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 →

THE 71st GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS WINNERS Here are the winners for the 71st Golden Globe Awards brought to you by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association BEST MOTION PICTURE-DRAMA       THE WINNER: 12 Years a Slave OTHER NOMINESS: Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Rush BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS-DRAMA       THE WINNER: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine OTHER NOMINEES: Sandra Bullock, Gravity Judi Dench, Philomena Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks Kate Winslet, Labor Day BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR-DRAMA   THE WINNER: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club OTHER NOMINESS: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Tom Hanks, CaptainRead More →

MY REFLECTION ON ROGER There are certain deaths from the film industry that have had a lasting impression on me. In 1993, I was only ten years old and I remember being heartbroken by the death of River Phoenix. Six years later, Stanley Kubrick and Gene Siskel died within weeks of each other. I still remember standing in my parents driveway reflecting on both of them at that time. I had just started delving into Kubrick’s films and Siskel, along with his partner-in-crime Roger Ebert, were my movie critics. They transformed how I looked at movies and provided me with the knowledge and scope ofRead More →

SIDE EFFECTS Director: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw, Mamie Gummer Steven Soderbergh has tackled such diverse subjects as airborne viruses, male stripping, casino heists, and drug trafficking. In his latest, Side Effects, he and frequent screenwriter Scott Z. Burns tackle the world of pharmaceutical companies. Emily (Mara) is thrilled that her husband Martin (Tatum) has been released from jail. Martin was taken away on their glorious wedding day for insider trading. At first life seems to be getting back to normal, but Emily’s past bout with depression and anxiety seems to creep back into her life. ARead More →

Bite Me So of the MANY things rolling around in my head lately that I just can’t shake, one of them happens to this Vampire craze that has taken over our culture. I will be honest. I will admit it. I have totally fallen for this goofy craze. I don’t want to say I was hesitant or resisted the craze, but I didn’t dive in head first like your typical twelve year old girl or desperate housewife.Past Vampire History for P McG: I feel like I was really into vampires when the movie version of Interview with a Vampire came out in theaters. I rememberRead More →