Monthly Archives: January 2008

geek of kong

Last night, I had a nightmare. After years of dedication and hard work, I finally had broken the world record for Ms. Pac Man. It was 25 years in the making, ever since I first played when I was seven years old. The actual game I broke the record on took me almost three hours [...]

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last of the oscar noms

Catching up on some 2007 movies, which could give you some hints about what I will be picking for my Oscar picks come Feb. 22: There Will Be Blood: The one movie since early October I was really, really waiting to see. On the strength of its eight Oscar nominations, it finally was expanded to [...]

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terminator, nip/tuck and more . . .

First of all, a big RIP to Heath Ledger and condolences to his family, including his infant son that will never know his father. I was never a Ledger fan, Brokeback Mountain is pretty much the only thing he made of superior value, and I’m not sure that’s how I’d like to be remembered. Who [...]

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blah year for oscars

At least it’s better than last year. For the 2007 Academy Awards, as I noted in my Oscar picks last year (sorry I can’t fin the link), it was one of the most depressing lists in recent memory. There weren’t any really good characters (aside from the Little Miss Sunshine contingent), so we got stuck [...]

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oscar wish list

For once, let’s have an Oscars discussion about more than just “Will there even be Oscars this year?” Tomorrow, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the nominees for the Oscars. So just for today, let’s talk about the Oscars themselves. And how the Academy is going to screw them up. So here’s [...]

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readying a top 20

I’ve been tearing through movies lately with some good and not-so-good results. As always, they are linked to their Rotten Tomatoes pages if you are looking for other (and usually better) opinions: Ratatouille: I don’t know what it is about Disney and Pixar cartoons — I just can’t get into them. Every time a new [...]

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on second thought . . .

This is officially not a bad thing. An awards ceremony that cuts out the glitz and pomp and gets down to business right away may just happen to the be the best thing in the history of awards shows. Sunday night’s Golden Globes was just about the best awards show ever, rivaled only by the [...]

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not so golden

So here we are. We’ve got an awards show with no recipients ready to go Sunday night. In what could play out as one of the weirdest nights of television you’re ever going to see, NBC is going ahead with the airing of a one-hour press conference to announce the winners of the Hollywood Foreign [...]

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good-bye globes

I’ll have more thoughts on this in Friday’s issue of Sharp, but I just wanted to get some things out quickly about the cancelation of the Golden Globes ceremony because of the writers’ strike and the strike as a whole. 1. I’m decidedly on the writers’ side here. Just wanted to make that clear. While [...]

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everyone’s goin’ to the movies

Saw Juno and Atonement for a Sunday double feature: I wanted to like Atonement. I did. I don’t want to be labeled a “guy” who won’t like chick flicks, because I do. And I like Keira Knightly and James McAvoy a good deal, so I was actually looking forward to it. But I just didn’t [...]

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