I find that in recent years I'm not a real big fan of the Oscars. Because most of the films nominated for Best Picture can usually not be seen by the whole family. That's not to say there's not some mighty fine cinema there, it's more to say since when did the industry have to nominate such "serious" work with usually such unhappy endings for a movie to be considered Oscar-worthy?
Still, a good movie is a good movie, and if you like good movies, the Turner Classic Movie channel is all set to show a month of them, from February 1 through March 3. Every movie an Oscar winner. Every movie shown uncut, and commercial-free.
There's even a PDF file you can print that lists the entire schedule for the month.
Be sure you stock in plenty of popcorn before Sunday.
IF HOLLYWOOD WROTE PROVERBS...
Cleanliness - and a "G" rating - are next to Godliness.
Karo Syrup with food coloring is thicker than water.
To err is human, to be forgiven is good PR.
A gross point negotiated is a gross point earned.
You can get more of what you want with a kind word and $20 million than you can with just a kind word.
A rehab stint in time saves nine (days in the slammer).
'Tis better to have been filmed and panned than never to have filmed at all.
If at first you don't succeed, do a sequel anyway.
[selected from Chris White's Top Five on the Movies]
WONDER for YOUR WEEK: If a museum created an exhibit of nothing but two red tombstones upon which were written the name of every movie John Wayne ever made, would it be called "The Amber Graves of Wayne"?
Mark's Musings is available via RSS Feed and is also sent each weekday via email. You'll get my vote for an Academy Award when you get your own subscription for free by clicking here.