March 2, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar®” series will celebrate film noir with a screening of “White Heat” (1949) on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. Academy Writers Branch member Richard LaGravenese (“The Fisher King,” “Water for Elephants”) will introduce the screening.
Expectations exceeded! The 2011 Oscars© was FANTASTIC!! The critics were dead wrong about James Franco and Anne Hathaway! They were a top notch pair that illuminated the stage, played off each other and brought “Classy” back to an already classy event. I am not saying that Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin did a bad job last year; but I do feel their performances were a bit scripted and came off as forced, stiff and unnatural. Okay, they did a bad job!
Never the less, I was very impressed with the show. I LIKE IT!!! I LIKE IT A LOT!!
OMG!! I Love Monster Movies!!!
For the extremely fortunate few, who know me (Rex O’Hara) will also know that I LOVE MONSTER MOVIES!! (especially the CLASSICS!) The 83rd Academy Awards® Make Up Symposium was held Saturday, February 26th, 2011!
Morgan Freeman has been found ALIVE!!! Yes it’s true! Morgan Freeman is alive and well. December 16th, 2010, some smart Alec (not Alec Baldwin) decided to post all over Twitter that Morgan Freeman was found dead in his Burbank, CA home. Does he even live in Burbank? Yuch. The hoax spread like wildfire over Twitter-Land.
I was in shock when I heard Morgan Freeman had died! I had planned for him to narrate my epic documentary, “THE STORY of REX O’HARA”!
So as you can guess, I am so glad Morgan Freeman was found Alive!
October 1, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a new Academy Film Archive restoration of “Wild River” on Thursday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, as part of the multi-venue film series “A 20th Anniversary Tribute to The Film Foundation,” organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Film Department. Following the screening, Academy Film Archive Director Michael Pogorzelski will lead an onstage discussion featuring Schawn Belston, senior vice president of library and technical services at Fox Filmed Entertainment; Oscar®-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler, who was an additional photographer on the film; and actor Bruce Dern, who made his first film appearance in this movie.