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Further delays and the Oscars

Some of you may have guessed, by my lack of post Thursday, that I did NOT manage to watch the new episode of Supernatural as it aired. Our hotel didn't carry a CW affiliated channel, sadly... and then I was going to watch it on the CW website,  but honestly didn't have enough time at any point during the rest of the weekend.

Now that I'm back in Canada, the website is geoblocked, so I'll be pirating it... BUT, probably not until tomorrow, because I just got back this afternoon in time to put in my hours at work, and I still have to unpack and go grocery shopping and try to catch up on everything I missed on the weekend. 

So, TOMORROW is the goal... if anyone still cares by then. :P

For those wondering - ECCC was excellent. Once again, I didn't bother seeing any of the celebrities, it was all artist-alley for me - because what I really love is original and fan-art, and seeing all the stories, comics, and creators just doing their thing. :)

I DID manage to watch the Oscars - our original plans of going to a movie theatre to watch them fell through, because the theatre was confusing in it's advertising and we ended up being late for "doors open" and it filled up... BUT I think it ended up being a blessing in disguise, because we ended up just walking down the road until we found a bar playing the Oscars - and we ended up with a lesbian bar practically to ourselves, a really nice bartender who turned up the volume for us, let us bring in outside food, and just kept the beers coming. 

I was VERY happy that Jordan Peele won for best Original Screenplay, because Get Out really was a masterpiece in both horror and just plain communication. And I was also thrilled that Shape of Water won for best picture. Guillermo del Toro is an amazing guy, and although I can't see most of his movies because they are too gory for me, I DID see Shape of Water and it was a fantastically delightful fable for these modern times.

Anyway...

tl;dr: Quick Reaction will be done tomorrow. Sorry for the delay.

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kazluvsbooks
Mar. 6th, 2018 07:06 am (UTC)
Loved both "Get Out" and "Shape of Water" so yay!
amberdreams
Mar. 6th, 2018 09:37 am (UTC)
Going to see Shape of Water today, really looking forward to it! I didn't see Get Out - it looked a bit too scary for me but I heard lots of good things about it.
hells_half_acre
Mar. 6th, 2018 07:44 pm (UTC)
In terms of gore, Shape of Water is actually worse than Get Out. (That isn't to turn you off Shape of Water - I just had to turn away from the screen a few times during the movie, even though I loved it over all.)

I can't stand horror movies, but Get Out was FINE - it was mostly suspense, not jump-scares or gore or anything like that. And any violence that is in it is actually really satisfying by the time it happens. I really recommend it.

It IS best watched with a group of friends though. I didn't see it in the theater - but at home, where we could yell at the screen and hold hands if we needed to. :)

amberdreams
Mar. 6th, 2018 09:03 pm (UTC)
Oh thanks, I'll bear that in mind for DVD release time. I loved Shape of Water - but you're right, some bits were evil and I definitely turned away for Dmitri getting dragged by the hole in his cheek, and whatshisname pulling his rotten fingers off - EWWWWW!
borgmama1of5
Mar. 6th, 2018 01:59 pm (UTC)
Glad you had a fun time! Looking forward to your review!
supernutjapan
Mar. 7th, 2018 03:20 am (UTC)
YAY for a great time!
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