Awards Archive for March, 2006

The Ugliest Oscar Speech Ever

I don

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BBM Inspired Stamps From Conan O'Brien

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

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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:

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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

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Why I Never Went All-In For Crash

For clarity

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How Bad Was The Oscar Telecast?

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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

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Let The Crashing Begin!

Love it, hate it… spill it!

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The Independent Spirit Awards In 6 Photos Or Less

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

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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!!!

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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.

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Quote Unquotesee all »

“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh