Film

  1. Call it the Grooviest Movie of 2017

    ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘I, Tonya’ Screener Copies Leaked to Piracy Networks. [URL]https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/lady-bird-call-name-tonya-173210732.html[/URL] Three of my top fave movies of the year out of 9. That is one-third. Happy New Year! Call Me by Your Name is a must see. My fave movie of 2017--by a landslide. First movie that's transported me and made me feel something, anything, in a long time. Will rearrange you and change you. Your dreams will shift. You may just want...
  2. Oscars 2015

    My ballot: My picks in gold; winners in blue.
  3. Great Films Directed By Women

    Take This Waltz, Sarah Polly, 2012 We Need To Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay, 2011 Winter's Bone, Debra Granik, 2010 Morven Callar, Lynne Ramsay, 2002 The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, 2008 The Kids Are Alright, Lisa Cholodenko, 2010 Harlan County, U.S.A., Barbara Kopple, 1976 American Psycho, Mary Harron, 2000 Marie Antoinette, Sophia Coppola, 2006 The Piano, Jane Champion, 1993
  4. Amazing Cinemagraphs

    Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Cinemagraphs, which are usually published in an animated GIF format, can give the illusion that the viewer is watching a video. They are commonly produced by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames, often using the animated GIF file format in such a manner that motion in...
  5. Favorite Films from the United Kingdom

    These are my favorite films that were produced by companies located/registered in the UK. Or, ones that really feel like they were made there, thus deserving the label. Ha! In no particular order... Secrets and Lies The Imitation Game Billy Elliot War of the Buttons Tyrannosaur Mr. Turner Trainspotting The Crying Game 2001: A Space Odyssey Frank Lawrence of Arabia A Room With a View Sophie's Choice About Time Shame 12 Years a Slave Broken Atonement Pride & Prejudice...
  6. Oscars ~ Tonight! Who WILL Win!

    Oscars Ballot 2013, Oscars 2012, Oscar Ballot 2012, In Bed With Oscar, Oscars 2011. If it is in red, it is also my personal choice. Best Picture ~ Argo Best Director ~ Steven Spielberg Best Actor ~ Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actress ~ Emmanuelle Riva Best Supporting Actor ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actress ~ Anne Hathaway Best Foreign Language Film ~ Amour The Aftermath! Argo wins Best Picture! Yeah! Great film and deserving of the top honors. Too bad Affleck...
  7. realitybites back - eBook download

    Hey guys. To celebrate my acquisition of a newer model Kindle, I have created a second follow-up book titled realitybites back. Pretty clever name eh? This eBook is a collection of my blog writings over the last year and a half. Anyhow, I am giving it away for free in PDF format. It has images and links. You can read it on your PC or reading device. Looks great on my new Kindle--old model did not support PDF's very well. To download book, click HERE. File was too large to attach here. So it...
  8. Brain Drain July

    **7/21/12 ~ Update at bottom of post... *7/10/12 ~Update near bottom of post... Just as the temperatures outside reach their highs, my cultural pursuits hit all-time lows. Can it get any worse than consuming all three books in the Fifty Shades of Grey series in less than a week’s time? And if that weren’t enough, to continue the obsession by blogging about the books—twice—as if I hadn’t already spent enough time reading the texts? There was the artwork—the painting of Christian Grey....
  9. Greatest Films of All Time ~ The Sight and Sound 2012 List Sucks!

    Sight & Sound has just released its list of the Fifty Greatest Films of all time. Since 1952, it has been producing this list every ten years. For this year's list, "...more than 1,000 critics, programmers, academics, distributors, writers and other cinephiles, and received (in time for the deadline) precisely 846 top-ten lists that between them mention a total of 2,045 different films. As a qualification of what ‘greatest’ means, our invitation letter stated, 'We leave that open to your...
  10. Lovesome Loathsome

    I have cinema fever. Because there are no new movies worth mentioning, I'll write about actors and actresses. Some I love and some I loathe. Here are the lists. Each actor and actress is described with one word. Sometimes one word is all it takes. Loves~ Actresses Tilda Swinton ~ Sharp Julianne Moore ~ Brave Jodie Foster ~ Intelligent Penelope Cruz ~ Intense Nicole Kidman ~ Classy Kate Winslet ~ Firey Angelina Jolie ~ Hot Marisa Tomei ~ Fun Eva Longoria ~ Adorable Michele...
  11. Enjoy the Violence

    ***Update ~ February 26, 2012. Added another movie! Go see. Can't believe I forgot about this one!* **Update ~ February 22, 2012. Bonnie and Clyde is a wild ride, indeed! Just how many different cars did they steal anyway? Was a bit put off by Clyde's sexual frigidity at first. But he came through in the end and made Bonnie a happy lady. The car chases were a riot, having a playful tone due to the bouncy banjo music in the background. Although Bonnie and Clyde is a very good movie and...
  12. James Franco ~ Renaissance Man

    Some of us are so thick with talent, it's almost impossible to spread ourselves too thin. We are gifted with an endless supply of unbridled ability and a drive that keeps us moving fast forward. In the entertainment world, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce Knowles come to mind. Both are triple—maybe quadrupole—threats. They sing, dance, act, and are generally nice, polite, and likable people. Unfortunately, most of us aren't the caretakers of such gifts—myself included. I am not blessed with any...
  13. It's Oscar Time Again!

    I don't know why I love the Academy Awards so much. Maybe it is because I really love movies. And this time of year is like Christmas for film buffs. We are flooded with a wide selection of great films. And there is this feeling--a sense of urgency and obligation to see them all. It's as if we have no right to express a preference unless we have actually seen all the films nominated. There is probably no one--not even a top film critic--who can claim to have done so. Mostly because it is an...
  14. James Franco as Oz, The Great and Powerful

    James Franco as Oz, The Great and Powerful Franco has signed on to play Oz, The Great and Powerful ~Disney's prequel to the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz." See how I did it Official movie posters posted online July 2012...
  15. James Franco ~ Man Of The Hour

    It's James Franco's time to shine. It's his weekend. This Sunday, February 27th, he will be hosting the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. It should be a great show. And, he is up for Best Actor for his outstanding performance as Aron Ralston in 127 Hours. What an accomplished man--and very busy as well. I bet he is in LA, right now, putting the final touches on his Oscar performance with Anne. While he's been prepping for that, I have been preparing as well. Because he'll be giving...
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