Beasts of the Southern Wild

“Ain’t that ugly over there?  We got the prettiest place on earth.” This is the first line of dialogue of Beasts of the Southern Wild, and it’s spoken by Wink to his daughter Hushpuppy as they float near the levee that separates New Orleans from “The Bathtub,” where they live.  The Bathtub is like a…

Oscar Oscar Oscar

Chestnuts are roasting, hot chocolate is steaming, turkey is basting, pumpkin pie is pumping, and stockings are – um – stocking?  Anyway, all that means only one thing.  It’s Oscar season.  This is the home stretch, when the studios roll out their big-ticket films to keep their stars, films, and sugar plums dancing in the…

The Brainsnorts 400

No, it’s not another NASCAR event, although fans of racing would never complain about adding another race to their schedule.  It’s my event – my 400th blog post, and I couldn’t decide how I should recognize it. First, I’ll ask a question that’s pressing none of you, why “Brainsnorts”?  When I was in about 4th…