Tom Hanks to Present at 84th Academy Awards®

Read the Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – Two-time Academy Award®-winning actor Tom Hanks will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today. Hanks, who is a governor of the Academy, won consecutive Oscars® in 1993 and 1994 for his lead performances in “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.”  […]

Tate Taylor to Receive 2012 WGAW Paul Selvin Award

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES – Screenwriter-director Tate Taylor has been named recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2012 Paul Selvin Award for his adapted screenplay for the civil rights-era drama The Help. The Guild’s Selvin Award recognizes written work which embodies the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties. Filmmaker Taylor will be […]

The Grey (***½)

Incredibly bleak but undeniably powerful, ‘The Grey’ is a tough picture to sit through, but a rewarding one, especially in terms of Liam Neeson’s terrific lead performance. There was talk a few months ago of giving the film a quick qualifying run in December to have Neeson eligible for Oscar consideration (and the plan now […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 01/29)

Not much happened last week, just a small announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences – perhaps you’ve heard of them? – on their nominees for the best film achievements of the year.  Clayton Davis gave us his own take on the news, Joey Magidson played his annual “Alternative” Oscars game, and […]