John Nance Garner (one of FDR’s Vice Presidents) observed that the Vice Presidency “is not worth a bucket of warm spit.” But that was different when Dick Cheney became Vice President.
The Oscar races this year are absolutely clear cut… in my mind. Having seen fourteen of the nominated films (out of approximately sixteen films in the major categories), these are my favorites to win. At Best Actor, the portrayal of screenwriter and Communist Dalton Trumbo by Bryan Cranston put him in rare air, not that of the illicit drugs… [Read More]
The widespread critical and commercial success of Despicable Me I & II guaranteed that the little yellow beings would get their own film. While the character of Gru (Steve Carrell) was their leader/master/boss in the original pair of films, the prequel, Minions, promised to fill us in on how Kevin, Stuart, and Bob ended up working in the… [Read More]