Tag Archives: oscar

#ThrowbackThursday Beauty & the Beast

One of my all time fav movies is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. I think it got cheated out of the Oscar for Best Movie the year it was nominated. When we went to Disney last year, one of the most awesome moments was being able to have dinner at the Beast’s castle. The place is absolutely amazing and you feel as if you are stepping right into the movie.

This is a photo of my daughter and me with our host, the Beast.
Beast

#ManCandyMonday Jeremy Renner

Many thanks to all of you who dropped by the HEA Giveaway Blog Hop and took the time to leave comments and/or tweet/share. I’ll be picking a winner for the prize in the next few days.

Today’s Man Candy Monday is the very talented Jeremy Renner. Jeremy first caught my eye in THE HURT LOCKER, but since then he’s appeared in a number of movies, including THE AVENGERS. If you haven’t seen either of these two, run out right now and rent/buy them! They are two excellent movies and Jeremy is great in both of them.

Jeremy’s breakout role was in THE HURT LOCKER which garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in THE TOWN which likewise earned him another nod, this time for Best Supporting Actor. He’s currently starring in HANSEL AND GRETEL, which opened this weekend.

So what do you think about Jeremy? Does he fit your idea of an A-List Hollywood Leading Man?

Guilty Pleasures Monday – Gregory Peck

from Roman Holiday - In the public domain according to WikipediaToday’s Guilty Pleasure is an oldie, but goodie – Gregory Peck.

It’s funny really. We were just talking about TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD the other day and this weekend what was on – TO KILL A MOCKINGBORD as well as CAPOTE. Watched the first (for which Peck won the Oscar), but fell asleep during the latter(because I was tired and not because it wasn’t a good movie! Note that Hoffman won the Oscar for his portrayal of Capote). Why the connection between the two? Harper Lee, the author of Mockingbird was good friends with Capote and assisted him while he was working on IN COLD BLOOD.

But back to Peck. I always found Peck to be so masculine and handsome. Very refined as well. Even when he was older, as in THE OMEN he had presence on the screen.

How about you? What’s your favorite Peck movie?