The Lego Movie Oscars Snub Is Garbage

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—an institution that in March of 1995 declared Forrest Gump to be a superior film to Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, and Quiz Show (Quiz Show!)—has decided that The Lego Movie is not one of the five best animated movies of last year. This is not a snub.… » 1/15/15 11:45am 1/15/15 11:45am

Why Did The Grey Poupon Oscars Ad Makers Disguise The Rolls-Royces?

As usual, the biggest take-away from the Oscars this year was America's continued love affair with mustard. We've got the Yellow Fever bad, and the Grey Poupon commercial that aired during the Oscars just confirmed that with its huge popularity.  That Grey Poupon commercial was, of course, based on a 1988 original,… » 2/26/13 3:00pm 2/26/13 3:00pm

Commenter of the Day: The Cuckolding of Tim Robbins Edition

Some years back, we were acquainted with a film critic/drunken savoyard type who liked to proclaim, unbidden, that Susan Sarandon has the "best t_ts in Hollywood!" Like he really knew. We assume he was talking about Early Sarandon, when this view was defensible. Later Susie... Well, you be the judge. Anyhoo,… » 2/25/08 5:30pm 2/25/08 5:30pm

What Would You Have Driven To The Oscars?

If you didn't watch last night's Academy Awards we're not going to judge you (you can follow the Oscar live blog at Defamer if you're really interested). Most of what we wanted to happen, happened. No Country For Old Men was, hands down, the best film of 2007 and it won. Overall, a year of good movies apparently makes… » 2/25/08 11:40am 2/25/08 11:40am

Commenter of the Day: Daniel Day-Lewis Edition

Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Day-Lewis is an odd duck. Brilliant, yes, but ambivalent about the whole mega-fame thing. So much so that several years ago, he briefly entered semi-retirement and journeyed to Italy to learn the shoemaker's trade. An admirable choice, and one that evokes old-world craft in a way that our… » 2/13/08 5:30pm 2/13/08 5:30pm