Category Archives: Yearly Skinny

Oscars 2017: The Winners!

Here we are! The statues have been handed out! The winners are marked Green if I chose correctly, Red if I was wrong. I normally average around 50% in my predictions. Is this the year I break through?

Holy Shit…best picture…. I cannot believe what happened…

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Razzies 2017!


The answer to the Oscars, the Razzies are for bad films and performances. My crap detector has caused me to see far fewer bad films than in the past. This is not a good thing. One cannot completely appreciate great art unless you are exposed to garbage as well. I take exception to Batman vs Superman being so attacked. It was ok, hardly as bad as advertised. I am a bit shocked that Gods of Egypt did not win big. It was truly horrible.

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Oscar Nominations 2017!

The time is here! The Oscars are a month away and the nominees have been listed. I am happy to say that the “blacklisting” of the Oscars has ended with several high profile films, with black actors and subjects, have broken through. As we did  in 2016, I will be making a point of reviewing as many Oscar nominated films as I can in 4 weeks. These reviews tend to be far shorter than my normal “skinny’s”. Quite a few of these are still in Cinemas so there is a good chance they get the full review in my official count. Of the 9 best picture nominees, I have seen 2. Its going to be a busy month! Oscar Sundays will be replacing the “Chillflix” column for this period. Now, lets see the nominees!

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2016: The Skinny

Welcome to the SIXTH Annual Skinny!


Hello to all 3 of my readers!

It is time to take a look at 2016, henceforth known as “The year that shall not be named”. The purpose of this annual post is to review the films, TV, and comics of 2016. We do this in lists. As is standard for this site, I give “Skinnys”, mere blurbs, on each subject (primarily due to my lack of literary ability). Before we get started, I have provided links to all 436 films I have seen in theaters. I recently reformatted all of them so that they would be somewhat cohesive. I will repeat; these links are the list of EVERY MOVIE I have seen in a theater. As a film lover, that means a lot to me. It took quite a while to compile this list. It represents 30 years of film. I proud to share it with you.

Disclaimer: This is the place where I mention that that I have not seen everything. I am not a professional reviewer, and am only able to see a small, very small, fraction of the major releases never mind every indie movie that is the darling of film festivals. Judge me accordingly.

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Oscar Watch 2016: Room, and Brooklyn


Room, Brooklyn

Hello and welcome to the fifth and final entry in my ramp up to Oscars 2016! I had previously listed the Nominees, and recapped what 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Despite my procrastination, I have managed to see all of the best picture nominees! A first! There is always one or two that escaped me, but this year I can make a fully informed decision. Lets get to it!

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