Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Matt Groening was joined today by by Simpson regulars, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria & Nancy Cartwright.
My favorite thing Matt has ever done is "Life Is Hell" cartoon that ran in the LA Reader & LA Weekly. It started in 1977 as a self-published comic book.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Six police cars were spotted in front of the Beverly Hilton hotel today, where Houston was staying. TMZ reports that paramedics were called there this afternoon and found Houston unresponsive in her hotel room.
According to TMZ, paramedics' attempts at CPR failed and Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. PT. TMZ reports that there were no signs of foul play.
Whitney is survived by her only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown. It's a sad day for the music industry. She was an amazing talent. One can you hope that her soul is at peace.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The biggy is best picture: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse. There there are 9 nominees in this category, how many have you seen? How many have you liked? It's crazy, because from what I can tell, not many people have seen but a few of these, myself included. Every year I try, but this year, not so much.
Actor in a Leading Role: Demián Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt
Actress in a Leading Role: Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams
Actor in a Supporting Role: Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, Nick Nolte, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow
Actress in a Supporting Role: Berenice Bejo, Jessica Chastain, Melissa McCarthy, Janet McTeer, Octavia Spencer
Personally, this might where I get into a bit of trouble. Of what I have seen, I just don't believe some of these are oscar worthy performances. Some of these actors have been so much better in meatier roles in the past. Then there is Jonah Hill, really? The same guy from "Superbad", "Knocked Up" etc. Just because he didn't have a foul mouth does he deserves a oscar nod.....I don't think so.
Good luck to all and the end is near, Sunday, February 26th on ABC (check your local listings).
Valentine's Day must be right around the corner with another 'chick-flick' on the horizon, "The Vow". I don't know if Rachel McAdams kind fine the same kind of love as she did in "The Notebook." Don't get me wrong, I love a good romance movie. There just doesn't seem to be many 'good' ones. I believe "The Notebook" was special, it was believable and the kind of love that one can dream about.
To see the entire premiere: