Wednesday, February 29, 2012

If It's Wednesday It's Time for Some Revenge


and emily vancamp and madelein stowe make it all the sweeter


new promo that premiered during oscar ceremonies

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Monday, February 27, 2012

The Top Five and Meryl Pulls It Out


84TH Annual Oscar Winners



List of the 84th Annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday:
1. Best Picture: "The Artist."
2. Actor: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist."
3. Actress: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady."
4. Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners."
5. Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, "The Help."
6. Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist."
7. Foreign Language Film: "A Separation," Iran.
8. Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, "The Descendants."
9. Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris."
10. Animated Feature Film: "Rango."
11. Art Direction: "Hugo."
12. Cinematography: "Hugo."
13. Sound Mixing: "Hugo."
14. Sound Editing: "Hugo."
15. Original Score: "The Artist."
16. Original Song: "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets."
17. Costume Design: "The Artist."
18. Documentary Feature: "Undefeated."
19. Documentary Short: "Saving Face."
20. Film Editing: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
21. Makeup: "The Iron Lady."
22. Animated Short Film: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore."
23. Live Action Short Film: "The Shore."
24. Visual Effects: "Hugo."


Sunday, February 26, 2012

And the Winners in the Most Predictable Year Ever Will Be....


will meryl upset olivia? doubtful.
will clooney upset jean dujardin? i can only hope.
the rest are a lock.
here's to a better film year in 2012.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Oscar Past

haven't gotten into the oscar mood this year which is surprising. there are 2 reasons. the first was the cancer treatment knocking the hell out of me. the second was the lack of really good films this year. most of the best pic nominees would be also rans in other years. nothing really stuck out for me. maybe the treatment. maybe the films. probably a bit of both.

so here's a look back to better days:
















Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Michelle Dockery of 'Downton Abbey'


michelle charms on dave letterman

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downton's michelle joins the ranks of my fave brit actresses: maggie, judi, julie, keira and kate. as they did it took but seconds for me to respond to that certain something that makes me want more and then more still. talent plus a look, their own special look, combine and create something unstoppable. ms dockery is marvelous. don't believe me? well then do not take my word for it. rent 'downton abbey'.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

R.I.P. Whitney





when i heard the news last weekend my reaction was the cynical 'of course. what did you expect to happen?' have i mellowed over the past week? no, not really. i am still cynical. but a great voice is silenced. that is what i need to give notice of: the voice. just the voice as i can now only wonder what if. what if ms houston had just listened to the lyrics she was singing in this song: 'on my own'' which is the one i'll remember most and be wishing she had also!

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Treatment Finished

time to heal now that the cancer treatment has ended. and time to catch up on things i think. catching up with 'downton abbey' season 2 currently. still loving it.

so indulge me with giving you this video capturing the wonderful and beautiful michelle dockery as lady mary crawley. i am loving michelle. always loved 'angel of the morning'. quite fitting for lady mary.

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more on season 2 to come