Monday, February 25, 2013

Ten People Who Would Make Better Oscar Hosts Than Seth MacFarlane (satire)

Yes, Miley Cyrus would probably do a better job as host than Seth MacFarlane did last night; we met her dad country singer Billy Ray Cyrus at the Rockingham County Fair in Harrisonburg, Va., some years ago.

Here is our list:

1) Paris Hilton

2) Miley Cyrus

3) Kim Kardashian

4) Toby Keith

5) Bob Costas

6) Marilyn Manson

7) Glenn Beck

8) Alex Trebek

9) Donald Trump

10) Garrison Keillor

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Night Tweets: Hooray for Danica Patrick

We initially tried to get a picture of Danica Patrick, the women's race car driver who won the trials of the Daytona 500, in a bikini to get higher hits, but we figure that those image have stern copyrights. And, besides, we are popular in Dubai!

Here are tonight's tweets. It should be pointed out that tomorrow the University of North Carolina is facing ACC rival North Carolina State in a key men's basketball game. Those two schools met tonight in college gymnastics, and the UNC Tar Heels edged out the visiting Wolfpack:

1) Toledo Walleye @ToledoWalleye: "Kyle Rogers got his second consecutive goal!" (The Toledo Walleye won their home minor league hockey game over the Wheeling Nailers 5-2 tonight).

2) WRAL News in NC @wral (WRAL is the NBC-affiliate in Raleigh, NC): "UNC, NC State set for pivotal ACC contest."

3) Alabama Gymnastics @BamaGymnastics: "Alabama and Arkansas are tied @ the midway point of the meet after scoring matching 49.425s on vault and 49.175s on uneven bars."

4) Duke's Men's Lacrosse @Duke M-LAX: "And Penn scores after the 30-second warning goes on. Quakers lead #Duke 13-9, 3:00 to go." (Penn was hosting Duke)

5) Tar Heel Monthly @Tarheel Monthly: "Congrats to @uncwlax on big win tonight in Chapel Hill, topping No. 1 Northwestern 11-8."

6) The Onion @TheOnion: "In Sports: Danica Patrick Lauded for Breaking Down Barriers for Attractive Women." ("The Onion" is a faux news publication, Patrick is pictured on in our top image).

7) Anchorage Daily News @Adndotcom: (SPOILER ALERT: We love this one!) "Anchorage mother and son jailed in attempt 80 pounds of marijuana to Alaska."

8) University of Akron @uakron: "Retweet @ZipsMBB: Zeke Marshall hits two at the line, Akron leads 60-45 with 1:49 to go #ZipsGameDay." (Akron went on to beat North Dakota State 68-53; the game is part of Bracket Busters, which is a weekend when teams from secondary conferences in college basketball play each other. Marshall is in the middle image).

9) Kansas City @VisitKC: "The second full moon cycle will be here next week. Are you ready?"

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Our Oscar Predictions....

Here are our Oscar forecasts, there are some major upsets that we are projecting:

Original Screenplay: Mark Boal "Zero Dark Thirty"

Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio "Argo"

Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones "Lincoln" (pictured)

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway "Les Misreables"

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Director: Steven Spielberg  "Lincoln"

Best Picture: "Argo"

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Worst Films to Win Oscars (in our view)

Last night, we posted an entry about our 20 favorite films to win Best Picture Oscars; tonight, we list the 20 worst Best Oscar winners in our humble opinions:

1) "Titanic" (1997)

2) "Forrest Gump" (1994)

3) "Going My Way" (1944)

4) "Rebecca" (1940)

5) "Around the World in 80 Days" (1957)

6) "Crash" (2005, pictured top)

7) "Shakespeare in Love" (1998, second image)

8) "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989)

9) "A Man for All Seasons" (1966)

10) "The Sound of Music" (1965)

11) "My Fair Lady" (1964)

12) "Terms of Endearment" (1983)

13) "Braveheart" (1995)

14) "The King's Speech" (2010)

15) "Out of Africa" (1985)

16) "In the Heat of the Night" (1967)

17) "How Green Was My Valley" (1941)

18) "Rocky" (1976)

19) "Oliver!" (1968)

20) "The English Patient" (1996)

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Best Films to Win Best Picture Oscar (in our view)

Here is our list of our 20 favorite Best Picture Oscar winners:

1) "The Godfather" (1972)

2) "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1932)

3) "The French Connection" (1971)

4) "Midnight Cowboy" (1969; the first image of Lone Ranger villain Butch Cavendish is used for this reason)

5) "The Apartment" (1960)

6) "On the Waterfront" (1954)

7) "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975)

8) "Annie Hall" (1977)

9) "Schindler's List" (1991)

10) "The Godfather, Part 2" (1974)

11) "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962)

12) "The Last Emperor" (1987)

13) "The Deer Hunter" (1978; yeah, that's the reason for the second image)

14) "West Side Story" (1961)

15) "Casablanca" (1943)

16) "Unforgiven" (1992)

17) "The Departed" (2006)

18) "From Here to Eternity" (1953)

19) "Silence of the Lambs" (1991...the reason for the third image which is a sheep in Turkey)

20) "American Beauty" (1999)

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Best Films of 2012 (in my view)

Here are our list of our 20 favorite films that were released in our market place in the United States (we are a smaller city than New York or Los Angeles); let's jump in the pool:

1. "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia"

2. "We Need to Talk About Kevin"

3. "Jiro:Dreams of Sushi"

4. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

5. "Silver Linings Playbook"

6. "Zero Dark Thirty" (first image)

7. "Argo"

8. "A Separation" (Iran)

9. "Django Unchained"

10. "The Kid with a Bike" (France; second image)

11. "Pina"

12. "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

13. "The Dark Knight Rises"

14. "Damsels in Distress"

15. "Robot and Frank"

16. "Skyfall"

17. "Arbitrage"

18. "Moonrise Kingdom"

19. "The Master"

20. "Haywire"