Monday, February 28, 2011

The King's Speech and Last Day for Contest!

Buckets and buckets of congratulations to Colin Firth and everyone involved in making The King's Speech. If you aren't sure about seeing it in theaters, check out my 100 word review here, and if you can't take my (gushing) word for it, well, see it anyway. :)

No big upsets last night, though Melissa Leo did her character proud with her speech. What was up with James Franco? Anyone? Did he take a heavy dose of Nyquil right before the show? Who knows, but I loved Anne Hathaway. She seemed like a real person (yes, I know she's a real person, but, oh, you know what I mean): nervous, a little spacey, and super excited. And, drum roll please, I actually stayed awake to watch Natalie Portman's heartfelt and, again, very real speech. Yay!

Enough about the Oscars! It's time to write, people. I have an idea bouncing around in my noggin that needs put to paper/Word document. How about you? Is March the month you start, finish, edit, query, etc? Then make it happen! And make your reading plans for the month while you're at it. I'll be posting my February recap this week and would love to know what you're reading.

And, oh yeah, FLY TO 500 ends today. It ENDS today! Check it out here

Did I mention you should all see The King's Speech? Oh, I did? Well, you should. :)

-Marie

4 comments:

Pam Harris said...

I'm sorry--I still can't drink The King's Speech Kool-Aid. I'm sure it's great, but I was really rooting for The Social Network and Inception. In fact, I didn't watch all of the Oscars for the 1st time in years because I knew The King's Speech was going to win almost everything. Really happy about Natalie Portman and Christian Bale, though. :)

Kate said...

Thanks to Netflix, I almost never watch movies in the theater. As a result, I haven't seen The Kings Speech, or any of the other movies that were nominated this year.

Marie Rearden said...

Pam, Inception all the way! Social Network wasn't bad, but check out The Fighter.

and KATE! Netflix What a Girl Wants and Bridget Jones's Diary to get a Firth fix. I love/love/love that man.

Oh...wait a minute...I think I'm crushing on him. Let me just check...hmm...yep, he was born in 1960. Twenty (plus) years older, and I find I just don't mind.

Hehe.

Marie

Ruth E. Day said...

I LOVED the King's Speech. It definitely deserved every single Oscar it got. And it's about TIME Colin Firth win it.