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For Your Degustation, Oscars 2010maryclaireavatar

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:45:32 +0000

I love Oscar night.  I love coming up with ideas for food for Oscar night. But, jeez I was dreading the 10 nominations thing.  Turns out I was a little bit right about the difficulty with coming up with ideas for the fete.  But, I have.  So, here goes my list for the 10 for […](image)

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Is That Your Final Movie?maryclaireslumdog-millionairepoached_pears

Sat, 10 Oct 2009 19:20:43 +0000

Well, yes, sadly, it is. For now. But we’re really going out with a bang and not a whimper. 2008’s best picture Slumdog Millionaire, I hope and somewhat predict, will go on the list of greats that the Academy has picked for best picture.  It’s a firecracker of a movie.  I loved that the last […](image)

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The Penultimate One (for now)maryclairencfom

Sun, 23 Aug 2009 04:04:11 +0000

Penultimate is one of my favorite words.  A lot of people think it means even more than ultimate.  I cannot tell you how much I hate that.  Penultimate means next to last.  And next to last is, unbelievably, where we’re at.  Well, for now. No Country For Old Men, 2007’s best picture is a product […](image)

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I Love That Dirty Water….maryclaireoscars01

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 21:27:40 +0000

Finally.  A quarter of a century or so after his first Academy Award nomination and several  subsequent nominations later, Martin Scorsese, probably the greatest American filmmaker of the past half century, finally won the Academy Award.  The Departed is not his best movie by far; I think that one is probably Goodfellas or Raging Bull […](image)

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No Pride, Lots of Prejudicemaryclaire6crashGT0109_Jicama-and-Watermelon-Salad_med

Sat, 01 Aug 2009 21:15:01 +0000

Crash is way  too controversial to talk about!  OK, no it’s not really.  It was, however,  mine and Jim’s biggest disagreement ever about what movie should have won that year.  I much preferred the more complex and richer Brokeback Mountain.  He liked Crash.  I think that any movie that wins best screenplay (Larry McMurtry, Diana […](image)

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Nickel and Dimed to DeathmaryclaireZ-WoolworthsCLOSEup

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 22:57:33 +0000

It was a lucky April shower It was a most convenient door I found a million dollar baby in a five and ten cent store The night before we watched 2004’s best picture, Million Dollar Baby, I fell asleep thinking about how wonderful an actor Morgan Freeman is. I thought he was robbed of a […](image)

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Revenge of the NerdsmaryclaireLord of the Ringsfrododebbie_downerHarry-Potter

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:16:39 +0000

I know there’s a lot of people out there who go coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs over The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  I’m not one of them, and neither is Jim.  Watching 2003’s best picture LOTR:  The Return of the King was a bit tortuous for us.  We’re really not the fantasy film watchers at […](image)

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A 10 Course Meal? That’s Not a Degustation, That’s Disgustingmaryclaire

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 03:59:26 +0000

When was the last time you saw 10 good movies in a year?  Just sayin’ from 82nd Academy Awards® to Feature 10 Best Picture Nominees Beverly Hills, CA (June 24, 2009) — The 82nd Academy Awards, which will be presented on March 7, 2010, will have 10 feature films vying in the Best Picture […](image)

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And All That Jazzmaryclaire

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:57:55 +0000

The last time a musical won best picture was Oliver! in 1968.  It took the academy 34 years to honor another musical, 2002’s Chicago. They picked a great one.  The tale of Chicago is an oft told tale from different sources: Originally a Broadway play from 1926 called Chicago, Hollywood made it into a Ginger […](image)

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Counting Crowes II: The Man With Two Brainsmaryclaireabmabm2

Tue, 26 May 2009 16:58:17 +0000

I think the Academy felt guilty about snubbing Ron Howard’s superior Apollo 13 back in 1995 and that’s why they voted A Beautiful Mind as being 2001’s best.  Not that A Beautiful Mind is bad, it’s just not that great.  It sort of reminded me of one of those 1930-1940’s MGM melodramas where no one […](image)

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