TWIN CITIES LIVE May 28, 2014           I had an absolute blast today on Twin Cities Live with Elizabeth Ries and guest co-host B.T. from KTWIN. Here are today’s movies and links to my reviews of each film. 1. Chef, starring Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson 2. X-Men: Days of Future Past, starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence 3. Inside Llewyn Davis, starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman Here’s the video:Read More →

THE ANNUAL BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS AWARDS WINNERS The countdown to the Oscars continue as the winners of The BAFTAs were announced Sunday night. There were not too many surprises here, but the equal love for 12 Years a Slave and Gravity still makes your Oscar ballot a bit tricky to fill out.  Despite the win for Jennifer Lawrence, I still think Lupita Nyong’o will take home the Oscar.  Let’s take a take at the BAFTA winners… BEST FILM 12 Years a Slave OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM Gravity OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER Kieran Evans (Director/Writer) Kelly + VictorRead More →

The 20th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS WINNERS   OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE THE WINNER: American Hustle OTHER NOMINEES: 12 Years a Slave August: Osage County Dallas Buyers Club Lee Daniels’ The Butler OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE THE WINNER: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club OTHER NOMINEES: Bruce Dern, Nebraska Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels’ The Butler OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE THE WINNER: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine OTHER NOMINEES: Sandra Bullock, Gravity Judi Dench, Philomena Meryl Streep, August: Osage CountyRead More →

PAUL PREDICTS THE OSCAR NOMINEES   I have participated in Oscar predictions contests in the past and have had some succeed. Back in 2006, I entered a contest at a local movie theater and won three free months of movies. I have been watching the Oscars dating back to 1993, so I feel like I have a pretty good knack at determining who will or will not get nominated and then win in any given year. My predictions are not always perfect as the Academy does like to throw in some wild card picks each year. This year I am participating in a contest withRead More →