Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Rhema Marvanne's 'O Holy Night' Is Heartbreaking: 7-Year-Old Sings Like An Angel In Memory Of Her Mom
heartbreakingly moving rendition of my favorite christmas song.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
i've listened to the cd. i watched 'the making of'. i loved julie andrews in the film. and i am here to say that carrie underwood does an exceptionally admirable job. audra mcdonald sings 'climb every mountain' better than anyone ever has. she is exceptional. she always is! stephen moyer ('true blood') has a surprising good 'light' baritone. laura benanti and christian borle, two broadway vets and tony winners sing the sophisticted 'no way to stop it' and 'how can love survive with panache. ms benanti has a beautiful beautiful voice and ain't to bad to look at either. the von trapp kids are just too damn good. i'm jealous.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
i've not followed ms boyle really. but i heard this version of the abba classic and was impressed. here she is and agnetha and meryl thrown in for kicks.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
after a bit of a slump at the beginning of season 4 that started to recover in the latter half of the season 'the good wife' has come back swinging and regains the title of the best drama on tv 2013.
the law firm is blown to bits, relationships are in turmoil and alicia is at the top of her game. the first five episodes of season 5 have been remarkable. it should resurface at the emmy's next time around. as should juliaana margulies the best actress currently on a drama series.
and josh charles has never been better than in this episode 5 where spit-fire dialogue bounced off the walls while on it's competition over at showtime the only thing bouncing off the walls (still) was the bi-polar lead actress.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
it's all been said over and over. 'gravity' is one of the best of the year. it's the best 3d has ever offered. sandra bullock has never been better. george clooney is the charmer of all charmers. director alfonso cuaron has created a masterpiece.
it jumps to the top of my 2013 best film list. sandra gets my vote for best actress as of today. i actually love saying that.
there are more films and performances to come. this is merely oscarbation edging at this point. but it's hard to see beyond this film right now.
it's a must see in 3d.
run don't walk to 'gravity'.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
it's taken me a few days to go here. 'glee' honored finn the quarterback on it's cory monteith tribute last thursday night. and yup it left me in a puddle of my own tears. it was a fitting tribute to the character of finn as it blurred the lines of fantasy and reality in cathartic fashion.
the first thing i asked was 'how the hell did lea michele pull this off?' because she is a professional that's how.
the musical tributes were fitting and mostly succeeded. i will say the use of 'rent's seasons of love' has been over used and over abused at times like this. it was moving for sure but it's time to retire this musical moment for a few decades. that said it set the scene from the first moment. when the alumni came on stage the dam burst. but where the hell was dianna agron?
then came amber riley giving her most moving performance ever of 'i'll stand by you'.
one of the best performances was 'no surrender' which mark salling tore apart and me along with it.
it does not end there. there was one of tv's most moving moments when finn's mom and step dad and kurt were packing up his belongings. and i was on the second box of tissues.
the real floodgates opened with the amazing performances of naya rivera, and the unstoppable lea michele.
(to be continued)
Friday, October 11, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
i'm not going to waste a lot of time here. although there is a lot of oscar buzz around this woody allen film i just don't get it.
cate blanchett has best actress buzz around her for playing one of the most despicable characters in decades. she is way over the top from beginning to end. forget about it. one of the worst of the year. enough said.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
'prisoners' is a damn good film. jake gyllenhaal and hugh jackman are at the top of their game. it's one of the best thrillers i've seen in years. it's tough, suspenseful and gritty. it's not for the squeamish or faint of heart. child abductions never make for easy viewing. this is not the exception.
kudos to director denis villeneuve for keeping me on the edge of my seat for 153 minutes. and for making me not dislike maria bello and melissa leo as much as i usually do.
i have a feeling it may get lost in the oscar madness even though it is one of the best reviewed films of the year. it is certainly in my top 10 as of this date.