Oscars, Oh What a Night!

I was tweeting proudly that I picked 18 out of 24 Oscar categories correctly as "La La Land" Producers were accepting the Best Picture award when...OOPS, make that 17 correct! Congratulations to "Moonlight" for the Ultimate Best Picture win. I did pick the 6 biggest...

Tim Russell’s 2017 Oscar Predictions (All 24!)

I'm looking forward to the Oscars this year, I've seen 99% of all the nominees in all categories and have formed some definite opinions (guesses?) about who the 2017 winners will be in all categories. I've had pretty good success in the past with the major categories,...

“Jackie”: Brilliant, But Not For Everybody

"Jackie" is a drama that brilliantly captures the grief, steely determination, and dignity of the former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy in the days following her husband's assassination in 1963. Written by Noah Oppenheim, it is the first English language effort...

“Sing”: Put Another Nickel in The Jukebox Baby

Broadway has it's share of so-called "Jukebox Musicals" ("Jersey Boys") but now Garth Jennings and the folks at Illumination Entertainment ("Minions", "Despicable Me") have rounded up over 80 classic tunes and a new one (Golden Globe Nominated "Faith") to provide a...

OO La La for “La La Land”

Damien Chazelle, the young director, the oscar nominee for Best Screenplay for "Whiplash" in 2014, has outdone himself with the endearing musical "La La Land", starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. These two actors have worked together before and the chemistry is...

“Rogue 1” The Star Wars Franchise Goes Rogue

If you've lived under a rock as the "Star Wars" saga has unfolded since 1977 you may have a tough time connecting all the dots in the first Star Wars Anthology Film, "Rogue 1". It's a stand alone film that tells the story unfolding immediatley before the action of...

Movies to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Weekend

If you want to avoid the inevitable election conversation this Thanksgiving, perhaps a movie might be the ticket. Fortunately, you have some good choices. For the adults in the room who want to avoid the Elephant in the room I highly recommend "Rules Don't Apply", the...

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