Travel should take you places... it took me to Hawai'i last year. Beautiful!
Favorite American Idol, past or present: Officially, it's Diana until another one (read: Kelly Clarkson) will be in a picture with me.
The great thing about this year's Academy Award nominees is that most of them were big movies and easy to find. Even "The Simpsons" got an Oscar nod for Best Animated Short with Maggie's star turn in "The Longest Daycare."
So for once, it's actually rather easy to see the 9 Best Picture nominees if you missed one or two. Here's a handy guide to where they're available.
Argo -- In a limited number of theaters, playing at Carmike Wynnsong in Mobile, plus theaters in Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. These showtimes are valid through Thursday, and only Pensacola's Carmike 10 and the Carmike (Rave) theater at The Wharf have showtimes listed for Friday and beyond.
Les Miserables -- In a limited number of theaters, just the Carmike 12 in Daphne, and the Carmike 15 at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Les Miz will continue into next week at these theaters.
Zero Dark Thirty -- Still in theaters with wide release.
Amour -- This is one of just two limited release films among the nominees, but it's currently playing at the Crescent Theater in Downtown Mobile, and in Pensacola at the Carmike Bayou 15. The film is in French, with English subtitles.
Django Unchained -- The Quentin Tarentino film has been around awhile, but is still playing in three theaters locally: Hollywood Stadium 18, Premiere Cinema @ Eastern Shore Center, and the Carmike theater at The Wharf. By Friday, only the Carmike Wharf 15 lists showtimes.
Silver Linings Playbook -- Still in theaters with wide release
Life of Pi -- Still playing at the Carmike 10 in Pensacola, but it's also available on demand through Amazon and several additional outlets. The DVD is not available until March 12th.
Lincoln -- In a limited number of theaters, including Hollywood Stadium 18, Carmike Wharf 15 and Carmike W Street in P'Cola. No showings listed at Hollywood beyond Thursday.
Beasts of the Southern Wild -- The movie is set in the Louisiana bayou, and it was only available in limited theatrical release. But it's now widely available on-demand and on DVD.
And if you want to catch that 5-minute short feature from "The Simpsons," just CLICK HERE.