December 2000

Javier Bardem was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for this, and I really wanted him to win. Not only was the story tons more interesting and involving than “Pollock,” (the other Best Actor biopic nominee)but it was told in a visually inventive way. Bardem plays Reinaldo Arenas, a gay Cuban poet who is viewed [...]

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Interesting backstory: When I watched “Chocolat” get the 5th Best Picture nomination weeks ago live at 7 a.m. (a time I am not up at very often), I actually screamed at the TV.  THAT WAS “ALMOST FAMOUS”S NOMINATION!!!  And it should have been. Or at least “Almost Famous” was the likely 5th selection, after winning [...]

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This is something I made up with my bass player, Mr. Nick Colby, to ease the pain of watching John Travolta’s love letter to L. Ron Hubbard. The “Battlefield Earth” drinking game You must drink every time someone says: 1. “Psychlo” – 2 drinks when Travolta says he is a Psychlo of his word. 2. [...]

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