Posts tagged "Oscars"

21 Best Oscar Tweets 2015

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hoping red carpet attendee wears sunglasses and answers everything with, &quot;I&#39;m just here so I won&#39;t get fined.&quot; Preferably Streep. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oscars?src=hash">#Oscars</a></p>&mdash; Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) <a href="https://twitter.com/richardroeper/status/569641196504649728">February 22, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
I said I wasn’t going to be live tweeting the Oscars this year, but that didn’t mean I couldn’t creep on Twitter and favorite the best things I read all night. The awards themselves came out nearly as expected. What wasn’t as expected was how jittery and off Neil Patrick Harris seemed in his role... Read more »

Why I won't be live-tweeting the Oscars

Why I won't be live-tweeting the Oscars
When my husband and I were heading downstairs to watch the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary show on Sunday night, I grabbed a glass of water and an ice cream sandwich. I did not grab my computer or my phone. I, a person who has live-tweeted everything from The Walking Dead to the presidential debates... Read more »

Movie Review: American Sniper

Movie Review: American Sniper
AMERICAN SNIPER Genre: War Drama Rating: R Running Time: 132 mins. Premise: Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most lethal sniper in U.S. history with over 160 kills, serves four tours of duty in Iraq where he’s considered a legend on the battlefield, but struggles at home where his time in battle takes a... Read more »
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10 Talking Points From This Morning's Oscar Nominations

10 Talking Points From This Morning's Oscar Nominations
Nominees for the 87th Academy Awards (airing Sun., Feb. 22) were announced this morning, and as usual, there were the expected nominations, surprises, and snubs.  The Academy never gets it right every year, but isn’t that what the Oscars are about?  What else would we bitch about on Twitter if they did get all the... Read more »

Movie Review: Selma

Movie Review: Selma
SELMA Genre: Biographical Drama Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 128 mins. Premise: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. attempts to secure equal voting rights by holding a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Behind-the-Scenes: Hard to believe it, but this is the first narrative film about MLK.  It’s about time.  Director Ava DuVernay worked with... Read more »

Hammering Out... Interstellar

Hammering Out... Interstellar
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  Next up: INTERSTELLAR. JOHN: Movies don’t come much bigger or more ambitious than Christopher Nolan’s latest epic blockbuster, Interstellar.  It is a Movie with a capital “M.”  And, whether you love it, like it, admire it,... Read more »
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Movie Review: Whiplash

Movie Review: Whiplash
WHIPLASH Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 107 mins. Premise: A talented, determined young drummer (Miles Teller) at a prestigious music school is put to the test by his abusive, psychologically manipulative professor (J.K. Simmons), as he strives to achieve greatness. Behind-the-Scenes: Took the top two prizes at Sundance earlier this year: the Grand Jury... Read more »

33 Best Tweets from the Oscars

33 Best Tweets from the Oscars
The Oscars happened last night. As far as awards go, the whole thing was completely predictable. Nary a surprise in the bunch, except maybe American Hustle walking away with zero awards. Spike Jonze took the award for Original Screenplay, for Her, beating out David O. Russell in the Hustle’s best-chance Oscar category. Also, I love... Read more »

2014 Academy Awards Drinking Game

2014 Academy Awards Drinking Game
The Oscars are this Sunday. Will you be watching? Have you seen the movies? Are you one of the 67% of people who have seen zero of the nine Best Picture nominees? Why is that? Do you hate joy? Is going to the movies too expensive? Several of the movies are on Netflix/DVD/Blu-Ray by now.... Read more »
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Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Movie Review: The Monuments Men
THE MONUMENTS MEN Genre: War Dramedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 118 mins. Premise: A group of unlikely soldiers are sent on a mission to recover stolen artwork from Nazi thieves and return the masterpieces to their owners. Behind-the-Scenes: Originally set for release in December, but pushed back relatively last minute to give co-writer/director George Clooney... Read more »