Monthly Archives: February 2011
NPR with a sample and analysis from each of the scores nominated for Best Original Score.
It’s time for the Oscars, the Superbowl for women and gay people. My picks: Best Picture: Black Swan, The Fighter, Toy Story 3, The Social Network, Inception, True Grit, 127 Hours, Winter’s Bone, The King’s Speech, The Kids Are All … Continue reading
1994 Best Picture Nominees: The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump (winner), Quiz Show, Pulp Fiction, Four Weddings and a Funeral I am constantly amazed by how many people tell me The Shawshank Redemption is their favorite movie. Not because the movie … Continue reading
The Libya revolution is causing oil prices to spike. I wonder, if we could get an honest answer, how Americans would respond to a poll asking, Which one of the following two scenarios would you prefer to happen: A) The U.S. … Continue reading
I thought I’d start off the day with some Irish poetry: THE SECOND COMING Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; … Continue reading
Carmelo Anthony just got traded to the Knicks. They give up four of their best five players to get him, and get Anthony and Chauncey Billups to add to Amar’e Stoudemire. At the start of the season I was super-excited … Continue reading
The 1990 Oscars are interesting because they so neatly divide the ‘80s from the ‘90s. Two of 1990’s biggest hits–Pretty Woman and Ghost–were what I like to call ‘pitch’ movies. That’s my word for when you can imagine two eager … Continue reading