Welcome to the latest Things I’m Obsessed With!
Harold Ramis died Monday. I typically get sad at celebrities dying, but this is a whole other level. I said on Facebook that I think the last celebrity death that affected me this way is when John Hughes died a couple of years ago. I don’t think I could overstate how much I loved these two, and Ramis’ death has gotten me right in the childhood. I love most of the movies he directed and starred in (Ghostbusters, OF COURSE, and Groundhog Day and Multiplicity, but National Lampoon’s Vacation is the first R-rated movie I ever saw, and it’s one of my comfort food movies). A couple friends of mine have met him, and apparently he was just as lovely and gracious as we could’ve wanted. I personally didn’t meet him, but my world is a little bit worse now.
We are getting ever closer to BEA, and I’m starting to do preliminary plans about what I hope will be there and who I hope to meet. The closer we get, the more information will be available (obviously). I just hope that they don’t wait until two weeks before to release final schedules, like they did last year.
The Oscars (and Independent Spirit awards) are this weekend! I can’t wait to see what movies/actors win, and I hope that 12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture in both. Really, though, so long as American Hustle goes home empty-handed, I’ll be happy. (That movie was a huge disappointment for me.) I did love many of the Best Picture/acting nominees, though, especially 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club, Philomena, Nebraska and Her. I enjoyed Gravity and Captain Phillips, too.
I am so happy that my shows are finally coming back tomorrow! I don’t understand how the Olympics means that every other show has to air reruns. We don’t all watch the Olympics, and it’s SWEEPS. If people miss something because of the Olympics, maybe they need to suck it up and get a DVR. Don’t penalize everyone. It’s not nice.
So what are you obsessed with this week?