everybody knows, this relatively meaningless (to that episode) scene always cracked me up on multiple levels. In less than 30 seconds!
Setup + Comedic Timing = Gold
Poor Milhouse… Enjoy!
And now the biggie. Here are the nominees for Best Picture…
Who Should Win: Life of Pi is the most ambitious film and I think the one that will be looked back upon the most out of the crop. Not really an actor’s film though, which does it no favors voting wise.
Who I Want to Win: Hm. I thought it was a strong year overall. I don’t really have a strong rooting interest this year for one film over another. I don’t think Zero is going to win, so let’s put them here.
Who Will Win: Argo. I’m predicting a good night for Ben and my guy Clooney.
Some other quick predictions:
Best Adapted Screenplay: Life of Pi. Though again, it might be a long shot in a strong year for adaptations.
Best Original Screenplay: Django Unchained. Give the devil his due, it was an amazing read on the page.
Best Direction: Lincoln. Never bet against Spielberg. Just don’t do it.
Will Seth MacFarlane be a good host? He’s a genuine song and dance man, I think he can win over the people in the audience who don’t know him (and probably lose them with a dirty joke). So it will be like a good episode of Family Guy basically.
Enjoy the show!
Rough day personally, so apologies in advance if the comedy is sucked out of today’s post.
Here are the nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role…
Who Should Win: In a weaker year, 4 out of these 5 performances would be locks to win. But this year, I have to give Day-Lewis his due. I’ve always respected his method more than I loved his work (Gangs of New York the exception), but seeing him as the polar opposite of one of his trademark psychopaths (brilliant career move as well) has me respecting AND loving his work again.
Who I’m Cheering For: Denzel’s performance was great, but I really do have a little more love for Day-Lewis this year.
Who Will Win: This is probably the biggest Oscar lock since Titanic. Have to give Daniel Day his due this go round.
Tomorrow we’ll quickly go through the rest of the awards…