It’s 11:35pm on a cool Thursday night in April, 2015. Hustle Bankroll, the opening act for the night has just completed his second set, having been asked to fill time. The headliner, nearly three hours late, is Earl Simmons, the now late DMX. The Vogue theater on the north side neighborhood of Broad Ripple is packed full of people. Near the sound booth is a contingent from a sorority, a pack of AKA women dressed in their unmistakable pink and green. By the bar, a group of twenty-something men in tieless dress shirts and jackets. On stage, a man in an oversized Pelle Pelle jacket starts to make an announcement and is stopped by a tall man in a long Ruff Ryders t-shirt. “What?!” He exclaims, pulling the mic away. He’s shocked. Both men rush off stage. Despite reassurance from promoters that he’s coming, DMX is nowhere to be seen. A man two rows from the stage says to his friend, “how much you wanna bet his ass got arrested?”Continue reading “From Then Til Now, Don’t Ask Me How”
Last week, I gave you my predictions for the supporting categories. Let’s take a look at the leads!Continue reading “FBC Oscar Coverage, Part VIII: Predicting The Winners (Part 3)”
Last week, we looked at the screenplays. Today, let’s get supporting!Continue reading “FBC OSCAR COVERAGE, PART VII: Predicting the Winners (Part 2)”
Ok, with the nominees announced, let’s pick some winners, friends!Continue reading “FBC Oscar Coverage, Part VI: Predicting The Winners (Part 1)”
It’s snowing in Colorado today. We’re supposed to get somewhere between 18 inches and 3 feet, depending upon what part of the front range your domicile resides. As such, why not give you some great Oscar moments in time.Continue reading “FBC Oscar Coverage, Part V: The Ten Best Oscars of all Time”
This year was the most accurate I’ve ever been at predicting the Oscar nominees. It’s also been the year where I have seen the least amount of the nominated films.
So, y’know… that’s hurtful.
In all seriousness, what my 41-for-48 predictions show is that this was the year when there weren’t going to be a lot of surprises on whom would be in the running for one of the golden statuettes. While there still were a few surprises (I’m shuffling through the internet to find out what the hell Another Round, nominated for Best Director, was about) and a lot of history made, this was a year where a lot of things fell into place the way most film nerds felt they would.
Is that a bad thing?
Honestly… not really.
Let’s take a look at some of the nominees and try and sort through what happened this morning.Continue reading “FBC Oscar Coverage, Part IV: The VERY unsurprising nominations”
There are few things I like less in movies then when a character has fake flaws. Let me explain what I mean by that.Continue reading “Mark Wahlberg’s Only Flaw Is How Perfect He Is”
Look, I’m gonna be the first to come out and say that I am terrible at picking Oscar winners. Most years, I’m lucky if I can clear 50%. Nominees, on the other hand… for some strange reason, that’s where I come to play. I can usually knock out 75-80 percent. I’m kind of a big deal.Continue reading “FBC Oscar Coverage, Part III: Predicting The Nominees”
Last week, I gave you ten films that are almost certain to be Oscar nominated in a week. Today I want to focus on five outliers that have shots at taking home some of the nominations in the big categories. Much like the last column, I’ll let you know where you can find these films if you want to check them out. Let’s dive in!Continue reading “FBC Oscar Coverage, Part II: Early Viewing Guide CONTINUED”
Well, look at my nipples and call me Chipper! It’s Oscars time again, baby!Continue reading “FBC Oscar Coverage, Part I: Your Early Viewing Guide”