Monday, March 06, 2006

About Last Night

Not being much of a Sabbatarian, I watched the excruciatingly dull Academy Awards. Of the movies nominated, I have seen Crash and Cinderella Man. The only movie which won an Oscar last night which I plan on seeing is March of the Penguins. I thought Crash was very interesting and unsettling. I thought about it afterwards. Cinderella Man was good ole Hollywood schmaltz, and quite entertaining.

The Academy was obviously panicked over DVD intrusions into their $10 billion yearly sales figures. I don't like going to movie theaters. I am short, and invariably a tall person sits in front of me, and I don't like people talking through the movie or those infuriating people who bring their infants because they are too darned cheap to get a sitter. What the Academy should be worried about is making better movies, and keeping foul-mouthed rappers with diamond teeth off the stage. It's hard to be a pimp, as the song goes, but it's harder to have to watch, so I turned it off and went to bed.

Oh, yeah that gay cowboy movie lost most of its chances for Oscar gold. I have heard it was beautifully filmed, but I won't really ever know. I'll be watching penguins cuddling in the snow.


Blogger Rileysowner said...

Even when I was doing my degree in film I could never sit through the Academys.

Just a comment on your Sabbatarian comment. Wouldn't a strict sabbatarian have a sabbath that runs from Saturday evening (6ish) to Sunday evening (6ish)?

I used to not be much on keeping the sabbath, but I have been convinced that Sunday is the Christian Sabbath, and we are called to set that day aside. However, I am not dogmatic on that :) as I am still searching the scriptures on it.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Scribe said...

I like your timeframe...which allows me to watch evening hockey on Sundays! I believe that Sunday is the Christian Sabbath, but that the Sabbath is for man...I don't shop, but I sometimes eat out, and watch tv. It doesn't make sense, but it works for me.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

What a pragmatist Scribe is :)

I apply the Golden Rule. Don't do anything that would directly make someone else work on Sunday. So TV would be fine (if we had one), but not buying tickets for a Sunday game. A silly distinction you may say, but it works for me!

3:10 PM  

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