My 2015 Oscar Predictions

The grand daddy and final award of the season is upon us on Sunday. Every year, I try to predict who I think will win (in the major categories) while I gripe about the winners being predictable. Well this year, despite a weak overall movie year, my prayers may have answered there are 3 categories […]

25 Movies To See Before Oscar Night

…or as I like to call it, my yearly reminder that yet again I have failed to see all the movies required to ready me for the Oscars. But it’s not my fault, some movies just look like torture and I can’t bring myself to watch them. This year’s selection especially just seemed tedious. Well […]

Vanity Fair Hollywood Cover Issue – 2015 Edition

    Every year Vanity Fair has its Hollywood issue that usually consists of the “it” actors that starred in movies currently making the award show rounds. This was last year’s cover. From left to right, here are the actors on this year’s cover: Amy Adams, four-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner for Big […]

2015 Oscar Nominees List

Performance by an actor in a leading role Steve Carell in “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game” Michael Keaton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything” Performance by an actor in a supporting role Robert Duvall in “The Judge” Ethan Hawke […]

My Thoughts On “Selma” [No Spoilers]

“Selma” the movie is set in the year 1964 and focuses on Martin Luther King’s life and efforts in getting the Voting Rights Act of 1965 signed, most notably the Selma to Montgomery March. As good as this movie was, I cannot bring myself to say I enjoyed this movie because in all honesty it […]

Top [illegally] downloaded movies of 2014

1. “The Wolf of Wall Street”: 30.035 million 2. “Frozen”: 29.919 million 3. “RoboCop”*: 29.879 million 4. “Gravity”: 29.357 million 5. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”: 27.627 million 6. “Thor: The Dark World”: 25.749 million 7. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”: 25.628 million 8. “The Legend of Hercules”: 25.137 million 9. “X-Men: Days of […]

My 2014 Pop Culture Favorites

2014 is winding down. I figured I’d do a look back and share my favorites of the year. TV isn’t included because I already did a post on that and you can read it here MOVIES I have to say it was an underwhelming year for movies this year. I know I didn’t see a […]

My thoughts on “Gone Girl”

Unless you have been under a rock, you have probably heard about the movie “Gone Girl”. Every critic and their mama have been raving about it. I am one of those who read the book written by Gillian Flynn (who also wrote the screenplay) and I loved the book. I thought it was very original, […]

Netflix Instant Releases: October 2014

  TV SHOWS Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series Hostages: Season 1 (show is cancelled now so just this season) Reign: Season 1 The Vampire Diaries: Season 5 The Originals: Season 1 The Following: Season 2 Hart of Dixie: Season 3 Raising Hope: Season 4 Supernatural: Season 9 Arrow: Season 2 The Tomorrow People: Season 1 […]

[Guest Review] The Hundred Foot Journey

The Hundred Foot Journey, based on the book by Richard C. Morais is a piece of work that brings together three of my favourite indulgences: Books, Movies and Food. As someone who reads avidly, loves the silver screen and appreciates the creative mastery of turning mundane ingredients into works of art, The Hundred Foot Journey […]

Highest Grossing Movies of Summer 2014

The industry was agog about how box office numbers were pretty low this summer compared to previous years. I am not one to talk but I am definitely not the target audience for summer blockbusters. Infact, of the 20 movies listed below, I have only seen 2. Anyways, a little change was still made but […]

My thoughts on “Life Itself”

I love(d) Roger Ebert. I really did. One day his twitter account announced his cancer had returned and next thing they tell us he had passed away. It was truly sad. He was the only critic whose reviews I looked out for. In fact, since he passed away, I can’t say there’s a particular review […]