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My Oscar Picks

December 18, 2008 – 3:46 pm | 9 Comments
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Though nominations haven’t even been announced, I think the following actors are going to win Oscars come February 22, 2009. This is not based on counting how many nominations/wins they’ve racked up from other organizations; …

Scores and Snores

December 12, 2008 – 5:57 pm | One Comment

Sometimes, I’ll read a bit of entertainment news and think, “Say what?!!” but a friend will say, “That’s awesome!” Below is a sampling of items I read recently and I want your feedback on them. …

Review of VALKYRIE

December 12, 2008 – 5:44 pm | 8 Comments
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My pal Eric went to a screening of Valkyrie last night and turned in this review.
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Valkyrie is a tight, very well-acted thriller with a passionate performance from Tom Cruise as Col. Claus Von Stauffenberg. …

Conversation with SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Filmmakers

December 11, 2008 – 4:49 pm | 5 Comments
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Last week, on the day it was chosen Best Picture by the National Board of Review, I went to a screening of Slumdog Millionaire (about a slum kid who goes on the Indian version of Who …

Correct Answer for FROST/NIXON Script Giveaway

December 6, 2008 – 11:22 am | No Comment

The correct answer was The Milton Berle Show so congrats to FFBUFF8, Greg in St. Louis, gary, Julianne and Nancy for getting it right! Your scripts have been emailed. Thanks to all for playing!
Coming up—a …

Nixon Trivia Question for Script Giveaway

December 3, 2008 – 3:02 pm | 11 Comments

If you’re on my subscribers list and are among the first 5 people to answer the following correctly, I’ll email you a copy of the Frost/Nixon script, written by Peter Morgan and adapted from his …

Review of FROST/NIXON and Script Giveaway

December 2, 2008 – 2:29 pm | 4 Comments
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When I told a few friends I was going to a screening of Frost/Nixon, they all asked, “Why?” I said, “Because I think it looks interesting.” They said, “Ugh, it’s two men talking. Boooooring.”
I’m happy …

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