Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise
Screenplay by Eric Roth, from the Novel by Winston Groom
Forrest Gump is probably not the worst film to ever win Best Picture. After all, it’s hard to be the worst when films like Cavalcade, Gigi and Around the World In 80 Days all took the top prize. But just because it’s not the worst, it’s victory might just be the most egregiously wrong in Academy history.
After all, to get the crown, Gump had to overcome two other classic movies – Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption – but even taking those two out of the equation, it’s still not nearly as good as the two other movies left in the race, Quiz Show and Four Weddings and a Funeral. Quite simply, Forrest Gump might not be the worst to win Best Picture, but it’s easily one of the creakiest. Continue reading
Last week, as a bit of a Spring Break trip, my family and I hopped on down to Nashville to see the U.S. national team play Paraguay – that was in soccer , for those unfamiliar. While the outcome of the game was a bit of a bummer – Paraguay caught a lucky goal and then parked the bus in front of the net the rest of the game, leading to an otherwise dreary 1-0 score line – it actually was pretty well-played by the U.S., except for a decided lack of finishing.
Along the way we stopped for some great food at Neely’s Bar-B-Que – I say it was great because, well, I’m not normally a rib person, and I thought the ribs were marvelous. I also figured, whilst we were in Nashville seeing some other sights, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to visit a couple local landmarks that made memorable appearances in Hollywood over the years. Continue reading