Snacking Our Way Through 2011’s Oscar Nominees
This weekend, Serious Movie Lover will be attending the AMC Best Picture Showcase for the third consecutive year. Hooray for tradition! Or ruts! Have you heard of this thing? Every year AMC shows all of the Best Picture nominees (either divided up over two consecutive Saturdays before the Oscar ceremony or all in one day, for the real crazies) in most of their theaters. (Check here for one in your area!) If you love candy, stadium seating, other kinds of candy, introverts, and the delirium that can only come with watching several disparate films in quick succession, this is the event for you! And in between the films, while you are powering up on soft pretzels and a bucket of Sprite, the theater manager often comes out and asks how everyone enjoyed the last film (“Woo!”) and gives out prizes like Jane Eyre bookmarks and Green Lantern T-shirts for correct movie trivia answers. This gets VERY competitive when you have been drinking Sprite all day. It is great!
Tomorrow’s lineup, “Two Traditionally Attractive Men and a Horsey,” features War Horse, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, and The Descendants. The Saturday, February 25 lineup, “Movies We Must Endure So We Can Yell Snide Things During the Oscar Ceremony,” is Hugo, The Help, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Artist, and Midnight in Paris. 2011: Year of a Bunch of Duds? Where the hell were the Coens? Should we sneak in flasks on the 25th or what? Maybe that is not the best idea. Never Forget the day we were booted from Creve Coeur 12 for loudly throwing shade at a fictional 9/11 orphan.
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