SEE. Is Jason Bateman angling to get a double nomination in the director and actor categories for Oscars ’15? In Bad Words, the Arrested Development star does double duty in front and behind the camera in this potty-mouthed unconventional buddy film. It’s a tale of a brilliant, yet bitter man who sets out to upset the status quo of a national spelling bee. Along the way he makes friends with a fellow contestant young enough to be his son, played by Homeland star Rohan Chand, whose onscreen ego has a few personal challenges of his own, and maybe a personal agenda. This laughfest offers some disturbing images, uncomfortable conversations and socially awkward situations: the type of stuff you expect when you are dealing within a competitive academic challenge! Check this film as one you and your guy will both love. Bad Words opens March 14.
WATCH. It’s all about the acceptance speech this weekend. On Saturday, March 1, tune in for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which recognizes achievements by independent filmmakers, including Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years A Slave. The ceremony airs at 10 p.m. on IFC. On Sunday, it’s the biggest award show of them all as the 86th Academy Awards festivities begins at 7 p.m. on ABC. Check out this year’s nominees.
DRINK. If you want to take your own Oscar celebration to the next level, whip up some CÎROC Coco Light Martinis, one of the official speciality cocktails at the 86th Academy Awards Governor’s Ball. Made with CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka, fresh coconut water, pineapple and lime juice, the CÎROC Coco Light Martini clocks in at less than 130 calories, which means you’ll like like you just walked the red carpet yourself!
1.5 oz Unsweetened Coconut Water (8c cal)
1.5 oz CÎROC Coconut (94 cal)
1 oz Pineapple Juice (17 cal)
.25 oz Fresh Lime Juice (4 cal)
Shake and strain into coupe glass. Combine all ingredients in martini shaker with ice, garnish with lemon twist and enjoy your own Oscar cocktail moment!
SNACK. Watching your waistline? Munch on Simply Protein Chips while watching this year’s Oscars. This gluten-free snack packs a 15-gram punch of protein in its mere 140 calorie serving, making you feel fuller longer. Made from pea protein (who knew?), this tasty treat is gluten, dairy and soy free, as well as kosher and vegan. We got a bang out of the spicy chili kick flavor.
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