Archive for February, 2008

The Oscars – Old Men Find Country…

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Give me my Oscar, friendo!As I predicted last week “No Country for Old Men” won four Oscars last night – Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director and Best Picture. 

Apart from that I also correctly picked Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay.  (more…)

My 2008 Oscar Predictions

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Little Gold ManHandicapping the Oscars this year is difficult.  There are just a lot of excellent choices.  It has been an excellent year for those of us who value great films.

With that said I have narrowed the field down to my picks for the little gold men this coming Sunday. (more…)

The Big Circus on DVD update…

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Walking across Niagara Falls in The Big CircusIt’s been over a year now since I set out on my quest to my all time favourite guilty pleasure – The Big Circus- released on DVD. 

While we have had no success yet I have had a number of fans of the film contact me here and through our Facebook Group expressing their support for our cause.  (more…)

The Culture Vulture – Behold, the Wicker Man!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Picking the corpse of modern cultureI had the chance to watch The Wicker Man the other day, not the Nicolas Cage remake but the original from the early 1970’s.  I have seen it a few times through the years and still find it really disturbing. (more…)

Culture Vulture – SuperBowl Ads…

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Picking the bones of a bankrupt cultureFor years non football fans have tuned in the annual spectacle of the Superbowl just for the commercials. 

While the games have varied in intensity for the advertisers it is a chance to make a big splash in front of a huge audience, albeit an expensive one (30 seconds on this year’s broadcast cost over $2.5 million). (more…)