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 […]

The Artist

I’ll say this upfront; I won’t be remotely surprised if this wins Best Picture next year.  It’s not exactly a genre, but Hollywood loves a well done film about ‘the making of Hollywood’. Sunset Boulevard, Singin in the Rain, and the list goes on.  “The Artist” makes fairly direct references to these and other films. […]

Why I Should Host the 2012 Oscars

  B-man, What up?  So kudos to you first for taking on the job on such short notice.  You’ve got the pedigree the Academy likes, and at this point, I don’t think anyone has any expectations for next year’s show. So having said that, I think this year is the perfect opportunity to do something […]

Eddie at the Oscars

  A week or so of rumors became official today when Eddie Murphy was named the host of next year’s Academy Awards telecast.  To one generation, Eddie is Donkey from Shrek and Norbit (sigh), but to my generation, Eddie was OUR stand up idol.  Richard Pryor was the pioneer, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are […]