Oscar Bits and Bites

NPR Talks to John Walker, editor of 12 Years a Slave: “And we see him hanging, and doing this surreal dance with the tiptoes of his feet in the mud,” Walker says. “And we aren’t plying you with music, and we aren’t making big comments — and...
Posted On 18 Feb 2014

Oscar Bits and Bites

The Academy just released this photo of their having sent out to Meryl Streep recognition for her nomination. American Hustle burns up the box office with $115 million, 12 Years a Slave re-released and has now made $40 million. Wolf of Wall Street has made $89 million. None of...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014

Oscar Bits and Bites

Nathaniel Rogers (Gurus of Gold pundit and otherwise brilliant human) has begun his Oscar Symposium. He kindly invited a few of us to chat along with him. Mostly we try to stay focused on the acting races. It does sort of swerve outside the lines at times. Check it out. The New...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Oscar Bits and Bites

Matthew McConaughey wins Best Actor from the Rome Film Fest, while Scarlett Johansson takes the prize for Actress based on a voice performance. Anne Thompson attends the Governors Awards and makes a few key points about the “serious opportunities for Oscar...
Posted On 18 Nov 2013

Oscar bits and bites

Gravity’s tops the box office for the third consecutive week. What was that thing about women not being able to open movies? Seems to me we have a solid with Sandra Bullock.  12 Years a Slave also did very well in limited release. What was that thing about it being too...
Posted On 20 Oct 2013