A Review of Oscar Nominee "Winter's Bone"

Living in the backwoods of the Ozarks is no picnic in the best of circumstances -- but even worse when your Daddy’s skipped out on his bail and your house and land are at stake. That’s the pickle 17-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in. Daddy Jessup skipped out on a “crank cooking” charge and now Ree, her young brother, young sister and incapacitated mother are close to being thrown off their land and into the woods. ...more

I totally agree that Jennifer Lawrence made an impact with this film and served notice that she ...more

'Tis The Season: 17th Annual SAG Awards

My family has been making movies for a long time. Long before CGI, before Technicolor, before sound. They helped create and support the organizations giving out awards this season. And maybe that’s why I’m always more interested in who takes home a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award than a Golden Globe. ...more

We'd also love to see more female directors, writers, editors and producers. In our coverage of ...more

Love Movies? Join Me for A Month of Movies Every Day in February!

It's almost February, which (in addition to being totally out of line, FATHER TIME) means that it's officially OSCAR SEASON here in Tinseltown....more

All I can say is WOW. What a movie! I actually liked it a lot more than I thought I would. ...more

Oscar Noms: "King's Speech" vs. "True Grit," Christopher Nolan was Robbed

See this is why ten Academy Award Best Picture nominees is ridiculous. We're talking Christopher Nolan, folks. Yep, the director of Inception. It's ironic that the reason the ten nominations came into being last year was because of the work of one of the best directors in Hollywood -- who's now been stiffed by the 2011 Oscar nominations. Two years ago in my post about the expanded Best Picture nominees, I saw this as a potential problem:...more

With 10 nominees for Best Picture you're going to have to get cracking if you're gonna see them ...more

Want to Win Best Actress? Try an Oral Sex Scene!

As the camera focuses on the many talented women nominated for Golden Globe awards as they walk down the red carpet on Sunday, two things might be on viewers minds: 1) what is she wearing? and 2) I know what she looks like when someone goes down on her. ...more

I'm just impressed by how many synonyms you managed to pull together. It's way more fun to count ...more

For Your Consideration: The Oscar-Buzz Movies, Actors and Directors of 2010

'Tis the season. Here in Los Angeles, the "for your consideration" billboards are up, screeners are traded like baseball cards, and the re-releases of the year's early contenders have begun. That's right: It's awards time in Tinseltown. ...more

I have faith. 2011 is his year.more

Oscar Highlight Reel: Read Tweets, See Pics, Pretend You Watched

Missed the Oscars? We have you covered. Here are our tweets and pics from the big night. ...more

I could've totally watched the tweets and not watched the show and still got the same amount ...more

The Year Of "The Woman"

Remember that Helen Reddy song," I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar?" Well, this post is about women, but, not so much about how we roar. The fact of the matter is, oftentimes we're so intuned to our sensibilities of being the good liitle wife, mother, daughter & significant other to others that we're almost left not knowing how to roar....more

10 Things Our Kids Can Learn From Meryl Streep

The 2010 Academy Awards are history and though Meryl didn't take home an Oscar (again), she's a winner in my world.  Some thoughts on what our kids can learn from her films:  10. ...more

Academy Awards Red Carpet: Thoughts on Three Trends (and How They Can Work for You)

Last night was one of my favorite nights of the year: the Oscars. Not because I'm a big fan of the Academy Awards; I don't really care who wins in what category. I'm interested in the fashion rather than the films, and while I watched most of the actual awards show, it was really just to see more of what the celebrities were wearing. But it's the arrivals part of the evening that I love (and you do too, admit it). Last night's red carpet was a mix of exciting choices and old snoozers. ...more

I think the red carpet gives people a chance to really see who's really got taste in their ...more