For every "best of" list, you can bet there's going to be a "worst of" counterpart. For instance, right on the heels of this year's Oscar nomination list comes the Golden Raspberry Foundation's Razzie award list, with nominations for worst actress, worst actor, worst picture and so on.
When you look at the title of this post, you might think, "Hmm, which of the many women nominated for Best Director should have won the Academy Award?" Well, the problem with that is you'd have to stop and remind yourself that in the history of the Oscars, only four women have been nominated for Best Director.
There's a scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Andy Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway, comes upon her boss Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep. Miranda is sitting at home in a robe, lacking makeup and her usual fashion industry 'tude. She's just discovered her marriage is over and although clearly devastated, she struggles to maintain her pride, her arrogance and her grand, Miranda Priestly-ness. ...more
Is director James Cameron's "Avatar" a visually stunning film that's not to be taken more seriously than an afternoon's entertainment at your local multiplex, or is it another in a long line of films illustrating Hollywood's racial insensitivity?Let me get back to that....more
I was going to post about my sister. You didn't know I had a sister? Well, sort of. She passed away when she was a baby. But, I figured it's not my place to tell such a personal story, my mom has access to this blog though I'm sure she doesn't read it. I wrote down the whole story- beginning to end, as whole stories are want to have- so maybe at a future point I'll share it with you. Spoiler alert though- I cried while finishing it. It's a sad story (but all baby deaths are). So, I'll talk about my interview today. I had an interview today. ... ...more
I'm one of the five or six people out there who hasn't read the bestselling novel, "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. That's one reason I was excited about the film version. After all, I didn't have the book to cloud my judgment of the movie. The other reason I was excited was because the movie was directed by Peter Jackson who's the Oscar winning director of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy....more