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80th Oscar Ceremony

Blurb Job

I’d heard that Craig’s List was a good place to find a “masseuse” but how about this ad seeking another sort of hand job: Attention Film Critics (Los Angeles): “Hi. We just finished a film and need to buy a one sentence quote from someone who calls himself a film ...

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George Carlin, 1937-2008

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o[/youtube] George Carlin was 29 when Lenny Bruce died in 1966 — the same year he recorded his debut album, Take Offs and Put Ons. He picked up the comedic blaze of scathing social commentary Lenny Bruce had lit, and for the next 42 years George Carlin torched the fucking ...

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Emmy Watch: Mad Men

The New York Times Magazine spends three days on the set of “Mad Men” with creator/producer/writer Matthew Weiner, and this weekend publishes an 8000-word love letter to the best-written series on television. Weiner‚Äôs achievements with ‚ÄúMad Men,‚Äù which is produced by Lionsgate, are plentiful, starting with the storytelling. Setting it ...

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Much Ado About Lohan

Alarmed that Katherine Heigl might be doing a better job sabotaging her career than she is, Lindsay Lohan has magnanimously withdrawn her name from consideration for this year’s Emmys. What? You missed Lindsay’s tour de force performance on Ugly Betty? That’s what you get for blinking. For a couple of ...

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Kung Fu Panda

Who would’ve guessed a tubby bear with an eating disorder could deliver a bigger kick than Indiana Jones? If I were a kid, on the basis on this summer’s movies I wouldn’t want to be a race car driver, or a rocket scientist, or an archeologist. I’d be wishing I ...

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Courts Can’t Decide Retroactive Oscars

It isn’t that big of a surprise that the courts opted out of giving the long-suffering Crash producer, Bob Yari, a retroactive Oscar. Yesterday, the 2nd District Court of Appeals denied the “right of fair procedure” as applicable to this case. According to the AP, “Private organizations can make their ...

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Sunday Morning Shoot Me, Just Shoot Me Now

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lxcMMGOhFA [/youtube] Peter Guber and Peter Bart, on today’s Sunday Morning Shootout, only two weeks late with an Oscar preview featuring Amy Ryan and Javier Bardem. Pretty speedy for these guys, since they’re approximately 10 years behind the curve in their concept of what the Oscars are and should be. ...

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16th Minute of Fame, and Counting

Here with your Daily Dose of Diablo, is The Huffington Post, apparently just catching up to the “price of fame” angle that we’ve been talking about for the past 4 months. Seems like there’s a “backlash to the backlash” now, with a new wave of haters hating on the original ...

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Popcorn vs. Milkshakes

In a couple of hours, I’ll post results of yesterday’s poll in some kind of semi-organized manner, complete with the pretty pie charts. It’s already easy to see which write-ins were most predominant. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Dark Knight were far and away ...

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Daniel Day Lewis – Happy for the Piss Take

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-aTmzuw7FI[/youtube] Seriously, watching Daniel Day Lewis in this video makes it painfully obvious that not only are Brits and Irish smarter than we Americans but we think they’re smarter and we treat them like royalty. Check out this interview with Day Lewis and how the reporters are almost afraid to ...

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Enough Already, Give AMPAS a Break

You know, I’ve never been one to defend the sometimes silly decisions AMPAS makes, but reading all of the post-game stuff is a bit tiresome. Yes, the show got the worst ratings ever. No, it wasn’t a great show. Yes, it was probably Plan B after all. Here is Patrick ...

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Javier Bardem’s Acceptance Speech

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzx1X9Y6sPk[/youtube] I know there are those on this site who think that Javier belongs to them. But can I just say that watching him accept his award makes my female parts go primitive. That’s all I’m saying.

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