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All about the Oscars! Share your thoughts!
I actually haven't watched the Oscars for over ten years now. I love movies and all that, but they got so lame after the nineties...so my recollections will be from when I was a teenager and lived at home and had cable TV and no children! I remember when Beauty and the Beast (1991)was nominated for Best Picture...that was pretty cool...I loved that movie, but now animated films have their own category.
I remember when little Anna Paquin won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Piano (1993). I can't even imagine winning an Oscar at such a young age.
I love Tom Hanks and it was amazing to see him win two Oscars two years in a row for Best Actor in Philadelphia (1993) and then Forrest Gump (1994). And to see him thank his high school drama teacher was very touching too.
So I read who wins later and maybe catch a few glimpses of outfits, but for the most part...it's not for me anymore.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
To celebrate my hubby's birthday this weekend we headed off to see Alice in Wonderland in IMAX 3-D! Wow! This one has awesome visuals and a great story, acting, etc! Tim Burton did a wonderful job with this film, so many bright colors and amazing flights over Wonderland.
I never enjoyed the 1951 animated version of Disney's; it was too creepy for me. All of the characters seemed evil and malevolent, not just crazy and good at the same time. So I have always avoided wanting to read the book, but now knowing what I really have in store for me in the book I've decided to really make the goal to read it! The Disney version was only Alice in Wonderland where Tim Burton's combines both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass...so things make better sense to me about who Alice is and what her role is in Wonderland.
And Johnny Depp is just amazing as always and we get some wonderful voices from Alan Rickman as the blue caterpillar.
It was the most exciting movie I've seen in a long time and well worth the 22 bucks we shelled out!