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Behind the Scenes at the Oscars 2011

February 28, 2011 – 3:06 am | No Comment
Govenors Ball

I have a friend who went to the Oscars and as usual, she called me after the Governors Ball. She shared the following anecdotes, things you didn’t get to see on TV. She also took …


Oscars 2011 Reaction: Nerdies for Best & Worst Moments

February 28, 2011 – 2:18 am | 9 Comments
bullock & firth

Watching the Oscars is akin to how people describe childbirth to me—it’s painful but after some time passes you forget about the pain and want to do it again. I don’t think I’ve really enjoyed …


Movie Challenge: Best Picture Hybrids

February 22, 2011 – 12:07 am | 12 Comments

There’s been a lot of ink leading up to the Oscars this Sunday and last week I realized I was bored with the nominees being discussed the same way over and over again: Who will …


Movie Review: UNKNOWN

February 21, 2011 – 1:04 am | 17 Comments

Back in 1987, I reviewed for my school paper the movie Suspect, starring Cher, Dennis Quaid, and Liam Neeson in one of his first American features. I remember writing that even though Neeson was mostly …


Ten Unexpectedly Romantic Movies

February 13, 2011 – 11:25 pm | 19 Comments

Today is Valentine’s Day, whether you like it or not. Since you’ve probably been bombarded by sentimental consumerism for a couple months, I thought I’d put together a list of movies that are romantic in …


SAG Awards Roundup

January 30, 2011 – 10:38 pm | 10 Comments
julie bowen

The show was so boring that when I looked down at my notebook after it was over, I saw I hadn’t written anything. The winners were predictable—Colin, Natalie, Melissa, Christian—and the speeches routine so I …


PCNews Roundup

January 28, 2011 – 11:27 pm | 10 Comments
king's speech poster

You know something’s off when I don’t have time to read and react to Oscar nominations. The Academy Awards are my Super Bowl, my Olympics, my…oh, you get the idea. But I was buried under …


Behind the Scenes at the Golden Globes 2011

January 17, 2011 – 1:43 pm | 4 Comments
alec baldwin & jennier lopez

Late last night, long after the broadcast ended, a friend of mine who attended the awards ceremony and after-parties called to share some backstage details. The following is in her words.
[For my thoughts on best …


Golden Globes 2011 Fashion Roundup

January 17, 2011 – 4:16 am | 10 Comments

When I first tuned in to the red carpet arrivals, I saw a lot of stars wearing black and thought it was going to be a boring night for fashion. I mean, I like and …


Highlights and Lowlights of Golden Globes 2011

January 16, 2011 – 11:32 pm | 17 Comments
Firth, without the Harley

I look forward to the Globes every year because they are decidedly nutty—weird nominations, random presenters (Alicia Keys?) and drunk acceptance speeches. This year was no exception, starting with Helena Bonham Carter’s wacky dress and …


My Pop Culture Consumption This Week

January 14, 2011 – 12:30 am | 10 Comments

I consumed a lot of pop culture this week but unfortunately, there were a lot of empty calories. Here’s a quick rundown of a couple new TV series and a movie opening today.
Episodes—Showtime, Sundays, 9:30 …


First Official Photos of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander

January 12, 2011 – 3:21 pm | 5 Comments

W Magazine has revealed the first official photos of Rooney Mara as the titular character in David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, due December 21. Mara’s transformation from the fresh-faced coed …

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