My Oscar Prediction

Ellen Degeneres will host, and she’ll probably be underwhelming.



Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

I just read that Philip Seymour Hoffman died today at his apartment in New York. Needless to say, this is shocking news.
I’ve had a lot of respect for Hoffman as an actor. As I reflect on the various films I’ve seen him in, he was capable of a wide variety of roles. From Dusty in Twister to Truman Capote in Capote and everything in between, Hoffman had significant range as an actor. He was entertaining in both the serious and funnier roles.
He will be missed, however, there are a couple more films yet to be released. Most of his scenes for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2 have already been filmed, so that and Mockingjay Part 1 will feature him.

Branching Out

I’ve gone back and forth over the last few weeks on a new direction for this blog,  I enjoy reviewing the movies from this list, otherwise I wouldn’t do it.  However, I feel limited by these 501 movies.  They certainly aren’t the only ones I watch, and there have been a few movies I’ve seen recently that I’d like to share my opinion about.

Another issue I’ve had to deal with is whether this should stay exclusively a movie blog, or expand into other hobbies and passions in my life (disc golf, gardening, cooking, etc.).  That will be for another time.

This will stay a movie review blog, but now with a slightly different format.  The movies for the 501 must-see movies project will be noted with a Movie #X: Movie Title, as has been the format for the last dozen or so movies.  The non-project movies will simply have the title and year of release.

With that in mind, I will be seeing Before Midnight (2013) in the theaters today, as it is the last day it’ll be in a theater anywhere close to where I live.  Review will follow.