A Brief Trip Down Memory Lane
Sometimes Mondays

Hurray for Hollywood

After months of movie-watching, we've finally arrived . . . it's Oscar time!

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But -- as you can see by my Oscar checklist, I'm still missing one major movie:  Call Me By Your Name.  I've really been sweating this one . . . because it just hasn't hit the theaters here yet.  Until today!  I'll be seeing it tonight -- solo.  (Because Tom is out of town for a curling tournament.) (Talk about under the wire.)

Just in case you want to catch some of the nominated films before the Oscars on Sunday, here's a quick run-down on home viewing availability:

Rent ($5.99) or purchase ($14.99) via iTunes:

  • Darkest Hour
  • Lady Bird
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards...

Rent ($5.99) or purchase ($9.99) via iTunes:

  • Get Out
  • Dunkirk

Purchase ($14.99) via iTunes:

  • Call Me By Your Name

Sorry, but not available yet (although you can pre-order):

  • The Post
  • Phantom Thread

My particular favorites this year?  The Shape of Water and Lady Bird.  I really liked Get Out, Darkest Hour, The Post and Three Billboards, too.  Dunkirk is just not my genre . . . and I was not a fan of Phantom Thread.  (And, of course, I will have no opinion on Call Me By Your Name until later this evening, although I have a feeling I'm going to like it.)

How about you?  What's your favorite movie this year?

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If you want to get in on some of the movies nominated in other categories, you can also rent (on iTunes) I, Tonya (Margot Robbie), The Florida Project (Willem DaFoe), and The Big Sick (screen play).  You can catch Mudbound (Mary J. Blige) on Netflix.

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And if you geek out over the movies, you might enjoy taking this little Oscars quiz from the New York Times.

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Have a great weekend -- and have fun at the movies!

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