Oscars 2016: 5 Things We’re Most Looking Forward To

Oscars 2016: 5 Things We’re Most Looking Forward ToMy husband has the Super Bowl, and I have Oscar Sunday. It is my favorite television event of the year, and it’s coming up soon! This Sunday, I’ll be parked in front of my TV for hours on end, watching endless red carpet and a show about movies, and it will be glorious.

 

And because I love to make lists, I’m sharing the five things I’m most looking forward to this Sunday.

 

  1. KATE AND LEO. This has been the best awards season in years. And I will 100% admit it’s because of Kate and Leo. I was thirteen when Titanic came out and my heart will always go on, and I will never ever let go. I’ve endlessly cheered on Kate and Leo over the years and always root for them to be together again. And this is the year, the awards season where they’ve both been winners, and they’ve been cheering each other on and having adorable on-screen reunions and hugs and ah, I could go on forever. Basically, if Kate and Leo aren’t sitting near each other on Sunday, I will be writing a strongly worded letter to the seat designator.

 

So, did I mention that I want Kate and Leo to win? And that I will no doubt cheer loudly if they do? Because I do, and I will.

 

  1. The fashion. Oscar Sunday always brings out Hollywood’s best, and I’m praying that this year won’t disappoint. I expect dapper gentlemen, glamorous women and a few show-stoppers. And then, of course, the disasters that didn’t even bother to brush their hair. Either way, I can’t wait to watch.

 

  1. The red carpet. On that same note, I love watching the red carpet. Seriously, it’s hours long, and if I have my way, I’ll be watching all of it and switching between E! and ABC to get the best shots and interviews. Over the years, the interviewers have gotten progressively worse, but I live for the candid shots. And the star spotting. And the crazy things that happen with the fans in the stands.

 

  1. Chris Rock. I wasn’t totally on board with him at first. He hasn’t been the best in the past, but he definitely hasn’t been the worst either (that honor goes to Anne Hathaway and James Franco, ugh). And in a year where #OscarsSoWhite is dominating the conversation, I’m quite curious to see how he’ll be handling things.

 

  1. The OMG moment. I feel like every year there is one. The water cooler moment you want to talk about the next day. The crazy outfit someone wore, the amazing acceptance speech, the phenomenal musical performance, anything.I’m ready to be awed, Oscars, please do not disappoint.

Oscar Sunday can’t get here soon enough.

TITANIC (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned from…’Titanic’!

TITANIC (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

TITANIC (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

It never fails. Every time I watch the movie Titanic I still think there’s a possibility they won’t hit the iceberg. To my dismay, (SPOILER ALERT!) they still hit the iceberg. Continue reading

71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner Best Actor - Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, "The Wolf of Wall Street" at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo By: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

The Very Best of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner Best Actor - Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, "The Wolf of Wall Street" at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo By: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner Best Actor – Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, “The Wolf of Wall Street” at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 — (Photo By: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

I never thought I’d say this, but as Diddy presented at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, he summed up the event pretty well: “Everybody keep drinking. It’ll be over soon!” Because really, that’s how I imagine the Golden Globes to be – the more fun, light-hearted little brother of the stuffy and sophisticated Academy Awards, where celebrities are allowed to mingle during commercial breaks and consume lots of alcohol (but they probably still can’t wait to go home).

Though three-hour award ceremonies can drag on from time to time, tonight’s show proved to be entertaining through and through. The highlight was, of course, the Best Actor win for an actor who is often nominated but rarely a winner, Leonardo DiCaprio. Next stop, an Oscar? The interwebs are no doubt keeping their fingers crossed. Continue reading

Leonardo DiCaprio in WOLF OF WALL STREET (Image Credit: Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures)

An Open Letter To Leonardo DiCaprio (& Reese Witherspoon) by Katelin Bannan of Pretty Sandy Feet

Leonardo DiCaprio in WOLF OF WALL STREET (Image Credit: Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio in WOLF OF WALL STREET (Image Credit: Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures)

Dear Leo (can I call you Leo? I feel like I can),

Hello there. You don’t know me but I know your work quite well (man that sounds creepy, I swear I’m not a creep). I’m a pretty big fan in a non-stalker way and have basically loved every movie you’ve ever done, despite the fact that you die in like 75% of them (maybe more like 85% I’ve lost track over the years).

With that, I’m here today to tell you that as much as I adore you and your baby face, you are in fact almost 40. Crazy, I know. So please, PLEASE stop taking on roles where you’re supposed to be in your mid twenties (a la The Wolf of Wall Street). I know you’ve always been able to play any age up or down, but the fact that there is a little too much hair dye and makeup action going on in the posters and trailer for tWoW concern me. Continue reading

Ryan Gosling as Noah and Rachel McAdams as Allie in THE NOTEBOOK (Image Credit: New Line Cinema)

Why Do We Do This to Ourselves? 5 Romantic Tearjerkers

Ryan Gosling as Noah and Rachel McAdams as Allie in THE NOTEBOOK (Image Credit: New Line Cinema)

Ryan Gosling as Noah and Rachel McAdams as Allie in THE NOTEBOOK (Image Credit: New Line Cinema)

We like films that move us (oh, the feels). For some reason, we particularly like movies that move us to tears – and not glamorous tears, oh no. We like movies that leave us curled up on the couch, crying, with a mountain of tissues on the floor. We like these films so much that they’re usually the ones that we fondly return to year after year. Below, you’ll find some great films to add to your annual cry-fest.

Oh – and if you’re about 10 years behind on your romance movies, it bears mentioning that there are a few spoilers.

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Leonardo Dicaprio at the Opening Night Of The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival (Photo by Ian Gavan/WireImage for Electrolux)

The Regular Girl’s Guide to Landing Leonardo DiCaprio: Tips for dating one of the world’s biggest superstars

Leonardo Dicaprio at the Opening Night Of The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival (Photo by Ian Gavan/WireImage for Electrolux)

Leonardo Dicaprio at the Opening Night Of The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival (Photo by Ian Gavan/WireImage for Electrolux)

He has been the object of our affection and our desires since we first saw him loudly, and rightfully, declare he was “The king of the world!” in Titanic. Now the dreamy, blue-eyed blondie has grown up into a strappingly handsome man who has catapulted himself into superstardom, all the while maintaining a heart of gold, and surprisingly managing to stay level-headed despite his A-list status. But how does a regular girl, like myself, manage to land a man like Leo? Read on for the regular girl’s guide to landing the one and only Leonardo DiCaprio:

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What we can expect from Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’!

Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in THE GREAT GATSBY (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in THE GREAT GATSBY (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

The Great Gatsby can easily be called the most anticipated film of the year. We have been waiting for its release for quite some time now, but our patience will no longer be tested! On May 10th The Great Gatsby will finally be released in North America, and will roll out internationally the following week. Furthermore, the highly anticipated film will be the opener of the Cannes Film Festival in France, May 15th. Continue reading