Molly McCaffrey

March 29, 2012 • WTF?! talk today at WKU

I'm giving a talk today at Western Kentucky University called "When Hairy Met Sally: Why the Schlub is as Good as it Gets for some Hollywood Beauties" as part of the WKU Potter College WTF?! series. (Wednesday Thursday Friday! Get your minds out of the gutter!) I'll be discussing how different Hollywood standards are for male and female actors as well as the social consequences of that difference. I'd love it if you are able to attend. The talk will start at 4:00 in McCormack Hall and should wrap up by 4:30 or so. Hope to see you there!


March 26, 2012 • The Hunger Games rules at the box office!

This weekend, the film adaptation of The Hunger Games made box office history by posting the biggest spring opening weekend ever AND the biggest midnight and weekend box office by a non-sequel. The film made $19 million at the midnight showing on March 23rd and $155 million over the weekend, the third biggest opening weekend ever—behind only two beloved franchises: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2 million) and The Dark Knight ($158.4 million). I adored the books by Suzanne Collins and the film by Gary Ross, and if you're interested, you can read my short review of the movie on my blog. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to catch this juggernaut soon, so you can join the conversation!


February 26, 2012 • The Oscars!

Even though we've recently learned from the LA Times that the Oscars are chosen mostly by white men, I still love the tradition of watching the Hollywood old timers pick their winners.

As usual, I'll be live tweeting both the pre-show (5 p.m. EST on E!) and the main event (7 p.m. EST on ABC) at @MollyMcCaffrey and @IWillNotDiet if you want to follow me on Twitter. I've also posted a ballot below, so you can play along.

I haven't seen every film I would have liked to have seen from last year, but since the film awards season ends tonight, I've put together my list of favorites so far:


1. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2. Beginners

3. Another Earth

4. Young Adult

5. Win Win

6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

7. Moneyball

8. The Descendants

9. Super 8

10. Bridesmaids

For the whole list (best, worst, etc.), visit my Facebook note

oscar ballot


January 15, 2012 • Getting my Globe on

Tonight is the Golden Globes, one of my two favorite nights of the year. (The other is the Oscars, but the Globes are usually much more entertaining and surprising because of all the drinking the celebs do during the show.) I'll be live tweeting both the pre-show (at 6 p.m. EST on E!) and the main event (at 8 p.m. EST on NBC) at @MollyMcCaffrey and @IWillNotDiet if you want to follow me on Twitter. (Yes, through the magic of the internet, I can do two things at once.) I've also posted a ballot below if you want to play along. Be sure to tell me how you fared on Twitter or Facebook.

 2012 golden globe ballot


December 31, 2011 • Happy New Year!

I've posted the "non-resolutions" of dozens of writers, friends, and family members on I Will Not Diet, my blog devoted to healthy living and body acceptance. I did this so we can all focus on what we did right last year rather than what we to change about ourselves next year. I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful new year.