• Editor
    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....

  • General
    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...

  • Article
    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...

  • Community
    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...

  • Award Profile
    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...

  • Article
    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”)....

  • Television
    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....

  • News
    Jason Bateman, Goldie Hawn, and more join the cast of ‘This Is Where I Leave You’!

    As I’ve mentioned once or twice in the past, Jonathan Tropper is one of my favorite authors working today, and his book ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ is a modern classic in my eyes. Now, with the film adaptation of the novel moving forward, I’m starting to see a cast that...

  • General
    ‘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...

  • News
    Haneke’s Palme d’Or winning ‘Amour’ will open December 19th!

    This year’s winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival may not have been an unexpected one, but by almost all accounts Michael Haneke’s new film ‘Amour’ is a truly deserving one. Those of you who are like me are anxious to take a look at it and assess its...

  • News
    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...

  • Trailer/Clips
    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”...

  • Award Profile
    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...

  • News
    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’...

  • Television
    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...

  • News
    Venice Film Festival may screen ‘The Master’ and ‘To The Wonder’

    Now that the Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, we can now turn our attention to the more Oscar centric festivals that we’ll be seeing in the coming months (mainly the fall). First up is the Venice Film Festival, and the new artistic director of the fest is looking to...

  • Images
    New Images from ‘Les Miserables’

    The adaptation of musical sensation Les Miserables is set to hit screens on December 14 but Tom Hooper and Co. have decided to whet our appetites with some high quality images from the film.  While many are nervous about how the epic musical will fare on screen,  the images released via USA Today give...

  • News
    Andrew Dominik to make his long Marilyn Monroe biopic

    Before Andrew Dominik committed to make ‘Killing Them Softly’ (then called ‘Coogan’s Trade’) his next film, he was eyeing a Marilyn Monroe biopic called ‘Blonde’. According to The Playlist here, Dominik is planning on making that adaptation of the Joyce Carroll Oates novel now if all comes together properly. Originally supposed to...

  • Article
    Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (5/29/2012)

    This week, there’s a decent enough crop of films available on Blu-Ray and DVD for your viewing pleasure. I wouldn’t call it an especially good slate, but that’s more because of a few popular flicks didn’t affect me like they did for others (especially in one case to be seen shortly). There’s...

  • News
    J.J. Abrams has another mystery project in development

    So far, I’ve been a big fan of the “secret” projects that J.J. Abrams seems to come up with every few years. Both ‘Cloverfield’ and ‘Super 8′ challenged for Top Ten spots in their respective years, and now word comes that Abrams has another film of that ilk up his sleeve. Variety...

  • General
    I’M BACK….

    Though it has taken many false starts and much concentration to sit down at the computer again and begin writing, I am back at it in earnest. I need to extend a huge thank you to Clayton Davis and all the writers here for their understanding and support over the last ten...

  • Article
    Cannes 2012 Post Mortem

    With Amour taking the Palme d’Or yesterday, another Cannes FIlm Festival was put to rest. As the dust settles, it’s now a little clearer how this year’s Cannes will factor into the Oscar race. While there doesn’t appear to be three Best Picture films in this lineup, there are several highly regarded...

  • News
    ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ sets a limited release record at the Box Office!

    While I was pretty mixed on Wes Anderson’s new film ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (seen in my review here), it seems that both critics and audiences aren’t. The former has heaped some of the best reviews in a long time for an Anderson flick, and the box office has been record-breaking actually, according to...

  • Poster
    Trailer and Poster for Cannes Standout, ‘Holy Motors’

    Leos Carax’s new film, Holy Motors, was a big hit at the Cannes Film Festival. The film centers around Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant, longtime collaborator with Carax), a mysterious man of many personalities who jumps from one character to the next while being chauffeured around in a limousine. Edith Scob, Eva Mendes,...

  • Film Reviews
    Moonrise Kingdom (**½)

    Few filmmakers are as easily identifiable as Wes Anderson in terms of knowing their work when you see it. For some, he’s a constantly quirky delight, while for other’s his films are a struggle to sit through. I find myself usually somewhere in the middle, and that’s again where I find myself...