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…]
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…]