Inside Pulse » Jake Ziegler A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:30:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse no A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse » Jake Ziegler 10 Thoughts on the 2011 Academy Awards Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:26:31 +0000 For tons of movie reviews, including mini reviews of EVERY Oscar nominated movie, head on over to My Blog and stick around for a while. In the meantime, here are 10 Thoughts about the 2011 Academy Awards.

1. My buddy Nik and I hosted our high school talent show senior year, and since I was a big fan of Billy Crystal and the Oscars, I suggested doing an opening video and putting ourselves in a movie. We chose “Back to the Future.” About a year ago, our friend Jeff Richardson worked with James Franco on a project at NYU. Therefore we assume Jeff told Franco about our video, because it was totally our idea first! Anyway, I thought the opening video was pretty clever.
2. I was really rooting for David Fincher and “The Social Network,” and after it took Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing, its chances looked good.
3. But then the King’s Speech took over and won Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Picture in succession to go home the big winner. I liked this movie a lot but “Social Network” is such a current film. Also, while Tom Hooper did a fine job directing, other directors could have done an equally good job, while Fincher’s film was entirely his own. Speaking of Tom Hooper, does he look like a young James Cameron or what?
4. Kirk Douglas is the new master of creating suspense, whether he’s aware of it or not.
5. Melissa Leo – Worst Acceptance Speech Ever. She seemed so fake and into herself, and dropping the unnecessary F Bomb was just in poor taste. She is a talented actor and deserved to win that award, but her speech was incredibly off-putting.
6. Randy Newman improved his percentage this year and is now 2/20. The song he won for is lame but he had a fun speech. Other highlight speeches – Christian Bale, David Seidler, and Aaron Sorkin.
7. When did Jennifer Lawrence become the hottest woman on the planet? That’s the future Mrs. Jake Ziegler right there.
8. “Alice in Wonderland” won more Oscars than Best Picture nominees “127 Hours,” “True Grit,” “Black Swan,” “Winter’s Bone,” and “The Kids Are All Right” combined. I truly believe “Alice” is one of the worst films to ever win an Academy Award in any category.
9. James Franco looked positively stoned all night long, which led to some hilarious moments like “Congratulations nerds!” Also his take on “Winter’s Bone,” “Rabbit Hole,” and “How to Train Your Dragon” cracked me up.
10. In fact, almost everyone looked stoned or otherwise “not there.” It was an extremely awkward and difficult show to sit through. Whoever directed this thing needs to not be invited back next year.×120.jpg

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Celine Dion in Florida Hospital Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:30:40 +0000 Hopefully everything is alright. Too Fab reports that “Celine Dion has been hospitalized in Floria to prevent early delivery of her twins.

“St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach says the singer has been admitted ‘for observation at the recommendation of her doctors. She has been admitted to prevent the early delivery of her babies, which is the standard of care for any patient with twin pregnancy in this clinical setting’.”×120.jpg

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Is Justin Bieber Under Investigation? Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:00:48 +0000 I bet he did it. E! Online reports that “Belieber it or not, Justin Bieber’s name is being thrown around the web today regarding something a little more scandalous than chipped nail polish: Laser tag.

“It seems like an innocent enough way to pass the time (not to mention totally age appropriate!), but according to several Canadian reports, the popster was booted from a British Columbia tag joint after a 12-year-old claimed Bieber hit him while playing the game.”×120.jpg

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Colin Farrell and Girlfriend Alicja Bachleda Split Up Mon, 25 Oct 2010 17:30:58 +0000 I guess it was too good to be true. PEOPLE reports that “Colin Farrell quietly split from his actress girlfriend Alicja Bachleda several months ago, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

“The two are parents to a son Henry Tadeusz Farrel, who was born last year. Farrell is also dad to 7-year-old son, James, with model Kim Bordenave.”×120.jpg

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Michael Douglas’s Rep Says He’s Recovering Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:30:55 +0000 This is certainly good news. Extra reports that “Actor Michael Douglas is only recovering from a tough course of radiation and chemotherapy for his throat cancer, his rep said, flatly dismissing rumors that Douglas changed his will and is saying goodbye to loved ones.

“The ‘Wall Street’ actor’s longtime publicist, Allen Burry, told, ‘Michael hasn’t changed his will recently, and he isn’t contemplating changing it’.”×120.jpg

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Alicia Keys Welcomes Baby Boy to the World Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:00:33 +0000 I’m not going to make a lame joke like the folks at PEOPLE did. They report that “These days, Alicia Keys is in a motherhood state of mind.

“The singer and her husband, Swizz ‘Kaseem Dean’ Beatz, ‘joyfully welcomed their first child,’ son Egypt Daoud Dean, on Oct. 14 in New York City, reps for the couple confirm in a statement to PEOPLE.”×120.jpg

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Neil Patrick Harris Becomes a Dad! Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:30:23 +0000 Hey all you fascists, take this – E! Online reports that “The stork has made an extra special delivery to Neil Patrick Harris.

“The How I Met Your Mother star, along with partner David Burtka, is officially three days into fatherhood, as Harris announced that their twins, a boy and a girl, were born via surrogate this week.

“‘Babies!!’ the proud papa tweeted this afternoon. ‘On 10/12, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace entered the Burtka-Harris fold’.”×120.jpg

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Sarah Palin Doesn’t Like to Share Credit Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:47:00 +0000 Now this is a truly shocking story. Of course most celebrities don’t write their own books. The Huffington Post reports that “Lynn Vincent — who, again, was, shall we say, extremely instrumental in the writing of [Sarah Palin's] Going Rogue — didn’t even get that. Her name’s most definitely not on the book’s cover — and on the book’s copyright page (which you can view right here) it says nothing but “Copyright, 2009, Sarah Palin’.”×120.jpg

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Shannen Doherty Lays Down Some Smack Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:42:55 +0000 Cat fight! PEOPLE reports that “Shannen Doherty is considered an iconic Hollywood ‘bad girl’ of the nineties. But compared to party girls of today, like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, the Beverly Hills, 90210 actress considers herself and her former antics relatively tame.

“‘I never did a sex tape,’ Doherty, 39, tells Parade. ‘I never didn’t wear panties and flash a camera … When I made a mistake, I would admit to it. These girls don’t seem to see their own mistakes, much less learn from them’.”×120.jpg

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Adrien Brody Fights Release of “Giallo” Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:31:12 +0000 It’s too bad he never lived up to the promise he showed when he won the Best Actor Oscar for “the Pianist.” E! Online reports that “Adrien Brody wants his damn money. And he doesn’t want you to see this movie.

“The Oscar winner has filed a $2 million federal lawsuit in L.A. claiming the makers of the thriller Giallo haven’t paid him a cent and are releasing the movie in the United States without his permission.”×120.jpg

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