Guilty Pleasure Movies: My Secret Oscars

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. ...more

I saw The Ugly Truth only for Gerard Butler, and I almost could not stomach that much cliché ...more

10 Women Who Should Have Won The Oscar for Best Director -- Sort Of

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. Only four. ...more

Kathryn Bigelow really sets the motion for female directors to get really recognized in the ...more

From Sophie to the "Devil" to Julia: The Memorable Meryl Streep

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

Yeah, Meryl's definitely got a Nurse Ratchet in her.  Did you see her in ...more

For Love of the Movies


"Avatar:" Simple Entertainment or Destructive Stereotypes?

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'll probably see "The Blind Side" before the Oscars so I'll let you know.  ...more

Boffo's Golden Globe Picks!

Break out the champers!...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

Videos Everyone Must See

(First three on list on original blog post)...more

A Review of "The Lovely Bones" Starring Saoirse Ronan

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

I'm glad you finally got a chance to see it and thanks for letting me know what you thought. ...more