Song of the Day – ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’

  The only song I’ve only done in an audition: only four chords to master, and, as Eddie demonstrates here, well within my limited vocal range. This is a great cover of my favorite John song that’s not one of his ‘iconic’ records.  Just because Sean Penn commissioned this for ‘I Am Sam’ doesn’t mean […]

The Soloist

  He’s a clown, he’s one of the funniest fools in Hollywood, but movies like The Soloist remind you that Jamie Foxx can really, really act.  This film was originally supposed to come out during awards season; we got a long way to go to get to award season 09 but Jamie’s performance here could […]

My Thoughts on the Oscars

  Hey, did, did someone correctly predict four out of five in the major categories?  (And I said I could see Penelope winning, scroll down.)  Maybe I should think about a career in the movie industry?  No, this year was fairly predictable if you’ve been following awards season.  Anyway, quick thoughts on the show in […]

Best Actor

  Here are the nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Richard Jenkins in ‘The Visitor’ Frank Langella in ‘Frost/Nixon’ Sean Penn in ‘Milk’ Brad Pitt in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ Mickey Rourke in ‘The Wrestler’ What Could Happen:  This is probably, probably a two man race.  Sean Penn […]

My Golden Globe Pics

  Alright gang, the Globes is this weekend, and as you can probably guess, I’ve seen almost every nominated film and performance.  Here are my picks for the film categories: Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical I could make a case for Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia (the biggest hit) or […]

Milk

  Full disclosure: Until the trailers started coming out, I had never heard of Harvey Milk.  Not even once.  Now that I think about it, I haven’t made my way to San Fran yet.  Maybe that will be my 2009 road trip.  Anyway, I can’t speak to how close this movie stayed to the real […]