Weekend Openings (June 29-July 1)

Looks like this weekend will go down in the books as one of pleasant surprises, both financially and quality-wise.  Whether that will translate into Oscar nominations may happen for at least one of them… Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum take us into the world of male strippers in Magic Mike, about a seasoned dancer who […]

Ted (***)

One of the most different “bromance” movies in recent memory, ‘Ted’ is the story of the love between a boy and his teddy bear. Of course, the bear is one that’s magically brought to life and they grow up into vulgar stoners. Seth MacFarlane’s first foray into films is more or less ‘Family Guy: The […]

Academy Invites 176 New Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) already has a membership of more than 6,000 men and women working in the film industry in its membership. Well today invitations went out to 176 new candidates to join the party. Those who accept will be eligible to vote in this year’s Oscars. There are too many […]

‘People Like Us’ Press Day Roundtables

As you all probably know, Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut (former screenwriter of ‘Transformers’ and ‘Star Trek’) People Like Us is hitting theaters this weekend. Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the press junket for People Like Us, where I participated in four separate roundtables featuring some of the film’s cast […]


Read the Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 85th Academy Awards. The most significant changes affect the Music, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Visual Effects categories. In the Music (Original Song) category, the Executive Committee may recommend that […]