Monthly Archives: February 2012

Oscar Report: Warm Fuzzies and Nostalgia

Old-fashioned show. Tried and true host. Cautious, safe winners. Welcome back to “The Way We Were.” Much has been made of the fact that this is the year of looking back in movies, with only one of the nine nominees … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions

They’re coming Sunday night, Feb. 26. It’s my Super Bowl. PICTURE The only thing interesting about this category is that the still-getting-used-to-them rules have yielded the odd number of nine nominees. The larger number hasn’t seemed to solve any problems … Continue reading

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Going to Movies (Part Three)

Food You’re watching a movie, and you have to undo a candy wrapper. If you can’t cover it with a jacket or something, just, for Pete’s sake, do it quickly. It is majorly irritating to have sometime take 47 seconds … Continue reading

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Going to Movies (Part 2)

Reprinted with permission from How to Act Like a Grown-Up (http://actlikeagrownup.com/category/interactions/page/2/). If you’re with a group, everyone gets that you’re with a group. But don’t think that being one of 4 or 6 or even more gives you the right … Continue reading

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Going to the Movies, Part One

Reprinted with permission from How to Act Like a Grown-Up (http://actlikeagrownup.com/category/interactions/page/2/). Watching movies at home is one thing. But once you go into a movie theater, the rules change. (Trust me on this—I’m a film professor and I know about … Continue reading

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