I have this entire post discussing the new Fall TV schedule but then suddenly new shows just started airing and now I'm massively behind. So let's clean up my Reading List:Cinema Links
Sometime last year I started following some entertainment blogs, narrowing it down to a few film blogs that managed to discuss film with layers and actually managed the elusive trick of having pretty worthy comment sections.The Red Carpet Campaign: Inside the singular hysteria of the Academy Awards race.
One of the best writings on the nature of the Oscar Race. I've always said that good writing can make me interested in things I don't even really care about and illuminate a process that seems shrouded in mystery. The only way this could have been better is if it had broken down last year's race where The King's Speech
came up to claim nearly all the awards and cause rage in most of the corners of the internet I followed.
Current Guessing of The Best Actor Race from Awards Daily
It would be fun to report that the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards, which were announced February 2, were the result of brilliant maneuvering or diabolically clever stratagems, of masterstrokes and counterthrusts carefully planned in studio war rooms. But despite often justifiable skepticism about the process, Oscar nominations—one of which, of course, went to Bridges—can’t be bought. Not exactly, anyway.
I like reading these even though I usually respond best to movies going in with a blank slate--hype tends to turn me off and if something is proclaimed as awful I spend a lot of time trying to see if I agree or not. Out of the movies listed I'm only interested in The Descendants, The Artist, The Ides of March
(but not in theaters, no matter how much I love Gosling), Moneyball, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Shame
. The last is rated nc-17 so I'm not sure I will be able to see that besides in my room.
Not Oscar StuffHere Are The Top Grossing Lesbian Films
I'm not sure if this is worldwide or just North American box office...MiscThe Day Rap Grew Up: Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint,' 10 Years Later
Ever since reading The History of the Business of Hip Hop
I've been on the lookout for extended pieces on the genre.
By 2001 this paradox was collapsing on Jay-Z: How does a burgeoning mogul and darling of the mainstream—one who would turn 32 years old that year—maintain a persona dependent on poverty and youthful transgression? Or, to put it more simply: how do you grow up when all anyone wants you to do is keep talking about when you were a kid?
on the the latest version of Amanda Waller. Okay, I'm not that familiar with the character inside of comics but I have seen the character in cartoons.
Super good icons
of female drummers
YULETIDE is coming
! I'm still too afraid to actually write but I do like seeing what nominations are popping up. Someone suggest Sucker Punch, Bridesmaids, Up All Night, Warehouse 13, Alphas, Awkward, Teen Wolf, Blue Exorcist, Oglaf, Gaga music videos especially if they cross over with Beyonce