The Oscars are a time for thespians and movie makers to get together and either pat each other on the back or punch each other in the face. I'm still waiting for video to surface showing the alleged fight between Precious star Gabourey Sidibe and Dame Helen Mirren. According to Hollywood outsiders, the two squared off backstage following an altercation where Sidibe is rumoured to have suplexed Mirren into a plate of Cornish game hens. Ladies, this is no way for anyone to behave. I'm disgusted by you both.
Speaking of the Oscars, plenty of nominated and winning films from this past edition are available now on the DVD or coming soon. Out today we gots for ya:
PRECIOUS: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
UP IN THE AIR
That dreamy George Clooney is at it again getting me all nervous with his bone-chilling smile.
A movie that would win an Oscar if there were a category for disembowelment and head crushing is Frank Henenlotter's Bad Biology. This Have You Seen... main man is responsible for such gems as Basket Case 1+2, Brain Damage & Frankenhooker. Not too shabby a resume, eh? EH? And by the way, WHY is there NOT an Oscar category for disembowelment and head crushing?
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More movies just added - JUST FOR YOU!
HACHI: A DOG'S TALE
From director Lasse Hallstrom (My Life As a Dog, Cider House Rules, Chocolat etc.)
BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY
They said it would never happen and director Troy Duffy almost made sure it didn't (see the amazing doc 'Overnight' for details why) but here it is. The sequel to the 1999 cult hit.
STONING OF SORAYA M.
Late 1980's Iran, a woman is forced into an arranged marriage. Have not yet seen this, but it's certainly on the list.
CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY
Michael Moore returns with another documentary where he chases (OK, walks) after more big meanies and makes people cry. It's been critically acclaimed and many say this is his best since Roger and Me.
Until next time Peterborough (and surrounding region), take care of yourselves and each other.