Hooray For Hollywood It’s #Oscars Night in America!

Nate D. Sanders Auctions Collection Of Academy Award Oscar Statuettes Set To Be Auctioned

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2016 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 26, 2017.

This night is about the best in motion pictures and high style. It’s one of the high holy nights in American culture where we will see if our favorite movies and actors will win one of the most prized awards in entertainment.

To find out who nominated check out Academy Awards 2017: Complete list of nominations – LA Times

Farewell Bill Paxton, Thanks For The Movie and TV Memories

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Bill Paxton with Helen Hunt in the movie “Twister”.

I remember seeing Bill Paxton in the movie “Twister” it was the first movie I saw on DVD. He was great as a storm chasing meteorologist. His role as a patriarch of a historic feuding family in the TV mini series “Hatfield’s and McCoy’s” was pretty spot on too. Paxton was also in “Apollo 13” with Tom Hanks. Most recently he was in a CBS TV show called “Training Day”. Paxton passed away at the age of 61 today. Thanks for the great movie memories.

Flash Gordon, A Classic Space Opera Movie From 1980

Flash Gordon is a 1980 British space opera action film filmed in Technicolor and Todd-AO, based on the King Features comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film was directed by Mike Hodges, and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. (from Wikipedia)

We watched this movie last night after picking up the Blu Ray version from the bargain bin at Walmart. There is a great story of good vs. evil and loyalty to friends and that sort of thing. It’s also a little cheesy and campy like the Batman TV show. A lot of great British actors are in this movie like Timothy Dalton and Brian Blessed. Famed actors Max Von Sydow and Topol are great in this too.

Queen did much of the music for this movie and it really made it special. This is the official video from the soundtrack. Their participation helps make this a cult classic.

Technology Frustration, A First World Problem

With all the tech we have in our lives it can generate a level of frustration when your devices doesn’t work like its supposed to. Simple things such as maintenance can be a major ordeal. I was replacing printer ink cartridges today and now my printer won’t work. I have gone online to see what could be happening but nothing I have found is helping me. This first world problem is very real. All I want to do is to print stuff. Arrrg!