Well February sure flew by, didn't it? This has been a special week at The Bonus View. We've been gearing up for the Oscars, which will air this Sunday night, and once again, we'll be live-blogging them! We know we shouldn't care so much about them, but because we love movies we're drawn to them like bugs to a bug zapper.
If you're as excited as we are for Sunday or just want to have a good time with some fun people then you'll definitely need to check out our Live-Blog of the Oscars. We did this a few weeks ago with The Golden Globes and it's always a hit. It's a great way for us as writers to communicate, in real time, with our hilarious and witty readers. Even if you couldn't care less about who wins, it's still a good time. We'll have polls, pictures and best of all contests! During the Golden Globes Live-Blog we gave away a stack of free Blu-rays. Participating in these contests are the best possible odds you'll ever have on any online contest, trust us on that. We want as many people as possible to walk away with prizes. We're still not set on the prize structure of this week's live-blog, but we promise that you'll have great chances of winning.
Even if somehow you don't win, then you still came and had a good time talking about/making fun of the Oscars and their overly long telecast. Truthfully, it's the only way to enjoy this back-patting festival that the Academy puts on for themselves. Yet, there's something about it. Something that draws us in. We want to know who is going to win. Hopefully, it will validate our own personal choices of what was The Best in 2011. At least that's what I'm hoping for.
It's a good time. It really is. If nothing else, please come and chat and win some free Blu-rays.
This week was full of Oscar-related posts. In our gearing up for the telecast we have all kinds of articles that will keep you excited for the events on Sunday.
First, check out Aaron's predictions of who will win each of the major categories. First up was the Visual Categories, followed by the Sound Categories. After that Aaron tried to predict how the categories of Acting, Writing and Directing will all play out. A prediction post of the Best Picture Categories will be along soon, so don't miss it.
Our Mid-Week Poll was even about the Oscars. We asked you who you think will win the Best Picture Award and also who you think should win the Best Picture Award. The votes on both sides are overwhelmingly in favor of 'The Artist', do you agree? Please let us know in the poll.
Home Theater News
Josh showed us how he, an ardent collector of movies and their packaging, has finally given in to his space needs and reduced much of his collection to disc sleeves and a big decorative trunk. Are your movies beginning to overtake your shelves? Your living room? Your house? Then Josh's solution to the problem may be the answer you're looking for.
We've all had them. Home Theater Headaches! They're awful. We turn on our theater and something isn't working, then we spend more time to fix the problem than it would've taken us to watch the movie in the first place. Find out about Josh's recent run-in with his Laser Disc player.
Luke stopped by the cinema this week and saw the two big movies that are opening this weekend. Find out what he thought about the oh-so realistic Navy Seals movie 'Act of Valor' and his thoughts on the new Paul Rudd R-rated comedy 'Wanderlust'.
In The Trailer Park E discusses some of the reboots that will be making their way to theaters shortly.
This week's Weekend Roundtable we took a nit-picky look at our favorite films. Even though we love these films, there are one or two things about them that really, truly bug us. Find out what they are.
That's it for this week!
We really hope you stop on by this Sunday for our Live-Blog of the Oscars. We're going to be starting the blog at 7 PM Eastern so make sure you make the proper time adjustments for your respective time zone (6 PM Central, 5 PM Mountain, and 4 PM Pacific). We'll start with the pre-show and talk as the stars arrive on the red carpet, then we'll go into the wee hours of the morning until we're all delirious from our overdose of Billy Crystal. What do you say? Sounds like a great time eh? If that doesn't make you want to join us then FREE Blu-rays should. Come. Win something. Stay awhile. We hope to see you all there!