Pick Your Silver Linings Acting Winners — a Poll

You have to go all the way back to Sunset Boulevard to find an Oscar nominated Best Picture winner with four acting nominations that didn’t win.  I know most people assume Jennifer Lawrence will be that winner, besting 85 year-old Emmanuelle Riva.  Though Lawrence will...
Posted On 22 Feb 2013

Bradley Cooper and David O. Russell Meet with Joe Biden

No hottie with a heart of gold allowed!  Only men folk get to talk about the serious stuff.  It reminds me of a scene from House of Cards.
Posted On 08 Feb 2013

The State of the Race: Why Argo Keeps Winning

When Argo beat Silver Linings Playbook for Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards last night, an award that movie should have had in a walk, and Lincoln took home two SAG Awards for its pair of actors (it was only expected to take one) it suddenly became obvious that a three-way split...
Posted On 28 Jan 2013

Hardcore SAG Campaigning

Right now two of the strongest ad campaigns for Oscar online are Silver Linings Playbook and Argo. That’s because they figure the Best Picture prize is up for grabs in a wide open race so why not go for it. They are making last minute rallies everywhere I turn. I saw a half...
Posted On 23 Jan 2013

Dr. Oz Goes to Bat for Silver Linings

Despite the many complaints about the film for painting mental illness as a cutesy quirk that can be easily erased with meds, Dr. Oz has tied it in with the subject of “mental illness” as portrayed in Silver Linings Playbook. This helps lend the romantic comedy with...
Posted On 22 Jan 2013

The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams

“This train carries saints and sinners. This train, carries losers and winners.” –Springsteen So much of the Oscar race is built on the precarious ledge of hope. Audiences hope the movies are good. Publicists hope for many nominations and a big payday. Film fans...
Posted On 04 Dec 2012