Month of Movies: Academy Blows It by Barring Banksy from Attending Oscars in Disguise

Let's pretend you are a producer of the Academy Awards show or a member of the esteemed organization that hosts the annual event. You are compelled to keep your show exciting, rewarded with viewers and relevant to a worldwide audience with increasing competition for their attention every year. So someone nominated for an award this year wants to attend, but he needs to attend in disguise, his face covered to protect his anonymity. Kind of cool, right? What would you do? ...more

I'm going to go against popular opinion -- not anti-Banksy, but he sort of ruined it for me with ...more

Month of Movies: Christian Bale Wins for Most Annoying Actor at the Oscars

One thing I am not looking forward to, however: the big possibility I will have to listen to Christian Bale as he accepts the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He already has scored the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award and loads of others for his The Figher performance. My only hope for avoiding Bale's snooty face on stage would be a long-shot upset by The King's Speech's Geoffrey Rush, because Jeremy Renner (The Town), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids are All Right) and John Hawkes (Winter's Bone) don't stand a chance. ...more

Hahah that was one of my favorite movies as a kid as well!

I do think Bale is very talented ...more

Month of Movies: Oscar-Winning Comedies to Make You Laugh

Fast forward to present day. We're just dusting ourselves off from the Great Recession. 2010 was a year that I expected to see a bit more levity in theaters -- or at least a little more nail-biting dramedy a la Focus Features' The Kids Are All Right -- but instead we're looking at a roster of riveting, brilliant, prophetic, but holy crap are they a bunch of twisted, disturbing, dark, and depressing flicks. ...more

Hmmm...totally valid and interesting hypothesis!more

A Review of Oscar Nominee "Winter's Bone"

Living in the backwoods of the Ozarks is no picnic in the best of circumstances -- but even worse when your Daddy’s skipped out on his bail and your house and land are at stake. That’s the pickle 17-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in. Daddy Jessup skipped out on a “crank cooking” charge and now Ree, her young brother, young sister and incapacitated mother are close to being thrown off their land and into the woods. ...more

I totally agree that Jennifer Lawrence made an impact with this film and served notice that she ...more

King Is a Four Letter Word: Rating The King's Speech

The King’s Speech is my total movie crush this Awards Season. I think everyone should see it, but an R rating narrowed its audience. Not sex, not violence, simply words -- four letter ones -- deemed this inappropriate for young audiences. It’s been suggested that the filmmakers release an edited version to get a PG-13 rating. Could it make the filmmakers more money? Absolutely. But should the film have been R-rated to begin with? ...more

This is an amazing film. I totally loved it. As a former public speaking instructor - good for ...more

Love Movies? Join Me for A Month of Movies Every Day in February!

It's almost February, which (in addition to being totally out of line, FATHER TIME) means that it's officially OSCAR SEASON here in Tinseltown....more

All I can say is WOW. What a movie! I actually liked it a lot more than I thought I would. ...more

The Celebrity Couples We'd Like to See At the 2011 Oscars

By Krissy Dolor for Cupid's Pulse...more

Oscar Noms: "King's Speech" vs. "True Grit," Christopher Nolan was Robbed

See this is why ten Academy Award Best Picture nominees is ridiculous. We're talking Christopher Nolan, folks. Yep, the director of Inception. It's ironic that the reason the ten nominations came into being last year was because of the work of one of the best directors in Hollywood -- who's now been stiffed by the 2011 Oscar nominations. Two years ago in my post about the expanded Best Picture nominees, I saw this as a potential problem:...more

With 10 nominees for Best Picture you're going to have to get cracking if you're gonna see them ...more

Want to Win Best Actress? Try an Oral Sex Scene!

As the camera focuses on the many talented women nominated for Golden Globe awards as they walk down the red carpet on Sunday, two things might be on viewers minds: 1) what is she wearing? and 2) I know what she looks like when someone goes down on her. ...more

I'm just impressed by how many synonyms you managed to pull together. It's way more fun to count ...more