First Impressions Aren’t Always Right

Susan Boyle is a 47 year old unemployed woman from Great Britain. She lives alone with her cat, Pebbles, and according to her has never been kissed. She recently appeared on the television program Britain’s Got Talent. When asked by Simon Cowell what her dream was, she replied “to be a professional singer.”  Cowell then [...]

Slumdog Millionaire Wins Eight Oscars, Including Best Picture; Kate Winslet Wins Best Actress

To nobody’s surprise, Slumdog Millionaire had a good night. Nominated for ten Academy Awards, the film won eight, including the big one: Best Picture. This represents the second most Oscar wins this decade, behind The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (which won all eleven awards it was nominated for in 2003).

Other nominees [...]

A Rare Act of Sportsmanship

On a typical Saturday night in February, a high school basketball team traveled from DeKalb, Illinois to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to play basketball. After the game, the two teams, who had begun to develop a friendly rivalry, planned on going out for pizza. The scene could have been repeated anywhere in the nation, but this game [...]

The Oscars: The Playoffs of Movies, Part 2

I’ve now seen all the Academy Awards nominees for Best Picture: The Reader, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire.

Reviews for The Reader and Frost/Nixon, in addition to films nominated for other Oscars can be seen here.

Milk, starring Sean Penn, tells the story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man [...]