So the Academy Award nominations have been announced. What better way to make yourself aware of all of the movies you didn’t bother to watch in a calendar year? Of all of the movies on the list I perused, I’ve only seen a few that received any nominations – Black Panther (which I didn’t like), BlacKkKlansman (which I did like), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (liked it), and A Quiet Place (meh…boring). What I would really go out to see – instead of Mary Poppins Returns – would be a movie called The Revenge of Mary Poppins. Mary comes back – she’s mad as Hell – and she’s not putting up with any crap from kids anymore! Sigh. They really don’t make movies for me, do they? I’ll file that “dream” alongside my dream of having an R-rated version of The Little Mermaid that includes a tentacle porn sequence. Or would that have to be NC-17?
Just like I did in a blog last year, I’m going to roll the dice to see which Oscar winners get picked by “the bones!” I used a D10, which instead of using it to determine percentile – or damage inflicted by a two-handed sword – picked the best picture winner in this case – since there are 10 nominees! Which I think is too damned many – but what the Hell do I know? For the rest of the nominees, I used a D6. If I happened to roll a 6, I re-rolled and added one to the subsequent roll – otherwise stuck to the number on the die.