Month: February 2005

Pouncing

Molly does this weird pose when she hunts. I finally got it on film, er, pixels. She splays her arms out really flat. And she doesn’t look directly at the object she’s hunting. We had a lot of fun with this mouse today.

Birthday trip to San Diego

Yea, I’m 23! I hate prime number years…

Southern California was so richly green from all the rain.
Colorado looked downright dull when I got home.


Oscar update

You can submit your bid on the oscars electronically at Jeff’s website: http://jeffc.zapto.org/oscars/.

Safety in Numbers

Our latest movie is up! Check it out here.

Oscar Pool

From Brian:

Well, it’s that time of year again – The magical season when people

are compelled to do crazy things like wager 5$ on whether that one

movie they never saw gets more votes than that other movie they never

saw. I hope you will all forgive me for copying and pasting last

year’s instructions pretty much exactly (although there are a few bits

of new information, so I recommend reading it again). And even though

I say it down below, let me reiterate preemptively: Feel free to pass

this message on to anyone who might be interested. More entries =

more money for the winner.

So here’s how it works. Select a winner in each category. Remember

to pick who you think will win, not who you think should win. Get the

ballot to me (Brian) along with $5 by midnight, February 26 (The night

before the Oscars). If you are planning to come over to the

Superhouse to watch the Oscars, you can email the ballot by midnight,

Feb. 26 and bring the cash when you come to watch the show. Either

way, I’ll need the money before the ceremony starts.

As you can see, each category has been assigned a certain number of

points. If you guess the winner in a given category correctly, you

will receive that number of points. At the end of the night,

everyone’s total points, along with the tiebreaker question, if

necessary, will be used to determine who gets to take home what part

of the pot. The money will be divided as follows:

60% to the first place winner

30% to the second place winner

10% to the third place winner.

If, even after the tiebreaker question is taken into account, there is

a tie for first place, the breakdown will be 45/45/10. If there is a

tie for second place, the breakdown will be 60/20/20. If there is a

tie for both, the breakdown will be 45/45/5/5. If there’s an even

more complicated tie, we’ll figure it out later.

If you’re going to email a ballot, send it to (Rachel’s e-mail).

Feel free to pass this message on to anyone you think may be

interested. . . remember, the more people that enter, the more money

you can win.

So, without further ado, here’s the ballot:

NAME:

PHONE:

EMAIL:

Picture – 5 Points

__A The Aviator

__B Finding Neverland

__C Million Dollar Baby

__D Ray

__E Sideways

Actor – 4 Points

__A Don Cheadle – Hotel Rwanda

__B Johnny Depp – Finding Neverland

__C Leonardo DiCaprio – The Aviator

__D Clint Eastwood – Million Dollar Baby

__E Jamie Foxx – Ray

Actress – 4 Points

__A Annette Bening – Being Julia

__B Catalina Sandina Moreno – Maria Full of Grace

__C Imelda Staunton – Vera Drake

__D Hillary Swank – Million Dollar Baby

__E Kate Winslet – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Supporting Actor – 4 Points

__A Alan Alda – The Aviator

__B Thomas Haden Church – Sideways

__C Jamie Foxx – Collateral

__D Morgan Freeman – Million Dollar Baby

__E Clive Owen – Closer

Supporting Actress – 4 Points

__A Cate Blanchett – The Aviator

__B Laura Linney – Kinsey

__C Virginia Madsen – Sideways

__D Sophie Okonedo – Hotel Rwanda

__E Natalie Portman – Closer

Director – 4 Points

__A Martin Scorsese – The Aviator

__B Clint Eastwood – Million Dollar Baby

__C Taylor Hackford – Ray

__D Alexander Payne – Sideways

__E Mike Leigh – Vera Drake

Original Screenplay – 4 Points

__A The Aviator

__B Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

__C Hotel Rwanda

__D The Incredibles

__E Vera Drake

Adapted Screenplay – 4 Points

__A Before Sunset

__B Finding Neverland

__C Million Dollar Baby

__D The Motorcycle Diaries

__E Sideways

Art Direction – 3 Points

__A The Aviator

__B Finding Neverland

__C Lemony Snickett’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

__D The Phantom of the Opera

__E A Very Long Engagement

Cinematography – 3 Points

__A The Aviator

__B House of Flying Daggers

__C The Passion of the Christ

__D The Phantom of the Opera

__E A Very Long Engagement

Editing – 3 Points

__A The Aviator

__B Collateral

__C Finding Neverland

__D Million Dollar Baby

__E Ray

Score – 3 Points

__A Finding Neverland

__B Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

__C Lemony Snickett’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

__D The Passion of the Christ

__E The Village

Foreign Language Film – 2 Points

__A As it is in Heaven

__B The Chorus

__C Downfall

__D The Sea Inside

__E Yesterday

Documentary Feature – 2 Points

__A Born into Brothels

__B The Story of the Weeping Camel

__C Super Size Me

__D Tupac: Resurrection

__E Twist of Fate

Costume Design – 2 Points

__A The Aviator

__B Finding Neverland

__C Lemony Snickett’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

__D Ray

__E Troy

Sound Mixing– 2 Points

__A The Aviator

__B The Incredibles

__C The Polar Express

__D Ray

__E Spider-Man 2

Original Song – 2 Points

__A “Accidentally in Love” – Shrek 2

__B “Al Otro Lado Del Rio” – The Motorcycle Diaries

__C “Believe” – The Polar Express

__D “Learn to be Lonely” – The Phantom of the Opera

__E “Look to Your Path” – The Chorus

Live Action Short – 1 Point

__A Everything in This Country Mist

__B Little Terrorist

__C 7:35 in the Morning

__D Two Cars, One Night

__E Wasp

Animated Short – 1 Point

__A Birthday Boy

__B Gopher Broke

__C Guard Dog

__D Lorenzo

__E Ryan

Documentary Short Subject – 1 Point

__A Autism is a World

__B The Children of Leningradsky

__C Hardwood

__D Mighty Times: The Children’s March

__E Sister Rose’s Passion

Animated Feature -1 Point

__A The Incredibles

__B Shark Tale

__C Shrek 2

Makeup – 1 Point

__A Lemony Snickett’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

__B The Passion of the Christ

__C The Sea Inside

Visual Effects – 1 Point

__A Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

__B I, Robot

__C Spider-Man 2

Sound Editing – 1 Point

__A The Incredibles

__B The Polar Express

__C Spider-Man 2

Tiebreaker – How many commercial breaks will there be during the show?

(between the “77th Annual Academy Awards” title card and the end

credits, not including commercials that play during the credits)

Home Again

Ben is back in town! It sounds like he had a fun time driving across the county. But I’m happy he’s home to take care of my cold. This cold has also hampered my efforts to plan the next movie saturday. I still need to gather costumes and storyboard the script because I haven’t had the energy to do it yet. I hope I feel good enough tonight to go to ballet class. Let’s see…not much else going on. So here’s a couple fun links:

maps

names

art mash-ups

Home Alone

Once again, Ben has left for Maine. He and his father drove all the way there in just three days. Meanwhile, I’ve just been going to work and watching movies when I get home. I also painted my bathroom and tomorrow I’ll paint the study. Already I can tell that it’s going to be a long weekend.

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