Friday, March 12, 2010

A Little Post-Oscars Comic Relief

I devoted much of last weekend to the Oscars. On Saturday I attended a day-long movie marathon that showed five of the ten Best Picture nominees. (Yep, 12 hours sitting in a movie theatre, watching five films in a row.) On Sunday I devoted six or seven hours to watching pre-show interviews and red carpet fashion commentary followed by the Academy Awards event itself.

But somehow it's not enough. I love all that stuff. I'm sorry I missed the first Saturday movie marathon in which the other five Best Picture nominees were presented.

I'm always willing to laugh at our movie mania, however, and here's a clever website (which I found on Jenny Crusie's Argh Ink blog):

Honest Movie Titles: Oscars 2010

These are funny regardless whether you've seen the movies parodied, but of course they're best if you've seen the flicks.

And this -- also via alert from Argh Ink -- has nothing to do with Oscars or movies, but is extremely clever. (Couldn't understand what they were singing, but I love those Rube Goldberg devices....)

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine version

Oh, and hey -- isn't it cool a woman finally won Best Director? And for a truly worthy effort: The Hurt Locker is excellent. You go, Kathryn Bigelow!


Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks for the link to the honest movie titles. Although I didn't recognize what they all were, I did get a good laugh at many of them. ;)

Steve Malley said...

AWesome! Thanks for starting my day with a laugh! :D

Stewart Sternberg said...

You need to start posting again, and regularly. So do I.

I used to spend a good deal of time worrying about the film industry, but then I used to write reviews and do intervies for a living. One thing I learned over the years was to detest the Academy Awards and to ignore them as any sort of legitimate barometer of a film's merit.

Sphinx Ink said...

Thanks, LANA and STEVE. Glad you enjoyed the humor. It's always good to start the day with a grin.

STEWART, I agree the Oscars are not a true barometer of a film's merit. But I still like watching the show! Thanks for the encouragement to start posting again. I've decided to post at least twice a week, even if it's small, no-brainer stuff. (Nowadays most of my thoughts are no-brainers. "Zombies don't want me 'cuz I got no brain!") And I always keep up with your postings. I enjoy your acid wit.

Charles Gramlich said...

For some reason your posts don't seem to be getting picked up by my google reader.