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Hollywood producer’s Twitter feed highlights sexism in scripts

by Comic Saenz February 11, 2016 Cultura
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Film producer Ross Putman’s new Twitter feed @FemScriptIntros shares the lines from film scripts where female characters are introduced. To protect the innocent(?), Putman has changed all their names to JANE. The excerpts speak volumes about how “The Industry” thinks about women. Unlike all the women, it’s not a pretty picture. Here is his Twitter […]

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What they complaining about? Of course the Oscars are diverse! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 2, 2016 Cartoons
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[Republished with special permission of our amigos at EastLA.com, which is launching soon!]

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Rednecks With Attitude: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan January 22, 2016 Cultura
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Would the nominees at the OSCARs be any different if Academy voters had seen this cowboy version of Straight Outta Compton when it came out in 2009? How about Donald Trump’s B.E.T Awards? [Totally NSFW adult lyrics, F-bombs, N-word, etc.] (Video by CowboyGangstaRap.)

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Laugh, cry, dance, sing: ‘La Cucaracha’ 1935 OSCAR winner (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 8, 2015 Cultura
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La Cucaracha, a musical short, won an OSCAR in 1935. Here’s the plot, according to IMDB:

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Alejandro González Iñárritu: ‘No human being is illegal’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 10, 2015 Cultura
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OSCAR winner Alejandro González Iñárritu spoke to an audience at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Sunday night. No human being, he told them, is illegal. Here’s the transcript:

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Even more trouble for Sean Penn – at Sean Penn’s house (photo)

by CINDY PAPELES February 26, 2015 El Now

[Photo courtesy the robots at Add Letters.]

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BREAKING: Sean Penn set for Cesar Chavez keynote speech

by Lalo Alcaraz February 25, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MALIBU) Sean Penn will deliver the keynote address at the City of San Jose’s annual Cesar Chavez Day celebration March 31, friends of the actor say. The ceremony honors the late Mexican-American icon and civil rights leader on his birthday. Penn told dinner companions here Tuesday night that he plans to open the speech at the […]

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Sean Penn learns a lesson he won’t soon forget (toon)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 24, 2015 Cartoons
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Image mashup from here and here.

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To dream the impossible dream (photo)

by EresNerd March 3, 2014 Cultura
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Oscar-winning documentary ‘Inocente’ (complete video)

by DJANGO CHUTNEY February 24, 2013 Cultura
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Inocente got an Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 2013 Academy Awards Sunday evening.

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POCHO Oscars Video: Mel Brooks talks back to the screen in ‘The Critic’

by Verdana Bold February 27, 2012 Cultura
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At Oscar time, everyone’s a critic, especially that annoying old guy in the movie theater who is talking back to the screen. Writer/actor/director/producer Mel Brooks won an Oscar for the animated short The Critic in 1963.

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La Cucaracha Oscars Comics Toonfest!

by Lalo Alcaraz February 26, 2012 Cartoons
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Everyone’s a critic…

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