The Costume Designers Guild Honors Elvis and others

Here are the picks of the Costume Designers Guild for the best costume design of 2022!

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film
“Avatar: The Way of Water” – Deborah L. Scott
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Ruth E. Carter
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”- Shirley Kurata
“Hocus Pocus 2” – Salvador Perez
“Thor: Love and Thunder” – Mayes C. Rubeo

Excellence in Contemporary Film
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” – Jenny Eagan
“Nope” – Alex Bovaird
“Tár” – Bina Daigeler
“Top Gun: Maverick” – Marlene Stewart
“Women Talking” – Quita Alfred

Excellence in Period Film
“Babylon” – Mary Zophres
“Don’t Worry Darling” – Arianne Phillips
“Elvis” – Catherine Martin
“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” – Jenny Beavan
“The Woman King” – Gersha Phillips

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
“House of the Dragon: The Heirs of the Dragon” – Jany Temime
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: A Shadow of the Past” – Kate Hawley
“Westworld: Generation Loss” – Debra Beebe
“What We Do in the Shadows: The Wedding” – Laura Montgomery
“The Witcher: Blood Origin: Of Mages, Malice, and Monstrous Mayhem” – Lucinda Wright

Excellence in Contemporary Television
“Emily in Paris: What’s it All About…” – Marylin Fitoussi
“Euphoria: Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door” – Heidi Bivens
“Hacks: The Captain’s Wife” – Kathleen Felix-Hager
“Wednesday: Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe” – Colleen Atwood & Mark Sutherland
“The White Lotus: In the Sandbox” – Alex Bovaird

Excellence in Period Television
“Bridgerton: The Choice” – Sophie Canale
“The Crown: Ipatiev House” – Amy Roberts
“The Gilded Age: Let the Tournament Begin” – Kasia Walicka-Maimone
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Maisel vs. Lennon: The Cut Contest” – Donna Zakowska
“Pam & Tommy: I Love You, Tommy” – Kameron Lennox

Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television
“Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” – Marina Toybina
“Dancing with the Stars: Halloween Night” – Daniela Gschwendtner & Steven Norman Lee
“Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls: Girl Run That Sh*t Back” – Carrie Cramer & Jason Rembert
“RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race: RuPaul-A-Palooza!” – Tony Iniguez
“Saturday Night Live: Miles Teller/Kendrick Lamar” – Tom Broecker, Ashley Dudek & Cristina Natividad

Excellence in Short Form Design
Disney+ Has All the GOATs (Commercial) – Melissa DesRosiers
McDonald’s: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Commercial) – Sarah Kinsumba
Nike: Father Time (Commercial) – Shawna Trpcic (For Jason Momoa)
Not Today Flu feat. Jason Alexander (Commercial) – Dawn Ritz
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” (Music Video) – Natasha Newman-Thomas

Here Are The 2022 Golden Reel Winners

The Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best in 2022 Sound Editing, were handed out on Monday by the Motion Pictures Sound Editors.  Top Gun: Maverick may not be picking up the Best Picture Oscar but I bet it’s got Best Sound in the bag.

Here are the Golden Reel winners:

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Effects / Foley
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Jurassic World: Dominion
Top Gun: Maverick

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Dialogue / ADR
The Banshees of Inisherin
The Batman
Empire of Light
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Top Gun: Maverick

Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Feature Motion Picture
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation
DC League of Super-Pets
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Documentary
Good Night Oppy
Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues
Moonage Daydream
The Territory

Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Documentary
Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues
Moonage Daydream
My Life as a Rolling Stone: Mick Jagger
The Way Down: Revelations

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Foreign Language Feature
All Quiet on the Western Front
Argentina, 1985
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
The Quiet Girl
Triangle of Sadness

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Animation
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous – “The Last Stand”
Love, Death & Robots – “In Vaulted Halls Entombed”
Tales of The Jedi – “The Sith Lord”
Transformers: Earthspark – “Age of Evolution”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-theatrical Feature
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Women of the Movement

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-theatrical Animation
The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous – “Hidden Adventure”
Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-theatrical Documentary
Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Gloves Are Off
George Carlin’s American Dream
Lucy and Desi
Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me
Tony Hawk – Until The Wheels Fall Off
Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99: Kerosene, Match. Boom!

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Long Form Effects / Foley
Andor – “Reckoning”
Better Call Saul – “Carrot and Stick”
Gaslit – “Year of the Rat”
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – “Udûn”
Stranger Things: Chapter Seven – “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Long Form Dialogue / ADR
Better Call Saul – “Saul Gone”
The Crown – “Gunpowder”
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – “Udûn”
Severance – “The We We Are”
Stranger Things: Chapter Seven – “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab”

Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Broadcast Long Form
The L Word: Generation Q – “Questions for the Universe”
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: “Alloyed”
Severance – “The We We Are”
Stranger Things: Chapter Nine – “The Piggyback”
Wednesday – “A Murder of Woes”
The White Lotus – “Bull Elephants”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Short Form
Barry – “710N”
The Bear – “Review”
Only Murders in the Building – “Framed”
She Hulk – “Ribbit and Rip It”
Wild Babies – “Big Families”

Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Broadcast Short Form
Love, Death & Robots – “Night of the Mini Dead
Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin – “Torschlusspanik”
Russian Doll – “Matryoshka”
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law – “Is This Not Real Magic?”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Game Effects / Foley
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
God of War Ragnarök
Horizon Forbidden West

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Game Dialogue / ADR
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
God of War Ragnarök
Horizon Forbidden West

Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Game Music
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
God of War Ragnarök
Horizon Forbidden West

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Student Film (Verna Fields Award)
Entertain Me
Key of See
Spring Roll Dream
This is Your Captain Speaking

Retro Television Reviews: Fantasy Island 2.11 “Carnival/The Vaudevillians”

Welcome to Retro Television Reviews, a feature where we review some of our favorite and least favorite shows of the past!  On Tuesdays, I will be reviewing the original Fantasy Island, which ran on ABC from 1977 to 1986.  The entire show is currently streaming on Tubi!

Smiles everyone!  Smiles!

Episode 2.11 “Carnival/The Vaudevillians”

(Dir by Georg Stanford Brown, Originally aired on December 2nd, 1978)

Tattoo has come up with a new way to become a millionaire!  He’s invented a sleeping bag that he claims can hold two people.  Mr. Roarke is a bit skeptical that the small roll of material that Tattoo is holding could possibly be big enough to hold two people.  Tattoo tells him that all he has to do is remove a key and the material will inflate.  Roarke removes the key and several feathers explode into the air.  Tattoo shrugs and says that he obviously has to get back to the drawing board.

“Inventor indeed,” Mr. Roarke says, in a tone that suggests that the only he reason he’s not physically killing Tattoo is because it’s time for them to greet their guests.

(Why is Tattoo always trying to make extra money?  Does Fantasy Island not pay well?)

This week, the fantasies are all about reliving the past.  Charlie Parks (Phil Silvers) and Will Fields (Phil Harris) used to be stars on Vaudeville but, like so many of the old time entertainers, they’ve now found themselves forgotten.  Charlie’s even been put in a nursing home.  Still, he manages to make the trip to Fantasy Island, where his fantasy is to be reunited with Will so that they can try to bring Vaudeville back to life.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work.  Tattoo loves their corny old jokes but when they perform for a larger audience, they only get a few pity chuckles.  Dejected, Charlie plans to return to his retirement home when he and Will are approached by a man who claims that he works for the city of Baltimore.  (Oh no!  Run!)  The man explains that he wants to hire Charlie and Will to perform at nursing homes, where their old-fashioned routines will enliven the golden years of people who don’t like loud music and R-rated movies.  Charlie and Will agree.  Yay!

Meanwhile, Dorothy Weller (Carol Lynley) is a woman who has spent the past few months in a coma.  Now, she’s not sure if the man she thought she loved really existed or if he was just someone she dreamed up while she was in the hospital.  Mr. Roarke arranges for her to travel to a recreation of the same Mexican town where she met the mystery man.  She finds her former lover, Tom Parnell (Stuart Whitman), on the beach.  Tom explains that he is real and he is in love with her.  He’s also a spy and there’s an international assassin (an appropriately sinister Luke Askew) after him!

This episode was kind of a mixed bag.  The Vaudeville fantasy featured charming performances from Phil Silvers and Phil Harris but their jokes were never quite as funny as Tattoo seemed to think that they were.  The spy fantasy was not helped by the casting of the reliably dull Stuart Whitman but the story itself was intriguing and Carol Lynley gave a believable and emotional performance as Dorothy.  The end result was a thoroughly pleasant but not altogether memorable trip to Fantasy Island.  But really, when it comes to Fantasy Island, hasn’t the appeal always been just how pleasant everything is?

Well, except for the relationship between Tattoo and Mr. Roarke, of course.  I still suspect Tattoo is secretly plotting to kill Mr. Roarke and take over the island.  Who knows?  Maybe that’ll be a future episode.  We’ll find out soon!

Music Video of the Day: Wings by Jonas Brothers (2023, dir by ????)

Well, someone’s having fun as February comes to an end.  Personally, I can’t wait for March!  The year really doesn’t start for me until after the Oscars finally bring the previous year to the end.  Once the winner for 2022’s best picture is announced on March 12th, it’ll finally feel like 2023 to me and it will be time to celebrate.

For now, enjoy!

Retro Television Reviews: Hang Time 3.23 “Twister” and 3.24 “Goodnight, Vince”

Welcome to Retro Television Reviews, a feature where we review some of our favorite and least favorite shows of the past!  On Mondays, I will be reviewing Hang Time, which ran on NBC from 1995 to 2000.  The entire show is currently streaming on YouTube!

Please, oh please, let the whole basketball camp thing be over with….

Episode 3.23 “Twister”

(Dir by Patrick Maloney, originally aired on November 29th, 1997)

At Coach Fuller’s basketball camp….


Anyway, the episode opens with Fuller telling his counselor that the camp is nearly finished — YAY! — and that he’s going to be leaving the counselors in charge of the kids while he goes to the airport to pick up a special guest.  However, the counselors have won tickets to a concert.  They decide to violate Coach Fuller’s number one rule by taking the campers to the pizza parlor and leaving them there while the counselors take turns going to the concert.  Coach will never find out, right?

Speaking of stupidity, Fuller also gives Mary Beth a priceless antique quarter to keep safe.  The quarter is worth $50,000.  Of course, Vince uses the quarter to get a Coke.  So, while the other counselors abandon the kids in a strange pizza parlor, Mary Beth and Vince try to get the quarter out of a vending machine.

Now, you’re probably already guessing that Fuller comes back early.  Accompanied by someone who I assume what a member of the WNBA, Fuller stops off at the pizza place.  Kristy and Teddy see him pulling up and, in a panic, they rush the kids out through the back door and head back to camp.  Unfortunately, a tornado also happens to show up and….


No, actually, everyone survives.  But, at the same time, they learn a valuable lesson about not allowing themselves to be conned into working as camp counselors by their high school basketball coach.  And hopefully, their coach learned a lesson about giving too much authority to a bunch of teenagers who, over the course of 50 episodes, have repeatedly screwed up even the simplest of tasks.

The good thing is that the tornado pretty much destroys the camp so I guess that’s over with now.

Episode 3.24 “Goodnight, Vince”

(Dir by Patrick Maloney, originally aired on November 29th, 1997)

Yay!  We’re back at Deering High!  Once again, the team just needs to win one more game to go the state championships but Vince has missed his last few free throws and is suffering from a crisis of confidence.  Will he recover?  Of course, he does.  He takes a nap and has a dream where he sees the future and is reminded that losing one game is not the end of the world.  Actually, that’s not a bad message at all.  After all the nonsense with the ski lodge and the basketball camp, it’s nice to see a simple episode of Hang Time that actually has something decent to say.

That said, this is a bit of an odd episode in that Julie and Michael do not appear to be dating (indeed, Michael talks about how he can’t wait to hit on the college girls at the state championship).  For that matter, Mary Beth is not at all concerned that Vince is having a meltdown and she and Kristy are back to acting like ditzes.  My guess is that this episode was probably written and filmed at the start of the season, before the writers decided to turn Julie & Michael and Vince & Mary Beth into couples.  It’s not quite as bad as that season of One World where Cray’s age (and height) changed from episode-to-episode but it’s still a bit jarring for those of us who have been paying attention.

But, in the end, continuity be damned.  The Tornadoes are going to the state championship!

Monday Live Tweet Alert: Join Us For Decoy and Hard Times!

As some of our regular readers undoubtedly know, I am involved in hosting a few weekly live tweets on twitter.  I host #FridayNightFlix every Friday, I co-host #ScarySocial on Saturday, and I am one of the five hosts of #MondayActionMovie!  Every week, we get together.  We watch a movie.  We tweet our way through it.


Tonight, for #MondayActionMovie, the film will be 1995’s Decoy!  Selected and hosted by RevMagdalen, this movie features not only Peter Weller but also Robert Patrick!  So, you know it has to be good!


Following #MondayActionMovie, Brad and Sierra will be hosting the #MondayMuggers live tweet.  We will be watching 1975’s Hard Times, starring James Coburn and Charles Bronson!  

It should make for a night of fun viewing and I invite all of you to join in.  If you want to join the live tweets, just hop onto twitter, start Decoy at 8 pm et, and use the #MondayActionMovie hashtag!  Then, at 10 pm et, start Hard Times , and use the #MondayMuggers hashtag!  The live tweet community is a friendly group and welcoming of newcomers so don’t be shy.   


Music Video of the Day: Crystal Ball by Verdena (2023, dir by Roberto Cinardi)

I like this video, mostly because I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the weirdness of cults lately.  This video has the feel of some extremely disturbing video that you might come across in a compound that had just been raided by the ATF.


Lisa Marie’s Week In Review: 2/20/23 — 2/26/23

This week was dominated by Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday.  I read very little.  I watched very little.  On the plus side, I spent a lot of time with my family and I’m rested and ready to make up for it all next week!

Films I Watched:

  1. Code of Silence (1985)
  2. Goodbye Mommy (2022)
  3. It’s Alive (1969)
  4. Linda (1973)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Abbott Elementary
  2. Animal Control
  3. The Brady Bunch Hour
  4. California Dreams
  5. City Guys
  6. Fantasy Island
  7. Law & Order
  8. The Love Boat
  9. Night Court
  10. The SAG Awards

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Amanda Mair
  3. Big Data
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Christina Aguilera
  6. Chromatics
  7. Fitz & The Tantrums
  8. Jessie Ware
  9. Madness
  10. Mr. Rain
  11. Muse
  12. Night Demon
  13. Rosa Chemical
  14. Saint Motel
  15. Taylor Swift
  16. Tyler Rich
  17. Upsahl
  18. Wednesday

Live Tweets:

  1. Code of Silence
  2. Goodnight, Mommy

Awards Season:

  1. SAG Awards
  2. Latino Entertainment Journalists Association
  3. Hollywood Critics Association
  4. Minnesota Film Critics Association
  5. NAACP Image Awards
  6. Producers Guild Awards

News From Last Week:

  1. Dellamorte Dellamore’s Francois Hadji-Lazaro Dies at 66
  2. Screenwriter Maurizio Costanzo Dies 
  3. Producer Walter Mirisch Dies at 101
  4. Actor Gordon Pinsent Dies at 92
  5. Cocaine Bear Overperforms At Box Office.  Ant-Man does not.
  6. Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To 16 Years

Links From Last Week:

  1. The Beauty Of Beverly Hills! From Sunrise To Wildlife, A 90210 Staycation!
  2. Tater’s Week in Review 2/25/23

Links From The Site:

  1. Leonard reviewew Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania 
  2. I shared my week in television!
  3. I reviewed Hang Time, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, City Guys, The Brady Bunch Hour, California Dreams, and Linda!
  4. I shared music videos from Amanda Mair, Jessie Ware, Mr. Rain, Night Demon, Rosa Chemical, Tyler Rich, and Wednesday!
  5. Erin shared The Columbian, New Orleans Lady, Lent, Amazing Stories, New Detective, Poison Ivy, and True!

More From Us:

  1. At her photography site, Erin shared Ice, Alley, Alley 2, Alley 3, Alley 4, Corner, and A Place to Hide!
  2. At my music site, I shared songs from Fitz and the Tantrums, UPSAHL, Chromatics, Sophie B. Hawkins, Madness, Pierre Kwenders, and Saint Motel!

Want to see what I did last week?  Click here!