Thursday, February 3, 2011
It's the Awards season. The red carpet, the acid tongue of Joan Rivers... and all those frocks and botox.
It's also the time of year when movie saturation sets in. And year after year the Oscars roll around and I haven't seen the darn movies. And by the time it's all over I don't really want to.
I have had children for six years now... I blame them. (They're also behind my career collapse, the disordered state of my house and my new grey hairs. I admit that all of that might have happened without them but we humans like to lay blame and they're much shorter than me and don't read my blog.)
Now where was I? Ah yes, watching clips of the King's Speech over and over again until I'm going off Colin Firth.
I have decided it's time for another list. 2011 is the year of the list and catching up and getting current.
First the books, now the movies.
I have trawled through the last eight years or so of Oscars winners and nominees (further back and it started to feel like the special effects would be laughable and the actors so young I'd feel old) and drafted my Movies for 2011.
A warning - this is not a list for film buffs. This is a list for sad old bloggers and their partners who can just struggle down to the local DVD shop on a Saturday and then just stay up long enough to watch the movie and drink half a bottle of red. Three quarters on a big night.
The list is really for my husband. Its hould save him many precious minutes of wandering the aisles aimlessly wondering what to get. Time then to nip next door and buy the wife a slab of chocolate.
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