February: Getting Cultured, One Film At a Time.
This month we’ve decided to watch every film nominated for best picture at this year’s Academy Awards. We decided to do this for a few reasons.
First of all, after a January resolution that didn’t go quite as well as we had hoped, we thought that this would be a resolution that could get our 1Resolution1Song1Month campaign back on track.
Our resolution to do yoga every day in January wasn’t a complete failure. We did do yoga in some way, shape or form every day. Whether it was in our living room or in a studio, for five minutes or seventy five minutes, we practiced yoga. Unfortunately we weren’t able to keep up with showing you the progression of our yoga practice the way we had hoped. As it turns out, even though yogis are exceptionally chill people, they aren’t as chill about bringing a camera into the studio. While we could have put together a bunch of clips from our practice at home, we didn’t think that would be as interesting as it sounds.
So, while in general we hope to make most of our resolutions things that we can share with you through the video blog medium, we decided that we would proceed this month in a way that will allow us to get back on the horse without too much difficulty and still give you some insight into what we’ve been doing as we do it.
Secondly, when it can be done, we would like our resolutions to be relevant to the time period that we incorporate them in. This month is Oscar month, thus we will do something related to the Oscars.
Thirdly, we want to be more culturally aware. The Grammy’s were also earlier this month, and this month’s resolution could just as easily have been to listen to all of the Grammy nominated albums. That would have been a great resolution, but we both feel that our knowledge of the popular music of the past year is fairly adequate in comparison to our knowledge of the Oscar nominated films. While we both share a love for film, we had only seen two of the nine nominated films before the beginning of this month. So, choosing to watch the Oscar nominated films from the past year is making us culturally aware on a much greater level than if we had decided to listen to the Grammy nominated albums.
And last, watching the best picture nominations is something that we were sure would be fun, and that of course, is the most important thing.
For the next week or so this blog will become the place that we share our thoughts on the Oscar nominated films that we’ve been watching. This will lead up to our very own, the first annual Rezzy Awards, this Saturday at 7PM CST*** Hosted by, Cullen Fitzpatrick and Blake Rhiner, with special guests yet to be announced.
So keep an eye out, the categories will be revealed throughout the week, and your votes will determine the winners!****
***The time of the Rezzy Awards is subject to change without notice, at any time, for any reason, including but not limited to, The New Resolution being in the studio, The New Resolution practicing earnestly to get their live show together, The New Resolution going to Chipotle, or The New Resolution napping after going to Chipotle.
**** As long as Blake and Cullen agree with you.