How are we doing?

No one had a better weekend than Bong Joon-ho, that’s for sure! Janelle Monáe delivered what might be the best Oscar opening ever. It’s time to come alive! She’s magnetic. Steve Martin and Chris Rock had some funny jokes I think? Brad Pitt gave a great speech to kick things off. That’s pretty much the extent of my opinions on the Oscars. What did you think? How was your weekend on a scale of terrible to Bong Joon-ho?

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4 Responses to How are we doing?

  1. hotspur says:

    Is he making his Oscars kiss? I like this guy. I guess I really better see Parasite now (which is what I said about Green Book when that won, but in a whole different tone of voice).

    Honestly, as bummed as I am that Once Upon a Time didn’t win, I’m also thrilled that 1917 didn’t win. That movie was very good! But it got so overrated so fast, it was like a Tilt-A-Whirl of overration and I felt ill.

    To be honest, I did not watch the Oscars, because the Oscars are TRADITIONALLY in late February or early March, so I planned to be out of town this weekend, which I was. Who bumped them up? And why? What an elaborate prank. It was good though. I was up in the Bay Area, and Saturday and Sunday I went for a 2-hour walk on each, which according to my iWatch burned enough calories that I could eat poutine without breaking my New Years Resolution calorie max. I like poutine as much as you imagine you would probably like your child if you had one. So: I was not [i]Joon[/i]-Ho… but I got to be GUNG-Ho for poutine! Eh? Ehhh? Holy jesus I’m a riot.

    • hotspur says:

      UPDATE: I saw Parasite. It was good. It will stay with me. I’m not sure it needed to win Best Picture of All, I still prefer Once Upon a Time as that movie contains multitudes, but Parasite had a lot more on its mind than 1917, so hooray.

      After I saw it, I got on Twitter to see what people were saying about it (now that I feared no spoilers), and let me tell you, thoughts there amounted mainly to “Bong Joon-Ho called the Oscars LOCAL, I bet that sticks in Hollywood’s CRAW this man is a KING You love to SEE IT!!!1!!” Why is everyone on Twitter so mad all the time about everything? An award winner says one thing and it plays like he blew up the Death Star. Can’t we just fuuuuucking relax.

      Also if “you love to see it” becomes the new phrase that everyone says for the next 3 months I might hang myself.

      • Tracey says:

        The internet has gotten increasingly worse in my opinion! Everything is so hateful and there is just not enough wholesome animal content coming through my Twitter feed.

        I don’t even know what I would call the best movie of the year by my standards (which rules out all the bummer movies because I skip those). Maybe Brittany Runs a Marathon? Loved it. I very much enjoyed Knives Out. I liked Once Upon a Time in Hollywood even though I had to cover my eyes in some parts.

        Where in the Bay Area did you get poutine?

        • hotspur says:

          Poutine! Augie’s Montreal Deli! It is in… Berkeley? But not annoying boutiquey Berkeley, more like warehousey Berkeley. Get poutine and the smoked meat sandwich and you will dream of this place some nights for the rest of your life (positive review).

          Last night I saw Jojo Rabbit and now that is my second-favorite movie of 2019. But maybe first! Scarlett Johanssen just broke my heart; she plays a single mom in a hard time (war). Sam Rockwell is in it, Stephen Merchant is in it. I was afraid it would be misfired black comedy or misplaced twee but it is perfect.

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