Oscar Circuit: “Right Category, Right Time”

Cannes is over.  We have a possible Best Picture contender in Michael Haneke’s Amour, which you can see added to the Oscar Tracker.  In the past month, trailers for big Oscar contenders have dropped like Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and even as late as yesterday with Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables.  Any talk circling […]

Emmys to combine Supporting and Lead Actors for TV Movies/Mini-Series in 2013

The TV mini-series/movie has given us but the respect for this form has dwindled, even in the minds of the TV Academy. Deadline is reporting that the TV Academy is planning combine the supporting actor/actress prizes with that of their lead counterparts. The new categories, to be presented in 2013, will be called Outstanding Actor in […]

My Night With Marilyn: Opening of the new “Marilyn Monroe” Exhibit at the Hollywood Museum

Some like it hot, some prefer blondes, but all adore the legend that is, and will forever be, Marilyn Monroe. In honor of her 86th birthday and the 50th anniversary of her untimely passing, the Hollywood Museum has decided to celebrate the world’s most treasured Hollywood icon by showcasing a brand new exhibit that features […]

Circuit 3: Morgan Freeman

On Friday, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will celebrate his 75th birthday. The veteran actor/narrator/producer/director was born June 1st, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, the youngest of four children. His family never stayed in one place long while he was growing up, moving frequently from Tennessee, to Mississippi, to Indiana, and Illinois. After serving as a mechanic in the […]

Awards Profile: Amour

Directed by: Michael Haneke Written by: Michael Haneke Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, William Shimell, Alexandre Tharaud Synopsis (Courtesy of IMDB): Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The […]

13th Annual Golden Trailer Awards – Who Will Win?

Today, eight to 15 judges from all around the business will decide the very best in trailers for the past year. Last year’s top prize (“Best in Show”) went to Mark Woollen and Associates for their incredible trailer for The Social Network (yeah, the one with the choral presentation of Radiohead’s “Creep”). The winners are […]

TV Review: Hemingway & Gellhorn (**½)

“Why should I be a footnote to someone else’s life” — Martha Gellhorn. Thanks to Nicole Kidman’s headstrong, passionate, and balls-to-the-wall performance as famed war correspondent, Martha Gellhorn — more recognized in history as the third wife of Ernest Hemingway — I doubt Gellhorn will ever be regarded as a footnote again. The title of […]

‘Game of Thrones’ star Richard Madden to be in for ‘Long Nights’

Richard Madden is currently trying to become King of the North on HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones, but later this year he’ll be tackling a modern character with decidedly different priorities. Variety is reporting that the Scottish actor is in talks to headline the erotic drama Long Nights Short Mornings. The story will follow a young man (Madden) […]

Award Winning Architects to design AMPAS Museum

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has long had plans to build a movie museum in Los Angeles. But as with any construction slated to happen in California, the plans were hit with several delays. However, things seem to be back on track to build the museum now and the Academy has […]

First Teaser Trailer for Tom Hooper’s ‘Les Misérables’

Hugh Jackman stars as Jean Valjean in Academy Award winning director Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) Les Misérables, based on the tale by Victor Hugo. The first teaser has dropped for the film, and while we just get to chew on the beautiful imagery – set to Anne Hathaway singing “I Dreamed a Dream” –  I feel […]

Awards Profile: ParaNorman

Directed by: Chris Butler and Sam Fell Written by: Chris Butler. Cast (Voices of): Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elaine Stritch, Tempestt Bledsoe, Hannah Noyes. Synopsis (Courtesy of Focus Features): The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with […]

Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor are reuniting on a new script

One of the things that I’d been rather curious about the past year or so in regards to Alexander Payne was why exactly he wasn’t still working with his writing partner Jim Taylor. On ‘The Descendants’ he co-wrote the film with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, while his in development projects ‘Nebraska’ and ‘Fork in […]

Character List for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Revealed!

If you’re starved for epic settings, intricate plotting, two faced characters or Peter Dinklage, then Game of Thrones is the show for you. With the excellent Blackwater episode that aired this past Sunday, Game of Thrones is more than proving that it’s one of the top television shows on air. Sunday is the finale of Season […]