Nostalgia for pop culture from the '80s and '90s has been strong the past few weeks, first with the news that they're turning "Pretty Woman" into a Broadway musical (as long as there's a musical number called "It's Very Expensive" featuring the two snobby saleswomen, I'm OK with this) and then the announcement that two-thirds of the main cast in the comedy classic "9 to 5" was reuniting for a Netflix series (please, Dolly, allow them to have an episode set in Dollywood so you can make a cameo appearance). ... read more
While surfing through the Associated Press' entertainment articles recently, I noticed there was a review for a new play that opened on Broadway called "The Bridges of Madison County," and ... hey, wasn't that a best-selling book and hit movie back in the mid-1990s?! And ... wait ... hold up ... HOL'. UP. It's a musical, too?!
THEY MADE A MUSICAL OUT OF "THE BRIDGE OF MADISON COUNTRY."
At first I thought it might be a tongue-in-cheek production, like they did with "Xanadu" a few years back, ... read more
Cate Blanchett, looking beautiful in an outfit that appears to have been made by Reynolds Wrap, arrives Monday at the Oscar nominees luncheon. (Photo courtesy Associated Press)
It's been a while since I've made Oscar ranking predictions, and with less than a month to go until the ceremony, and the annual nominee luncheon held earlier this week, what better time than now? So here we go:
1. “12 Years a Slave”
3. “American Hustle”
4. "The Wolf of Wall Street"
5. ... read more
Sally Hawkins finally got her Oscar nomination! (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press)
Well, the Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and they were, as always, a mess. There were snubs (no love for "Inside Llewyn Davis") and surprises (way too much love for "August: Osage County" and "Wolf of Wall Street"), something called "Alone But Not Alone," and a whole bunch of nominations for "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave."
But if you're a regular reader of this blog, ... read more
Cate Blanchett is better than you, and she knows it. Will she score a Best Actress nod tomorrow when the Academy Award nominations are announced? (Yes. Yes, she will.) (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press)
Well, the Golden Globes were handed out on Sunday, the British Academy Award nominations have been announced, and every important and influential precursor award has had their say (including the most important of all, the Razzies!). So now I can safely make my final guesses at the Academy ... read more
The endlessly endless Golden Globe Awards were last night, and while hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were once again perfection, there's no escaping the wackadoo-ness of the Globes. ("Brooklyn 99" is the Best Comedy on TV? ... OK.)
The highlight of the night, though, was this comedic moment between an e-cigarette-smoking Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Reese Witherspoon as the former sat with the "cool kids" in the movie section (Louis-Dreyfus was nominated twice last night for her roles in the film "Enough ... read more
Despite some less-than-glowing notices from the critics and audiences, can Leonardo DiCaprio and "The Wolf of Wall Street" get noticed by the Academy Awards? (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press)
The nominations for influential Oscar precursors like the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild (aka, the SAG Awards) have been announced, and all the eligible 2013 films have been screened and critiqued and berated by critics and bloggers alike, so we finally have a complete picture of what the ... read more