It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

January 9th, 2006

It is the most wonderful time of the year. No, I am not talking about Christmas. (Oops, I think I am supposed to say holiday season. Look at that, my first real entry and I have already opened up a can of worms. I will write about political correctness at a later date.) Let’s try this again… It is the most wonderful time of the year, Awards season! Of course, I am referring to The Golden Globe and Academy Awards. Many of you may refer to them as the fashion extravaganzas or those really, really long and boring shows with actors thanking everyone from Mrs. Henrietta Bloomberg*, their next door neighbor when they were a kid, to God, for bringing them into this world. Let’s all stand up and cheer that it’s that time of the year!

As you have undoubtedly figured out, I am a huge movie awards fan. I totally dig those long, boring speeches and the long, beautiful dresses. Luckily, my husband, Deutsch is a fan as well. Actually, he would be ecstatic if the actors didn’t utter a word or if the fashion show was not televised, but he is a true movie buff. January is always a stressful time for us. It is our mission to to see ALL of the movies that are nominated. In reality, we never accomplish the entire mission, but we do give it our best. In order to squeeze in all the movies, we have to predict what movies may be nominated. Excellent resources to help us with our mission are Oscar Watch and Meta Critic.

Here is an example to show how serious we are with this mission. We have already seen four movies in 2006 and we are only nine days into the new year. I know what you are thinking. Yes, it is an expensive hobby. In our defense, we have an addiction. It is an illness (for you South Park fans). It is difficult to kick the habit. Plus, our lives are so damn boring it is one of our only forms of entertainment. This year we have shoveled money out to King Kong, Cassanova, Match Point and The Producers. Our must-see movie list still includes: Munich, Memoirs of a Geisha, and The Squid and the Whale.

I am extremely proud to announce that we are in the best shape ever to completing our mission! Of course, the flip side is that our addiction is spiraling out of control. At least Deutsch & I are in it together. I think some may call that enabling each other. Also, in the city of Rehab Clinics, I am not aware of one dedicated to helping Oscar season junkies. In conclusion, I hope to infect all of you with this entertaining disease. Remember, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. A final note, I am not too proud to accept donations to support our habit.

*Mrs. Henrietta Bloomberg is a fictional character created for the purposes of blogging about crap.

4 Responses to “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

  1. Jan Says:

    top 3 movies you would recommend?

  2. michele Says:

    That’s a hard one. At this point (without seeing the last 3 on my must-see list yet), I’d recommend in this order:
    1) Brokeback Mountain
    2) Crash
    3) A 3-way tie between: A History of Violence, Cinderella Man and Walk the Line.

    The rest of my favorites & predictions will be in a future blog.

  3. krissy Says:

    paul really really wants to see the squid and the whale too. i like award season but mostly for the fashion. i’m so shallow. : /

  4. King kong Says:

    That’s great, looking forward to reading the rest of your entries.
    Take care,