Awards Archive for March, 2006

The Ugliest Oscar Speech Ever

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BBM Inspired Stamps From Conan O'Brien

(If you can’t read the middle one, it’s “The Lion, The Witch & the Perfectly Coordinated Wardrobe”)


More Break Back

There are two anguished cries of disappointment that stand out for me today. One is this deeply felt, terribly sad piece by Nathaniel R, who closes with:


John Calley… Return To Brilliance

“”Nobody likes to think of themselves as being from Los Angeles,” Mr. Calley said. “I don’t know anybody that wants to be buried here. I think it was less about that or any problem with ‘Brokeback’ than in the end, it comes down to a subconscious shuffling of the pecking order and you just go with the film that was most affecting to you personally.”
From David Carr’s unblogged Oscar story


Why I Never Went All-In For Crash

For clarity


How Bad Was The Oscar Telecast?



What Broke The Mountain's Back?

From The Hot Button

Really, it’s quite sad that Brokeback Mountain could do the business it’s done, win the awards and accolades its won, and Diana Ossana still looked like somebody kicked her dog to death in post-show interviews. Brokeback Mountain is a huge success story


Let The Crashing Begin!

Love it, hate it… spill it!


The Independent Spirit Awards In 6 Photos Or Less

The Hollywood Reporter’s Kirk Honeycutt Gets Parked in… Eventually Escaping His Own Car
A Look At The Mighty Mighty Red Carpet
Dan Futterman Before And After Winning A “Dawnie” – Note The Increased Height, Improved Lighting & Brilliantly Executed Surprise On His Face
Sarah Silverman Prepares To Discuss Her Vagina Endlessly In Public
The Afterparty. (Look familiar?)


Blog Readers Attack American Human Association

The AHA says that Brokeback Mountain was abusive. “Wonder how the filmmakers got the elk to lose its footing and crumple to the ground ‘on cue’ after being shot?”
Go get ’em!!!


But What About The Kids???

Worried about how much sex is in your violence and how much profanity you have to hear while watching people smoking?
Thank goodness (don’t take God’s name in vain, you bastards!) for The Family Media Guide.


Quote Unquotesee all »

“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump