Tuesday, February 16, 2010

At the Movies

The winter means a lot of things to a lot of people. There’s the holidays, the chance for a fresh start, winter break, going back to school after winter break, or... awards season! For me and my sister, the winter is our chance to bond over the music we regularly jam to, the movies we didn’t have the money to watch, and the tv we may or may not have had the time for.

We loyally follow the news and coverage for the Globes, SAG, and, of course, the Oscars, with the Grammys sprinkled in for good measure. We keep up with the buzz that starts late in the year, maybe see a movie or two in December, watch the red carpet, and cheer for our favorites. As I’ve mentioned before, a big part of our ritual is making our predictions for who will win each category. Whoever has the most wins at the end of the season is deemed the coolest (a title which inevitably ends up going to my sister).

It’s fairly easy for us to keep up with the tv and music we need to get through the Globes and Grammys, but one thing we’ve always wanted to do is take a trip to the movies to watch all of the nominated films. Between the various award shows and numerous categories, it’s nearly impossible to watch all of them, but the Best Picture nominees for the Oscars do get more love than the rest. One awesome event is AMC’s Best Picture Showcase in which they feature the nominees, marathon-style. My sister and I have missed it in the past, but I’m determined to make it happen this year. With 10 nominees instead of the usual 5, this is probably a bad year to start, but I don’t care!

Now all I have to do is convince my sister (and hopefully some other movie fans as well) that this is well worth our time and money. Wish me luck!

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