It’s that time of year again, boys, girls, and Nathan Fillion who I don’t think knows this blog exists but I’m going to tag him on Twitter until he responds. But welcome... to AMC’s Best Picture Showcase, 2015! We’re going to be live blogging the ENTIRE THING, so stay tuned, because the posts are only going to get weirder probably around 1:45 a.m.
Nah, They’re all going to be weird.
As with every year, it’s time to meet your crack team of Bad Shakespeare’s Movie Rangers who will be covering this mega event for you.
First up is Bad Shakespeare a.k.a Me... your loyal blogger who has not only done this three years running, but is handsome while doing it. My interest includes about 400 posts worth of stuff, so get reading. Having seen 2 of the movies running, I can tell you that my frontrunner is Birdman.
Next up is Marissa, the queen of making sure we’re prepared. Marissa is a kitten enthusiast from just outside of New York. As her queenship implies, she is prepared for every incident from tums to a helmet, “just in case.”
Then we have the queen of cookies, Kim!! I say this because she makes cookies. She better be making cookies. Like, if she shows up and there’s no cookies, my first response is, hey... where are the cookies? Cookies. Anyway, Kim is a Benedict Cumberbatch Enthusiast who’s interests also include Bradley Cooper and Eddie Redmayne.
Next up is the mysterious Jerome, who’s mysteriousness is only matched by his ability to be an enigma. He does not provide cookies.
Last, however, certainly not least, is Kati! Kati enjoys Netflix and has known Bad Shakespeare longer than everyone on the list. (Actually longer than everyone on the list, combined!) And yet still hangs out with me, so... yeah. That will tell you all you need to know about your sanity. Kati’s likes include telling me to stop talking about Birdman.
10:00 a.m. Boyhood
1:05 p.m. The Theory of Everything
3:30 p.m. Birdman (a.k.a The movie I think should win)
5:50 p.m. Selma
9:00 p.m. American Sniper
11:30 p.m. Intimidation Game
1:45 a.m. Whiplash (a.k.a thank GOD they put a movie about drums on at 1:45. That's not a joke. I'm glad.)
3:45 a.m. Grand Budapest Hotel
6:45 a.m. We all sleep, cocoon like, until Monday.
Want to follow all of the excitement and fun? We'll be posting all the fun, excitement, and silliness over on Bad Shakespeare's Facebook page (click the link to bring you to the page, then "like" it while you're there), or, of course, follow me on Twitter at @shakesbad.
Then tune in here on Sunday for the full rundown of events!!
That’s it. Your guide through this madhouse for the next 24-ish hours. (There’s only eight movies this year, so it’s not ACTUALLY 24 hours.)
Also, there better be cookies.