Welcome to all new readers and thank you to the many loyal long-timers. Things are buzzing here. It's that time of year but there's lots of stuff in planning stages for the Post Oscar season. In case you missed anything here are 10 highlights from the first month of '09 (though we all know the film year doesn't really start until 02/23/09. It's still 2008 until the last naked gold man is handed out).
EVE in WALL•E an appreciation.
Breakfast With... I hope you're loving the new series. What's your favorite episode thus far?
Top Films of 2008 robots, vampires, wedding guests, washed up wrestlers.
Sharing Time it's always a party when the comments really kick in. Thank you for being such chatty and civil moviegoers. Group hug!
Braveheart vs. Rebecca Mel is scary but Hitchcock truly haunts.
SAG live blogging I almost wish there was an awards show on every week. What's wrong with me?
9th Day of Christmas is there anything better than dancing dadies?
Nicole Kidman in Nine ... okay maybe singing ladies are better. But it's a toss up.
The FiLM BiTCH Awards I've been giving out my own Oscar like awards for years now. See who gets to walk the imaginary red carpet of my mind. No, I'm not finished. It's a huge undertaking.
Oscar Nomination Talking Points 13 discussables -- the most popular January post.
Coming in February:
Another podcast (tomorrow!), the 4th annual Oscar Symposium, the "We Can't Wait" 2009 preview, Film Bitch Award medals, reports from the New York Comic Con, interviews with Oscar nominees, a special "British Actresses" theme week (by request). Plus the usual mix of new films (Coraline, New York I Love You), old films (How Green Was My Valley, Forrest Gump) and random assorted hijinx.
Stick around, especially after that little ceremony at the Kodak. Movie love is eternal. It can't be contained to a measly three months of statue chasing.