Monday, March 06, 2006

Oscar Wieners

Well anyway, I don't normally watch the Oscars, and of course, this year was no exception. My lack of attention is usually due to the fact that I never get around to watching all the Best Picture nominees. This is best explained by the fact that I went and saw Ultraviolet this weekend. Apart from the fact that Milla Jovovich is in it, I can't really recommend any other virtue. My girlfriend said it was better than Aeon Flux. One review of Ultraviolet remarked that it looked like a shampoo commercial. The main difference between Ultraviolet and a L'Oreal ad is that the narrative in a shampoo commercial is relatively easy to follow. Plus, I care about the characters a lot more.

Anyway, everyone in my office was bemoaning the fact that Crash won best picture. I didn't see it, but what I find amusing is that The Three 6 Mafia won the award for best original song. I had a roommate during and after college who listened to them, and honestly, I haven't thought about them in about eight years, but from now on, I will now refer to them as "Oscar-Winning Rap Artists Three 6 Mafia." I don't know if that is a cool thing for a rap group to be or not, but it's probably good that the Oscar statue is gold.

--The Robo-Pirate


Liz said...

I did see Crash, it was good and very intense at times. How about people saying, “The Oscar award winning song, It’s Hard Out There for a Pimp”. How are they going to top that next year? Maybe they will sneak some profanity into the actual song title.

A Person said...

Very glad to know you are a fan of Milla Jovavich(sp)--She might be the only person I would trade my wife for--the search for captain zero is getting good