In the last few years, whenever they went from having 5 movies to 10 movies in this category, I think they’ve had to struggle to come up with them. Let’s face it, Hollywood barely makes 10 good movies a year, let alone 10 that are good enough to win an Oscar. But hey, I only saw two; The Help and Midnight in Paris. Maybe all of the movies are really great, and I’ll eventually see them thanks to Netflix.
Isn’t going to the movies great and a total rip off at the same time? I love the whole experience of sitting in the dark, in a big theater with great sound, shoveling junk into my mouth until I feel sick…I love it! But it really is ridiculously expensive (14.00 in some theaters), which I don’t mind paying for when I love the movie. But nothing chaps my ass more than to pay that amount for the movie, plus the over-priced treats, and then the movie sucks. Can you say “Hangover Part 2”?
1.) What is your Oscar prediction for “Best Picture”?
(Nominees: Hugo, The Artist, The Help, War Horse, The Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Money Ball, War Horse and The Descendants)
I’m trying to decide between The Artist and The Descendants because those two won the Golden Globes. I could see Hollywood going with The Artist because it’s all “creative” being silent and what not. But Hollywood really loves their dramas, where someone like Clooney has to step up and deliver a “powerful, emotional” performance, which means he probably cries in it.
I think I’ll go with The Descendants, and when I finally see it, it better be good and not depressing because if it depresses me, then I’ll get pissed and say it sucked and shouldn’t have won the Oscar.
2. ) Why do people like Harry Potter and Twilight? (seriously)
Each day there will be two Oscar-related questions. Post your answers in the comment section. Each comment is an entry into the giveaway. At the end of the week a winner will be chosen at random. The contest will conclude on Saturday 2/25. You get extra entries for posting Death to Hollywood – the Contest on Facebook or Twitter, and “liking” the Death to Hollywood page on Facebook.
1. You have to be at least 18 years old to enter (that’s for legal reasons. We do NOT want minors winning a prize)
2. You have to live in the United States because I think shipping internationally is a hassle.
3. You have to answer two Oscar related questions as a comment on the blog.
4. It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen any of the nominated movies (most of them probably suck anyway)
Tomorrow I announce the winner!! Have a great Friday 🙂