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Back to the Basics

Two weeks ago, I wrote that I wanted to resurrect this blog and start writing again. Two…weeks. Oops.

With that acknowledged, I wanted to spend today reminiscing some of my favorite films. 537 more words


The Nighthawk Awards: 1963

You can read more about this year in film here.  The Best Picture race is discussed here, with reviews of all the nominees.  First there are the categories, followed by all the films with their nominations, then the Globes, where I split the major awards by Drama and Comedy, followed by a few lists at the very end.   9,026 more words



The other day I was wasting time on Buzzfeed, reading an article called 25 Movies You Have To See Before You Turn 25 and the only film I just… 447 more words

The 80th Academy Awards: My Verdict

As much as I love old movies, the best thing about 2007’s best picture nominees as compared to those from 1956 is that I didn’t have to watch any three-hour epics, let alone three. 605 more words

Best Picture

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Released:  1954

Cast:  Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Jeff Richards, Matt Mattox, Marc Platt, Jacques d’Amboise, Tommy Rall, Russ Tamblyn, Julie Newmar, Ruta Kilmonis, Norma Doggett, Virginia Gibson, Betty Carr, Nancy Kilgas… 789 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

On the Waterfront

Released:  1954

Cast:  Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint

Oscar Wins:  Best Picture, Best Director (Elia Kazan), Best Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Story and Screenplay (Budd Schulberg), Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Black-and-White (Richard Day), Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) (Boris Kaufman), Best Film Editing (Gene Milford) 773 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

I Despise the Oscars

I despise this time every year in our pop culture history.

For starters, don’t we already have a ton of award ceremonies? I was sitting with my wife one night a few months back and there was a commercial for a general music awards show and then another commercial for another country music awards show. 636 more words