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Movies: Best Bets for April

You can see trailers and descriptions of upcoming films at Movies I’m Looking Forward To. I’ve seen Potiche,  which opens April 1.  It’s a delightful French farce of feminist self-discovery, the funniest movie in over a year, and another showcase … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor – Farewell to a Movie Star

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DVD of the Week: The Fighter

Here’s you chance to see the Oscar-winning performance by Christian Bale and Melissa Leo in The Fighter. Mark Wahlberg stars as a boxer trying to succeed despite his crack addict brother (Bale) and his powerful, trashy mom (Leo).  As one … Continue reading

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Hereafter’s special effects and the real tsunami

In recommending Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter as my DVD of the Week, I mentioned the amazing tsunami scene at the beginning of the film.  You can easily find and watch this sequence on YouTube by searching for “Hereafter tsunami”. Here’s a … Continue reading

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This year’s Oscar dinner

Every year, The Movie Gourmet watches the Oscars while enjoying a meal inspired by the Best Picture nominees. You can read more at Oscar Dinner. Planning this year’s Oscar Dinner proved challenging (despite being a great year for movie Food … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week: Animal Kingdom

Watch this, and you’ll be rooting for veteran Australian actress Jacki Weaver to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. In this 2010 Aussie crime drama, a high school kid’s mother OD’s on heroin, forcing him into her estranged family … Continue reading

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Great suggestions by you for my Oscar Dinner

You’ve sent me some great suggestions for my Oscar Dinner.   Every year, The Movie Gourmet watches the Oscars while enjoying a meal inspired by the Best Picture nominees. For example, last year’s highlight was Grandma Ethel’s Brisket for A … Continue reading

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My take on the Oscar nominees

I’m pretty pleased with this year’s Oscar nominees.  The Academy did better than usual and avoided its frequent horribly undeserving nominations and inexplicably unjust missed nominations. I’m downright giddy that my pick for the year’s best movie, the underdog indie … Continue reading

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Oscar Dinner

Every year, we watch the Oscars while enjoying a meal inspired by the Best Picture nominees.  For example, we had sushi for Lost in Translation and cowboy campfire beans for Brokeback Mountain –  you get the idea. Last year, Frost/Nixon … Continue reading

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Some Pre-Oscar thoughts

Best Supporting Actor:  Christolph Walz completely deserves to win Best Supporting Actor – and he will. Me and Orson Welles’ studio made a huge mistake and pushed Christian MacKay for Best Actor instead of Supporting for his amazing performance as … Continue reading

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