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
Well most of it. The baby cried after 45 minutes and we went
8:36 PM 2 Mar 2014
45 minutes. 30 bucks.
8:37 PM 2 Mar 2015
"Frozen" is up for Best Animated. The first 45 minutes were
8:38 PM 2 Mar 2014
I didn't enter any Oscar pools. Those 45 minutes were all I saw
8:39 PM 2 Mar 2014
I wonder how it ended? I'm going to assume happily.
8:40 PM 2 Mar 2014
Before that the last movie I saw was "Thor".
8:41 PM 2 Mar 2014
The first "Thor," though. I think there's a sequel now.
8:42 PM 2 Mar 2014
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
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
Seriously. "Let it Go." She will NOT. STOP. PLAYING. IT.
8:46 PM 2 Mar 2014
Why do they keep showing Bandercoot Shuttlecock from Star Trek?
Is he up for something?
8:49 PM 2 Mar 2014
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
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
Oh, "Frozen" won Best Animated. I guess I saw a winner.
9:00 PM 2 Mar 2014
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
Why is everyone eating Pizza? Is Pumpernick Candyhat from Star
Trek eating pizza?
9:02 PM 2 Mar 2014
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
Why do they put these shows on Sunday? Don't they know some
people have to get up?
9:05 PM 2 Mar 2014
Ellen is the host? What is this, the Daytime Emmys?
9:10 PM 2 Mar 2014
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
"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
You know what a good sitter costs these days? It's a
9:19 PM 2 Mar 2014
It's really dinner OR a movie if the sitter meter is
9:20 PM 2 Mar 2014
I wish there were hour-long movies. That would save a couple of
bucks on sitters, anyway.
9:21 PM 2 Mar 2015
Bill Murray sneaks in a Harold Ramis tribute. Why am I watching
this crapfest and not "Caddyshack"?
9:28 PM 2 Mar 2014
"Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, sir, and I never slice!"
"Caddyshack," now that's a film.
9:30 PM 2 Mar 2014
"Wizard of Oz" reminds me of "Wicked," which reminds me or
"Frozen." The first 45 minutes were great.
10:00 PM 2 Mar 2014
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
Vincent Vega, tell Galactic Lord Xenu to get you a better
10:09 PM 2 Mar 2014
Man, when "Pulp Fiction" came out I went to the movies every
10:10 PM 2 Mar 2014
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
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
Is it really that bright in there Bono, you egotistical
Leprechaun? Sorry, not usually up this late.
10:17 PM 2 Mar 2014
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
10:19 PM 2 Mar 2014
What was the Woody Allen movie this year? The one about tennis?
Wait, what year was that one?
10:46 PM 2 Mar 2014
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
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
I'm too tired to get up and look at my DVD shelf.
10:56 PM 2 Mar 2014
I'll bet the baby is gonna make me play that "Frozen" song a
hundred more times tomorrow.
10:57 PM 2 Mar 2014
Sorry, Tweeps, fell asleep. Who won Best Picture?
6:30 AM 3 Mar 2014
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