Ines Sainz, a sports reporter with Mexico’s TV Azteca, is making the media rounds Stateside this week in the wake of a brewing controversy over some inappropriate comments she says she received while conducting interviews in the New York Jets locker room last Saturday afternoon.Sainz, who represented Mexico in the Miss Universe Contest once upon [...] Continue reading Ines Sainz — Sports Reporter Harassed In Jets’ Locker Room — Makes Media Rounds
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Kathryn Bigelow, the only woman to win an Oscar for direction, hopes her film “The Hurt Locker” – on a US bomb disposal squad in Iraq – will make Indian audiences “understand that soldiers are acting as nation builders and peacemakers”.
“I am expecting that the Indian audience will appreciate our work too. I want them [...] Continue reading I hope Indians appreciate ‘Hurt Locker’: Kathryn Bigelow
Film: “The Hurt Locker”; Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty; Director: Kathryn Bigelow; Rating: ***
Let’s begin with the obvious. “The Hurt Locker” (THL) is a decent, racy thriller with a steady, engrossing pace and camera work reminiscent of the “Bourne” series. The film’s fault, however, is that it was handpicked and overhyped.
At the face [...] Continue reading ‘The Hurt Locker’ – overhyped and dangerous
It was the first Iraq war movie to really break through, and now “The Hurt Locker” has won six Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, marking the first time an Oscar for directing has gone to a woman. The movie opens with a quote from Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges.
“The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” Hedges wrote that line in his book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.”
The film is surprisingly apolitical, given its subject matter. It was written and co-produced by Mark Boal, a journalist who won an Oscar for his screenplay.
The winning director, Kathryn Bigelow, was only the fourth woman ever nominated in that category. She beat out, among others, Lee Daniels, who would have been the first African-American to take home the best-director statuette.
At last. The road to Oscar brought the spotlight to Hollywood and Highland's Kodak Theatre. And, it was 'The Hurt Locker' that overcame the mammoth 'Avatar' with six awards, including Best Picture and a historic win for Kathryn Bigelow as Best Director.
Highlights of a rather staid affair included the overdue statues for Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock. As for the Na'vi? The James Cameron epic scores three prizes for technical achievement.