No, the reason I liked Gravity is because it was short. The entire movie clocks in at 85 minutes. I pressed the "play" button on my DVD remote. And an hour-and-a-half later I was back at my job as Jaden Smith's personal assistant.
Nebraska's top tourist attraction, not just marginally topmost but winning by a cornfield-wide margin, is its 500,000 gangly-necked, golden-eyed, scarlet-scalped sandhill cranes.
What is beyond the performances, costumes, and music? As they say in real estate: location, location, location.
In politics, the line between reality and fantasy is often hard to decipher. The recent ruling by a Nebraska court regarding the Keystone XL pipeline offers another example of this situation.
A few high-profile but misleading commentaries over the past few months have cast unwarranted doubt on the proposal by President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to support state pre-k programs and make them accessible to, at the least, all low-income young children.
It's been two years since I've been on the road with my bicycle and typewriter, and I have to say, I've missed those long, contemplative hours between towns, and the unexpected pleasure of finding instant home in the faces of the strangers I met.
Never let important messages in films go overlooked by your admiration for the acting and writing. Let films such as these be a gateway for helping us all to live healthier and more enjoyable lives.
The Best Picture rarely tells us what the best picture is. But it very often gives us a valuable glimpse into what our society is going through at the time of the award. I thought I'd take a stab at describing what a win for each contender would say about our current society.
We'd be kidding ourselves if we minimized the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department's own report made it clear just how significant this dirty energy project would be -- from a climate perspective.
Particularly tricky is writing strong and memorable female characters when you are a dude. Sure, from Shakespeare on, its been done but the challenge remains.
Bad title. Instead, Philomena , played by Dame Judi Dench, should have been titled something like, "They're Taking Anthony". This movie is: a mystery ...
I heard you had a smidge of trouble interpreting the 35-page PowerPoint presentation of my wedding table vision that I overnighted to you. Personally, I'm confused by your confusion, but I'm guessing it had something to do with my Louis XIV-meets-great-plains-of-Nebraska table theme?
Get ready to celebrate this year's Best Picture nominees with recipes inspired by each of the nine nominated films.
This morning, I watched the Oscar nominations on ABC, and was so befuddled by the omissions I scratched my head, and then turned to my 2-year-old son, and scratched his. They were, in a word, jarring.
Their picks. (My deletions.) My picks. Not all that different. Except where they are extremely different.
The doctor found bruises covering the boy's penis and scrotum. Those injuries would soon lead to an arrest warrant for the mother -- not because she had caused the harm, but because she did not return her son, along with his wheelchair-bound twin, to their abusers.