October 24th, 2020

Still time to enter the Oscar contest


By Lethbridge Herald on March 2, 2018.

Al Beeber

Lethbridge Herald

abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com

The biggest night in Hollywood’s year is just three days away and Herald readers still have time to enter our first online Oscar contest with a chance to “Beat the Beebs.”
Entry is simple — just go to https://www.lethbridgeherald.com, hit the contest link which features my photo and sign up. It’s simple, quick and will give readers a chance to win prizes for getting the most winners right.
I’ve already made mine and am sticking with them, even after seeing the fantastic “Dunkirk” last weekend. If anyone is looking for a fast-paced thrilling film before Sunday night’s big show, “Dunkirk” is one I’d definitely recommend. But my favourite for best picture is still “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” This movie is an absolute stunner. It’s engaging from opening scene to final credits and features great performances by its cast.
I have to admit, though, if “Lion” had been released a year later, I would have been cheering for it. The story of a young Indian’s search for his family is an absolute tearjerker and was a fitting nominee for best picture last year. It’s available on Movie Central and while its moment in the Oscar spotlight has come and gone, this engaging film is still worth a watch.
As time runs out before the Oscar telecast, I’m still hoping to see the critically acclaimed “Florida Project” which really seems depressing or “Lady Bird,” which like the former is widely considered to be one of the year’s top 10 films.
“Blade Runner 2049” has an outside chance to get a view from me between late Saturday night and early Sunday evening. But that depends on the weather and how easily I get guilted into walking the dogs over and over and over. If they had their way, I’d be watching “A Dog’s Purpose,” as if I don’t know what it is — to be spoiled, walked and spoiled more.
Although it’s not up for any awards, I have to say that “Baby Driver” is really a fun film to spend a couple of hours watching, except for Kevin Spacey calling a young boy “baby” which gets really creepy really fast.
I recently watched “Wonder Woman” which was certainly a fun take on the superhero genre, until the climax which was too formulaic, in my opinion.
But it’s definitely a cut above the norm.
No matter your personal taste in film, the Oscar ceremony is a chance to celebrate popular culture and The Herald’s pool is an opportunity to have some extra fun while watching Sunday night. Just go to our website and sign up. And see if you can Beat the Beebs!
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