Because Oscar Said So: Best Supporting Actor Nominees

Because Oscar Said So (B.O.S.S. for short) is yet another first for this blog. In years past I haven’t spent much time going into detail about the major categories recognized at the Oscars ceremony, particularly the official selections as quite often I find myself at odds with the Academy’s choices. Longtime readers of the siteContinue reading “Because Oscar Said So: Best Supporting Actor Nominees”

Creed

Release: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Ryan Coogler; Aaron Covington Directed by: Ryan Coogler Perhaps it’s the fact that Creed feels more akin to a warm family reunion than a cold cash grab that unnecessarily extends a beloved boxing franchise that has allowed it to curry favor with both critics and audiences alike. The end product certainly doesn’t stand on shaky legs, with earlyContinue reading “Creed”

Escape Plan

Release: Friday, October 18, 2013 [Theater] What do the Terminator, Jesus, Jurassic Park, 50 Cent and prison break all have in common? The answer: director Mikael Håfström’s beyond-ludicrous Escape Plan. That may be the weirdest lead-in ever written, but ultimately it’s what you are going to pay for in this latest battle between Hollywood’s biggest brand nameContinue reading “Escape Plan”

Bullet to the Head

Release: Friday, February 1, 2013 [Theater] Funny enough, Mr. Stallone, revenge does start to get old once we catch on in this flick that this will probably be the only thing you’re going to be doing for the rest of your career. If Rocky’s story was all about some redemption, Sylvester Stallone would appear to beContinue reading “Bullet to the Head”