Tag Archives: Movies

Not Watching The Oscars Live Blog

You still have 30 minutes to enter the TCH Oscar Pool: Go to this link: http://www.funofficepools.com/joinpool.php?Passed_Pool_Key=53a85a223e2 Password is: crawdad It’s easy, free, and there are lots of wonderful prizes. If you are already signed up you have until the deadline … Continue reading

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TCH Oscars Office Pool

Here is a message from our old and dear friend, the lovely and talented AngieNC: It’s that time of year again, TCHers! February 22 — just 10 days from now — is the Oscars, so it’s the annual Crawdad Hole … Continue reading

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Klown Movie Review: American Sniper

Short version: AWESOME! The Atlantic: The best thing you can say about American Sniper, which enters into wide release today after an official, Oscar-contention-timed premiere in December and a long period of controversy and critical praise, is that it is, … Continue reading

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Friday Movie Review

John Nolte at Breitbart: ‘AMERICAN SNIPER’ REVIEW: A PATRIOTIC, PRO-WAR ON TERROR MASTERPIECE In director Clint Eastwood’s best films (“Gran Torino,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales”), the multiple Oscar-winner is able to make us feel both the … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

Ann Hornaday at WaPo: In a final videotaped message, a sad reflection of the sexist stories we so often see on screen As deranged manifestos go, the final YouTube video made by suspected Isla Vista, Calif., mass murderer Elliot Rodger … Continue reading

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Hay Did It!

Hollywood Reporter: Oscars TV Review: Ellen Flops in Long, Boring, Self-Involved Show As a television event, this year’s Oscars was more like an endurance test — turgid, badly directed, poorly produced and featuring an endless string of tired or wince-inducing … Continue reading

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Watching the Oscars

Sorry, I forgot to put up a fresh thread.

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Oscar Pool Open Thread

It’s that time of year again! Here’s the memo from our Recreation Director, the one and only Angienc: Only 2 weeks until the Academy Awards, which means it’s time for the annual The Crawdad Hole Oscar Pick ‘Em Game. This … Continue reading

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A Strange Bird

Among yesterday’s Oscar nominees was this movie, nominated for Best Documentary Feature: ‘The Act of Killing’ relives a murderous era in Indonesia To describe “The Act of Killing” as a riveting documentary about Indonesian death squads that terrorized that country’s … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Something Else Open Thread

I thought the original Robocop sounded stupid so I blew it off. Then a co-worker told me it was good so I rented the video. It turned out to be a lot better than I expected. The sequels sucked. Now … Continue reading

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First Among Worst

Misleading headline: Box office report: ‘The Butler’ cleans up with $25 million, wipes the floor with ‘Kick-Ass 2’ This weekend at the box office, a superhero comedy, a Steve Jobs biopic, and a Harrison Ford thriller all got served by … Continue reading

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The Butler Did It

A new movie opens today. It’s what Hollywood likes to call “historical fiction” but don’t let that fool you because it ain’t history: How True Is The Butler? A few days after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, the … Continue reading

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I’m Rich! (sorta)

No, I didn’t hit the lottery (yet). I just turned in a few months worth of bottles and cans and I have money burning a hole in my pocket. I could spend it all on beer and lottery tickets, or … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Quasi-Religious Vile Prog Preachiness

Big Hollywood: The official synopsis for the upcoming science fiction film “Elysium” has been released online. It’s from “District 9” director Neill Blomkamp and stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster: In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the … Continue reading

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Special Effects Doth Not A Movie Make

This is one of my (many) pet peeves: Blockbusters struggle to sustain fanbase amid ‘summer of doom’ At last week’s Comic-Con event in San Diego, the film director Zack Snyder bounded on stage to announce a bold new merger. His … Continue reading

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Friday Night Movies Open Thread

The number one movie in America last week was The Conjuring (starring Vera Famiga from Bates Motel). Will it still be number one on Monday? What movie(s) do you want to see?

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Are There STD’s In The Happiest Place On Earth?

If you are anywhere near my age you will remember watching Walt Disney educational films back in school. (My personal favorite was the one about fire safety with Jiminy Cricket.) But chances are you never saw VD Attack Plan before. … Continue reading

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Underrated Movies Open Thread

How many “straight to video” movies manage to pull down an Academy Award nomination? This one stars Chris Reeves and Morgan Freeman as a homicidal pimp. This category of movies are the ones you end up watching by accident or … Continue reading

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Ken Gruberman at HuffPoop: Not only am I The Tech Daddy here on the Huffington Post, but I’m also Quill Music; I’ve worked as a music copyist and orchestrator in the professional music community of Los Angeles for over 40 … Continue reading

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Oscars Live Blog

Who will win? More importantly, who will win the TCH Oscar Pool? Follow along here. angienc (D), on February 24, 2013 at 8:57 am said: Edit Comment OT — Last chance before the broadcast starts to get in/change your picks … Continue reading

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