The first Oscars ceremony was held in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929. Back then, the awards were presented before 270 people who paid $5 each for tickets. There was no suspense factor, because the winners had been announced three months before.
Unfortunately, the script for this film is never sharp or savvy enough to counteract both the ick factor -- two grandfathers beating each other up in boxing trunks -- and just the simple lackluster quality of it all.
Back in the day, "celebrity" meant someone who had become famous as a result of some noteworthy talent or deed. Great actors, musicians, even scientists like Einstein were 'Celebrities' in their day BECAUSE THEY DID SOMETHING EXCEPTIONAL.
It can all change. The universe is filled with people who were popular at one time, and not at another. You must have a steady sense of yourself and a core of validity, so that as the world changes, you can remain unfazed.
It wasn't a big weekend in movies except for the stunning if a tad overrated Gravity, but two noteworthy political figures had prominent roles. Unfortunately for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, it didn't prove to be a big box office weekend for either.
Well, summer is over, folks, so now it's time to hang out with our real best friend: Television. I'm always interested in what could be the next big show, and even interested in a show that is not only big, but actually good.