Tuesday, November 26, 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'.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
this sandra bullock-melissa mccarthy buddy flick is a hoot. i seldom fine consistent laughs on film or tv lately. however i found myself laughing out loud a lot and less out loud often. some critics are comparing it to 'bridesmaids' which is absurd. it shares nothing with that film other than it's director and ms mccarthy. the two stars have real chemistry and it follows through from mutual dislike to mutual respect.
i have to say ms mccarthy has grown as an actress since 'bridesmaids'. she no longer goes just for the laugh. i think she is becoming a good actress. sandra, well sandra, always impresses me even in her less than stellar films. she remains in my book 'america's sweetheart'.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy To Star In Buddy FBI/Cop Movie Directed By 'Bridesmaids' Helmer Paul Feig NEWS
sandra is a comedy superstar. melissa proved more than anything that she has the chops to buddy with ms bullock after 'bridesmaids'. 'bridesmaids' director paul feig is in the mix. this will be HUUUUUUUGE or a master flop. i vote for huge!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Sandra on her return to film after her hiatus, her supporting role and why she made this choice.
first up from 'entertainment tonight'
with matt lauer on 'today'
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
the film i most look forward to this season is the yet to be seen, by critics and public alike, is 'extremely loud and incredibly close' starring tom hanks, sandra bullock and max van sydow. the trailer above gives a sign for an emotional journey. it is perhaps the first really important film on the aftermath of the 9/11 events in 2011. it will open on christmas day and i suspect will be a strong oscar contender in the months to come.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
the royals win...the zietgeist goes down down for the count. the critics and pundits are in a bitter snit. they say the academy embarrassed itself. they say 20 years from now the history of oscar will see the taint of their selection. i say 20 years from now the film will be remembered well and the current critics and pundits will not be remembered. i say the right choice was made with 'the king's speech' coming out on top. i think now it was not a true race. i believe the pundits tried to create a race. 'the social network' is a 2010-2011 film...a zietgeist. the king will reign for years to come.
colin was a lock. sandra had the key and opened the lock and charmingly awarded mr. firth his oscar after using her charm and personality to give each nominee his due as only she could. her 3-4 minutes on the stage were the best minutes of the night. she showed all the charm ms. hathaway could not throughout the proceedings. ms. hathaway has all the charm of a meat clever. what was all her bowing and kowtowing about? why was she kissing ms. bullocks buttocks? she will never be a sandra bullock. she is crass with a smile.
james franco got lousy reviews as host. he's james franco what did they expect? he is an independent spirit. he was himself. i say good for him. he kowtowed to no one. he doesn't have too. he's an amazing talent.
i hope melissa leo is aware that her phony and crass acceptance speech will show forever on you tube? i did not think it possible but her oscar acceptance was more over the top than her 'the fighter' performance. she won i get it. now just make her go away. helena and/or amy you were robbed.
otherwise all was good. 'inception' was rewarded in the tech categories it deserved. 'social network' won editing which was deserved and score which it did not.
the natalie portman and christian bale wins were expected and worthy. between them and colin the acting awards were 3/4 right on.
it's now in the history books and before we know it it all begins again.
here's to the films of 2011. may you be as good as 2010 which in fact was a remarkable film year.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
kate's double win
supporting actress for 'the reader'
best actress for 'revolutionary road'*
sandra bullock best actress for 'the blind side'
julianna margulies in 'the good wife'
*as happy as i was, am, that kate won two the oscars got it right: best actress for 'the reader'
Monday, August 30, 2010
NEW ORLEANS — Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock has returned to a New Orleans high school she adopted after Hurricane Katrina to help open a health clinic there.
Bullock's appearance Sunday coincided with the fifth anniversary of the storm that devastated coastal Louisiana and Mississippi. She joined a host of politicians, educators and school supporters for the clinic's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The free, full-service medical and dental clinic is scheduled to open in the fall. It is yet another place Bullock has left her mark at Warren Easton Charter High School. She's previously donated money to help restore Easton, which is the city's oldest public high school.
The school was swamped when Katrina and the subsequent flooding swept up to nine feet of water into its buildings.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
a week or so back it was speculated that sandra and director stephen daldry may work together. the speculation seems to becoming more of a fact with tom hanks jumping on board.
sandra 'blindsided' most critics and bloggers when she was nominated for best actress this past film year. some had to eat their pig-skin when she won. now she is teaming up with daldry who directed nicole kidman to her oscar ('the hours) and then directed kate winslet to her's ('the reader'). so to the nay- sayers i say...watch out. number two isn't too far-fetched.
A few weeks ago, Sandra Bullock was seen leaving a meeting with Stephen Daldry with what looked like a script in her hands. Today it’s fairly certain that script was Eric Roth’s adaptation of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Varietysays Bullock and Tom Hanks may be the director’s first choice to play the adult leads alongside a precocious kid facing a world of tragedy and post-traumatic stress just after the World Trade Center attack.
'Warner Bros. and Paramount are eyeing Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks for the feature version of post- 9/11 drama “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” with Scott Rudin producing.Warners, the lead studio on the project, indicated it has made offers to the thesps but is not yet in formal negotiations. And the studios have not yet greenlit the project. The Jonathan Safran Foer novel, set in 2003, centers on a 9-year-old boy who finds a key in a vase that belongs to his father — who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — and searches to find the lock that goes with it. It was one of the first American novels to incorporate the Sept. 11 events into the plot.'