January 23, 2007
And the Oscar Goes to . . . "Not That Piece of Dreck!"
Would someone please explain to me how Paul Greengrass can be nominated for Best Director having not directed a Best Picture candidate, and how Little Miss Sunshine, the most overrated of the Best Picture nominees, directed itself?
Peter O'Toole, eh? I must see Venus, then, although my ample gut tells me I will walk out soon after reel two.
That Little Children, not to mention Little Miss Pukeface, did as well as it did is testimony to the perverse tastes of the Academy.
Here are the winners (admittedly off the top of my formerly tonsured pate):
Picture: Little Miss Sunshine
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actor: Forest Whitaker
Actress: Helen Mirren
Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin (Eddie Murphy a close second)
Supporting Actress: Adriana Barraza (Jennifer Hudson a close second)
Original Screenplay: Babel
Adapted Screenplay: The Departed (That Children of Men was included is only because they have yet to devise a Worst Adapted Screenplay category)
Best Animated Film: Cars
AND WHY WAS THE DELIGHTFUL STRANGER THAN FICTION OVERLOOKED ENTIRELY? THAT IT DID NOT GET EVEN A SCREENPLAY NOD IS AN OUTRAGE!
The stupid ceremony is February 25. I intend to sleep through it.
January 17, 2007
Higher Things: Read This Now
If you do not subscribe to this fine publication immediately, then you should be held personally responsible for the devolution of our young people into nihilistic madness, thus hastening our culture's descent into chaos and utter self-destruction.
But no pressure or anything...
January 12, 2007
I was very happy to see United 93 receive recognition. I hope to see Pan's Labyrinth this weekend. (I was a very big fan of Mr. Del Toro's previous effort Hellboy.)
You already know my feelings about Little Miss Pukeface. I also thought Babel vastly overrated.
If Helen Mirren doesn't win Best Actress, I will go back to Rome.
January 10, 2007
But Are They Trying to Kill Me?
As a cultural artifact, it says much about the state of "pop" Christianity today. Where else will you see John Piper, Creflo Dollar, and Theodore McCarrick mentioned in the same breath?
The theology of some of these individuals would send St. Augustine into an early grave if he were not already dead!
There are a handful of names one can admire here, but none of them has a television program that promotes weight-loss products and pyramid schemes!