Allow me to brag.

     Not too long ago I wrote a movie review on “The Darkest Hour,” in which I commented: 

Not only should the make-up people be nominated for an Oscar, so should Gary Oldman, who well deserves winning it.” (for playing Winston Churchill)

     A month earlier I wrote a movie review for “Thee Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” in which I commented:

          “…every expression every nuance, every word spoken (or unspoken) by star, Frances McDormand, the quintessential thespian. This is what Oscar performances are made of.”

     I’m proud to say that these predictions were accurate. Identity politics aside, this was a year in which these particular awards were truly given to the best, which is what it’s all about.

     Best movie and Best Director went to “The Shape of Water,” for which I cannot comment, because I chose not to see it.

     The Academy Award Show, as expected, remains a platform for Hollywood elite, who make a living pretending to be someone else, cannot miss an opportunity on world stage to predictably  throw left-wing political jabs around, most of which garnered a chuckle or two, but no hearty laughter. 

     The main culprit is Jimmy Kimmel who should receive the award for being the unfunniest comedian in history. While he always plays to the political arena, it seems a  prerequisite for getting the job. Being old enough to remember the incomparable wit of Bob Hope, Billy Crystal and Johnny Carson, I feel like I’m watching the world’s greatest amateur in this year’s show. In my opinion, Kimmel could not shine their shoes.

     How come funny people are not funny any more?  Who knows? Maybe it’s the infusion of political correctness, whereby it’s almost impossible to not offend someone. Imagine Red Skelton being castigated by people who are cross-eyed. Or sued, for making jokes about midgets. 

Times surely change. Not always for the better. 





  1. Art Martin March 5, 2018 at 11:56 am #

    Thank God for TCM!
    I’m tired of being lectured to by idiots. The system is broken. Now we are being lectured to on our second amendment rights by kids who have to have videos telling them not to eat Tide pods!
    It makes a grown man want to cry!

  2. JustMe March 5, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

    We haven’t been to the movies in years because they’re so blatantly leftist with anti-American, anti-Conservative, anti-Christian and anti-US Military messages. And, because we know that the Hollywood lefties spend the money they make from their movies on lefty anti-American causes.

    The hypocrisy of Progressive Lefty politicians and Hollywood is astonishing.
    1. They pretend to be inclusive while violently attacking, blacklisting and ridiculing anyone who doesn’t agree with them. Lefties want everyone to accept their beliefs and lifestyles, but they refuse to tolerate opposing opinions.
    2. They are pro-abortion claiming they want their “Reproductive Rights” while killing off unborn humans, males and females who are the most vulnerable amongst us and have no-one to speak for their “Reproductive Rights” or right to live.
    3. They call for gun control, wanting the outcome of taking guns from all Americans while paying large sums to have armed bodyguards following them around and armed guards patrolling their properties.
    4. They ridicule those who disagree with them, deliberately dividing our country while calling on Conservatives to be decent and non-divisive.

    There’s plenty more but I know you not only get the point, but you know it’s the truth.
    And by the way, they don’t mind taking money from all those conservatives and Christians they despise, ridicule and attack.
    So, I say to all of you in the crosshairs of the lefty progressives, stop funding their movies, careers, and politicians.

  3. Ron Fischer March 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm #

    Normally I wouldn’t comment on any form of entertainment reviews. I very rarely go to the movies because of all the issues pointed out by “JustMe” – and I agree with every one of them.

    Nice job JustMe

  4. Dave Rivers March 6, 2018 at 8:33 am #

    Announced on the news this morning it was the “Least” Oscars in history. Down 20%….trend?

  5. Charlie Greene March 6, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    Totally, totally agree with you on Kimmel he never said anything to cause me to even smile. He’s a super ego maniac. I don’t like or watch any of the 3 late nighters. Where have you gone Johnny, Jay, and Dave ?

  6. Helen Frigo March 6, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

    We haven’t been to a movie theater in years either, but I come home with at least 10 DVD’s from the library every week, and am amazed at their collection-right,left, educational, old, and everything in between; I’ve seen Red Skelton on the cover of one. Netflix also mails us DVD’s via the U.S post office, and we’re amazed at their efficiency, and again, at their collection. You can search your favorite performer, and request every movie they’ve ever been in. The library’s website allows you to request materials of all kinds, and will hold them for you longer than the 3 days allowed, if you ask them nicely. Sure, sometimes you have to wait for popular titles, but you don’t lose any money if you don’t like the movie or book. Thank you Ben Franklin? and taxpayers. Big government at its best. “Hollywood” is private enterprise, and you don’t have to buy if you don’t want. But do remember it was the UNELECTED John Edgar Hoover who really did scorn, demean, and blacklist hundreds of people. They lost jobs! If you admire the actor David Straithairn?, who played Robert R. Morrow, please look up his other movies, like “Trumbo” the documentary, and one whose title I’m not sure of, with Irish and Italian immigrants, and John Edgar Hoover just starting his tyranny.

  7. Helen Frigo March 6, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

    As I said I have not been to the movies for at least 30 years. I gave up because people
    talked and gave up whispering. It’s like they are in the own home with no consideration
    of others. Us seniors know full well that manners or respect for others has long gone. That is why I like your reviews so I can order them on Netflix or the great Martin library worth every penny I pay.