Last night in Little Rock: The Forgotten Kingdom screening talkback

February 28, 2014

This was our best film so far.

The Oscar monologues, part V: Sam Blair

February 28, 2014

I already had this worked up, Phil. I tried to copy & paste it in the order you wanted, but the result was not pretty, so I’ll have to send it like this . Just say I’m a retired college …

The Oscar monologues, part IV: Danny-Joe Crofford

February 28, 2014

Best Picture – The best picture didn’t even get nominated. ◦ American Hustle – should win from the nominees ◦ 12 Years a Slave – will win Best Actor in a Leading Role ◦ Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) Should …

The Oscar monologues, part III: Jennifer Boulden

February 28, 2014

Jennifer Boulden is a writer, interactive marketing strategist, PR person, and incorrigible Oscar geek. Best Picture ◦ ◦ Gravity – They say it’s a 3-way race between Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, and American Hustle. I’d give it to Slave …

The Oscar monologues, Part two: Piers Marchant

February 28, 2014

On Feb 15, 2014, at 9:14 AM, Philip Martin wrote: Thanks all. We’re doing a couple more categories this year. Please return ASAP, with, as always, a single self-descriptive sentence. Don’t feel pressured to play if you don’t want to …

The Oscar monologues, Part one: Dan Lybarger

February 28, 2014

I have just realized I have been making this this is more of a chore than it needs to be. So I’m just going to cut and paste the emails my Oscar panelists sent me. No formatting. No videos. No …

The Past

February 28, 2014

The Past Grade: 90 Cast: Berenice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa,Tahar Rahimcq PM Director: Asghar Farhadicq PM Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language Running time: 130 minutes   Remarkably assured and hyper-realistic, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s The Past …

Stand My Ground

February 26, 2014

Two years ago today George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin to death. You think you know my story You saw it on the MSNBC. Things might have turned out different, If they’d let me in that damn academy. But I ain’t …

The Lost Harold Ramis Tape

February 26, 2014

By Dan Lybarger for blood, dirt & angels As you probably know by now, Harold Ramis, the man who directed Groundhog Day and National Lampoon’s Vacation, co-wrote National Lampoon’s Animal House and who played the Ghostbuster Egon died last Monday …

House of the Risin’ Sun

February 26, 2014