T & T Oscar Coverage

I think Seth MacFarlane is adorable! So impish, yet innocent, and multi-talented! I suppose he based the Family Guy character of Stewie (apart from the violence) on himself. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks he's a doppelganger for Peter Brady (Christopher Knight)....more

Oscar Watching In Small Town USA: Fandom At The Mercy Of The Movie Decider

Do you ever feel as though you are moving backward instead of forward?  With all the hoopla leading up to the Oscars telecast this Sunday, backward is exactly what I'm feeling.Let me explain.Image via Shutterstock...more
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Best Picture Dinners: Hugo

The final movie we'll examine in the Best Picture Dinners series is Hugo, Martin Scorcese's homage to the early days of the cinema and the complicated act of unpuzzling relationships between parents and children. It is a stunningly gorgeous film, particularly when viewed in 3D, bringing alive Paris' central train station in the early 1930s. ...more
 @sdgratto I can't remember what you and your colleague had, but I'm sure it was delicious!more

Best Picture Dinners: The Artist

I hadn't heard much about The Artist before the awards season got underway—a couple of friends mentioned it in passing after attending a screening, and they remarked that it was not only worth seeing, but that they were amazed at how captivated they were by an essentially silent movie. The movie captivated me, too, with its expressive elements and its examination of a time when the movie industry was engaged in radical change. It's a sweet and touching story with a heartwarming finale, but goes back to another age of storytelling to reach today's audiences. It's the next feature in our Best Picture Dinners series....more
@Molly Jo I was surprised how much I enjoyed it! I hope you get a chance to see it -- it's quite ...more

Best Picture Dinners: Midnight in Paris

Over the past ten years, I've felt very mixed about Woody Allen's films. When he's on, these days, he's really on—his movies are funny and human and delightful. But when he's off, his films feel self-indulgent and flat. Luckily for moviegoers in this Oscar cycle, with Midnight in Paris, Allen was totally on, creating a lovely, frothy fantasy where love and struggling writers win in the end. It deserves a Parisian feast in celebration....more
This is a fabulous idea! I would've never thought, in a million years, to pair movies with food. ...more

Best Picture Dinners: The Tree of Life

I'm going to admit it right up front: Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is not my favorite, by far, of the nine Oscar Best Picture nominees. It's a complicated, often allegorical film, at times beautiful and poetic, at times, to my eyes, utterly weird. The movie examines the inner life of a family in Waco, Texas, and the bonds between them, whether those bonds are spiritual, tenuous, tender, or all three at the same time....more

Best Picture Dinners: The Help

We're moving to the Deep South in today's edition of our Best Picture Dinners series. Next on my list is The Help, an inspiring movie about the power of storytelling used against oppression....more
@Kristi Walker@isthisthemiddle You guys are making my mouth water just *thinking* about ...more

The Oscars that really count – and that you want to read about

While everybody is getting ready for the Oscar night, I have decided to do something different this year. (read more)From elenasc.wordpress.com...more