With the exception of the Pizza Gag that dragged on far too long, and sour expression on the grill of Meryl Streep’s husband, the Academy Awards basically had a good night. Even the usually numerous strange and uncomfortable moments seemed in short supply. Not to toot our own horn, but we pretty much called the [...]

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Handicapping A Bad Year For Oscar ——————— We’ve said it many times – this might be the worst year ever for Academy films. Not one of those nominated for Best Picture would have made the cut only a few years ago. Having said that, we’ve still gotta handicap the field, so for better or worse, [...]

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As was befitting of its methodical nature, Breaking Bad ended its compelling run with a few loud bangs, and a gentle death. Walter White never looked better, and deserved much worse. This is not to suggest that the finale wasn’t satisfying. It was more than ready for the hype, even if the last 15 minutes [...]

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This week we said farewell to another top character actor, only weeks after the tragic news of James Gandolfini. Dennis Farina has been on our radar for more than 30 years, usually playing low-level mobsters or cops, the latter being an easier stretch as he was a cop for several years before getting his Hollywood [...]

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It looks as though Johnny Depp’s zaniness has finally worn too thin, even for his core group of blind followers. “The Lone Ranger” was thoroughly gunned down this 4th of July weekend by “Despicable Me 2,” which brought in some $85 Million. Kemo Sabe could only muster $30, which might sound ok until you measure [...]

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After an obnoxious marketing campaign, it was no surprise that “The Heat,” brought in just under $40 Mil for its initial weekend. Despite her latest choice, we still like Sandra Bullock and wish her well. We don’t like Melissa McCarthy, but not for the obvious reason that she takes up too much of the screen. [...]

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