I am looking forward to tonight’s Oscar broadcast for three reasons.
1. Neil Patrick Harris.
2. This awards season desperately needs a surprise winner. In any category.
Please, Academy, be the organization that flabbergasts me with a shocking turn of events, shaking me out of this year’s numbing sameness.
3. Much like the Super Bowl, the Oscars commercials are increasingly becoming an event unto themselves. I am particularly excited to see a new ad by Stonyfield Yogurt, where woman actually admit to not liking Greek yogurt.
I knew I wasn’t the only one out there.
Here’s a sneak peek:
Honesty and innuendo? Sign me up!
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Entertainment Weekly and photographer Robert Trachentenberg turned host Neil Patrick Harris ‘golden’ in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards telecast.
We know he already was.
They also shot NPH in a variety of poses with the coveted statuette…which can mean only one thing.
Neil — the twins might be watching!
Neil — your Oscar is so…tall!
(My apologies to the Academy.)
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While The Egg has spent almost six years (!) pondering all things trivial, my friend John McCoy dares to discuss books from your high school reading list in his new podcast Sophomore Lit.
I know — you think this is above my pay grade.
Wait for it.
I am a guest on the third episode, where John and I discuss a favorite book of mine, The Great Gatsby.
I invite you to listen to the episode and others in the series. You may learn something. (I certainly did.)
And, yes, I did make a few* references to the movie versions of Gatsby.
* Okay. Quite a lot, actually. As my mother would say, ‘you can’t escape your raising.’
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Hey, Time Warner Cable — mark the date on your calendar! Someone (me) is giving you positive feedback.
(I’m as shocked as you are.)
TWC recently changed the way they order their listings in the on-screen program guide.
In the past, they listed all movies and TV shows that began with ‘The’ under ‘T’…which is stupid. You might miss a program altogether if you forget that all important article tacked on the front of the title.
But recently — I’m not sure how recently, but I watch a lot of TV, so I’m guessin’ it hasn’t been that long ago — they changed their policy. Now a movie like ‘The Last Five Years’ (which opens in theaters and OnDemand today) is listed under the letter ‘L.’
How groundbreaking. How logical. How unlike Time Warner Cable.
Let’s hear it for common sense!
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My sister and I visited Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure in December.
Harry Potter was our goal, but we played around in the rest of the two parks as well, trying out all kinds of 3D rides.
One of our favs?
The minions from the movie Despicable Me. It was designed for kids, but I think the adults on the ride had just as much fun.
One thing I did not realize…
Minions are members of the #BBN.
No wonder everyone loves ’em.
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A couple of years ago, I shared the scariest movie I have ever seen —
The Town that Dreaded Sundown
I still have the emotional scars to prove it.
While perusing the new February offerings on Netflix today, what movie jumped out at me in the Horror section?
Mr. Pillowcase Face himself.
Now, I have no desire to ever watch this movie again. I’ve had all the sleepless nights due to this movie that I need for one lifetime.
But if you’re a horror movie buff — and a Netflix streaming member — now’s your chance.
If you need to join my support group afterward, you know where to find me.
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A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, garnered no Oscar love this year.
The Best Actor and Actress categories runneth over, so in a way, it’s understandable.
But the brilliant costume designers who put Isaac in this black turtleneck sweater and camel hair coat —
Hand them the statue, damn it.
Was even more lethal on the big screen.
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