Considering the fact that there is this, this and this, not to mention this, this, this and that out there, I didn’t want to break the Internet with another Oscar coverage but I can’t help it! That being said, I’ll try to balance the thoughts of the big award show with rambling about House of Cards’ second season, podcasting news, some movies I saw and other randomness.
- I woke up on Monday and I had completely forgotten about the Oscars, I was just so focused on following my planned out schedule that day that the awards just didn’t seem as important. Part of me thinks that I was feeling as such due to the predictability of the show this year – all the winners were good and we saw them coming a mile away.
- Matthew McConaughey won over Leonardo DiCaprio like I said was going to happen, though I didn’t predict, I kind of stated instead because Matthew’s performance in Dallas Buyers Club was on a different level of greatness and it just wasn’t the year for Leo no matter what the hardcore fans are saying.
- Some have said bad things about Matthew’s speech and well, they can just s*ck it! I get the fact that some celebrities are religious and yet keep it to themselves because well, being neutral probably doesn’t get the kind of bad words thrown at you like Matthew got just by mentioning his own faith in God. Well, I might not believe in God but I sure as hell believe in Matthew and he’s the closest thing to God for me.
- Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o were among the winners as well and though I wished for something surprising for the Best Supportive Actor, Leto’s speech kind of won me over and I’m now proud that I’ve stood in the second row in a 30 Seconds to Mars concert and that Leto is coming to Estonia this month – now as an Academy Award winner!
- Other winners include Her for Best Original Screenplay, Cuarón for Best Director, Gravity for everything related to imagery (7 out of 12), 12 Years of Slave for Best Picture (not my personal favorite and though it feels like a safe choice, I don’t mind it) and NONE for American Hustle.
- Having not seen the entire show because I never do, the famous selfie feels so random and yet awesome at the same time. I keep looking at Kevin Spacey and his hilarious expression which brings me to House of Cards season 2 which was just BANG on surprising.
- My love for House of Cards was very high during the first season and though the second had some crazy stuff happening with big plot-twists and a shocking finale, the second season felt a bit off to me. That being said, maybe it was just all that politics that was hard to handle for a person who isn’t fond of politics that much, that person being me. Still, the overall feeling of the entire season still felt better than some other shows I watch.
Imagine this with sound and then the sudden blackout – perfection!
- As far as I can remember, Francis Underwood talked to the audience more in season 1 and they kind of minimized that in the latest season, which is a darn shame I tell you. But the final scene of season 2, well, that was some fourth wall breaking and Spacey awesomeness. I had to watch it three times just because and I got chills every time, still do if I think about it!
- *SPOILER ALERT* The surprise wasn’t Underwood killing his ex-young-lover, the biggest shock wasn’t Underwood’s right man dead in the woods or him becoming the president, it was Underwood having a threesome with his wife and bodyguard! I mean, did we see it coming? Probably not, but there was a hint with Underwood watching porn (the type of porn was the hint), another priceless scene in the series, and yet, I was still taken off guard.
- It wasn’t mentioned after it happened, there wasn’t any more hints towards it and that is what makes House of Cards a different kind of sophisticated. Here’s a plot twist, Underwood’s bisexual, now let’s continue with the politics and never mention it again – genius.
- Talking about House of Cards reminds me of a fact that I did my first ever podcast appearance at The Matineecast episode 107 where I talked a little about The Princess Bride as my February blind spot. It was fun and an exciting experience, so many thanks to Ryan for giving me this opportunity, and who knows, maybe I’ll do this again.
- As far as movies go, I saw Non-Stop just recently and actually thought it was a rather decent thriller. Yes, it had its flaws and blahblah but hey, I enjoyed myself and I was trying to figure the bad guy out for ages, so for me, it was good.
- Also watched Ghost Busters again because I bought a T-shirt that said “Who you gonna call?” and that obviously means I have to watch the movie while wearing that said T-shirt. Thought it was better than I remembered by the way, which is always nice.
- Saw The Kitchen, which was okay, saw August: Osage County and obviously didn’t think it was good. Saw Robocop and Robocop remake and though I didn’t really care for either of them, remake was slightly better but it might have been my Joel Kinnaman crush altering my brain.
- So now I have some reviews lined up, too many to count actually, haven’t written them yet but will probably write something for this weekend because I’m doing 3 posts this week for some reason. Also working the entire weekend from Thursday to Sunday but it’s alright because my two week vacation starts on Monday! Hell yeah!!
I think I was still trying to get over my Hiddleston-fever and then Cinematic Corner reviewed Only Lovers Left Alive and all those feels game right back.
Films and Coke shared her favorites from 2013 and well, I liked what I was reading and hopefully you’d enjoy it as well.
A surprise favorite of mine from 2013 was Her and it was a pleasure to read Film Grimoire gush about it in her review.
Not the biggest fan of Amy Adams but after reading And So it Begins…‘s In Character post, I feel my fangirl heart growing, this is not the first time that has happened!
Every time I read the words Killer Joe, I get this weird craving for fried chicken…. Three Rows Back review had pretty much the same effect.
This is it, the commercial break is over.. the movie’s back on in 3, 2, 1 …