Hello and Happy Monday! Are you feeling rested and ready for the start of another…
Do you remember when I used to be really into The Oscars? And I’d watch all the movies I could, traveling far and wide to see them?
The pandemic changed a lot of things for me and going to the movies was one of those things. After months and months of not being able to go to the theater, I just sort of . . . lost interest in the whole experience. And I sort of lost interest in movies, too. I think I saw 4 of the movies nominated for Best Picture last year, a dismal effort given my previous obsession with seeing all of them.
And, while I’m not here to proclaim that my Oscar mojo is back, I am here to say that I’m feeling some . . . rumblings of excitement about the movies again. I have no plans to go to the theater but I’m here for the streaming services. My comfortable couch with knitting and cats and wine? Sign me up.
Now, if I was really committed to this, I would have started weeks ago but I’m late to the party and only have until Sunday night to complete my quest. Dale and I watched Elvis a while back and this week we have watched Everything Everywhere All At Once and The Banshees of Inisherin. We have plans to watch Top Gun tomorrow night and are counting on a double feature on Saturday for The Fabelmans and Triangle of Sadness and a Sunday matinee for All Quiet on the Western Front. I may try and squeeze Women Talking (I did read the book back when it was new) and Tar in on my own. That leaves only Avatar and it’s off the table since we aren’t going to the movie theater.
I guess 30 some-odd years of Oscar watching isn’t so easy to give up on after all.