The plan, at first, was simple: watch six Best Picture nominees in theaters over the course of 48 hours. Start with “American Hustle”; grab some tissues; don’t overdo it on the Junior Mints. Little did I know that an Oscar blitz would restore my appreciation and enthusiasm for film completely—and that there was no way in hell I’d make it through such a challenge without my emotional bandwidth getting ripped to shreds. More
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Sunday’s Golden Globes show is considered the first indicator of serious Oscar contenders. But it’s not merely an early Academy Awards wannabe. The Globes and Oscars are actually more like siblings than twins, with this weekend’s show playing the part of the younger, funnier, and slightly crazier sibling to the Academy Awards. It’s a little more loose when it comes to winners and overall vibe. Hell, the Golden Globes take place while people are enjoying dinner and drinks, so it’s not uncommon to get alcohol-induced acceptance speeches or, even better, a missing winner who happens to be in the bathroom. So while we can read into Sunday’s potential winners and their Oscars chances, let’s look at past Golden Globes winners who came up empty-handed at the Oscars. More
What in the world is going on with this year’s Oscar race? It seems too many Academy Award contenders are pushing back release dates until next year, making them ineligible for this year’s award season, with George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” looking like the most recent victim. More
It’s a short work-week but that doesn’t mean that the weekend can’t come soon enough. You might use the next few days to make a sartorial game plan for Head of the Charles or hash out where you’ll watch the Red Sox throw down against the Tigers. If all else fails, there’s a movie coming out on Friday that might just win every Academy Award.