Oscars and Underdog

As some of you are no doubt aware, today the Oscar nominations were announced. Benjamin Button racked up 13 noms, Slumdog Millionaire got 10 and Dark Knight got 8 (though the only biggie was Ledger for supporting actor). I have to admit that I’m not entirely thrilled with the field this year. Too many repeat nominations for movies I’m just not that hyped about. I’ll see them all at some point, no doubt–but when you see the same movies nominated in all the categories . . . it gets kind of boring. Sigh.

Watched Underdog last night with TRC. He enjoyed it. I did not. One and a half stars, and it would have been a complete waste of time if I hadn’t been watching it with my son. I had to force myself to finish it. The acting was abysmal, the plot insipid, the main characters wholly unlikable . . . but the effect of a talking, flying dog wasn’t all too awful. Hence the extra half star. Don’t waste your time on this one, folks.

However, this was all counterbalanced by Lost coming back on the airwaves. The first hour was riveting. The second hour was really good. I love this show, and I can’t wait to be able to watch all six seasons back to back in one ginormous Lostathon. That’d be awesome.

2 thoughts on “Oscars and Underdog”

  1. Did you watch the hour long review of Lost beforehand? It was really interesting because they interspersed clips from previous seasons with cuts of the producers talking about them. It was really helpful to be reminded of the most important parts of the plot in preparation for this season. They explained a lot of things more fully than I had picked up from watching.
    One thing they admitted is that they were excited once an end date for the series was finally set because they could get back to moving the story along. It turns out that many of those episodes where it seemed like nothing substantial happened were just that–“stalling” episodes to stretch the series out. This season and next should be fantastic!

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