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Last week I completely forgot about this column. Well… Not completely. I remembered it at the last minute when I had to leave the house soon. Oops. Too late. The column didn’t happen, and I’ve felt pretty bad about it all week. Well! Here I am to correct my mistake. I’ve got a new ‘Attack the Blog’ which essentially covers two weeks of collected blog links. So, here goes! Click to see the links.

I don’t like writing about the Oscars. It’s not some hoity toity snobby thing. In general I actually love the Oscars. I mean, I hate them because they’re stupid and meaningless, but I love the game of it all, and I love the passions it sparks, and I love the whole circus surrounding them. I just don’t like writing about them. It feels too formal. It’s a set of awards I don’t actually take seriously, so why should I grant them the permanence of written prose? But this is the internet, and I have a movie blog, so it’s basically obligatory. ON WITH THE OSCAR BLOGGING!

So let’s talk about these nominations. Click to read more.

This year I met Ryan McNeil. from The Matinee, and within about a month of knowing him I coined a Twitter hashtag which has since taken on a bit of a life of its own. #ryaniswrong. I first used it in reference to Ryan’s negative opinion of Moneyball. And yeah, he’s totally wrong about that movie, but that’s neither here nor there. This is my blog so I’m going to be justifiably¬†narcissistic¬†and focus on me.


That’s a variation on the original hashtag that got used quite often. Looking back on the year in film I think I’ve been more “wrong” than usual. Not actually wrong, of course. It’s all opinion. But I have been weirdly out of the loop when it comes to critical opinion on quite a number of films this year. And it’s not any one particular kind of film either. I’ve hated on lots of films most people have liked or loved. And in some cases I’ve liked a film but not nearly as much as everyone else. Let’s take a look at some of the many films I’ve been wrong about this year: Click to read more