Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


It’s Oscar time!

posted by Donna Freitas

I have to say, I’m pretty excited that Anne Hathaway is hosting the Oscars. I think she is as winning as Julia Roberts and wonderfully funny. I can’t say I feel the same about James Franco though–I’ve never enjoyed him in a film, though I know that he is the Hollywood-man-of-the-moment these days. Perhaps this is heresy, my admitting my lack of love for Franco?
Anyway. Religion Dispatches has a wonderful Oscars overview up, that considers the Oscar contenders in light of life’s biggest questions about meaning and purpose. Here is a taste of S. Brent Plate’s wonderful piece, “Looking For Answers at the Oscars: A Guide to This Year’s Contenders Forget the aliens and zombies, this year’s top movies are asking questions about who we are as human beings”:
“[T]his year’s crop [of films] reflects anxieties (as well as promises) about who we are and who we might be becoming in and as humans, in our own skins–never mind the “prawns” or “Na’vi.” Questions provoked by this year’s films include those concerning the nature of our selves in connection and collision with our families, our larger social institutional entanglements, and our own bodies. The other key theme, affecting each of the others, had to do with the ways new media technology is inserting itself into our intimate lives, and changing our identities, both public and private.”
Be sure to read the rest of Plate’s article to see which movies are dealing with what major life themes. My money is on ‘The Social Network” for Best Picture. Though, I haven’t yet seen ‘The King’s Speech’ and I hear it is amazing–though quiet. Which movie do you want to win for Best Picture this year?



Previous Posts

Focus on the Family Makes Another Winner
While many films focus on outlandish extremes or make believe, it is refreshing to know that films like “Irreplaceable” are made, by Focus on the Family, to help change the world and bring light to real issues that we face on a daily basis – both directly and indirectly. May 6, 2014 “Irre

posted 12:42:52pm Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

The JESUS Film Celebrates 35th Anniversary
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkv7R5twZE0[/youtube] The original JESUS film has transformed millions of lives in many of the most remote areas of the globe. Since its theatrical release in 1979, the original JESUS film, re-mastered and re-titled The JESUS Film in honor of its 35th annive

posted 2:47:07pm Apr. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Mickey Rooney Passes at 93
Mickey Rooney, born as Joseph Yule Jr, passed away April 6, 2014 at the age of 93. Rooney was a well-known actor and entertainer. He has one of the longest careers of any actor, spanning over 92 years. Rooney began as a child actor and was making films for ten decades - from 1920 - 2010. Until his

posted 12:07:38pm Apr. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Another Legend Announces Retirement
[youtube]http://youtu.be/H9eYkpgeeI8[/youtube] After 32 years and 6,000 episodes, David Letterman has decided he will retire at the end of his contract with CBS in 2015. “(Les) and I ... we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance a

posted 9:14:52am Apr. 04, 2014 | read full post »

Kate O'Mara Dies at 74
Actress Kate O'Mara died Sunday, March 30, 2014 in a nursing home in Sussex due to a short illness. O'Mara is best known for her role as Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell on the 80's show Dynasty. The actress appeared on Dynasty for two seasons before parting ways. O'Mara made appearances in several

posted 12:16:13pm Mar. 31, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.