Posts tagged "Oscars"

The 10 Best Moments from the 2017 Oscars

The 10 Best Moments from the 2017 Oscars
It was a long show. A lot went down. And, for those who tuned out or went to bed early, you missed a doozy of an ending. Now that we’ve all had time to reflect on last night’s ceremony, here are my picks for the 10 best moments from the 2017 Oscars: *** Enjoy this... Read more »

Movie Review: Jackie

Movie Review: Jackie
JACKIE Genre: Biopic Rating: R Running Time: 99 mins. Premise: In the wake of the assassination of JFK, Jackie Onassis Kennedy (Natalie Portman) sits down for an interview and re-traces the impact and aftermath of her husband’s death and subsequent funeral. Behind-the-Scenes: Portman is receiving a ton of Oscar heat for her performance here. She’s... Read more »

Movie Review: Moonlight

Movie Review: Moonlight
MOONLIGHT Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 110 mins. Premise: Intimate character study of a poor, gay black male named Chiron at three different stages of his life, struggling to find his place in the world. Behind-the-Scenes: Based on a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Brad Pitt is a producer. Director Barry Jenkins has only... Read more »
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Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?

Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?
Now that the Oscars are over, I feel like I can finally publicly admit that I really wanted Mad Max: Fury Road to win Best Picture.  Ha.  This probably comes as no surprise.  Ever since I saw it back in May of last year, I’ve been singing its praises.  Most people ignored me.  My brother... Read more »

9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations

9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations
In one of the most unpredictable Oscar years in recent memory, this morning’s nominations were surprisingly…predictable.  Oh sure, there were the usual snubs (happens every year), but no real out-of-left-field shockers.  What can we takeaway from the nominations now, as we inch toward the actual awards ceremony on Feb. 28?  Let’s discuss: 1. Will Ridley... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »