Category Archives: Lobby Talk

Belated MovieBoozer Report: Pain & Gain

Summer movies are a strange phenomenon. I’ve having fun with the few I’ve seen already, but can’t really qualify any of them as, you know, good. Competent. Well shot. Well acted, even. But remember that time when Billy Wilder got … Continue reading

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Oh No Film Majors’ Oscar Predictions: Part 4

Aaah! I’m out of time! What’s going on? Annie, don’t you know you’re going to be on stage in like 30 minutes?! Red Carpet. “Oh my gosh, frenzy!” Best Picture – Argo Best Director – Ang Lee Best Actor – … Continue reading

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Oh No Film Majors’ Oscar Predictions: Part 3

We’re under an hour to go, so very quickly, here we go. Best Cinematography Who To Bet On: Life of Pi. Yeah, you know that whole defining how 3D can be used not just as gimmickry but as an discrete cinematic device integral to … Continue reading

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Oh No Film Majors’ Oscar Predictions: Part 2

Welcome to all the other kinds of films, which AMPAS lumps into six categories so we don’t have to talk about them after that, and which programmers of the awards ceremony are most willing to cut off! Best Animated Short … Continue reading

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Oh No Film Majors’ Oscar Predictions: Part 1

As much as I might complain about Hollywood film’s annual ticket-spiking, institutional horse-race, predictions are fun, so let’s do this thing. Today I’ll begin with some the technical categories and work my way up to the major awards. Best Visual … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On The Oscar Best Picture Race Expressed Through Super Mario Cart

Y’all, I’m so tired of seeing rankings, and ranking things, and “who do you think will win Best Picture?”  It looked for a while like Lincoln had the star advantage, ever since Zero Dark Thirty connected with that nasty red … Continue reading

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Live Action Incredibles Fantasy Cast: It’s What Happens When You Think About Disney’s Franchise Acquisitions For Too Long

Major Hollywood film industry players are funny things. Once upon a time, MGM could get paid for ‘loaning’ Clark Gable around, and had stars like Katherine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracey, and well over sixty big name stars … Continue reading

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