Oscars Thoughts

A random collection of thoughts as I watched much of the Oscars broadcast last night.  In no particular order: Unless you are a professional comedian, don’t ‘open with a joke’ when giving your acceptance speech.  Chances are you will either botch it, or it won’t be as funny as you thought.  Just stop. Actually, there… Continue reading Oscars Thoughts

Friday Finds – Diamond Weevils, Firefly and the Commodore 64

The holiday lull is over, I’ve actually got a few posts to put in here, woohoo! The Three Christmas Movies – Pretty much only three, minus a few classics that don’t fit. Movie Review – The Adventures of Tintin – A very good animated adventure. Old Game Tuesday – Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi… Continue reading Friday Finds – Diamond Weevils, Firefly and the Commodore 64

Movie Review – The Adventures of Tintin

I FINALLY got back to the theater yesterday, as we took the kids to see The Adventures of Tintin.  It’s a wonderful 3D animated adventure movie based on the comics by Belgian artist Hergé.  It uses the ever more prevalent performance capture, and since it has Peter Jackson co-producing along with Steven Spielberg and Kathleen… Continue reading Movie Review – The Adventures of Tintin

Best Animated Film 2011 – Which Should Be Nominated?

As seen at Slashfilm, there will be at least 18 eligible animated movies to get Oscar nominations this year, which means there could be 5 nominees in the category.  I’ve actually seen most of them, aside from the four foreign ones and the ones releasing in the next few weeks.  With Pixar’s only entry the… Continue reading Best Animated Film 2011 – Which Should Be Nominated?