Blue and I saw 12 Years a Slave as soon as it was released in Atlanta.
The film was stunning.
We dined afterward and talked for hours about the the movie and the myriad topics it inspired: slavery, racism, privilege, wealth, the power of story, literacy, critical literacy and public schooling. We discussed the stories that get told or lost. We noted, with a healthy dose of cynicism, who “history” deems worthy of remembrance.
Between the broadcast of the 2014 Academy Awards and brand new episodes of two of our favourite shows (The Walking Dead followed by Talking Dead), Peter and I were certainly spoiled for choice in terms of TV-viewing last night.
Tonight at 8:30 p.m. E.T. will air the 86th Academy Awards on ABC and, as usual, millions viewers will be watching anxiously for the big winners to be revealed. Each year, Oscar night is one of the most anticipated television event as many winning predictions are seen on magazines and newspapers....more
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... On the eve of another Oscar award ceremony, whereby Hollywood kisses each other's asses and pretends to be all humble when we all know they secretly hate each other, I have compiled a list of my own making, which I believe is more appropriate. So put on your fancy clothes, hire a limo, pour some bubbly, smile for the paparazzo, and prepare an acceptance speech (and for ...more
Written by: Chris TerrioDirected by: Ben AffleckRated: RRunning Time: 120 minCast:Ben Affleck as Tony MendezBryan Cranston as Jack O'DonnellJohn Goodman as John ChambersAlan Arkin as Lester SiegelVictor Garber as Ken TaylorClea Duvall as Cora LijekTate Donovan as Bob AndersKyle Chandler as Hamilton Jordan...more
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