My name is Michael and i'm hispanic (born in Germany but i've lived in Augusta most of my life). I'm American, Dominican by blood. I like to listen to music, like playing video games, LOVE movies (obviously) and just have fun. I'm a real quiet guy but once you get to know me, i'm a pretty cool guy. Favorite Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Ridley Scott, Quentin Tarantino, Sam Mendes, Steven Soderbergh, The Coen Bros., Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Tony Scott, Edward Zwick, Woody Allen, Kathryn Bigelow, Brian De Palma, Clint Eastwood, Gore Verbinski, Michael Mann, The Farrelly Bros., Wes Craven, Peter Weir, Ron Howard, James Cameron, Guy Ritchie, Joe Wright, Matthew Vaughn, Antoine Fuqua, Nicolas Winding Refn & David O. Russell. Favorite Movies (I have too many), i'll give you a few tastes: WALL-E, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Forrest Gump, District 9, Kick-Ass, Superbad, American Beauty, Magnolia, Inception, Casino, The Departed, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Exorcist, Halloween franchise, Jaws, Drive, The Social Network, Se7en, Fight Club, Nolan's Batman Trilogy, Spider-Man movies, Transformers movies, The Bourne movies, Underworld Franchise, Fast & Furious Franchise, Prometheus, Alien, Aliens, Predator, Moneyball, Sugar, The Sandlot, Scary Movie franchise, Scream franchise, American Pie movies, V For Vendetta, 8 Mile, Chronicle, Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Crimson Tide, Heat, Dumb & Dumber and MORE. Favorite Composers: Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Thomas Newman, Ennio Morricone, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, Michael Giachinno, Clint Mansell, Steve Jablonsky, Ramin Djawadi & Brian Tyler. Female Actress Crushes: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Elizabeth Banks, Scarlett Johansson, Marisa Tomei, Emma Stone, Anna Friel, Alison Brie, Kate Upton (ok not really an actress but she's been a couple movies already) Angelina Jolie, Olivia Wilde, Freida Pinto, Taraji P. Henson, Gemma Arterton, Eva Mendes, Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, Penelope Cruz, Meagan Good, Zulay Henao, Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Megan Fox, Marion Cotillard, Anna Kendrick, Halle Berry, Margot Robbie & Ali Cobrin. TV: MLB, MLB Network, Jackass, Beavis and Butt-Head, South Park, Homeland, The Newsroom, Parks & Recreation, Boardwalk Empire, Veep, Games of Thrones, New Girl, House of Cards, Community, Spartacus, The Office, SNL, Arrested Development, The Three Stooges, Tom and Jerry, HBO, Showtime, Starz and How To Make It In America. Can't list all my favorite actors, too many so yeah that's all I can give you.
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 20, 2021
Tom O'Neil started the topic Which Oscar-winning role do you really, really HATE … and why? in the forum Movies 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Personally, it really, really ticks me off that Goldie Hawn has an Oscar while Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton went to their graves as Oscar’s biggest losers.
Oh, cruel Hollywood!
Tom O'Neil started the topic What's the WORST Oscar-winning movie you've ever seen? in the forum Movies 8 months, 1 week ago
Who’s got the guts to go first?
Tom O'Neil started the topic What's your favorite film that has a real shot at an Oscar Best Pic nom? in the forum Movies 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Mine is “Chicago 7,” which knocked me out when I saw it and the memory of it still rattles me. Perhaps that’s because I grew up in that era. I’m so old today that I actually had draft card number during the late years of the Vietnam war when I was a college kid at Notre Dame. Sorkin’s film masterfully reflects all that social tension, distrust,…[Read more]
Tom O'Neil replied to the topic NEW DISCUSSION: What changes do you recommend at Gold Derby? in the forum What changes/improvements should Gold Derby make in the future? 9 months ago
I think we’ve fixed the problem with profile photos. Please try again and lemme know, OK? Sorry for this pesky inconvenience.
I’m gettinge a kick reading qanon, which is preferable to transparent msm.
I dont care if he’s Donald Duck. I’ll support a Nationalist over the Great Reset, Operation Lockstep and Agendas 21 and 30. No Thanks UN commies.
Yes, there were two times that the Oscars went to the dead guy: Heath Ledger and Peter Finch. Since Chadwick Boseman was so widely loved personally and admired professionally across Hollywood in recent years, it’s tempting to think that he’s invincible this year following his recent death from colon cancer.
I need your help to jog my memory. I’m…[Read more]
Just checking the films which we can select from on here for “Animated Feature” for the upcoming Oscars. I notice that one of the best animated films of 2020, The Wolf House, is not available on Goldderby.
Is it not eligible for the 2021 Oscars?
Tom O'Neil started the topic Who wants to be PAID to participate in Gold Derby Focus Groups? in the forum Movies 10 months, 3 weeks ago
We’re thinking of offering focus groups to film studios and the TV networks/streamers comprised of our smartest Derbyites. Are YOU interested in participating? If so, speak up below. I don’t know yet how much you’ll be paid because that will depend on what the clients want. Our participants REALLY need to know their awards stuff. The clients will…[Read more]
Tom O'Neil replied to the topic What questions do you have for the Ted Lasso gang? in the forum Television 10 months, 3 weeks ago
What a wonderful question, Backslide! I promise you that I shall ask him
Tom O'Neil started the topic What questions do you have for the Ted Lasso gang? in the forum Television 10 months, 3 weeks ago
We’re doing a fun Q&A with the “Ted Lasso” folks on Tuesday and I’d like to share with them any great questions, comments or observations you have. Please share them with me here.
Joining us will be Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham (she plays the hilariously bitchy boss Rebecca)
Brendan Hunt (He plays the assistant coach Beard)
Brett Goldstein…[Read more]
Tom O'Neil started the topic You MUST RSVP to watch Gold Derby's exciting new awards chat series in the forum Movies 11 months ago
Bookings are limited, so make your reservations now and we’ll send you an alert a few hours before each event begins.
Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. PT: 4 top TV cinematographers: “The Boys,” “The Queen’s Gambit,” Raised by Wolves” and “The Plot Against America”
Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.…[Read more]
Thanks for being civil. Not much use in debating those so deeply plugged in except for this one little bugaboo…freedom of speech.
And although i know how necessary it is to control information to control the narrative, I’m happy to see independent thought and facts.
Btw, I’m an equal opportunity critic.…[Read more]
Tom O'Neil started the topic Who loves 'Ted Lasso' and wants to join me interviewing Jason Sudeikis? in the forum Television 11 months, 3 weeks ago
When I do a webcam chat with Jason Sudeikis on Jan. 4, he wants me to include a few of you regular Derbyites piping in with questions/comments, too. He loves Gold Derby and would love for some of you to be part of our chat. If so, tell me a few things about yourself (serial killers need not apply) and what you think of the show. Or even some fun…[Read more]
Tom O'Neil replied to the topic NEW DISCUSSION: What changes do you recommend at Gold Derby? in the forum What changes/improvements should Gold Derby make in the future? 1 year ago
sorry for the long delay in response. Yes, all past predictions are preserved. Go the top of any experts’ page and use the drop-down menus. First, do a search for the award and year you’re looking for, then choose the drop-down option for “Experts.” Try starting…[Read more]
Tom O'Neil started the topic Joine our live chat today at 1:30 PM with Melissa Rivers and Tom O'Neil in the forum Movies 1 year ago
Melissa Rivers & Tom O’Neil to discuss: What did you think of those Pandemmies? Can the Oscars and Emmys survive Coronavirus? Or do you believe that the pandemic might even save Hollywood award shows thanks to technological changes they’ve been forced to make?
Join our live chat today at 1:30 p.m. PT and please share your questions and comments f…[Read more]
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