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My 2012-2013 Oscar Predicitons – Part 5: The Results

February 24, 2013

Another year, another Oscars.  Seth MacFarlene was okay.  He had some good stuff, he had some jokes that just fell flat.  His opening with Shatner was… pretty dumb, honestly.  But his Sound of Music joke was quite funny, so some ups and downs. But man, were there ever a lot of men with long white […]

My Top Ten Films of 2012

January 30, 2013

10. Skyfall I’m not that big of a Bond fan, but I do like the Danial Craig interpretations. Skyfall was a pretty fun movie which was not scared to play around with Bond’s iconic image. One of the better action films of the year. 9. The Grey This was certainly my biggest surprise of the […]

My 2012-2013 Oscar Predictions – Part 4: The Majors

January 27, 2013

Now I finish my predictions with the “big 6”: the acting categories, director and of course Best Picture. BEST PICTURE: Amour (Sony Pictures Classics), Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers Argo (Warner Bros.), Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight), Dan Janvey, Josh […]

Lincoln

December 28, 2012

When I heard that Spielberg was doing a biopic of Lincoln, I groaned. It pained me to see one of my favourite directors wasting his talents on an unoriginal, boring biopic. Keep in mind I had not seen the movie yet, this was all based on assumptions. But as the film released and I learned […]

The Ten Most Influential People of the 19th Century

November 7, 2009

10. Marie Curie (1867-1934) Chemistry Marie Curie created the theory of radioactivity through her discovery of radium and also developed a process for isolating isotopes. These were huge advancements in chemical science which have been used in many applications, not the least of which are major advancements in the medical field. Unfortunately the discoveries she […]