One of the things I am really good at is wanting to see every single Oscar nominated movie (on the big screen!) before the Oscars. Actually SEEING the movies, is another thing entirely. I am so far out of the loop with movies and the theatre experience, it’s not even funny. To give an example, the only 2 movies I have seen in theatres in the last couple of years have been SING and Trolls. Both great movies, mind you, but… I was definitely there as a way to chill out for a couple of hours with my kids (a.k.a a moment of calm for mommy). Seeing anything above the G rating hasn’t happened in FOREVER.
I have come to accept my situation when it comes to movie-going. Peace has been made with the fact that my dream of seeing all the buzz-worthy titles before the Oscars is just not in my cards at this stage in my life. I literally watch the Oscars now for the dresses and the performances and have zero idea which actor played which role in which movie directed by… WHO?
While I definitely missed my fair share of popular movies while they were still at the cinema, I plan on staying current (or at least catching up) by watching some of the Oscar winning films from the comfort of my own couch. In pyjamas. Drinking wine. Maybe this is better than the movie theatre after all!! 😛 This weekend is supposed to be more gross weather, so I know what I’ll be doing!
6 Oscar winning movies On Demand on Optik TV
Winner: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay
A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the ‘War on Drugs’ era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.
Manchester By The Sea
Winner: Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay
After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife, Randi, and the community where he was born and raised.
Winner: Film Editing, Sound Mixing
Based on the true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, but refused to kill, and became the first man in American history to win the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Winner: Best Achievement in Sound Editing
When mysterious spacecrafts land across the globe, expert codebreaker Louise Banks is sent to investigate. With mankind on the verge of global war, Banks races against time for answers, but to find them she will take a chance that could threaten humanity.
Winner: Best Animated Feature
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
(Note: I have kids ages 6 and 4. This is a movie that I HAVE seen… potentially 100 times! It’s so good- cue it up!)
The Jungle Book
Winner: Best Visual Effects
Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.
All of these winning titles are more are available to watch On Demand with TELUS Optik . Find them on channel 103 in your Optik TV guide.
If you need a little comedic relief from your heavy movie-watching session, I HIGHLY recommend Jane the Virgin on Netflix. I am obsessed with it right now. To go directly to Netflix, go to channel 422 and you’re in!
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~~ WIN ~~
In partnership with TELUS, one lucky North Shore Mama reader will WIN a $100 movie prize pack. Think pizza and treats and 3 free movie rentals! To enter, fill in the rafflecopter form below.
· You must be existing Optik customer
· You cannot be a TELUS employee or have a family member who works for TELUS
· The movie credits have a 30 day expiration
· Each credit is valued at $8 (total $24) – anything more and you will be charged the difference in cost
· The credits will be applied to your bill for the first 3 movies you rent
· Moonlight © 2016 Elevation Pictures
· Manchester By The Sea © Mongrel Media – all rights reserved
· Hacksaw Ridge © 2016 Elevation Pictures
· Arrival COPYRIGHT ©2016 PARAMOUNT PICTURES.
· Zootopia ©2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
· The Jungle Book ©2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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