Posts tagged "Oscars"

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 »

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 »
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Hammering Out… American Hustle

Hammering Out… American Hustle
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  This week: American Hustle. Julie: Not American Hutsell, the unauthorized Melanie Hutsell biopic I was told we’d be seeing. American Hustle is the shiny new thing that all the critics are excited about. They’re like magpies. “Ooh! Fruitvale... Read more »

Quick Thoughts on This Year's Golden Globe Nominees (Movies)

Quick Thoughts on This Year's Golden Globe Nominees (Movies)
The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning.  The Globes awards ceremony may be a drunken blast, but the awards themselves are typically seen as a reliable preview of the Oscars.  That being said, splitting up the categories in comedy and drama always means some heavy hitters won’t get to compete with each other.  Here... Read more »

'Fruitvale Station' Review: A Powerful, Timely Drama About Senseless Violence

'Fruitvale Station' Review: A Powerful, Timely Drama About Senseless Violence
FRUITVALE STATION Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 85 mins. Premise: Based on a true story, the film chronicles the last day in the life of 22 year-old Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) on New Year’s Eve 2008, when he was shot and killed by police. Behind-the-Scenes: Originally called just Fruitvale, the movie premiered at Sundance in January to great acclaim.... Read more »
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Best Oscar Tweets That Are C-Word Free!

Best Oscar Tweets That Are C-Word Free!
I didn’t notice anyone in my Twitter feed (including myself) calling anyone a See You Next Tuesday last night during the Oscars, not even Tommy Lee Jones. I consider that a rousing success! Here are some (nearly chronological) tweets about what happened at the Oscars last night. Despite what the title of this post says,... Read more »

Last Minute Oscar Predictions to "Impress" Your Friends

Last Minute Oscar Predictions to "Impress" Your Friends
They’re heeeeere.  Well, almost here.  The Oscars are on Sunday.  It’s a big night in the Hammerle house.  The kids go to bed at, oh, 6:30.  Pizza is ordered.  Drinks are had.  Facebook and Twitter are up in full force.  We used to do an Oscar pool back in college but it’s been abandoned over... Read more »

This Year's Oscar Nominations Can Argo F**k Themselves

This Year's Oscar Nominations Can Argo F**k Themselves
It never fails.  Each year, I hope the Academy will somehow get it right.  That the collective body of voters will pull their heads out of their collective asses, and nominate movies and/or actors who actually deserve a nomination, to say nothing of actually winning.  And each year, I walk away frustrated.  Today’s nominees are... Read more »
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The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations

Here are the Oscar nominations: Best Picture Amour Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Django Unchained Les Miserables Life of Pi Lincoln Silver Linings Playbook Zero Dark Thirty Best Director Michael Haneke (Amour) Ang Lee (Life of Pi) David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) Best... Read more »