January 26, 2011
The big story the day after the Globes centered around host Ricky Gervais’ mean-spirited, lazy hosting gig. Most people I follow on Twitter have Gervais’ back, but I was quite disappointed with him. Though I do think he was a bit of a bully, that’s not where my real criticism lies simply because most celebrities should be able to take whatever is dished out against them. I was most disappointed by the fact that his jokes were completely expected and not at all clever. It’s like Sacha Baron Cohen’s film Bruno. Some might praise Cohen’s audacity [...]
December 31, 2010
We continue our discussion by finishing up some thoughts on the best actresses of the year while primarily delving into those men who we think will and should be nominated for both the lead and supporting acting Oscars.
Day three and none of us have damned anyone else to hell or insulted each other’s pets or anything like that. We should all be quite proud!
I’ll move onto the male performances in a second, but I want to share a few final thoughts on the ladies. I spent so much time talking about who I thought would be nominated that I didn’t really [...]
December 30, 2010
I’m having a great time so far! Social media like Twitter, e-mail and blogs are really great for both professional and amateur film critics alike, because film criticism can often be a very lonely venture. It’s great to share one’s passion with other smart people with the same love of good movies.
Anyway, I digress. Here’s day two of the Blog-a-Thon. The major topic for today is female performances.
Sean Patrick Kernan
Sean here, it’s day 2 of the year end wrap up, a roundtable discussion about the movies and performances of 2010 with 3 of my favorite [...]
December 29, 2010
The Golden Globes have outdone themselves once again this year with some laugh out loud nominations. Even Angelina Jolie said she laughed when she heard she was nominated for the critically derided The Tourist, a film which also saw nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor- Johnny Depp. Still, the Globes are a lot of fun to watch, and they’re the best early predictors of the Oscars. Check them out on January 16, 2011.
Here are the nominees:Best Motion Picture- DramaBlack SwanThe FighterInceptionThe King’s SpeechThe Social Network
Best Motion Picture- Musical or [...]
It doesn’t get bigger than this for A.R. Rahman. The double Oscar winning Indian composer has bagged a Golden Globe nomination for Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”, having already won the trophy once for the director’s mega sweep “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2009.
This is the 44-year-old’s second flick at Hollywood’s second most prestigious annual movie prize after Boyle’s Mumbai-based multiple-Oscar award wining underdog drama “Slumdog Millionaire”. Rahman won two Oscars and a Golden Globe for his number “Jai ho” in the movie.
The Chennai-based composer is competing in the same [...]
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Even as the global advertising industry entered a significant contraction last winter, the nascent mobile ad market started heating up.
Why? Credit the iPhone.
First, publishers of new mobile applications started paying other publishers every time a user clicked on their ad to download their applications (cost per click, or CPC). Second, brand advertisers sought to reach iPhone users as they surfed more frequently on their applications.
Back in November 2008, while the rest of the economy started to tank, Jason Spero, vice president of marketing for Admob, the little mobile ad company created in [...]
By Jeff Labine, tbnewswatch Dan Dempsey sits in the cockpit of the Golden Hawk F-86 at the Confederation College Aviation Centre of Excellence hangar on Saturday.
By Jeff Labine, tbnewswatch
A retired fighter jet is back in the air for a cross-country celebration of Canadian aviation.