Tonight is the Oscars, and I find it amusing that as I get older, I become more and more detached from the mainstream. Of the nominees, the only one I have seen is the only one I was interested in seeing, which was Moneyball. Of the rest of them The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, The Tree of Life, and War Horse, there are several I have never even heard of, and most of them I have no idea what the plot is about nor do I care.
I’ll probably go to the theater to see the Hobbit when it comes out, but I sort of feel alienated from the whole Hollywood experience. If something is good, I’ll catch it on PPV, or I’ll just wait six months and watch it on Saturday night on HBO. I’m much more excited about the tv show Awake than I have been about any movie in a number of years.