Testosterone Fueled Awards Ceremony!
Some additions to the list:
“testosterone soaked” Thanks to Scott Hamrah for the heads up on this. Also "testosterone fueled."
and “meets” -- a phrase which,
in the interest of full disclosure (and maybe we should include “in the
interests of full disclosure” on the list), I am personally guilty of using (“Chalk:”
“’Election’ meets ‘The Office’”), as pointed out by the diligent people at
eFilmCritic.com’s “Critic Watch.”
Speaking of which, I doubt if my previous posting on blurbs and
clichés had anything to do with it, but is it just a coincidence that the next
day film critic Peter Hammond, winner of eFilmCritic.com’s Peter Travers’ Quote
Whore of the Year and this year’s Michael Medved Bag of Douche Award, was
canned by “Maxim?”
I am, of course, delusional: no doubt they fired him because he wasn’t blurbed
Meanwhile, the Broadcast Film Critics, of which Hammond is a prominent member, got mixed
reviews for its “Critics Choice Awards” show the other night on VH1
because of the numerous no-shows among nominees and winners. But it did much
better than the Golden Globes ceremony, which has been canceled completely
except for a press conference because of the writers' strike.
So for those of you embittered by that vacancy in the awards
calendar, maybe I can direct you to the first annual awards ceremony for the Boston Film Critics
Society ( in the
interests of full discl…never mind). It takes place January 20 at the Brattle
Theatre in Harvard Square and we expect to have Frank Langella, winner of our
Best Actor award for “Starting Out in the Evening,” show up. And maybe others. So it has two
advantages over the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s awards. 1) It will
actually take place (I hope). And 2) The awards were determined by actual
critics. Or is that a disadvantage?