Oscar weekend is approaching and I’m looking forward to watching the festivities – maybe with a bit of bubbly and some canapes? I also may print out some Oscar Bingo cards for a fun party game and will definitely be watching the fashion. I haven’t seen all the films yet, but I think most of the winners are a foregone conclusion, except the Best Picture – Birdman or Boyhood? and the Best Actor – Redmayne or Keaton?
To be honest, my attention has turned to the movies coming out in 2015 – many are adapted from books; the one that’s hard to avoid lately is, of course, Fifty Shades of, er…., something? There’s not much more to be said about that one, but here are a few books you might want to read before they hit the big screen this year:
Still Alice by Lisa Genova – this one has already come out as a movie, starring Julianne Moore (she’s got the Best Actress Oscar all tied up for this one).
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick – a true story about the sinking of a whaling ship – stars Chris Hemsworth of Thor fame.
Serena by Ron Rash – Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in this movie set in 1930’s North Carolina about a timber empire and the couple that own it.
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy – this classic tale about a young woman and the three suitors that she attracts stars Carey Mulligan.
The Martian by Andy Weir – this science fiction book was just published last year and is already a vehicle for Ridley Scott and Matt Damon.
DVD Releases 2-10-15 and 2-17-15:
A Walk Among the Tombstones – DVD & Blu-Ray
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – DVD & Blu-Ray
Laggies – DVD & Blu-Ray
The Song – DVD
The Boxtrolls – DVD & Blu-Ray
St. Vincent – DVD & Blu-Ray
The Homesman – DVD & Blu-Ray
The Interview – DVD & Blu-Ray
Birdman – DVD & Blu-Ray
Olive Kitteridge – DVD & Blu-Ray
Force Majeure – DVD
Lilting – DVD
The World Made Straight – DVD
Dying of the Light – DVD
Earth: a New Wild – DVD & Blu-Ray
Life Itself – DVD
Tales from the Royal Bedchamber – DVD
Nurse Jackie, Season 6 – DVD
Game of Thrones, the Complete 4th Season – DVD & Blu-Ray