Are we soon going to live in a world where Ben Affleck gets an Oscar nomination for ACTING? "Gone Girl" may be the film to do it. (Photo courtesy the Associated Press)
Here we are with the second round of Oscar predictions, which I'll be updating every two weeks until the Academy Award nominations are announced in January (the previous list is here).
You may call it a waste of time, but I call it a hobby.
1. "The Imitation Game"
2. "The Theory of Everything"
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(Benedict Cumberbatch is a major Oscar contender for the biopic "The Imitation Game," so Oscar better prepare itself for his Tumblr girlfriends to scale the bleachers to get a taste of the sweet, sweet Cumberbatch. Photo courtesy of The Associated Press.)
For the past two years, I've started the delightful tradition of predicting the annual Academy Award nominations, chronicling a film and performer's ever-changing buzz from the unofficial start of the Oscar season (which is, essentially, ... read more
After another lengthy absence due to busy-ness at work, an unfortunate late-summer cold and general procrastination, I've been awoken from my blogging hiatus by a presence so awful, so campy and so very, very lame that only a true child of the late '80s/early '90s could love it: the trailer for "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story," airing on Lifetime on Sept. 1 (that sound you hear is me furiously adding it to my DVR recording schedule). It's based on the bizarro memoir "Behind the Bell" by ... read more
Canadian television is an odd topic to discuss, if only because there's not a lot to discuss. Even its Wikipedia page is like, "Meh, we generally just air a lot of American imports."
Which isn't to say it's not worthy of discussion. There's been a number of influential programs to be produced by our friends to the North, from beloved sketch shows ("SCTV" and "The Kids in the Hall") and cult hits ("Trailer Park Boys" and "Slings and Arrows") to children's shows imported to America when I was a ... read more
For my second entry of the highly acclaimed (read: my mom thought it was funny) new series "Trollin' on Netflix," where I share all the awful horror movies I've watched on Netflix Instant, I take a look at the 1973 classic starring everyone's favorite chimpanzee archaeologist ...
"THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE"
Welcome to Hell House. Come for the paranormal activity, stay for its exemplary school district.
I had such high hopes for this movie. How could I NOT love a movie that starred Roddy ... read more