Every time I go to a store recently, I see the ‘Sandra Bullock scandal’ being dragged through the tabloids.  The poor woman, what a catastrophe.  Just remember, we love you, Sandra!

Thinking about Sandra Bullock makes me remember her Oscar win in March.  I wrote an entire ‘review’ of the Oscars, which you can read (if you wish) here:

http://reel-chatter.livejournal.com/7659.html

I still haven’t seen Crazy Heart, which is starting to make me a little…crazy?  Jeff Bridges is an amazing actor, so I figure the movie can’t be all bad.  In fact, many say it’s quite the opposite.  I will share my opinion once I see it.

Someone recommended that I watch "Pushing Daisies," which is interesting because I’ve been wanting to watch it.

It’s always wonderful to discuss "Fawlty Towers" with someone who’s seen it and thinks it’s funny.  On the other hand, if I try to describe it to someone who hasn’t seen it, I usually end up sounding like a bit of an idiot.  So I usually end with, "John Cleese really is funny! No, hilarious!"

The Blind Side could open some eyes

Remember the Titans seemed to start a modern trend of sports-related movies, although they’ve always been popular. The Blind Side follows in this tradition, but it is about much more than sports. Basically, the movie is about an affluent white family, the Touhys, who takes in a homeless black teenager, Michael Oher.
The Touhys are able to help Michael stay in a good school and pass his classes. Michael becomes part of the family, even though they all have to deal with people on the outside commenting on the situation and passing judgment. Like a real family, they all help each other through difficult times and enjoy good times together.
This might sound a little lame or cliche, but the story is well-told and convincing. The fact that it is based on a true story probably helps. But the acting also helps. Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Touhy and Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher make the movie.  She injects into the movie her usual charm, spirit, and talent, while he conveys emotion with a dearth of words.  Another nice touch about The Blind Side are the real photos and video footage at the end. It was a good way to tie the story together, and should leave viewers with a sense of completion.
The Blind Side is an all-around good movie, one that I would recommend. And Sandra certainly deserved her Best Actress oscar for her role.