Happy Monday and welcome to Oscar week! Just to warn you, we're in for LOTS OF MOVIE POSTS this week, and then as early as possible on Sunday (Oscar day), I'll post a final list of what I saw and my picks for each category. As of right now I've seen everything nominated in 17 of the 24 categories; I'm hoping to get that to at least 20. Sometime next week I'll post a little retrospective with some statistics and thoughts on what I got out of the project.
Me elsewhere! TV news for the week.
And! If you like The 100 - I guest co-hosted the awesome podcast The Ark 100 FM yesterday, so take a listen! I think I said at least 15 things that may alienate swathes of their audience. You're welcome, guys!
Why Michael Bloomberg Could Run for President and Win (Not that I necessarily want this to happen - though I'd certainly take him over any of the Republicans - but I started talking about this possibility a few days before every pundit in the world started talking about it, so if it happened I'd feel very smug.)
Republicans might end up wishing they had compromised with Obama over Scalia’s replacement
Taylor Swift gave Kesha $250,000 to help out, and while I get the "she should have spoken up publicly" thing it's also neat that she just... did that. I don't know. Since she didn't try to hide it or anything, it feels like it counts as publicly allying with Kesha while also helping in a practical sense. But sure, it would be great if she tweeted something, too.
Donald Trump reminds Republicans he can sink their party even if he loses the nomination
Scalia-Ginsburg friendship bridged opposing ideologies
Marcia Clark Is Redeemed (I finally started watching The People v. O.J. Simpson last night and it is so good and it was all I could do to go to bed before watching the car chase episode.)
Here is the trailer for the new Pete's Dragon movie. I have concerns.
"[Trees] can count, learn and remember; nurse sick neighbors; warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network known as the “Wood Wide Web”; and, for reasons unknown, keep the ancient stumps of long-felled companions alive for centuries by feeding them a sugar solution through their roots."
Todd VanDerWerff's review makes me really want to see The Witch, but I'm not sure I can handle it.
Related: Reasons I Would Not Have Been Burned As A Witch In The Early Modern Era No Matter What I Would Like To Believe About Myself And Would Have In Fact Been Among The Witch-Burners