Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land (2016)

2017 Academy Awards Nominations

After dominating the 2017 Golden Globes, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that La La Land scooped up the most 2017 Academy Award nominations, followed by Moonlight. Of course, there’s been La La Land backlash since the Globes (i.e., It’s another movie about white people falling in love. It’s a movie about jazz that doesn’t feature people of color prominently. It’s not better than Moonlight). But Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, so here we are. Continue reading “2017 Academy Awards Nominations”

Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures (2016)

We Need More Movies Like Hidden Figures

Can we take a moment to bask in how truly awesome this movie’s existence is? Not only does it star three women of color in leading roles (and none of them play slaves or servants), but it also tells the story of women working as NASA mathematicians, programmers, and engineers. And it’s based on real people and events from the 1960s. And it covers racism and sexism in the workplace and how women of color are discriminated against more than men of color and white women. To see this film crush it at the box office is like a giant middle finger to Hollywood. Now you guys can’t use the shitty excuse that women (specifically, women of color) don’t sell at the box office anymore because RECEIPTS. Continue reading “We Need More Movies Like Hidden Figures”

Jimmy Fallon at the Golden Globes 2017

Recap of 2017 Golden Globes with GIFs!

Despite a fun cold open, the 2017 Golden Globes was, well, a stinker. And the source of the stink? Jimmy Fallon. Last night officially made it clear that Fallon is only funny when he’s playing off of other people. When it’s just him by himself, yikes. His opening monologue was garbage, and his jokes between awards were garbage. He even had Questlove onstage with him, yet that didn’t help improve his bits or spark some energy in the show. Oh, and Jimmy, if you’re going to do Chris Rock impressions, please remember… Continue reading “Recap of 2017 Golden Globes with GIFs!”

Claire Foy in The Crown (2016)

2017 Golden Globe Predictions

The Golden Globes are tonight, and Jimmy Fallon will be hosting, which is kind of perfect considering he’s the king of cheesy drinking games with celebrities, and the Globes are a cheesy, drunken shitshow for celebrities (I miss Tina & Amy). Anyway, let’s make some predictions! I usually only do films, but since I watched quite a bit of TV this year, I’ve decided to predict those as well. Continue reading “2017 Golden Globe Predictions”

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land (2016)

La La Land: A Bittersweet Love Letter to Old Hollywood

Since its premiere at Venice Film Festival, La La Land has been everywhere, and for good reason. Directed by Damien Chazelle (of the Oscar-winning Whiplash), La La Land is like a giant love letter to Old Hollywood musicals like Singin’ in the Rain and An American in Paris. With fantastic original music, tributes to classic films from the 1940s-1960s, and a charming duo with great chemistry, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that La La Land has been nominated for Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards—and I have no doubt we’ll see it at the 89th Academy Awards, too. Continue reading “La La Land: A Bittersweet Love Letter to Old Hollywood”

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in Rogue One

Rogue One: The Untold Story of the Heroes Who Saved the Rebellion

You may not win the battle, but there’s a chance you’ll win the war. That’s the message at the heart of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Continue reading “Rogue One: The Untold Story of the Heroes Who Saved the Rebellion”

Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores in Westworld (2016)

How Is 2017 Awards Season Here Already?!

Once again, limited film releases have screwed me over—hence my “Oh, shit” reaction to the 2017 Golden Globe nominations that came out today. I haven’t seen most of the films on this list because most aren’t wide releases until the end of December or beginning of January. Weirdly, I think I’ve seen more of the nominated TV shows this year. But who cares because it’s the Golden Globes, and they’re the worst. Just wait until the Screen Actors Guild nominations, which come out…WEDNESDAY?! Son of a bitch. Fine, let’s do the things. Continue reading “How Is 2017 Awards Season Here Already?!”