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Oscar statuettes are displayed at Times Square Studios 23 January 2006 in New York. The statuettes will be presented to winners of the 78th Academy Awards 05 March 2006 in Hollywood.

Oscars 2015: Nominees, Events & Contest!

In a year of a lot of predicted “locks” on nominations, this year’s Oscar nominations still provided us with ample surprises.  No joy for the film Joy (only a Best Actress nod for Jennifer Lawrence).  Not much racial diversity with snubs of Will Smith for Concussion, Michael B. Jordan for Creed, Idris Elba for Beasts […]

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DVD Review: The Theory of Everything

I will be honest upfront: I find that I like biopics, especially those based on individuals who have to overcome tremendous obstacles. I am also a sucker for “un-actor-like” roles…meaning the actor or actress plays someone 360 degrees from their own self. But (and this is the very big stipulation) only if done well. Very […]

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In Memory of Maximilian Schell: 1930-2014

Of Austrian and Swiss heritage, Maximilian Schell won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in Judgment at Nuremberg, which as only his second Hollywood film. Never really becoming a megastar, Schell took smaller roles in a variety of interesting and artistic films, though he did get two more Oscar nominations, one for Julia (Best […]

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