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Oscars Were Actually Entertaining This Year

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image of a fake Oscar awardI wasn’t going to spend time watching the 85th Academy Awards show this year but it sucked me in and I did end up watching the full 3 hour plus marathon. It turned out to be pretty entertaining. Of course the show is a nerd prom for the Hollywood elite but the producers decided to remember us slubs who watch from home and they also used it as a chance to plug the other shows they produced. I also thought Seth MacFarlane decent for his first time as host.
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Silver Linings Playbook Just Misses Being Oscar Worthy

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poster for the film Silver Linings PlaybookMovies about people with mental illnesses isn’t my usual thing unless it is a documentary. Family dysfunction played for laughs can be entertaining. I liked Silver Lining Playbook even though the main plot wasn’t my usual taste. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence did a good job. I don’t think the film is worthy of the Oscar nominations it got but it was worth the money I spent on the ticket which is a good thing.
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The Hunger Games: A Young Adult Film That Is Actually Good

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image of The Hunger Games posterI was concerned before seeing The Hunger Games movie if I would actually enjoy it since the film isn’t for me. I was worried too, not having read the books, and hearing about the plot, if young people should be seeing a film with violence as a primary plot device. Luckily I was wrong on all accounts. The Hunger Games is a young adult film that was actually good and the violence wasn’t as graphic as I feared. I recommend it.
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