Tag: oscars

Academy Awards Movie Madness- Captain Phillips

"Argh! Ahoy there me hearties!" - Captain Feathersword, The Wiggles. Not to be confused with Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, an Academy Awards Best Picture nominee. Captain Phillips takes us back to 2009 and the Somali pirate hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, a United States cargo ship off the coast of Africa. My three word review: Exciting. … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness- Captain Phillips

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Academy Awards Movie Madness- Nebraska

As always, we open with an irrelevantly relevant comment . . .  Yesterday was Lincoln's birthday and a day off for me. Yay! Lincoln's birthday is one of the better holidays since everyone else in the country is at school or work. I used my "free day" to go to the movies to see Nebraska, an … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness- Nebraska

Academy Awards Movie Madness- Dallas Buyers Club

It's that time of year again-- awards season! Each year I try to see each of the Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees. Last year I managed to see six out of nine of the nominees and blogged about them. Feel free to check out last year's posts if you are procrastinating or bored. They are … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness- Dallas Buyers Club

The Bechdel Test

My friend and writing partner, Angela, knows lots of stuff in general, but especially about writing. In our writing partnership, I consider her the brains of the operation, while I am just the barfer. I can cough up pages, but she's the one who cleans the barf, so to speak. Her ability is the result … Continue reading The Bechdel Test

Odd and Ends

New Jersey gets a bad rap, but there are lots of great things about living here. I hope to dedicate a post to New Jersey eventually.  For now, know that one great thing about The Garden State is its proximity to New York City. These pictures were taken from the waiting room of a doctor's … Continue reading Odd and Ends

Academy Awards Movie Madness-Amour, a Guest Post by Anita

Hi everyone! I didn't make it to see "Amour" in the theater, but my friend Anita graciously agreed to write it up for you. Her thoughts are below. It's her first blog post ever, so I'm sure she'd appreciate your comments.  As always, thanks for reading! Amour is not a movie for everyone. It is … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness-Amour, a Guest Post by Anita

Academy Awards Movie Madness- Life of Pi

Did you ever want to read a book, but then you don't?  Then the movie version of the book comes out, so you go see the movie instead, and then you wish you read the book first?  And then after you see the movie, you don't really want to read the book anymore? That is me … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness- Life of Pi