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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Rothman's Oscar Picks. Part Two.

Best Actor and Best Actress:
(Again, my personal choices.  Not predictions.  I haven't the slightest idea who the voters will choose.)

Best Actor:

Christian Bale, "American Hustle"---Boy, is he good.  And versatile.
Only problem is, he's not Bruce Dern.

Leonardo DiCapri, "The Wolf of Wall Street"---Just an excuse to be loud and showy.  Certainly not Dern.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years A Slave----Quite convincing playing an African.  Being one might have helped.  Not Dern.

Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"---Good in every and all the things he did last year.
But nothing overwhelming.  Not Dern.

Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"---Had the very good taste to be Bruce Dern.  And to dominate and own the screen in a great movie.

Dern, Dern, Dern, Dern, and Dern.
I can't say it often enough.
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Best Actress:

Amy Adams, "American Hustle"---I'm tired of her.  I think she's a one-note actress.

Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"---An incredibly nuanced performance.  Stunning.

Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"---What the hell is she doing on this list??

Judi Dench, "Philomena"  I love Judi Dench.  And she was wonderful in this.  But she totally underplayed it, making it less eye-catching.

Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"---Streep is the great scenery-chewer of all time.
And there is certainly what to be chewed here.  She chews it up and spits it out like it was Wrigley's Spearmint.

A two-horse race.  Blanchett and Streep. Either choice would delight me.  Put a gun to my head, and I'd have to go with Streep.

Next time, Best Picture.

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Along with the newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not
e-books. But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one. If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at macchus999@aol.com.

And now, we've got my reading of my "Laverne and Shirley Movie" screenplay on YouTube.

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