A couple of words and some Oscars

16 Jan

Hello everyone, I hope that 2016 has treated you well so far! I want to thank everyone for being so supportive of my blog. I’m sorry it’s been slow content wise.

Now this is the point where I SHOULD say that’s all changing, but it’s not. Mother luck has smiled upon me this week and my laptop crashed (also my iPad screen cracked but that’s another story). I am unaware at this point when or even if my laptop will be fixed.

What this means for the blog is that updates will be slower for the time being, because it all depends on when I can get to the local library to leech off of their computers. I’m actually not too upset about this situation, as I need to spend less time online and walking 20 minutes to the library is good exercise.

I’m away in Wales next week for a conference, and the weekend after that I’m heading off to Rome. Which is fun for me, but not fun for people wanting to ready my goofy blog. I’m sorry, but I have big things planned in February!

I suppose I should say something about animation too? Since this is what my blog is about? Well this week we got nominees for the 88th Academy Awards. That’s fun!

Now, I’ve only seen a few 2015 animated features so far. Inside Out (which I saw AT Pixar, one of the greatest experiences of my life), Minions, Hotel Transylvania 2, and The Peanuts Movie (or as it’s called here in the U.K. Charlie Brown and Snoopy: The Peanuts Movie which is just a tad of an overkill IMO).

My thoughts on the films?

Inside Out

12

Minions

15

Hotel Transylvania 2

1

The Peanuts Movie

13

Alright, and my thoughts on the nominations?

Well, I’m overJOYed that  Inside Out received a nomination for Best Screenplay, very much deserved. I am a bit disappointed that it did not get a Best Score nomination however. Also, my favourite film of 2015, animated and not.

As for snubs? I’m also overjoyed that Minions was not nominated. Not only am I sick of seeing those little bastards everywhere, but the film was mediocre at best. I am also sad that The Peanuts Movie was not nominated. I felt that its animation alone justified a nomination.

I also want to say that I’m glad that Shaun the Sheep got a nomination on the basis that I love Shaun the Sheep. Aardman does great stuff.

What are your opinions on the 88th Academy Award nominees? Let me know!

 

 

 

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4 Responses to “A couple of words and some Oscars”

  1. The Animation Commendation January 16, 2016 at 9:16 am #

    Of course, I loved Inside Out and was glad that Shaun the Sheep was there too. When Marnie Was There was a surprise nomination.

    • Mack January 23, 2016 at 9:05 am #

      I have only seen Inside Out, I need to get on it and see the other nominees!

  2. anii654 January 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    It has been a very long time. I don`t know if you remember me, but you were one of my inspirations to start the blog. Take your time.

    I am upset that The Peanuts Movie was snubbed (though the less deserving Shaun the Sheep was added) at the Academy Awards. It`s obvious Inside Out is going to win most of the awards.

    • Mack January 23, 2016 at 9:04 am #

      Hello there! That means so much, I hope that all has been well with you. I haven’t seen the Shaun the Sheep movie, so I can’t say if I like it more or less than Peanuts movie. I hope to see it (and the other nominees) soon!

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