‘Fences’

  Woo… The movie adaptation of August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ is fantastic.  Debatably the most well known play in the ten play cycle, Denzel directs the film version with virtually the entire cast in tact from the Broadway version that won him a Tony. ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ came to mind a lot while I watched […]

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 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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

The Help

Count me among the many whose face curled up in disgust as soon as I heard the re was a movie about black folks called ‘The Help’.  I mean, really?  That was the best title they could come up with?  There’s a very short list of actors at this point who I would consider ‘dream […]

Best Supporting Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Amy Adams in ‘Doubt’ Penelope Cruz in ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ Viola Davis in ‘Doubt’ Taraji P. Henson in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ Marisa Tomei in ‘The Wrestler’ What may happen:  The people who love ‘Doubt’ may split […]