BREAKING NEWS (#Oscars 2014): John Ridley Wins for Best Adapted Screenplay and Spike Jonze for Best Original Screenplay

Both of my ballot picks in the screenplay categories (adapted and original) were spot on and I could not be happier. I’m going to be furiously typing tomorrow, thanks to John Ridley and Spike Jonze.



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BREAKING NEWS (#Oscars 2014): Lupita Nyong’o Wins Best Actress In A Supporting Role


CONGRATULATIONS LUPITA!!!! Your grace and talent gives hope to Black girls everywhere.  #BlackGirlsRock


"No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid"  (Photo Credit: Christian MacDonald/Vogue)

“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid”
(Photo Credit: Christian MacDonald/Vogue)


BREAKING NEWS: And The 2014 Spirit Award Winners Are…

The film 12 Years a Slave was the big winner at tonight’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, gaining awards for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Supporting Female, and Best Screenplay!!!

Two of my favorite films of last year, Blue Is The Warmest Color and Fruitvale Station won for Best International Film and Best First Feature, respectively.

Also, unsurprisingly so, Cate Blanchett picked up a Spirit Award for Best Actress, while Jared Leto was bestowed with the Best Supporting Male honor and Matthew McConaughey the Best Lead Male prize.  I’m DYING at the fact that Jared Leto called Lupita his “future ex-wife”. If there were any couple that I’d want to see “happen” in Hollywood, Lupita and Jared would be IT.

For a full list of the 2014 Spirit Award Winners, click on this link.


Photo Credit: Randall Michelson/WireImage/

Photo Credit: Randall Michelson/WireImage/

Photo Credit: Randall Michelson/WireImage/

Photo Credit: Randall Michelson/WireImage/

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Are Seth Cohen & Blair Waldorf Officially Married?!

I approve, 100 percent, of the union between Adam Brody and Leighton Meester, if the reports are indeed true. (Not that they need my approval anyway!) Individually they just seemed like genuine, down to earth folk who one could chill with pool side and have a meaningful conversation with. Now they can be a power duo in Hollywood to be reckoned with! The best part about this news is that it was done in secret. No fanfare, no paps, no televised two-hour long special. Props.

Photo Credit: AP

Photo Credit: AP

Lena D’s “Not That Kind of Girl” Book Cover Is Fab

There is one thing that can make or break a book cover and that is typography. However, that’s one thing that Lena Dunham has a sharp eye for, judging from the Deco-inspired title opener used for her television show Girls, which always brilliantly prepares us for the type of episode one will soon be blogging about thereafter:




So it should be no surprise to the masses that Lena Dunham’s cover for her upcoming book titled Not That Kind of Girl: A young woman tells you what she’s “learned” is just as simple, yet stands out just enough to make a bold statement:


I hope to love the inside of this book as much as I love the outside.

BREAKING NEWS: The Remaining Winners At The 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

It’s safe to say that Spike Jonze and John Ridley have the screenplay game on lock this year, as far as awards season is concerned. Both won the Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay during tonight’s Critics’ Movie Choice Awards. Also, another lock, in my opinion, for an Oscar is Ms. Amy Adams, who won for Best Actress In A Comedy. I will never forget her in Cruel Intentions 2, as I believe her acting in that movie elevated it from being a complete flop. Best Comedy went to American Hustle, which is no surprise, and the cast of said movie also picked up a Best Acting Ensemble award.

Joaquin Phoenix being pensive in "Her"

Joaquin Phoenix being pensive in “Her” 

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Screenwriter of “12 Years A Slave” John Ridley


Best Cinematography was awarded to Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity, Best Art Direction to Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn and Best Costume Design to Catherine Martin once again for The Great Gatsby (It would have been a travesty if The Great Gatsby didn’t win in these categories!), Best Editing and Best Visual Effects went to Gravity, and Best Hair and Makeup to American Hustle.

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That Bradley Cooper permed ‘do though!

One of the best things about the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, like the Golden Globes, is that comedy gets its due just as much as the drama category, as well as the action and sci-fi/horror film genres. Leo DiCaprio won for Best Actor In A Comedy, while Lone Survivor snagged an award for Best Action Movie and Best Actor In An Action Movie for Mark Wahlberg, giving me another reason to go see it. Sandra Bullock received her accolade for Best Actress In An Action Movie in Gravity, which won yet another statue in the Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie group and for Best Score.

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I need this movie in my life right now

Like Gravity, Frozen is a movie that continues to best its cinematic competitors, winning for Best Song and Best Animated Feature. Finally, one of my favorite, well-deserved wins of the night goes to Blue Is The Warmest Color for Best Foreign Language Film, which gained much love from a multitude of critics in the late part of 2013, and 20 Feet From Stardom was hailed  as the Best Documentary Feature.

Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, leading ladies of "Blue Is The Warmest Color", killing it in one of their Miu Miu ad campaign

  Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, leading ladies of “Blue Is The Warmest Color”, killing it in one of their Miu Miu ad campaign

A still photo from "20 Feet From Stardom"

A still photo from “20 Feet From Stardom”


Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for making 2013 one of the best years for filmgoers!!! You are all making the 2014 awards season one of the most exciting to witness in recent years.