For Your Consideration: Why Hollywood Doesn't Go to the Movies

Every year in the middle of November, thin little packages start arriving on doorsteps all over Los Angeles. They trickle and flood in until the end of the year, little cases of entertainment. You can almost hear the collective excitement in the city when the film awards screeners go out from the movie studios.  ...more
I'm very partial to "Hugo" but I feel like "The Descendants" is already a front runner. I love ...more

Review: George Clooney and His Eyebrows Rock "The Descendants"

I always think December and November are a LITTLE too early to start hyping up the Oscars. Last season was fairly lackluster, I'm certain. And that being said and understood, Alexander Payne's The Descendants has rightfully earned its early hype....more
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The Oscars Welcome Back Billy Crystal

For me, the 80's and 90's were like the Golden Age of Cinema. (Don't freak out, I went to film school, I'm familiar with all the classics, but c'mon...Heathers, Pump Up The Volume, Running on Empty, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, Parenthood, Pretty Woman...I mean those are some effing great flicks.)...more
I have always LOVED Billy Crystal, and I am so very glad to see his return. And that was a ...more

And the Oscar for Best Dressed goes to..Three Real Women Pick their Favorites

We love a good dress as much as we love a good party, and man were there plenty.  While I missed my beloved live from the Red Carpet, you can be sure the gals and I were glued to our phones, Tweeting and Facebooking, looking at each other puzzled, questioning, "What's going on with Reese's hair?...more

What Do Academy Awards Have to Do With Women's History Month?

No, I’m not talking about Melissa Leo’s use of that other-than-feminism “f-bomb” Sunday night. I want to compare two of this year’s Oscar winners and how they illustrate the way women’s history is told -- or not. ...more

Gloria--love the post and I am a big fan. Even met you years ago as a speaker at a Planned ...more

"King's Speech," Natalie Portman and Colin Firth Win Big At Oscars

The King's Speech dominated all the big Oscar awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Director (Tom Hooper) and Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler). Natalie Portman took home Best Actress for her role as a disturbed ballerina in Black Swan. Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their work in The Fighter -- Bale for his role as a down-and-out trainer, and Leo for her portrayal of Bale's tough-talking mama....more

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The MOTHER of All Celebrations – Not the Oscars!

Love watching the Oscars every year and did last night – or at least I watched most of the show before I fell asleep during the highlight of the production.  Yep, was snoozing away during the best actress, actor and movie presentations.  Fortunately, with technology being the way it is, I saw replays this morning.   ...more

Oscar 2011 Fashion Recap: Best, Worst, and Everything in Between

My pick for Best Dressed on Oscar night, HANDS DOWN, goes to Gwyneth Paltrow. Coming in a very close second and third were Cate Blanchett and Reese Witherspoon. Agree? Disagree? Tell me! ...more

Well I must say that I think Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, & Mila Kunis looked FAN-TASTIC! ...more

365 Days of Carol Anne (Learning to Love Myself)

Day 58 ...more

Month of Movies: BlogHers Are Predicting "The King's Speech" Will Win. Have You Voted?

It's Oscar Night and here's where I'm at: The Social Network is hands down my favorite film of the year, but keep in mind that I've still got True Grit and The Fighter sitting on top of my TV stand. And I do agree with the majority of BlogHers that The King's Speech will probably take home the Best Picture statuette. Have you voted yet?...more

This is the first time in awhile when I felt like "wow, there were a lot of good films this ...more