For the record, my Top 10 films of 2010

December 26, 2010

My end of the year movie piece is in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today. And I don’t want to step on it, so I’m making this post bare bones. If you want more, read the piece in the newspaper. But here’s …

Jay Russell checks in with his Top 10 movies of 2010

December 26, 2010

Jay Russell, North Little Rock native, director of My Dog Skip, Ladder 49, The Waterhorse and BDA’s under assistant west coast correspondent shares his list of favorite films from 2010. (Jay’s next project should be eligible for consideration for the …

Christmas morning toy battle

December 25, 2010

Yes, Paris and Dublin get new toys on Christmas.

Our Armchair Critic Sam Blair’s Top 10 movie list with extras

December 25, 2010

Regular BDA contributor Sam Blair — semi-retired college counselor, formerly at Little Rock Central High School — delivers his Top 10 list in time for Christmas morning. Sam’s Ten Best Movies released in 2010: 1. The King’s Speech – Best …

Kasie Lunsford’s eponymous debut album

December 25, 2010

Kasie Lunsford is an Arkansas-based jazz singer with pop tendencies who has just released her first album on North Little Rock’s Infrared Records. It’s a collection of nearly familiar cover songs (such Sia’s “Lentil,” Natalie Merchant’s “Verdi Cries, ” Christian …

Sherpa the Christmas Dog wishes you a wonderful Christmastime from Blood, Dirt & Angels

December 25, 2010

TMFW recommends: Robert Shaw, Sir Ralph Vaughn Williams and the Messiah,

December 24, 2010

Over at his personal site, BDA aide de campe and musical director Paul Bowen is playing Christmas music. While we expressed our views on the topic earlier, we thought we’d allow him a few suggestions As I have time today …

Best documentaries 2010 — your nose cone monkey’s list

December 24, 2010

Somebody asked, and I made this list for my Sunday end-of-the-year movie piece. I’m not sure 2010 was the best year ever for documentaries, but I’m not sure it wasn’t either. If you wanted to expand this list a little, …

More Top 10 movie lists — Robin Ward

December 24, 2010

My Arkansas Democrat-Gazette colleague Robin Ward is one of the most discerning movie buffs I know, here’s her list from the past year. She notes: “A couple of these are stragglers from 2009. I’m including them because I haven’t seen …

Deadwood on Blu-ray: My candidate for the greatest TV western ever

December 24, 2010

One thing I got this Christmas was the new complete HBO series Deadwood on Blu-ray. (The list price is $209.98 but you can probably find it for less than $100.) So if you’re one of the folks who borrowed one …