I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.Read All Entries
I was so happy when Spotlight was named Best Picture at last week’s Academy Awards because 1) it broke the tie between my son and me, so I finally won our family Oscar pool, 2) it gave me faith in the future of movies that a good story was more highly prized than visually-focused action
crap films like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant, 3) it shows the importance of solid, investigative reporting, and will hopefully inspire the next generation to return to it after decades of tabloid journalism, 4) it’s a great movie. [Read more…]
Okay, I am now seriously jealous of Rebecca Olkowski, who usually blogs at Baby Boomster. Not only did she get to attend a cocktail celebrating the gorgeous costumes of Brooklyn last week but on Oscar Eve, she partied with the nominees in the Best Short Films categories. I am never leaving town during Oscar week again!
She said she had a blast, and here’s why: [Read more…]
Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne, who was named Best Actor at the Academy Awards last night. His portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything was amazing, and you can enter to win a copy of the movie, now on DVD.
While the theaters around us were packed with audiences catching up on American Sniper, Whiplash and Foxcatcher, Michael and I enjoyed an almost-private screening of Two Days, One Night, the Belgian film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, for which Marion Cotillard has been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.
I had already watched it via a screening link before our San Diego Film Critics vote – in which we did honor her with the Best Actress award – but I wanted Michael to see the movie because her performance is astonishing and the impact of her story is quietly devastating. And I wanted to watch it on the big screen. [Read more…]
There are so many reasons you should see Selma, which recently received a Best Picture nomination. Read my review on Boomeon.
I love these cookies from Zabar’s so much, I had to give them their own post before they, um, disappeared.
I posted my Oscar predictions here, and am convinced Best Picture will come down to these two movies.
What do you think?
There’s a good chance American Hustle will be named Best Picture of the Year at the Academy Awards on Sunday and, although it’s not my favorite movie of the year, it is my favorite movie soundtrack. [Read more…]