During the day, I saw American Hustle with my mother. We both loved it. My only major complaint was that I could feel the length. It was quite long, but I can’t think of scenes that needed shortening, though I’m sure there were. The acting, though, was a delight. So was the soundtrack. Also, so was the makeup. They made Christian Bale less desirable, which I didn’t think was possible. (Unless you think about that video that went viral with him yelling at his mom.)
Friday night is turning into Shark Tank & Chinese Take-Out Night in Heathercore Land. That’s what we did. Shark Tank has been pretty average this season. It seems like the natural progression of the show that the deals are more rare. I can’t think of the last time Mr. Wonderful (aka Kevin O’Leary) closed a deal. Also, we’re still struggling to find a good Chinese restaurant for takeout. We keep going to a restaurant on Chase Ave. that I’m pretty sure was the inspiration for TMJ4′s Dirty Dining.
On Saturday, I fell down the House of Cards rabbit hole. It’s so, so good. Kevin Spacey and his weird accent are sensational. It makes me miss being a journalist, and not because of all of the congressman I slept with. <wink>
It was Oscar Sunday. I went to my parents for an Oscar party with my family and my bff and official movie co-patriot, John.
John and I once again tied for first in the family Oscar pool, which means the losers get to cook us dinner.
Overall, I didn’t think Ellen did as good of job this year. It just wasn’t funny. I thought Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were a delight when they hosted the Golden Globes. Funny… like I thought Ellen would be. Also, it seemed like the Oscars were layering on the schlock this year like the performance of “Wind Beneath My Wings” after the In Memoriam. Also, with the clips of the Best Picture nominees, all of the montages seemed excessive. It seemed like The Academy was trying to convince viewers the relevance of both film making and the Oscars themselves.
With that said, I was happy with the winners. In case anyone from the Academy is wondering.
After the Oscars, I had to watch Girls, and this week’s episode, featuring June Squibb as Lena Dunham’s grandma, was probably one of my favorites this season. It really added layers to Dunham’s character, Hannah, by showing her mother, her two aunts, grandma and cousin.
Season 2 of Girls, with Hannah and her Q-tip was incredibly hard to watch. It seemed like it was hungover from accolades and awards. This season the show has been on point.
Until next weekend. Or whenever I feel like posting again. What did you enjoy this weekend?