Monday, January 31, 2011

Six Degrees of an Oscar Nominated Film!

In anticipation of the Academy Awards on February 27th, I will be featuring a DVD each week that is connected by six degrees to a film nominated for best picture. Beginning this week with The King's Speech as the film nominated for best picture -- I ended with Fargo! Can you trace the degrees?

Hint -- the degrees are comprised of films and actors only.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Academy Award Nominations Announced!

The King's Speech received the most nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and in the acting categories -- nominations for Best Actor, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. For more information -- see The New York Times, Variety, and

Monday, January 17, 2011

BIG LOVE the fifth and final season!

The fifth and final season of this HBO series is underway. Not without controversy and mixed critical reception, the show is about the Hendricksons, a polygamous family living in Utah. Co-created by Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer and starring Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin -- the family continues to face challenges both at home and with their recent decision to go public about their religion and lifestyle. The show has featured Mary Kay Place, Harry Dean Stanton, Ellen Burstyn, Grace Zabriskie, and Bruce Dern.

Track the action with Arts Beat at the New York Times -- and if you are new to the series -- spend some time with the first three seasons all available from Butler Media.

Season 1 -- Offsite MPDVD00975
Season 2 -- DVD11793
Season 3 -- DVD11794
Season 4 -- on order!