But this was the year I was going to quit. Cold turkey. No more awards shows for me. No Oscars. No Emmys. No Tonys. No Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. I was going to use that time to read a book. Or learn how to cook a soufflé. Or groom my beard. You know, seize the day kind of stuff. And then I found out that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hosting the Golden Globes. I can’t not watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Why would I choose to deprive myself of something so wonderful? A few months ago the two auctioned off the chance to be their new best friend to help raise money for autism education. They raised $72,000 and I have to admit, if I had the money I would have totally bid $72,001.
So, well played, Golden Globes. Well played.
And as expected, Fey and Poehler were great. Super great. The opening monologue was filled with laughs. Their fake nominees – “as a professional vollyball player battling restless leg syndrome, Damian Francisco in Dog President” – were killer. In fact, the only problem I had with Fey and Poehler was that there was not enough of them. Here’s a little tip to all you giant media companies reading the ol’ SJCPL blog: Take one night every month and just show Tina Fey and Amy Poehler talking. Two chairs. Two microphones. One bottle of wine. And two of funniest people alive who genuinely care about each other. Who wouldn’t watch that? Ratings gold. You’re welcome, America.
Now, I know what you were thinking last night: How much longer is Rob going to let that mess he calls a beard grow without shaving? No? That was just my wife? (And my co-workers. And the particularly nosy checkout person at the grocery store. And my daughter’s classmates. And…) What’s that? You were wondering how many of the movies and TV shows that were winners or nominees are available at SJCPL? Take a look at the list below and click on the titles to find out which branches have a copy. Check out one. Or two. Or heck, make a day of it and check out ten!
(As always, several of the big name movies are released at the very end of the year. That means that they won’t be available on DVD until much later in the spring. If we know the release date of the movie it is listed below. But some movies – like Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, and Django Unchained – do not have a release date yet.)
Flight – February 5th
A Late Quartet – February 5th
The Sessions – February 12th
Argo (Winner: Best Drama, Best Director) – February 19th
The Master – February 26th
Wreck-It Ralph – March 5th
The Intouchables – March 5th
Skyfall (Winner: Best Original Song) – March 12th
Anna Karenina – March 19th
A Royal Affair – March 26th
Lincoln (Winner: Best Actor, Drama) – March 26th
The Girl – March 19th
Veep – March 26th