Well, that it’s for another year. The Oscars® are done – and the show was only ten minutes long! [That’s not a record – I’m certain it came in on time once, a few decades back…]
For the record, James Franco and Anne Hathaway should probably not be asked back to co-host. Franco was surprisingly dead for most of the evening and it’s only because of Hathaway that I didn’t hit mute whenever they were onscreen after the first half-hour.
My thoughts on the show as a whole – and the major awards – follow the jump.
It’s been an interesting year in film. From powerhouse performances [James Franco in 127 Hours; Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone] to terrific ensemble pieces [Scott Pilgrim vs. The World]; from unexpectedly great remakes/re-imaginings [Let Me In, True Grit] to spectacular animated features [Toy Story 3, Megamind] there has been no shortage of entertaining films.
Christopher Nolan’s Inception is, at its heart, a heist flick and, therefore, adheres to the conventions of one: finding a target, selecting a team, creating the plan and pulling the heist – only something goes awry and improvisation is called for. The only real differences are that a) the idea is not to steal something, but to place something, and b), the scene of the heist [or anti-heist, if you will] is someone’s subconscious – that process is called extraction.
It’s time for me to do a Mea Culpa, things got hectic with my day job and I totally forgot to launch this contest last week. Our buddies at Warner Brothers have given us passes to the Baltimore Screening of Inception, it’s tomorrow night – July 13th!!! I told them I wasn’t sure we have Baltimore readers, but I know Baltimore folks come to our DC Screenings all the time. So prove them wrong go to Baltimore. Since this is so last minute and in Baltimore (but really Anne Arundel is only a 30 minute drive – easier to get to than going into DC), I’m not going to make you all send me an email. The code for the Tickets are after the break.