Oscars 2012 Pet Peeves – Top Five

5. If it doesn’t make you cry it won’t win Best Picture. Sure, it always helps if you cry but it is hardly a pre-requisite.  Every year there are movies that make you cry in the lineup and they don’t win. War Horse left me a soggy wreck, Extremely Loud and...
Posted On 02 Jan 2013

Parents Reaction to Les Mis

Just hit the you tubes (this is what War Horse did to me, btw): Reminds me of this scene:
Posted On 30 Dec 2012

The Case for Les Miserables

Les Miserables was considered an early frontrunner Oscar’s Best Picture before the race really began. That put it at a disadvantage immediately because most frontrunners are bigger targets when the collective believes they are going to win. It’s better, always, to fly...
Posted On 26 Dec 2012

Interview: Tom Hooper and Les Mis

In 2010, British filmmaker Tom Hooper and his film The King’s Speech seemingly came out of nowhere, to gross over $400 million worldwide and win four Oscars including Best Director and Best Picture. For his next project, Hooper decided to take on a film adaptation of Le...