5 Things To Do This Weekend... Watch the Oscars and Song For Marion

22 February 2013 by

1. Watch... The Oscars

You know we’ve been harping on about awards season for quite some time now but it’s finally here - the big one - it’s time for the OSCARS!!! Now the A-list have been so busy walking the red carpet and picking up shiny awards that even Anne Hathaway has lost track of where she’s off to next – no surprise really seeing as she’s already picked up 41 gongs for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables. But will she walk away with the Best Supporting Actress statue this Sunday? Tune in to find out.

Sunday, Sky Movies Oscars HD, Red carpet from 11.30pm, Awards from 1.30am

2. Watch... Song For Marion

If you’re looking for something heartwarming, charming and tender to watch this weekend, why not check out Song For Marion? Vanessa Redgrave plays Marion, a terminally ill woman who sings in the local OAP choir run by Gemma Arterton’s Elizabeth. Her husband, the grumpy Arthur (Terence Stamp) resents her involvement but when he begrudgingly agrees to sign up, he gets a lot more out of it than he bargained for.

In cinemas now

3. Go to... Lichtenstein exhibition at Tate Modern

Even if you know nothing about art, you’ll certainly be familiar with the work of Roy Lichtenstein whose iconic comic strip paintings have inspired everyone from Damien Hirst to Phillip Lim. If you’re going to see an art exhibition this spring, it should be this one so make sure you get yourself down to the Tate to soak up some 1960s pop art.

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/lichtenstein?gclid=CJnF-K3uybUCFcrHtAodHRQAEw">Tate Modern[/a], 21 February – 27 May 2013, £14, concessions available

4. Read... The Middlesteins

Thought your January fascination with dieting and food had come to an end? Think again. Edie Middlestein cannot stop eating. Obese and diabetic she is stuck on a saturated-fat suicide mission. Unable to stand it any longer her husband Richard walks out, leaving their three children to pick up the pieces. Jonathan Franzen is a big fan of The Middlesteins, a comedy by Jami Attenberg, which takes a wry look at marriage, family and obsessions that can kill.

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Middlesteins-Jami-Attenberg/dp/1846689325/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361534824&sr=1-1">£11.99, Serpent’s Tail [/a]

5. Pre-order... Hope Springs

If you’ve ever wondered how older couples keep the romance alive, you might enjoy the cute comedy Hope Springs. From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones star as a devoted couple together 31 years and who are looking to spice up their marriage. At the wife’s insistence, they embark on a week of intense couples therapy with a specialist (Steve Carrell). It’s not out until Monday but pre-order now so it’ll arrive in time for some gentle post-work viewing next week.

Out Monday, £12.99


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