Oscars 2016: Best Actress & Best Actor

Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett – Carol Brie Larson – Room Jennifer Lawrence – Joy Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn Who Should Win: Cate has been here. You can kind of feel the people are wearing on J.Law.  No more ‘Hunger Games’ helps, but […]

Brave New World

  So let’s start with something Rashida put out there last week: IMHO, the most salient issue in the next decade will be privacy. EVERYONE'S: Man, woman, celeb, not celeb. No question about that… — Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) September 2, 2014 We’ve all been talking about this and debating the issue of ‘privacy’ for the […]

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

  Alright, as always start with my point of view so you know how to take this… Casual appreciation for the X-Men, I’ve seen all the films of the current generation and the spinoffs.  In terms of the comic books themselves, I hadn’t read this story going in, the last X-Men comic I read was […]

And For My Next Trick…

  As this post is about me as a writer, let me do a solid to start.  If you’re a blog writer, screenwriter, joke writer, or a like minded member of our ilk, what’s the dreaded word no one wants to hear or be accused of?  Stealing.  There’s no foolproof method of course, but I […]

‘American Hustle’

  Don’t know if it’s the best film of the year, but I get why everyone is into American Hustle.  It’s fun.  It’s a lot more fun than most of the ‘serious’ stuff that gets promoted for awards season. As the opening title card suggests, the film is loosely based on the well known ABSCAM stings […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Actress

  Toughest major category to call this year.  Let’s get to it. The nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role are… Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook Emmanuelle Riva in Amour Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild Naomi Watts in the Impossible Who Should Win: Ahhhhhhhhhh.  Mannnnnnnnnn.  It may be the only […]