In the mid-90s, multiplexes were invaded by an influx of movies centered on mankind’s first contact with extraterrestrials. And unlike the cute and friendly aliens we got to know in the 80s, like E.T. and ALF, the space invaders of the 90s mostly just wanted to annihilate us, starting with our favorite tourist destinations. Part […]
Read More “Now That’s What I Call A Close Encounter” (#93)
There’s something about Michael Douglas that just drives a woman wild.
Read More “She’s Evil! She’s Brilliant!” (#58)
A few years back, Joss Whedon surprised us by releasing a superhero movie that satisfied all the mega-blockbuster mega-requirements and still found room for a little of the Buffy creator’s trademark meta-wit. Since then, Marvel movies have all included a Whedon-esque gem or two. They certainly don’t take themselves as seriously as Christopher Nolan’s broodier […]
Read More ‘Galaxy’ Jest: Marvel Trades Amazement For Amusement
Who knew that, prior to her Oscar-nominated attempt to pass as “funny little man” Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close did a trial run on Mad Men?
Read More Mad Albert.
Since my live blog of the Golden Globes this year was surprisingly popular (really, I didn’t think anyone would care what I have to say), I am again live-blogging and tweeting up a storm for the Academy Awards this evening. Should you need them, here are my predicted winners.
Read More Hard In The City vs. The Oscars: Live Blog & Winners 2011
Though so many of us take the Oscars very seriously (guilty as charged), really, it’s just a game. It’s no different than the Super Bowl, except there are about five teams playing in every “quarter” and it’s actually quite embarrassing to be wearing the same outfit as anyone else. No jerseys on the red carpet. […]
Read More Gold Rush: Oscar Predictions 2012
(Films discussed in this post: Jane Eyre, Restless, Albert Nobbs.)Best Actress is one of few categories this year in which there is much suspense about who the winner will be. This year’s Academy Award nominations went primarily for established actresses in material that received mixed reviews — The Iron Lady, My Week With Marilyn, The […]
Read More Lady Looks Like A Dude (Kinda): ‘Albert Nobbs’ Is A Drag
At this point, what else is there left to say, but: Oscars… Extremely Lame & Incredibly Disappointing.
Read More Gold Rush: Academy Award Nominees 2012
Predicting the Oscars is useless. Sure, it can be fun guessing the winners when the big night is nigh, but what’s the use of predicting nominees? I’m telling you, there is none. And yet, people do it. I use the term “people” to refer to that small handful of folks like myself for whom the […]
Read More Gold Rush: Oscar Nomination Predictions 2012
It’s the Golden Globes! And because I currently have nothing better to do, I am watching and blogging about them. (Nominees here, FYI.) I’ll be doing some sort of live-blogging/recap as we go on, so… enjoy!
Read More Hard In The City vs. The Golden Globes: Live Blog & Winners 2012
Ah, The Golden Globes. What can I say about The Golden Globes that hasn’t been said before?
Read More Gold Rush: The Golden Globe Nominees 2012
The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced this morning — in which the actors applaud their peers for the finest performances of the year. Last year’s winners were Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and The King’s Speech. Sound familiar? The winner of the Best Ensemble award is virtually guaranteed a Best […]
Read More Gold Rush: Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees 2011