The world of Panem may soon no longer be confined to the pages of the Hunger Games trilogy. Don’t worry we’re not about to descend into some kind of dystopian future, but you will be able to visit it on vacation.
Rumors of plans for a Hunger Games theme park have begun. I know we live in an age of nearly constant stimulation, but have we gone too far? Aren’t the books, movies, and endless streams of merchandise enough? Read the rest of this entry
It’s no surprise that Hollywood is a tough town. To make it, you have to either know someone or compromise, or most likely both.
It turns out that this struggle to stay in the spotlight never ends.
We’re all familiar with the annual “Remembrance” video. You know, the four-minute reminder about who passed away during the past year, or at least those who were lucky enough to make the cut.
It turns out, there’s some serious campaigning that goes into making the Oscar obituary video. In fact, there have been some serious snubs in rescent years. Read the rest of this entry
Fans of film and television, the big night is finally here! It’s mere hours until the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards begin, and that means one thing here at 2WC—predictions.
Not to put too much pressure on these conjectures, but their accuracy may set the tone for the whole awards season. The winners tonight, while not guaranteed an Oscar victory, do move up in the realm of likelihood. So, of course we take these very seriously.
In years past, we have hedged our bets a little. We’ve proposed who we want to win, and who we think will win. This year, we get one guess, and of course allow ourselves plenty of explanation to include our personal favorites as well…blogger’s prerogative.
Still, a blog can only contain so much, it has to end somewhere, which is why we’ll also be live-tweeting the Golden Globes this evening. So enjoy our predictions below, and check back in tonight as we comment on victories, defeats, and just about everything else. It’s Hollywood’s greatest party and we have a thing or two to say about it, so check in here: 2WC on Twitter.
For now feel free to check out our four cents and share your own predictions: Read the rest of this entry
The thing about opinions is, by definition, everyone has them. That’s all fine and dandy when you agree with them, then there are those times when actor Joaquin Phoenix opens his mouth and lambastes the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
I don’t want to deprive any one of their opinion, or misrepresent them. So here’s exactly what he called the Academy Awards: ”…the stupidest thing in the whole world.”
The whole world? I can think of a few things that may be slightly less intelligent than an award ceremony for films, but to each his own.
I happen to disagree, for many reasons, but mostly because–if you’re going to dis the Academy, come up with a better word than stupid. Acceptable replacements (courtesy of Thesaurus.com):
I still completely agree, but if you’re going to bash one of my favorite events of the year and thus belittle the excitement and interest of many, many of your fans (those are the people who see your movies), you can at least expand your vocabulary to do so.
Interview Magazine: “Joaquin Phoenix“
Some words of wisdom from an Academy favorite:
A favorite moment from the Oscars:
Here at 2WC we pride ourselves on acknowledging the political arena, staying up to date on the political arena, but avoiding our actual opinions.
Beyond strong implication (in past blogs) and mild to moderate allusion (in recently live-tweeted debates), we try to avoid picking a side in political battles on this blog.
Which is why I (on behalf 2WC) will not be commenting on certain ill-chosen words from one of the candidates.
I will not come up with an insanely clever (and borrowed) title that alludes to said ill-chosen words (and Beyonce).
I will not mention any office supplies of the tri-ringed nature.
I will most definitely not mention the fact that this candidate did not only create an Internet craze for his opponent’s faithful (on Tumblr and Twitter), but also failed to answer the actual question.
I just hope those binders are as elastic as those flexible work hours a non-specific candidate allows his female employees so that they can go home and make dinner for their families, because women everywhere will be adding their two cents for a long time to come…or at least until the next political meme takes control.
“Candidates Tangle in Fractious Debate”: WSJ
A random and not specifically chosen clip from last night’s debate…the question was about equal pay for women: