Chicago dad's take on the Oscars

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By White Dad Problems

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network
 

This week's blog post is by WDP co-host Matt Rocco, who lives in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood of Chicago with Professor Foster (his non-white, non-dad wife), and their daughter Viva, who gives the first 45 minutes of "Frozen" a thumbs up, but had to be carried out crying in the 46th minute.

A live tweeting of the 86th Annual Academy Awards by a new parent who has only been to the movies once in the past two years and all he saw was the first 45 minutes of Frozen.

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

The baby just went to sleep. What did I miss? What's nominated? Is "Frozen" nominated? I saw that one.

8:35 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Well most of it. The baby cried after 45 minutes and we went home.

8:36 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

45 minutes. 30 bucks.

8:37 PM 2 Mar 2015

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

"Frozen" is up for Best Animated. The first 45 minutes were pretty great.

8:38 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

I didn't enter any Oscar pools. Those 45 minutes were all I saw this year.

8:39 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

I wonder how it ended? I'm going to assume happily.

8:40 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Before that the last movie I saw was "Thor".

8:41 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

The first "Thor," though. I think there's a sequel now.

8:42 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

I'm gonna guess "Thor 2: Asgardian Boogaloo" is not up for an Oscar. I didn't see it, anyway. Just "Frozen."

8:43 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Is that song from "Frozen" up for Best Song? There's a Best Song Oscar, right? My kid won't stop playing that song.

8:45 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Seriously. "Let it Go." She will NOT. STOP. PLAYING. IT.

8:46 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Why do they keep showing Bandercoot Shuttlecock from Star Trek? Is he up for something?

8:49 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

I didn't see that second Star Trek, but the first one was great. Didn't Cuttlefish Bandersnatch play Kahn in the second one?

8:50 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

I wonder if we'll go see the rest of "Frozen." Maybe we should see that Lego movie instead. Is that up for Best Picture?

8:55 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Oh, "Frozen" won Best Animated. I guess I saw a winner.

9:00 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

The baby left crying, but I don't think it was "Frozen"'s fault. I think she was just too little.

9:01 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Why is everyone eating Pizza? Is Pumpernick Candyhat from Star Trek eating pizza?

9:02 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Pizza! I'd love a pizza right now. I'll bet the buzzer would wake up the baby, though.

9:03 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Why do they put these shows on Sunday? Don't they know some people have to get up?

9:05 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Ellen is the host? What is this, the Daytime Emmys?

9:10 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Oh, it's Kristen Bell. She did a voice in "Frozen," I think. Good movie, for a kid thing.

9:15 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

"12 Years" looks good. So does "Dallas Buyers." But if we get a sitter, are we really gonna sit through a heavy drama?

9:18 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

You know what a good sitter costs these days? It's a fortune.

9:19 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

It's really dinner OR a movie if the sitter meter is running.

9:20 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

I wish there were hour-long movies. That would save a couple of bucks on sitters, anyway.

9:21 PM 2 Mar 2015

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Bill Murray sneaks in a Harold Ramis tribute. Why am I watching this crapfest and not "Caddyshack"?

9:28 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

"Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, sir, and I never slice!" "Caddyshack," now that's a film.

9:30 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

"Wizard of Oz" reminds me of "Wicked," which reminds me or "Frozen." The first 45 minutes were great.

10:00 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Pink. She sang the "Moulin Rouge" song. Remember that movie? I think I saw that twice. Christ. Imagine seeing a movie twice.

10:01 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Vincent Vega, tell Galactic Lord Xenu to get you a better rug.

10:09 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Man, when "Pulp Fiction" came out I went to the movies every weekend.

10:10 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Adele Dazeem?

10:10 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Oh, IDINA MENZEL. That means it's the "Frozen" song. Did I mention I saw most of this movie?

10:11 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Good song. So sick of it, though. If the baby wakes up and hears it she WILL make me play it on my phone again.

10:12 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Is it really that bright in there Bono, you egotistical Leprechaun? Sorry, not usually up this late.

10:17 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

The "Let it Go" guy EGOTed. He also gets the award for "Best Taking Over of All My Media Players By a Song My Daughter Demands."

10:19 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

What was the Woody Allen movie this year? The one about tennis? Wait, what year was that one?

10:46 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Wait. The guy from "The Lincoln Lawyer" won an Oscar? The Lincoln Lawyer sucked. Although I was drunk. God, when was the last time I got drunk?

10:53 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

I should really see "12 Years a Slave" movie. I think I have "Amistad" on DVD over on the shelf. Did that movie get Best Picture? It was great.

10:55 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

I'm too tired to get up and look at my DVD shelf.

10:56 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

I'll bet the baby is gonna make me play that "Frozen" song a hundred more times tomorrow.

10:57 PM 2 Mar 2014

 

Matt Rocco @unclerocco

Sorry, Tweeps, fell asleep. Who won Best Picture?

6:30 AM  3 Mar 2014

 

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