I think you should watch: The Whitest Kids U'Know

I'm in a writing mood, and I haven't watched anything new to review yet, so I bring you this..

The Whitest Kids U'Know are a New York based sketch comedy group. The troupe consists of Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger, Timmy Williams, Darren Trumeter and Sam Brown. Many people compare them to Kids in the Hall, they've got that same outrageous (and some may say "offensive") sense of humor.

They all met in college, The New York School of the Visual Arts. They got their start performing in bars, then eventually they were picked up by the Fuse Network. Fuse aired their first season, then handed them over to IFC so that they could be uncensored. They recently just finished their 4th season, and are writing their fifth. Seasons 1-3 can be found on DVD.

I love these guys. Ever sense I was randomly channel surfing late at night and landed right in the middle of one of their sketches. At first, I thought "what the f**k is this.." (in the best possible way of course) and I ended up loving it. I'm going to share a few of my favorite sketches of there's. Check them out! (If you find their DVDs, watch them with commentary too, it's also pretty funny)

This first sketch is the first one I ever saw:













2010 Emmy Winners

My thoughts: I thought Jimmy Fallon really bombed as a host. He's only occasionally funny, and he provided for a lot of awkward moments. Get Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to co-host. That would be great. Hell Neil Patrick Harris was great, get him back!

Likes: I LOVED that Jim Parsons won Best Actor in a Comedy. That was by far my favorite part of the night. I'm so happy. Also loved that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul won for Breaking Bad. I'm happy that Glee didn't sweep everything like some people thought it would. I'm also pretty intrigued to see Modern Family now, they unseated 30 Rock as the hot comedy. Also congrats to Mad Men on their threepeat! Same with Jon Stewart, I thought Conan was going to get it.

Dislikes: I'm sure everyone is sick of me bitching about Rescue Me not being nominated, but I'm still pissed. The Globes better make up for this. I'm disappointed Lost didn't win anything. The show was always a little too weird for my taste, but it had a loyal fanbase and it kept everyone guessing. It deserved some love on it's way out.

Anywho..here are the winners. Thanks IMDB


Outstanding Comedy Series
WINNER"Modern Family" (2009)

Other Nominees:"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000)

"Glee" (2009)

"Nurse Jackie" (2009)

"The Office" (2005)

"30 Rock" (2006)

Outstanding Drama Series
WINNER"Mad Men" (2007)

Other Nominees:"Breaking Bad" (2008)

"Dexter" (2006)

"The Good Wife" (2009)

"Lost" (2004)

"True Blood" (2008)

Outstanding Made for Television Movie
WINNERTemple Grandin (2010) (TV)

Other Nominees:Endgame (2009/I)

Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) (TV)

Moonshot (2009) (TV)

The Special Relationship (2010) (TV)

You Don't Know Jack (2010) (TV)

Outstanding Miniseries
WINNER"The Pacific" (2010)

Other Nominees:"Return to Cranford" (2007)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNERJim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory" (2007)

Other Nominees:Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock" (2006)

Steve Carell for "The Office" (2005)

Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000)

Matthew Morrison for "Glee" (2009)

Tony Shalhoub for "Monk" (2002)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
WINNERBryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad" (2008)

Other Nominees:Kyle Chandler for "Friday Night Lights" (2006)

Matthew Fox for "Lost" (2004)

Michael C. Hall for "Dexter" (2006)

Jon Hamm for "Mad Men" (2007)

Hugh Laurie for "House M.D." (2004)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
WINNERAl Pacino for You Don't Know Jack (2010) (TV)

Other Nominees:Jeff Bridges for A Dog Year (2009)

Ian McKellen for "The Prisoner" (2009)

Dennis Quaid for The Special Relationship (2010) (TV)

Michael Sheen for The Special Relationship (2010) (TV)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
WINNEREdie Falco for "Nurse Jackie" (2009)

Other Nominees:Toni Collette for "United States of Tara" (2009)

Tina Fey for "30 Rock" (2006)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (2006)

Lea Michele for "Glee" (2009)

Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation" (2009)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
WINNERKyra Sedgwick for "The Closer" (2005)

Other Nominees:Connie Britton for "Friday Night Lights" (2006)

Glenn Close for "Damages" (2007)

Mariska Hargitay for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)

January Jones for "Mad Men" (2007)

Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife" (2009)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
WINNERClaire Danes for Temple Grandin (2010) (TV)

Other Nominees:Joan Allen for Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) (TV)

Hope Davis for The Special Relationship (2010) (TV)

Judi Dench for "Return to Cranford" (2007)

Maggie Smith for Capturing Mary (2007) (TV)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNEREric Stonestreet for "Modern Family" (2009)

Other Nominees:Ty Burrell for "Modern Family" (2009)

Chris Colfer for "Glee" (2009)

Jon Cryer for "Two and a Half Men" (2003)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson for "Modern Family" (2009)

Neil Patrick Harris for "How I Met Your Mother" (2005)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
WINNERAaron Paul for "Breaking Bad" (2008)

Other Nominees:Andre Braugher for "Men of a Certain Age" (2009)

Michael Emerson for "Lost" (2004)

Terry O'Quinn for "Lost" (2004)

Martin Short for "Damages" (2007)

John Slattery for "Mad Men" (2007)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
WINNERDavid Strathairn for Temple Grandin (2010) (TV)

Other Nominees:Michael Gambon for "Emma" (2009)

John Goodman for You Don't Know Jack (2010) (TV)

Jonathan Pryce for "Return to Cranford" (2007)

Patrick Stewart for Hamlet (2009) (TV)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
WINNERJane Lynch for "Glee" (2009)

Other Nominees:Julie Bowen for "Modern Family" (2009)

Jane Krakowski for "30 Rock" (2006)

Holland Taylor for "Two and a Half Men" (2003)

SofĂ­a Vergara for "Modern Family" (2009)

Kristen Wiig for "Saturday Night Live" (1975)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
WINNERArchie Panjabi for "The Good Wife" (2009)

Other Nominees:Christine Baranski for "The Good Wife" (2009)

Rose Byrne for "Damages" (2007)

Sharon Gless for "Burn Notice" (2007)

Christina Hendricks for "Mad Men" (2007)

Elisabeth Moss for "Mad Men" (2007)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
WINNERJulia Ormond for Temple Grandin (2010) (TV)

Other Nominees:Kathy Bates for "Alice" (2009)

Catherine O'Hara for Temple Grandin (2010) (TV)

Susan Sarandon for You Don't Know Jack (2010) (TV)

Brenda Vaccaro for You Don't Know Jack (2010) (TV)

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
WINNER"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (1996)

Other Nominees:"The Colbert Report" (2005)

"Real Time with Bill Maher" (2003)

"Saturday Night Live" (1975)

"The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (2009)

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
WINNER"Top Chef" (2006)

Other Nominees:"The Amazing Race" (2001)

"American Idol" (2002)

"Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I)

"Project Runway" (2005)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
WINNER"Glee" (2009): Ryan Murphy("Pilot - Director's Cut")

Other Nominees:"Glee" (2009): Paris Barclay("Wheels")

"Modern Family" (2009): Jason Winer("Pilot")

"Nurse Jackie" (2009): Allen Coulter("Pilot")

"30 Rock" (2006): Don Scardino("I Do I Do")

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
WINNER"Dexter" (2006): Steve Shill("The Getaway")

Other Nominees:"Breaking Bad" (2008): Michelle Maxwell MacLaren("One Minute")

"Lost" (2004): Jack Bender("The End")

"Mad Men" (2007): Lesli Linka Glatter("Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency")

"Treme" (2010): Agnieszka Holland("Do You Know What It Means (Pilot)")

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
WINNERTemple Grandin (2010) (TV): Mick Jackson

Other Nominees:Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) (TV): Bob Balaban

"The Pacific" (2010): David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa("Part Eight")

"The Pacific" (2010): Tim Van Patten("Part Nine")

You Don't Know Jack (2010) (TV): Barry Levinson

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
WINNER"Modern Family" (2009): Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd("Pilot")

Other Nominees:"Glee" (2009): Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan("Pilot - Director's Cut")

"The Office" (2005): Greg Daniels, Mindy Kaling("Niagara")

"30 Rock" (2006): Tina Fey, Kay Cannon("Lee Marvin Vs. Derek Jeter")

"30 Rock" (2006): Matt Hubbard("Anna Howard Shaw Day")

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
WINNER"Mad Men" (2007): Matthew Weiner, Erin Levy("Shut The Door. Have A Seat.")

Other Nominees:"Friday Night Lights" (2006): Rolin Jones("The Son")

"The Good Wife" (2009): Michelle King, Robert King("Pilot")

"Lost" (2004): Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse("The End")

"Mad Men" (2007): Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner("Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency")

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
WINNERYou Don't Know Jack (2010) (TV): Adam Mazer

Other Nominees:"The Pacific" (2010): Bruce C. McKenna, Robert Schenkkan("Part Ten")

"The Pacific" (2010): Robert Schenkkan, Michelle Ashford("Part Eight")

The Special Relationship (2010) (TV): Peter Morgan

Temple Grandin (2010) (TV): Christopher Monger, Merritt Johnson

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality - Competition Program (Previously Announced)
WINNERJeff Probst for "Survivor" (2000)

Other Nominees:Tom Bergeron for "Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I)

Phil Keoghan for "The Amazing Race" (2001)

Heidi Klum for "Project Runway" (2005)

Ryan Seacrest for "American Idol" (2002)

Outstanding Reality Program (Previously Announced)
WINNER"Food Revolution" (2010)

Other Nominees:"Antiques Roadshow" (1997)

"Dirty Jobs" (2005)

"Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" (2005)

"MythBusters" (2003)

"Undercover Boss" (2010)

Review: Chloe

Looks aren't everything..

I say this because the film is beautiful. It shows a wonderful snowy Toronto, it's got sophisticated costumes, and takes place in a beautiful house. However that doesn't make up for the uneven plot and ridiculous ending.


Catherine (Julianne Moore) suspects her husband, David (Liam Neeson) of cheating. She hires a call girl, Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) to try and tempt him. She does, apparently, then meets up with Catherine to tell her about it. Soon Chloe and Catherine have formed an inappropriate relationship of their own.


This could've been an interesting thriller, but ends up a cliched, over the top mess that you might find on Lifetime. It fails to explain quite a few different things such as; why does Catherine's son hate her so much? Is David having an affair? If they can afford a beautiful house like that, why can't they afford sturdier windows? It has a great cast, minus the horrendous acting of Max Theirot who plays Catherine and David's angsty son. Yet their talents are wasted. The ending is so brutal and over the top it's almost laughable. This film didn't quite feel like it knew what it wanted to be, and with a few tweaks to the script, I think it could've been something great.


Recommended: No


Grade: C- (For the costume designer and the cinematographer)


Memorable Quote: "I was being friendly, you know how badly service people can be treated.." - David (Liam Neeson)

Indie Gems: Waitress

Warning: This film makes you want to consume baked goods.


Jenna (Keri Russell) is an unhappy, yet talented pie maker/waitress in the deep south. She's pregnant with a baby she doesn't want. She's married to a husband (Jeremy Sisto) she hates. She starts to have an affair with her doctor (Nathan Fillon) and tries to secretly save money behind her husband's back to find a better life to herself.


This isn't an original plot. In fact, there's a lot of similarities to 'The Good Girl' and 'Mystic Pizza' to name a few. What director/writer/actress Adrienne Shelley did with this was add a lot of heart. She introduced us to some of the sweetest characters we've ever seen, and also some of the most unlikeable. I loved how the story was told with Jenna writing a letter to her baby. Instead of it doting over it, she's mad and disappointed. She's having an affair that she knows is wrong, but anything is better than being married to quite possibly the world's biggest loser of a husband.


It's a shame Adrienne Shelley was senselessly murdered before her finished product hit theaters. Most of the credit really does go to her. She took a simple plot line and made it something special. Her beautiful daughter even made an appearance in the film. She obviously loved making this, and it shows. RIP Adrienne.


Like I said before, this film has a lot of heart.


Recommended: Yes


Grade: B+


Memorable Quote: "I should stop drinking, because then I do stupid things...like have sex with my husband" - Jenna (Keri Russell)

It's Robert De Niro's Birthday!

Going through Robert De Niro's filmography is tough. This guy rarely does wrong. This is probably my laziest b-day post because I just can't seem to make up my mind.

Happy Birthday Robert De Niro! You deserve a better post than this..

Favorite Film(s): The God Father Part II, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, Cape Fear, Taxi Driver. Instead of putting a lot of thought into it and picking one, I just picked them all. Seriously, one performance doesn't top the other. Raging Bull is probably my favorite film of the bunch. Although The God Father series is legendary.

Least Favorite Film: Off the top of my head, I couldn't actually think of a film that I hated him in. After going through his filmography I finally spotted one! The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. I completely forgot he was in that. I'm sure he hopes everyone else does too. Do you think this flick to De Niro is what Garfield is to Bill Murray?

Most Bizarre/Fun/Random: Hide and Seek. It's not one of his most popular films, but I liked it. Creepy Robert De Niro and creepy Dakota Fanning are fine with me. Plus I didn't see the ending coming. That's always nice.

Most Underrated: Wag the Dog. This was also a hard one to pick. I went with this one because even though it was pretty popular when it first came out, it's not one that normally comes to mind when you think of De Niro. He had stellar cast to work with as well. This Boy's Life also fits this category. There I go picking too many again..

Film To See: Heat. According to MovieNut14 this is one I need to see. If it made her list of favorite De Niro films, it must be good. Duly noted.

Review: The Other Guys

Adam McKay doesn't fail, does he?


It's nice to go to a movie and laugh from the beginning to the very end. Adam McKay does this very well. His partnership with Will Ferrell is comedy gold, and his last few films (Anchorman, Talledega Nights, Step Brothers) have proved that. This is just another one to add to his list.

We start the film with an over the top police chase through New York City. We meet our "hero" cops, P.K Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) and Christopher Danson. ( I refuse to call you Dwayne Johnson The Rock) Then we meet the other guys..Det. Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Det. Hoitz. (Mark Wahlberg) They've been reduced to paper work in the office. Gamble is ok with this, but Hoitz wants to get back out in the action. They eventually find themselves a huge case, and while no one else believes in them. They are determined to bring the shady David Ershon (Steve Coogan) down.


The laughs are nonstop throughout the film. Wahlberg is hilarious, he's dabbled in comedy before, but it's nice to see him go all out. He's got great timing with Ferrell. Ferrell is a bit more toned down in this film compared to his more outrageous characters. I absolutely love the way a few scenes were shot, which is rare to say about a comedy. The film is rated PG-13, but I think it would've benefited from an R rating. Maybe that's just my sense of humor, but I always wanted them to go a little further.


Bottom line: This is the best comedy of the year so far, I don't know if anything will beat it. If your a Ferrell fan, a McKay fan, or even a Buddy Cop fan, this is the film for you. Apparently there is something really lame during the end credits? I didn't stay for it, sorry.


Recommended: Yes


Grade: B


Memorable Quote: "You should've shot A-Rod!!" - Random guy off screen. Sorry, I wish I knew who to give the credit too.

Indie Gems: L.I.E

The lesson here: Pay attention to your children.




This year, Paul Dano and Brian Cox appeared together in another film called "The Good Heart". What a lot of people may or may not have known was that they first starred together in "L.I.E" in 2001.

Paul Dano has a lot of talent and it shows in his first feature. Dano plays Howie, a confused teenager who's going through a rough time. His mother has just died, his dad doesn't pay attention to him. He's hangs with the wrong crowd. He and his buddies take up robbing houses in their spare time. Unfortunately for them, they rob Big John (Brian Cox) and John catches Howie in the act. Howie soon learns that this isn't the first time his closest friend Gary (Billy Kay) has had a run in with Big John. Howie soon finds himself forming a strange and dangerous relationship with him

What amazed me most about the film was how well Dano carried it. At 15, this was his first feature film, and it's not easy content he had to work with. He's grown into one of my favorite actors and it all started here. Cox plays the creepy, John subtly, but makes an impact. He makes John just plain uncomfortable to watch at times. Another thing I can respect about this film was how fiercely the directors/producers appealed it's original rating. The film was first released at an (unfair) NC17 for subject matter. They eventually got it down to R. This film is just another example of how ridiculous the MPAA can be.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "I'm in my own category...wow." - Howie (Paul Dano)

Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win, Who Should Win.

My predictions for the major categories. I'll promise not to complain too much about the ridiculous omission of Rescue Me.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall - Dexter
Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie - House
Matthew Fox - Lost
Jon Hamm - Mad Men

Who will win: Bryan Cranston, I feel this is the year for "threepeats". Cranston's work in Breaking Bad is so amazing, he makes everyone else look boring in comparison. Michael C. Hall puts up a a good fight, he could pull up upset. Same goes for Jon Hamm.

Who should win: Bryan Cranston

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Ian McKellen - The Prisoner
Jeff Bridges - A Dog Year
Dennis Quaid - The Special Relationship
Michael Sheen - The Special Relationship
Al Pacino - You Don't Know Jack

Who will win: Jeff Bridges, he's still riding high from his Oscar win for Crazy Heart.

Who should win: Bridges or McKellen. They are both fine actors.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm
Matthew Morisson - Glee
Tony Shalhoub - Monk
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
Steve Carrell - The Office

Who will win: Alec Baldwin. He's won the last 2 times, although voters could sway towards Carrell since his run at The Office is coming to an end. I hope to God they don't give it to Tony Shalhoub..Monk is atrocious.

Who should win: Jim Parsons. He's comic gold on The Big Bang Theory. He deserves this award the most.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Glenn Close - Damages
Connie Britton - Friday Night Lights
Mariska Hargitay - Law and Order: SVU
January Jones - Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife

Who will win: January Jones. Mad Men is getting more popular every day, and she commands every scene she is in.

Who should win: January Jones.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Judi Dench - Return to Cranford
Maggie Smith - Capturing Mary
Joan Allen - Georgia O'Keefe
Claire Danes - Temple Grandin
Hope Davis - The Special Relationship

Who will win: Hope Davis, there seems to be a lot of The Special Relationship love.

Who should win: Maggie Smith, actually I can't really say much for this category, I haven't seen any of them. That's Harry Potter bias talking.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Lea Michele - Glee
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehlar - Parks and Recreation
Julia Louise-Dreyfus - The New Advertures of Old Christine
Toni Collette - The United States of Tara

Who will win: Tina Fey. Collette had a surprise win last year (and deservingly so) but I think Fey will be back on top, she's had a strong year.

Who should win: Honestly, I'd be fine with anyone winning this category except Lea Michele. The fact that she got nominated over Mary Louise Parker for Weeds is insulting.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama:
Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad
Martin Short - Damages
Michael Emerson - Lost
Terry O'Quinn - Lost
John Slattery - Mad Men
Andrew Braugher - Men of a Certain Age

Who will win: Someone from Lost. The Emmys are sure to give this show some love for it's final season, and this is the category it has the best chance of winning.

Who should win: Aaron Paul. Breaking Bad, people! It's a good show.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy:
Chris Colfer - Glee
Neil Patrick Harris - How I Met Your Mother
Ty Burrell - Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family
Jon Cryer - Two and a Half Men

Who will win: Well, I'd say Modern Family..just can't tell you which one. Although Cryer was a surprise last year, can he do it again?

Who should win: Neil Patrick Harris. This guy is so talented. He's long overdue for some Emmy love.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Jonathon Price - Return to Cranford
Michael Gambon - Emma
Patrick Stewart - Hamlet
David Strathairn - Temple Grandin
John Goodman - You Don't Know Jack

Who will win: Again, it's hard for me to predict this one. I'm going to go with Stewart. He got nominated for an Emmy for playing himself.

Who should win: All of these guys are great actors, I'm partial to Strathairn, he always gets praise but never wins.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Kathy Bates - Alice
Catherine O'Hara - Temple Grandin
Julia Ormond - Temple Grandin
Susan Surandon - You Don't Know Jack
Brenda Vaccaro - You Don't Know Jack

Who will win: Susan Surandon. Just a guess.

Who should win: ditto.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Sharon Glass: Burn Notice
Rose Byrne: Damages
Christina Hendricks: Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss: Mad Men
Christine Baranski - The Good Wife
Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife

Who will win: Henricks or Moss, both have taken a lot of criticism this year for their "fuller figures" (they look fine). That's a sympathy vote, not to mention Mad Men is a good show and they are both good in it.

Who should win: Someone from Mad Men.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Jane Krakowski - 30 Rock
Jane Lynch - Glee
Julie Bowen - Modern Family
Sofia Vergara - Modern Family
Kristen Wiig - Saturday Night Live
Holland Taylor - Two and a Half Men

Who will win: Jane Lynch, everyone may be on the Glee bandwagon, but she's definitely the one that deserves the praise the most. She's hilarious, although it's a shame she left the cast of Party Down to be in Glee

Who should win: Lynch deserves it for her comedic chops. So does Wiig, but SNL was only good twice this year.

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series:
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Saturday Night Live
The Late Show with Conan O'Brien

Who will win: Conan, he'll give NBC once last slap in the face.

Who should win: The Daily Show, while I love Conan and Colbert, Stewart is the king.

Outstanding Mini Series:
The Pacific
Return to Cranfod

Who will win: The Pacific

Who should win: The Pacific

Outstanding Animated Series:
South Park
The Ricky Gervais Show
Alien Earths
The Simpson
Prep and Landing

Who will win: South Park. In my opinion, it's the funniest cartoon of all time. And clever as hell to top it off.

Who should win: South Park.

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Glee
30 Rock
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Office
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Who will win: Modern Family. It's a new, popular show and it got a ton of nominations. It's chances of being rewarded Comedy's biggest prize are very good.

Who should win: 30 Rock. The writing is great, the cast is funny and it always has the best guest stars.

Outstanding Drama Series:
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
True Blood
Dexter
Lost
The Good Wife

Who will win: This is the toughest category of them all. Mad Men has won the past 2 years. Lost could win to give it one final send off, and Breaking Bad is a strong contender as well.

Who should win: True Blood. I know, it's probably wishful thinking, but this show is like crack. It's ridiculously addicting. Breaking Bad would be worthy too.

Review: The Kids Are All Right

I didn't notice the title was written like that either.


The one word that comes to mind when I think of this film is "appreciation." In my opinion, some one's sexuality is probably the least interesting thing about them. That's how this film handled our gay couple's relationship. It didn't make a spectacle of it, it didn't make it into a joke or pun or a disadvantage. They treated it like they would any other couple. That's the way it SHOULD be.I also appreciated the layers they give this story, it was so interesting that at the end of the film I was still wanting more information. Yet, I didn't feel like it completely came up short.


Nic (Annette Benning) and Jules (Julianne Moore) are your average hard working moms. Nic is the stricter, leader of the family. Jules is the loving free spirit. They've raised great kids, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson who really stand apart from their crappy friends. Joni has just turned 18, and Laser is begging her to make the call to find out who their Father is. See, both Nic and Jules were artificially inseminated by the same man. That man is Paul, (Mark Ruffalo) a laid back restaurant owner/organic farmer. The children first set up a meeting in private, then accidentally let it slip to their moms. Eventually Paul meets the entire family, and thus we start our story.


I don't want to give away details to the plot, so I'm afraid I have to be vague. Doing a complete review would require me to spoil a lot of the really interesting parts of the film, and I don't want to do that. The Kids Are All Right screams "Oscar bait," and that's ok because it is so deserving. Benning and Moore shine in their roles as usual, but it's Ruffalo who surprised me the most. I've never been the biggest fan of his work, but this film made me want to pay more attention to him now.


With all the buzz surrounding this, I'm glad it met all those expectations. The only thing I can really get critical about was that I wanted to know more even after the story was finished, and that's not a fault. That's just me being greedy.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A

Memorable Quote: "Why do you two watch gay man porn?" - Laser (Josh Hutcherson)

Review: Dinner for Schmucks

Remember that dinner this movie is supposed to be about?



Well it doesn't happen until about the 100 minute mark. Mind you Schmucks has a total run time of 114 minutes. Yep, we have to suffer through a bunch of cliche, un-funny annoyance just to get to the plot point which falls flat on it's face.


Schmucks follows Tim, (Paul Rudd) a man that's hoping for a promotion at his job. He gets a trial run in the form of a dinner. A dinner where everyone invites an idiot, and the biggest idiot wins. Paul's girlfriend Julie (Stephanie Szostak) isn't to keen on this idea. He's about to give in when he meets Barry (Steve Carrell) who is quite possibly the most moronic man on the planet.

I've never been a fan of movies where bad things keep piling on the main character and then in the end all miraculously end up alright. That's exactly what this is. The best word to describe this film is "annoying", because after all the horrible things we see happen to Paul, we don't feel bad. We're just waiting for this flick to get over. Sure, there's a few funny parts littered here and there, but the characters aren't likable for an instance. In the end, I feel like the Schmuck for watching.

Recommended: No

Grade: D-

Memorable Quote: "They told Van Gogh he couldn't paint..and he said, I can't hear you." - Barry (Steve Carrell)