Tag Archives: oscars

Review: Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

As always, I will try my best to speak in general terms about the movies that I am reviewing, but there might be some accidental spoilers, so please read with caution. It goes without saying that there was some steep competition for the top accolade of Best Picture at this year's Oscars. Among the nominees were Birdman, American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash. While Birdman took the top honors, I think everyone ... Continue Reading

Oscars® Viewing Party: Gold and Black and Stars All Over

With less than two weeks away from the party, the preparation is coming along very well. The decorations, activities, and room set-up decisions have been made, and I have plenty of ideas for snacks and drinks that I am still working to narrow down. I already know that I will definitely focus on pitcher cocktails (so nobody -- i.e., me -- has to play bartender all night) and small bites/appetizers, with maybe a simple dessert thrown in at the end. Going back to the decorations for a minute, I ... Continue Reading

Lights, Camera, Party! My Upcoming Oscars® Viewing Party

So, I originally planned on doing a recap of the Superbowl Ads this week. Since I didn't particularly enjoy many of the ads this year and everybody else is probably beating that dead horse, anyway, I am pleased to say that I have some other exciting news to share. A few years back, I joined HouseParty.com, a website where you can sign-up to host parties sponsored by well-known brands. Past parties have included the likes of trying out the new Keurig brewer, cheering on the puppies in the Puppy ... Continue Reading