Undefeated

Some of the marketing I’ve seen for Undefeated has said it’s one of those movies that makes men cry.  If you’re a regular reader here, you already know that I didn’t cry.  But I will admit there were a couple of moments in the film where my allergies really started acting up… This year’s Oscar winner for […]

2012 Oscar Wrap Up

So we had technical difficulties, so if you weren’t keeping up with me on Twitter, you didn’t get my thoughts (sorry).  A few post game feelings though… You all know how much I’m a fan of Clooney, so I was genuinely surprised/amused at the disgust and hate when he didn’t get the Best Actor award. […]

2012 Oscar Preview Part IV: Best Picture

Alright, let’s look at the biggie: Best Picture Who I Want to Win: Hm.  Good movies this year, but nothing that feels like ‘I’ll stop whatever I’m doing when this comes on cable next year’.  I’d say ‘Moneyball’ but now I want to pull a ‘reverse jaded’ move (yep, made that word up) since Pitt was […]

2012 Oscar Preview Part II: the Actresses

Today we look at the ladies… Best Actress in a Supporting Role Who I Want to Win: I might get outcast for saying this, but being partial to comedy anyway, I thought Melissa McCarthy stole every scene in the best comedy that came up last year. Who Should Win: She’s kind of been the black sheep as […]

2012 Oscars Preview Part I: Behind the Scenes

Let’s start the run toward this year’s Oscars with a look at a few behind the scenes categories: Best Adapted Screenplay Who I Want to Win: Don’t really have a dog in this fight, I think they were all pretty well written. Who Should Win: I’ll lean toward ‘Moneyball’ here as the least cinematic idea (building a […]

First Oscar Impressions

Some quick thoughts on this morning’s nominations… Best Picture – 9 films, wow.  I called 6.  Extremely Loud and War Horse haven’t been on my ‘must see’ list, but now I feel obligated… Best Actor – Gary Oldman, it’s about damn time!!!!! (yes I’m biased, been a fan for decades before he played Commissioner Gordon). […]

Red Tails and the State of the Union

So the last thing I did this weekend was go out and see Red Tails for myself.  I thought it was cool; not the ‘savior’ for black cinema but also definitely not anything that set ‘the movement’ back a hundred years.  The box office numbers came in well, which I think was the one thing […]