People really seem to like Queen. I mean, I can dig one or two Queen songs, but… I don’t get it. That’s okay, though. Let’s proceed to the actual scorecard. I’m counting it a win if either my Probable or Sleeper Predictions won. Does that give me an unfair double-shot of being right, and smug… Read More Look Upon My Predictions, Ye Pundits, and Despair: My Oscars 2019 Scorecard
In my fisking of Variety’s pre-advertising for next year’s Oscars, I made this prediciton about Wes Anderson’s film Isle of Dogs: See? There’s already a ghetto for cartoons. “Dogs” will get nominated for this, and then lose to something Italian that gets a limited release in New York for a week. And that was before Wes… Read More Wes Anderson’s Doom: Special Screening of Awaited European Animated Film at Cannes
It’s not that I disagree with the suggestions Variety offers: 1) Hire Jimmy Fallon to host, with a multi-year contract, 2) Get people who actually share the general public’s taste to vote, 3) FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, MAKE IT SHORTER, 4) Throw in some Audience Participation, and 5) Give the Celebs their booze back.… Read More Earth to Variety: No One Wants to Fix the Oscars
Did you actually say “Who gave this SOB a Green Card?” when announcing the best director winner? Were you drunk? Did you think no one would be bothered by you saying that? Were you not thinking? Do you know Alejandro Inarritu personally? He says you do, and that you have that kind of friendship. So… Read More Sean Penn, You Magnificent Bastard…
The Hollywood Reporter offers the usual dead-horse cruelty: As a television event, this year’s Oscars was more like an endurance test — turgid, badly directed, poorly produced and featuring an endless string of tired or wince-inducing moments from host Ellen DeGeneres. To which one can only add, well, isn’t that what it always is? A… Read More The Oscars Were Boring, Just Like Every Other Year….