OK, so I just posted that we would skip our annual Oscar Dinner because we were returning from an away weekend, but The Wife insisted on meeting the challenge of catering it from Trader Joes. So here we are:
Water, rushing so extravagantly from Immortan Joe’s cliff-side fortress in Mad Max: Fury Road;
Pint of Ale from one of the Boston bars in Spotlight;
Bison Jerky from The Revenant (no raw bison liver available at TJs);
Spaghetti, which Ellis mastered eating, after much practice, in Brooklyn;
Peas and carrots from the Donovan family dinner in Bridge of Spies (served in vintage Corning ware – also on the Donovans’ table);
Potatoes (but not cultivated in our own waste) from The Martian; and
Cake as an homage both to Jake’s birthday cake (sans candles) in Room and to the Las Vegas convention dessert that Mark Baum disgustedly consumes in The Big Short.