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 [...]

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 [...]

The Oscars: The Playoffs of Movies

The Academy Awards are coming up February 22, 2009. Recently, while chatting about current movies, someone told me: “I didn’t know you were such a movie fan.” I am a movie fan. I’m a fan of good movies that make you think. I’m a fan of movies that tell a story that would otherwise never [...]

Mickey Rourke Wins Golden Globe For Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for The Wrestler

I haven’t followed Mickey Rourke’s career much since the 1980s when he starred in The Pope of Greenwich Village, 9 1/2 Weeks and Barfly. Occasionally I’d catch a movie with him in it, but I never really paid much attention other than noting, “that’s Mickey Rourke.” Then a few days ago, I was watching The [...]